York Strand-Capitol: Paranormal investigators find ghosts in the theater

Tuesday night, I went on a paranormal investigation of York’s Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., with In The Midst of Ghosts Paranormal Consultants.

Before we tracked down ghosts, investigators Jan Klinedinst, Tom Shirey and Lexi Eckenrode told us they believe there are more than 10 spirits in the Strand. They’ve recorded some audio from a little girl ghost, as well as a man named Edwin.

Below is an audio clip from a previous investigation at the Strand where a child says “OK” after Jan asks her to sit down.


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FlipSide guide 10/30/14: Cirque du Soleil, Ghost Walk, Dance Party

By Thorne McFarlane, for FlipSide

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai shows at the Giant Center this weekend. Tickets range from $42.85 to $152.85. Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai shows at the Giant Center this weekend. Tickets range from $42.85 to $152.85. Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Special events

  • The Greater York Antique Show is scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. The two-day show assembles 85 antiques dealers, thousands of collectors, and experts. Visitors will be able to browse a wide range of inventory on display, and socialize with experts and like-minded attendees.
  • The 6th annual Fall Flash will be hosted on Nov. 1, at the Wrightsville Elementary School, 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville. The exhilarating 5K course provides a scenic view of the autumn-themed Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt. 462). Awards will be presented, and refreshments will be served after the run. [See online registration form for registration fees.]
  • Explore indigenous territory at the Native Lands & the Dritt Mansion Hike, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Shank’s Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville. The relatively easy-going hike will traverse an area that once belonged to a Susquehannock Indian village in the 1670’s. The hike includes a visit to the historic Dritt cemetery and mansion. A hot lunch will be served after the enlightening excursion. [$36 per person]
  • The Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus (HGMC) is hosting its Second Annual Halloween Dance Party, from 9 p.m. to midnight Nov. 1 in 704 N. Third Street, Harrisburg. The event celebrates Halloween, and supports the HGMC’s efforts to promote equality. A blue ribbon cash prize is awarded for the best costume of the evening. [$10]

Festivals and food

  • Enjoy a hands-on, chocolate-making experience at a Chocolate Lab class on Nov. 1, held in the Hershey Story, 63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. The classes feature interactive demonstrations and provide unique insight into the chocolate-making process. [See hersheystory.org for specific admission price listings.]

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‘The Walking Dead’ recap: ‘Dead’ set on character development

Photo courtesy AMC's "The Walking Dead" Facebook page.

Photo courtesy AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Facebook page.

One of the greatest qualities of “The Walking Dead” is how the show manages to turn the short appearance of a character into an avalanche of emotion – whether that be love or hatred.

In other shows, like in “Mad Men” and “Hell on Wheels,” both on AMC, minor characters given a few shows just don’t grab the attention of the crowd the way characters of similar stature do in “The Walking Dead” – for “Mad Men” fans, think of Lane Price’s lack of development.

I’ll save the spoilers for later, but think about how quick the fan base fell in love Glen, Daryl, Rick and Michonne or how within a few moments we were driven to seething hatred for the Governor and others.

“The Walking Dead’s” rabid fan base is like no other, that is without a doubt, but this passion isn’t just because of that. Creator Robert Kirkman, show runner Scott Gimple and effects coordinator Greg Nicotero all deserve praise for their work. No show – save maybe HBO’s “Game of Thrones” – has been able to do more with less time.

Now, since I can’t really wait anymore, let’s get to the episode. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Trick-or-treating in West York? Stop by Shelly Park for a photo!

Rhianna Gomez-Wilson,7, Tomas Gomez-Wilson, 5, of Dallastown Photo taken last year on Halloween. Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

Rhianna Gomez-Wilson,7, Tomas Gomez-Wilson, 5, of Dallastown Photo taken last year on Halloween. Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

Join FlipSide Editor Ashley May and York Daily Record photographers at Shelly Park in West York for a Halloween treat.

From 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween night (Friday, Oct. 31), we will be photographing kids in their Halloween costumes. Downloads of the photos will be available for free on the YDR Facebook page. And, of course, we’ll have candy!

So, stop by and say hello! And, show us your spookiest smile!

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‘The Voice’ knockout rounds return; York County’s star could shine brightest

DaNica Shirey. Courtesy Associated Press

DaNica Shirey. Courtesy Associated Press

Over the past few episodes of “The Voice,” known as the Battle Rounds, I couldn’t help but have one overall thought– the group assembled on “The Voice” this season is by far the greatest accumulation of talent the show has ever had.

Take York County’s own DaNica Shirey. She was absolutely incredible in her battle, yet had to just sneak by because her competition, Toia Jones, also did a great job.

Shirey and Jones’ performance of Beyonce’s hit “Halo” was by far one of the best pairings I’ve heard in the show’s seven season history.

In the last four episodes, you heard coach after coach tell their competing artists, “I should have never paired you two together.”

Let’s be honest, the way they said it made it sound corny, but even if they paired them differently, the decisions would have been just as difficult. That’s how stacked the teams are this year.

In the battle rounds, there were only three performances that were briefly mentioned. They were given just summaries and not allotted the full performance time.

Not only does that demonstrate the show’s dedication to the artists – letting as many perform as possible – but it also reveals how many can’t-miss acts there are.

Now on to the breakdown.

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Oct. 23-24: What are you up to this weekend around York, Pa.?

Lyn Bergdoll of Manchester Township

Lyn Bergdoll of Manchester Township

A true tradition in York continues this Sunday, Oct. 26, with the York Halloween Parade. Started in 1950, this is York’s largest parade, and my favorite! I especially love seeing the marching bands. It begins at 2 p.m., so hope everyone can join in the fun!

Edquina Washington

Edquina Washington

Saturday (10/25 @ 7pm) I’ll be enjoying words in vocal action at the Storytellers Tell Tales event. Listening to funny, scary, inspiring, and delightful stories at New Grounds Roasting Company.
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FlipSide 10/23/14: Yorktoberfest, Masquerade Ball, Demi Lovato

By Thorne McFarlane

Grab a mask and head to the Masquerade Ball. Submitted.

Grab a mask and head to the Masquerade Ball in York. Submitted.

Special events

 

  • The Sons of the American Legion will be hosting its fourth annual Yorktoberfest, from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 & Oct. 26 at the York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. The family-friendly weekend of crafted brews, vendors, and live entertainment supports local, regional, and national organizations. A wide selection of beer and wine, in addition to some non-alcoholic beverages, will be showcased at the event. [Visit EventBrite.com to view specific ticket prices.]
  • Join the Masquerade Ball, from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 25 in 200 S. George St., York. Celebrate All Hallows weekend in the White Rose City, with an evening of dining and dancing. A cash bar will also be available throughout the night’s festivities. [Masks are required for entry. Visit downtownyorkpa.com to view specific ticket prices.]
  • The Rock Ford Foundation will be hosting its fifth annual Headless Horseman’s Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 25. Hosted in the Rock Ford Plantation, 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, the fundraising event includes elegant dining, entertainment, and a live and silent auction. [Reservations required. Call the Rock Ford Foundation at 717-392-7223 for reservations.]

 

Festivals and food

 

  • Enjoy hot apple cider and delicious apple butter at the Apple Cider & Butter Over a Fall Campfire, from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Lancaster County Central Park, 19 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. The event will be led by naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez, and will include an evening of nature watching at the Mill Creek campsite. [$1]
  • Experience the unique combination of science and food at A Taste of Science Gala, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Ave., Lancaster. The gala combines interactive scientific exhibits with a great arrangement of science-themed food and drinks. The event will also feature a silent auction. [$65]
  • Sample the best regional cuisine at the 27th Annual Taste of Central Pennsylvania, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Strawberry Square, 11 N. Third St., Harrisburg. Patrons of all ages will be able to select from close to 50 of the area’s top restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries. In years past, this event has raised millions of dollars for the local Food Bank. [$75 (VIP tickets), $50 (private tickets), $30 (main event tickets), $15 (children’s tickets). All tickets can be purchased in advance at a discounted price. Children ages 5 and younger are free.]
  • Starting this weekend, enthusiasts will be able to travel between 14 select wineries, as part of the Cornucopia Wine Quest. From noon-5 p.m. Oct. 25 & 26, visitors will be able to participate in unique events at each of the 14 wineries and enjoy wine samples and local food vendors at various wineries throughout the Harrisburg Wine Country. Each winery will offer guests a souvenir wine glass and a 10% discount on all purchases. [Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Participating wineries are listed on the aforementioned web page.]

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‘Walking Dead’ recap: Things begin to heat up; leave the past behind

Maggie on the Greene family farm.  Photo courtesy AMC's "The Walking Dead" Facebook

Maggie on the Greene family farm.
Photo courtesy AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Facebook

The interesting thing about this week’s “Walking Dead” is the idea of the past, perceptions of what it was and trying to return to that past.

We’ve all been there, reminiscing about the past and yearning for days gone by. I’ll admit, I do it too. Just this weekend, a few buddies and I talked about playing high school football, and it happens almost every time we meet up.

Can you blame us – or in this case, blame the people in the show?

The idea of a warm shower, or a drink among a few friends, seems so foreign in the show that when they do happen, you feel uneasy, like something bad is going to happen right then and there.

But the big problem is moving on from those “comfortable” settings.

In the early days of the show, home was where the heart was; Hershel’s farm for example. Now, home is a small shelter over your head that only lasts a few moments until you have to find a new shelter.

If you can move on, leave the farm and head for the next available shelter; you’ll survive. Get stuck in the farm’s green pastures and you’ll soon be roaming them as a walker.

In order to advance in this new world, you must forget the past.

And now onto the SPOILERS of the show.

Five things to take away from this week’s “Walking Dead”:

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FlipSide Panel: What are you up to this weekend around York, Pa.?

Check out what your neighbors around York, Pa. are up to this weekend.

JJ Sheffer of Manchester Township

JJ Sheffer of Manchester Township

JJ Sheffer: One of the coolest initiatives going on in York right now is all the creative repurposing by a group called The Bee. They make functional items like clothing, home decor, tote bags, and all sorts of other things from materials that might have otherwise been tossed in the trash. They also host workshops and make-and-take craft stations at community events. This Saturday, they’ll open their doors for their monthly Creative Reuse Center pop-up shop. Artists, crafters, teachers, students, and anyone else who makes stuff can visit to browse their art and craft supplies. This month’s shopping day also includes a big sale of tie-dyed children’s clothing (infant to size 5), with 100 percent of the proceeds going to local kids’ charities.

Vince Moley

Vince Moley of York Township

Vince Moley: Friday is happy hour at White Rose and then bowling at Suburban Bowling Alley. Saturday, is paintball at Ski Roundtop and then watching “Gone Girl” at Frank’s Theatres. Sunday, looks like the Heritage Trust Oyster Fest at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum.
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FlipSide in your York Daily Record has a new look

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Today, your FlipSide didn’t flip.

Instead, it opened with a fresh cover to friendly faces and free-flowing entertainment news.

Articles are suited to fit your life – your life on the FlipSide. You know, that part of your day when to-dos stop and a moment of free time appears. FlipSide magazine is here to help you make the most of that precious time by showing you the best local entertainment happening each week.
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