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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FlipSide Guide 10/16/14: Oyster Festival, Hersheypark in the Dark, The Clarks, Fall Colors Walk and more

Casey Fogle, left, of West York and Jason Diehl, of North York dive into some oysters at the Oyster Fest at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York (file photo)

Casey Fogle, left, of West York and Jason Diehl, of North York dive into some oysters at the Oyster Fest at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York (file photo)

Special events

  • Explore the wild side with Wildwood’s Magical Trail, from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 17-18 at the Olewine Nature Center, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg. The fun and educational walk offers insight into the lifestyles of the animal inhabitants of the wetlands. Join in animal crafts in the nature center and enjoy s’mores and cider after the excursion. To add to the fun, the program encourages kids to come dressed as their favorite animal. [Admission is $8 per person (ages 2 and up).]
  • Support the fight against breast cancer this weekend at the Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale & Bridal Show, from 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center of York, 2000 Loucks Road, York. During the event, guests will be able to browse through discounted designer wedding gowns. Brides who purchase gowns will receive a $600 gift certificate for two wedding bands. Attendees will also receive a free acrylic glass impression picture certificate from Symbolize It (valued at $200 per certificate). Revenue generated from the event will benefit programs and services for those with breast cancer. [Visit com for ticket information.]
  • This weekend is your opportunity to experience Hersheypark® in the Dark. From Oct. 17-19, enjoy roller coasters, soak in the Halloween-themed attractions, and take the children trick-or-treating. [Admission prices may vary; see the hours of operation for specific times.]

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‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: Carol, Termite exterminators and big explosions

Rick and his walker buddies in a promo for The Walking Dead. Credit: AMC

Rick and his walker buddies in a promo for The Walking Dead. Credit: AMC

Five years ago, I sat in a living room in Philadelphia watching “The Walking Dead.”

I wasn’t the biggest fan of horror films, so I wasn’t sure how a show based about zombies would keep my attention, but with one TV in the house and three eager roommates glued to the show, I didn’t have a choice.

Fast forward five years later; I’m glued to the television watching the show. It’s amazing how things change.

Just a few quick notes on the show before I get into the episode. The most amazing thing about “The Walking Dead,” to me, is how the show has evolved from “Hey, here’s some zombies and gore!” to “How can we destroy some walkers today?”

I mean, did you think we’d get to the point where killing a walker with an assault rifle would get boring?

Even with multiple changes in the show executives, “The Walking Dead” has maintained a strong core – with creator Robert Kirkman and make up/effects extraordinaire Greg Nicotero keeping the show in tact.

For those who have watched earlier seasons – mainly season two’s trip to the farm – the change in pace in the show has been a welcomed delight, and the main reason to the show’s success.

Now for the episode. Just a point here, I’ll wait 24-hours or so to post these to give people time to watch the episode. From here on out: Spoilers beware!
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FlipSide Guide 10/9/14: My Rural Radio Fall Music Fest, National Apple Harvest Festival, Domestic Violence benefit

Bags of apples wait to be sold at the Upper Adams Jaycees apple sale tent at the National Apple Harvest Festival at South Mountain Fairgrounds near Arendtsville last weekend. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Lautenberger)

Bags of apples wait to be sold at the Upper Adams Jaycees apple sale tent at the National Apple Harvest Festival at South Mountain Fairgrounds near Arendtsville last weekend. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Lautenberger)

Special events

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and you can support the YWCA at the Raise Your Voices Benefit 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the New Grounds Roasting Company, 284 W. Market St., York. This spoken word event will support YWCA programs aimed at helping victims of domestic violence.
  • Two days of family fun await at Harvest Days, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster. In addition to live music and exhibits, the festival includes fun fall activities like wagon rides, ice cream churning, and pumpkin decorating. [Tickets are $12 (adults), $10 (seniors), and $8 (ages 6-11). Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.]
  • Share your passion for local history at Second Sunday at the Mansion from 1-4 p.m. at the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg. Hosted by the Historical Society of Dauphin County, the event will cater a symposium of ideas and information from various historical societies. A tour of the mansion will also be conducted during this time. [A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. Free parking is available in the lot behind the mansion.]

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Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani shine bright in ‘Voice’ debuts

The Voice - Season 7

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Who doesn’t love good cover songs? Whether its a local band singing Jimi Hendrix off-key, or a group of musicians covering Bob Marley at the Grammy’s, listening to an artist give his or her interpretation on a piece of music is always appealing to music-lovers.

NBC’s “The Voice” perfectly captures that vibe and Season 7 of the hit show has not disappointed.

One thing “The Voice” has done well this season is the variety of the music performed by the artists during the blind auditions. This season, artists came to the stage with selections outside of the Top 40. We heard classics like Etta James’ “At Last,” John Mayer’s “Gravity,” and Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

In case you missed out, 2-time winner Adam Levine and 3-time winner Blake Shelton are back, with newbies Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams joining the pair.

Here’s a recap of each team following the conclusion of the blind auditions.
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FlipSide Guide 10/2/14: First Friday, Fall Fest, Jackson Browne

By Thorne McFarlane, for FlipSide

Photo by Chris Dunn.

Photo by Chris Dunn.

Special events

Carve a pumpkin, enjoy specials and a tour of the York County Heritage Trust’s historic Golden Plough Tavern, 157 West Market Street in York, this First Friday in downtown York, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Tweeting from the event? Use #FFYork

Celebrate First Friday at Dill’s Tavern from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Dill’s Tavern and Plantation, located on 227 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg. The event features candle lighting, music, and professional colonial-dressed reenactors. [Admission is $10 for ages 21 and older]

The 17th Annual Women’s Show provides a two-day itinerary of events targeted towards the interests of women. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, the show will feature entertainment, seminars, and programs addressing a range of topics from finance and employment to health and fitness. The show will take place at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. in York. [Admission price is $4; Free with Weis Markets Preferred Shopper’s Club Card]

Wheatland takes you back to 1869 – a year after the death of President James Buchanan. On Oct. 4, visitors can tour the mansion and explore the impact of Buchanan’s death on other members of the household, including Buchanan’s housekeeper, Miss Hetty Parker. Wheatland is located on 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster. [Admission prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students (ages 11-17), and children (ages 10 and under) are free]
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