Foodstruck York: Find FlipSide Editor Ashley May for a chance to win $50

Follow me on Twitter for hints on where to find me: @ashleymaytweets

Follow me on Twitter for hints on where to find me: @ashleymaytweets

What’s better than 50 trucks, extended hours and beer at this month’s Foodstruck at Penn Park?

Maybe the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Find me between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at Foodstruck, show me that you like FlipSide on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.

We’ll also take a selfie (or maybe an usie?) together — so your face could be in an upcoming FlipSide mag or on FlipSidePa.com.

So, come say hi! And, maybe win $50, too!

If it’s raining, I’ll be in a pink raincoat. 

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FlipSide guide 8/28/14: Jimmy Buffet in Hershey, Foodstruck, Labor Day activities

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages.

These events are kind of a big deal:
– The Long’s Park Art and Craft Festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Long’s Park, Route 30 and Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. The 36th annual event includes more than 200 artists and craftspeople, live music, food, wine and craft beer [$8; proceeds benefit the free Long’s Park Summer Music Series]
– Here’s a look at the lineup and rules for the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival at Hersheypark Stadium, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. Saturday: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer band will perform with special guests Alan Jackson and JJ Grey and Mofro. Read an interview with Grey. Sunday: Zac Brown Band will play with special guests Blues Traveler, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and The Wild Feathers. [Festival tickets cost between $34.40 and $129.90, plus taxes and fees; parking is $10 to $12]
– Spend the day tasting award-winning grub 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hanover Chili Cookoff at Good Field Complex on North Forney Avenue in Hanover. The event is held rain or shine, and will also offer live entertainment and family fun. [$8.50 in advance; $10 at the gate; proceeds benefit local nonprofits]
Foodstruck York returns 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Penn Park in downtown York. It will feature 50 trucks, Treasure Island Beer Garden, merchants and music. [Free admission, food prices vary; five-packs of beer tokens will be $5]

More Labor Day festivities:
– Grammy-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane will headline the Labor Day weekend throwback event Friday at 11th Avenue, formerly The Belmont, 36 W. 11th Ave., North York. Doors for the 25-and-older party open at 9 p.m. [$25 in advance; $40 at the door; BYOB]
The Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Roots Country Market, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim. The rain-or-shine event will feature work from regional artists, food and live music. [Free admission and parking]
– The annual Kipona festival runs Saturday to Monday at City Island and Riverfront Park in Harrisburg. Don’t miss the basketball tournament, chili cookoff, fireworks and divas concert. [Free]
– Prepare to search inside and out as you answer questions along the trails during the Labor Day Nature Scavenger Hunt 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Road, Springfield Township. Park Naturalist Kelsey Frey will host this family-friendly event. Get details about this and other York County Parks events this weekend.
There’s a lot happening at Kiwanis Lake in York on Labor Day. A fishing derby starts at 7 a.m. A parade starts at 10 a.m. Bands start at 5 p.m., and fireworks go off around 8 p.m. [Free]
– Head to Jacobus during Labor Day for the annual Street Fair and Car Show. The car show runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Jacobus Park. The street fair will include more than 80 vendors along Main Street 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Free; $10 to register a car for show]

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New releases: ‘Madden NFL 15,’ ‘The Walking Dead: Season 4,’ Rob McCoury solo album

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks.

HEAR: Bluegrass son goes solo
Rob McCoury honors banjo greats on his first solo album, “5 String Flamethrower.” It was released last week by the label started by his father and York County native, Del McCoury.

WATCH: Next chapter of zombie saga
Lurch to a halt and stumble to the nearest DVD retailer. “The Walking Dead: Season 4″ is out this week. Find out if the survivors safe inside the prison? Season five starts Oct. 12.

PLAY: Game gets back to gridiron
Ready for a close up? “Madden NFL 15″ has new camera angles, including one that shows the defense’s perspective. The game’s next-level engine helps select the best plays.

READ: Fall into a new food routine
The harvest’s almost here, so it’s a great time to focus on natural food. Blogger Lisa Leake shares her family’s journey through “100 Days of Real Food.” Read more on health and fitness at www.yorkblog.com/nosweat.

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Indian Summer Jars to release ‘Heart Rock’ in September

Indian Summer Jars perform under the cover of trees at Yorkfest Aug. 23. @ashleymaytweets

Indian Summer Jars perform under the cover of trees at Yorkfest Aug. 23. @ashleymaytweets

Making music in the rain can be a washout.

And when the sky opened on Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival Saturday morning, musicians had to get creative. Jazz pianist Mike Huber covered his keyboard with a black trashbag, leaving an opening for a few notes around middle C.
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Yorkfest: Winners announced for festival art awards, youth art and literary contests

Yorkfest Artist Awards: Husband and wife Peter Danko and Susan McDaniel served as independent jurors this year. McDaniel has decades of experience in graphic arts, design and advertising. Danko focuses on industrial design, woodworking and architecture. On Saturday, they visited with festival marketplace artisans and selected the following winners based on their work and booth presentation. Cash prizes totaled $1,500.
Best in Show: Mike McConnell
Award of Excellence: April Moon Peacock
New to Show: Rick Phillips
Awards of Distinction: Patricia Thomas, Geraldo De-Souza, Bob Paulding and Amy Jackson

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Yorkfest: Winners announced for adult literary contest, juried exhibit at YorkArts

Friday was a night to celebrate the arts in York. Several dozen people attended awards presentations at YorkArts. The evening kicked off 2014 Yorkfest Festival of Fine Arts activities downtown.

Juried Exhibit opening and awards: The Yorkfest Juried Exhibition will be on display in YorkArts’ gallery through Sept. 13. Breon Gilleran — a Baltimore sculptor, curator and professor — served as this year’s juror. She selected finalists from submission photos, and then came to the gallery to select the winning pieces in person. Winners and selected artists are as follows.
Best in show: Rachel Preibisch of Seven Valleys
Awards of distinction: Steven Heffner of York, Eva Gorski of Stewardstown, Ernesto Anzaldo of Dallastown and Janet Maher of Baltimore
Selected artists: Andrea Biller Collins, Barbara Wilke, Barbara J. Bensur, Carmen Walsh, Carol Oldenburg, Carol Herren Foerster, Joan Otto (Shout out to our staff member!), Linda Sommer, Pete Garretson, Rae Ann Neyman, Shawn Young, Stephanie Holmes, Steve Schedin, Steven March, Susan Scofield

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FlipSide guide 8/21/14: Yorkfest, Gettysburg Brew Fest, Sweet Corn Festival

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages.

Fairs and festivals:
The Maryland State Fair kicks off 10 a.m. Friday at the Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, Md. 38 Special will perform at 7 p.m. [$8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 11 and younger and free for children 5 and younger]
– Cannon fire will signal the beginning of the inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lutheran Theological Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. It runs until 8 p.m and will feature 35 breweries. [Event is sold out]
– The Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday along the Heritage Rail Trail and in the Colonial Courthouse Complex in downtown York. Read a lineup of events and check out the Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival along West Market Street.
– Enjoy fresh sweet corn on the cob, chicken corn soup and more during the Sweet Corn Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Newberrytown Peddlers Market, 700 York Road, Newberry Township. [Free]

On stage:
– Experience the classic music and story live during the “Dirty Dancing” Broadway tour 7:30 tonight and Friday at The Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. [$30, $45 and $60]
“Here Comes Mister Hershey,” a musical based on the life Milton S. Hershey, will hit the stage for one night 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hershey Area Playhouse, 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey. [$10]
– Head to a stringed instrument shindig. The York County Fiddlers’ Convention runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday outside Felton. It will include country, bluegrass and dancing. [$10]
– Andy Vaughan & The Driveline will perform 8 p.m. Saturday at The Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville. Read an interview with Vaughan.
– Hear experimental folk musician Jacob Augustine, who hails from Maine, Saturday at The Depot, 360 W. Cottage Place, York. Sympathy & The Lion and Macy K are also on the bill.
– Catch “Hairspray” through Sept. 20 at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster. The musical is based on a curvy Baltimore girl growing up in 1962. Dates and times vary. [$17 to $55]

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Best celebrity videos, including Jeff Koons and Lady Gaga

Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, video it and post it on social media. Then challenge your friends, strangers, even celebrities to do the same within 24 hours or pay up for charity. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, video it and post it on social media. Then challenge your friends, strangers, even celebrities to do the same within 24 hours or pay up for charity. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

By now, I’m guessing you’ve seen more than a dozen ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos pop up in your Facebook newsfeed. You might have even taken the chilly challenge.

Here are a few celebrities that had fun taking part in the charity-fueled challenge:
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Catching up with York County country singer Lindsey Erin

Submitted; Lindsey Erin

Submitted; Lindsey Erin

I first interviewed York County country singer/songwriter Lindsey Erin in 2011.

And during the past few years, she has garnered a following while touring the East Coast and opening for national acts. She currently splits her time between southcentral Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tenn. — where she performs and does songwriting sessions.

“I’ve made a lot of friends down there,” she said during a recent phone interview.

Florida Georgia Line guitarist Brian Bonds is her career counselor. Jason Wyatt produced her EP last year, and the two did a duet titled “Up in Smoke.”

“It’s been getting some radio time,” Erin said.

And in addition to getting advice from country pros, she said audience members also give her suggestions. Check her website to see all of her upcoming concerts.

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New releases: ‘Space Invader’ by Ace Frehley, ‘Fading Gigolo,’ ‘We Are Not Ourselves’

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks.

HEAR: Frehley shreds on new album
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley released “Space Invaders” this week. The album features a fun cover of “The Joker” by Steve Miller as well as new songs with throwback flair.

WATCH: Star-studded sex comedy
Indie charmer “Fading Gigolo” isn’t a “Deuce Bigalow” sequel. Fioravante (John Turturro) becomes a gigolo for quick cash. Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Sofía Vergara also star.

PLAY: Wage war with the underworld
“Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition” combines the “Diablo III” game and “Reaper of Souls” expansion. Players can battle demonic hordes solo, with a group or in the game’s open world.

READ: Stunning debut will earn praise
Matthew Thomas’ debut novel “We Are Not Ourselves” will grace best-books-of-2014 lists. The multigenerational story follows of an Irish clan grasping at the American Dream. Get more Book Buzz.

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