Carol Oldenburg: York City Pretzel Company is on the list for Friday along with all the shops and galleries downtown and in Royal Square. The pretzels and dips are yummy. I cannot wait until they offer their flavored hard pretzels as a regular item!
Mel Conrad: This week, I’ll be drawing free caricatures at Faith United Methodist Church, 126 E. Market St. in Hallam from 7 p.m. ’til 11 p.m. as apart of their New Years Eve celebration. This event is open to the public. On First Friday night, I’ll be at Bistro 19 listening to Groove Jones from 10 p.m. ’til 1 a.m.
Robert Godfrey: Bonne Anne York County from Brussels and Paris. I continue my European Holiday and will be spending New Year’s Eve in Paris and will return home just in time to go to Marketview Arts and see the exhibit by Terri Yacovelli in the Lower Level at 37 W. Philadelphia St. from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Her work is really amazing. Stop in and see another amazing York artist and replace that item from China on a wall somewhere with something local, something you just love, and something that will enhance your home with pleasure every time you walk past an amazing piece of art. You can visit her website at http://www.terriyacovelli.com.
Raquel J. Lilly: This week the Lilly’s will be celebrating the New Year in downtown York and enjoying the weekend delights of First Friday!
Mike and Sue Edmonds: We will definitely spend Saturday night watching one of the best rivalries in all of professional football, as our Baltimore Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
JJ Sheffer: My son and I enjoy the First Friday film series at the Capitol Theatre. This month they’re screening Monty Python’s Life of Brian. First Friday films begin at 9 p.m., so you don’t need to give up any of the First Friday activities downtown in order to attend. On Saturday night, Kyle Morgan plays a solo show Tellus360 in downtown Lancaster. Tellus is one of my favorite local venues, and Kyle is a fantastic musician and songwriter. He’s originally from around here, but now lives in Portland, Maine, and tours with the band Tumbling Bones.
Lyn Bergdoll: I am really looking forward to seeing the movie “Into the Woods,” based on this Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The plots and main characters from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella” are intertwined to prove that we are all part of a community, dependent on each other, and not alone.
Dillon Samuelson: On Friday this week I’ll be downtown for First Friday events. Among the many things to see and do, I’ll be checking out the new art openings at Marketview Arts on Philadelphia Street and then making my way to the Royal Square to see the galleries on King Street. After that I’ll head over to F. H. Pappy’s (just off King Street) for the Shake Up’s debut concert.