A look back at York Fair concerts

Did you catch York Fair concerts last week?
Check out slideshows from the concerts and of fan T-shirts.

FlipSide file; TNA's Bobby Roode gets the crowd excited Sept. 15 at the York Fair.

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FlipSide guide 09/22/11

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– Check out Roosterpalooza 2 Saturday and Sunday at Elicker’s Grove, 511 Roth Church Road, Spring Grove. [$15]
– Make some noise at The Misfits punk show 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster. [$16 to $18]
– Grammy award-winning guitarist Steve Vai will hold a master class 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market St., Harrisburg. The event culminates the opening weekend at The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center, 6240 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, which includes a free open house 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. [Tickets are $45 and $65 for master class.]
– Irish quintet Téada performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of York, 925 S. George St., York. Local band Irish Blessing opens the show. [$25 general admission; $20 for Susquehanna Folk Music Society members; $10 for students age 3 to 22]

– Fill up on seafood and midstate scenery during the Crackin’ Crabs Cruise 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday on the Susquehanna River. Boarding begins at 5:45 p.m. from the City Island docks off the Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg. [$45 for dinner cruise; $10 for cruise only]
– Skip dinner and go right for dessert at Sweet Beginnings: a dessert spectacular and more 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. [$50 for Saturday's cocktail reception; $20 on Sunday and $5 for children 12 and younger]
– Cheap Eats scoops up something yummy at Mack’s Ice Cream.

– York filmgoers can join audiences in 250 cities to view and judge the 2011 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Watch the 10 finalists 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. [$9]
Hang out at Jurassic Park — Richard M. Nixon County Park during Dinosaur Weekend — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. [$2; free for kids 5 and younger]
– Pick apples 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fairfield Pippinfest. Pick pumpkins 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Grape Pumpkin Festival in Littlestown. [Both events are free]

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Two Pa. chefs will compete on Food Network’s ‘Sweet Genius’

Food Network’s new show “Sweet Genius” premieres 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Four pastry chefs compete each week in three elimination challenges. Master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel, who makes couture cakes for the stars, serves as judge. Winners from each challenge will advance to finals. The last chef standing will win a $10,000 cash prize.

According to a news release, the show will features two Pennsylvania chefs. Frederic Loraschi is a chocolatier and the owner of Chocolat Frederic Loraschi, a boutique chocolate shop in Hummelstown. Frederic was raised in France and studied at the Souillac Culinary School. Chad Durkin is the executive pastry chef and a partner of Desserts International, a frozen dessert manufacturing company in Exton. His clients include airlines, hotels and casinos.

Check out a video Ben-Isreal in action:

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Readers share their favorite concert T-shirts

It’s just printed fabric, but it means a lot more to a music fan. Check out photos of York Fair concert T-shirts Thursday in FlipSide and on the online slideshow. Here are stories readers submitted about their favorite concert shirts:

Back in the late 70s (and) early 80s I lived in Miami where KC & The Sunshine Band started. Always loved that danceable music. I took my son for his 21st birthday where KC was playing in Altlantic City, Aug 29. 2009. He plays bass, and plays to his music. It was THE BEST concert ever seeing my son dancing to all the songs they performed, and at the end (we) went back stage to meet them. What a performance and great blast from the past.
– Zona Reiss,55, of Spring Garden Township

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Hello, ‘New Girl’

Maybe it’s the catchy song on the commercial, her love of “Dirty Dancing” or just the fact that I share her name, but I’ve anxiously been awaiting the premiere of “New Girl” (9 p.m. tonight on Fox) since, oh, say, July.

Zooey Deschanel (from “(500) Days of Summer” and the band She & Him) stars as Jess, an awkward gal who recently broke up with her boyfriend (after she caught him cheating) and moved in with three guys. The show looks laughable and Deschanel looks loveable.

Anyone else anxious to see what happens tonight? (If you’re not pumped about “New Girl,” a new season of “Glee” starts at 8 p.m. and “Raising Hope” at 9:30 p.m.)

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Flood benefit scheduled for Sunday at Tourist Inn

Submitted; The Tourist Inn

The Tourist Inn is hosting a flood benefit noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The bar and restaurant, 671 W. Market St., Hellam Township, suffered damage when the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped several inches of water on the area. The event will include food, live music and a silent auction. Cost is $10. All proceeds from the event will go to repair flood damage. For details, call 755-7629.

One reader shared his story in a letter to the York Daily Record:
…Tropical Storm Lee has caused major damage in our area, the most since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. In Hallam, a bar suffer extensive damage from flash flooding. A small business owner is on verge of losing her dream. At this bar, she is always giving back to the community that supports her. Every month, her group of volunteers sends care packages to our troops. Once a year, a free dinner banquet is offered to any (veteran). A chili cook-off is held yearly in conjunction with the military vets. At Christmas, a charity benefit is held for a disabled child in our community. Motorcycle runs are held all summer long for various charities. This owner is not about depending on entitlements, instead she relies on her (cavalry) of bikers, rednecks and social misfits to help those in need. Now is not the time to lose this bar or another small business due to a natural disaster. Our (veterans) and disabled children need this bar to survive. On Sept. 25th, a five band benefit will be held at the Tourist Inn to support the owner, who has done so much for everyone else.
– Curtis Smith

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Fall beer forecast: Oktoberfest events, offerings

FlipSide file; Mudhook Brewing Co. in York, shown here in July, plans to offer an Oktoberfest beer this fall.

Pumpkin beers are hitting the shelves and Oktoberfest events abound. It must be fall. Yuengling recently introduced an Oktoberfest beer. Local pub Liquid Hero Brewery is set to open Oct. 8 in York — just in time for seasonal festivites. Check out FlipSide’s Oktoberfest guide to host your own party and mark your calendar for these events:

Sept. 24 — Oktoberfest, Stoudts Brewery, 2800 N. Reading Road, Adamstown, Lancaster County. Opening weekend Sept. 24 to 25. Also runs the first four Sundays in October. Gates open at noon, music 2 to 6 p.m., food available 1 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 1 — Official Grand Opening Celebration, Mudhook Brewing Co., 34 Cherry Lane, York. 4 p.m. to midnight. The pub plans to serve an Oktoberfest beer soon.

Oct. 1 to 2 — Oktoberfest Weekend, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, Lancaster County. Ticket prices vary.

Oct. 6 to 16Baltimore Beer Week. Opening Tap Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6, Rams Head Live! 20 Market Place, Baltimore, tickets $30.

Oct. 8Beers, Brats and Bands, Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, $35 VIP session begins 1 p.m., $25 general admission 2 p.m., $10 designated driver. All attendees must be 21 or older.

Oct. 15 — Third Annual Octoberfest, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Adams County, 6 to 9 p.m. A-Ville Inn will be serving German-inspired food 1 to 9 p.m., music by The Immergrün Trio.

Oct. 21, 22 and 23 — German Singing Society and Cultural Club Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 South Chiques Road, Manheim, hosts its Oktoberfest 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 23. (The even was rescheduled after flooding canceled it’s September date.) The event will feature music, food and drinks. For details, call 898-8451.

Oct. 22 to 23Yorktoberfest, Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is free; tickets for beer and wine are available in single or two-day passes.

Oct. 29Alpenrose Oktoberfest, Emigsville Fire Hall, 3118 N. George St., Manchester Township. Dinner begins 6 p.m. and the German band Autobahn plays 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets include snacks and beverages. $20 adults, $10 for ages 6 to college students, children younger than 6 admitted free.

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Notable lectures: Music producer Loren Weisman to speak at New Grounds


Music producer, author, and speaker Loren Weisman will speak 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at New Grounds Roasting Company, 284 W. Market St., York. Weisman will talk about how to break into the music business and sign copies of his book “The Artists Guide to Success in the Music Business.”

Other lectures in the area:
– Actor/director Tom Mallan will present “On and Behind the Stage: Acting and Directing as Life Choices” — an afternoon workshop 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Elizabethtown College. Seating is first-come, first-served. For details, call 689-3945.
– Actor and producer Charles Dutton will present “From Jail to Yale” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bright Side Baptist Church, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster. Read about other lectures at Millersville University, including a Nov. 16 talk with former Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg and a Jan. 24, 2012 speaking engagment with Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township.
– Check out lectures as part of York College’s Cultural Series.

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Fan traveled 8,000 miles to see Greyson Chance

FlipSide file; Maddi Berger at Greyson Chance's Saturday night concert at the York Fair.

Pop star Greyson Chance was right in Maddi Berger’s path.
Her family was on a road trip to visit family and friends across America.
The York Fair was right on their route, so Maddi got to see Greyson perform Saturday night before the Bergers headed to Connecticut Sunday.
Maddi was born in Alaska, but her family moved to New Zealand in 2005. Earlier this summer, they flew to Australia and then to Los Angeles. From there, they set out in an RV across the country. They are about three months into the four-month trek.
“(The concert) was right where we would be traveling today,” Maddi said Saturday night at the grandstand track. “We got (to York) yesterday. We’ve been here all day.”
Maddi loved hanging out at the fair. There aren’t many fairs or concerts back home in New Zealand, she added.
On Saturday, she carried a neon yellow sign that told Greyson how far she came to see him.
“It’s been plastered outside our RV,” she said with a smile.

Read an interview with Greyson.

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Paula Deen, Smithfield to donate truck of meat to area food bank

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Food Network star Paula Deen will stop at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank when she’s in the area later this month. Before her Sept. 30 show at Hershey Theatre, Deen will donate a tractor trailer full of pork and ham through Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program. Food bank communications director Brad Peterson said that would equal 25,000 to 30,000 pounds of food. Read more about the donation and find out about Hunger Action Month, which is September.

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