Photos: York Bike Night brings hundreds of motorcycles downtown

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FlipSide guide 9/18/14: White Rose Thunder, Roosterpalooza, Jay Leno

By Thorne McFarlane

Custome motorcycle designer Paul Yaffe will be a part of White Rose Thunder this weekend. Courtesy of Michael Lichter

Custome motorcycle designer Paul Yaffe will be a part of White Rose Thunder this weekend. Courtesy of Michael Lichter

Special events
— Motorcycle enthusiasts will be treated to a weekend of food, entertainment and stunt shows at the White Rose Thunder motorcycle show. Read an interview with motorcycle designer Paul Yaffee. The shows will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19-20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. [Admission is $15 per day] Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and The City of York will present the 20th annual York Bike Night 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19.
— Bring the family to a Flashlight Maze from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd., Ronks. A public campfire and wagon ride are included in the price of admission. [Admission is $12 ages 3 and older; also see: Cherry Crest Farm calendar]
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A fond farewell to FlipSide readers

My first mug shot for the paper: June 23, 2007.

My first mug shot for the paper: June 23, 2007.

I’ll start my goodbyes with an introduction. You know me as Erin McCracken. But I’m now Erin Frantz.

I got hitched about a year ago, and we’re ready to start the next chapter of our lives in the Philadelphia area. That means I’m wrapping up my time at the York Daily Record and FlipSide at the end of the week.

It’s a bittersweet moment for me. I landed my dream job — entertainment reporter — right before college graduation. I went directly from senior week at Penn State to my first apartment in downtown York. The city — and area — has become home during the last seven years. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting great people, finding interesting stories and covering fun events.

There have been many challenges and just as many triumphs. I feel like I shared most of those times with you, dear reader. We might not know each other, but I consider you a friend. Every late night, early morning and 12-hour day was for you. Reminding myself of that made the toughest times more bearable.

Thank you for pushing me to be better. I’m taking the memories made, lessons learned and experiences had with me when I go. But before I depart, let’s have a little fun looking back.

Enjoy. I did — every moment.

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FlipSide guide 9/11/14: Hunter Hayes at York Fair, Star-Spangled Spectacular, Colonial Day

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

York Fair:
— Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at the York Fair. Country star Hunter Hayes will hit the stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Check for stories and recaps on the fair page. [Tickets to each show are $39 to $54]
— Maggie Rose, Canaan Smith, Austin Webb, Jana Kramer, Dakota Bradley and Sam Hunt will round out the Great Country Radio Stage tonight through Sunday. Get details about the shows. [Free]

Tonight:
Kable House Presents will kick off a new concert series tonight at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. Doors open at 7 p.m. Rayland Baxter takes the stage with special guest Mike McMonagle at 8 p.m. [$13]
— York College’s annual Humanities Film Series will kick off its year with a screening of “The Wizard of Oz.” The movie, released in 1939, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Author Jay Scarfone will lead a discussion 7 tonight in Room 218 of the Humanities Center on campus, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. He will host a question-and-answer session following the movie. [Free]
— Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia will perform 7:30 tonight at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. [$39 and $49]
— Lebanon Valley College will present the post-feminist all-female horn experience, Genghis Barbie, 7:30 tonight in Blair Music Center, 101 College Ave., Annville. [Free]

Food, fests and fairs:
— Welcome a new season with rides, games, food and more 4 to 10 p.m. today and 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday during the Biglerville Fall Fest, 111 S. Main St. It benefits the Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. No. 1.
Harrisburg Restaurant Week is really two weeks. It runs through Friday and Sept. 15 to 19. It features 11 restaurants serving three-course meals for $30. During the event, free parking will be available 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday in the River Street Garage.
The Hotel Hershey Wine and Food Festival runs Friday to Sunday at the hotel, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey. There will be several interactive wine events and the Grand Tasting on Sunday. [Must be 21 or older and have reservations; Call 717-534-8800]
The Capital City Invitational Beer Festival will feature two sessions, 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday at Appalachian Brewing Co., 50 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. It includes craft beer, an Oktoberfest buffet and live music. [$35 in advance; $40 at the door; $15 for designated drivers]
— Swashbuckling fun sails into the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pyrate’s Return features sword and mud fights. The faire is on the Mount Hope Estate and Winery grounds, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. [Passes are $10.95 to $26.95]

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New releases: Ryan Adams album, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ Dr. Seuss stories

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

HEAR: Ryan Adams will rock you
The new self-titled and self-produced album from Ryan Adams is a melancholy rock masterpiece. “Gimme Something Good” sets the tone. Johnny Depp sat in on some sessions.

WATCH: Hero on spy duty in sequel
Revisit Cold War fears with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) joins a counter-terrorism team. Black Widow and new sidekick Falcon assist.

PLAY: Next NHL game rink-ready
Feel the crunch of checks and the zing of the puck with “NHL 15.” The game’s update physics systems give players more stick control and better on-ice reaction time.

READ: Tales of Seuss bound for reuse
Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, had a Redbook column in the 1950s. Those clips were recently uncovered and compiled in “Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories.” Get more Book Buzz.

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YorkArts, York Little Theatre and others joined forces for film project

This summer, several York art organizations and artistic locals joined forces to create “The York Movie.” The story is based on the musical “Out of the Rain.” The film was shot in York in June and July. It’s billed “world’s first smart phone musical.”

According to a post about the film, York Little Theatre provided rehearsal space and YorkArts provided space for the film’s premiere. CGA Law allowed the group to film at the old York train station, and Dreamwrights Youth and Family Theatre helped spread the word in recruiting volunteers. Weary Arts Group provided the equipment and expertise.

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York City Boutique Week Fashion Show recap with photos and video

Boutique Week festivities in York culminated with a sold-out fashion show Friday at Central Market. Read all about it and view photos. Check out video and social media snaps from the event below. What was your favorite look?


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FlipSide guide 9/4/14: York Fair, Boutique Week First Friday, Baltimore Comic-Con

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

Special events:
— Check out our York Fair page to find a map, previews, concert lineups and celebrity interviews. The fair runs Friday to Sunday, Sept. 14, at the fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Locals compete in the Grandstand Challenge 7:30 p.m. Friday. Lady Antebellum headlines a grandstand show 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
First Friday in York continues Boutique Week and will include a fashion show at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., and an art opening at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St.
— Encounter characters and cosplayers during Baltimore Comic-Con. It runs 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Fans can meet celebrity guests, illustrators and comic book creators at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. [Admission is $25 to $30 per day or $55 for the weekend]

Festivals and food:
— Barbecue teams from across the country will compete for trophies and cash prizes 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during the Annual Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off at the Markets at Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trail South, Shrewsbury Township. The event teamed up with the York Rescue Mission to help feed the needy.
The Rumschpringe International Film Festival begins 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster, with a reprise of notable films that have been shown at past fests. It coincides with First Friday festivities in Lancaster. Festival events run in October and November.
— Enjoy a delicious day that includes more than 100 different flavors during the Whoopie Pie Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, Route 896, Strasburg. Crafts, face painting and pony rides will part of the event.
The Lancaster Craft Beerfest returns Saturday in the 100 block of Queen Street, Lancaster. It will feature 76 craft beers, food and music. Sessions start at 3 and 4 p.m. [Tickets range from $12 to $55. Last year sold out.]
— Celebrate the grape harvest 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex, 95 Presidential Circle. [$25 at the gate for adults; discounts for kids and designated drivers]
— Enjoy wine and bands 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday during the Folk Festival at Moon Dancer Winery, 1282 Klines Run Road, Lower Windsor Township. [$15, includes limited wine tasting; discounts for kids]

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New releases: ‘V’ by Maroon 5, 10th season of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Dublin Murder Squad mystery

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

HEAR: Band ‘Maps’ spot on charts
Maroon 5 is back with “V.” Gwen Stefani sings on “My Heart Is Open.” The deluxe edition has three bonus tracks. The band plays Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in March 2015.

WATCH: More goodbyes on ‘Grey’s’
Many faces have rotated through Grey Sloan Memorial since 2005. Pick up “Grey’s Anatomy: Season 10″ on DVD to bid farewell to original cast member Dr. Cristina Yang.

PLAY: New Sims on the block
Customize the characters in your virtual neighborhood with “The Sims 4 Limited Edition” PC game. The Sims experience emotions driven by what’s happening in their world.

READ: Don’t keep this thriller a secret
“The Secret Place” is Tana French’s latest Dublin Murder Squad mystery. Detective Stephen Moran investigates a girls’ school clique in connection with a teenage boy’s murder. Get more Book Buzz.

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Look who found FlipSide Editor Ashley May at Foodstruck York


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