Stop into this York attorney’s office to see local art

FlipSide photo; Art hands in Rich Reilly's office in downtown York.

FlipSide photo; Art hands in Rich Reilly’s office in downtown York.

Rich Reilly opened his attorney’s office at a new location — 54 N. Duke St. — in November 2013. He’s been active on the First Friday scene for the past few months, and I have been meaning to stop in.

The Aug. 1 First Friday event provided me the chance. Reilly used props from his church’s vacation Bible school and swim noodles to create palm trees outside. Inside, he hosted a carnival with games, caricatures and goodies.

What struck me was all the art that lined his walls. Before the opening, he said he reached out to the York Art Association and asked if he could display work from local artists. The office became one of the association’s rotating gallery spots in the area.

Every two months, the exhibits change, Reilly said. Right now, the space in the back of the business is devoted to Daniel Walczyk — York’s first Artisan of the Month.

Reilly said he wants to contribute to downtown and bring people in. He welcomes folks to stop by to view the work during his regular business hours and on First Fridays. For every piece that’s purchased, the office will donate 10 percent of the price to Martin Library. Read more at

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FlipSide guide 7/31/14: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire opens; First Friday Sidewalk Sale, ‘Ballroom with a Twist’

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

– Taste some delicious, fresh treats made by local vendors during Peach Days today through Saturday at The Markets at Shrewsbury, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Shrewsbury Township.
– Attend an Artist Talk 6 tonight with Polly Stetler at YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., York. Stetler will give a live quilting demo and talk about her show “Game Change.” Refreshments will be served.
– Stewartstown Summer Theatre presents “The Music Man” 7 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. The show runs through Aug. 9. [$10 to $22]

Festivals and fairs:
– The fifth annual Art & Outdoor Fest will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shank’s Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road in Lower Windsor Township. The event will include live music, local artists, information booths from area organization and specials in the shop. [Free]
– The 34th annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday and continues every Saturday and Sunday (plus Labor Day Monday) 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. through Oct. 26 at The Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. Hang out with the event’s new reigning monarch, Henry VIII. [Single-day tickets $29.95 for adults, with discounts for kids and advance purchases]
Dunkard Valley Live, a Christian music festival, is slated for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the ball field across from Codorus Church of the Brethren, 1129 Dunkard Valley Road, Springfield Township. Play Ultimate Frisbee Saturday. [Free]
– Enjoy music, wine and brick oven pizza during the reggae festival 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Moon Dancer Winery, 1282 Klines Run Road, Lower Windsor Township. [$30; passes are good for both days]
–Attend a group wedding, which will include five heterosexual and same-sex couples during Equality Fest noon to 8 p.m. Sunday Cherry Lane Park, behind Central Market in York. There will also be entertainment, food trucks and carnival games. [Free]

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Documentary ‘Game On: The World Boardgaming Championships’ captures friendly competition

Submitted; A behind-the-scenes photo from the filming of "Game On: The World Boardgaming Championships."

Submitted; A behind-the-scenes photo from the filming of “Game On: The World Boardgaming Championships.”

The World Boardgaming Championships run Monday, Aug. 4, to Aug. 10 at the Lancaster Host Resort, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. Pre-con events, which focus on war games, run Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3.

Next year, a documentary “Game On: The World Boardgaming Championships” will be released about the event, according to a news release. It’s the first feature-length documentary about the championships and focuses on three players, including a teenager from rural Alabama who traveled to the championships in Lancaster.

According to a news release, filmmakers of Wind Up Films had unlimited access to the event. The band The Elders provided two songs for the soundtrack. The film started a Kickstarter campaign with the goal to raise $2,500 by Aug. 25.

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New releases: ‘Hypnotic Eye’ by Tom Petty, ‘The Other Woman,’ Remastered version of ‘The Last of Us’

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

HEAR: Petty album worth the wait
“Hypnotic Eye” is lucky 13 for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. It’s also the group’s first studio album in four years. The band brings its reliable rock to two Pennsylvania stops in September. Check out the tour.

WATCH: View chick flick for fun night in
Three unlikely gal pals get revenge on a serial cheater in “The Other Woman.” This movie is as light, bubbly and cheap as the beverage you should sip as you watch with friends.

PLAY: Get the Game of the Year
Joel and Ellie survived a devastating pandemic. Join their journey across America with “The Last of Us,” remastered for PlayStation 4. It includes a prequel, maps and commentary.

READ: Writer shares Cold War saga
Ben Macintyre writes about Kim Philby in “A Spy Among Friends.” Philby headed Britain’s counterintelligence during the Cold War. But he fed information to the Soviet Union. Get more Book Buzz.

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ trailer Part 1

Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen becomes the face of the Hunger Games rebellion.

Do you plan to see this film?

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Meet York’s new Appell Arts Fellow: Dillon Samuelson

FlipSide photo; One of the water features highlighted during The Pond Experience Saturday, July 26.

FlipSide photo; One of the water features highlighted during The Pond Experience Saturday, July 26.

FlipSide photo; Dillon Samuelson paints during The Pond Experience.

FlipSide photo; Dillon Samuelson paints during The Pond Experience.

Dillon Samuelson doesn’t usually paint ponds or landscapes. The Lititz native and recent York College grad focuses on illustrations and portraiture.

But Samuelson, 22, said he wants to participate in York area events to become familiar with the art scene. Richard Zuber, of the Pennsylvania Arts Experience, encouraged him to paint during The Pond Experience Saturday. Samuelson set up by Jack and Linda Gettys’ York Township koi pond. He brought two canvases to fill through the day.

He was recently named the 2014 Appell Arts Fellow, and moved to York at the beginning of the month. The yearlong art residency, established in 2012, provides a recent York College art graduate with apartment and studio space at Marketview Arts.

The program gives young artists time to develop skills, network and get a feel for life as a working artist. Samuelson said he has a few ideas for bodies of work he’d like to create in the next few months, but right now he’s experimenting and enjoying the artistic freedom.

Read more about the Appell Arts Fellowship program and past recipients.

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Regal Cinemas giving away free nachos, Hollywood trip through cheesy selfie contest


Feeling cheesy today? Bust out a goofy grin or wacky pose for the chance to win free food from Regal Cinemas.

According to a news release, the theater chain is hosting a cheesy selfie contest on Twitter and Instagram. People are encouraged to post a photo using the #RegalCheesieEntry hashtag. Submit a photo and form to earn free nachos.

The public will be able to vote for the funniest photo, and the person named “The Royal Cheesie” will be flown to Hollywood for a weekend of royal treatment. The contest ends 11:59 p.m. Aug. 11. Read the rules.

Check out FlipSide photos — only some are cheesy, we promise — on Twitter and Instagram.

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FlipSide guide 7/24/14: Old Crow Medicine Show, Hanover Dutch Festival, Theatre Under the Trees

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

– Explore 300 vendor tents, see a classic car show and snack on a bratwurst or apple strudel during the Hanover Dutch Festival 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Hanover’s Center Square.
– Pick peaches and play in a corn maze during Summer Fest 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 2 at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, Hellam Township. [Free; small fees for wagon rides and maze]
– The 23rd Annual Pride Festival of Central PA runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park. It will include live music with headliner Blake Lewis, drag shows, food and other activities.
– Hear country star David Fanning and taste seasonal beers during the Summer Brew & Tunes festival, which benefits Easter Seals, 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the National Civil War Museum grounds in Reservoir Park, 100 Concert Drive, Harrisburg. [$20 in advance; $25 at the gate; kids younger than 5 enter for free]
– Bring the family to enjoy games, activities and roasted corn at Corn Fest 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Historic Round Barn and Farm Market, 298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. It will include barbecue chicken, craft beer samples, peach sundaes and bluegrass tunes.
Check out regional carnivals.

On stage:
– Hang out with donkeys and ogres during “Shrek” at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. The show opened last week and will hit the stage 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. [$25, with discounts for seniors, students and kids]
– Dreamwrights’ Theatre Under the Trees brings Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors” to local parks through Aug. 3. See the free play 6:30 p.m. Friday at Gifford Pinchot State Park, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown’s Orchard and Farm Market and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Cousler Park.
– Enjoy a wine and chocolate 6 to 7:30 p.m Friday during Corks & Candies – A Wine & Chocolate Event at American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. A performance of “Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” will follow. [$32 for adults and $16 for children]
– Hear “A Summer Salute to the Silver Screen” 8 p.m. Saturday in the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market St., Harrisburg. Theatre Harrisburg and The Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College will join forces to perform songs from a century of cinema. [$20]
The Steel Wheels will honor roots musicians who have influenced the band during a concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Long’s Park Amphitheater, Route 30 and Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. [Free]
Old Crow Medicine Show brings its blend of bluegrass, folk and Americana sounds to Hershey. The show is 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave. [Advance tickets are $27.50 and $42.50; Tickets will cost $5 more the day of the show]

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What is the 2014 song of the summer? ‘Fancy,’ ‘Rude’ or ‘Stay With Me’?

Oh, summer. You’re a time for sun, sand and songs that practically play on loop everywhere you go. Last year, it was “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky” and “Royals.” This year, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Calvin Harris are all on the song-of-summer short list. See Billboard’s chart.

What song do you think should reign supreme this season? Check out our short Spotify playlist of possible contenders. And reminisce with this slideshow of past songs of the summer from CNN.

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New releases: ‘Trouble in Paradise’ by La Roux, ‘GMO OMG’ and ‘Wii Sports Club’

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

HEAR: Album plays to summer blues
British signer and fiery redhead La Roux laments about love gone wrong on “Trouble in Paradise.” Download “Tropical Chancer” to help you get over that summer fling.

WATCH: Movie inspects dinner plates
Did you know that a few corporations are slowly taking control of the world’s seed diversity? “GMO OMG” follows a family that tries to live without genetically modified food.

PLAY: Compete online with Wii sports
“Wii Sports Club” allows gamers to challenge friends or regional clubs to tennis, bowling, golf, baseball and boxing competitions online. Sharpen your skills with training modes.

READ: Book profiles USA-made man
Furniture factories once dotted York County, now capitol of factory tours. “Factory Man” is about Bassett’s owner, who defied market trends from small-town Virginia and saved jobs. Get more Book Buzz.

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