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1 Free. Building Audiences for the Arts, Events and Businesses across Southcentral Pennsylvania Showcase In Our Seventh Year! Volume 7 Issue 4 April 19, 2010 Entertainment, Events, the Arts, Travel, Dining, Diversity A Black and White Party in York New Museum in Harrisburg Antique Autos in Hershey Throat Singers Come to Lancaster On the Web 24/7 1002 Things to See and Do!

2 In this Issue Writers Bergdoll, Lyn, 6 Craley, Ruthe F., 13 Frost, David C. Jr., 14 Garber, Dee, 9 King, Greg, 7 Leitzel, Kevin, 15 McIntyre, Michelle, 16 Thoman, Jan, 13 Wix, Karen, 9 General Index: Adams County Walking Trail, 13 Advertising in ShowcasePA!, 2 Alash Ensemble, 5 Alice in Boogie Wonderland, 7 Alsedek, Anne, 3 Amtrak, 12 Annville, 5 Antique Automobile Museum, 4 ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon, 18 At Your Library, 16 Banks, Ronnie, 3 Becton, Joe, 3 Black and White Party, 7 Blaine, Stephen, 3 Blue Heron Restaurant, p. 18 Bottini, David, Cover, 3 Bomar, Aaron, 3 Breen, Susan, 15 Brown, Ellen C., 4 Brua, Dee, 18 Bus Exhibition, 5 Calendar of Events, 10, 11 Camp Hill, 5; Cell Phone Donations, 5 Club XS, 7 Codorus Blast, 5 Cox, Deborah, 7 Datebook, 10, 11 Derby Day, 17 Diorama, Burning of the Bridge, 5 Esaan Thai Restaurant, 15 Every Young Child Program, 16 Fordham, Daniel, 3 Fort Hunter, 3 Frank, Joshua, 18 Fredricksen Library, 5 Garber, Dee, pp. 2, 12, 18 Gettysburg Walking Trail, 13 Gilmore, Svannah, 6iG Gochoco, Ashley, 6 Governor s Awards for the Arts, p. 3 Hanover, 9 Harrisburg Susquecentennial, 4 Harrisburg Open Stage, 3 Hartzell, Zach, 18 Henley, Faruq, 3 Herron, DeAnna, 3 HIV/AIDS Benefit, 7 Hovell, David, 14 How to Reach ShowcaseNow!, 2 Jackson, Cortez, 3 Jitney by August Wilson, 3 Junior Miss, York, 6 Jump Street, 18 Keystone Capital Chorus, 3 Keystone Concert Band 5 Keystone Line, Amtrak, 12 Kolmer, Bethany, 6 Lefever, Grace, 9 Mason-Dixon Library, p. 18 Master Gardeners, 5 Pasos Caribenos Folkloric Dance, 3 Pennsylvania Past Players, 5 Philadelphia, 12 Piano, 9 Poetry, 19 Production Schedule, p. 2 Rosies, The, 17 Ross, Steve, 3 Schintz, Bill, 18 Sheffer, Gil, 16 Stanley, Natasha, 6 Steinhauer, Richard, 19 Strand-Capitol s Coming Events, 10, 11 Susquecentennial Museum, 4 Sweet Adelines, 3 Totem Pole Playhouse, back page USCT Harrisburg, 15, 17 WHVR Radio, 15 Williams, Johntrae, 3 Wintermyer, Brenda, 5 Wrightsville Diorama, 5 York County Chamber Expo, 4 Check out the ShowcaseNow! Datebook in the center of this issue for 1002 Things to See and Do! BUILDING AUDIENCES FOR THE ARTS, BUSINESSES AND EVENTS ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAIL PENNSYLVANIA PO BOX 2545 HARRISBURG, PA (717) Franklin Perry Cumberland York Adams Dauphin Lebanon Baltimore Lancaster New York City Philadelphia ShowcaseNow! Production Dates for 2010 Advertising and Editorial Materials are due on the first date shown and the issue is online and delivered to free pick-up places on the second date listed. For more information us at or phone May May 24 June June 28 July August 2 August September 6 September October 11 See our Supplement for the USCT Week in Harrisburg November 1... November 15 November December 13 To Advertise in ShowcaseNow! Contact one of the following representatives at or call our office: Ralph Berry Dee Garber Georg R. Sheets Kelly D. Summerford You Can Subscribe to ShowcaseNow! Even though ShowcaseNow! is available free at dozens of locations across Lancaster, York, Adams, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland and Franklin Counties, you can have the publication delivered to your mailbox by subscription right after it comes off the press. More and more of our readers prefer to get it at home or at the office and enjoy it immediately without searching for it at a local coffee shop, hotel or gallery. To subscribe, clip and send this coupon with a check or money order: Name Address City State Zip Phone Today s date I would like a one year (11 issues) subscription ($10.) I would like a two year (22 issues) subscription ($15.) Subscription Service, ShowcaseNow!, P.O. Box 2545, Harrisburg, PA or just subscribe through our web site and pay with the easy and secure PayPal system using a credit or debit card! On the Cover: Harrisburg artist David Bottini entitled this painting Brilliant Swaying Springtime Foliage. This 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas was finished moments before it was sent for reproduction on the cover of this issue of ShowcaseNow! You can learn more about Bottini and his work, described as Sharp-focus romantic realism, by visiting his web site at Free. Building Audiences for the Arts, Events and Businesses across Southcentral Pennsylvania Showcase In Our Seventh Year Also known as ShowcasePA! Volume 7 Issue 5 April 19, 2010 Mailing Address: PO Box 2545 Harrisburg, PA and Phone: (717) On the Internet 24/7 at Advertising in ShowcaseNow! Ralph Berry Senior Advertising Sales Director Dee Garber Advertising Sales ShowcaseNow! is a proud member of Showcase Since 2003 Also known as ShowcasePA! Founder M. Susan Breen Publisher Georg R. Sheets Chief Operations Manager Kelly D. Summerford Editors Georg R. Sheets, David C. Frost Jr. Advertising Sales Representatives Ralph Berry Dee Garber Distribution Coordinator Lewis Butts, Sr. Graphic Designer Frankie Schaeffer Photography Bill Schintz, Dee Garber, Kelly Summerford, Gabrielle Mazza, Kevin Leitzel, Karen Hostetter, Georg Sheets and others Writers Weston Bortner, Ruthe F. Craley, David C. Frost Jr., Dee Garber, Lynn Holmgren, Calobe Jackson, Kevin Leitzel, Karen Hostetter, Georg R. Sheets, Kelly D. Summerford, Jan Thoman, Karen Wix Readers: All telephone area codes are 717 unless otherwise indicated. 2 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4

3 What s Going On? Keystone Capital Chorus Welcomes You to Its Annual Show Traveling in Harmony is the theme for the 62 nd annual spring show of the Keystone Capital Chorus, Saturday, May 1, at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Harrisburg. This year s special guest artists will be the Greater Harrisburg Chorus Sweet Adelines, who are reigning champions of Region 19 of Sweet Adelines International, directed by Claire Domenick. The Keystone Capital Chorus will be directed by Fred Womer and Dr. Jay Butterfield. The show will feature musical salutes to a dozen areas within the U. S., including Cape Cod; Georgia; Iowa; St. Louie; Shenandoah River Valley; Gary, Indiana; California; Texas; Alabama and other stateside destinations. Quartets from both choruses also will perform. Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling Group discounts are available, as is wheelchair seating. August Wilson s Famous Play, Jitney, on the Boards at Open Stage Harrisburg The cast of August Wilson s Jitney is shown here, (clockwise from the left) Ronnie Banks, Cortez Jackson, DeAnna Herron, Aaron Bomar, Stephen Blaine Fordham, Steve Ross, Faruq Henley, Daniel Fordham, and Johntrae Williams. The show is running now through Saturday, May 8. For details call Anne Alsedek at or her at African American Civil War Soldier at Fort Hunter Harrisburg Meet a soldier from the Civil War U.S. Colored Troops on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Hunter Centennial Barn. Dressed in 1860s uniform, Joe Becton uses music and stories to portray the proud, but harsh life of the fighting U.S. Colored Troops. Using an interactive style to open a window into the world of Civil War African American soldiers, Becton employs period music, equipment, and poetry. He identifies the causes of the Civil War, explores the conditions of camp life, and explains the reality of war. For more information call Amy Richards at (717) or Julia Hair at or ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 3

4 Past, Present and Future Harrisburg Susquecentennial Museum Open Now Governor s Awards Bring Spotlight to York This Harrisburg landmark, known as the Old Dauphin Deposit Bank Temple Building at 213 Market Street, Harrisburg, is now open as the 2010 History Center, according to Ellen C. Brown, executive director of the Harrisburg Susquecentennial Commission. Visitors are welcome to explore the area s heritage from 1839 to 2010 in this temporary museum highlighting achievements of the past and the many activities slated to celebrate the dramatic history of Harrisburg and Dauphin County. A souvenir calendar, books and other keepsakes are available. For more information, visit or call Photo by Kelly Summerford. Photo by Karen Hostetter. Dancers with Pasos Caribenos Folkloric Dance, seen above, add to the festivities during Artsblock, a prelude to the 2009 Governor s Awards for the Arts held in York in early April. These dancers performed near the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center where the Awards were presented and the Valencia Ballroom which hosted the Reception after the main event. To read about the recipients see the last issue of ShowcaseNow! online 24/7 at Cruise through time with cars, buses and motorcycles in unique themed settings from the early 1900 s 1970 s. Fun for all ages! Save up to $ 6 Valid for $1.00 off admission for up to six guests when entering at the same time. Not valid in combination with any other coupons or discounts. Expires 1/31/11 # of Guests May Showcase PA Open Daily 9 AM 5 PM 1 mile from HERSHEYPARK just off route 39 West Special Exhibits Muscle Car Mania April 23 September 6th Annual Museum Car Show June 26, 2010 Pittsburgh s Famous Stainless Steel Cars Thru September Cadillac LeMans Dream Car #3 Thru September Hershey, PA Why We Attend. Attending the Business Expo has provided me the platform to meet and network with potential new customers, as well as the opportunity to keep my business in front of many of our existing customers. Where else can you do all that, under one roof, in the same day? You can bet I ll be there! Brian Samples Deer Creek Electric Owner Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Presenting Sponsor Gold Sponsors Media Sponsor 4 ShowcaseNow! PA_ indd Volume 1 7 Issue 4 3/2/10 10:09:09 AM

5 So Much to See and Do Throat Singers from Central Asia Visit Region April 29, 30 Lancaster, Harrisburg, York Tuvan throat singers Alash Ensemble return to the region for performances at: Eastern York Middle School, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, and Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster. Alash Ensemble named after the sacred Alash River in Central Asia, is known throughout the world for its unique style of singing called throat singing, or overtone singing. The tiny republic of Tuva in Central Asia is a giant when it comes to mastery of the human voice, promoters say, and Tuvan throat singers can produce two, three, sometimes even four pitches, simultaneously. To learn more visit Concert Band Seeking Musicians Harrisburg The Keystone Concert Band is gearing up for the summer concert season and welcomes new players of all skill levels. The group is recruiting flutes, oboes, bassoons, 2nd and 3rd clarinets, horns, and trombones. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in Paxtang. Call Donna Deaven at or visit for more information. The Codorus Blast Moves into Its Ninth Year Hanover The 2010 Codorus Blast, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June at Codorus State Park near Hanover, is gearing up for its ninth year. Three of the area s most popular bands have been booked to play the Codorus Blast band shell during the event. From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, the Tanner Mountain Band will be performing country classics and the latest country favorites. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, the Colgan-Hirsh Band will be performing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s; and Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m., Rich Clare s Pentagon is scheduled to bring in the fireworks with a rock and roll show perfect for all ages. For more information on the event call or log on to Museum of Bus Transportation Hosts Annual Spring Fling June 4, 5 Hershey The Museum of Bus Transportation s annual Spring Fling will be held on Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5. This popular bus weekend features North America s Largest Bus Memorabilia Flea Market. The Flea Market is held on the George M. Sage Annex and offers attendees a behind the scenes opportunity to see the facility used to store vehicles owned by the Museum of Bus Transportation that are not currently on display. Free parking is available at the Museum with shuttle bus service that will operate both days between the AACA Museum and the Annex location from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Fee to use the shuttle bus is $2. Food is available all day, at the Annex and the AACA. For more information call , ext. 119 or Or you can visit www. Special display vehicles at the Museum include a GM Futurliner #10, Stainless Steel Cars from ATI Allegheny Ludlum, Cadillac LeMans Dream Car #4, 1970 and a Chevelle LS-6. Beginning on Friday, April 23 the Museum will present the exhibit, Muscle Car Mania, running until Monday, September 6. Donate Your Old Cell Phones for Use by Soldiers Annville More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers and Annville Inn Bed & Breakfast are calling on all Americans to support these men and women by donating unused cell phones. Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to collect over 50,000 cell phones this year to help keep troops connected with their families. Annville Inn s owner, Rosalie George, and her husband both come from military families, and currently have family members serving. We know how important it is for family members to stay in touch with their heroes overseas, Rosalie says, and we want to do our part to make these connections possible. Cell Phones for Soldiers statistics show that every 16 months over 130 million cell phones are retired to closets, drawers and other home repositories for outdated equipment. Only 10 percent of this material has ever been recycled. Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their phones at Annville Inn Bed & Breakfast, 4515 Hill Church Road, Annville. You can call ahead by phoning Master Gardeners Plant Clinics at Fredricksen Library Camp Hill Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don t know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening May through August. The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! For information contact: Cindy Smolinski at , ext. 234 or Members of the Pennsylvania Past Players, the living history interpreters, are seen here at a commemoration in Wrightsville before a reenactment of the burning of the bridge. For information on bringing the Past Players to your event Aviation Enthusiasts Will Host Fly-In With Pancakes Gettysburg EAA Chapter 1041, The Gettysburg Barnstormers, will host their Wings, Wheels and Pancakes Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 at Gettysburg Regional Airport (W05). Breakfast will be served both days. Free shuttle service to and from the Visitor Center of Gettysburg National Military Park will be available for those who fly in. The 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Grand Champion Antique winner, a 1930 Waco RNF, is scheduled to be on hand and an antique and classic car display and hangar flying will be featured. For more information, contact Ellie and Jim Sheen at or or visit com/site/gettysburgbarnstormers. Burning of the Bridge Diorama Opens for the Season Wrightsville Historic Wrightsville Inc. has reopened its diorama that illustrates the 1863 burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. Some historians say the bridge was fired by Confederate invaders and others say townsfolk set it on fire to prevent the advance of the enemy army on Philadelphia or Harrisburg. What is the truth? The Diorama is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the organization s home on lower Hellam Street beside the Veteran s Memorial Bridge. For more information visit And look for the next commemoration of the Burning of the Bridge with special guests such as the Pennsylvania Past Players seen in the picture on this page. ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 5

6 Celebrate with Art and Dance Junior Miss: 45 Years of Scholarships in York County By Lyn Bergdoll Svannah Gilmore Bethany Kolmer Natasha Stanley Ashley Gochoco was named York County Junior Miss and then crowned Pennsylvania s Junior Miss. She will go to the national competition in June. Everyone is welcome to attend the York County Junior Miss program, a celebration of today s youth. WHEN: Saturday, May 1 CURTAIN TIME: 7 p.m. WHERE: Central York High School FOR TICKETS: Call York County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 45th Annual York County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Central York High School. Again this year, 28 candidates will be featured in this celebration of outstanding youth in York County. More than $30,000 will be awarded in scholarships to help these young women further their education. The Junior Miss Program is a nationwide scholarship program that began in Mobile, Alabama in Local Jaycees began the program, which became a popular scholarship opportunity in all 50 states. Since then, more than 700,000 young women have participated in this program around the country, earning total scholarships of more than $90 million in local, state and national programs. Here in our community, the York Jaycees started the York County Junior Miss Program in The program was held at York Suburban High School with only seven candidates. With community support, the program grew in participation and opportunity. The York County Program incorporated in 1976, retaining the experience of many Jaycees who had been working on the program for years. Local sponsors were incredibly generous in providing scholarships, which grew from just several hundred dollars in the beginning to over $30,000 every year. George Trout served as Master of Ceremonies for 25 years, with the Dallastown Blue Silk and Satin Stage Band providing the music for 25 productions. Other jazz ensembles that performed for the event include York High and Central York, and now the West York Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Eyster. Doug Allen has served as Master of Ceremonies for the past 19 years. The Junior Miss Program continues to attract the brightest and most talented young women in York County. They become empowered to be their best as they prepare for college and careers. Junior Misses are role models, speaking to groups of students everywhere to share the message of Be Your Best Self and encourage students to implement the five elements of this program into their own lives. The York County Program has been recognized numerous times as the Most Outstanding Local Program in the Nation. York County awards the most scholarship monies of any local program in the country. This is because of the generosity, producers say, of sponsors such as: Chloe Eichelberger Jack Giambalvo Motor Company Harvey and Win Bradley York College of Pennsylvania Stewart & Tate, Inc. The Bon-Ton Perform Group, LLC York Traditions Bank In addition to Sponsors and community support, volunteers continue to play a key role in the success of this program. They give countless hours of time throughout the year to bring this program to life. Along with the Board of Directors and Junior Miss Committee, professional women serve as Big Sisters to each candidate, offering guidance and expertise to her and her family. Thanks to businesses, volunteers and the entire community, Junior Miss continues to impact the lives of young women in York County, and across our nation. About the Writer: Lyn Bergdoll is President of York County Junior Miss, Inc. She also directs and choreographs this scholarship program, which recognizes the achievements of outstanding young women. Earning her Master s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Lyn combined her education background with extensive work in the non-profit world in the York Community. Lyn choreographs musicals, events and performing groups throughout the area. As a faculty member of York College of Pennsylvania, Lyn taught the dance program for 25 years. Along with Carol Oppelaar, Lyn co-chairs The Rosies, celebrating excellence in the theater arts in York County. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. 6 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4

7 Ask for More Music Falling Down a Rabbit Hole Has Never Been So Much Fun; Her Royal Majesty Invites All Funlovers to Her Black & White Party By Greg King The reigning Diva of this party has a straight talk with her girls onstage. food provided by local restaurants. There will be a silent auction and an auction fashion show. And you will be sure to encounter many of the characters familiar to fans of Alice in Wonderland -- but as imagined in the era of 1970s Disco. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare will host a cast of characters featuring various entertainment by some of the area s best local talent. As the sun sets on the Mad Hatter s Tea Party, the Queen of Hearts will command all her subjects to join her inside Club XS for even more entertainment. The cast of the inside show has been working for months to put the Boogie in Wonderland, and not even Alice or The Queen of Hearts will be able to resist the urge to dance along. The entire party culminates when Platinum Selling recording artist Deborah Cox takes the stage shortly after midnight. Her latest album, Destination Moon, is a tribute to Dinah Washington, who like Cox, delved into blues, jazz, big band and pop ballads. Cox is the highest level of entertainment ever offered at Club XS, says Oswald. We re glad that the event can bring her here to help raise money for the HIV/AIDS effort. Advance purchase tickets for the event are $25 for standard admission. There s a $100 VIP ticket available and that ticket includes an open bar beginning at 10 p.m., private hors d oeuvres service, preferred seating and viewing of the inside show, and a gift bag. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling Club XS is located at 36 West 11th Avenue, York, PA You can also get directions from the Club XS website at www. As Alice learned when she tumbled down the rabbit hole, no one throws a party like the Queen of Hearts. On Friday, May 7 you can join Her Majesty s honored guests, including Alice and the Mad Hatter, just to name a couple, at the Fourth Annual Black & White Party. Often called the best party you ll ever attend, this year s party is themed Alice in Boogie Wonderland. All funds raised from The Black & White Party support HIV/AIDS programs in the region through Family First Health in York and The South Central Pennsylvania AIDS Fund which funds programs throughout the region. In its first three years the event has raised $52,000 to support these local programs. According to the US Center for Disease Control there are 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS and according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health the South Central Pennsylvania region ranks second in the Commonwealth in cases of HIV/AIDS. The highest-risk populations are heterosexual women, youth aged 13-24, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (MSM). Communities of color, specifically African Americans and Hispanics, have disproportionately higher rates of HIV/AIDS. But in today s economy of dwindling resources, funds for care are often lacking. That s where The Black and White Party takes center stage. Charles Oswald, the chairman and creator of the Black & White Party explains, After moving to York, I had the opportunity to work with Family First Health in York in another capacity. After learning about their Caring Together Program, which provides HIV/AIDS services and support, I realized there was a significant lack of funding and a great opportunity to make a difference. As the bar manager of Club XS, a massive newlyremodeled venue, he decided it was the perfect place to hold the first event. The event also had the full support of the owner Joel Weinstein. With need and opportunity lining up so perfectly, adds Oswald, the only thing missing were people to help make it all happen. Shortly after telling a few people about my vision, I had many people from the community Ladies of remarkable beauty and poise appear. knocking on my door to participate. The Black and White Party is an all volunteer effort and this year s party has over 100 volunteers working on the entertainment alone. Including all the other volunteers who are involved with the event, there are well over 150 dedicated folks, some who work all year long, to make the party a success. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. You arrive at the venue and upon stepping through Alice s looking glass you will find Club XS s parking lot transformed into a tented garden featuring the Mad Hatter s Tea Party with taste-tempting ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 7

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9 Music, Art, Dance, Theater The Parts of a Symphony Orchestra: The Piano By Karen Wix Because the piano is the instrument of choice for so many people this entire article will be dedicated to this most popular of all the instruments found in a symphony orchestra. The piano is a musical instrument which is played by means of a keyboard. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano s versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world s most familiar musical instruments. Pressing a key on the piano s keyboard causes a felt covered hammer to strike steel strings. The hammers rebound allowing the strings to continue to vibrate. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a sounding board that unites the energy to the air so that it can be heard as a sound. The word piano is a shortened form of the word pianoforte which literally means harpsichord with a soft and loud. This refers to the instrument s responsiveness to keyboard touch which allows the pianist to produce notes of different dynamic levels by controlling the speed with which the hammers hit the strings. The invention of the modern piano is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori ( ) of Padua, Italy. Cristofori worked for Ferdinand de Medici as the Keeper of the Instruments. He was an expert harpsichord maker. Though the exact year that the piano evolved is not known, it is believed to be around the year Many parts of a piano are made of materials selected for sturdiness. In quality pianos, the outer rim is made of a hardwood, normally maple or beech. Thomas Steinway developed the system of laminating flexible strips of hardwood to produce the desired shape for the outer rim. The heaviness of the wood and the size make concert grands difficult to move about as they can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The largest piano built weighs 1520 pounds. Piano movers earn every cent that they charge to move pianos on and off the stages of concert halls. In grand pianos the frame and strings are horizontal with the steel strings extending away from the keyboard. A concert grand is about 9.84 feet long. There is also the baby grand that is approximately seven feet long. All else being equal, longer pianos with longer strings have a larger, richer sound. The longer strings on a concert grand can vibrate more accurately than the shorter, thicker strings on a baby grand. Full sized grands are usually used for public concerts whereas smaller grands are often chosen for domestic use where space and cost are considerations. Almost every modern piano has 36 black keys and 52 white keys for a total of 88 keys. There are seven octaves on the modern piano. Some manufacturers extend the range further in both directions. Extra keys are added to accomplish these additions. The extra keys are added primarily for increased resonance. The extra keys are sometimes hidden under a small hinged lid that can be flipped down to cover the keys in order to avoid visual disorientation in a pianist unfamiliar with the extended keyboard. Bosendorfer is the most prolific manufacturer of the extended keyboard piano. Pianos have had pedals or some close equivalent since the earliest days. Most grand pianos in the U.S. have three pedals: the soft pedal, sostenuto (which sustains only those notes that are depressed at the same time) and sustain pedal; while in Europe the standard is two pedals, the soft and sustain. The part of the piano where materials probably matter most is the soundboard. The soundboard is a transducer. It takes the vibrations of the strings, transfers ensuing vibration into a larger more massive energy and that adds tone and substance to the sound of the strings. In quality pianos the soundboard is made of solid spruce. The spruce must be dried over a long period to time before it is made into a soundboard. In cheap pianos the soundboard is made of plywood. Pianos need regular tuning to keep llllllll Do Your Part For The Arts them in pitch which is usually the internationally recognized standard concert pitch of A4=440Hz. The hammers of pianos are voiced to compensate for gradual hardening and other parts also need periodic regulation. Aged and worn pianos can be rebuilt or reconditioned. Often by replacing a great number of their parts, they can be made to perform as well as new pianos. Older pianos are often more settled and produce a warmer tone. The most widely admired piano repertoire is from composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin and Mendelssohn. When you know that a pianist is the featured artist at a symphony concert, try to get tickets on the left side of the audience. The pianos are most often placed on the stage so that the left side of the theater allows the patrons to watch the hands of the performer. This is half the fun of such a concert. You will notice after hearing and seeing several piano concerts how differently each artist attacks the keyboard to produce his or her unique interpretation of the music. Meet Me in Hanover! By Dee Garber Yes, it feels like summer and everyone is out and about. Some are getting a head start on the yard work and some are visiting places and seeing some of the wonders around us. I enjoy all this, too, and with spring and summer come many additional fun activities in and around the Hanover Area. Here is just a sampler of coming events, beginning with the Hanover Area Historical Society which is planning a Victorian Tea on Saturday, May 1 at St. Joseph Church, Grandview Road. On Saturday, May 8, the Society is hosting a Chamber Music Concert, featuring Professor Yeon-su Kim and students of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music of Gettysburg, and welcomes you for an 8 p.m. presentation at the Warehime- Myers Mansion. On Wednesday June 2, the Warehime-Myers Mansion will be the site of a Concert on the Lawn, beginning at 6 p.m. The Historical Society is also offering a History Camp for Youth from June and young people from ages 8 to 14 are welcome to sign up now. For more information, call , or send an to for full details. The Hanover Community Players are presenting Neil Simon s Tony Award-winning play, Lost in Yonkers at 8 p.m., from May and A matinee is being offered, too, at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 16 at the Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Yellow Roses by Grace Lefever Hanover. Tickets can be purchased at Reader s Cafe, 125 Broadway, Hanover as well as at the theater. Any unsold seats will be available at the door on show nights. For more information, visit or call Artist Grace Lefever Featured in One-Woman Show Meanwhile, my favorite local artist, Grace Lefever, a wonderful person and wonderful artist, too, will show some of her paintings up in New Oxford at the Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys Village on Route 30. You can visit this show at The Second Floor Gallery in the Main Building at the Brethren Home. I met Grace a few years back at an art show given by the York Art Association and we were able to get to know each other more when she visited a show at the Hanover Area Arts Guild. Grace discovered her love of art as a little girl. She told me in an interview that she also wrote poems and wrote songs as a child and still does today. As a child she gave her art to others, she told me, and once when a close friend of hers was hospitalized Grace wanted her to feel better, so she made up a booklet of drawings and gave it to the friend. Grace s friend still has that booklet and treasures the work created from Grace s heart. Grace told me that in high school biology was her favorite subject because she loved drawing all the butterflies and insects that were given to the class as a project. Grace got an A++ from her teacher. I learned that Grace graduated high school in Mid-Term 1941 and went to work at Grant s Store in York. She worked in the needlework department and was exposed to all the wonderful designs and colors available there. She also joined the York Art Association and learned how to paint in oils. After about a year and a half she was ready to go to Kutztown in pursuit of an Meet Me in Hanover art degree, specializing in teaching. But then, for many years she put her art aside to raise a family and help out on the farm. Finally, she went back to her paints and discovered one of her favorite media was finger painting. And Grace s finger paintings are nothing like you have ever seen before. She will have many of them in her show in New Oxford and you re invited to come and take a look. In my opinion this is a must see! About the Writer: Dee Garber is an artist and photographer who operates her own graphic design studio. She is also an advertising sales representative for ShowcaseNow! You can write to her at Want to read other columns by Dee Garber? ShowcaseNow readers can read other columns by Dee Garber by visiting the web site, Click on the button at the left that leads to Past Issues. Our index, generally found on page 2, contains keywords including names of this columnist and others. ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 9

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Volume 7 Issue 4 April 22 April 30 May 1-9 Visit Literacy us online: Festival, Lebanon County Arts Into the Wild with Jack Hanna, Agatha Christie s Murder on the Council, , ShowcasePA! Datebook Add Your Event to the ShowcasePA! calendar. Strand-Capitol PAC, York, , Nile, Allenberry Playhouse, Boiling Just April send a letter, or to Springs, , Tell us What, Where, When, How, Why Once on This Island, York Little The Bill and Leslie Powell Cabaret Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Fulton Theatre, Subject Line, Showcase Datebook. Theatre, , Series, Special Guest Appearance, York Lancaster, , April Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, , April 23 Sophie Awards for Poetic Excellence, Espresso Yourself Café, Newport, , April 23, 24, 28, 29 A Prophet, Film, Hollywood on High, Carlisle Theatre, , April Muscle Car Mania! 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Dellinger Jr., Free Great for Teen Audiences, Eichelberger The 45th Annual York County Reception at 3 p.m., brief program at PAC, Hanover, , x 300, Junior Miss Program, Strand-Capitol 3:30 p.m. For information call Barb Sloat, Performing Arts Center, , , ext. 252, April 24 The Eaken Trio, Conservatory Series, The Four Bitchin Babes, Strand- Tartan Terrors, Strand-Capitol PAC, Eichelberger PAC, Hanover, , Capitol PAC, York, , York, , The Bill and Leslie Powell Cabaret May 3, 10 Youth Art Day, Greenwood High School, Series, Special Guest Appearance, York Plein Art Painters, On the Square Millerstown, , Little Theatre, , of New Bloomfield, , April 25 Playing with Color, watercolor class Elvis Gospel Concert with Brad Crum, by Carolyn Pio, Landis House, 567- May 4 Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg, 7023, Volunteer Covered Dish Dinner, Soul Infusion, Central Pennsylvania Cumberland County Historical Society, Greater York Dance Company Symphony Orchestra, Hershey High , Spring Concert Performance, School, , May 5 The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts May 1, 2 Chef s Back Door, Mitsuru-Ya, benefits Center, , The Wizard of Oz, DreamWrights Youth Strand-Capitol PAC, York, , Aurora s Magical Luncheon, York and Family Theatre, York, , Symphony Orchestra Association and York County Chamber Business and Greater York Youth Ballet, Children s The Great American Songbook, Technology Expo, Toyota Arena, York Musicale, Strand-Capitol PAC, York, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Expo Center, , May 5 27 Pearl Django, Eichelberger PAC, Rites of Spring Festival, Majestic Jack and the Beanstalk, Popcorn Hanover, , Theater, LeVan PAC, Gettysburg, Hat Players, Harrisburg, , Dickinson College Jazz and , Symphonic Band, Carlisle Theatre, Fish Tank, Film, Hollywood on High, May , Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle, , Cellist Zuill Bailey CD Release Party, Pennsylvania Arts Advocacy Rally, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Market Main Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Square Concerts, Broadway s Greatest Hits, sponsored by Jump Street, , Theatre Harrisburg, Krevsky Center, Jim Brickman s Beautiful Uptown Harrisburg, , World, Majestic Theater, LeVan April 27 PAC, Gettysburg, , If You Give A Pig a Pancake, School May 1, 2, 6-9 Days Series, Majestic Theater, Cabaret, Little Theatre of Fashion Premiere, Harrisburg LeVan PAC, Gettysburg, , Mechanicsburg, , Symphony Society, Harrisburg Hilton, May 1, 10 Spring Concert, Harrisburg Summer 2010 Semester Auditions, May 6-8, 9-16 Youth Symphony Orchestra, The Adams County School of Musical Theatre, Twelve Angry Men, Lebanon Forum, Harrisburg, , Gettysburg, , Community Theatre, , May 1-6 April 29 4 Artist Invitational, Art Association of May 7 Glenn Miller Orchestra, Eichelberger Harrisburg, , First Friday, Gettysburg Style! 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11 Showcase Compiled by Susan Breen Visit us online: Visit us online: Datebook Add Your Event to the ShowcaseNow! calendar. Add Your Event to the ShowcasePA! calendar. Just send a letter, to or to Tell Tell us us What, Where, When, How, Why... Why Subject Line, Showcase Datebook. Subject Line, ShowcaseNow! ShowcasePA! 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12 Near East: What s Happening in or Near Philadelphia Cherryholmes at the Kimmel The Grammy nominated bluegrass group, Cherryholmes is playing at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, on Friday April 23 at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information call or visit Béla Fleck at the Keswick, Chris Botti at the Mann Béla Fleck is coming to the Keswick Theater, Easton Road and Keswick Avenue, Glenside, in a concert with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer on Thursday May 27 at 8 p.m. For tickets and concert information call or visit Chris Botti is appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Thursday, June 17 at the Mann Theater in Fairmount Park and you can order tickets by calling or visit Latin Fiesta at Esperanza Academy On Friday, May 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., critically acclaimed Delaware Valley ensemble Latin Fiesta sets the stage of Esperanza Academy s 250-seat theater aflame with their performance of Cuba Canta y Baila, a soul-stirring concert of Cuban songs and dance rhythms. This show is part of Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas Inc. s first annual Latin Roots & Rhythms Festival, which kicks off Philadelphia s summer arts season with a bang on May 7, 8, and 9 in The three-day festival celebrates Latin American, Spanish and African dance, music, and culture with 13 hours of entertainment and authentic cultural performances. Visit the festival website at www. LatinRootsandRhythmsFestival. com for up-to-date information about schedules and performances. Photo by CK Cranford. The Arts in Philadelphia Peter Dobrin s coverage of the arts in the Philadelphia area, at, provides interesting remarks and news of exhibitions plus a lot of opinions. Picasso Show Extended, Renoir Waiting in the Wings Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, one of the most popular shows ever at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been extended to Sunday, May 2. The show, Late Renoir is slated for June 17 through September 6. Late Renoir follows the renowned painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir through the final and most fertile and innovative decades of his career, according to museum staff: At the height of his creative powers and looking toward posterity, Renoir created art that was timeless, enticing, and worthy of comparison to the greatest of the old masters, such as Raphael, Titian, and Rubens. For more information call or visit 12 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4

13 Creativity Has No Limits Daffodils, A Sign of Hope and Renewal By Jan Thoman Like many people, I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, which is not only a descriptive name but also a very apt abbreviation. By the end of December I m dragging, mentally and physically. Add the snow of this past winter and you can understand why I ve been nearly delirious with joy as the flowers have bloomed and the weather has become warm and sunny. I know there are earlier bloomers than daffodils (my all purpose name for jonquils and narcissus as well), but I don t grow them so I must admire others crocus and snow drops. In my yard and flower beds the first signs of spring are my daffodils. First to peep up out of the ground and bloom are the miniature, golden daffodils that have been charming me for almost 20 years. An impulse purchase one Easter, when they had finished blooming I couldn t bring myself to throw them out and planted them next to the cellar door. I had no hopes that they would survive, but they have rewarded me with their fairy-like beauty ever since. Next to bloom are the daffodils that have creamy outer petals and a dark yolk-colored center. I mention yolk color because they always remind me of sunny-side up eggs. The flowers bob gently over their much smaller neighbors like a benediction. Finally, the larger more common daffodils that are spread around the yard come into bloom. One exception to these are the cream colored double daffodils that I planted the day I found out that a woman who had been like a mother to me had lost her battle with cancer. I never see them without thinking of Buffy and her loving, generous spirit. Daffodils were blooming all over the York area when this photo was taken at West Market Street and Richland Avenue. The Garden Club of York and other groups and individuals have planted thousands of daffodils making this region a blossoming paradise in the spring months. ShowcaseNow photograph. North Gettysburg Trail Is Nearing Reality By Ruthe Fortenbaugh Craley Adams County Commissioner George Weikert has announced that the long-anticipated North Gettysburg Trail will be under construction within a few months. Designed primarily to encourage students to walk and bike to the Gettysburg Senior High School, the North Trail will offer local residents an attractive and safe exercise option. This project is the first component in a network of trails, according to Andrew Merkle, Senior Planner for the Adams County Planning Commission. This trail is a joint effort involving Adams County, the National Park Service, Cumberland and Straban Townships, and the Gettysburg Area School District. Plans for the trail have changed several times over the past few years, notes Merkle, but now everything is just about ready to go. The sidewalk Trail will begin just at the end of Broadway and will include an addition made to the culvert over the stream. Passing the Agriculture Building, the Trail continues on to Howard Avenue. At this point, appropriate signage and safety materials will be displayed to indicate that bicycles should cross Old Harrisburg Road where a wider path is provided. Riders will return to the original Trail near the Veterinarian s property and continue on to the High School. Commissioner Weikert pointed out that this additional access will encourage trail users to visit Simple Pleasures The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. --Song of Solomon The front bed was once bordered with beautiful grape hyacinths that have fallen prey to the squirrels over the years. I commented that I would have none this year, but in an empty pot next to the steps, two bulbs that had been buried there have come up. They are dwarfed by the big pot, but still a welcome sight. Scattered between the daffodils are the curling leaves of the columbines, the next thing that will bloom. In my favorite flower bed at the end of the yard the feathery red and green fronds of the bleeding hearts are growing taller every day. I will be blessed with at least four night blooming primroses (a weed that produces lemon scented yellow flowers at dusk). In the far corner is the Jack-inthe- Pulpit that Daddy gave me from his garden years ago. Daddy is gone now but his plant lives on and provides me with wonderful memories. In closing I do have a confession to make. On my desk at work I have a lovely scan (not a photo or painting) of five double daffodils. This is my secret weapon against the dark dreary days of winter. No image can do justice to the real thing, but sometimes we just have to take what we can get. Meet Me in Gettysburg residences and businesses along the east side of the road. Students and faculty at Harrisburg Area Community College will be encouraged to use the Trail whenever possible. Weikert noted that the elimination of traffic in this area will also help diminish the problem of air pollution. Grants to help fund this endeavor have come from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Division. Both Weikert and Merkle are eagerly looking forward to completion of the North Gettysburg Trail and its expected benefits. With the country s increased awareness of the value of more exercise for all age groups, from students to senior citizens, maybe even a few baby-buggy pushers will be seen on the trail as well! ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 13

14 It s a Small, Small World My Five Favorite Small-World Stories By David C. Frost Jr. David Hovell and I live in Conewago Township, Dover. We moved to this part of York County in the fall of 2000, after our house in Central New Jersey had been seriously damaged by fire. We had lived in New Jersey for five years, after thirty-five years in New York City. David Hovell is a native of New Jersey, and I was born and grew up in Oklahoma. Until I lived in Pennsylvania, most of my small-world stories had to do with Oklahoma. We have traveled a lot since retirement, and I almost always find someone from Oklahoma -- on cruises, in Thailand, in Australia, in Maine (where David and I spend almost half of each year). Since living in York County (I have York County ancestors -- more about them in one of my stories), I have had a number of surprising small-world episodes. And they all come back to our area of Southcentral Pennsylvania. And these stories emphasize one of David Hovell s maxims: When you leave home, you need to behave because you never know whom you re going to meet. 1. When we moved to the Dover area, we had not initially found a church to attend. Presbyterians, we (after listening for some months to radio broadcasts of the Sunday morning service) attended a service at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. At the social period before church, almost the first person we encountered was Ed Novak of Camp Hill. Ed didn t recognize me at first, but we had worked closely together in the eighties in the offices of Macmillan Publishing Company in New York. I knew that Ed had moved to Pennsylvania, but I had no idea we d reconnect at what has become our church in Harrisburg. (And, since we re in Camp Hill, I ll slide into the next item.) Although I ve received from Ints Abolins for a couple of years, we only met Ints and his wife, MaryAnn, in February Ints and MaryAnn live in Camp Hill, almost literally across the street from the office of one of our doctors. Ints (that unusual name is Latvian -- he and his family immigrated to the USA in the fifties) is head of the University of Oklahoma alumni association for Southcentral Pennsylvania. Ints and I (and my brother, Ed, a professor who retired to Norman, Oklahoma) are graduates of OU. Ints and Ed are intensely involved in following University of Oklahoma sports activities -- and I have put them in touch -- and they exchange information about the history of Oklahoma sports. My brother has for several years written articles about OU sports history for magazines. And I learned that Ints and his family were sponsored to enter this country by a Methodist church in Calumet, Oklahoma. In the next year they moved to Oklahoma City, and he attended Central High School there, where my step-grandmother taught for thirty years. But Ints and I met in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. 2. Although we all live in York County, Pennsylvania, it was in Maine that we met Harold and Rebecca Yates Shorb. A mutual friend, Pamela Cabanas, a talented painter in Friendship, Maine, introduced us at one of her exhibits 14 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 In January 2010 David Frost and David Hovell prepare for a thrilling ride under a portion of impressive Iguazu Falls in Southern Brazil, near the border with Argentina. The falls are composed of a series of large cataracts. about three years ago. The Shorbs spend the summers at a lakeside cottage not far from us in Maine. They have visited us in Friendship (where we spend the summers), and we have visited their lovely home, Hanover House, in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Last summer we attended an impressive showing of Becky s plein-air paintings in Damariscotta, Maine, and I wrote of her beautiful work in ShowcaseNow! 3. Number 3 is really three in one -- three separate encounters, but of the same sort, occurring while traveling abroad. In Melbourne, Australia, while waiting to board a cruise ship bound for Los Angeles, a couple standing next to us asked where are we from. We replied Dover, Pennsylvania. They introduced themselves: Bernard and Janet Babik, who live in Dover, Pennsylvania, just a few miles from our house. We enjoyed their company on the cruise, and we periodically get together in our area of Pennsylvania. A couple of years later, we were on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, headed for Morocco. We were at breakfast with folks we really didn t know. A woman s voice behind us asked, Excuse me. Are you the Davids from Dover, Pennsylvania? We turned to see a friendly couple we didn t yet know: Dean and Mary Jean Rinehart of York. We have mutual friends who knew we were all headed for a Mediterranean cruise and wondered if it could be the same one. We had been spotted because one of the Davids has a gray ponytail. (Yes, I m the guilty one.) And we spent a number of pleasant meals and conversations on that trip with the Rineharts. And the most recent, in February 2010, occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We were on a bus that collected tourists from various hotels for a day-long city sightseeing tour, lunch included. I had noticed a young American woman (so I thought) speaking fluent Spanish on the bus. I found myself seated next to her at a long table at lunch. I asked where she lives, and she replied, In the Baltimore area. I then said that we live in York County, abutting Maryland. When I explained where we live, Jean Meile told us that her parents, Carroll and Carolyn Meile, live just a few miles from us in Conewago Township, Dover. When I asked Jean if she learned her rapid Spanish in York County, she replied that she had had a couple of years of Spanish in high school (Christian School of York). But she had refined her Spanish as a Rotary International exchange student in Ecuador. In a little reverse aspect of the small-world episode, Jean s sister lives in Maine, and Jean has spent time near us there -- in Rockland, on Vinalhaven Island, and in Thomaston, which is about fifteen miles from us in Friendship! But we met in Brazil. A splendid photographer, Jean sent us via a number of beautiful photographs of her travels in South America. 4. In late December 2007 David Hovell and I were in Friendship, Maine, working at our house there. David Hovell fell and shattered his femur. Surgery to repair the fracture was successful, but complications set in -- and it wasn t until January 21, 2008, that David was released to begin rehab at Knox Skill Unit in Rockland, Maine. Deborah Harbaugh, occupational therapist, was one of the personnel who worked daily with David, and she was among those most instrumental in his progress. Deb was interested in where we live, and it turned out that she had lived in York County, Pennsylvania, also. Her husband, Jared, chef at Atlantica, an upscale waterfront restaurant in beautiful Camden, Maine, grew up in York County. His parents, Mike and Pat Harbaugh, live in Hellam Township. Mike has been responsible for a number of building projects in the area. Deb encouraged David s hard work at the rehab unit, and she indulged his love of cooking by having him make certain dishes and desserts to share with the staff. After David gained back his strength and walking ability, he was released in February. We returned to York County, Pennsylvania, where he continued rehab activities for a few months. Not long after our return, we went to Charlie Brown s Steakhouse in York. Our server that evening had a name tag that read Cody. We asked if he had been in Maine because a chain of East Coast restaurants there is billed as Cody s Original Roadhouse. Cody replied no -- but said that his brother and sister-in-law live in Freedom, Maine. Did we know where Freedom is? And, of course, Cody s brother is Jared, and his sister-in-law is Deb. Cody My 5 Faves called them that night to say he had met David and David. On a subsequent visit to Charlie Brown s, we met Cody s parents, Mike and Pat Harbaugh -- and they proudly showed us photos of Adelaide, new daughter of Deb and Jared. Adelaide now is 15 months old. And Cody is nearing graduation from Lebanon Valley College. 5. I save the most remarkable for last. And it may be a stretch to consider this one s connection to our area of Pennsylvania. But the story features me and my brother, Ed, his wife, Lena, and their daughter, Lydia, who live in Norman, Oklahoma. But we Frosts are the connection. Ed s and my maternal greatgrandfather, Isaac Newton Ross, and his parents were born in York County, where I now live. Our Ross ancestors lived in the Carroll and Monaghan communities in northwestern York County before they moved for a generation or so to Venango County in Western Pennsylvania, then to Iowa, then down to Kansas, where our mother was born. (As far as I have been able to determine, our Rosses were not directly related to the person/family for whom York County s Rossville was named.) In 2001, although officially moved to Dover, I was still working at a publishing house in Manhattan and staying during the week with a friend in New Jersey. I would travel by train every Friday evening to Harrisburg or Lancaster, where David Hovell would pick me up for the weekend at home in Dover. He would then deliver me about 5 a.m. each Monday to the Harrisburg train station for me to catch the first train into Manhattan for my work week. My brother and his wife and daughter were in Manhattan for several days at Christmastime. I was to meet them after work on Monday for dinner. My morning commute left me entering the subway, laden with my baggage for the week, at the peak of the morning rush hour -- with literally thousands of busy New Yorkers crossing and crisscrossing at the midtown Sixth Avenue subway station. I heard (not saw) my sister-in-law saying, We might as well get them now. They were out early on a day of sightseeing before meeting me at my office at the end of the work day. Lena was referring to purchasing more subway tokens -- and Lydia had gone over to the machines for that task. I began to call them and wave my arms. I was so bundled up and burdened with my baggage that Ed (slightly alarmed at the sight of an unknown person signaling them) did not recognize me. But Lena began shouting, It s David! It s David! Thus we York County descendants had our surprise reunion eight hours early amid thousands of New Yorkers, none of whom even stopped to notice us. If my relatives and I had made an appointment to meet in that swirl of humanity, I m fairly certain we would never have found one another.

15 Eat More, See More, Do More ésaan Thai Restaurant By Kevin Leitzel It s 70 degrees and a warm summer night (er- Spring rather) on the patio-side café at ésaan Thai Restaurant on North Beaver Street in York. It s Good Friday, which just happens to be First Friday in York as well. The Yorkarts Gallery and the Brenda Wintermyer gallery nearby are buzzing with activity. People are placing their orders at the counter of the squeeze-in seating dream of Jai Delp, owner and creator of ésaan. The place is hopping as the sun goes down and the city becomes quiet again. I ve ordered the chicken pineapple curry with jasmine rice, which arrived in a giant bowl large enough to feed two. It has a spicy hot flavor that gradually increases the longer I keep eating. The Thai iced tea tastes like an infusion of chai tea with vanilla ice cream. It s my favorite new beverage. My only regret is that I couldn t have a Thai iced coffee as my refill drink, but the caffeine would result in a Hammy from Over the Hedge-like explosion of mind altering energy. The fare here is nicely priced, healthy and well-portioned. Soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes and stir fry make up the menu many dishes offered with choice of beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu. A fresh gelato and sorbetto bar opens up to the Beaver Street entrance for those with a sweet tooth. Ever wonder what pink guava, pineapple, Thai tea, or donatella (chocolate hazelnut) tastes like as a dessert? Try one for yourself. My advice: stay for dinner Restaurant Review and get the dessert. Check out the online menu at and become a Myspace/Facebook/Twitter fan. Seating is limited, and guests are welcome inside as well. Visit ésaan and get a taste of Thai. ésaan Thai Restaurant, in York s arts district, gets high marks for food and ambience. Chicken Pineapple Curry earned high marks for this writer. ShowcaseNow! is on the Air! Tune in every Friday morning at 10 a.m. to listen to Gil Sheffer, 1280 WHVR in Hanover, to find out what is going on in Southcentral Pennsylvania. For the past seven years, Gil and Showcase founder Susan Breen have been bringing news about activities for the upcoming weekend and following week in the eight counties served by ShowcaseNow! magazine, or tabloid. In a casual conversation between the two, activities from a variety of arts and nonprofit organizations are discussed. The magazine s Datebook printed in the centerspread of the publication, and also available online at ShowcaseNow. net, provides the topics for discussion and Susan and Gil frequently share their personal experiences involving the arts and their respective community involvement. Gil Sheffer has been the Radio Personality and the host for the station s two most popular programs, Better Living from 10 to 11 a.m. and Yard Sale from 11 a.m. to Noon. Gil brings to these programs 40-plus years experience in radio and television in Southcentral Pennsylvania including the last seven years at WHVR. When not on the air, Gil spends his time as a member of the Gettysburg Fire Gil Sheffer Department and Adams County Office of Emergency Services where he volunteers his time as the department s photographer. Susan, who lives both in Pennsylvania and California, edits the Datebook that appears in each issue of ShowcaseNow! and probably knows better than anyone the wide variety of possibilities of things to do and see around the region. Don t forget to tune into the show every Friday or you might miss hearing the announcement of your organization s coming event. Make a note of it: Fridays, 10 a.m., 1280AM, WHVR in Hanover. ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 15

16 At Your Library Pennsylvania s One Book, Every Young Child: A Community Collaboration for Our Youngest Readers Submitted by: Michelle, McIntyre, PR and Marketing Committee Chair of the Pennsylvania Library Association, and Director of the Roaring Spring Community Library, on behalf of the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Committee For five years there has been a unique and successful collaboration occurring throughout our state. Libraries, museums, associations, government agencies and businesses have been working together to promote the importance of early literacy development through the One Book, Every Young Child initiative. The program is simple in concept: introduce each child in Pennsylvania, ages 3 to 6 years, to the same book and create programming to get them and their caregivers excited about reading. There are 560,000 children in this age group, many of whom spend time in registered childcare facilities, Head Start programs, preschools or other early education programs. The collaborating partners all believe strongly in supporting early literacy efforts and each year they work together to develop a multifaceted program accessible to all areas and populations of the state. 16 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 Through this program, adults learn how to support the development of literacy in preschool children. Because it is important for children to be prepared for school, One Book, Every Young Child provides opportunities for adults to read aloud and share books, stories and related activities with preschoolers. These activities have been shown to be crucial to early learning. One Book, Every Young Child information and program ideas were developed by librarians and museum educators from across the state to promote the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers, and to encourage family bonding through books and reading. This year s selection is What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand. They have created a charming story for everyone who has ever spent time digging for treasure. Young readers especially relate to the treasures that Mole finds in his backyard. Alicia Himes of Lewisberry, York County, enjoys reading, What a Treasure! with children. Madeline, 5, and Gabriel, 2 at Red Land Community Library in Etters. Photo by Karen Hostetter. Throughout the year local events support the One Book, Every Young Child reading initiative and include illustrator visits at select locations across the state. Libraries and museums provide programs for families, activities for parents, early childcare providers and educators. Visit the One Book website, for more information and resources to use while sharing the book. Sixty-five traveling trunks have been carefully developed by museum educators to help expand upon the concepts in What a Treasure! Each trunk is filled with fun book-related puppets, games and manipulatives for young children, and includes a guide for librarians and educators to encourage the use of the trunk contents and activities that are aligned with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. Trunks are available at larger libraries across the state. Contact your local library for more information. We are fortunate to have a partner in the Verizon Foundation. For the fifth year they are proudly supporting our One Book, Every Young Child program with a $40,000 grant as part of their commitment to unlock the promise of literacy. This grant provides a copy of the book to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania childcare facilities, PreK Count classrooms, Head Start programs and Family Literacy programs. But we know that the continued success of this award-winning program is dependent upon the commitment and support of our community partners. We re always looking for new and unique ways to reach the parents and caregivers of our youngest readers, as well as opportunities to partner with new organizations. If you would like to be part of this exciting program, we encourage you to reach out to your local library to explore ways that you might be able to work together. If you d like to see the program in action, Will Hillenbrand, the illustrator of the 2010 book selection, is scheduled to visit two area libraries in April. In addition, many schools and libraries across the state will be doing their own programming to support this important initiative. For the complete list of illustrator appearances and to learn more about the program, we encourage you to visit our website at Michelle McIntyre One Book, Every Young Child is a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Children s Museum of Pittsburgh, Please Touch Museum, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, PennSERVE, HSLC/Access PA and Verizon. This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Pennsylvania s Office of Commonwealth Libraries. ShowcaseNow! is pleased to serve as one of the key supporters of many reading programs including One Book, One Community, The Big Read, and One Book, Every Young Child. To read more about the first two programs, featured in special inserts of past issues, visit our web site, and click on past issues. You may also order hard copies of past issues featuring these inserts and more. What are you reading? Feel free to write a short essay and send it to us by or postal service. Tell us about your reading adventures today.

17 Look Around, Get Involved USCT Week Coming to Harrisburg in November Pennsylvania People from Pennsylvania and around the globe will turn all eyes on Harrisburg this November. Scores of organizations and thousands of individuals are cooperating to bring descendants of the United States Colored Troops and other Civil War students and scholars to Harrisburg for a grand reenactment of the Grand Review of the USCT which happened in Harrisburg in November, You can read about this spectacular series of events in the 8-page supplement published by ShowcaseNow! in March. Just go to our web site, and click on the 8-page supplement entitled, USCT Times. Meanwhile, here are some ways you can get involved. Ten Ways to Get Involved CONNECTIONS! 1. Make a connection! Call VisitPA and tell us about your ancestor who served in the war. You ll receive an immediate follow up interview from one of our team called, The Torch Bearers! Your story will be added to the growing body of information that will be contributed to the Pennsylvania State Archives. 2. Share your legacy! Log onto and click on to Grand Review Archives where you ll be able to scan photos, important documents, artifacts and other family records to share while you retain the originals 3. Spread the word! Join us at savvygrousse where you can blog your friends, pass this message along, share with relatives, community, congregation and colleagues in the workplace. You ll also be able to follow other descendants at our Martin Delaney Facebook address. The Rosies : Celebrating York County s High School Musicals Area residents will have an opportunity to enjoy the talents of student actors, dancers and musicians from York County High Schools when Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center presents The Rosies on Sunday, May 16, at 6 p.m. Matt Belanger from WGAL 8 will serve as master of ceremonies. Lyn Buckler Bergdoll and Carol Oppelaar are co-chairs for the event, which showcases the accomplishments of more than 400 students from York County High Schools performing from the following musicals: Central York High School Curtains Dallastown Area High School Les Miserables Dover Area High School Les Miserables Eastern York High School Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Kennard-Dale High School No, No, Nanette Northeastern High School Footloose Red Lion Area High School Little Shop of Horrors South Western High School Li l Abner Spring Grove Area High School Beauty and the Beast Susquehannock High School Fiddler on the Roof West York Area High School Thoroughly Modern Millie William Penn High School West Side Story York Suburban High School Hello, Dolly! Representatives from each school will participate in a musical finale as well. Awards will then be presented in the following categories: Best Male Performer, Best Female Performer, Best Production Number with Dance, Best Overall Performance, Most Creative or Original Performance, Best Small Ensemble Performance and Judges Award. The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center produced the first High School Theatre Award Show in May Bob Miller served as Event Coordinator and Lyn Buckler Bergdoll directed and choreographed the event. Production Express served as a key component, along with the support of the York Community Foundation and the York Little Theatre. The Rosies celebration is open to the public. For tickets, contact the Strand- Capitol Box Office at CONSERVATION! 4. Preserve the past! Donate to preserve the 97 USCT Muster Rolls, or join a conservation team and work at any one of the 41 participating hallowed ground sites. Beginning May 1, you ll be able to take virtual tours of participating sites via the grandreview site. Just log onto the Hallowed Grounds link. Plan to organize a hands-on team and join us September 1 through October 31, 2010 for conservation projects at a site near you. 5. Add your name to the list! Join the White Carnation Society and stay in touch with other USCT descendants. COMMEMORATION! 6. See it for yourself! Grab a Civil War Passport or Quest for Freedom map and experience the 24 great heritage houses and museums that are the stewards of this legacy. 7. Plan to Attend! Plan to attend the workshops, exhibits, presentations, and special events planned for the first week in November. 8. Plan a Gathering! Contact the Hershey-Harrisburg Convention and Visitors Center and plan a family reunion or gathering during the Grand Review heritage week November 1-7, Make History! Organize a walking club in honor of a USCT soldier and join the parade in November! 10. Make a stand! Attend a hallowed ground commemoration event being held November 14 and 19! This Program is administered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism, Department of Community & Economic Development. For more information call or visit Join us FOR A DAY OF KENTUCKY DERBY FUN ON THE GROUNDS OF THE Mount Hill Tavern The excitement is building for Derby Day 2010, which will be hosted by Nadine and Doug Neidich on the beautiful grounds of the Mount Hill Tavern. With a scenic view of the Blue Mountains and beautifully landscaped grounds, this outdoor setting is the perfect location for the 9th Annual Derby Day. Please join us as we celebrate the coming of spring and the Run for the Roses at Mount Hill Tavern. Saturday, May 1, :30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m Colonial Road, Harrisburg, PA Presented by: Please park in the former Giant parking lot at Oakhurst Plaza, 4450 Linglestown Road. A shuttle service will transport attendees to Mount Hill Tavern. All proceeds benefit Jump Street ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 17

18 Food for the Soul In the Fairy Garden Tis better to be in the gardens Where fairies and gnomes abound With granddaughter mine at the age of nine, Who can still hear the fairy sounds. It is she who can clearly hear and see The flutter and whir Of gossamer wings, Through the emerald light From leaves that stir In the soft breeze that softly sings. Oh, the magic of place Where these furtive things be! Some in silk stockings green, Some in dresses of lace, All belong to a different race Than I. And though I try, cannot see. Taylor saw Fairy Melissa, clearly, And her gossipy friend, Mrs. Bumblebee Talking to Mr. Bumpkin, the gnome Sitting on stump round, Neath the tall tall tree That drops its pinecones Who sheds its brown needles To soften and quiet the ground. The scent of autumn is all around In and out where we stand, Taylor and I, hand in hand. We are young, we are old, In the fairy garden. Together we stand in awe. She at what she sees, I at what she saw In the fairy garden at Gretna. Oh the years of childhood Which are all too brief, Ere elders prevail, Ere learned disbelief. ~Richard Steinhauer (Note from Editor: The poet wrote these lines in 2007 about his granddaughter years before she would become a teen. He notes that in May of this year she ll be a teen and he confesses, I don t think she believes in fairies and gnomes anymore. The poem takes place in Mt. Gretna, near the famous Jigger Shop ice cream parlor.) Students Win Art Awards in Dauphin and Lebanon County Exhibitions Artist Name: Zach Hartzell; Age: 10 Artwork: Statue of Liberty Location: Central Dauphin School District Artist Name: Joshua Frank; Age: 7 Artwork: The Dot Location: Central Dauphin School District The ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties hosts art shows in both of the counties it serves each year in celebration of Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month in March. The 2010 Dauphin County Art Show was held in Strawberry Square between February 22 and March 27 and was titled The World Through My Eyes. Featured artwork came from artists of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Dauphin County. Some artists are participants in The ARC s programs, and others are from schools, day programs, group homes, and the general community. A total of 120 pieces were on display at this year s show. The culmination of the art show was an awards ceremony held in Strawberry Square on March 27. The ARC presented prizes to winners in four categories (youth, teen, adult, and threedimensional) as well as a best in show award as selected by a judging panel of local artists. The popular vote award was selected by visitors to the show. In partnership with the art show, The Arc hosted an information fair of community resources for people with disabilities of all types at Strawberry Square on March 25, For more information about The ARC s art shows, or to be added to the mailing list for future art shows, please contact Carla Briggs at The Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties or 18 ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4

19 Paint, Go, See, Do Dee Brua In One-Woman Show at Mason-Dixon Library Stewartstown Artist Dee Brua will show her work at the Mason-Dixon Public Library beginning Friday, May 7 when the Library will host a Reception for the Artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Formerly of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, Dee for many years pursued her love of watercolor painting while working full-time in Maryland. She enjoyed an extremely successful solo exhibition at Mason-Dixon Public Library in May of 2008 and also participated in a group exhibition here in November, She has displayed her work at the Paul Smith Library and the Glen Rock Library and is now showing her work in several art galleries on the Eastern Shore. Recently retired and living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Dee is now able to devote even more time to her painting and she is coming back to share her lovely work with us again. She is a past member of the York Art Association where she won awards and she is now a member of the Eastern Shore Art League. This exhibition, open to the public during regular library hours, takes place in the Library s Quiet Reading Room and will hang until May 28. For more information, call Showcase Since 2003 Also known as ShowcasePA! ShowcaseNow! also known as ShowcasePA!, and/ or any of its respective employees or contractors or volunteers are not responsible for any errors or omissions or editorial mistakes. All advertisements, coupons and promotions are effective during the six weeks after the date of publication unless otherwise noted. We apologize for any errors or inconveniences. Information and views printed herein, or linked to articles or items, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ShowcaseNow! and ShowcaseNow! does not endorse products or services advertised or publicized. We reserve the right to decline any ad and to change advertising copy. Submission of press releases, full color photographs of high resolution and calendar of events items may be sent by to Letters to the editor, as well as clarifications, on any topic published, are encouraged. Please keep letters to 100 words or fewer and them to In general, ShowcaseNow! uses the style established by the Associated Press, but there are some differences. We will be pleased to send Writers Guidelines. ShowcaseNow! attempts to reflect the diversity of its coverage area and cultural competency in its coverage of our region. The publication is dedicated to freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. All submissions become the property of ShowcaseNow!. Printed in the USA. Copyright All rights reserved. Want to get your heart racing? Then check out the new home for everything horseracing in Pennsylvania. It s chock full of insider info, a calendar of events and our daily Giddy Up Blog. Plus, we ll show you where the action s hot, the drinks are cold and the crowd is always ready to scream at the top of their lungs. Visit us today. ShowcaseNow! Volume 7 Issue 4 19

20 Come, join us in celebrating our 60 th Anniversary Season! biggest and boldest season in many years; six shows never before seen in Caledonia! Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters! May 29 to June 13, 2010 A dazzling musical about those famous sisters who regaled our troops in WWII with their swinging tight harmonies, selling more than 90 million records! Sponsor: Rotz & Stonesifer, Salzmann Hughes, P.C. Forty Five Seconds from Broadway June 15 to June 27 Neil Simon s valentine to the Great White Way, a cast of 12, this show is for the people in theatre, and also to people who love theatre. Sponsor: Walker, Connor & Spang, Orrstown Bank The Complete History of America (abridged) June 29 to July 11 To coincide with our nation s birthday in the early July season slot, the Playhouse will present this vaudevillian comic tornado as it rips through everything you thought you knew about this country and sets it down again in a different, new, and hilarious order. Sponsor: Franklin County Visitors Bureau ***World Première *** The Coward and the Glory July 13 to July 25 A new Civil War comedy set in Chambersburg, PA By acclaimed playwright Keith Bridges, perhaps altering history irrevocably! Sponsor: F & M Trust Unnecessary Farce July 27 to August 8 Romance, mistaken identities, the sheer silliness of two cops staking out a possibly corrupt mayor absolutely hilarious! Sponsor: Orchards Restaurant Ruthless! The Musical August 10 to August 22 A timely spoof of all those wanna-be pop princesses clamoring for a spot on the Disney Channel as the next teen sensation. Except this story starts at the grass roots, a third grade musical, and the For more information on the 2010 season or ordering tickets call machinations of one pint sized diva who wants to be a star, no matter what it takes! Sponsor: Patriot Federal Credit Union Shhhhhh promises of new, bigger, and better Totem Pole, the buzz of Summer A party not to be missed. For more information on the 2010 season or ordering tickets call COME TO OUR FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! FUN FEST 2010 Theater Sneak Preview, Kids Games, Face Painting, Magic Show and more! Sponsor: Target, Orrstown Bank, New Franklin Ruritan CHILDREN S THEATRE CAMP June 21 to July 2 For ages 8 to 15, enrollment limited! TICKETS, INFORMATION! Pennsylvania s premiere professional summer theatre! 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA

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