Traffic and parking changes

York City hosts the 17th annual Bike Night downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Motorcycles are expected to arrive in downtown York around 6 p.m., when a parade leaves the York Fairgrounds by the Market Street gate and travels east on West Market Street, north on Broad Street, and west on Philadelphia Street and back to the downtown area.

Motorists along the route should expect delays while the roads are closed briefly for the parade, city officials said, offering King and Princess streets as alternate routes for east- and westbound travel.

The following streets will be closed from 5:30 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m., with parking restricted starting at 4 p.m.:

---West Market Street from Pershing Avenue to Queen Street

---Beaver and George streets and Pershing Avenue from King Street to Philadelphia Street.

Parking will be available in the public garages on Philadelphia and King streets. The Market Street garage will be closed.

People traveling in the area should expect delays, and officials urge them to "pay attention" to those directing traffic.

Dogs and bicycles are not permitted within the event area.

City officials said parade participants who drive recklessly will be subject to arrest and their vehicles could be impounded. Motorcycles not moved from traffic lanes downtown by 10 p.m. will be towed at the owner's expense, they said.



Small Field unavailable Friday

Because of the West York at York High football game Friday, the Small Athletic Field parking lot usually reserved for Revolution games will not be available to fans attending the baseball game that evening, which is Game 3 of the Freedom Division Championship Series against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Baseball fans may instead park in the Northwest Triangle lot on Beaver Street, which is within sight and walking distance of Sovereign Bank Stadium, at no charge.

Fans already holding parking passes to any handicapped parking areas around the stadium or skybox ticket holders with passes for the Queen Street lot will be unaffected by these parking changes and may park as they normally would.

Over the weekend, York will also host Games 4 and 5 of the Freedom Division Championship Series on Saturday (6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.), if necessary. The Small Field parking lot will be available as usual for those games.


Helps families of children with cancer

The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation will host its third annual JTS Memorial Luncheon 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Great American Saloon in Red Lion.

This event has raised more than $28,000 for local families with children fighting cancer. The event features live music, all-you-can-eat buffet style lunch, a silent auction, a raffle, children's activities, a merchandise sale and more.

The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation was created to remember and honor the life of Jed Smith, a 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and he lost his battle in 2010.

The money raised provides support to families for travel expenses related to their child's treatment, helps with pharmacy costs, and donates toys and crafts to the outpatient clinic at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital as well as assists with funeral and bereavement expenses for those who have lost their children to this disease.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 10 and free for children under 3.

For more information, email or call Savannah Smith at 825-5845.


Fundraising telethon

White Rose Community Television will kick off its 2012-13 fundraising campaign with a telethon from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday on channels 16 and 18 on the Comcast cable system.

WRCT recently held a ribbon cutting and open house to showcase its new location and upgraded studio at the RotaryKranich building at 120 S. Lehman St. The station reaches 100,000 households throughout York County and has also updated its website,, to include streaming channels 16 and 18 with new technology that allows the broadcasts to be viewed on computers, smartphones and tablets.

Pledges can be made by calling WRCT between noon and 9 p.m. Saturday at 843-7722. Credit card pledges will be accepted. Checks can be made payable to the City of York, with WRCT written in the memo line and mailed to WRCT, 101 S. George St., PO Box 509, York PA 17405.