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    What is the GEARS story? An interview with Barry Acker by

    GEARS, Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation Services, is one of those community institutions that most of us take for granted.  It naturally seems to be a part of the community and always seems to be there; like roads, schools, and grocery stores.  The natural feeling of GEARS is one indicator that it is a model for a cooperative community institution and community service agency.  A community service like GEARS just doesn’t happen.  It requires a great deal of planning, foresight, and vigilance. To get a better understanding of GEARS as an institution, EJ caught up with Barry Acker, the Executive Director[Read more...]

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Front Page Image National Signing Day at Elizabethtown Area High School

November 21, 2014- As part of National Signing Day, Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Anna Forry and Katelyn Keller recently announced their intent to play field hockey at the collegiate level. At a special ceremony held in their honor, Forry and Keller accepted scholarships to NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference rivals Central Michigan University and Kent State University respectively. Forry is ...[more]

Front Page Image Rheems Elementary Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 21, 2014- During the month of November, the students, faculty, staff and PTO from Rheems Elementary School held their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items for the holiday including gravy, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pudding. The school faculty and PTO donated turkeys. In total, eleven families in need from the Rheems ...[more]

Must Read: The Latest Clyde Fitch Report from Terrell

  Elizabethtown author David Terrell's latest column, "Your Nationality? Monsanto," is a must read.  In it he discusses how we should think about the distribution of power in the world in the age of globalization.  The reader should think about the parochial range of priorities, moral concerns, and interests represented by corporate actors and compare it to the same range represented ...[more]

Elizabethtown is prepared to kick off the holiday season in style

From Chronicling Elizabethtown, Nov.20 Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Elizabethtown once again this year as part of the annual holiday parade at 6 p.m. this coming Saturday. The theme is "A Storybook Holiday." Unlike last year, the weather forecast looks to be clear, albeit a little cold with temperatures in the 30s. But it's a holiday parade, and it's supposed ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (November 20) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)

The Elizabethtown Advocate is our local print newspaper.  The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold for 50 cents from orange and black vending boxes at these places: Outside the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) In front of the Elizabethtown post office Outside American Legion Post 329, 240 N. Hanover St. At the Elizabethtown train station Outside Gigi’s Ice Cream Bar, corner ...[more]

Front Page Image Thanksgiving Food Drive at Bainbridge Elementary

November 20, 2014- Ten families in need in the Bainbridge community were provided with food baskets stocked full with many of the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Bainbridge Elementary School. The annual food drive has become a tradition at the school and was once again enthusiastically supported by the school’s students, faculty, and staff. The food drive ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of November 27

Thursday, November 27: We are closed for Thanksgiving. Friday, November 28: We are closed for Thanksgiving. Monday, December 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30am Pinochle. Lunch will be: chicken, rice, peas, fruit. Tuesday, December 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Trivia w/Bob, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, potatoes, broccoli, peaches. Wednesday, December 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Zumba Gold Chair ...[more]

Indian law scholar visits Elizabethtown College as Native American Heritage month highlight

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – A highly respected scholar of Indian law and a native of the Yaqui tribe visits Elizabethtown College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in recognition of Native American Heritage month. The event, free of charge, takes place in the College’s Gibble Auditorium. Rebecca Tsosie, an Indian law professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona ...[more]

Front Page Image Retrieved from Archives for Thanksgiving: The Idea of Progress

Nov. 27, 2009 After a recent trip to the grocery store, it became apparent that the time was right to resurrect this piece from Thanksgiving 2009. Although an issue of philosophical interest for many centuries, the Idea of Progress in its modern formulation can be attributed in large measure to Sir Francis Bacon.  The Idea of Progress is a world view which ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS November Students of the Month Named

November 13, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Carrie Reale and RJ Rawa were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Students of Month for November. Reale and Rawa were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Reale, daughter of Rob and Karen Reale of Mount Joy, has excelled in the classroom earning membership into ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.

  • Heroin-fueled burglary spree costs E-town man, 20, up to 8 years in prison

  • Mid Penn Bank eyes E-town for first Lancaster County branch

  • Nigerian church leader asks Elizabethtown church: we need your prayers, and your support, against terrorists

  • E-town girls advance to PIAA State quarterfinals

  • Who is John Doe? Look at this sketch made from a skeleton found near Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown tops Hershey to earn title bid

  • Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday

  • Woman, 2 children escape house fire after smoke detectors sound

  • 11 libraries say 'aye' to countywide fundraising plan; three of the county's largest libraries check out

  • Gas leak shuts down Elizabethtown street Sunday morning

  • Girls' Volleyball: Cocalico, Hempfield, E-town, Warwick advance to semifinals

  • Moo-Duck Brewery ready to open in Elizabethtown

  • Aument, Schreckengost will debate the issues in race for open Senate seat

  • Maytown man, 44, killed in motorcycle accident in Devil's Staircase Pro Hillclimb event

  • Girls' Volleyball: Elizabethtown defeats Solanco to win first section title

  • E-town's Jamie Marsico edges teammate Madi Mohr in L-L Girls soccer Section Two scoring race

  • Elizabethtown clinches L-L Section Two title and other boys' soccer notes

  • L-L field hockey teams punch tickets to playoffs with pairings to be determined

  • Girls' Soccer: L-L races going down to the wire

  • Field Hockey: L-L League Leaders

  • L-L Girls Soccer hits home stretch this week

  • Fantasy football meets social studies in Elizabethtown classroom

  • Draw gives Elizabethtown share of Section Two boys' soccer crown

  • The Local Flavor: A gluten-free torte with cherries on top

  • Chef's Choice: Jennifer Anteau shares her favorites

  • Gluten-free food and bake shop moves from Elizabethtown to Mount Joy

  • Coffee shop owner on sex abuse at store party: "What I did was evil…"

  • Man arrested after second bank robbery attempt in 4 years

  • Elizabethtown takes first place in Section Two girls' volleyball with win over Garden Spot

  • Boys' soccer: Joel Hess lifts E-town over Ephrata

  • Elizabethtown Borough approves ‘quick tickets’ for high grass, unshoveled snow

  • UPDATE: Hazmat call in Mount Joy the result of improperly used cleaning products

  • Girls Soccer standings and statistics

  • Woman hospitalized after pit bull attack in E-town home

  • Troegs Brewing expands by adding E-town warehouse space

  • Elizabethtown outlasts Lancaster Catholic in Section Two girls' tennis match

  • Conoy limits curbside mailboxes in Bainbridge, considers lighting complaint

  • Manheim Central and Elizabethtown play to scoreless tie

  • West Donegal officials trying to force cleanup of some properties

  • Masonic Village eternal flame dedication set for Saturday

  • Construction a near-constant theme at Masonic Villages

  • Middletown delivers another loss to Elizabethtown

  • Wenger's Feed names Finch president; Adams remains CEO

  • Frustration as state review of $59 million soybean plant in Lancaster County drags through two years

  • 23 local students among National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

  • Girls' Cross Country: 2014 team-by-team previews

  • Boys' Cross Country: 2014 team-by-team previews

  • REPORT: Two children taken to hospital after Elizabethtown school bus accident

  • Hempfield gets early nod in L-L Girls Soccer

  • A night at the Elizabethtown Fair: foot-long hot dog, 1,100-pound pig

  • Elizabethtown field hockey earns a Landmark ranking

  • Mailboxes would be limited in Bainbridge under proposed Conoy Township ordinance

  • New principal selected for East High Elementary School

  • Elizabethtown Fair opens the season in Lancaster County

  • Some highlights of the 2014 Elizabethtown Fair

  • West Donegal man charged with sexual assault of Elizabethtown girl, 13

  • One of 2 men suspected of burglarizing Mount Joy area restaurants arrested

  • School board member, middle school principal added in Elizabethtown Area School District

  • Asian restaurant, Hokkaido, opens in Elizabethtown

  • Advantage Chiropractic in E-town sold, founder retiring

  • WANTED: Brooklyn man who attempted “straw” purchase in E-town as “Usher Binhamington”

  • E-Town caregiver charged with $500k jewelry theft in York County

  • West Donegal farmer seeks permit to sell barbecued chicken

  • Masonic Village eternal flame monument to honor veterans

  • Elizabethtown OKs 3-year teacher contract with 2.5% raises

  • Waggin' Wheels pet supply store opens outside Elizabethtown

  • Speed bumps coming to Campus Road in Mount Joy Township

  • Elizabethtown Crossings shopping center takes small step forward

  • Crews respond to E-town gas leak

  • Elizabethtown approves 2.7 % tax increase, begins search for new principal, school board member

  • West Donegal finds compliance issues at ranch in new agritourism district

  • Stray bullet triggers discussion of target shooting in Conoy Township

  • Police: Brooklyn felon tries to buy gun in E-town with fake ID, then recruits stranger

  • Elizabethtown Crossings shopping center planned along Route 283

  • Elizabethtown American Legion official charged with stealing $24K