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    EAHS presents the musical– The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by

    January 29, 2015- Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S? Well, the cast and crew of Elizabethtown Area High School’s spring musical sure can! EAHS will present the Tony Award winning musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tuesday, March 3 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm and again Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 pm in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School auditorium. The first high school in Central Pennsylvania to present the show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of middle school-aged overachievers, their hopes, their dreams, and their angst as they compete for[Read more...]

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Senior Center activities week of February 5
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Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984.  The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of ...[more]

Upcoming Etown College public events
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11 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 Bowers Writers House presentation -- “Humanities and the Richness of Being: A Life Dynamic with Dr. Jacob Appel” Leffler Chapel and Performance Center What does it mean to live a rich life? What does it mean to have a dynamic background? Is the path to happiness laid with bricks of only one type, style or design? Dr. Jacob Appel, ...[more]

Front Page Image Charges filed for rape of a child
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On July 12, 2014, the Elizabethtown Police Department received a complaint regarding inappropriate sexual contact between an adult male and a juvenile female. The Elizabethtown Police Department learned through the investigation that a man identified as Ryan Minzer had met the 12 year old victim online. Minzer arranged to meet with the victim on June 26, 2014, and drove to Elizabethtown to pick ...[more]

‘Importance of Being Earnest’ on stage in Tempest Theatre
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Oscar Wilde is known for his portrayal of the human condition in Victorian times, and none of his works is more clever than the outlandish "The Importance of Being Earnest," about two men who have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, ...[more]

Front Page Image MSIB announces 2015 schedule
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3rd Annual Beans and Brews March 13th - Etown 2nd Friday ~ 5-8pm Sponsors Lucky Ducks Lancaster Homebrew, Darrenkamps Moo-Duck Brewerey Chili, Beer, Live Music, and some for of heat will be provided. Each event participant will receive two different raffle tickets tovote for their favorite Homebrewer and/or Chili Cooker. This will be Market Street! Improving Business (MSIB)'s 3nd Annual Homebrew and Chili Contest. For the Homebrewers, this ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (January 22) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)
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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]

Senior Center activities week of January 29
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Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984. The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of ...[more]

Front Page Image Social Enterprise Institute established at Elizabethtown College
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From Etown Now Rather than concentrate on profits, social enterprises focus on people and the community. Though revenue-generating—nonprofit or for-profit—these endeavors apply commercial strategies to improve human and environmental wellbeing. The bottom-line goal is social, cultural, economic or environmental outcomes. Though social enterprises might look like a traditional business on the surface, underlying are symbiotic relationships. Ten Thousand Villages. Tom’s Shoes. Warby ...[more]

Upcoming Elizabethtown College Events
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7 p.m.-- reception 7:30 p.m. -- lecture Tuesday, February 3 Spring Faculty Scholarship Lecture Series – Forbidden Knowledge: Political Intolerance in American Higher Education Susquehanna Room The Spring Faculty Scholar Lecture, “Forbidden Knowledge: Political Intolerance in American Higher Education,” features Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, professor of political science. Colleges and universities often are described as a “marketplace of ideas” where open dialog and debate lead to ...[more]

GEARS News January 19
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  Splash Bash             Join GEARS for a “Splash Bash” at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, January 30 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The Splash Bash is open to all ages for a minimal fee of $4 per person.  Bring your swimsuit and a towel and join in the fun.  Advance registration is not required. You may pay at the door. Call ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • Boys' Basketball: Elizabethtown holds off Lancaster Mennonite

  • Etown Traffic

  • Elizabethtown wants Nordstrom to spark more economic activity

  • Judge denies drunk driver’s request to be home for the holidays

  • Boston firm buys E-town area industrial property for $8.25M

  • Fairbanks playing her game for St. Joseph's

  • All aboard: holiday train display returns to Elizabethtown Public Library

  • 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