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    GEARS News April 22 by

    GEARS SUMMER 2014 BROCHURE IS COMING  GEARS has put together a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages in its Summer 2014 Brochure.  GEARS members should have received a copy in their mailbox soon!  Members can begin to register starting on Monday, April 28.  Registration is accepted online at www.GetintoGEARS.org, by phone (367-0355) or fax (367-4138) with a credit card, by walk in or mail in at 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA  17022.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Some classes/programs fill quickly.  Get out of the heat and sign up for GEARS classes![Read more...]

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Front Page Image Inspirational Team to Demonstrate How State-of-the-Art Prosthetic Technology Enables Athletic Lives
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April 23, 2014- AMP1, the country’s only team of stand-up (non-wheelchair) amputee basketball players is heading to Elizabethtown for some inspiring hoops and a message of hope for all -- disabled or not. With the help of high-tech prosthetics from Hanger Clinic and Freedom Innovations, the AMP1 players have overcome lower limb amputations (due to traumatic accidents, birth defects and cancer) ...[more]

Senior center activities week of May 1
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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 This week’s (April 23) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue
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The Elizabethtown Journal in cooperation with 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue will periodically be announcing and profiling dogs in need of a home. 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit dog foster network dedicated to saving the lives of neglected, unwanted, injured, abused, and forgotten dogs. 2nd Chance provides foster homes for every rescued dog until a forever ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (April 17) 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]

Front Page Image EAMS to perform light-hearted thriller Mystery on 13th Street
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April 17, 2014- The students of Elizabethtown Area Middle School will present the light-hearted thriller Mystery on 13th Street on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. Show times on both evenings will be 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. In the play, young members of a community club solicit the town's eccentric inventor, ...[more]

Senior Center Activities for Week of April 24
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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 April Students of the Month Named
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April 17, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Hess and Matthew Stephens were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Hess and Stephens were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Hess is the daughter of Mark and Marcy Hess of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS student places in math competition
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April 16, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School eleventh grader Reuben Zeiset placed at the Shippensburg University High School Mathematics competition. Competing against 57 students from thirteen area schools, Zeiset finished in second amongst his peers. The contest featured an hour-long exam in which contestants answered twenty questions. The math problems were of the advanced level and covered a wide variety of ...[more]

Front Page Image This week’s (April 15) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue
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The Elizabethtown Journal in cooperation with 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue will periodically be announcing and profiling dogs in need of a home. 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit dog foster network dedicated to saving the lives of neglected, unwanted, injured, abused, and forgotten dogs. 2nd Chance provides foster homes for every rescued dog until a forever ...[more]

Front Page Image Spring Vendor Craft Show Benefiting the SPCA
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A vendor craft show will be held at the Elizabethtown Fire Hall on April 26.  The show will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Vendors will include direct sales companies as well as private crafters.  Among those attending will be Tastefully Simple, Perfectly Posh, Scentsy, Tupperware, Thirty One, and many more. Food, games and raffles will be available for ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • Elizabethtown teen wins Lancaster Optimist essay contest

  • Join Lancaster Newspapers at Folklore Coffee & Company in Elizabethtown

  • Mount Joy Township residents, officials vent frustration over pipeline proposal

  • TMI, Peach Bottom nuclear plants must do further earthquake danger studies

  • Brunner Island power plant rolls with mercury, smog pollution decisions

  • Elizabethtown approves 2014-15 school calendar: Classes to begin Aug. 25, end June 5

  • Elizabethtown council turns down $10,000 donation request for New Year’s Eve event

  • Fire damages Elizabethtown house

  • Flying Tigers owner found guilty of fraud in aircraft-inspection case

  • Elizabethtown plans for six snow days in 2014-15 school calendar, school year to end June 5

  • Stormygirl incident might have played a role in retirement of game commission’s executive director

  • Organizers meet this coming Tuesday to talk about 2014 Falmouth Goat Races

  • Elizabethtown considers tax incentives to spur downtown development

  • Fuel spills into creek in Conoy Township after traffic accident

  • Motorist clocked at 108 mph on Route 283 in northwest Lancaster County

  • Lessons learned: Three Mile Island accident occurred 35 years ago Friday

  • How much is a degree worth from a college in Lancaster County?

  • Traffic signal sought on Route 743 north of Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown Area School District to save $8,000 by paying off debt early

  • Brush fire along tracks in Rheems affects Amtrak service

  • Elizabethtown man critically injures Lancaster resident with one punch

  • Township meeting: West Donegal questioned on drug task force funding

  • Twin sisters with nearly-identical names, but different crimes, at Lancaster County Prison

  • Elizabethtown plans for more snow days with 2014-15 school calendar

  • Some Elizabethtown businesses cleaned up in the snow

  • A look at winter through Elizabethtown's weary eyes

  • Pa. Courts: No relief for accomplice-turned-trial witness in Ray Diener murder

  • Downtown group steps aside: Elizabethtown Borough to plan 2014 holiday parade

  • Moo-Duck Brewery to open by early fall in Elizabethtown

  • Local Rebel hoping to ride to statewide championship

  • Elizabethtown council, downtown business group spar over planning for holiday events

  • Conoy Township officials balk at burden of stormwater ordinance

  • Law-enforcers wanted higher bail for freed prison guard charged with severely beating infant child

  • Route 743 intersection upgrade planned just north of Elizabethtown

  • Prison guard severely beat his 3-month-old son, police allege

  • Most Elizabethtown students showed up Presidents Day: Mass absences avoided on what was originally a day off

  • Ex-McDonald's franchisee to pay $206,000 to workers in E-town, elsewhere

  • Elizabethtown students to go to school Presidents' Day as district makes calendar changes

  • 1 injured in accident in Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown spares dog owners from extra expense to retrieve lost pets

  • Gas leak stopped at Marietta home

  • Fire destroys van in Mount Joy Twp.

  • Elizabethtown candidate hopes to go from the jailhouse to the state House

  • Police solve mystery of blood found at Elizabethtown train station

  • Lancaster County gets Nordstrom's East Coast fulfillment center with $79M investment, hundreds of jobs

  • LANCASTER THAT WAS: Bainbridge fifth-graders in 1963

  • E-town man accused of stealing from police union Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/946270_E-town-man-accused-of-stealing-from-police-union.html#ixzz2r8STzkty

  • Hit-and-run in Conoy Township

  • E-town couple charged after assault of man, 76, in city

  • Mariani to again lead Conoy supervisors as board reorganizes for 2014

  • Elizabethtown police investigate blood found at train station

  • Elizabethtown park softball field to get upgrades this summer: Will close June 16 to July 11 for drainage, fencing work

  • Sale of Fairview Elementary property is expected soon

  • Crash closes Hershey Road in Mt. Joy Township

  • Farm Show's Exceptional Rodeo exceptionally well done

  • Mount Joy man charged in burglaries, thefts

  • Heilner is new supervisor in Mount Joy Township

  • Snyder, Hottenstein to lead West Donegal board

  • Hershey takes seat on Elizabethtown council

  • Elizabethtown taking new approach to stray dogs

  • 9-year-old girl has message for her sexual abuser, who gets 45 years in prison

  • Governor Stable property open to rock climbing for another season: Conoy Township site is popular throughout the region

  • Federal court, including former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor, rejects West Donegal supervisor's lawsuit

  • Man beaten with baseball bat during Craigslist deal; Lancaster County woman charged

  • One injured in Route 283 crash in Mount Joy Township

  • Three Elizabethtown men charged with dealing heroin

  • Elizabethtown council OKs no-tax-hike budget, bids farewell to Bierly

  • Adoptee leads Britney's Hope after her own Cinderella story

  • Keeping Bainbridge, Mill Road schools open is advised in Elizabethtown

  • MoviE-Town sold to Cocoaplex Cinema owner: Elizabethtown theater brings in $1.325M at auction

  • Sherwin-Williams Paints store opens in Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown Christmas tree farm to close Started by Matesevac family in 1948

  • West Donegal keeps taxes level in proposed 2014 budget

  • College student, 21, joins Elizabethtown school board

  • Tax increase still an option in Elizabethtown Unexpected surplus balances 2014 budget, but tax increase still on the table. Vote set for Dec. 19