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    The Elizabethtown Journal is seeking a reporter(s) to cover Elizabethtown Area High School Athletics.  The Elizabethtown community is keenly interested in Bears’ sports as well as other EAHS activities, yet at this time there is no vehicle for the journal to cover them. The Elizabethtown Journal (EJ) is a citizen journalism paper that has been developed as a service to the community.   EJ accepts no advertisements and receives no revenues.  Participation in the site is purely voluntary and uncompensated.  Citizen journalism papers are those that encourage the participation of the community-at-large.  EJ is not a blog.  All submissions are reviewed[Read more...]

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Front Page Image EASD Marks Constitution Day with District-wide Programs from Local Attorneys
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September 17, 2014- A student-led mock trial and school-wide signings of a poster-sized copy of the constitution highlighted Constitution Day in the Elizabethtown Area School District. Celebrated every year on Sept. 17, the commemoration honored America and the 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention that signed the document on this date in 1787. As part of the celebration, students learned about the ...[more]

Fall Events at Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
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  "The Amish and Federal Hate Crimes," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21,  Gibble Auditorium in Esbenshade Hall A group of bearded, plain-dressing men and their accomplices were convicted in federal court in 2012 on charges related to attacking and cutting the beards or hair of nine Amish people in Ohio a year earlier. The government built its case on the 2009 ...[more]

GEARS News September 15
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SAT Prep Course Offered              This course is an essential step to help you reach your college admission goals.  The course is 10 hours of instruction by Beth Wagner who is a qualified, experienced and certified teacher.  It will familiarize students with the test directions, the types of questions and teach necessary skills for SAT success in math, reading and writing.  ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of September 18
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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 Events
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1:45 p.m. Sunday, September 21 Campus excursion -- “Social Justice and the Environment Week: E-town Walk II”
 Brossman Commons Front Terrace International Peace Day begins the week by discussing environmental issues. The goal is to help understand that environmental issues are not abstract but impact daily lives, even when we do not always see the effect. This event includes an environmental walk around the ...[more]

GEARS News September 9
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Medicare Madness  The Basics of Medicare Explained.  Are you age 64 or older? If so, this class will explain the Medicare Open Enrollment process, outline traditional Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, describe the difference between a Medicare Supplemental (Medi-gap) and a Medicare Advantage Plan and provide important definitions. Additionally, we will walk through how to find a plan that ...[more]

Elizabethtown College Not Idle During Summer
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Although on-site classes are not offered in the summer at Elizabethtown College and most students return home, the campus is not idle. This past summer, over 30 groups came to Elizabethtown College’s campus for an event, meeting, camp, or conference. Starting in May and ending in August, these groups are hosted on campus by Elizabethtown College’s Special Events and Summer ...[more]

49th Annual Fall Plant Exchange
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The 49th Annual Fall Plant Exchange will be held between 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the home of Bobbi and Dan Thomasco,  4912 Bossler Road, Elizabethtown, PA.  Please identify and label all plants to be exchanged. You may call 808-3413 or 951-6403 for information and directions. [more]

Front Page Image Elizabethtown Musician opens sencond season in Lancaster
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In December 2013  Native American flute player David Rose, [Elizabethtown, PA] and classical guitarist Russell Ferrara from Lansdowne, PA had been performing together for about 6 months.  Both have had long, successful careers as soloists and in groups. Both had multiple recordings under their belts. They had produced a demonstration recording of their original music which won them invitations to ...[more]

Front Page Image Poet ‘of two cultures’ speaks Sept. 17 at Elizabethtown College’s Bowers Writers House
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On Jan. 21, 2013, when he read "One Today" as an honorary participant in the official ceremony, Richard Blanco became the youngest, the first Latino and the first openly gay person to serve as the Presidential inaugural poet. He joins the ranks of such luminary inaugural bards as Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander. Blanco comes to Elizabethtown ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • 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

  • Elizabethtown Area School District officials review tax incentive plan for downtown properties

  • West Donegal OKs 63 new homes in Stoney Brook

  • Prosecutor: “Abusive” teen killed girlfriend in car crash because she wouldn’t drop prior charges

  • Elizabethtown Council supports call to allow local police to use radar

  • Cheers for Elizabethtown High School graduates

  • Mount Calvary Christian School names senior award winners

  • Elizabethtown Area High School seniors honored at awards banquet

  • Retired Elizabethtown High School teacher to serve up to 6 years in prison for sex abuse of girl 20 years ago

  • Second Subway restaurant opens in Elizabethtown near Kmart

  • Mount Joy Township rezones 128 acres from rural to residential

  • Union Mill Acres farm outside Elizabethtown now selling flowers and plants from its greenhouse

  • Elizabethtown group backs out of planning for New Year’s Eve event, leaving it up to the borough

  • Newville Road Bridge project getting underway in West Donegal

  • Son in Flying Tigers case sentenced to 5 years probation, no jail time

  • Elizabethtown proposes 2.7% tax increase in 2014-15 school budget

  • 2 from Middletown arrested for delivering marijuana in Elizabethtown

  • CPA institute honors E-town executive for volunteer service

  • 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