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    Don Kraybill announces June retirement by

    This article originally appeared in E-town NOW Donald B. “Don” Kraybill, known worldwide as the foremost expert on Amish culture is teaching his last classes at Elizabethtown College this semester. Kraybill retires at the end of June. The Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow at the College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies teaches in the Sociology and Religious Studies departments. He will give his last major address at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the College’s Scholarship and Creative Arts Days. Kraybill started at Elizabethtown College in 1971 as an assistant professor of sociology. He has served as[Read more...]

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Front Page Image In this week’s (February 26) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)
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The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold for 50 cents from orange and black vending boxes at these places: In front of the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) In front of the Elizabethtown post office At the Elizabethtown train station In front of American Legion Post 329, 240 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown In front of Gigi’s Ice Cream Bar, corner of ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of March 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]

Front Page Image 2015 3rd Annual Beans and Brews March 13th
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Beans and Brew is one of MSIB’s (Market Street Improving Business) nine signature events introduced in the last two years.  This is the 3rd Annual Beans and Brews.  Beans and Brew is a chili making contest and beer brewing contest within a general community gathering.  The organizers are expecting over 10 chili entries and 20 brewers serving over 40 different ...[more]

Elizabethtown College Color Classic
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On Sunday, April 19, the Elizabethtown College Class of 2017 Student Senate, in partnership with the Joshua Group, will be hosting the 2015 Color Classic. Come walk, run, or frolic your way around the Elizabethtown College Campus for this colorful 5K run, very similarly designed as other color runs. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this run will be donated ...[more]

EAHS announces Mini-THON and Community Hours Light of Hope Ceremony
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February 23, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Mini-THON’s co-chairs, Anya Goldsmith and John Hernley, are pleased to announce that Elizabethtown Area High School is holding their fourth annual student-run Mini-THON on Friday Mar. 20 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. Mini-THON is a twelve-hour event patterned after Penn State’s THON in which approximately 350 high school student ...[more]

GEARS news February 23
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Discover Dance & Tap Class  Class is designed to encourage younger children in a fun way to express themselves through several dance disciplines (ballet, jazz & creative movement). Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility. Ages 3-5. Level 1 (Beginner) is on Mondays, March 9-April 27 from 6:10-6:55 pm with Level 2 (Intermediate) from 5-5:45 pm. Optional ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS students place in regional STEM competition
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February 23, 2015- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently took third place in the first annual regional Governor’s JOBS1st PA STEM Competition. The bronze-medal winning team was comprised of seniors Joanna Redcay, Joey Betz, Corby Rider, Muzzy Islam and Sam McMinn STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The corresponding competition was open to all high ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of February 26
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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 EAHS Students Perform at Prestigious Band Festival
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February 19, 2015- Elizabethtown Area School District band students Kyra Buettner, Nicole Faiola and Stacie Savoca recently took part in the prestigious 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Band Festival held at Conestoga Valley High School in January. Dr. Emily Threinen, professor of music at Temple University conducted the ensemble of about 130 talented high school musicians. Selection to the ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS February Students of the Month Named
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February 17, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Suchanec and Derek Flick were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Students of Month for February. Suchanec and Flick were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Suchanec, daughter of Barbara Suchanec of Elizabethtown and John Suchanec of Lancaster, has excelled in the classroom earning ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • Conoy Township pro-gun signs vandalized, leaders hope to profit

  • E-Town police identify suspect from 2013 assault/robbery

  • 19-year-old killed in Route 283 crash Wednesday morning

  • Downtown Elizabethtown: Things are OK, but council would like to make them better

  • Conestoga Valley downs Elizabethtown for Section Two title

  • 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