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    Hiester’s Soft Serve: Chet Hiester by

    Several months ago, the Subway restaurant moved from their downtown Market Street location to the Curves building on the north side of town.  Their original location was left vacant for several months.  However, a new business, Hiester’s Soft Serve, has recently moved into that location. The proprietor of this new business is Chet Hiester.  Chet is relatively new to Elizabethtown, but not to the region.  Before moving to Elizabethtown, he and his wife were “house parents” at the Milton Hershey School.  He had worked in the ministry for the first half of his married life.  He subsequently managed a small[Read more...]

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GEARS News August 18
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Fiddle Sticks Lacrosse  Come play the fastest game on two feet! Coach Chas Jackie Hoover and EAHS Varsity Players will teach passing, shooting, scooping, catching and craddling using fun games. Stick, ball and t-shirt are included in fee. Grades K-3. Program is on Mondays, September 8-October 27 from 6-7 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Field 1 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  ...[more]

Front Page Image Master Gardener Symposium to be held at Midway Church of the Brethren
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Jessica Walliser, award winning author and co- host of Pittsburgh radio’s “The Organic Gardener,” will be the featured speaker at the 10thAnnual Lebanon County Master Gardener Symposium.  “A Morning with Jessica Walliser” will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midway Church of the Brethren, 13 Evergreen Road, Lebanon, PA. The day begins with ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (August 14) 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 August 21
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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]

Senior Center Activities Week of August 14
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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 (Auguat 6) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue (Abbie)
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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]

GEARS News August 6
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GEARS FALL 2014 BROCHURE IS COMING  GEARS has put together a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages in its Fall 2014 Brochure.  GEARS members should receive a copy in their mailbox within the next few weeks! Members can begin to register when they receive their brochure.  Registration is accepted online at www.GetintoGEARS.org, by phone (367-0355) or fax (367-4138) with ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of August 7
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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]

GEARS News July 28
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Elizabethtown Twilight Trot              Join us for the 37th running of the Elizabethtown Twilight Trot sponsored by GEARS on Sunday, August 10.  Race time is 6:30 pm with post entries taken from 5-6:15 pm at the Masonic Village Freemason Cultural Center (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). This 10K/6.2 mile race will be run at the beautiful Masonic Village complex in Elizabethtown.  The ...[more]

Front Page Image This week’s (July 25) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue (Maizy)
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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]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • 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

  • 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