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    Shop Lancaster Launches Lancaster County’s First Ever Comprehensive Online Store by

    LANCASTER,PA – The future of “shopping local” has reached Lancaster County today, as one of the first locally-based online shopping websites in the Country. Open for business on October 1st, the website,, allows locals and tourists to shop for Lancaster County products and services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and ship them directly to their home. “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to Shop Local”, says Stacia Sleight, Co-Founder of Shop Lancaster. “Sometimes, people say it’s just easier to go to the mall.” Shop Lancaster aims to change that habit by offering their[Read more...]

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Front Page Image EAHS to host corn maze to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund

October 1, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School’s miniTHON committee will be hosting a corn maze on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held at Brubaker Farm, located at 1035 Union School Road in Mount Joy. The $5 admission fee will benefit Elizabethtown High School’s miniTHON, whose mission is to raise money for the Four Diamonds fund ...[more]

Front Page Image Bainbridge Elementary students tend to school garden

October 1, 2014- Students from Bainbridge Elementary School, with the help of the school’s PTO, recently celebrated Garden Day by cleaning, weeding and mulching the school’s science garden. The hands-on service learning project was connected to the school’s science curriculum on Life Cycles. In addition to tending to the garden beds, the students learned the importance of caring for the garden ...[more]

Front Page Image E-town MiniTHON Inaugural 5K Costume Run Set For November 1

September 30, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School’s student-run miniTHON committee will host its inaugural 5K costume run to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital. The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1. Participants may choose to either walk or run in the 5K. Participants are reminded that the course is a cross country course, not ...[more]

September Statistics

During the month of September, there have been 9,144 non-trivial visits to the Elizabethtown Journal and 13,980 page views.  Each visit averaged 1.53 page views.  Over the past twelve months, there have been 103,110 non-trivial visits with 166,245 page views.  That is an average of 1.61 page views per visit. [more]

EAHS Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Teams to Hold Benefit Games

September 26, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are holding benefits for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County (BBBS) respectively. The boys’ team has partnered with Manheim Central in the second annual Cancer Awareness Benefit Game. Leading up to the game, which is set for Oct. 3 at Manheim ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (September 25) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)

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 EAHS September Students of the Month Named

  September 25, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Karlee Grudi and Muzahidul Islam were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Grudi and Islam were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Grudi is the daughter of Walt and Kelly Grudi of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of October 2

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 Elizabethtown Area High School Announces Homecoming Activities

September 25, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School will hold its annual homecoming weekend on Oct. 3rd and 4th. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and residents of the greater-Elizabethtown community are invited to show their E-town pride by cheering on the Bears as they take on Lampeter-Strasburg High School in a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 football showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.

  • 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

  • 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