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    May Students of the Month Named by

    May 18, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Linden Taylor and Benjamin Good were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Students of Month for May. Taylor and Good were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Taylor, daughter of Kent Taylor and Susan Traverso of Elizabethtown, has excelled in the classroom having earned membership into the prestigious National Honor Society. Taylor is active with Model UN, the ski club and the Roots and Shots program. She is a four-year participant in Mini-THON and active in the intramural soccer program. Taylor plans to attend[Read more...]

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Front Page Image In this week’s (May 21) 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 May 28
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Thursday, May 28: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity Round Table, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: fish sandwich, potatoes, coleslaw, pineapples and oranges. Friday, May 29: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am All Day Bingo, 10am Bible Study, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Party, please call for reservations. Lunch will be: a bag lunch will be served. Monday, June1: 8:30-9:30am ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS eleventh grader Stacie Savoca selected to All-State Orchestra
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May 20, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School junior Stacie Savoca was accepted into the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Orchestra. The 150-member ensemble was comprised of the top high school orchestra students from across the Commonwealth. The all-state orchestra performed at the PMEA Music Festival held at the Hershey Theater earlier this spring. Steven Amundson from St. Olaf University ...[more]

Front Page Image Bear Creek School performs ‘Hamlet’
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May 20, 2015- Under the direction of sixth grade teacher Erick Witteman, thirty-one sixth graders from the Bear Creek School recently took to the stage to bring the Shakespearean classic tragedy “Hamlet” to life for their parents, teachers and classmates. Using a modified version of the play, the students put on the production - complete with costumes, props and set ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS student places third in SkillsUSA competition
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May 20, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Austin Moore placed third in the Criminal Justice category of the Lancaster County Career and Technical Center’s Skills USA State Competition. SkillsUSA is a national organization that not only prepares students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, but also holds yearly competitions showcasing students and their skills. Moore is ...[more]

GEARS News May 18
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  Sew that Sewing Kit             Learn how to use and care for your home sewing machine. You will sew together your very own sewing kit. You will also learn the sewing machine, fabric, cutting, straight stitching and even a zipper. Projects include a pin cushion, needle wallet, zippy pouch and a sewing machine cozy. Participants will need to bring sewing machine, ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of May 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]

Front Page Image Elizabethtown Area School District salutes retiring teachers, staff
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May 11, 2015- At a special ceremony held May 6, the Elizabethtown Area School District recognized and saluted five employees for their service and dedication to the district. These individuals retired during the 2014-2015 school year. Combined, they have approximately 140 years of service to the district. The honorees were as follows: Diane Bosley, Sandy Celli, Michele Henry, Joyce Nauss and ...[more]

GEARS New May 11
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  Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League              GEARS is accepting teams for its Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League.  League play will start on Tuesday, June 2 and continue through the middle of August with 6:30 & 8 pm game times on Sundays, Tuesday & Thursday evenings at the E-town Community Park Softball Field (Mt. Joy St., Elizabethtown).  This league consists of a ...[more]

Front Page Image Talented young musicians perform at PMEA String Fest
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May 11, 2015- Nine sixth graders from the Elizabethtown Area School District recently took part in the PMEA District 7 Youth String Fest held at Manheim Central Middle School. Participants included violinists Gabriela Hohenwarter, Hannah Kline, Eryn Moore, Kiaralie Santiago-Ortiz and Abria Winter; violists Emma Foley and Micheale Kanode; and cellists Jagger Gilleland and Emily Laird. Approximately 175 students from schools ...[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