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    Amish conference to be held June 9-11 by

    Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society June 9-11, 2016 The international conference will focus on changes and consistency within Amish communities during the years 1963 to 2013. This fifty-year time period is framed by the publication of Amish Society by John Hostetler (1963) and The Amish by Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (2013). The conference will highlight the many significant changes among the Amish during these five decades, such as population growth, cultural diversity, landmark legal decisions, the explosion of Amish-themed literature and media, health care issues, and the increasing involvement of Amish people in business. Speakers[Read more...]

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Liberty vs. Equality or Liberty and Equality
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The latest column from Elizabethtown resident David Terrell discusses liberty and equality, their place in the thought of the founding fathers, their use by libertarians, and what is and could be.  It's at Clyde Fitch and can be found here: http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2016/02/2016-election-liberty-equality-history/ [more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (February 4) 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]

Senor Center activities week of February 11
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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 EAMS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll
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February 4, 2016- Dr. Nate Frank, principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2015-2016 school year. Seventh Graders Alyssa Adams, Alisia Alvarez, Olivia Anson, Benjamin Azzalina, Mackenzie Batche, Gabriel Berrier, Sophia Berry, Nicholas Bettendorf, Jacob Black, Emma Boksan, Taylore Bradley, Jason Brandt, Sophie Brinkman, Jacqueline Bruno, Emma Buettner, Collin Burkhart, Grace Cairns, ...[more]

Front Page Image World Peace Game creator, award-winning educator speaks about teaching, compassion at Elizabethtown College
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From E-town NOW Clustered around a four-level Plexiglas tower that’s strewn with land masses, military personnel, aircraft and ships, students take on the roles of president, tribal leader, diplomat and military commander. Dealing with budgets in their assigned country’s money—Euro, rupee, dollar, yen—they work with the World Bank. There’s famine, ethic tensions, environmental disasters, endangered species, water rights disputes. Through negotiations, battles, ...[more]

Front Page Image Kopko’s newest book gives insight on influence of presidential running mates
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From Etown-NOW by Cory Caudell With the current election process underway, Dr. Kyle Kopko’s newest book, “The VP Advantage: How Running Mates Influence Home State Voting in Presidential Elections,” provides insightful information to politicians and researchers alike. Already released in the United Kingdom, the book will be available in the United States in March. “The VP Advantage” looks at the importance ...[more]

Front Page Image Elizabethtown College site of governor’s statewide ‘It’s On Us’ campaign announcement
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From E-town NOW A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama, announced a national program focused on ending sexual assault on campuses across the nation. By bringing together colleges, universities, schools and communities the “It’s On Us” campaign aims to help recognize that non-consensual sex equals sexual assault. On Friday, Jan. 29, Elizabethtown College was the location of Gov. Tom Wolf’s ...[more]

GEARS News February 1
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Special Needs Bowling Party             Join the Elizabethtown College CEC and GEARS for a bowling party for children of all abilities!  Party is on Sunday, February 14 from 10:30 am-12 noon at the Clearview Bowling Lanes (1990 West Main Street, Mount Joy). Volunteers will be available to help children participate. Sneakers may be worn. Cost is only $1 per game. Please ...[more]

Borough Snow Emergency Lifted
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The snow emergency was lifted as of today, January 28, at 9:30 a.m. [more]

GEARS News January 25
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Splash Bash             Join GEARS for a “Splash Bash” at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, January 29 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The Splash Bash is open to all ages for $4 per person.  Bring your swimsuit and a towel and join in the fun.  Advance registration is not required. You may pay at the door. Call 367-0355 or go online ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • Sterling R. Nobby Nauman

  • Elizabethtown teacher named principal at Park Elementary in Columbia

  • Scott A. Gibson

  • Eugene Finley

  • David Allen Strong

  • Barry Steven Beam

  • LNP Sports 365: 'Hooverisms,' Elizabethtown and an historic field hockey championship

  • Men's Soccer: E-town grad named to conference sportsmanship team

  • Elizabethtown College campus security offers 'Food for Fines' option

  • Photos: Elizabethtown College holds moment of silence for those affected by violence

  • E. Mae Gish

  • Saundra M. (Forwood) Wise

  • Watch: Elizabethtown superintendent and teachers dance to 'Stayin' Alive' as they receive national award

  • Elizabethtown College introduces gender-inclusive housing

  • 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