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    First Annual Art Walk Scheduled for August 8th and 9th by

    Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) has partnered with the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce to host the first annual Art Walk.  The 1st Annual Art Walk will be held in Elizabethtown’s Central Business District.  The event will run in conjunction with MSIB’s Etown 2nd Fridays.  This is a two day event starting on Friday August 8th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Then Saturday August 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   This is a rain or shine event. The Etown Art Walk will feature over 30 local artists along with at least ten live music performances.  Each artist will[Read more...]

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Senior Center Activities Week of July 24
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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 (July 16) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue (Dustin and Tommy)
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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 July 15
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 FALL COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE             GEARS is accepting team registration for its Fall Coed Slow-Pitch Softball League. Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 20.  League play will be Monday-Friday evenings, September 2 - mid November from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Each team will play a 10-game schedule with playoffs.  Team entry fee is $340/team.  Interested teams can go online at www.GetintoGEARS.org or call the ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of July 17
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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 (July 9) dog available for adoption from 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue
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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]

Front Page Image Free Beer
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The editor and publisher of the Elizabethtown Advocate will continue his Second Friday open house tradition this Friday, July 11.   View the details in the accompanying graphic (you can click on the graphic to enlarge it). [more]

GEARS News July 8
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 Movies In The Park              GEARS and Richard Knowlton Dental Associates presents Movies In The Park.  Bring the family out and experience the drive-in theater atmosphere without the car!  Movies begin at dusk at the Elizabethtown Community Park Amphitheater, Spruce and Washington Streets.  No admission fee.  Refreshments will be sold. The movie line-up is Thursdays, July 17 (Despicable Me 2), July 24 ...[more]

Front Page Image 61st Annual Haps Boyer Central Penn Midget Baseball Tournament opens July 19 in Elizabethtown
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The opening of the 61st Haps Boyer Central Penn Midget Baseball All-Star Tournament will be held Saturday, July 19, at 4 pm at the Elizabethtown baseball fields on Poplar Street.  Elizabethtown, the defending champions, won the tournament for their first time in 2013. Opening ceremonies will begin at 4:00 with all teams being introduced on the field. A home run derby ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (July 3) 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]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • 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

  • Law-enforcers wanted higher bail for freed prison guard charged with severely beating infant child

  • Route 743 intersection upgrade planned just north of Elizabethtown

  • Prison guard severely beat his 3-month-old son, police allege

  • Most Elizabethtown students showed up Presidents Day: Mass absences avoided on what was originally a day off

  • Ex-McDonald's franchisee to pay $206,000 to workers in E-town, elsewhere

  • Elizabethtown students to go to school Presidents' Day as district makes calendar changes

  • 1 injured in accident in Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown spares dog owners from extra expense to retrieve lost pets

  • Gas leak stopped at Marietta home

  • Fire destroys van in Mount Joy Twp.

  • Elizabethtown candidate hopes to go from the jailhouse to the state House