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    Municipal Services and Finance Proposal Makes Rounds around Pennsylvania and the Nation (redux) by

    It’ summer.  It’s VBS time.  For the unwashed VBS is short for vacation bible school.  This has motivated the editors of EJ to resurrect a previously published article (Oct. 2011) that tells a tale of how church advocates may stealthfully garner government support for church agendas and evangelism.  This comes on the heels of a program in Pennsylvania (and some other states) that allows corporations and non-profits to receive a 90 percent tax credit on scholarships for students to attend private schools.  Most scholarships go to church-affiliated schools.  The program is designed to allocate government money to parochial schools through[Read more...]

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Front Page Image Terrell column on Clinton
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http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2016/06/clinton-offers-slim-hope-liberals/ [more]

Front Page Image Folk Music Legend Chris Smither To Perform at Sunset Bar & Grill on July 8th!
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Londonderry Twp. (June 22, 2016) – Legendary folk singer-songwriter Chris Smither, whose songs have been performed by the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, will bring his dazzling guitar artistry to the Sunset Bar & Grill for one show only, Friday, July 8th, at 8 p.m. Hailed as being “among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music” by the ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of June 23
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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]

Elizabethtown Area High School seniors honored at awards banquet
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June 9, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School held its annual senior awards banquet for the Class of 2016 on Wednesday, May 26 at Elizabethtown Area High School. At the ceremony, 69 members of the senior class were honored with 70 scholarships and awards. The following is a listing of the awards and scholarships presented to the students: Red Rose Veterans Honor ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (June 23) 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 June 23
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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]

Londonderry Township to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks, The Whiskey Brothers Band & The New Holland Band
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Londonderry Twp. (June 17, 2016) -  On Saturday, July 2, 2016 Londonderry Township will present the 8th Annual “Stars & Stripes Salute” at Sunset Park with the festivities getting underway at 7:00pm. Admission and parking is free. Donations will be accepted that evening with 100% of the donations collected and 25% of the proceeds from the Williams Concessions going to ...[more]

Front Page Image Our Free Library Opens at Elizabethtown Schools
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June 8, 2016- This spring, Elizabethtown Area Schools launched its Our Free Library program throughout the school district. Modeled after the national Little Free Libraries initiative, the Our Free Library program is a community book exchange utilizes the “take-a-book, leave-a-book” concept popular in coffee shops and public spaces. Libraries, which were made by the high school’s technology education department and fashioned ...[more]

Front Page Image East High Street elementary students pay tribute to America’s heroes
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June 8, 2016- First Graders at East High recently welcomed over 100 Heroes to their “Hooray for Heroes” program. The students learned about three famous American women from history. The children read biographies for Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Ruby Bridges. Each student created a project and retold the story of these heroes. The children shared their efforts by reading, ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS Orchestra wins prestigious award at Hershey Theater Apollo Awards
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June 8, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Pit Orchestra recently took home one of the top honors at the 2016 Hershey Theater Apollo Awards. The orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Cody Floyd, won Outstanding Orchestra for its performance in Cinderella. High schools in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Perry counties were eligible to receive nominations. The Elizabethtown Area School District was ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • William G. Atherton

  • 11 great places for a bike ride in Lancaster County

  • National History Day winners include Elizabethtown students

  • Chili, homebrew contests featured April 8 at Elizabethtown's Beans & Brews event

  • California man who traveled to Pennsylvania to meet Elizabethtown girl faces potential life in prison

  • Motorcyclist dies 5 days after crash near E-town

  • Prom season begins this weekend, and LancasterOnline has you covered

  • Lynn R. "Woody" Kimble

  • David A. Dunn

  • L-L Baseball: Elizabethtown shows grit, earns 6-5 win over Manheim Central in 9 innings

  • Former surgeon general to speak at Elizabethtown College commencement

  • Lancaster County college and university spring 2016 commencements

  • Woman displaced by fire at Masonic Village near Elizabethtown

  • Cody Alexander Yancey

  • L-L Baseball: Elizabethtown carries high hopes into campaign

  • L-L Boys' Tennis: Manheim Township doesn’t lose a game in sweep of Elizabethtown

  • The 'counter-cultural' Mr. Rogers

  • Girls' Lacrosse: Here's your team-by-team 2016 L-L League season preview

  • 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