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    Franz Kafka’s The Trial: The State and Religion by

    Ah the glorious days of misspent youth.  In my case, I am not sure they were all that glorious nor were they particularly misspent.  However, some important things were not accomplished. Recently, through deep introspection, I came to acknowledge and accept an important absence from my youth: I had never read Kafka.  Consequently, as part of my journey to achieve wholeness and self-actualization and to remedy the shortcomings of my youth, I immediately paid a visit to Amazon.com, and purchased a couple of books. One of which was The Trial. When I finished reading, my first revelation was that his[Read more...]

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GEARS News August 31
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SAT Prep Course Offered              This course is an essential step to help you reach your college admission goals.  The course is 10 hours of instruction by Beth Wagner who is a qualified, experienced and certified teacher.  It will familiarize students with the test directions, the types of questions and teach necessary skills for SAT success in math, reading and writing.  ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (August 27) 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]

Red Rose Council of the Blind meeting
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Red Rose Council of the Blind, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind, will meet on Monday, September 14th from 4 to 6 PM at VisionCorps, 244 N. Queen St. in Lancaster. Persons with vision loss along with family members and friends are invited to attend. The group’s goal is to encourage and assist people who are blind ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of September 3
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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 Art exhibit at Etown College
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Originally published in E-Town NOW. Some artists are all about the finished product, about stepping back and taking in their creation. Others, like Elaina Posey, revel in the process of creating. They find a nugget of inspiration, put in their time in front of the canvas and, then, they move on to their next piece of work with little reflection on the ...[more]

GEARS News August 24
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Discover Dance Class is designed to encourage younger children in a fun way to express themselves through several dance disciplines (ballet, jazz & creative movement). Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility. Ages 3-4 is from 5:30-6:15 pm. Fee is $40 ($47 NM). Ages 5-7 is on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm. Fee is $45 ($52 NM). Dates ...[more]

Front Page Image Redux: He’s a Successful Businessman, So He Knows What the Country Needs: A Commentary
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The popularity of Donald Trump is a bit reminiscent of the last successful businessman who asserted that those business skills offered an advantage in the skills that are required of a president.  So EJ dug into its archives and resurrected the following article, originally published in December of 2011. An often-heard platitude during the seemingly endless media coverage of the seemingly ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 27
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Thursday, August 27: 8:30-9:30am outside walking, 9am Sewing Circle, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity Round Table, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: spaghetti w/meatballs, salad, applesauce. Friday, August 28: 8:30-9:30am outside walking, 9am All Day Bingo, 10am Bible Study, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo, please call for reservations. Lunch will be: a bag lunch will be served. Monday, August 31: 8:30-9:30am ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of Augiust 20
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Thursday, August 20: 8:30-9:30am outside walking, 9am Sewing Circle, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:15am Photo Puzzle Craft, 11am Minute To Win It Challenges, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: pizza casserole, salad, peaches. Friday, August 21: 8:30-9:30am outside walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am E-town Trivia, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Party, please call for reservations. Lunch will be: pot pie, sweet and sour ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 13
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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 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