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    Lebanaon Valley Bicycle Coalition Announces 2014 Round the Valley by

    The Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition has announced the resumption of their annual Round the Valley ride for 2014.  The ride will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Round the Valley 2014 is a partnership project of Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc.  Participants and sponsors have an opportunity to contribute to two great causes – safer, better bicycling in Lebanon County and providing support to Pennsylvania wounded warriors. Visit each organization’s website to learn more about their respective missions – www.bikelebanon.org and www.pawoundedwarriors.org. Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors has purchased adaptive sports equipment, such as bicycles and supported bike[Read more...]

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Front Page Image In this week’s (April 17) 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]

Front Page Image EAMS to perform light-hearted thriller Mystery on 13th Street
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April 17, 2014- The students of Elizabethtown Area Middle School will present the light-hearted thriller Mystery on 13th Street on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. Show times on both evenings will be 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. In the play, young members of a community club solicit the town's eccentric inventor, ...[more]

Senior Center Activities for Week of April 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 April Students of the Month Named
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April 17, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Hess and Matthew Stephens were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Hess and Stephens were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Hess is the daughter of Mark and Marcy Hess of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS student places in math competition
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April 16, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School eleventh grader Reuben Zeiset placed at the Shippensburg University High School Mathematics competition. Competing against 57 students from thirteen area schools, Zeiset finished in second amongst his peers. The contest featured an hour-long exam in which contestants answered twenty questions. The math problems were of the advanced level and covered a wide variety of ...[more]

Front Page Image This week’s (April 15) 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 Spring Vendor Craft Show Benefiting the SPCA
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A vendor craft show will be held at the Elizabethtown Fire Hall on April 26.  The show will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Vendors will include direct sales companies as well as private crafters.  Among those attending will be Tastefully Simple, Perfectly Posh, Scentsy, Tupperware, Thirty One, and many more. Food, games and raffles will be available for ...[more]

Senior Center Activities Week of April 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]

Elizabethtown College 2014 SCPS Commencement Speaker Announced
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Elizabethtown College President Carl J. Strikwerda recently announced that Edward Martin, president and CEO of Blue Clay Ventures, has accepted an invitation to speak at the College's 2014 School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) Commencement taking place at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the College's Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. At Commencement, the College will present Martin with ...[more]

Front Page Image E-town high student named National Merit Scholarship finalist
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April 9, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Rachel Tesmer has been named a National Merit Scholar finalist, putting her one step closer to receiving a merit scholarship. Tesmer joins 15,000 other finalists from around the country in vying for a 2014 National Merit Scholarship. Being named a finalist is one of the most prestigious academic recognitions a student can attain. ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • 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

  • Police solve mystery of blood found at Elizabethtown train station

  • Lancaster County gets Nordstrom's East Coast fulfillment center with $79M investment, hundreds of jobs

  • LANCASTER THAT WAS: Bainbridge fifth-graders in 1963

  • E-town man accused of stealing from police union Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/946270_E-town-man-accused-of-stealing-from-police-union.html#ixzz2r8STzkty

  • Hit-and-run in Conoy Township

  • E-town couple charged after assault of man, 76, in city

  • Mariani to again lead Conoy supervisors as board reorganizes for 2014

  • Elizabethtown police investigate blood found at train station

  • Elizabethtown park softball field to get upgrades this summer: Will close June 16 to July 11 for drainage, fencing work

  • Sale of Fairview Elementary property is expected soon

  • Crash closes Hershey Road in Mt. Joy Township

  • Farm Show's Exceptional Rodeo exceptionally well done

  • Mount Joy man charged in burglaries, thefts

  • Heilner is new supervisor in Mount Joy Township

  • Snyder, Hottenstein to lead West Donegal board

  • Hershey takes seat on Elizabethtown council

  • Elizabethtown taking new approach to stray dogs

  • 9-year-old girl has message for her sexual abuser, who gets 45 years in prison

  • Governor Stable property open to rock climbing for another season: Conoy Township site is popular throughout the region

  • Federal court, including former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor, rejects West Donegal supervisor's lawsuit

  • Man beaten with baseball bat during Craigslist deal; Lancaster County woman charged

  • One injured in Route 283 crash in Mount Joy Township

  • Three Elizabethtown men charged with dealing heroin

  • Elizabethtown council OKs no-tax-hike budget, bids farewell to Bierly

  • Adoptee leads Britney's Hope after her own Cinderella story

  • Keeping Bainbridge, Mill Road schools open is advised in Elizabethtown

  • MoviE-Town sold to Cocoaplex Cinema owner: Elizabethtown theater brings in $1.325M at auction

  • Sherwin-Williams Paints store opens in Elizabethtown

  • Elizabethtown Christmas tree farm to close Started by Matesevac family in 1948

  • West Donegal keeps taxes level in proposed 2014 budget

  • College student, 21, joins Elizabethtown school board

  • Tax increase still an option in Elizabethtown Unexpected surplus balances 2014 budget, but tax increase still on the table. Vote set for Dec. 19

  • Drunken driver gets up to 25 years in prison for hit-run crash that killed elderly woman Elizabethtown motorist's blood-alcohol level was over three times the legal limit

  • Three charged in Elizabethtown theft spree More than 300 stolen items recovered

  • For sausage, Rooster Street leads the way: Etown business hosts how-to classes for cooks to make their own

  • What to do about bamboo? Mount Joy Township ponders

  • Conoy balances budget for 2014

  • Elizabethtown proposes tax increase for 2014

  • Comcast offers new channels to many county subscribers