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Opinion: More White Puzzle Pieces

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Elizabethtown College recently made national news. The college’s democratic club promoted a program to spread awareness of the idea of white privilege. The story was picked up nationally and internationally.  Not surprisingly, it elicited quite a bit of response. Ever in the mix, The Elizabethtown Journal posted a submission by a reader and local columnist concerning the matter. I made a comment on the submission.  This article is an extension of that comment: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” Cooler hands would serve us well and we must avoid cutting the heads off parking meters. Sides have been[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of March 2

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

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 GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, March 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Shuffleboard and Rings, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: hot dog, potatoes, sauerkraut, brownie. Friday, March 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am[Read more...]



Announcement from the Elizabethtown Advocate

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

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Senior Center to offer 2 programs

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Creative Arts in Aging- Everyone has a story to tell. Is yours funny? Sweet? Memorable? Did you ever come eye to eye with big game or meet a celebrity?  Julie and Barnaby Holmes, professional storytellers, will guide you through creating, organizing, and recording your special story. This program is sponsored by the Pa Department of Aging, the PA Council of Arts, Central PA pARTnership at Millersville University and Lancaster County Office of Aging. Classes will be held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11am beginning March 7 through May 9.  There is no cost but registration is[Read more...]



Diabetes Program to Offer Free Classes

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown, PA  – Quality Insights’ Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is partnering with Elizabethtown Area Senior Center to provide free diabetes education in Elizabethtown and surrounding areas. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is administered by Quality Insights in Pennsylvania as well as Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and West Virginia.  The program offers free classes that are open to people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers. The classes are designed to help participants take control of their diabetes and change their life. Individuals with pre-diabetes can also[Read more...]



EAHS students win regional STEM competition

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 22, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently won first place in the PA Governor’s STEM Competition. The gold-medal winning team was comprised of seniors Madison Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, Simon Munyan, Aparna Paul, and Kaitlyn Welch. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. The corresponding competition was open to all high school students throughout the Commonwealth an dis designed to expose students to STEM-associated jobs, skills, and concepts. Each participating school could enter a team of five students that was challenged with devising a solution to a real-world problem relevant to making the quality of[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of February 23

Feb 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, February 23: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Chuck Mummert, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheese omelet, sausage, potatoes, orange. Friday, February 24: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Town Meeting, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Party.  Lunch will be: fish sandwich, potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit. Monday, February 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: chicken marsala, rice, peas, fruit cocktail. Tuesday, February 28: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity Round Table, 1pm Bible Trivia. Lunch will be: beef stew, salad, applesauce. Wednesday, March 1: 8:30-9:30am walking,[Read more...]



My Journey into Darkness

Feb 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

I rejected it.  It was partly due to its source.  It was partly due to dubious facts and hyperbole.  It all started about 25 years ago when two related movements began to emerge.  Both originated from the right and became a convenient multipurpose narrative.  One movement was the fight against political correctness, a right epithet employed to describe the language and actions supporting minority interests.  The other was a movement to purge education of its perceived liberal bias, including the sensitivities to minority interests.  That was 25 years ago and, for the reasons mentioned above, impressed me as a contrived[Read more...]



EAMS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 13, 2017- Dr. Nate Frank, principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, and Michael Pericci, assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll they are required to attain a 92% average overall with no grade lower than 83% in any subject area. A total of 226 students made the honor roll this marking period, which equates to roughly 37% of the student body in grades 7-8 having a GPA at or above 92%. Seventh Grade Connor Alspaugh, Julia Bailey, Rylee Bender,[Read more...]



Five EAHS Students Take Part In District Orchestra Festival

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  February 13, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School orchestra students Samuel Becker, Sean Brown, Mayelin Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, and Ethan Schneider recently joined over 100 other talented local student-musicians to form the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Orchestra ensemble.  Selection to the orchestra was highly competitive involving talented student musicians from schools located in central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties).  After rehearsing intensely for a day and a half at the PMEA Orchestra Festival, the prestigious group performed a culminating concert at Central York High School under the direction of Dr. Johannes[Read more...]