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The Myth of Human Capital

Nov 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

We offer a bit of poetry to illustrate a point.  American public policy assumes that a person’s lot in life is based on merit and human capital.  That perspective must also assume near perfect freedom of movement throughout the class and opportunity structure.  This is the American promise that merit will offer its deserved rewards. This American ideology has taken its place in both domestic policy and foreign policy. In the former, we have sought solutions to poverty and inequality through offering (at least promising) capital, human capital, to the downtrodden.  Human capital in this scenario is synonymous with education. [Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of November 16

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, November 16: 9:00am Walking, 9:30am Lawn Darts/Rings, 10:30am Scrabble/Craft Class 10:30 Advisory Council 12:30 pm Pinochle/Bridge. Lunch will be: Roasted Turkey w/Gravy, Homemade Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll, and a Slice of Pumpkin Pie. Friday, November 17: 9:00 am 10:00 am Bible Study/Farkle, 11:00 am Town Meeting, 5:00 pm T. G. I. F. Dinner $5.00 per person Dinner and Bingo Lunch will be: Chicken Marsala, Garlic & Parmesan Pasta, Tossed Salad with tomato and dressing, Wheat Bread and Mandarin Oranges. Monday, November 20: 9:00 am Walking, 9:30am Ladder Golf/Bean Bags, 10:30am Team Trivia with Bob,[Read more...]

GEARS News October 30

Oct 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  2017 Lady Bear Football Classic             The annual Elizabethtown Lady Bear Football Classic is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 10 at the Elizabethtown High School Jane Hoover Field. At 6 pm a contest between the Sophomore and Freshman classes will kick the night off. The Senior and Junior classes will clash at 7:30 pm.  Spectators are encouraged to attend and support this traditional powder puff competition between the classes.  A $3 admission fee will be charged to defray the cost of the games.   Medicare Madness Intro to Medicare.  If you are about to turn age 65[Read more...]

GEARS News October 23

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

Pound World’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercise, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of just listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Courtney Lesnick is a certified POUND instructor. Bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Tuesdays, Oct 31-Dec 12, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown) with[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of October 26

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, October 26: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:30am music with Al Shade 12:30pm Pinochle/Bridge 1:00 Advisory Council.  Lunch will be: Center Cut Pork Chop w/ Gravy, whipped potatoes w/chives, braised Red Cabbage, White Bread Apple Cranberry Crisp. Friday, October 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study and or Parcheesi, 11am Town Meeting, 5pm TGIF $5.00 per person Dinner and Bingo. Lunch will be: Baked Crab Cake, Cheesy Shells, Sweet Peas, White Bread, Tropical Fruit Monday, October 30: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Ladder Golf, 10:15am Bingo, 11:15am Seniors Helping Seniors, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: Pot Roast w/gravy, Baked Potato, Sliced Carrots, Italian[Read more...]

EAHS October students of the month named

Oct 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

October 18, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kayla Grudi and Logan Hoover were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Grudi and Hoover were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Grudi is the daughter of Walter and Kelly Grudi of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Grudi has held leadership roles in several school programs including co-president for the Class of 2018 and secretary for the Key Club.   She’s also involved with the school’s theater program having served as a student choreographer[Read more...]

GEARS News October 16

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

  8th Annual Fall Festival             GEARS will be holding its 8th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.  The event is sponsored by J.T. Herres Dental Solutions and Albright & Thiry Orthodontic, and the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. The Fall Festival offers a variety of activities for all ages.  We will once again have the very popular Hay Ride and Barrel Train along with some yearly favorites pumpkin golf, pumpkin painting and the inflatable rides.  Other attractions will include the Activity Fun Fair which is in conjunction with Elizabethtown[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of October 19

Oct 12th, 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, October 19: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:30am craft class, 11:00am Going Squirrelly & Nutty in October, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: Braised chicken, rice pilaf, mixed beans, fruit. Friday,[Read more...]


Oct 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up              GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program.  Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through the end of January.  Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9. Draft day for boys in grades 3-4 is Monday, November 6 from 6-7 pm. Draft day for boys in grades 5-6 is Monday, November 6 from 7:15-8:15 pm. Draft day for girls in grades 3-6 is Wednesday, November 8 from 6-7 pm.  All drafts[Read more...]

Financial Aid Night Scheduled for Thursday, October 12

Oct 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

October 5, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Counseling Department will hold its annual Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents of current juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process of college and other post-secondary education institutions. Kendra Feigert, director of financial aid for Lebanon Valley College, will present the information and answer questions regarding how to apply for financial aid, how financial aid eligibility is determined, types of financial aid, and what is a financial aid package.