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Senior Center activities week of June 1

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

Thursday, June 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Glenn Hough, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: beef stroganoff, peas & carrots, applesauce. Friday, June 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Just Saying-Old Sayings, 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: salmon, rice, peas, pears. Monday, June 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: mushroom swiss burger, potato salad, baked beans, brownie. Tuesday, June 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am EMS Services. Lunch will be: turkey sausage minestrone, green beans, fruit. Wednesday, June 7: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Chair Exercise, 10am[Read more...]

GEARS News May 22

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

  Yoga Classes Offered             Gentle/Beginner Yoga -  Learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breathe and body connection are introduced and emphasized. This is a slow and mindful class for any fitness level. Please bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, June 8-July 28, from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga -  Vinyasa flow style yoga featuring mind, breathe and body connection. Build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow and balance. Detoxifying, strengthening and lengthening of the muscles will be achieved. Previous yoga experience is a plus[Read more...]

GEARS News May 8

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program GEARS is hosting a 4-hour refresher course for people who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course.  This course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in PA.  All participants MUST bring evidence of previous course completion to receive certificate.  Participants must bring a valid PA driver’s license.  Ages 50+.  Class is on Tuesday, May 24 from 2-6 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown).  Art Rettew will instruct the class. Registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP member and[Read more...]

Teen drivers hear about the perils of distracted driving

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

May 4, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School juniors and seniors heard a firsthand account of the tragic consequences that can come with distracted driving. In a school-wide assembly for the two grade levels, Karen Brezitski shared her deeply emotional story about the day her eight-year old son Owen was struck and killed by a distracted teen driver in March 2011. In a solemn but attentive auditorium, more than 600 students heard the progression of events that led to the unthinkable and tragic events that occurred on St. Patrick’s Day six years ago. They listened as Brezitski shared with her the[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of May 11

May 5th, 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, May 11: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Guess Whodonnit?, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: tuna sandwich, broccoli soup, fresh fruit. Friday, May 12: 8:30-9:30am walking,[Read more...]

Talented young musicians perform at PMEA Stringfest

May 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 3, 2017- Twelve students from the Elizabethtown Area School District recently took part in the PMEA District 7 Youth Stringfest held at Central Dauphin East Middle School. Participants were from the Bear Creek School and included violinists Stephanie De Jesus, Sophia Finch, Munia Kamal, Emma Martin, and Sydney Pawling; violists Priscilla Domines, Allison Herr, Taryn Hummer, and Taylor Krebs; cellists Joshua McCoy and Olivia Nilsen; and string bass player Cole Martz. Stringfest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. It was established for the purpose of inspiring, motivating, and developing the abilities and talents of top string students[Read more...]

EAHS students place second at state-wide SkillsUSA competition

May 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  May 2, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on their first place finish at the regional level in January. The competition tested the knowledge of contestants preparing for employment in the health occupation field. At the state competition, the team from Elizabethtown took a written test of fifty multiple choice[Read more...]

EASD Salutes Retiring Staff

May 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District recently held its 2017 Staff Recognition and Retirement Banquet. In total, seven retiring faculty members and five retiring support professionals were saluted for their dedication and service to the district. The retirees were Vicki Diodato, Lori Dolan, Rhonda Friese, Kathryn Hall, Doris Lockard, Dr. Sherry Kreamer, Gayle Navratil, Linda Pickel, Joellen Placeway, Deborah Purcell, Constance Rhodes, and Shelley Smith. Combined they have over 302 years of service to the district. Diodato is retiring after 33 years in education, the last 29 with the Elizabethtown Area School District. She began her career with EASD[Read more...]

E-Town takes on the nation’s best in prestigious We The People Competition

May 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School recently represented Pennsylvania in the national We the People finals in our nation’s capital. The team qualified based on winning the state championship for an amazing seventh year in a row. The culminating event at the national finals involved the top schools from around the country competing on Capitol Hill in the Congressional committee rooms. Team members included Harrison Eichelberger, Brody Johnston, Conor Larison, Noah Myers, Aparna Paul, Kathryn Shenk, Kent Taylor, Scheck-Hambalah Traore, and Emily VanderMey. The team advisor is high school social studies teacher James Sostack. The nine-member team from Elizabethtown[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  May 1, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Lancaster Mennonite High School in the third round of the WGAL-Welspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Aparna Paul (captain), Simon Munyan, Leah Stern, Conor Larison, and Madi Ebersole. Zach Mussmon and Tim Spiegel, social studies teachers at the high school, are the team’s faculty advisors. Brain Busters is a single elimination question and answer game pitting two teams of four players against each[Read more...]