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GEARS News November 20

Nov 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, 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 Wednesday, December 5 from 2-6 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown). Registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP member and $20 for AARP non-member. To register go[Read more...]



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...]



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...]



Elizabethtown Area School District To Honor Local Veterans

Oct 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  October 17, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, the day before the actual holiday, to honor our community’s military veterans. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front on Elizabethtown Area High School (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022). The public is encouraged to attend to join our students, faculty and staff as we pay tribute to veterans from the greater-Elizabethtown area. The program affords our local school officials and high school students an opportunity to salute local veterans for their service and sacrifice to the[Read more...]



GEARS News

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...]



EAHS September students of the month named

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

September 19, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Kraskewicz and David Buckwalter were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Kraskewicz and Buckwalter were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Kraskewicz is the daughter of John and Christin of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kraskewicz has held leadership roles in numerous school programs including vice president and committee chair for Student Council, secretary for Model UN, vice president of Key Club, and publicist for the Class of 2018.  She’s also involved[Read more...]



Upcoming Young Center events

Sep 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  LECTURE A Glimpse of Life in the Dawdihaus CLAIRE MARIE MENSACK Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Hoover 212 In collectivist cultures such as the Amish, aging family members  often remain at home or near the main family dwelling in what is known as the Dawdihaus. The desire to move into the Dawdihaus and the assumption of greater household roles by the adult children is not a forced concept but one that is proliferated by a sense of yielding referred to as Gelassenheit. This talk, an assessment of the Dawdihaus experience from the perspective of the older family members and[Read more...]



Borough police obtain arrest warrant

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

On  November 30, 2015 the Elizabethtown Police Department received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in which the victim reported her wallet containing various credit cards had been removed from her vehicle. As a result of the investigation, it was learned that the suspect attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards at several businesses in Elizabethtown.  Some of those businesses had surveillance video.  The police investigation spent months obtaining search warrants and court orders to further identify the suspect.  The suspect was eventually identified as Andrew Illingsworth, 23 of Lancaster, PA.  Additionally, the investigation revealed that[Read more...]



GEARS News August 28

Aug 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Heartsaver CPR American Heart Association course for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory or other requirements. Course also meets OSHA requirements. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. Ages 14+. Class will meet Tuesday, September 12 from 6-8 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Recreation Room #2 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown). The cost for the class is $47 for GEARS members and $54 for non-members.  To register or for more information, go online at www.GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355   Strictly[Read more...]



Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night at EASD

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

  August 23, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its annual Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bear Creek School. This special evening is for families with children in grades 4 through 6 who have an interest in signing up for the school’s band or orchestra program. Instrumental teachers Mrs. Phyllis Emery and Mr. Justin McLaughlin will be in attendance to answer any questions that parents or students may have about the district’s elementary instrumental music program. Local music stores will also be present to share instrument rental information with interested[Read more...]