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Archive for October 2009

Public can comment on E-town area’s regional comprehensive plan tonight

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: News

First Published Oct 29th: Elected officials from Elizabethtown and Conoy, Mount Joy and West Donegal townships will meet at 7:30 tonight receive public input and comment into a regional comprehensive plan. The meeting will take place in the Large Group Instruction room at the Elizabethtown Area High School. Officials from all four municipalities have been meeting for nearly three years to develop the comprehensive plan. As the name implies, the plan takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of the greater Elizabethtown community, including transportation needs, where commercial and residential development should occur and recreation needs such as parks. Representatives[Read more...]

Track outages will begin at train station next week

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: News

Work at the Elizabethtown Train Station will cause track outages beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27. This will result in the closure of both the eastbound and westbound platforms — one at a time — until approximately Nov. 20. The installation of pilings will result in the following schedule: * From Oct. 27 to Nov. 6, the north side (Wilson Avenue side) platform will be out of service. * The contractor will move to the south side (Masonic Drive side) platform from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20. * No track outages will be permitted from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29. Signage will[Read more...]

“Ethics and the Global Economic Crisis”… Putting the Economy Back in Balance

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Front Page, News

Stiglitz, Renowned Economist & Nobel Laureate, to Speak “Ethics and the Global Economic Crisis”… Putting the Economy Back in Balance As the Dow passes 10,000 and voices on the economy debate whether a recovery is imminent, renowned economist Joseph Stiglitz comes to Elizabethtown College to look back at the global economic crisis and to the future at its recovery. Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, will be the featured speaker at Elizabethtown College on Tuesday, November 11. Dr. Stiglitz was one of the winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (the[Read more...]

Superficial Charm at Conewago Coffeehouse

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Superficial Charm is based out of the Lancaster/Columbia area of central Pennsylvania. The band is headed up by the husband and wife team of Brad and Jen Rhine, who are joined on occasion by a variety of friends and instruments for a sound that’s always unique. They do mostly original music with some covers thrown in for fun.

Katie Ritter at Conewago Coffeehouse

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Katie Ritter sings, plays guitar, ukulele and piano. Most of her repetoire consists of covers by Ingrid Michaelson, KT Tunstall, Adele, the Beatles, Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, and the Swell Season.  Some other influences are Amy Crawford, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, Alexi Murdoch, A Fine Frenzy, and Feist.

It’s All Greek to me

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, News

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Division of Music at Elizabethtown College presents the Monday Series Concert featuring Sarah Daughtrey, voice, and Debra Ronning, piano. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in Zug Memorial Hall, Recital Hall. The recital, titled “It’s All Greek to me…,” features vocal works centered on the ancient world. Selections range from Schubert Lieder on Greek themes, to a lengthy cantata on the myth of Ariadne by Haydn, to poems of Sappho set by English composer Granville Bantock. The recital will conclude[Read more...]

The tale of “the wheel”

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

You have probably seen old pictures of bicycles with huge front wheels and small back wheels. The riders in the faded pictures were seated five feet off the ground on a seat mounted just behind the center point of the front wheel. The “wheels,” as these early bicycles were known, were the first self-powered machines used for overland transportation.

You never see these wheels being ridden, except by trained professionals, because they were outlawed in 1890. It was easy for the rider to get his weight too far forward causing him to fly over the handlebars if he hit a bump in the road.

The Schwarzenau Brethren: Anabaptist Dissent in the Context of Pietism

Oct 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Front Page

Dr. Marcus Meier will speak on “The Schwarzenau Brethren: Anabaptist Dissent in the Context of Pietism,” providing an overview of the beginnings of the Brethren in the context of German Radical Pietism and Anabaptism. Meier will offer insights into the process of writing the 2009 Dale Brown Book Award winning, “The Origin of the Schwarzenau Brethren.“  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29, in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Bucher Meetinghouse.

Author Melanie G. Snyder will talk at Elizabethtown Public Library

Oct 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page, News

On Thursday, October 29, at 7PM, Elizabethtown author Melanie G. Snyder will talk about restorative justice and her new book, Grace Goes to Prison, at the Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 South Market St, Elizabethtown. Grace Goes to Prison, just released by Brethren Press (, is the true story of Pennsylvania native Marie Hamilton and her three decades as a volunteer in Pennsylvania’s state prisons. Ms. Hamilton’s volunteer work in the prisons has challenged conventional wisdom about how to deal with criminals. She’s had no formal education in criminal justice, she isn’t part of the “system,” yet her programs have become[Read more...]

a la cARTe at Cygnet Studios

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Come join us for a fun and informative art activitiy: a la cARTe! These one-time art artivities teach fun-damental concepts to young and old alike (ages 6 and up, $3.00 per activity, per person). Classes are on a drop-in basis. 7:00 – 8:00 pm