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Elizabethtown College features lecture on Wu Man and the Chinese pipa

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/27/2010)– Wu Man, virtuoso pipa musician is the subject of a faculty lecture at Elizabethtown College at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel & Performance Center. “Wu Man and the Chinese Pipa: A Curtain-Raising Act from Behind the Iron Curtain,” sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Department of History, is a discussion about the musician and the origins of her music. The event is free and open to the public Led by Dr. David Kenley, associate professor of history, and Dr. Karendra[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area schools awarded Keystone Achievement Awards

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Members of Elizabethtown Area School District’s board of education and administration proudly pose with 2009 Keystone Achievement Awards for excellence in education. From left, Richard Schwarzman, assistant to the superintendent; Louisa Clark, school director; Michele Balliet, assistant superintendent; Michelle Pelna, school director; Kathleen Griffith,

Elizabethtown Historical Society: A Night to Remember the Klines

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

May 18th  “A Night to Remember the Klines” Speaker: Bill Jackson. The last meeting for the season is “open mike night”. It is traditionally a night to reflect on days gone by and socialize. The evening will have a guided open discussion led by a Bill Jackson ,personal friend of Bill Kline. The topic for reflection will be Kline Chocolate, an Elizabethtown factory for many years before being purchased by Mars. It will be a nice evening to wrap up our season. Hope to see you there. P.S. It is an Ice Cream social so please bring your sweet tooth!

Elizabethtown Historical Society: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups- The Untold Story

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

April 20th “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups- The Untold Story” Speaker: Andy Reese Your sweet tooth will be satisfied and your sense of curiosity sparked at this presentation by Andy Reese. Andy is the grandson of H. B. Reese, confectionery mogul. He will present an interesting family story that is intertwined with a peanut butter cup. That cup, the foundation upon which the H.B. Reese Candy Company was built is also the focus of his recently published book titled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: The Untold Story. It covers the history of the Company up until 1963, the year Andys father and[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Historical Society: lOOth Anniversary of the Masonic Village

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features

March l6th “lOOth Anniversary of the Masonic Village” Speaker: Ray Tierney The Masonic Village of Elizabethtown has for 100 years been a significant member of the community. Please join us as we explore together the interesting history of the Masonic Village and its role as a central figure within Elizabethtown. It was founded as the Masonic Homes of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1910, offering services to aging Freemasons and their spouses. The 1,400-acre campus with 1,700 residents has grown into a continuing care retirement community, including a health care center, children’s home and residences for more than 1,700[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Historical Society: Dr. Alexander’s Farm

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Lead 2

Feb 16th * “Dr. Alexander’s Farm” Speakers: Donald Penze, Mr. and Mrs. K. Murphy Nestled in along the Conewago Creek is a stately home, known today as the Conewago Manor. It is a home with an interesting story that has ties to significant events in medicine. Our guest speaker, Donald Penze will be a first person person interpreter, portraying renowned Dr. Alexander. Travel with us as we journey back to the mid 1800’s and discover the secrets of the “the Farm”. The Murphy’s are the current Proprietors of the Manor and will share interesting photos and memorabilia pertaining to the[Read more...]


Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Before Jamestown was settled, the Susquehannock Indians followed the North Branch of the Susquehanna River down river to the vicinity of what is now Washington Boro. The area was already occupied by

Long Announces Retirement

Jan 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

MEDIA RELEASE, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE Theodore Long, President of Elizabethtown College, Announces Retirement Elizabethtown College now Distinguished as a Leading Comprehensive College (ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Jan. 15, 2010) – Theodore Long, Ph.D., president of Elizabethtown College, announced he will retire from his position as president, effective July 2011. Long has been credited with guiding the College to its current stature of academic excellence and with devotion to its motto to “Educate for Service.” Under his leadership, Elizabethtown College is considered one of the leading comprehensive liberal arts colleges in the United States. “I have mixed emotions upon receiving President Long’s letter[Read more...]

The Black Gryphon: Chaz DePaolo

Jan 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Chaz DePaolo Saturday, January 30, 2010 9 pm – 12 Midnight

The Black Gryphon: The Buskers

Jan 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

The Buskers who played at the 2009 Taste of Western Lancaster returns Saturday, January 16, 2010 9 pm – 12 Midnigh