A delegation from Letterkenny, Ireland, visited Elizabethtown this week between St. Patrick’s Day parades in Philadelphia and New York City. Letterkenny is Elizabethtown’s sister city, and the two towns established ties in the last decade. In the accompanying photo, from left, are Jimmy Harte, Letterkenny’s deputy mayor; Mayor Jim Lynch; and the Town Clerk Paddy Doherty. Their visit to Elizabethtown was just a few hours on Monday, giving them an opportunity to meet with Mayor Chuck Mummert, Borough Manager Roni Ryan and Assistant Borough Manager Cindy Foster. They also had lunch at Elizabethtown College, where they met with Beth Bergman[Read more...]
Archive for March 2010
If you’re like me, you received your 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail recently. On behalf of Elizabethtown Borough, I encourage you to fill out the form
Former Elizabethtown Mayor and Councilman Ken Reighard received the Vincent W. O’Connor Public Service Award at the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner Friday, March 26. A lifelong resident of the borough, Ken served Elizabethtown’s municipal government for more than 30 years as mayor and a member of council. (Here’s a bit of trivia: Ken was mayor during the emergency at Three Mile Island in 1979.) During those years, he also was a director with the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority, a member of the Planning Commission, the Parks Commission and the Civil Service Commission. Ken retired from public service about[Read more...]
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 17, 2010) – The Hillel Club at Elizabethtown College celebrates Jewish heritage in the upcoming weeks as it hosts several events, including an International Dancing Fest, the annual Passover Model Seder and speaker Rita B. Ross, a Holocaust survivor. Sunday, March 21, the Hillel hosts Israeli dancers from 1 to 3 p.m. in the College’s KĀV as part of the International Dancing Fest. The event, also co-sponsored by the Latino Student Union, Noir and the Office of Diversity, features diverse performance groups and international foods. Donations for the event benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.[Read more...]
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 15, 2010) – The life and influence of Guy F. Hershberger, a leading Mennonite ethicist in the mid-20th century, will be the focus of this year’s Durnbaugh Lectures at Elizabethtown College. Mennonite historian Theron F. Schlabach will deliver “Caught Between Anabaptists and Modernity: Guy Hershberger’s Faith in His Church” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Myer Hall’s Susquehanna Room. Schlabach will discuss how Hershberger’s messages of biblical pacifism and biblically based social gospel came out of both his theology of church and church as he experienced it as a Mennonite. The talk will follow the[Read more...]
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 15, 2010) – The Women and Gender Studies Department at Elizabethtown College hosts Dr. Carol Wilson Spigner as part of the Women’s History Month Series. Her talk, “Three Women Change the World: Lessons for Today,” takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Hoover 110, at Elizabethtown College, and focuses on the work of Dorothea Dix, mental health pioneer; Ida Wells Barnett, anti-lynching campaigner; and Frances Perkins, public servant. She will highlight the women’s personal history, changes they made in society, the implications of their actions and what can be learned from these influential women.[Read more...]
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (February 17, 2010) – George Ness Falkenstein (1859-1949) taught science in Illinois, served a Brethren congregation in Philadelphia, wrote history, sold used books … and helped to found Elizabethtown College.
In celebration of the High Library 20th anniversary, Jeff Bach, director of the College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, gives an illustrated lecture about the many facets of G.N. Falkenstein and his career. The event, free and the open to the public, takes place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in High Library’s Winter Alcove, second floor.
Learn—through highlights from Falkenstein’s journal
Those of us who take the Amtrak to Philadelphia or beyond have been especially interested in President Obama’s $787 billion fiscal stimulus package. This interest was sparked by the news that the package would provide funds for the renovation of the Elizabethtown station. A dreary, dilapidated structure, where on wintry mornings, you stand on the forlorn platform, shivering, stamping to keep out the cold, wondering if this is what modern civilization has to offer, the station has been an unedifying presence in the town, necessary for a quick hop to the great metropolitan areas to the East, yet serving as a grim reminder
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania- March 23, 2010- Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren will be hosting the second concert in a classical concert series on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm, featuring Josh Tindall and Elizabeth Davis Tindall. The Tindall’s have an extensive background in music. Josh currently teaches piano and class piano at Lebanon Valley College. He also serves as Director of Music Ministries at Elizabethtown C.O.B. Josh recently graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently in his second year at Lancaster Theological seminary. Elizabeth is also a recent graduate of[Read more...]