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Archive for April 2010

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

At the April meeting of the Mount Joy Township Parks and Recreation Board meeting, Lance Koons, owner of Rails to Trail Bicycle Shop, located along the Conewago Rail Trail on Rt. 743 in Elizabethtown, presented a check for a $15,000 donation to be used toward the development of the township’s new Old Trolley Line Park, along Beverly Road near Route 743 in Elizabethtown.  Pictured at the presentation are: front row, l to r, Donald Bush (Park and Recreation Board Member), Jayne Duncan (Park and Recreation Board Member), Jeffrey Phillippe (Chairman, Park and Recreation Board), Lance Koons, Richard Fankhauser (Park and[Read more...]

Music Therapy awarness at Conewago Coffeehouse

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Presented by Alpha MU students, come listen to Elizabethtown College students play and sing in an open-mic style setting while learning about music therapy and its many applications.

Katie Ritter performs at Conewago Coffeehouse

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, 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.   Saturday, April 17, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Commentary: Was Health Care Reform Really Necessary?–Comments from Two Experts

Apr 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

The past year on Capitol Hill was interesting, to say the least.  The interminable debate over health care legislation was generally quite contentious.  Those touting the benefits of reform as well as those predicting economic Armageddon were prone to hyperbole, sometimes quite extreme.  Overall, it seems that misinformation crossed the finish line well before information did.  This environment left the nation divided between the “go-gos” and the “no-nos”.  Both the go-gos and the no-nos, much like their elected representatives and the monarchs of misinformation in the media, were strongly committed to their respective positions. The reality is that if we[Read more...]

Return to a Life of Crime: Tragedy or Derring Do?

Apr 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article, News

We do not condone crime, of course, but when a couple of 70-year olds are charged with planning to rob a bank, one is filled with a certain admiration for their gung-ho spirit. Note that these are not Bernie Madoff-variety criminals, fleecing trusted friends and gullible charities out of billions of dollars through a boring white-collar Ponzi scheme. No, Joseph Scalise, 73, and Artbank_robberhur Rachel, 71, were planning to carry out the classic blue-collar crime: a bank heist.
Adding to the spice of the situation, these two men were not exactly new to a life of crime. According to a New York Times article,

Elizabethtown Area High School Spring Band Concert

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features

The Elizabethtown Area High School Spring Band Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Pieces to be performed include Resplendent Glory; Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion; On A Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss; First Suite in E-Flat; Instant Concert; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End; and Stars and Stripes Forever. The concert is free and open to the public. The band is under the direction of Steven Barraclough.

Donegal Township Was Settled During the Reign of George I

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Lead Article

The King of England, George I, did not speak English. The German Elector of Hanover had become the English king through a series of unlikely circumstances and cared little about England and less about the American colonies.

When the first settlers moved into the Donegal area of Penn’s Woods, they were not bothered by English government officials. English oversight of the colony was perfunctory mainly involving paper work. William Penn, the proprietor,

Phyllis Drackley in concert

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/31/2010)(readMedia)– The music of George Frideric Handel’s “Nine German Arias” (“Neun deutsche Arien”), and select works from Igor Stravinsky and Victor Herbert, are highlights of the Monday Series Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in Elizabethtown College’s Zug Memorial Hall. The Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents this concert featuring soprano Phyllis Drackley, and Scott Drackley on harpsichord and piano, assisted by FAPA faculty members Ellen Eager, cello, and Paula Nelson, baroque flute. The event is free and open to the public. The “Nine German Arias” were composed between 1724 and 1727[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College music therapy student

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – Children and parents are invited to the 8th Open Door Recital — an interactive and unique program of short pieces performed by Elizabethtown College music therapy students. The concert, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Zug Recital Hall. During the recital, all expressions of joy are encouraged. A reception follows the concert to give the children an opportunity to meet the performers. Tickets for the concert are free, but are required. Call Dr. Gene Behrens, 717-361-1991 or Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212. The event is sponsored by the Department[Read more...]

Award-winning poet Gerald Stern will visit Elizabethtown College

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA  – Award-winning poet Gerald Stern will visit Elizabethtown College Thursday, April 8. The English Department sponsors a reading at 7 p.m. in the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Musser Auditorium. Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1925 and attended Pittsburgh and Columbia universities. He has authored 15 books of poetry including, “This Time: New and Selected Poems,” which won the National Book Award in 1998. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for the State of Pennsylvania, the Lamont Poetry Prize[Read more...]