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Higher Education

Jul 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

Look what happens when College is out for the summer. Before you know it, a new rival for 100-year old institutions like Elizabethtown College comes out of the woodwork! A few summers ago, it was Trump University, founded by the great real estate developer himself, who believed that the traditional four-year colleges were doing such a terrible job at educating the youth of America that he, Donald Trump, needed to step in to save the system. So how is Trump University, the savior of higher education, doing? Well, recently, they renamed themselves Trump Initiative, which sounds slightly less like a[Read more...]

West Donegal Township Calendar

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

August 2010 8/2 7 PM – Supervisors Meeting 8/9 6:30 PM – Elizabethtown Area Water Authority 8/10 7 PM – Township Authority (Sewer) 8/12 7 PM – Planning Commission Meeting 8/16 7 PM – Supervisors’ Workshop September 2010 9/6 All Day Labor Day – Office Closed 9/7 7 PM – Supervisors Meeting – Special Date 9/9 7 PM – Planning Commission Meeting 9/13 6:30 PM – Elizabethtown Area Water Authority 9/14 7 PM – Township Authority (Sewer) 9/20 7 PM – Supervisors’ Workshop

Mt. Joy Township Calendar

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

August (meetings held at 159 Merts Drive, Elizabethtown, PA)

8/3 7 PM – Elizabethtown Area Park Authority Meeting
8/4 7 PM – Zoning Hearing Board

Elizabethtown Borough Calendar

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

August August 2, 2010 – Zoning Hearing Board at 7 PM. August 5, 2010 – Borough Council Work Session at 7 PM. August 10, 2010 – Planning Commission at 6:30PM. August 14, 2010 – Curbside Woody Waste Collection. August 19, 2010 – Borough Council Public Meeting at 7 PM. September September 2, 2010 – Borough Council Work Session at 7 PM. September 6, 2010 – The Borough Office is closed for the holiday. September 11, 2010 – Curbside Woody Waste Collection. September 13, 2010 – Zoning Hearing Board at 7 PM. September 14, 2010 – Planning Commission at 6:30PM. September[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Profile

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Features

Elizabethtown Social and Economic Profile Geography: Latitude 40.152N Longitude is -76.603W Elevation is 446 feet. Elizabethtown is located in Lancaster Metropolitan Statistical Area. Elizabethtown is a borough. Zip Code is 17022. Population: Source: ( 2008 Estimate:                        12,069 Males: 5,444 (45.1%) Females: 6,625 (54.9%) Median resident age: 33.6 years Pennsylvania median age: 38.0 years Land area: 2.60 square miles. Population density: 4637 people per square mile Income: Source: ( Estimated median household income in 2008: $52,469 (it was $42,752 in 2000) Elizabethtown: $52,469 Pennsylvania: $50,713 Estimated per capita income in 2008: $23,547 Estimated median house or condo value in 2008:[Read more...]

Elizabethown, Donegal, and Lancaster-Lebanon Football Schedule

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

2010 Lancaster-Lebanon League Football Schedule (Donegal and Elizabethtown are bolded and italicized) Friday, Sept. 3 Cedar Crest at Lebanon Ephrata at Exeter Central Dauphin at Manheim Township Warwick at Dallastown Governor Mifflin at Wilson Cocalico at Schuylkill Valley Conestoga Valley at Conrad Weiser Elizabethtown at Cedar Cliff Twin Valley at Garden Spot Hempfield at Lampeter-Strasburg Manheim Central at Lower Dauphin Palmyra at Annville-Cleona Eastern York at Columbia Daniel Boone at Donegal Hamburg at Elco Trinity at Lancaster Catholic Northern Lebanon at Pine Grove York Tech at Pequea Valley Penn Manor at Solanco, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 Peabody at McCaskey,[Read more...]

Police officers receive Distinguished Unit Citation

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

Seven Elizabethtown police officers received a Distinguished Unit Citation for their work during a standoff in May in which a man barricaded himself in his Park Street home for four hours. Matthew Shull faces numerous charges in connection with the alleged incident. Those receiving the honor were Lt. Joseph Ditzler, Corporal Gordon Berlin, Detective Clair Martin, Officer Timothy Wheal, Officer Michael Lyons, Officer Matthew Shuey and Officer Luann Pearson. In a brief presentation, Mayor Chuck Mummert called the units efforts “the epitome of teamwork.” He said all of them worked together to secure the area in the 300 block of[Read more...]

Vin Fischer, musician at Conewago Coffeehouse

Jul 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Vin Fischer is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Columbia, PA. He has played at various venues and events throughout the United States including a recent 15 state tour. His style is acoustic indie/folk with a hint of pop punk inspiration. He plays guitar with harmonica and bass drum as an accompaniment. Vin’s unique sound and memorable lyrics are quickly gaining him a regional and national reputation.

Call for Submissions (Small Neighborhood Profiles)

Jul 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Lead 2

The Elizabethtown Journal is announcing a request for story submissions.  The request is being made to all Elizabethtown Journal readers. This request is for small area profiles like the the “Orange Street Neighborhood” and the “College Avenue Corridor” that appear on this page.  These profiles can be of your neighborhood, other neighborhoods, or commercial or retail areas.  The small areas profiles use a photo essay model, but the author is free to choose the number of photos in his/her essay.  The model for the two existing stories is one that is simple and easy to follow, but the author can[Read more...]

Downtown Development

Jul 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article


We recently received this email from a reader: Why can’t Elizabethtown get and keep merchants in its downtown area? Visitors to our town remark about all the empty storefronts. Further when new businesses do open they seem to leave in less than a year. Why are there no takers at Sycamore Square? Why is there no bakery, gift shops, or clothing stores in town? In order to buy anything you have to go to Harrisburg or Lancaster. Mt. Joy has shops; Lititz has shops: why not E-town. Does anyone have the answer on how to attract and keep new retail businesses?

Borough Councilman Jeff McCloud Responds: The downtown area is something that Borough Council is keenly aware of and…