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Etown Fair Schedule

Aug 24th, 2010 | By | Category: News

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 (Fair opens Monday) 1:00 p.m. – Horse Show 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Market Livestock check-in 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m – Swine weigh-in 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m – Lamb & Goat weigh-in 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m – Beef & Dairy Beef weigh-in MONDAY, AUGUST 23 9:00 a.m. – Market Goat Show 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Competitive exhibits received at Church Fellowship Hall (Open 5 p.m. Tues.) 1:00 p.m. – Market Lamb Show 5:30 p.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony 6:00 p.m. – Fair Queen Competition with Dan & Galla (main stage) 6:00[Read more...]

Orange Street Neighborhood

Aug 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

This is the first in a series of photo essays profiling small neighborhoods in the Elizabethtown community.

Let’s take a walk up Orange Street. Orange Street extends from the main gates of Elizabethtown College on Mt. Joy Street to Market Street, a distance of about four city blocks. It is a quiet street that is wholly residential. Neighbors often socialize and can be seen taking an evening stroll or walking their dogs in the neighborhood. When strong geographic and physical barriers are absent, neighborhoods can blend with one another. The Orange Street neighborhood blends with College Avenue and streets to the north and streets to the south up to Groff Avenue. The college provides a barrier to the east and Market street to the west. The first physical barrier encountered to the north is the community park.

An Observation from Dr. Paul

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

Do Not Mess with a Barista …Or you will not get your bagel! Look at what happened to an English professor from Manhattan, a self-proclaimed stickler for the English language. She went into an Upper West Side Starbucks and asked for a multigrain bagel, but–and here’s where things get interesting–she “refused to say ‘without butter or cheese.’” This important omission led to a heated altercation (thankfully, only verbal) as the barista insisted that the customer employ Starbucks’ lingo, and the professor adamantly refusing to do so. Finally, this being Manhattan, the cops were called in, and they ejected the good[Read more...]

Library Goes Dark in Response to State Cuts

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner

(published Aug 16, 2010 online at Chronicling Elizabethtown) The Elizabethtown Public Library will close its doors for one week, from Aug. 23 to 30, because of severe cuts in state funding, according to a report in the Aug. 12 edition of the Elizabethtown Advocate (that’s the best link — the paper’s not online yet). The newspaper reported that Pennsylvania state government will cut funding to libraries statewide by 9.1 percent. Last year, the state cut funding by 27 percent. So we’re looking at libraries taking a hit of one-third of their funding, basically because the economy is in the most[Read more...]

Diana Robinson, photography

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Oh, Mannequin!  Gallery Exhibit on display through the end of November.  

Matt Tarka, guitar

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Mark Tarka is an acoustic songwriter whose introspective lyrics and sharp rhythms are designed for your back porch or a ride into town.

Michael Gepfer, artist at Cygnet Gallery

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Michael Gepfer, resident of Mount Joy studied at Cygnet Studios for 12 years and had his HS Senior art exhibit in 1990.  Here he is again with a new set of watercolors focusing on History and Americana Crafts.    Artist reception: Sunday Sept 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.   Artwork is on display and sale throughout the month of September.

Sky Like June – music at Conewago Coffeehouse

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Sky Like June is from Manheim and they play guitar and keyboard.  These young ladies play Simon & Garfunkel,  Bob Seger, Jewel, The Eagles, Paramore, Green Day, Evanescence as well as music that they have written.

Caroling at Conewago Coffeehouse

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Participate in the after Holiday Parade Christmas Carol Sing Along. 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Mike Rydock (guitar) at Conewago Coffeehouse

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Mike is a singer/songwriter who has been playing guitar for about eleven years.  He had some guitar lessons as a child but didn’t get serious about learning to play until hewas in his thirties.  In addition to playing his own songs, Mike likes to do covers of various blues standards and blues/rock classics.