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Mock Interviews Held at Elizabethtown Area High School

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

September 29, 2010— On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Elizabethtown Area High School held its biannual Mock Interview Day. This simulation is a key piece of the school’s Pathways Program and helps prepare students to job interview successfully, as well as educate them on the importance of preparation. Approximately 130 tenth graders took part in the program that involved more than three-dozen local business and community leaders. Armed with a resume and dressed in proper business attire, the students spent nearly fifteen minutes being interviewed by the volunteers. Following the exercise, the students were provided with immediate verbal feedback. To help them[Read more...]

Students, teacher get hands-on lesson in finger printing

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

See Features Page for More EASD Stories September 29, 2010— Elizabethtown Area High School forensic chemistry students recently received a hands-on lesson in crime scene investigation when Officer Rick Farnsler of the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department visited their class to teach them proper finger printing technique. The project was the kick-off to the class’s unit on finger printing. Farnsler worked with the students in Scott Baylor’s class. As part of the unit, the students will learn how to finger print, finger print identification, finger print patterns, and how to lift finger prints. The students will put to the test their[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area Schools Salute Senior Citizen Volunteers

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

See Features Page for More EASD Stories September 29, 2010— At the Sept. 21 meeting of the Elizabethtown Area School District board of education, the school directors, along with Dr. Amy Hodges Slamp, superintendent, saluted twelve local senior citizens for their contributions to the district. Through the district’s S.E.R.V.E.S. program (Seniors Earning Rebates by Volunteering in Elizabethtown Schools), each volunteered in various capacities at least 77 hours last school year. S.E.R.V.E.S. volunteers can earn up to a $550 credit toward their taxes depending on the number of hours volunteered (77 hours earns maximum credit). At the board meeting, the volunteers[Read more...]

It’s Good to be the Pope

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page, Uncategorized

The Pope drops in on Britain after almost three decades (what, no flights from Rome to London?), but the visit was marred by controversy from the beginning. Just before the trip, a senior cardinal outraged Londoners’ sentiments by telling a German magazine: “When you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country.” Needless to say, he came down with a mysterious illness and was promptly dropped from the entourage. Was the cardinal treated rather harshly? The staff at the Journal, after having done some investigative work, have discovered that the cardinal had really[Read more...]

Bjorn Jacobsen – Conewago Coffeehouse

Sep 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Bjorn Jacobsen – Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals, Harmonica

Andy Mowatt performs at Conewago Coffeehouse

Sep 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

From touring the northeast with the award winning band, herbie, sailing the seas with the Princess Cruises orchestra, and performing in productions at American Music Theatre, Andy Mowatt has come to enjoy making all kinds of music for all kinds of crowds.    Andy Mowatt is grateful to play guitar and make music full time. Having the pleasure to perform and work with a variety of amazingly talented musicians, engineers, producers, teachers and friends alike.  When not making music, Andy spends his time reading, driving, cooking, traveling, listening, experiencing and enjoying. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelors Degree[Read more...]

Matt Wheeler, singer/songwriter at Conewago Coffeehouse

Sep 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Matt Wheeler is a locally-based singer-songwriter who just loves music and a good story. The set will include heartfelt originals mixed in with folk and rock covers. Joined by a few friends from his band August to October, his music has a soothing, autumnal feel.

The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn will be sold

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: News

20-September-2010 – (ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.) – The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn – an historic structure dating back to an original 1742 grant from the William Penn family, founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Inn itself in Elizabethtown, Pa. Elizabethtown is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, just off Route 283, about midway between Harrisburg and Lancaster. The auction will be conducted by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, based in Pittsfield, Mass. Over 500 lots of fine antiques and accessories will be[Read more...]

Elizabethtown corridor to get upgraded traffic lights

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Ask just about anyone in the Elizabethtown area, and traffic congestion will be among the top issues of concern. A Saturday morning for people who are trying to get to the south end of town, and Giant, Kmart, Weis and other retail shops, via Market Street means stop and go and traffic backed up sometimes as far as Center Square. Add your comments here. A regional effort among Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township is working on changing and improving the traffic flow. The municipalities have received nearly $760,000 to upgrade and synchronize traffic signals at all[Read more...]

College Avenue Corridor

Sep 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page, Uncategorized

This is a second in a series of photo essays profiling Elizabethtown area neighborhoods.

College Avenue is primarily a residential street. It extends just west of Market Street to the east end of Elizabethtown College. Although not a quiet street, it is not a particularly busy thoroughfare. However, a project to extend the west end of College Avenue is currently under construction. The impact that the extension will have on local residential traffic is yet to be determined.

The area is primarily residential. There are a few commercial buildings near Market Street and the college borders the south side of the avenue on the other end. Most residences are single family with several multi-family homes on the west end.