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EAMS Students Explore Career Interests at Career Fair

Oct 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

October 27, 2010— Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its annual Pathways Career Fair for eighth grade students. The fair was designed to assist the students with selecting one of the four career pathways offered at the high school. Roughly 300 eighth graders had the opportunity to circulate around the cafeteria to speak with over 35 local business leaders and ask them about their profession. Each pathway offered at the high school (Arts and Communication; Business and Finance; Health and Social Services; and Engineering, Science, and Technology) had multiple exhibitors on hand to share information about their respective field of[Read more...]

EAHS Orchestra to Perform Pops Concert

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

October 25, 2010— Want a chance to walk down the red carpet of the Oscars and enjoy great film music? Then come out to the Elizabethtown Area High School Orchestra Pops Concert on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. The 74-member Elizabethtown Area High School Orchestra will perform a variety of entertaining selections including a few numbers featuring our very own Middle School Allegro Ensemble. This delightful event will be held in the high school cafeteria with refreshments to be enjoyed during the concert. The Pops Concert emphasizes popular and classical music that will be familiar to most listeners. This[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area High School To Honor Local Veterans

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

When: 10:45 a.m., Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 What: Elizabethtown Area High School will honor local veterans for their service to the country. Special invitees to be honored include parents of secondary students (grades-6-12) and representatives of the local Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion, as well as residents of the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown. Several high school students will take part in the ceremony by singing the national anthem, reading a tribute poem to the veterans, and detailing the history of Veterans Day. Other participants include Elizabethtown[Read more...]

Borough Council wants your thoughts in this tough budget year

Oct 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Lead Article

Originally from Jeff McCloud’s “Chronicling Elizabethtown”

As Borough Council begins the budgeting season for 2011, we are facing an extreme situation the likes that many of us have never seen. In fact, my fellow Councilman Meade Bierly said earlier this month that he had never seen in his 40 years on Borough Council a budget as tough as last the one we approved for 2010.

It looks as though this year we might face an even tougher year.

Revenue predictions for next year from the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau are way down — and this year the bureau advised municipalities countywide not to expect much from the collection of the earned income tax.

Elizabethtown Community Invited to Community-Wide Conversation to Promote Healthy Behaviors Among Elizabethtown Youth

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care, a community-based, private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Elizabethtown’s youth and families, invites all Elizabethtown area residents to a Community Conversation to promote healthy behaviors among Elizabethtown youth, especially with regard to drug and alcohol use. This Community Conversation, which is free and open to the public, will take place on: Thursday, November 4, 2010 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Elizabethtown College: Steinman Building, Rm 114 (Brinser Lecture Room) EACTC’s Executive Director, Gail Viscome, explains, “We’re using a nationally-recognized model called Positive Community Norms. Research has shown that when you focus on[Read more...]

EAHS Students Recognized Nationally In Prestigious Academic Competition

Oct 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

October 18, 2010—Three Elizabethtown Area High School seniors were recently recognized in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) academic recognition program. The students are Conrad Brendel, Richard Cunningham, and Angela Vertucci.

Elizabethtown College Grad gains national notoriety for granola company

Oct 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From Elizabethtown College News and Events Site Four months after graduating from Elizabethtown College, Sarah Lanphier’s granola company got its first big break: a spot on The Rachael Ray Show. On Sept. 28, 2009, Nuts About Granola was the “Snack of the Day” on the nationally-televised program. Recently, the company had another big break. The E-town grad was contacted by Off The Wall, a company in charge of gift bags at the Emmy Awards. She would hand out bags of her snacks almost a year, to the day, of Nuts About Granola’s Rachael Ray Show appearance. “When I graduated, I[Read more...]

EAHS band to present “Bands in Review” concert

Oct 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, News

October 13, 2010— Mark your calendars! The Elizabethtown Area High School marching band will hold its 2010 “Bands in Review” concert on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the high school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The band will play a wide variety of songs that are sure to entertain all in attendance. The 154-member ensemble will perform a diverse repertoire that will include the following selections: House of the Rising Sun, Cold-Hearted, Talkin’ Out the Side of Your Neck, Sing a Song, Word Up, Carry on Wayward Son, Hawaii Five-O,[Read more...]

EAHS Presents Courtroom Drama – Twelve Angry Jurors

Oct 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

October 7, 2010— Elizabethtown Area High School will present the courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Jurors, on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The show is based on the Henry Fonda movie classic, Twelve Angry Men. Though written during the McCarthy era in United States history, the director of the production – Kevin L. Biddle – and assistant director – Christa Fanelli – feel it is still extremely relevant in 2010. “Even though we have come a long way in our nation accepting each other for our differences, we have a[Read more...]

EASD communication efforts recognized by PA School Boards Association

Oct 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Features

October 7, 2010— The Elizabethtown Area School District received three awards in the 41st Annual Educational Publications Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s (PSBA). The district newsletter (Bear Tracks), annual report, and website each received the second honor, an award of honorable mention. PSBA received 45 entries statewide in the newsletter category with only 12 schools receiving honors. Elizabethtown Area was joined by Ephrata and Manheim Central as the only other schools in Lancaster County to be honored in this category. PSBA had 54 entries in the special publications area (annual report) and only 18 earned awards. Elizabethtown[Read more...]