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Churches of Elizabethtown (Part 1)

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

This photo essay is another installment in the series of photo essays chronicling Elizabethtown. There are well over 20 churches that have an Elizabethtown address, many are located in the Borough proper. Since there are so many churches in the area, this photo essay is being presented in two parts. In this first part, the churches within the borough are being presented. Comments presenting more information about any of the churches are welcome. One can submit a comment by clicking on the “submit comment” bar below the article.



Work on $3.14M West College Avenue project to begin soon

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Thursday, March 17, 2011 (From Chronicling Elizabethtown http://www.chroniclingelizabethtown.com/ ) The excitement among members of Elizabethtown Borough Council was palpable tonight after a unanimous vote to approve Pennsy Supply, doing business as McMinn’s Asphalt, as the low bidder for the construction of West College Avenue. “It’s a red letter day for Elizabethtown!” said Mayor Chuck Mummert. The bid came in at $3.14 million for a project that borough officials have discussed for the past five or six years. The project, to be funded with federal highway dollars, has seen delays thanks to environmental concerns at an old service station and because[Read more...]



Etown on Facebook

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, Uncategorized

Check out the borough page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/elizabethtown.borough#!/elizabethtown.borough?sk=wall



Borough incumbent councilmen running unopposed for re-election

Mar 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 (from Chronicling Elizabethtown) Three members of Elizabethtown Borough Council are up for re-election this year, including the author of this blog, and all three are running unopposed, according to the Lancaster County Board of Elections. Phil Clark, who is currently president of council and represents Ward 3; and Tom Shaud, who is vice president and represents Ward 1; and Jeff McCloud representing Ward 2, all filed petitions to be placed on the May 17 primary ballot. All three were elected in 2007. At the time, then-Borough Manager Pete Whipple said there had never been such a[Read more...]



Borough council set to approve low bidder for West College Avenue project

Mar 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Elizabethtown Borough officials received word this week that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved the low bidder for the construction of West College Avenue at Market Street. I don’t have all of the details right now, but Borough Council will vote to approve the low bid at its meeting tomorrow night. This means that the project is just weeks away from starting. It’s likely residents will see construction activity early next month.



Dr. Annette Spagnolo Named Principal Of Bear Creek School

Mar 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 16, 2011— The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Annette Spagnolo as principal of the new Bear Creek School at its March 8 meeting. Spagnolo was selected after an extensive interview process that involved district administration, a panel of faculty members who will be teaching at Bear Creek, and a school board representative. She will begin her duties on a part-time basis immediately. Presently, Spagnolo is the principal of East High Street Elementary School and will remain in that role through the end of the school year. Spagnolo has been in a[Read more...]



E-town Area Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting, March 29

Mar 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 16, 2011— The Elizabethtown Area School District cordially invites all Elizabethtown Area residents and stakeholders to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the high school LGI. The community conversation is designed to strengthen the connection between the community and its schools. District administration will share information on the proposed 2011-2012 District budget. Participants will also have the opportunity to voice their opinion and offer their perspective on what the district could do to improve the school system. Panelists include Amy Hodges Slamp, Superintendent; Michele Balliet, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education; Richard Schwarzman,[Read more...]



Borough Calendar

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article

March March 3, 2011 – Work Session 7 PM March 7, 2011 – Zoning Hearing Board normally meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM. March 8, 2011 – Planning Commission normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM. March 12, 2011 – Curbside Woody Waste collection – second Saturday of every month. March 16, 2011 – Kraft Leaf Bags available at the Scout House 7 AM – 6 PM. March 17, 2011 – Public Meeting 7 PM March 19, 2011 – Kraft Leaf Bags available at the Scout House 8 AM – 10[Read more...]



E-town’s Austin Farwell Takes Home Gold In Regional Bowling Tournament

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: News

March 14, 2011— Elizabethtown Area High School’s Austin Farwell took home gold in the Eastern Regional Bowling Tournament. On his way to the championship, the first for an E-town bowler, Farwell defeated 188 of the state’s top bowlers. Farwell advances to the state tournament, which will be held in Reading, PA on March 18. At the regional event, the Bears had a tourney high six bowlers competing. Joining Farwell was Steven Ritzman, Tyler Lee, Danny Secord, Aaron Maze, and Adam Fink. Also competing at the regional event in the female division was Beth Moyer. Moyer finished in the top 12[Read more...]



Bears Cheerleaders Named Grand Champions

Mar 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 14, 2011— Elizabethtown Area High School’s varsity cheerleading team took home top honors at the Schuylkill Valley High School cheerleading competition when they were named Grand Champions. To earn the title, the team beat out twelve other schools for the highest score out of all divisions. The Bears competed in the “large varsity” division in which they also took home top honors. The team is coached by Heather Jungfer.