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Archive for November 2011

EASD dedicates new Bear Creek School — Observations by Jeff McCloud

Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Monday, November 21, 2011 (Reposted from Chronicling Elizabethtown) In my official capacity as the parent of a student at the new Bear Creek School, I attended the dedication ceremony for the $18 million building held yesterday. Originally scheduled for Oct. 30, it was delayed because of that day’s freak snowstorm. The dedication was a nice event, with all the typical dignitaries speaking and thanking the appropriate individuals. Two details stood out to me during the ceremony: (1) In 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Education said the Bear Creek School construction project was the cheapest of all school construction in the[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Dental’s Smiles for life Campaign Benefits Local Education Foundation

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Features

November 22, 2011— Elizabethtown Dental Associates recently donated $30,000 to support students and faculty of the Elizabethtown Area School District. The funds, raised through Elizabethtown Dental’s SMILES FOR LIFE initiative, will be used to fund innovative programs in the classroom, as well as go toward the Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future $3,700,000 Capital Campaign. The funds were contributed to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation, which provides supplemental resources that enrich and enhance teaching and learning in the Elizabethtown Area School District. At a small check ceremony, Dr. Edward White of Elizabethtown Dental Associates presented a check to[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area Middle School Delivers Food Baskets to Families in Need

Nov 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Features

November 18, 2011— Twenty-four local families from the greater-Elizabethtown area will benefit over the Thanksgiving holiday from a fundraiser conducted by eighth graders at Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The collection was part of the school’s Feathers for Families program. In its sixteenth year, Feathers for Families is an eight-grade service learning project. It entailed students selling paper feathers to construct a giant turkey in the lunchroom. The proceeds from the sale were used to purchase traditional Thanksgiving food items like frozen turkeys, green beans, canned corn, yams, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, applesauce, and bread. Prior to the Thanksgiving break, about a[Read more...]

Crime Stoppers offers reward to help nab vandals

Nov 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page

From Chronicling Elizabethtown November 15, 2011 Lancaster County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone who is spraying graffiti in Elizabethtown. Borough Police Chief Jack Mentzer issued this flyer earlier today. Elizabethtown Police are investigating incidents of graffiti at the Elizabethtown Borough Park in the area of the basketball court, the public restroom, the park wall and the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren sign. There have been several other incidents around the Elizabethtown area with the tag, “LOUD” used, and the name Seville spray painted. If anyone[Read more...]

Bear Creek School Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House Rescheduled For November 20

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: News

November 15, 2011— Elizabethtown Area School District has announced the reschedule date for the Bear Creek School Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House. The special event is planned for Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. (originally scheduled for Oct. 20 but postponed due to snow). The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and take part in guided tours of the facility immediately following the ceremony as part of the open house. Light refreshments will also be served. The school is located at 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. The two-story, 150,000-square-foot elementary school opened for students in September[Read more...]

Genealogical Request from Reader

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page

I am looking for descendants of Carl or Elizabeth Robinson, who are the children of Marian (Krodel) and John Henry Robinson. Carl and Elizabeth were born sometime around 1920 and Marian died in 1922, I am the grandchild of John Henry Robinson and am doing genealogical research. I would appreciate any information you could provide, please contact me at Thanks, Elaine (Robinson) Calderon

A Coffee Shop in Darkness (Commentary)

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Late in the evening in the fall, you drive up from Elizabethtown College on College Ave and stop on Market St. The work on the College Ave extension is going on, and from all appearances, only the bridge over the creek remains to be completed. A bridge too far, you sigh, as you make the right and drive towards Bainbridge. But then it hits you–there is a building on the left in total darkness. Till a few weeks ago, the building was always lit, people milling around inside. On some evenings there was live music; at other times, people came[Read more...]

EAMS Holds Career Fair

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

November 2, 2011— Elizabethtown Area Middle School held its annual Pathways Career Fair for eighth grade students on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The fair was designed to assist the students with selecting one of the four career pathways offered at the high school. While at the Fair, the students had a chance to visit 5-10 exhibitors from more than 30 local professionals. While speaking to the representatives, the students learned about a variety of occupations, the necessary education/training for a specific career, responsibilities of a career, and the positive and negative aspects of specific careers. As a result of the Fair,[Read more...]

EASD Press Releases

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Covanta Energy Pledges $25,000 to Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign November 1, 2011— Covanta Energy has pledged a remarkable $25,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation’s Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign. The campaign has a goal of $3,700,000 and was launched to improve the Elizabethtown Area School District’s outdoor athletic fields. Presenting the check from Covanta Energy were Jim Klecko, vice president of the mid-Atlantic region; Kevin Connor, facility manager for the Lancaster plant; and Ron Hendershot; operations manager for the Lancaster plant. Accepting the check on behalf of the[Read more...]