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EAHS To Present Tap Dancing Musical – 42nd Street

Jan 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

January 30, 2012— Elizabethtown Area High School will present the tap dancing musical extravaganza 42nd Street on March 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  There will also be a 1 p.m. matinee on March 3. The production features 40 students onstage who have been learning to tap dance since September.  Through a generous grant from the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation, Danny Aldous of e-Dance Center has been serving as an artist-in-residence at the school.  From September through November, Aldous taught tap dancing workshops to any student or staff member who was interested in learning[Read more...]

Piffaro performs Feb. 18 at Elizabethtown College, Pied pipers of Renaissance music hosted by Gretna Music

Jan 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/28/2012)– Piffaro, defined as the nation’s finest Renaissance wind band, graces the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center stage at Elizabethtown College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, as part of Gretna Music’s Intersections — An Exploration of Classical Music and the Dance series. Tickets for the concert, open to the public, are $15 to $25. World renowned for its highly polished performances as the pied pipers of Early Music, Piffaro also is active in education and workshops, collaborating in the research and making of historically based instruments and programs, and as experts in reed making and Renaissance performance[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College Theatre presents ‘From Up Here’

Jan 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/28/2012)– Elizabethtown College Theatre presents the comedy-drama “From Up Here” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 11. The show continues at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the College’s Tempest Theatre. “From Up Here,” written by Liz Flahive, follows the story of high school senior Kenny Barrett and his return to classes after doing something very serious-something almost deadly. Barrett would like to become invisible for the remainder of the year, but his life is made more complicated by his mother’s rocky second marriage[Read more...]

Feb. 13 ‘Evening of Opera!’ features Elizabethtown College faculty members

Jan 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The concert, “An Evening of Opera! Arias, Duets and Trios,” featuring Sarah Daughtrey and Phyllis Drackley, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, at Elizabethtown College, has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Zug Recital Hall. ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/27/2012)– Dr. Sarah Daughtrey, mezzo-oprano and assistant professor of music, and Phyllis Drackley, soprano and Elizabethtown College adjunct faculty member, are featured performers in “An Evening of Opera! Arias, Duets and Trios,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Elizabethtown College’s Zug Recital Hall. The free faculty recital, sponsored by the College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts-Music Division, features[Read more...]

The Sorry State of Harrisburg’s Finances

Jan 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Essays

The Sorry State of Harrisburg’s Finances Shahd Mansour and Caitlin Setlock, Elizabethtown College The finances of the city of Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, have lately been a controversial topic among politicians, lawyers, and government officials. The city of 50,000 residents has managed to accumulate $300 million in debt. A large part of the debt was the result of a renovation to its trash incinerator about 10 years ago. There were several attempts by state officials to resolve the debt over the past several months. State leaders are in the process of trying to take over the city’s finances after[Read more...]

Brethren, slavery and Hutterite colonies subject of February talks at Elizabethtown College’s Young Center Center director, E-town grad featured speakers

Jan 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (January 10, 2012) – Though the Brethren were strong opponents of slave holding, with some even paying to free slaves, a few rare individuals kept slaves. Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center for Pietist and Anabaptist Studies at Elizabethtown College, explores these cases of slaveholding as he speaks on “The Unchristian Slave Trade: Brethren and Slavery,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Center’s Bucher Meetinghouse. The free lecture will examine slavery-related tensions among Brethren, especially in the period just prior to the Civil War. Bach, director of the Young Center and associate professor of[Read more...]

College’s Bowers Writers House hosts events with award-winning writer

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/24/2012)– Amiri Baraka, recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Award for Drama, the Langston Hughes Award from The City College of New York and a lifetime achievement award from the Before Columbus Foundation, gives two presentations Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Elizabethtown College. At 11 a.m. the poet presents “Politics, Art and Culture: An Afternoon with Poet Amiri Baraka” in the College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, and at 8 p.m. Baraka gives a public presentation/reading in the College’s Brinser Lecture Hall, Steinman 114. Admission to both events is free. Seating is first-come, first-served. It is recommended[Read more...]

E-town Native Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

On April 16, 2012, Elizabethtown native Andy Gish will be running the 116th Boston Marathon as a member of the Run For The Memory team, on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Gish, a 1989 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School, is currently stationed in the Boston area as an active-duty Navy officer.  His parents, Jay and Rachel, still reside in E-town, along with numerous other relatives and friends. The goal of Gish’s Run For The Memory team of 15 runners is to raise $150,000 for Alzheimer’s research and support services.  Along with raising funds, Gish is also trying to raise[Read more...]

Subsidies for Green Energy

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Essays, Features

Subsidies for Green Energy Shannon McNamee and Mark Minisce, Elizabethtown College A common trend in recent years has been to provide incentives for individuals and businesses that choose to go green. A green energy subsidy indicates the government is providing financial assistance to those who choose to invest in limiting their fossil fuel consumption by using solar panels or wind energy. A subsidy is the opposite of a tax; rather than increasing the price of a product, it makes the product more attractive by lowering its price by utilizing direct grants or tax breaks. It is hard to consider the[Read more...]

Boys and Girls Etown Bears Basketball Scores

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Latest Boys Basketball Scores Date       Etown    Opponent          Opponent Score 1/19/12       50     Hempfield                  52 1/17/12       75     Lebanon                     65 1/13/12       64     Solanco                      48 1/10/12       66      Ephrata                      58 1/7/12         58      Wilson                        55 1/6/12         73      Cocalico                     52 1/3/12         35      Conestoga Val.         67 12/28/11     57      Garden Spot            [Read more...]