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Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Magda Bagnied presents lecture on social media in the Middle East Feb 29

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Magda Bagnied, Ph.D., Elizabethtown College’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will present a lecture on social media and the Middle East at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 29, in Gibble Auditorium, in Esbenshade Hall. Her topic for the “Wednesday at 11” event is “Egypt: the role of social media & the ongoing process of revolution in the Middle East”. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to international academic professionals. Elizabethtown College hopes to expand international programming and strengthen the College’s Center for Global Citizenship through the Fulbright Scholar-in-residence program. A video message featuring Dr. Bagnied, her schedule of[Read more...]

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus speaks at Elizabethtown College April 4

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (02/21/2012)– Elizabethtown College welcomes Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, as keynote speaker for the 2012 Ware Lecture on Peacemaking. Yunus originated the concept of Grameen Bank-banking without collateral-for the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The lecture, free and open to the public, is in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center and is sponsored by the College’s Center for Global Citizenship. Attendees must reserve tickets by calling 717-361-4757. Ware Lecture on Peacemaking: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8 p.m. – “Creating[Read more...]

Borough Update on West College Avenue Construction

Feb 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The following update was provided by the borough on February 8: Construction of the new bridge and road connection nears completion. Traffic signals and pedestrian crossing signals have been installed at the newly improved intersection. These signals will become active with the opening of the bridge. New street lights are ready to be energized. Weather permitting, it is anticipated that final stages of construction will be complete and the new bridge open to the public before Spring. The road construction project has been 100% funded by Federal Highway funds. In addition, intersection enhancements have included the construction of retaining walls[Read more...]

Borough’s emergency notification system

Feb 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

If you are a borough resident and have ever wondered what’s up with the recorded calls you may have received alerting you to an imminent emergency situation; you can visit the borough’s web site to get an explanation.  In the past, notifications  for snow, flood, and water emergencies have been distributed through the system .  From the borough’s web site, the following description of the system, named SWIFT911, has been provided: SWIFT911™ is a high speed notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager. There are already over 5000[Read more...]


Feb 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Doc’s Family Fun Center  has been a part of the community since 1962. For years, the current owner Charley has kept his father’s dream alive. Many residents have attended events and have cherished memories of their time spent here. Charley has provided a safe and fun environment for local children. The roof needs to be replaced! To help offset expenses, the Raising the Roof for Doc’s benefit was started by a proud member of the community. There are many events in the works, the Silent Auction March 17, 2012, 11am until 4pm.,a T-shirt fundraiser is also underway until the auction.[Read more...]

Dynasty Continues As E-Town Claims State Crown In Prestigious We The People Competition

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 17, 2012— For the second consecutive year and the third time in four years, a team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School won the Pennsylvania state championship in the academically-challenging We the People state competition. The students are now eligible to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition to be held in Washington DC in late April. This year’s state competition was held Feb. 9 at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. Members of the award-winning team included Tyler Bridgehouse, Jennalyn Garrity, Alice Greider, Nate Grenko, Alexandra Hetrick, Gavin Horning, Miranda Kelly, Anthony King, Naomi Makishi, Wesley Ovens, and[Read more...]

Agenda for Borough Council Meeting Tonight Thursday Feb 16

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: News

Posted public meeting agendas are in draft format and are posted for informational purposes only. Agendas are subject to change up to the time of the public meeting and during the public meeting at Borough Council’s discretion. Please contact the Borough Office at 717-367-1700 with questions. TENTATIVE AGENDA ELIZABETHTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING February 16, 2012 at  7:00 p.m. A. CALL MEETING TO ORDER B. MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE D. ROLL CALL E. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES 1. Regular Meeting—January 19, 2012 2. Work Session—February 2, 2012 F. PUBLIC COMMENT G. SPECIAL PRESENTATION 1. Mayor Mummert—DeMolay[Read more...]

Etown College Events

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

War imitating life topic of Feb. 21 inaugural lecture at Elizabethtown College The second lecture of Elizabethtown College Inaugural Scholarship Series, featuring Dr. Carmine Sarracino, professor of English, who will present “Life, Point Blank: War as a Metaphor for Ordinary Life,” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. The lecture, hosted by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President, takes place in Room 212 of the James B. Hoover Center for Business. A reception follows. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. “In war, as in life, we lose friends,” said Sarracino. “We[Read more...]

GEARS Announcements

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article, News

Indoor Field Hockey Clinic GEARS introduces an Indoor Field Hockey Clinic for girls in grades 3-6. Under the direction of EAHS coaches and players, this clinic is a modified version of field hockey geared toward younger participants. Individuals will learn the fundamentals that will make them successful in the game of field hockey. The first 6 dates will be practices and the 7th date will be intersquad games. Hockey sticks and balls will be available for use. Shinguards are recommended. Fee includes a t-shirt and mouthguard. Clinic is on Saturdays, March 3-31 from 8-9:30 am for Grades 3-4 and 9:45[Read more...]

Lancaster County LINK is hosting a workshop entitled, “Pennsylvania’s Home and Community-based Waivers

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The Lancaster County LINK, the Link to Aging and Disability Resources, is hosting an afternoon workshop entitled, “Pennsylvania’s Home and Community-based Waivers,” on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 pm at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA. The Lancaster County Link to Aging and Disability Resources is a coordinated network of Core and Collaborative Partner agencies which allows for the consumer to initiate contact with any Link Network partner to access information, assistance, and resources. Call Anne Heberlein, 717-394-1890, for more information or to confirm you reservation to this no-charge workshop. There will be a[Read more...]