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Archive for March 2012

A Chocolate Lover’s Poem

Mar 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Essays, Front Page

See more original contributions on the ESSAYS Page.   Happiness in a Wrapper Aparna Paul Chocolate is so delicious Your happiness is not fictitious. The anticipation while the wrapper is ripped, The grin that spreads; the hungry frown has flipped. The feeling of it melting, turning into goo, The opening of the cave, as teeth get ready to chew. The deep, rich smell of cocoa in your nose, You shove it all in, look how fast it goes! The taste itself, melting on your tongue, Catch the feeling while it’s still young. Other chocolates are on the wall, Dark, milk,[Read more...]

North America’s oldest communal group topic of Young Center events April 19, 20: Durnbaugh Lecturer Rod Janzen discusses Hutterite history, lifestyle at Elizabethtown College

Mar 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/30/2012)– Hutterites, a distinct religious sect since the early 16th century, are the topic of this year’s Durnbaugh Lectures April 19 and 20 at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Susquehanna Room of Myer Hall, Durnbaugh Lecturer Rod Janzen presents “The Hutterites in 2012,” a brief overview of Hutterite history and a discussion of their core beliefs and present challenges. The lecture is preceded by a reception for the speaker at 5:30 p.m. and the annual Young Center banquet at 6 p.m. From 10 a.m.[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area High School raises over $18,000 through its mini-THON

Mar 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 29, 2012— Elizabethtown Area High School collected over $18,000 for pediatric cancer research at its first-ever Four Diamonds 12-hour dance mini-THON. The funds were raised by contributions from a wide range of school district stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, community members, and business leaders. In total, 147 students took part in the min-THON, which was sponsored by the high school’s Key Club. In addition to the students, 59 volunteers – comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators from a range of district schools – volunteered to support the special event by staying up all night with the students. The total[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of April 5

Mar 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984. The Elizabethtown Senior Center is a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, April 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am exercise w/ Sherry, 11am Be Healthy, Be Wise, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: ham w/fruit glaze, sweet potatoes, asparagus, orange fluff. Friday, April 6: We[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College Events

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown College art students featured in juried exhibit through April 25 Reception, awards April 23 in Lyet Gallery An exhibition of works by students enrolled in studio art courses at Elizabethtown College will be featured in the Lyet Gallery of the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center through Wednesday, April 25. A reception and awards ceremony is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the gallery. Awards will be presented, in conjunction with the college’s Scholarship and Creative Arts day, in seven categories. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m.[Read more...]

Tri-County Pink Ribbon Ride to Benefit Young Survival Coalition:

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page, Lead Article

The Tri-County Pink Ribbon Ride is a bicycle ride to benefit the Young Survival Coalition and all proceeds from this event will be donated to the YSC in the name of a local Tour de Pink cycling team. The Tour de Pink is the national event of which this local event is a part. Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. The ride consists of 3 separate loops through the[Read more...]


Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article, News

Spin N’ Sculpt              Want to burn 400-600 calories, improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase muscle tone and have fun exercising without impacting your joints? Try this 60 minute indoor cycling class. Participants will climb hills, hit jumps and ride through valleys! You will be addicted to this major calorie burning class in no time! Don’t forget your workout towel and water! All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 16+. Class is on Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 10-May 17 from 6-7 pm (Class A) and from 7-8 pm (Class B) in the GEARS Recreation Room #4 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  Fee[Read more...]

Iowa State University student from Elizabethtown will present research project at Iowa’s State Capitol

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student Conrad Brendel of Elizabethtown will be among 25 Iowa State undergraduates who present their research to legislators and others during the seventh annual “Research in the Capitol” on Wednesday, April 4. Their presentations will be in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. Brendel, who majors in environmental engineering, will present “Investigation into the Correlation between Electrical Conductivity and Total Dissolved Ions for Application inWatershed Modeling.” His research mentor is Michelle Soupir, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering. More than 60 undergraduate students from Iowa’s three Regent universities (Iowa[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra honored with performance spot at April PMEA conference

Mar 24th, 2012 | By | Category: News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/24/2012)– The Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra (ECCO) has been asked to perform this spring at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) state conference, scheduled for April 19 through 21, at the Lancaster County (Pa.) Convention Center in downtown Lancaster. “It’s a great honor,” Rob Spence, director of the ECCO, said of the opportunity to perform at the conference’s invitation-only concert. ECCO, one of more than 100 groups that auditioned, landed its spot among nearly 15 performers at the Lancaster conference, after sending a 20-minute audition CD last summer. The audition showcased three selections of music highlighting the orchestra’s abilities.[Read more...]

To Be or Not to Be

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Essays

To Be or Not to Be Georgianna Anderson   “To be, or not to be, that is the question,” Hamlet was pondering when he spoke those words in ACT III, Scene 1; and those very words seem very relevant to me as I wrestle with the biggest decision of my life.  Do I want to go on living or would death be more desirable?  How do I make a decision that is going to affect my quality of life, or if I even have a life?  You think you know what you want to do.  You weigh all the pros[Read more...]