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GEARS Events

Apr 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Golf Lessons              Fore!!  The objective of this class is to introduce etiquette, rules and the golf swing to those that have an interest in the game of golf.  Participants will attain a strong foundation and understanding of the game.  By the end of program, participants will have the ability and confidence to play an enjoyable, laid back round of golf with friends.  Frank Bianco, Director of Instruction, will instruct.  Golf clubs will be provided if needed.  Lessons are on Tuesdays, May 1-22 from 6-7 pm at Groff’s Farm Golf Club (650 Pinkerton Road, Mount Joy).  Fee is $80 for[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of April 19

Apr 13th, 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.  Join us for friendship, fellowship and fun!  Schedule: Thursday, April 19: Pajama Day Party! 8:30-9:30am walking and quilting, 9:30am exercise w/ Sherry, 10am craft w/Lorelle, 10:45am Games and Activities, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.[Read more...]



EAMS wins big at Destination ImagiNation state competition

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

A team of students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently placed first at the Pennsylvania Destination ImaginNation tournament qualifying them for the global finals to be held in Knoxville, TN later this spring. The team, known as Do or DI, included seventh graders Gabriel Hurst, Erin Mickievicz, Simon Munyan, Aparna Paul, Emily Reiner, and Emily VanderMey. Destination ImagiNation is the largest creative problem-solving organization in the world. It is designed to develop problem solving skills, teamwork, and creative thinking skills. Each year, teams may select one of five challenges to work on and create a solution. The Do or DI[Read more...]



Poor Darwin

Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Essays, Uncategorized

POOR DARWIN David Terrell The Scopes trial, opening version, played itself out in the Tennessee hills long ago and now replays nationwide on a kind of ghastly, humiliating continuous-loop video in which each of us plays some silly part. What we are experiencing is an utter failure of education.  Contrary to appearances, however, the failure is not of education in science; it is a failure of education in letters.    We have emphasized the development of mathematicians, scientists and technicians ever since the Sputnik scares of the late 1950s.  Arguably, we have failed in the effort, but demonstrably, we have succeeded[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College Events

Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Rebecca Skloot is keynote speaker April 24 at Elizabethtown College: New York Times best-selling author is headliner for Scholastic and Creative Arts Day Rebecca Skloot, science writer and author of the best-selling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” is keynote speaker Tuesday, April 24, during Elizabethtown College’s 5th annual Scholastic and Creative Arts Day (SCAD). Her visit culminates a year-long program of activities centered on the book and the immortal HeLa cells. Skloot’s book served as this year’s Open Book selection for first-year students at Elizabethtown College. At 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center,[Read more...]



Mobile Home for Sale in Elizabethtown Area

Apr 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Classified-Individual

New flooring, carpets, and bathroom fixtures. Has Washer, Dryer and other appliances. $22,500 Call Tess Skocik,  Keller Williams of Central Pa East:  717 497-1229 0r 717 657-4700



WGAL Meterologist Joe Calhoun Visits East High Street Elementary

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 5, 2012— WGAL Meteorologist Joe Calhoun visited East High Street Elementary School as part of WGAL’s “Classroom Weather” program. While at the school, Calhoun visited with second graders in Jen Gerber’s classroom and shared with the students his role as a television weatherman. He talked about many different types of weather and the students enjoyed learning about a day in the life of a local meteorologist. He also used a video presentation to show the children how he uses the weather maps in the television studio. At the conclusion of the program, the students impressed Calhoun with their understanding[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities

Apr 5th, 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. Join us for friendship, fellowship and fun! Next week’s activities include: Thursday, April 12: 8:30-9:30am walking and quilting, 9:30am exercise w/ Sherry, 11am Be Healthy, Be Wise, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will[Read more...]



4 Ways to Reduce Traffic on South Market Street: Commentary by Jeff McCloud

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Originally appeared in Chronicling Elizabethtown on April 3 Over the years, Elizabethtown area residents and officials have discussed numerous ways to improve the traffic flow and safety on South Market Street, in particular the corridor from Kmart to Maytown Avenue (Route 743 that heads toward Marietta next to the Mount Tunnel Cemetery). I would add to that the backups that occur from that intersection past College Avenue during especially busy times. The Elizabethtown Area Regional Authority, formed in the past two years to implement a regional comprehensive plan, has identified traffic in that corridor as a priority that needs to[Read more...]



Etown College Events

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Visual poet at Bowers Writers House April 14 Mimi Shapiro is a visual poet who mixes trinkets and treasures with words and images. She brings this creativity to Bowers Writers House as she hosts a free book-arts workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Shapiro’s works are included in notable national and international collections. The workshop, supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, introduces participants to this unique art form. Attendees are asked to bring small materials they find inspiring – collage items, bits of lace or fabric, buttons, found items and memorabilia, which[Read more...]