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Senior Center Activities Week of October 4

Sep 28th, 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, October 4:  8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Quilting , 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30am Taking Medications Safely, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, vegetable soup, peaches, cookie. Friday, October 5: 8:30-9:30 am walking,[Read more...]

October Library Calendar

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

  Elizabethtown Public Library October 2012 Calendar of Events NOTE: Elizabethtown Public Library will be closed Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day   A World of Girls: Wednesdays, October. 3, 10, 17, & 24 at 6pm. Discover new worlds and new ideas through hands-on activities! Girls will go on four different adventures with the American Girls to learn about people and places that are different from their world. Recommended for kids in grades K-3. Registration is limited. Presented by Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. To sign up for this free program, please register online through our Library’s online[Read more...]

What Elizabethtown is, and what Elizabethtown isn’t: McCloud commentary

Sep 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From Chronicling Elizabethtown Sept. 27, 2012==In the wake of yesterday’s drug bust here in Elizabethtown, I have been doing some thinking about our community, what it is and what it isn’t. This was especially true after one of my Twitter followers, in the space of 140 characters, thanked me for updating the community on the situation but also said, “Sad what that area has become.” To be honest, the comment rubbed me the wrong way. What does that mean? That Elizabethtown is a drug-infested haven where alleged heroin dealers run rampant? Or is it a community that, when law enforcement[Read more...]

Police arrest 17, seize drugs, guns and money

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

September 26, 2012–Police in Elizabethtown seized drugs and guns when they arrested 17 people today, the culmination of a six-month undercover investigation. Officers, troopers and agents from the Elizabethtown Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Lancaster County Sherriff’s Department, Berks County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania State Parole and U.S. Marshalls Task Force executed twenty felony and misdemeanor warrants in the early morning hours Wednesday. Seventeen of the warrants were for felony possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs and one was a felony retail theft charge. There were two misdemeanor drug related warrants and one bench warrant from[Read more...]

Upcoming Etown College Events

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

Local musicians perform on flute, piano, harp: Silver, Wood and Ivory shares eclectic musical blend at Elizabethtown College Oct.8  ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (August 10, 2012) –Silver, Wood and Ivory brings its unique blend of musical styles to Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.This concert, sponsored by the College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, is free and open to the public. Silver, Wood and Ivory consists of flutist Tracy Dietrich and pianist/harpist Cindy Wittenberg.This dynamic duo has been performing together since 2000.The group just finished recording its tenth CD called “Adagio Christmas,” the[Read more...]

McDonalds of Elizabethtown Owners Pledge $25,000 to Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign

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

September 26, 2012- The Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation’s Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign received a boost recently when Andy and Dorothy Cheung, owners/operators of McDonalds in Elizabethtown made a $25,000 pledge. The campaign, designed to raise funds for improvements to the local school district’s Jane Hoover Field, has now raised nearly $900,000. “Dorothy and I have always believed in giving back to the local community,” said A. Cheung. “When we were approached about this campaign and told how it will benefit the young people of Elizabethtown, we jumped on board right away. We are very[Read more...]


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

 BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up              GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program.  Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through mid-February.  Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9. Draft day for girls in grades 3-9 is Monday, November 19 from 7-8:15 pm. Draft day for boys in grades 3-9 is Wednesday, November 21 from 7-8:15 pm.  All drafts will be held in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Gym. Boys and girls in grades 1-2 is[Read more...]

EAHS To Present Arthur Miller Classic, “The Crucible”

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article, News

September 26, 2012- This October, Elizabethtown Area High School will present the American theater classic “The Crucible” for the community. The production will be performed Thursday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There will also be an afternoon matinee on Saturday at 1 p.m. Please note there is no Friday evening performance. “The Crucible” is considered to be one of American playwright Arthur Miller’s best works. It is a story where morality and reason take a back seat to hysteria and public violence set against the backdrop of 17th century Salem, Massachusetts.[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area School District Plants Pinwheels for Peace

Sep 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

September 21, 2012- Elizabethtown Area School District students celebrated International Peace Day on Sept. 21 by “planting” hundreds of pinwheels on the campus grounds. Each pinwheel contained a special message of hope and peace and came in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. The initiative was part of the district’s participation in the Pinwheels for Peace Project. Pinwheels for Peace is an international art and literacy program that is non-political but allows students to express through art their feelings about what is going on in the world and in their lives. Started in 2005 by a group of art teachers[Read more...]

Cheerleaders and Football Raise Money for Field Improvements

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

September 21, 2012- Elizabethtown Area High School’s cheerleading squad and football team, along with the junior high football team, joined forces to collect $825 for the Investing In Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Capital Campaign. On Sept. 14, honorary team captain Cassie Telencio joined the junior high players and varsity cheerleaders to present a check prior to kickoff of the varsity football game versus Lower Dauphin High School. The campaign is raising money to pay for improvements to the school district’s Jane Hoover Field including the installation of artificial turf. To raise the funds, the student-athletes volunteered their time[Read more...]