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Archive for October 2012

TRICK OR TREAT AT ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

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

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – Grab your Halloween costume once again and head over to Elizabethtown College for our Fourth Annual Trick or Treat! The Elizabethtown College Student Senate has joined other student groups on campus to celebrate this fall holiday. On Monday, October 29, 2012, the walkways of Elizabethtown College will be lit up to lead local community children and families to the candy stops. Families are invited to drop by between 6 PM and 8 PM on Monday October 29th to meet students and student groups. Groups will have treats for the kids and information for the entire family about[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of October 25

Oct 19th, 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 25: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Quilting, 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30am Pennies from Heaven, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: meatloaf, potatoes, carrots, mandarin oranges. Friday, October 26: 8:30-9:30 am walking, 9am[Read more...]



Rooster St Provisions: A New Business Opens on High Street

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

A new business, Rooster St Provisions, has just opened in Elizabethtown. It is based on an interesting concept. One that is most likely unfamiliar to most. It began with an idea conceived by a young couple, Tony and Kristina Page. Tony has been in the restaurant industry for 13 years; working in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, New York, and South Carolina. Kristina has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Kutztown University. She has also worked in the food industry in the recent past. Together they have anideal balance of knowledge about food, management, and design. Tony is originally from York,[Read more...]



Two E-town Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article, News

October 19, 2012- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Maura Fertich and Alison Levosky are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. This prestigious designation placed them in the top 1% of all U.S. high school seniors and among the highest scoring entrants in the Commonwealth. Fertich is the daughter of Scot and Nance Fertich of Elizabethtown. Levosky is the daughter of Thomas and Patricia Levosky of Elizabethtown. Fertich and Levosky will now try to attain finalist status. Finalists will vie for some 8,400 Merit Scholarship awards, worth $36 million, that will be offered in the spring.[Read more...]



Mock Interviews Held at Elizabethtown Area High School

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

October 19, 2012- Elizabethtown Area High School sophomores recently sharpened their interview skills by taking part in the school’s Mock Interview Day with more than 30 local business and community leaders. The simulation provided a taste of the real world and is an important piece of the school’s Pathways Program. Occurring in a non-threatening environment, the experience helped the students to better understand the process of applying and interviewing for a job. The students spent nearly fifteen minutes being interviewed by one of the many volunteers. Following the exercise, the students were provided with immediate verbal feedback from their interviewer.[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area School District To Honor Local Veterans

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

October 19, 2012- The Elizabethtown Area School District will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9 to honor our community’s military veterans. All veterans from the greater-Elizabethtown area are invited to take part in the celebration that will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Elizabethtown Area High School (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022). If you are a local veteran and are interested in being a part of the ceremony, please RSVP by visiting the district website at www.etownschools.org and completing the online registration form by Wednesday, Nov. 7. You can also register for the program by contacting Troy Portser, director[Read more...]



I Have Decided (a Poem by Jahne Bell)

Oct 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Essays

   I Have Decided Yes I have decided not only to follow Jesus But to follow the way of Love Cause The Way Knows The Way People can say Love is corny and out of date they can say Love is for fools That it brings us nothing but heartache But by the way Africa is not that far away And the fracking that’s being done Affects us all here on the planet And the love cells in our bodies do ascend and descend And their ebb and flow and their vibrations Travel around the earth and into the outer most[Read more...]



GEARS News

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

3rd Annual Fall Festival              Holiday fun for the whole family!  GEARS will be hosting the 3rd  Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27 from 10 am-4 pm at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. The Festival is a family-friendly event that features a fabulous array of entertainment, food, crafts, vendors and children’s activities including pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting, balloon animals, caricatures, inflatable play areas, a haunted barn, a non-and scary hayride. The Elizabethtown College “Into the Streets” will host a barn full of games and crafts for children. The Elizabethtown Area Middle School Student Council will also host games[Read more...]



Veteran turned anti-war activist speaks on making change

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

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA — After serving a tour of duty in Iraq, Matthew Southworth, the 2012 Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellow, became an anti-war activist. He is now Washington, D.C., chapter president of the Iraq Veterans Against the War and serves on the board of directors for Veterans for Peace. Southworth will speak on “A More Peaceful Future: Making Change in an Election Year” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Bucher Meetinghouse at Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. This event is free and open to the public. Right out of high school, Southworth joined the U.S. Army[Read more...]



Zombie Fun for Everyone

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

Zombies and humans are invited to attend ZombiE-town on Friday, October 19 at Elizabethtown Public Library. ZombiE-town is a family friendly zombie event for people ages 10 and up; children under 14 must have an adult with them. This event will include a variety of activities and many awards as well as the opportunity to “give yourself away” through a blood drive held by the Central PA Blood Bank from 2-7pm. No appointments are necessary for blood donation and everyone who attempts to donate will receive a FREE Brain (squeeze ball). For information and answers to your questions about the[Read more...]