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May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Air National Guard Band to Perform on July 4th  The Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic will present an exciting brand of concert band and popular music in concert on Thursday, July 4th at the Elizabethtown Park Amphitheater at 6 pm.   The Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic was originally formed in 1942 in Rapid City, South Dakota as the 53rd Army Air Forces Band. Federal recognition was extended to the band in 1949. The band has experienced numerous name changes and reassignments over the years, more recently as the 553rd Air Force Band, Pennsylvania Air National Guard.[Read more...]

On peace and war

May 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Essays

On peace and war A Poem by Irene Ciocirlan, 7th grade, Hershey Middle School The promise of peace touches our lives breaking our inner complex structures making us free and happy for a second. Yet when we are promised the touch of war the ears of our tangled souls perk up for a minute And with the spark of true greed we take action… That’s what makes us truly messed up for a lifetime.

EAHS students set to release album of original songs

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 16, 2013- A group of students from Elizabethtown Area High School is gearing up to celebrate the release of a CD they produced in their Electronic Music class. The release party is set for Friday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the high school lobby. The public is invited to attend the evening’s festivities. The CD is full of original student works across a variety of music genres. Students from five departments are involved in the production. Steven Barraclough’s electronic music class composed the music and recorded the tracks. Students from Sue Peterson’s creative writing class wrote lyrics. Kevin[Read more...]

Senior Center Activity Week of May 23

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The Senior Center can be contacted at 367-7984 and is located in the GEARS building. Thursday, May 23: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 10:30am music w/Glenn Hough, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: we will have a Back Porch BBQ. Friday, May 24: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am All Day Bingo, 10am Bible Study, 5pm TGIF Party, please call for reservations. Lunch will be: a bag lunch will be served. Monday, May 27: We are closed for Memorial Day! Tuesday, May 28: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am morning stretch, 10am Trivia w/Bob, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: stuffed pepper casserole, potatoes, mixed veggies, sherbet.[Read more...]

Benefit planned for E-town mom with colon cancer

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From Chronicling Elizabethtown When I think about it, cancer has been around me almost all my life. But it wasn’t until recent years that it really hit home: my father-in-law had lung cancer and a childhood friend had a malignant brain tumor removed (his blog Thinking Clearly is a must read). And then in the space of a week this winter, a good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, a college roommate’s dad died of pancreatic cancer and a local mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The news about the last person, the mom — her name is Jessica Range[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area High School’s Morgan Gizzi wins Congressional Art Contest

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 14, 2013- Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) student Morgan Gizzi was recently announced the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Contest (CAC). At a reception held at Garden Spot Village, Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) honored Gizzi for her charcoal drawing titled In Loving Memory – Pipercub. As the winner, Gizzi will have her piece displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel hallway leading from the House office buildings into the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Gizzi will be invited to attend a June reception in Washington, D.C. for other CAC winners from across the nation.   Thirty-eight pieces of[Read more...]


May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Rapho Township Summer Playground                New this Summer! Under the direction of GEARS, Rapho Township will offer a 2013 Youth Summer Playground Program. Your child can have fun with other kids right in your own neighborhood park.  Trained program leaders will lead supervised, quality recreation activities. Kids will learn social and physical skills through recreation activities. But it’s more than fun and games. This program promotes good citizenship among children, and the fun activities keep kids active and entertained.               Summer Playground offers a wide variety of recreational activities to children. Playground Leaders will create safe, supervised and[Read more...]

The life of a pinboy

May 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

This is the first in a series of articles describing the life and history of Elizabethtown.  The articles are authored by Pat (Patsy) and Lloyd Reed of the Elizabethtown Historical Society.  Most of these articles were originally written years ago for the Elizabethtown Chronicle.  Several of Patsy and Lloyd’s articles appeared in the Elizabethtown Journal in 2009 and 2010.  To view these articles click on the Reed’s name in the contributors box on the lower ride side of the page. In 1937, it cost 15 cents to bowl one game at the Central Bowling Alley located behind the Central House[Read more...]

A look at rental properties in Elizabethtown

May 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From CHRONICLING ELIZABETHTOWN When I worked for the former Elizabethtown Chronicle about 13 years ago, borough officials told me that Elizabethtown had the most rentals units in Lancaster County outside the City of Lancaster. I never delved into it, but in 2006 the borough enacted a rental property licensing and inspection program. It’s a great idea, and it’s one that is working effectively, according to Denny Landvater, former borough police chief who now oversees the inspection program. He provided an overview to Borough Council. He said the borough started the inspection and licensing of rental units to improve the health[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of May 16

May 10th, 2013 | 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 Area Senior Center is a service of GEARS and The Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, May 16: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am trip to VFW, 10am Craft Class, 11am paper crafts and puzzles, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: swedish meatballs w/gravy, noodles, carrots, pudding.[Read more...]