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Archive for September 2013

Dutch Apple Hosts Ladies Night Out Event to Benefit Dress For Success of South Central Pa

Sep 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Lancaster, PA– Dutch Apple is setting the stage for fashion and fun on Thursday, October 17 with “Ladies Night Out Benefiting Dress For Success of South Central Pa.” The event will kick off at 4:30pm with wine tastings from the area’s finest wines, followed by a preview of the latest fall trends with a Tanger Outlets- Lancaster Fashion Show. To end the night, guests will enjoy dinner and the hit Broadway show How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. How To Succeed In  Business Without Really Trying is a musical satire of big business that follows the rise of[Read more...]



How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater

Sep 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

The wholesale price of an IV saline solution is between 44 cents and 1 dollar.  This is not surprising, since it simply consists  of a sterile bag containing Morton salt and local water.  In fact, the wholesale price of saline bags is less in the United States than it is in Europe ($4.13), a rare insatnce. That looks like good news; maybe there is at least one item that may not contribute to the high cost of health care.  Unfortunately the news is not so good.  By the time the patient is billed, the price could rise to $100 or[Read more...]



Etown My Etown: (Part 2 of 2) Is Elizabethtown a Good Place to Live?

Sep 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

In the first article in this series, we asked, “Is Elizabethtown a community?”  We answered in the affirmative, suggesting that Elizabethtown is probably more of a community than most places in the Northeast.  By community, we meant a place where people feel they belong to a group that is defined by the place and that group is deeply embedded in their personal narratives.  A community is a place where people know one another and are engaged in dense, overlapping networks.  A community is a place where residents are engaged in activities for the sake of the community and not just[Read more...]



Etown My Etown: Is Elizabethtown a Community? (Part 1 of 2)

Sep 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Community is one of the words.  We use it a lot and use it in a lot of different ways: my community, religious community, community of scholars, LGBT community, Italian community, activist community, sense of community, and so on and so forth. So what does it mean to ask, “Is Elizabethtown a community?” One thing that community can mean is simply a place.  In this most basic use of the word, it is just a simple matter of geography, i.e., it is identifiable on a map.  To qualify is fairly straightforward.  A place can be a political subdivision or just[Read more...]



Long-time Bears Cross Country Coach to be Saluted for 17 years of Service

Sep 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

When:  6:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 What:  As part of senior night for the boys and girls cross country teams, the teams will honor their former coach John Spittal. Spittal served as head coach of the program from 1995-2012. He will be presented with a lifetime achievement award to acknowledge his many contributions to the current runners as well as the countless others that took part in the program. In addition to celebrating his career, the current seniors will share their favorite memory of being a participant on[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of October 3

Sep 26th, 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, October 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Stamping Craft Class, 10:30am Seminar-Advanced Directions, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: ham salad sandwich, vegetable soup, fruit salad. Friday, October 4: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]



EAHS to Present Neil Simon Comedy

Sep 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

September 26, 2013- Elizabethtown Area High School will present the comedy, The Good Doctor, as this year’s fall play. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  There is no Friday performance. The Good Doctor is the American playwright Neil Simon’s comic tribute to the works of the 19th century classic Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. Featuring a Chekhov-like narrator who adds his own commentary, Simon’s play with music includes nine comic tales. Among them, a feisty old woman storms a bank and chews out the manager; a priest who needs[Read more...]



Upcoming Elizabethtown College Events (September 24)

Sep 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 Faculty Scholarship Series lecture — “Like a dog standing on his hind legs: Edward MacDowell and the music program at Columbia University” Susquehanna Room, Myer Hall When Columbia University established its music department in 1896, the trustees sought to hire America’s most famous composer to serve as chair. Edward MacDowell held that position for eight years, creating the curriculum from scratch. Drawing on primary source materials in the Library of Congress and Columbia Archives, Dr. E. Douglas Bomberger, professor of music and chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, tells the often-humorous story[Read more...]



GEARS News September 24

Sep 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate  GEARS invites you to join its Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate program. Gain self defense, self discipline and self respect with physical fitness benefits with year-round instruction for children and adults.  The instructor, Roger Engle, is a 7th degree black belt and has taught with GEARS since 1978.  This is a Korean Martial Art with a white through black belt system for ages 6 through adults. Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1-29 from 6-7:30 pm in the Elizabethtown Middle School Wrestling Room (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  Fee is $45/month for GEARS members and $52 for[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of Spetember 26

Sep 20th, 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, September 26: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30am Music and Senior Center Month Celebration, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, fruit. Friday, September[Read more...]