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Archive for November 2013

Local Grange Receives National Distinguished Grange Award

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

MANCHESTER, NH- During the 147th Annual National Grange Convention, Elizabethtown Area Grange #2076 was recognized with the Distinguished Grange Award. Granges that receive the award fulfil the responsibilities for being a subordinate or state Grange. In addition, they excel in membership, community service, and fundraising. Charlene Espenshade, Secretary, accepted the award on behalf of the local Grange. “This national recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our Elizabethtown Grange members to the communities that they serve” stated Master, Matthew Espenshade. Elizabethtown Grange has experienced growth while maintaining a high level of member involvement. Members sell milkshakes[Read more...]



Rheems Rhythm U10 Girls Lancosoccer Champions

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

The Rheems Rhythm U10 Girls soccer team finished as Champions of the 2013 Lancosoccer League.  The Rhythm completed an unbeaten season of nine wins, no losses and one tie in dominating fashion, winning the championship game 6-1.  Members of the team are: Front Row:  Ella Dehmey, Taryn Hummer, Abby Sedun, Aivery Shuck, Kiera DeStefano, Ally Lowell and Madison Conway; Back Row:  Charlotte Hershey, Jessica Gilbert, Madison Teter, Sam Ippolito, Kendall Davies, Allison Evans and Alexis Gage.  The Rhythm are coached by Dave Hershey, Scott Shuck, Mike DeStefano and Jamie Lowell.  Congratulations Rhythm!



Senior Center Activities Week of December 5

Nov 27th, 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, December 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am morning stretch, 11am Trivia w/Bob, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge and Sewing. Lunch will be: pulled pork sandwich, potatoes, lima beans, pudding. Friday, December 6: 8:30am-9:30am walking,[Read more...]



Thanksgiving Food Drive at Bainbridge Elementary

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 26, 2012- Eight families in need in the Bainbridge community were provided with food baskets stocked full with many of the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Bainbridge Elementary School. The annual food drive has become a tradition at the school and was once again enthusiastically supported by the school’s students, faculty, and staff. The food drive was incorporated into the school’s C.U.B.S. curriculum under the topic: Community Connection. In C.U.B.S. class, the students learned about all the different kinds of families and what they have in common. They also learned that because of changes that[Read more...]



Departing Board Members Honored For Their Service

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 26, 2013- Elizabethtown Area School District bid farewell to two departing school board members at its Nov. 19 school board meeting. Sixteen-year board veteran and long-time president Jamie Rowley and six-year veteran Jeff Shank both did not seek to retain their seats. Rowley joined the board in 1997. Seven of his 16 years of service were as board president. He chaired the curriculum and B&G committees. He served on the Rec commission board, Lancaster County Academy Board, IU 13 Board, Lancaster County CTC board. He was the district’s PSBA rep. In addition to his board work, Rowley was employed[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area Middle School Delivers Food Baskets For Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 22, 2013- Thirty-one local families from the greater-Elizabethtown area will enjoy Thanksgiving Food Baskets, compliments of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The baskets contained all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner including a frozen turkey, vegetables, bread, yams, stuffing, gravy, and more. In addition to the holiday food items, the baskets contained other products like peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and soup. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, the students, faculty, and staff of the school took part in the school’s annual Feathers for Families program. This program entailed students selling paper feathers to construct a giant turkey[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of November 28

Nov 22nd, 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, November 28: We are closed for the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, November 29: We are closed and will re-open on Monday. Monday, December 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf and Shuffleboard, 10:30am[Read more...]



November Students of the Month Named

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

November 21, 2013- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Klonicki and Brian Rupp were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for November. Emily and Brian were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Emily is the daughter of Steve and Ann Klonicki of Mount Joy. Emily is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. She is active with Key Club, miniTHON, Science Olympiad, running club, and took part in the Powder Puff football game. She is also a member of the varsity girls’ soccer team and serves as a[Read more...]



A Poem

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Essays

 Forgotten  When your not around my smile turns into a frown. When I see your face I’m disgraced with a bitter taste, Time with you is a waste that I can not seem to escape, Moving on is the right action to take , But instead I sit and wait, feeling guilty about any forward step I take. For now I’ll wallow in my selfish sorrow. I can not help hoping one day I’ll be able to grasp the bright light of tomorrow.   -David Steelton



German Exchange Students Visit Elizabethtown Area High School

Nov 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 18, 2013— Fifteen students from Germany recently experienced American culture first hand by spending three weeks in Elizabethtown as part of a student exchange program. The students were hosted by families from Elizabethtown and spent ten days at the high school integrating into the daily life of the local students. As part of the German American Partnership Program (GAPP), the students were from the Stromberg Gymnasium, a college preparatory school in Vaihingen an der Enz, a small town in southwest Germany near Stuttgart. This is the second half of the exchange that first saw students from Elizabethtown visit Germany[Read more...]