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GEARS News (Dec 31)

Dec 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Zumba Classes  Zumba is a dance fitness class that fuses motivational musical rhythms and unique moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be FUN and EASY TO DO! The routines feature interval training where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning calories. Add some Latin flavor and International zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba! Ditch the workout, join the party! Ages 14+. Tuesday class is from 6-7 pm on January 7-March 4. Thursday class is from 6-7 pm on January 9-March 6. Both classes are at[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of Jan 2, 2014

Dec 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, January 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Stamping Craft Class, 11am Countdown to the New Year, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge and Sewing. Lunch will be: steak w/onion gravy, rice, peas and carrots, apple. Friday,[Read more...]



Updated Let Etown Ring Poster with Events

Dec 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

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Students Search For The Lost Gingerbread Man

Dec 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

December 20, 2013— To the delight of their families and friends, first graders from Mill Road Elementary School transformed into a popular holiday treat at the school’s annual Gingerbread Play. Performed each year just before the holiday break, the students searched for the lost gingerbread man. Donning gingerbread costumes and holding rolling pins, spatulas, and trays, the students recited riddles and sang songs for the enjoyment of their guests. The productions were led by second grade teachers Heather Rachael, Lindsey Ringer, and Jessica Shull. Photo Caption: Pictured (L-R) Katelyn Bernard, Daniel Swarr, McKenzee Kingsboro, Alexa Landon, Macie Winter, Jaycee Johnson.



Giving Tree Program Supports Local Families

Dec 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

December 20, 2013- The Bear Creek School’s Giving Tree program brought holiday cheer to 61 families from the Elizabethtown community by providing them with gifts. The program helped to foster a sense of community for the students and make the holidays better for local families in need. In addition to the generosity of the students, faculty, and staff, several community organizations supported the initiative including the Department of Corrections, St. Peter’s Church, Moose Lodge, and Northwest Regional Police Department. Coupled with the school’s Giving Tree, a food collection was also held in the final days before the holiday break. In[Read more...]



Senior Center Activities Week of December 26

Dec 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, December 26: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30am Beat the Caller Game, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: roast beef, potatoes, mixed beans, cookie. Friday, December 27: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Students Honored For ‘Doing The Right Thing’

Dec 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

December 20, 2013- Elizabethtown Area School District students Hannah Kline and Austin Long were recently recognized as the November Do the Right Thing award-winners. The Do The Right Thing program recognizes students in the Elizabethtown community who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments, attitude, or outstanding efforts to foster a positive environment. The program provides a way to recognize good deeds and reinforce exemplary behavior. Kline and Long were honored at the November 19 school board meeting where they received a certificate of recognition, Do the Right Thing t-shirt, and a Visa gift card. Union Community Bank was the program’s[Read more...]



Local Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Dec 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

December 20, 2013— Students from Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools recently spread holiday cheer throughout the Masonic Village campus by sending residents there holiday greetings. Adorned with glitter, snowflakes, and holiday messages, the students made custom cards to help connect the younger generation with their elders and bring their youthful holiday spirit into the community. The project was part of the schools’ CUBS curriculum and helped the students better understand how a simple act of kindness like sending good wishes through the cards can impact the larger community. Prior to making the cards, the students explored how the holidays[Read more...]



Bierly Retires

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

From Chronicling Elizabethtown (Dec 18,2013) Tomorrow night (Thursday Dec 19), a page in Elizabethtown’s history will come to a close. Borough Councilman Meade Bierly will retire after 40 years. That is, at a minimum, 960 regular Borough Council meetings over the years, a number that doesn’t take into account special meetings and other boards, authorities and organizations on which Meade has served in his capacity as an elected official. Nor does it take into account the hours spent during and preparing for the meetings. In today’s world, it is unheard of for people to stay in jobs for more than a[Read more...]



December Students of the Month Named

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

December 18, 2013- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Morgan Gizzi and Jay Bomgardner were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for December. Morgan and Jay were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Morgan is the daughter of Zane and Melissa Gizzi of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she serves as vice president. Morgan also holds several additional leadership positions in school programs and activities. She is treasurer of student council, co-chair of the senior citizens ball planning team, class historian, co-captain of[Read more...]