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Elizabethtown Journal January 2014 Statistics

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

In the month of January, there have been 8,757 visits with an average 1.62 page views per visits.  These estimates exclude visits that have been identified as spam or spider.  A spider is a program that visits Web sites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index.  The counter uses two anti-spam functions to detect and omit referrers spammers and comment spammers from the count. It also eliminates other exploit attempts from the count.  Left axis/solid line  is visits and right axis/dotted line is page views.

Senior Center Activities Week of Feb 6

Jan 30th, 2014 | 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, February 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30pm Pennies from Heaven, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge and Sewing. Lunch will be: chicken and waffles, carrots, pepper slaw, gelatin. Friday, February 7: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]

EAHS students to perform at all-county band festival

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

January 30, 2014— Seventeen students from Elizabethtown Area High School will perform at the 2014 Lancaster Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) All County Band Festival. The concert will be held Feb. 1 at Cedar Crest High School under the direction of Dr. Casey C. Teske of Clarion University (wind ensemble) and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson from Ithaca College (symphonic band). Performing in the band as part of the wind ensemble will be Stacie Savoca – clarinet. Performing in the band as part of the symphonic band will be Nicole Faiola and Hannah Schlosser – flute; Clarissa Dempsey – bassoon; Karen Flowers,[Read more...]

January students of the month named

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

January 17, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Genevieve Huff and Patrick Curtin were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for January. Genevieve and Patrick were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Genevieve is the daughter of Sarah Daughtrey of Elizabethtown. She holds several leadership positions at the high school including class vice president and president of the Debate Club, which she help to found her freshman year. Genevieve is also active with Chorus, Student Council, Key Club, Model United Nations, miniTHON, Quiz Bowl, and Habitat for Humanity. She[Read more...]

Diversity Films at Etown College

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown College’s Diversity Film Series features closed-captioned movies that address the sometimes sensitive subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic stratification, culture and politics. Shown at 7 p.m. in the College’s Gibble Auditorium, the films, sponsored by Academic Advising, are free. Each is followed by a discussion led by College faculty members. Monday, February 17 — “Do the Right Thing” “Do The Right Thing” is a 1989 American drama film produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, who also is a featured actor in the movie. The film was inspired by an actual incident in Howard Beach, N.Y., when a group[Read more...]

Winter Concerts at Etown College

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The winter months are alive with music at Elizabethtown College. A soprano, an oboist, a flurry of flutes and student ensembles create beautiful chamber music in concert at E-town. All performances are at 7:30 and are free. For more information contact Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212 or Monday, Feb. 10 — “A Journey to Old Vienna – An Evening in Three-Quarter Time,” Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Vienna, a centuries-old center for the arts in Europe, is the setting as soprano Phyllis Drackley focuses on music of the “Jugendstil” in vocal music of Viennese composers of the early 20th century.[Read more...]

EAHS to present How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

January 28, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School will present the musical comedy – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 1 in the school’s auditorium. Show times are at 7 p.m. each evening with a 1 p.m. afternoon matinee on Mar. 1. From the authors of Guys And Dolls comes one of the most delightful musicals of all time, a satire of big business and all it holds sacred. The musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb[Read more...]

GEARS News 1/28

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Field Scheduling Meeting              GEARS is holding the 2014 Elizabethtown Area Field Scheduling Meeting on Monday, February 3 at 7:00 pm at the GEARS Recreation Room #1 (beside the GEARS Office at the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  This is a mandatory meeting for leagues, associations and groups interested in utilizing Elizabethtown Borough, West Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township and/or Elizabethtown Area School District athletic fields/facilities.  Organizations should have a representative attend to review regulations, facility stipulations and to discuss facility requests.  Make certain to bring specific dates, times and field requests[Read more...]

Upcoming Etown College Events 1/28

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12 Lefever Lecture — “Soul Liberty: The meaning and significance of religious freedom in America” Gibble Auditorium Dr. Charles Haynes<>, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project and a senior scholar the First Amendment Center/Newseum<>, Washington, D.C., writes and speaks extensively on religious liberty and religion in American public life.  This year’s Lefever lecturer, Haynes speaks on “Soul Liberty: The meaning and significance of religious freedom in America.” Best known for his work on First Amendment issues in public schools, Haynes has been, over the past two decades, the principal organizer and drafter of consensus guidelines[Read more...]

Lia Schmittel, Etown Fair Queen, Chosen as Pennsylvania Fair Queen

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Lia Schmittel of Middletown was crowned the 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Queen. Lia was the Elizabethtown Fair Queen for 2013.  She was crowned queen on Jan. 25 at the convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.  Fifty-eight participants were in the competition. The competition included a speech in which the participants described her county fair.  Each contestant also wrote an essay about the significance of the fair.  In addition, the pageant included an interview competition.  After the initial competition, five finalists were chosen and asked to present an impromptu speech describing how she would promote the agriculture industry and[Read more...]