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Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Rheems Elementary Marks 100 Days of School by Giving Back to Community February 28, 2014— Students, faculty and staff from Rheems Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school by giving to good causes all over the region. Each classroom, K-3, spent the week leading up to the 100th day collecting an assortment of items for the benefit of various organizations. Titled Rheems Cares 100 Ways, the school collected canned food items for the local food bank; books, pencils and school supplies for students in need; socks, gloves and hats for families in need; pet supplies for a local animal shelter;[Read more...]

Spring Concert at Senior Center

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

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center will hold a special program to welcome spring on Thursday, March 20.  The program will begin at 10:30am.  Area seniors over 60 are invited to attend.  Entertainment will be provided by the Merrymakers Chorus and the Men’s Chorus from Masonic Village.   Lunch will be available following the program. Door prizes and raffle table will also be part of the event. Reservations deadline is 10am Wednesday, March 19.  For more information and/or reservations please call the Senior Center at 367-7984. The Center is located in the GEARS Community Center at 70 South Poplar St., Elizabethtown.

EJ February Usage

Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page

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Senior Center Activities Week of March 6

Feb 27th, 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, March 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am morning stretch, 10:30am Trivia w/Bob, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge: Lunch will be: chili, rice, salad, mandarin oranges.   Friday, March 7: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am[Read more...]

Two EAHS Students Take Part In District Orchestra Festival

Feb 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 27, 2014— Elizabethtown Area School District orchestra students Aaron Becker and Reuben Zeiset recently joined nearly 140 other talented local student-musicians to form the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Orchestra ensemble. Selection to the orchestra was highly competitive involving talented student musicians from schools located in central Pennsylvania. Becker is a violin player while Zeiset plays the viola. After rehearsing intensely for a day and a half at the PMEA Orchestra Festival, the prestigious group performed a culminating concert at Gettysburg High School under the direction of Dr. Peter Wilson. Wilson is currently the music director for[Read more...]

Sciences, cycling highlight Bowers Writers House events

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

In a recent New York Times article, “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” writer Eileen Pollack points out that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Selma Wunderlich, the first woman to participate in a two-year electrical communications management training program at the former Bell Telephone, discusses her experiences in finding personal and professional success as a science educator and engineer. The free program, “Glass Pipettes, Glass Ceilings: Women in the Sciences,” takes place at Elizabethtown College’s[Read more...]

JR Wolf to Play Friday March 21 at the Colonial Lounge

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Classified-Individual

             The Colonial Lounge Presents JR WOLF’s Spring Thing       What:  JR WOLF is back in the Harrisburg/Hershey area and you won’t be able to see them here again for another four months, so make sure to catch them this time around. Come out for this evening of live music and original entertainment which will be free to the public. Door prizes and exclusive promotional giveaways will also be available. Who: JR WOLF, an emerging original band from Hershey, is this evening’s act. They define their original sound as: alternafolk jamrock. More information including current news,[Read more...]

Students Earn Gold Keys in Scholastic Writing Awards

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 26, 2014- Four Elizabethtown Area High School students earned a combined seventeen awards for their writings in the regional 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards competition sponsored by the Lancaster Public Library. This prestigious recognition program provided an avenue for local students to express themselves through writing. Students in grades 7-12 submitted works in numerous categories including short story, journalism, humor, and poetry among others. Leading the way from Elizabethtown was senior Emily Hess who tallied ten gold keys – the highest honor – in a variety of categories. Hess earned two of her gold keys in the writing portfolio category.[Read more...]

Local Cagers Finish Season with 20 wins

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown’s sixth grade boys’ basketball squad recently capped a successful season with a 45-26 rout of Schuylkill Haven. The victory brought the team’s total for the season to an amazing twenty wins against only two losses. Sponsored by GEARS and the E-town Youth Basketball Association, team members included Brody Beach, Devyn Clair, Elijah Eberly, Gavin Gilhool, Ethan Lowen, Alex O’Shea, Ryan Parise, Luke Pierson, Nate Seiger, Jake Sevcik, and Drew Shaeffer. Elizabethtown Area High School grads and alum of the Bears program Scott Billheimer and James Bard coached the team. For the 2014 season, the team placed second in their[Read more...]

GEARS News February 25

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Yoga Classes Offered             Power Yoga focuses on strength, balance and flexibility while linking mind and body through breath. Sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance poses & intense relaxation combined in one class that allows the beginner or advanced yoga student to enjoy an invigorating and fulfilling experience. Ages 16+. Class is on Mondays, March 17-May 12 from 6-7 pm at the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). Fee is $90 for GEARS members ($97 for non-members).                          Yoga 101 is for beginners is a great way to learn the poses and breathe without feeling lost.[Read more...]