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Archive for April 2014

When (Wo)man’s Best Friend Dies: Rest in Peace Murray

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

By Paul Gottfried This story originally appeared in Community Digital News February 10, 2014 – Last week my wife’s Basset died at the age of ten and a half. Murray was a gentle creature with an unforgettably droopy face, short, stubby legs, and an interminably long torso. He was named for the economist Murray Rothbard, who was a close friend of ours. Since Murray had no offspring, we decided to give our puppy his name, and from what our friends told us, our pet “looked exactly like a Murray.” The name fitted our Basset to perfection, although he looked nothing[Read more...]

EAHS student places second at regional computer fair

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

April 30, 2014— Elizabethtown Area High School freshman Naomi Becker placed second at the prestigious PA High School Computer Fair. Hosted by the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, the regional competition allowed students to showcase their talents in six different categories: Digital Movies, Web Page Design, Graphic Design, Programming, Animation, and Computer Fair Logo. Becker’s award-winning entry was in the Computer Fair Logo category where she designed a emblem to be considered as next year’s PA High School Computer Fair logo. With help from Mr. Ken Boland, Becker’s Communication Technology course teacher, she printed her logo design on a t-shirt and buttons, as well[Read more...]

School Resource Officer Makes Arrest at EAMS

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

As reported by the Elizabethtown Police Department

EASD wins big at Destination ImagiNation state competition

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

April 30, 2014— Two teams of students from Elizabethtown Area High School won first place in Pennsylvania Destination ImaginNation tournament and qualified to advance to the global finals to be held in Knoxville, TN later this spring. The teams will now compete against thousands of students from 46 states and 24 countries in the problem-solving event. Destination ImagiNation is the largest creative problem-solving organization in the world. Participants solve various challenges using technical, theatrical, structural, improvisational or scientific skills. It is designed to develop problem solving skills, teamwork and creative thinking skills. A high school team of Kaitlyn Babinchak, Kyra[Read more...]

Ancient Historical Figures to Come to Life in Living History Museum

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

When: 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 What: Tutankhamun, Attila the Hun, Homer, Leonidas, Moses, Socrates, and many more notable historical figures of the ancient world will grace the hallways of the Bear Creek School as part of the school’s Living History Museum. On the day of the event, the school’s sixth graders will dress like their character complete with props like shields, books, and staffs. In the crowded hallway, museum guests will huddle around their favorite exhibits to hear the facts about the different people.[Read more...]

EAHS orchestra department announces spring concert – A Folk Tradition

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

April 30, 2014- The Elizabethtown Area High School and Middle School orchestras will present their spring concert titled – A Folk Tradition – on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature the high school orchestra, middle school orchestra, and the middle school chamber orchestra (Allegro) as well as performances by seniors Ellie Wynne, violin, and Elyse Shultz, cello. The theme of the program will be centered on traditional folk music from a variety of nationalities that has been passed down by generations and represents cultural identity. Music selections will include Romanian Folk Dances, Suite for Strings, Molly[Read more...]

GEARS News April 29

Apr 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

GEARS Summer Youth Program              This Summer, your child can have fun with other kids right in your own neighborhood park or elementary school.  Trained program leaders will lead supervised, quality recreation activities. Kids will learn social and physical skills through recreation activities. But it’s more than fun and games. This program promotes good citizenship among children, and the fun activities keep kids active and entertained. Summer Playground offers a wide variety of recreational activities to children. Playground Leaders will create safe, supervised and fun-filled environments with activities including sports, games, arts & crafts and nature activities. Playground will run[Read more...]

Tale of the Wheel

Apr 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

      Originally from the Elizabethtown Chronicle You have probably seen old pictures of bicycles with huge front wheels and small back wheels.  The riders in the faded pictures were seated five feet off the ground on a seat mounted just behind the center point of the front wheel.  The “wheels,” as these early bicycles were known, were the first self-powered machines used for overland transportation. You never see these wheels being ridden, except by trained professionals, because they were outlawed in 1890.  It was easy for the rider to get his weight too far forward causing him to fly[Read more...]

Inspirational Team to Demonstrate How State-of-the-Art Prosthetic Technology Enables Athletic Lives

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 23, 2014- AMP1, the country’s only team of stand-up (non-wheelchair) amputee basketball players is heading to Elizabethtown for some inspiring hoops and a message of hope for all — disabled or not. With the help of high-tech prosthetics from Hanger Clinic and Freedom Innovations, the AMP1 players have overcome lower limb amputations (due to traumatic accidents, birth defects and cancer) to go on and compete against able-bodied, non-amputee teams in action-packed games. AMP1 launched its first national tour in 2011, with stops in cities across the country. AMP1’s message is one of sheer determination and hope for those who[Read more...]

Senior center activities week of May 1

Apr 24th, 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, May 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity w/Oak Leaf Manor, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: pizza casserole, green beans, ice cream. Friday, May 2: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]