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Archive for June 2014

Londonderry Township to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks, The New Holland Band & Parrotbeach

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

On Saturday, July 5, 2014 Londonderry Township will present the 6th Annual “Stars & Stripes Salute” at Sunset Park with the festivities getting underway at 7:00pm. Admission and parking is free.  Donations will be accepted that evening with 100% of the donations collected and proceeds from the concession stands going to support the Lebanon VA Hospital. Under the theme of “One Night. One Nation. One Celebration!”, this year’s festivities will kick off with Parrotbeach, a Jimmy Buffet cover band, at 7pm on the deck at Sunset Bar & Grill.  Then at 8pm the renowned New Holland Band will take to[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of July 3

Jun 26th, 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, July 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:15am Red, White and Blue Trivia, 11am Remember When…, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: hot dog, sauerkraut, potato salad, fruit[Read more...]

Underkoffler, Schlosser, Hughes, Rae, Smith, Destafano, Knudsen, Trunzo place in gymnastics competitions

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

The Gymnastics Center of Hershey in Hershey, PA recently completed their 2013-2014 competitive season. Many gymnasts from Central Pennsylvania compete for the Hershey Aerials competitive team in USAG Levels 2-9 plus the USAG Xcel program.  Each Level from 3-9 and Xcel has a statewide competition for gymnasts who qualify to close the season.  Levels 8 and 9 also have a regional and national competition for those who qualify.  Gymnasts who earn medals at State, Regional, and National competitions compete according to age groups. Representing the Hershey Aerials in Level 9 this season were Samantha Henry of Hummelstown, Kamryn Fridey of[Read more...]

GEARS News June 24

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

 Baton Twirling Camp              Baton Twirling Camp is filled with twirlz and whirlz. Each day your child will learn beginner twirling skills, partner and group skills, marching techniques, basic leaps, jumps and turns used by twirlers everywhere. Camp is on Monday-Wednesday, July 21-23 from 9-10:30 am at the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Gym (600 East High  Street, Elizabethtown). Fee is $35 (additional $7 for nonmembers). To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355.  ####  Roller Hockey Camp           Join our Roller Hockey Camp to work on the basics of the game. Skills like[Read more...]

Students stroll the catwalk to display writing skills

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

June 19, 2014- In the final days of school, sixth graders from the Bear Creek School strolled the catwalk as part of the schools 2014 Language Arts Fashion Show. The special program placed an emphasis on both writing and mathematics. First, the students wrote a fashion show script using vivid verbs and adjectives as well as sentence fluency and smooth transitions. Students then performed their scripts as models or announcers seeing how writing is used in the world outside of school. As the students were walking the runway, their classmates were putting in donation bids for their favorite outfits. They[Read more...]

District and alumni exploring the formation of an alumni association

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

June 18, 2014- Attention Elizabethtown Area School District former students, the Class of 1981 is partnering with the school district to embark on an exciting endeavor, to form Elizabethtown Area School District Alumni Association. The Association is being created to provide a fun and dynamic organization that spearheads alumni activities and fosters relationships among graduates. The purpose for the Association will be to enhance the interest of the Elizabethtown Area School District by promoting a closer relationship between the school district and its alumni. The Association would be open to all alumni of the Elizabethtown Area School District. The Association[Read more...]

Do you really think you can’t grow fresh vegetables?

Jun 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article, Uncategorized

Do you have a brown thumb? Are you a bit of a spaz when it comes to making stuff?  Do you think that you don’t have room for a garden?  Take heart.  Planning, constructing, and growing a vegetable garden is actually quite simple and is achievable by even the most inept among us.  It can be accomplished in very limited space and with relatively unskilled hands. So if fresh salads, fresh herbs, fresh greens, melons, berries, fresh peppers, and tasty pole beans cause your pulse to increase and your pupils to dilate then read on. The opportunity to grow a[Read more...]

Smith’s Auto Garage and Mill Road Elementary team up for a lesson in economics

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

June 16, 2014- Smith’s Service Center and Mill Road Elementary School recently teamed up to help third graders understand the importance of local businesses. The students visited the garage as a culminating activity for the Junior Achievement (JA) program. The students learned how the shop provides a service of safety to the community. After a short walk to the service center, the students were shown how the garage recycles tires, motor oil and metal parts. The students also got a chance to hold the power tools and hear about the importance of location and advertising. Prior to visiting Smith’s, the[Read more...]

Bear Creek students become geologists for a day

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

June 17, 2014- In the final days of the school year, fifth graders at the Bear Creek School became geologists for the day by viewing a spectacular display of fluorescent rocks and minerals. The display was part a collection owned by Elizabethtown residents Brian LeGrand and Don Hubbell. The men began their talk by explaining the three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. The students also learned how rocks are classified using the Mohs Hardness Scale with one being the softest (talc) and ten being the hardest (diamond). The men shared their love for collecting rocks and minerals and[Read more...]

Winter’s Heritage House Announces Historic Day Camp for Ages 7-12

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Winter’s Heritage House Museum will hold an historically-themed day camp 0n June 25 and 26 for children aged 7 through 12.  The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  The cost is $20 dollars per day.  Campers will learn how tradespeople made their living long ago and try their hand at practical crafts and period games. Teen volunteers are needed as counselors for these two days, and will earn a free sheep to shawl experience. Call (717) 367-4672 and leave a message to enroll. Winter’s Heritage House Museum is located at 47 E High St, Elizabethtown,[Read more...]