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Archive for September 2014

EASD Marks Constitution Day with District-wide Programs from Local Attorneys

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

September 17, 2014- A student-led mock trial and school-wide signings of a poster-sized copy of the constitution highlighted Constitution Day in the Elizabethtown Area School District. Celebrated every year on Sept. 17, the commemoration honored America and the 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention that signed the document on this date in 1787. As part of the celebration, students learned about the rights and responsibilities of being an American citizen set forth in the founding document. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, area attorneys and other professionals in the legal field visited the district to[Read more...]

Fall Events at Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  “The Amish and Federal Hate Crimes,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21,  Gibble Auditorium in Esbenshade Hall A group of bearded, plain-dressing men and their accomplices were convicted in federal court in 2012 on charges related to attacking and cutting the beards or hair of nine Amish people in Ohio a year earlier. The government built its case on the 2009 Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act. An appeals court overturned the hate crime convictions in August 2014. Where the perpetrators really Amish? Distinguished College Professor and Young Center Senior Fellow Donald B. Kraybill and an Amish guest answer this[Read more...]

GEARS News September 15

Sep 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

SAT Prep Course Offered              This course is an essential step to help you reach your college admission goals.  The course is 10 hours of instruction by Beth Wagner who is a qualified, experienced and certified teacher.  It will familiarize students with the test directions, the types of questions and teach necessary skills for SAT success in math, reading and writing.  Instructor will work to lower testing anxiety and improve test-taking ability.  Class dates are Saturdays, October 25 & November 1 from 8 am-1 pm.  Fee for the class is $105 for GEARS members ($112 for non-members).  Fee includes The[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of September 18

Sep 11th, 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, September 18: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10am Craft Class, 10:45am Advisory Council, 11am Puzzle Time, 11:15am Lunch Bunch Trip, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: turkey sandwich,[Read more...]

Upcoming Etown College Events

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

1:45 p.m. Sunday, September 21 Campus excursion — “Social Justice and the Environment Week: E-town Walk II”
 Brossman Commons Front Terrace International Peace Day begins the week by discussing environmental issues. The goal is to help understand that environmental issues are not abstract but impact daily lives, even when we do not always see the effect. This event includes an environmental walk around the E-town campus led by Dr. David Bowne. Walk leaves at 2 p.m. Cost: free Sponsor: Social Justice Week Committee Contact: Dr. David Kenley at< or 717-361-1238 FOR QUESTIONS: Contact: Rita Shah at or 717-361-1351[Read more...]

GEARS News September 9

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Medicare Madness  The Basics of Medicare Explained.  Are you age 64 or older? If so, this class will explain the Medicare Open Enrollment process, outline traditional Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, describe the difference between a Medicare Supplemental (Medi-gap) and a Medicare Advantage Plan and provide important definitions. Additionally, we will walk through how to find a plan that fits your needs and how to obtain free assistance through the federal and state government. Jonathan Ebersole is a Human Resource Benefits Specialist with over five years of experience working with Medicare and health benefit plans. He has a[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College Not Idle During Summer

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Although on-site classes are not offered in the summer at Elizabethtown College and most students return home, the campus is not idle. This past summer, over 30 groups came to Elizabethtown College’s campus for an event, meeting, camp, or conference. Starting in May and ending in August, these groups are hosted on campus by Elizabethtown College’s Special Events and Summer Programs (SESP) team. SESP focuses on providing support for these groups by providing locations and services. There are various different event spaces and classrooms that are available during the summer. On-campus accommodations, such as catering, dining services, the campus bookstore,[Read more...]

49th Annual Fall Plant Exchange

Sep 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The 49th Annual Fall Plant Exchange will be held between 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the home of Bobbi and Dan Thomasco,  4912 Bossler Road, Elizabethtown, PA.  Please identify and label all plants to be exchanged. You may call 808-3413 or 951-6403 for information and directions.

Elizabethtown Musician opens sencond season in Lancaster

Sep 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

In December 2013  Native American flute player David Rose, [Elizabethtown, PA] and classical guitarist Russell Ferrara from Lansdowne, PA had been performing together for about 6 months.  Both have had long, successful careers as soloists and in groups. Both had multiple recordings under their belts. They had produced a demonstration recording of their original music which won them invitations to perform in Atlanta, Georgia and on the prestigious stage of the World Flute Society convention in Eau Claire Wisconsin. The problem, as they saw it, was that, although they were making a splash on the national level, together they had[Read more...]

Attention EAHS Students and Parents

Sep 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

The Elizabethtown Journal is seeking a reporter(s) to cover Elizabethtown Area High School Athletics.  The Elizabethtown community is keenly interested in Bears’ sports as well as other EAHS activities, yet at this time there is no vehicle for the journal to cover them. The Elizabethtown Journal (EJ) is a citizen journalism paper that has been developed as a service to the community.   EJ accepts no advertisements and receives no revenues.  Participation in the site is purely voluntary and uncompensated.  Citizen journalism papers are those that encourage the participation of the community-at-large.  EJ is not a blog.  All submissions are reviewed[Read more...]