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Archive for November 2014

EJ Editor, concerned about income inequality, charges special rate for speaking at college

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

Hillary Clinton has been taking flak over her speaker fees. For a recent speech given at UCLA, Clinton earned $300,000, which, she said, was a special rate for universities (1). But more details have now emerged about her requirements for the appearance—the style and color of the executive armchairs she would be sitting in, choice of beverages in the green room, a scanner that the university had to go out and buy (who uses a stand-alone scanner these days?) But these details do not come as a surprise to Homer, who recently invited the executive editor of EJ to give[Read more...]

Holiday performances on stage at Elizabethtown College

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

Faculty members, students and Elizabethtown community musicians take the stage in December to entertain for the holidays. Festivities begin with the Fine and Performing Arts Holiday Concert at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, when students and faculty members present a lively program of seasonal music and readings. The concert, taking place in the College’s Zug Recital Hall, is free. Contact: Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212 or At 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, members of Emotion dance troupe, present a showcase of modern, jazz, hip-hop, and ethnic dance styles. Cost for the performance, taking place in Leffler[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of December 4

Nov 25th, 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, December 4: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10am Radio City Christmas Show Video, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: roast beef w/gravy, potatoes, mixed beans, cookie. Friday,[Read more...]

National Signing Day at Elizabethtown Area High School

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 21, 2014- As part of National Signing Day, Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Anna Forry and Katelyn Keller recently announced their intent to play field hockey at the collegiate level. At a special ceremony held in their honor, Forry and Keller accepted scholarships to NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference rivals Central Michigan University and Kent State University respectively. Forry is a two-time team captain. During her career with the Bears, she was a first-team Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star in 2014 (midfield) and a second team Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star in 2013 (back). She has competed at the National Field Hockey Festival[Read more...]

Rheems Elementary Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 21, 2014- During the month of November, the students, faculty, staff and PTO from Rheems Elementary School held their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items for the holiday including gravy, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pudding. The school faculty and PTO donated turkeys. In total, eleven families in need from the Rheems community will receive the Turkeys and all the trimmings for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. In addition, because the food drive was such a resounding success, the school had many additional items that were donated to the school district’s social services[Read more...]

Must Read: The Latest Clyde Fitch Report from Terrell

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

  Elizabethtown author David Terrell’s latest column, “Your Nationality? Monsanto,” is a must read.  In it he discusses how we should think about the distribution of power in the world in the age of globalization.  The reader should think about the parochial range of priorities, moral concerns, and interests represented by corporate actors and compare it to the same range represented by nation-states.  We may disagree or object to some of the interests guiding specific state actions, but we cannot dismiss the fact that they include a much broader range of human concerns.  Do we want to cede the frame[Read more...]

Elizabethtown is prepared to kick off the holiday season in style

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From Chronicling Elizabethtown, Nov.20 Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Elizabethtown once again this year as part of the annual holiday parade at 6 p.m. this coming Saturday. The theme is “A Storybook Holiday.” Unlike last year, the weather forecast looks to be clear, albeit a little cold with temperatures in the 30s. But it’s a holiday parade, and it’s supposed to be cold, right? If you’ve never experienced the parade, it is one of the largest community events, with thousands of people — many of them youngsters waiting for parade participants to hand out candy and get a peek[Read more...]

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Bainbridge Elementary

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

November 20, 2014- Ten families in need in the Bainbridge community were provided with food baskets stocked full with many of the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Bainbridge Elementary School. The annual food drive has become a tradition at the school and was once again enthusiastically supported by the school’s students, faculty, and staff. The food drive was incorporated into the school’s C.U.B.S. curriculum under the topic: The Power of Giving. In C.U.B.S. class, the students learned about the power of giving through The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Each class made leaves for the school’s[Read more...]

Senior Center Activities Week of November 27

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, November 27: We are closed for Thanksgiving. Friday, November 28: We are closed for Thanksgiving. Monday, December 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30am Pinochle. Lunch will be: chicken, rice, peas, fruit. Tuesday, December 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Trivia w/Bob, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, potatoes, broccoli, peaches. Wednesday, December 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Zumba Gold Chair Exercise, 10:15am Wii Bowling, 11am Po-Ke-No, 1pm Wii Bowling, 1:30pm Bingo for Bucks. Lunch will be: spaghetti w/meatballs, salad, b-day cake.

A Poem by Jahne Bell

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Essays

  Coming to Church, to Church I come Coming to You Lord, to You I come Bringing my heart, my Soul in hand I bring my Treasure, This Soul I AM Blessed This Day, This Day Is Blessed Made by You God, The Great I Am… Peace to ALL