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EAHS presents the musical– The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Jan 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

January 29, 2015- Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S? Well, the cast and crew of Elizabethtown Area High School’s spring musical sure can! EAHS will present the Tony Award winning musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tuesday, March 3 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm and again Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 pm in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School auditorium. The first high school in Central Pennsylvania to present the show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of middle school-aged overachievers, their hopes, their dreams, and their angst as they compete for[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of February 5

Jan 27th, 2015 | 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, February 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:15am Progressive Relaxation, 11am Healthy Heart, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, veggie soup, diced pears. Friday, February 6: 8:30-9:30[Read more...]



GEARS News January 27

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  Gymnastics Classes              Gymnastic classes are available for girls and boys ages 6-12.  Beginner class is for anyone who has not taken gymnastics and would like to learn the basic skills.  Intermediate class is for older children and children who have some gymnastics experience.  Basic skills will be reviewed progressing to more advanced skills when the child is ready.  Program is on Thursdays, Feb 5-March 19 with Class A is for Beginners from 5:45-6:45 pm.  Class B for Intermediate from 6:45-7:45 pm.  Class C is for Advanced from 7:45-8:45 pm. Cassie Ernest and Angela Varney will instruct the program.[Read more...]



Upcoming Etown College public events

Jan 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

11 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 Bowers Writers House presentation — “Humanities and the Richness of Being: A Life Dynamic with Dr. Jacob Appel” Leffler Chapel and Performance Center What does it mean to live a rich life? What does it mean to have a dynamic background? Is the path to happiness laid with bricks of only one type, style or design? Dr. Jacob Appel, the Bowers Writers House Scholar-in-Residence, shares his vast appreciation for the kind of life his own experiences — or science, art and law — have given a perspective of the world full of depth and passion.[Read more...]



Charges filed for rape of a child

Jan 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

On July 12, 2014, the Elizabethtown Police Department received a complaint regarding inappropriate sexual contact between an adult male and a juvenile female. The Elizabethtown Police Department learned through the investigation that a man identified as Ryan Minzer had met the 12 year old victim online. Minzer arranged to meet with the victim on June 26, 2014, and drove to Elizabethtown to pick up the victim. Minzer had sexual contact with the 12 year old victim in a bathroom at the Elizabethtown Borough Park. As a result of this investigation, Ryan Minzer, 25, of Landisville, has been charged with Rape[Read more...]



‘Importance of Being Earnest’ on stage in Tempest Theatre

Jan 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Oscar Wilde is known for his portrayal of the human condition in Victorian times, and none of his works is more clever than the outlandish “The Importance of Being Earnest,” about two men who have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, concoct an elaborate deception that leads to an even more unusual surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth. “The Importance of Being Earnest” opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.[Read more...]



MSIB announces 2015 schedule

Jan 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

3rd Annual Beans and Brews March 13th – Etown 2nd Friday ~ 5-8pm Sponsors Lucky Ducks Lancaster Homebrew, Darrenkamps Moo-Duck Brewerey Chili, Beer, Live Music, and some for of heat will be provided. Each event participant will receive two different raffle tickets tovote for their favorite Homebrewer and/or Chili Cooker. This will be Market Street! Improving Business (MSIB)’s 3nd Annual Homebrew and Chili Contest. For the Homebrewers, this event is a BJCP Sanctioned event. This year we will be added live music. Purchase your tickets ahead of time. Day of tickets will be $25 for both chili and homebrew as[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of January 29

Jan 22nd, 2015 | 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, January 29: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing and Pancakes, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity Round Table, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: turkey sandwich, cauliflower soup, coleslaw, gelatin. Friday, January 30:[Read more...]



Social Enterprise Institute established at Elizabethtown College

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From Etown Now Rather than concentrate on profits, social enterprises focus on people and the community. Though revenue-generating—nonprofit or for-profit—these endeavors apply commercial strategies to improve human and environmental wellbeing. The bottom-line goal is social, cultural, economic or environmental outcomes. Though social enterprises might look like a traditional business on the surface, underlying are symbiotic relationships. Ten Thousand Villages. Tom’s Shoes. Warby Parker. Newman’s Own. Elizabethtown College? The social enterprise concept perfectly aligns with the College’s belief that learning is most noble when used to benefit others and that students should be educated to lead rich lives of purpose and[Read more...]



Alumnus Reflects on Contributions of Dr. W. Wesley McDonald

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

From Etown Now ,  by Michael P. Federici In the Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey learns from Clarence that “one man’s life touches so many others, when he’s not there it leaves an awfully big hole.” Dr. W. Wesley McDonald passed away in September. His death is cause for reflection on the contribution he made to Elizabethtown College and to the lives of his students. Wes was instrumental to my educational development at E-town and beyond. I came to campus in 1979, one year before Wes arrived on the faculty. I graduated in 1983 with a[Read more...]