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Archive for March 2015

E-town police seize marijuana, arrest borough man

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From Chronicling Elizabethtown, March 30, 2015 Elizabethtown police arrested a borough man today for allegedly dealing marijuana and other drugs from his home in the 300 block of North Market Street. Police charged Samual J. Schlenbaker with three counts of felony possession to deliver, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and 59 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. In a news release, police said they received information on March 14 about a person dealing a large amounts of illegal narcotics at an address in the 300 block of North Market Street. They obtained a search warrant, and[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of April 9

Mar 31st, 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, April 9: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Round Table Activities, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chicken and waffles, carrots, pepper slaw, peaches. Friday, April 10: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]

GEARS News March 30

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Iddy Biddy Soccer              GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Soccer Program for ages 3-5. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and trapping. Participants will become familiar with the game of soccer. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills. Fee includes a t-shirt. This instructional program will be held on Saturdays, September 13-October 18 April 11-May 23 from 9-10 am (Class A) and 10-11 am (Class B) at the Fairview Elementary Soccer Fields, 8853 Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown. Shin guards are recommended and cleats are optional. Fee is $40 for GEARS member and $47 for non-member.[Read more...]

EAHS lacrosse teams to support the Wounded Warrior Project

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 30, 2015- The Elizabethtown Area High School boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are joining forces this season to play for a cause. The week of April 13-17 has been dubbed “Assisting Our Defenders” week. To help raise awareness and support of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the Bears and Lady Bears will take to Jane Hoover Field to compete against league rivals Warwick, Manheim Township and Lampeter-Strasburg High Schools. The teams decided on the Wounded Warrior Project because of the core values and principals of the organization. Fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation and service are the values that WWP uses[Read more...]

War vets, Vietnamese students, Fulbright Scholar discuss relationships

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Forty years after the fall of Saigon and the effective end of the Vietnam War, Elizabethtown College takes a look at how Americans and Vietnamese see one another. “The Fall of Saigon: 40 Years Later” takes place from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 29, in the College’s KAV in Brossman Commons. The event features presentations by Vietnam vets and current Vietnamese students at Elizabethtown College and is supplemented with a Skype conversation with Dr. Peggy McFarland who is on a Fulbright Fellowship in Vietnam this semester. The program, sponsored by College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, is free.

Mars Inc. named a leading employer for third year in a row

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

From Chronicling Elizabethtown FORTUNE recently released its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and for the third year in a row Mars Inc. was recognized as a leading employerin the United States.  In an email, the corporate communications office said, “Mars is pleased to be recognized for its extensive learning and development training, community engagement and health & wellness programs. Other benefits of working at Mars cited by the list include open offices that are highly collaborative and perks of free candy, coffee/tea and being able to bring one’s pet to work.” The FORTUNE list also noted[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Alumna Wins Special PA House Election

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

Special by Donna Talarico from E-town NOW At 26 years old, Elizabethtown College business administration graduate Martina White ’10 will serve her Northeast Philadelphia constituents in Harrisburg. Earning more than 56 percent of votes, she won Tuesday’s special election for a vacant seat in the 170thDistrict; the opening was a result of Rep. Brendan Boyle heading to the U.S. House. In her victory speech, as reported by, she said: “We all want to live in safe neighborhoods. We all want good-paying jobs to support our families. We all want quality schools that prepare our children for a successful future.[Read more...]

EAHS students inducted into National Honor Society

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

March 26, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School recently inducted 47 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School who have exhibited the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership and service. A student-lead ceremony was held on Mar. 11 to recognize the students’ selection into the prestigious organization in front of family and friends. Dr. Michele Balliet, superintendent of schools, and Mr. Dan Serfass, high school[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of April 2

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

Thursday, April 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Easter Activities and Crafts, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, veggie soup, applesauce. Friday, April 3: We are closed, Happy Easter! Monday, April 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Antiques and Unique Gadgets, 12:30am Pinochle. Lunch will be: roast beef, potatoes, green beans, fruit. Tuesday, April 7: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Nutrition-All About Eggs, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: fish, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, pineapples and mandarin oranges. Wednesday, April 8: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Chair Exercise, 10:15am Wii Bowling, 11am Charades, 1pmWii Bowling, 4pm[Read more...]

Talented singers selected to prestigious choral ensemble

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

March 17, 2014- Four students from Elizabethtown Area High School were chosen to the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region V Chorus ensemble. Selection to the prestigious group was highly competitive and based on student auditions at the District 7 music festival held in January. Representing EAHS were senior Karlee Grudi (soprano 2), sophomore Guenaelle Moerth (soprano 2), junior Nicole Faiola (alto 2), sophomore Dean McBride (bass 2). The festival was held at Wilson High School under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Jennifer Kelley of Lafayette College. Grudi and Faiola are two-time participants at the regional level. The talented[Read more...]