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Archive for May 2015

Red Rose Council of the Blind to hold public open meeting

May 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Red Rose Council of the Blind, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind, will meet on Monday, June 8th from 4 to 6 PM at VisionCorps, 244 N. Queen St. in Lancaster.  Persons with vision loss along with family members and friends are invited to attend.  For information, call John Horst 717-367-6346.  



Senior Center activities week of June 4

May 28th, 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, June 4: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Hearing and Ear Care w/Dr. Frey, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: chicken and waffles, carrots, pepper slaw, peaches. Friday,[Read more...]



Ancient Historical Figures to Come to Life in Living History Museum

May 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

May 27, 2015- Bear Creek School sixth graders have been learning about ancient world history including the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Persian empires. On Thursday, May 21, they brought their learning to life as part of the school’s Living History Museum. As part of the event, Tutankhamun, Attila the Hun, Leonidas, Moses, Socrates and many more notable historical figures of the ancient world graced the hallways of the Bear Creek School. This year-end tradition brought learning to life as the students spent the day sharing information about their famous character of the past to their classmates, parents, teachers and principals[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of May 28

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, May 28: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Activity Round Table, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: fish sandwich, potatoes, coleslaw, pineapples and oranges. Friday, May 29: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am All Day Bingo, 10am Bible Study, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Party, please call for reservations. Lunch will be: a bag lunch will be served. Monday, June1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30pm Pinochle. Lunch will be: ham, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, sherbet. Tuesday, June 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am “Eat Your Veggies” Nutrition, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chili, salad, fruit salad. Wednesday,[Read more...]



EAHS eleventh grader Stacie Savoca selected to All-State Orchestra

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 20, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School junior Stacie Savoca was accepted into the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Orchestra. The 150-member ensemble was comprised of the top high school orchestra students from across the Commonwealth. The all-state orchestra performed at the PMEA Music Festival held at the Hershey Theater earlier this spring. Steven Amundson from St. Olaf University directed this highly prestigious ensemble. Savoca was one of only six students from the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 region to be named to the all-star ensemble. In addition, she was one of only four clarinetists from around the Commonwealth to be[Read more...]



Bear Creek School performs ‘Hamlet’

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 20, 2015- Under the direction of sixth grade teacher Erick Witteman, thirty-one sixth graders from the Bear Creek School recently took to the stage to bring the Shakespearean classic tragedy “Hamlet” to life for their parents, teachers and classmates. Using a modified version of the play, the students put on the production – complete with costumes, props and set scenery – twice for their invited guests. Each powerful performance lasted about 70 minutes. According to Witteman, performing Shakespeare had a transforming power for the students. “I could see the excitement in their eyes, I could hear it in their[Read more...]



EAHS student places third in SkillsUSA competition

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 20, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Austin Moore placed third in the Criminal Justice category of the Lancaster County Career and Technical Center’s Skills USA State Competition. SkillsUSA is a national organization that not only prepares students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, but also holds yearly competitions showcasing students and their skills. Moore is the son of Danielle Moore of Elizabethtown.



GEARS News May 18

May 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  Sew that Sewing Kit             Learn how to use and care for your home sewing machine. You will sew together your very own sewing kit. You will also learn the sewing machine, fabric, cutting, straight stitching and even a zipper. Projects include a pin cushion, needle wallet, zippy pouch and a sewing machine cozy. Participants will need to bring sewing machine, a bobbin, 1 pack of needles, 1 spool of thread, 1 10” zipper, 3 pieces of cotton fabric (1/2 yard each) 1 Dritz Start-to-Sew kit. Ages 8-16. Camp is on Monday-Friday, June 8-12 from 10 am-12 noon at[Read more...]



May Students of the Month Named

May 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

May 18, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Linden Taylor and Benjamin Good were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Students of Month for May. Taylor and Good were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Taylor, daughter of Kent Taylor and Susan Traverso of Elizabethtown, has excelled in the classroom having earned membership into the prestigious National Honor Society. Taylor is active with Model UN, the ski club and the Roots and Shots program. She is a four-year participant in Mini-THON and active in the intramural soccer program. Taylor plans to attend[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of May 21

May 15th, 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, May 21: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Pennies From Heaven, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: tuna sandwich, cauliflower soup, fruit salad. Friday, May 22: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]