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Archive for January 2016

Borough Snow Emergency Lifted

Jan 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The snow emergency was lifted as of today, January 28, at 9:30 a.m.

GEARS News January 25

Jan 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Splash Bash             Join GEARS for a “Splash Bash” at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, January 29 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The Splash Bash is open to all ages for $4 per person.  Bring your swimsuit and a towel and join in the fun.  Advance registration is not required. You may pay at the door. Call 367-0355 or go online at for more details.  ####  Youth Indoor Soccer Program             GEARS is providing an indoor soccer program led by E-town College soccer players for boys and girls grades 1-3.  This program is designed to be instructional providing an[Read more...]

Spring Young Center lectures

Jan 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, linguist and hymnologist Hedda Durnbaugh discusses what makes the Schwenkfelder hymnal unique. In her lecture, “The Schwenkfelder Hymnal of 1762 and Its Unique Place in German Hymnody” she outlines its history and analyzes the origins of its hymn texts. Christine Nelson-Tuttle, associate professor of nursing at St. John Fisher College, discusses “Assessing Vaccination Receptivity in the Old Order Amish in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. Her research covers receptiveness of Amish individuals to vaccinations, where they obtain information and who assists them in making decisions about getting vaccinated. “Gender, Shame[Read more...]


Jan 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TUESDAY TRASH COLLECTION– As a result of the weekend storm, trash and recycling collection on Tuesday will be collected Friday this week. Tuesday is the only day that will see a change—Wednesday and Thursday collections will occur on schedule. Next week we should be back to the regular Tuesday through Thursday schedule. People along the Tuesday collection route can expect a reminder Swift911 call later today.

Snow Emergency Notice From Borough 1/21/16

Jan 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

In response to the winter weather forecast, Elizabethtown Borough has declared a snow emergency effective 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd. In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and combat the hazards of snow and ice, parking is prohibited on the following snow emergency routes in accordance with Borough Ordinance: • College Street (Market Street to Spruce Street) • High Street (entire length) • Market Street (entire length) • Spruce Street (College Avenue to Willow Street) • Willow Street (Spruce Street to Market Street) The Elizabethtown Police Department is authorized to have vehicles that are parked on snow emergency routes[Read more...]

Elizabethtown arrest

Jan 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

The Elizabethtown Police Department issued the following press release: The Elizabethtown Police Department received a complaint regarding unlawful contact between an adult male and a juvenile female. Through investigation, police learned that David Ringer, 29, of Elizabethtown, Pa, had met the 13 year old juvenile victim online in 2014. The investigation determined that Ringer communicated with the victim online and by cellular telephone. Ringer met with the juvenile victim on numerous occasions, where he had sexual contact with the juvenile victim. As a result of the investigation, David Ringer, 29, of Elizabethtown, Pa, has been charged with Statutory Sexual Assault[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of January 21

Jan 16th, 2016 | 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 21: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Pancakes and Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Trivia w/Bob, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chicken, potatoes, green beans, fruit. Friday, January 22: 8:30-9:30am walking,[Read more...]

Upcoming events at Bowers Writers House

Jan 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Sarracino to Discuss Book “Point Blank,” the debut novel by Carmine Sarracino, professor of English at Elizabethtown College, is set in a Civil War hospital amid drug trafficking, espionage and murder. He will discuss the book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the College’s Bowers Writers House. Sarracino, educated at Rhode Island College and The University of Michigan, has had his poems published in magazines and has written three books of poetry: “The Idea of the Ordinary,” “The Heart of War” and “The Battlefield Photographer.” He also has co-authored a cultural study of pornography, “The Porning of America.” “Point[Read more...]

GEARS News January 11

Jan 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 Heartsaver Lifeguard American Heart Association course that is video guided, instructor led that teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until EMS arrives. Students will learn how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones shock and other emergencies. 2 year certification card.  Ages 11 +. Class will meet Monday, January 25 from 5-9 pm at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Room 118 (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). The cost for the class is $45 for GEARS members and $52 for non-members.  To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College spring semester events calendar

Jan 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Date Day Time Title Description 1/14 Thursday 7pm Global Film Series — Day for Night (France) The film series theme is Oscar winners through the decades, starting with the 1950s and working up to the 2000s. Films are presented in their respective languages, with subtitles in English.”Day for Night” (“La Nuit américaine”) is a 1973 French… 1/20 Wednesday 6pm Fiction Reading: Point Blank with author Dr. Carmine Sarracino Dr. Carmine Sarracino reads from his debut novel “Point Blank,” set in a Civil War hospital amid drug trafficking, espionage and murder. Sarracino was educated at Rhode Island College and The University[Read more...]