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Vietnam — changes, elderly, orphans — subject of March 8 lecture

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Dr. Peggy McFarland, Elizabethtown College professor of social work, spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam, evaluating, researching and teaching about concerns related to the country’s aging population. She advocated for the utilization of medical social workers in hospitals and caregiver support for individuals with dementia. As her time in Vietnam coincided with the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, McFarland was deeply aware of changes in relationships with the United States that have occurred over the years. On Tuesday, March 8, McFarland will share her reflections on these changes and on the country’s orphanages[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area Middle School to host regional Formula One in Schools Competition

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

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Elizabethtown Area Middle School. 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. What: Elizabethtown Area School District is hosting the F1 in Schools Regional Finals for Pennsylvania. This popular Formula One challenge will see eleven teams competing for a place at the national finals to be held at Michigan International Speedway in May. Competition day is organized into several parts including racing student designed and manufactured 1/20th scale model Formula One racing cars to see who has the fastest car. The teams of between 3-6 students must also prepare[Read more...]



E-town Schools Benefit from TCC’s Teachers Rock Campaign

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

February 26, 2016- The locally owned The Cellular Connection (TCC), a local retailer of Verizon Wireless, recently completed its Teachers Rock campaign to benefit students in the Elizabethtown Area School District. As part of the initiative, Elizabethtown’s TCC donated ten boxes of school supplies to the district. Amy Balsbaugh, principal of East High Street Elementary School, accepted the supplies on behalf of the district. A wide variety of items were donated including glue, pens, pencils, notebook paper, and more. Presenting the items to the district were Ryan Slayton, regional manager for TCC, and his team including Euronel Silva, Greg Smith,[Read more...]



Rheems Elementary raises $1,300 for local charities

Feb 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 24, 2016- Rheems Elementary recently conducted a Super Bowl Coin Collection to benefit local charities. As part of the community service project, students brought in their spare change. In total, the school collected $1,300. The funds were split between the Cornerstone Youth Center, Elizabethtown Winter Homeless Shelter, the EASD Bear Bags Program, and Rheems Community Service Fund. To make the initiative not only benefit the community but also fun for the students, each classroom was assigned one of the Super Bowl teams (Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers). For every $100 collected, the classroom scored a touchdown for their assigned[Read more...]



Northwest EMS to offer educational programs

Feb 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Ambulances responding to emergencies are a highly visible reminder of how Northwest EMS serves this community. NWEMS also provides educational programs to help keep families safe. Cribs for Kids Cribs for Kids is a program that teaches safe sleep practices to parents of infants. Soon-to-be parents in their last few months of pregnancy are welcome to contact NWEMS for information. The greatest risk of Sudden Infant Death is during the first year, and is highest in the second to fourth months of life. The program is conducted in the home so the educator can identify risks, dangers and needs. NWEMS[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of March 3

Feb 23rd, 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, March 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Laddergolf and Shuffleboard, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chili, salad, applesauce. Friday, March 4: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study,[Read more...]



East High Street Elementary Raises More Than $12,802.70 for Heart Research

Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 23, 2016- East High Street Elementary School raised an amazing $12,802.70 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) through its Jump Rope For Heart campaign. Top fundraisers were Abby Keener, Claire Mincemoyer, and Mason Schaffner. The trio raised nearly $1,500 between them. Jump Rope for Heart is a school fitness and education program. The event takes place in schools across the country and teaches the value of cardiovascular fitness while raising money for research into heart disease and stroke. As part of the local initiative, participants learned the benefits of physical activity, living a healthy lifestyle and the[Read more...]



EAHS students sing at District Choral Concert

Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 23, 2016- Two choral students from Elizabethtown Area High School were selected to the highly competitive Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 chorus. A team of judges comprised of local music teachers chose the talented vocal students from area high schools to be a part of the ensemble. Selected to the honors choir from EAHS were Nicole Faiola (alto) and Dean McBride (bass). Both Faiola and McBride are return performers at the district level. “Congratulations to two outstanding choral musicians on a wonderful District 7 Concert,” said Dana Baxter, choral director for EAHS. This year’s festival was held[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of January 25

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, February 25: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Remember Bob Hope, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, potato soup, lime frosted pears. Friday, February 26: National Blue Jean Day! 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am All Day Bingo, 10am Bible Study, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Night. Lunch will be: a bag lunch will be served. Monday, February 29: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Chair Pilates, 10:30 Bingo, 12:30am Pinochle. Lunch will be: ham, potatoes, broccoli, pudding. Tuesday, March 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am CODE RED Self-defense for Seniors, 1pm 10 Minute Tasty Tip.  Lunch will be: chicken[Read more...]



GEARS News February 15

Feb 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Hip Hop/Jazz  Fun, upbeat and energetic form of dance. This style incorporates isolations, rhythm, and musicality to popular music. Jazz is an energetic style of dance that focuses on the technique of leaps, turns, and jumps. Classes will have a warm up including stretching, isolations, and strengthening exercises, and then continue across the floor practicing technique skill and movement. Wear sneakers to class. Ages 7-10. Class is on Mondays, February 29-April 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the GEARS Community Center Lobby (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown). Fee is $40 for GEARS members and $47 for non-members.  To register or for[Read more...]