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EAHS February students of the month named

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

February 12, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Sarah Sellers and Santino Buonamici were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for February. Sellers and Buonamici were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Sellers is the daughter of Lewis and Gayle Sellers of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. She is involved in numerous school activities including peer tutoring, concert choir, and Symphonium.  In the community, she is active with Job’s Daughters and Demolay International. She also volunteers time at the Helping Hands of Grace[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of February 18

Feb 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, February 18: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9am Healthy Steps for Older Adults Workshop, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: lasagna, salad, cookie. Friday, February 19: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Name That Wacky Song Game, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Night. Lunch will be: mock bbq pork ribs, potatoes, carrots, peaches. Monday, February 22: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Chair Pilates, 10:30 American Presidents, 12:30am Pinochle. Lunch will be: chicken, noodles, green beans, mixed fruit. Tuesday, February 23: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Rick Kilby, 1pm Remember When… Lunch will be: pizza casserole, salad, fruit. Wednesday February 24: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area Middle School holds spelling bee

Feb 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 10, 2016- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its 2016 spelling bee. The winner of the Bee was eighth grader Sydney Gunter. The runner up was eighth grader Ethan Lown and the third place finisher was seventh grader Logan Harris. All three finalists are eligible to compete in the Lancaster Newspapers Regional Spelling Bee. Gunter took home the victory by correctly spelling the word Udon. Other participants included eighth graders, Jared Alvarez, Samuel Becker, Morgan Chalk, Adam Evans, Dominic Gomez, Rachel Handshew, Ray Perez, Victoria Smith, and Andrew Telenko, as well as seventh graders Nick Bettendorf, Abigail Carlan, Zion[Read more...]

GEARS News Februry 8

Feb 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Water Aerobics Water Aerobics combines aerobic conditioning and resistance training, with the added benefit of being gentle on the joints. Participants will develop cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength while enjoying motivating music and having fun in the pool. Ages 14+. Class is on Mondays & Wednesdays, March 7-April 13, from 7:15-8 pm at the Masonic Village Patton Pool (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). Fee is $45 for one day per week and $80 for 2 days per week for GEARS members ($52/$87 for non-members). To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355. ####  Lifeguard[Read more...]

EAHS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll

Feb 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 9, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School principal Dan Serfass, assistant principal Robert Crick, and assistant principal Dr. Lyn Shaffer have announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2015-2016 school year. In total, 420 students made the honor roll, which required a 94% average grade or better across all subject areas for marking period. Ninth Graders Abigail Alspaugh, Kaylee Altimore, Astrid Amaya, Shane Arnold, Kayla Azaroff, Lillian Becker, Abigail Bender, Andrew Bernard, Olivia Berra, Katherine Bomboy, Kayla Bretz, Jenna Brinkman, Sean Brown, Emily Burkholder, Skylynn Coble, Megan Conley, Caeli Connolly, Cera Connolly, Zachary Duncan, Mayelin Ebersole,[Read more...]

Bainbridge Elementary holds “Souper Bowl”

Feb 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 9, 2016- In only ten days, Bainbridge Elementary School students, faculty, and staff collected 290 canned food items and boxed goods for the local food bank as part of the school’s annual Souper Bowl. The food drive is timed to coincide each year with National Football League’s Super Bowl and helps to restock the shelves of the local food pantry after the holiday season. In what has become as much a part of the tradition as the food drive itself, students could place their donation on a pile for their favorite Super Bowl team. While they lost the actual[Read more...]

Liberty vs. Equality or Liberty and Equality

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

The latest column from Elizabethtown resident David Terrell discusses liberty and equality, their place in the thought of the founding fathers, their use by libertarians, and what is and could be.  It’s at Clyde Fitch and can be found here:

Senior Center activities week of February 11

Feb 4th, 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, February 11: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9am Healthy Steps for Older Adults Workshop, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: sloppy joe sandwich, vegetable soup, bean salad, pears. Friday, February 12:[Read more...]

EAMS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll

Feb 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 4, 2016- Dr. Nate Frank, principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2015-2016 school year. Seventh Graders Alyssa Adams, Alisia Alvarez, Olivia Anson, Benjamin Azzalina, Mackenzie Batche, Gabriel Berrier, Sophia Berry, Nicholas Bettendorf, Jacob Black, Emma Boksan, Taylore Bradley, Jason Brandt, Sophie Brinkman, Jacqueline Bruno, Emma Buettner, Collin Burkhart, Grace Cairns, Elizabeth Carter, Tyler Chapman, Rhilynn Coffey, Alexander DeFlavia, Andrew Donahue, Emma Duralja, Garrick English, Eden Fanella, Madison Fanus, Jayden Feese, Emma Foley, Chloe Garner, Kristin Geesey, Cole Ginder, Domianna Giordano, Cooper Gostlin, Gavin Gray, Jordyn Gutshall, Megan Handshew,[Read more...]

World Peace Game creator, award-winning educator speaks about teaching, compassion at Elizabethtown College

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW Clustered around a four-level Plexiglas tower that’s strewn with land masses, military personnel, aircraft and ships, students take on the roles of president, tribal leader, diplomat and military commander. Dealing with budgets in their assigned country’s money—Euro, rupee, dollar, yen—they work with the World Bank. There’s famine, ethic tensions, environmental disasters, endangered species, water rights disputes. Through negotiations, battles, summits and standoffs, they aim to resolve a sequence of interconnected scenarios ranging from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. They are taking part in the World Peace Game … and they are just 9 years old! The game,[Read more...]