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E-town students recognized in prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

September 30, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Aparna Paul is among 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This prestigious designation placed her in the top one percent of all U.S. high school seniors and among the highest scoring entrants in Pennsylvania. Paul is the daughter of Sanjay and Zahira Paul of Elizabethtown About 1.6 million current seniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT in their junior year, which served as the initial screening of program entrants. The nation-wide pool of semifinalists represents the highest-scoring entrants from each[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College spearheads ECHOS to assist area homeless

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

From E-town NOW This past summer, Elizabethtown College secured approval of a collective impact grant, the result of which offers a heartwarming opportunity to the College and community to fulfill the College motto of Educate for Service. The grant, through Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness, made it possible for the College to spearhead E-town Community Housing and Outreach Services (ECHOS), which will assist individuals in the Elizabethtown area with housing needs and stability. Through the funds, the College employed two master’s level social workers — including Kim Grey ’09 — as housing and stability case managers. Staff members also[Read more...]



VisionCorps meeting

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Red Rose Council of the Blind, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind, will meet on Monday, October 10th from 4 to 5:30 PM at the offices of VisionCorps, 244 N. Queen St. in Lancaster. Persons with vision loss along with family members and friends are invited to attend. The group’s goal is to encourage and assist people who are blind or vision impaired in seeking independence through employment, the learning of blindness skills, personal and social adjustment, and making significant contributions to society at large.  For information, call John Horst at 717-367-6346.



Adventure Escape Room unveiled at Adventure Sports in Hershey

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

Adventure Escape Room in Hershey opens Saturday, October 8th as the latest attraction at Adventure Sports in Hershey.   The escape room craze started in Asia, spread from Europe to the United States and now has arrived in Hershey.  An escape room is a one of a kind experience where participants are placed in a themed room and must use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles within a set time.   The puzzles are mental challenges with fun clues and creative solutions, no feats of strength required. See: http://www.escapehershey.com



Trump and the Immigrants

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

  Homer had long believed that Trump would save America. He had, on various occasions, lauded Trump’s business acumen (mostly self-advertised), his dedication to the cause of education (via Trump University), and his steadfast resolve to get to the bottom of an issue that was preventing America from becoming great again (Obama’s birth certificate). So now, as Trump edges ever closer to the White House, Homer is confidently looking forward to the Trump presidency. And what might a President Trump mean for America, in particular for its immigration stance? A useful starting point is Trump’s website. Building a wall to[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of October 6

Sep 28th, 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, October 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Shuffleboard/Paddleball, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: fish, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fruit. Friday, October 7:  8:30-9:30am walking,[Read more...]



GEARS News September 26

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

7th Annual Fall Festival              GEARS will be holding its 7th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 2pm at the Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.  The event is sponsored by J.T. Herres Dental Solutions and Albright & Thiry Orthodontics, in conjunction with our activity sponsor Members 1st. The Fall Festival offers a variety of activities for all ages.  We will once again have the very popular Hay Ride and Barrel Train along with some yearly favorites pumpkin golf, pumpkin painting and the inflatable rides.  Other attractions will include the Activity Fun Fair which is in conjunction with Elizabethtown[Read more...]



Bainbridge students use LEGO pieces to learn collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

September 22, 2016- Bainbridge Elementary School brought S.T.E.A.M. instruction (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to life by challenging its second graders to be innovative and imaginative thinkers through a project-based exercise using LEGO pieces. The hands-on activity was part of the school district’s emphasis on 21st Century Learning, which promotes connecting the different curricular areas through activities to its application in the real world as opposed to simply learning a formula or memorizing a solution. As part of the activity, each student was given a bowl of fifteen random LEGO pieces. They had to create and build an object[Read more...]



East High Street Elementary celebrates “Dot Day”

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

September 22, 2016- The students and faculty of East High Street Elementary School held a school-wide celebration of Dot Day on Sept. 15 by reading Peter Reynolds acclaimed children’s book, The Dot. Starting in 2009, a group of educators began celebrating International Dot Day — a day for classes to explore the story’s powerful themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression. The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way by challenging her to make her mark through self discovery and creativity. As part of the celebration and in addition to reading[Read more...]



EAHS September students of the month named

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

September 22, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Reiner and Braydon Shuck were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Reiner and Shuck were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Reiner is the daughter of Mike and Colleen Reiner of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Reiner holds leadership roles in numerous school programs including being a co-chair of the Mini-THON, a member of student council, class treasurer, stage director for the fall play, and captain of the tennis team.  She’s also[Read more...]