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Archive for January 2017

NPR’s Michele Norris at Elizabethtown College Feb. 28–Former ‘All Things Considered’ co-host discusses ‘Race Card Project’

Jan 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

This a rescheduled event. When Michele Norris took a break from co-hosting National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” in 2012, she spent considerable time traveling the country developing “The Race Card Project.” The initiative asked people to share thoughts on little black postcards as a means of starting a conversation about race. Norris quickly realized, however, that she didn’t need to give people this incentive. All along the path of her book tour—for “The Grace of Silence: A Memoir” written in 2010—those who came out to hear her story wound up sharing their own. “I asked people to think about[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of January 19

Jan 12th, 2017 | 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 19: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Family Feud Game, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chef salad, noodle soup, peaches. Friday, January 20: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College announces Martin Luther King Day events

Jan 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Tuesday 1/17: Speaker: Rev. H. Dean Trulear, associate professor of applied theology, Howard University 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the KAV Rev. H. Dean Trulear, associate professor of applied theology, Howard University, was named a “Leading with Conviction Fellow” for 2017 by JustLeadership USA, the nation’s premier institution for formerly incarcerated community leaders. Through his research and activism he has been named a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C.,  and served as a consultant to the Faith and Families portfolio of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In 2014, he was named as one of the[Read more...]

GEARS News January 9

Jan 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Splash Bash              Join GEARS for a “Splash Bash” at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, January 20, 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. Discover Dance   Class is designed to encourage younger children in a fun way to express themselves through creative movement and ballet. Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility. Class is[Read more...]

Local college institutes instant replay

Jan 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

A central Pennsylvania college has become the first in the nation to institute within classroom instant replay (WCIR).  WCIR is a program to intercept harmful or biased speech (HBS) on campus and to help adjudicate violations concerning the proscription of such speech.  HBS is defined as any speech that results in the perception by a student of material or emotional harm or any speech which the student deems marginalizes their moral, political or religious views. The aforementioned definition stands as the sole guideline in the adjudication of WCIR matters and no detailed protocols for the interpretation of harmful or biased[Read more...]

GEARS News January 3

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

American Red Cross Learn To Swim Classes              This program provides opportunities for achievement and allows smooth transition between levels of instruction for ages 4 and older.  Activities offered at every level stimulate interest and motivate participants to advance to the next level of instruction.  Classes are on Saturdays, January 14-March 4. Preschool (ages 4-5) is from 9:10-9:40 am (A) and 9:45-10:15 am (B). Level I is from 10:20-10:50 am (C), Level II from 10:55-11:25 am (D). Level III is from 11:30-12:10 pm and Level IV/V is from 12:15-12:55 pm (E). Classes are at the Masonic Village Patton Pool (One[Read more...]