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Elizabethtown Area High School writers honored for excellence

Feb 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 28, 2017-Elizabethtown Area High School senior Aparna Paul, junior Erin Kraskewicz, and freshman Anna DeGoede were each awarded a “Silver Key” in the 2017 Lancaster County Regional Scholastic Writing Awards sponsored by the Lancaster County Library. Paul was honored for her Critical Essay (Doing the Wrong Thing for the Right Reasons: A Story of Morality), Kraskewicz for her poetry collection (Boys & Girls), and DeGoede for her Personal Essay/Memoir (Turn on the Light). The prestigious recognition program provides an avenue for students in local middle and high schools to express themselves through writing. The student entries were judged at[Read more...]

GEARS News February 28

Feb 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  Elizabethtown Boys Middle School Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Middle School Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 7 & 8.  This program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices and games.  The season will start March 13 and go through late May on Monday-Friday with practices and games on Elizabethtown Area High School Field #2. For more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355.   Elizabethtown Girls Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Lacrosse Club for girls in grades 3-5 & 6-8.  This program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices for grades[Read more...]

Do Names Matter?

Feb 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

What’s in a name, said the Bard? Well, if you call yourself Integrity Bank, you’d better make sure your operations are on the up and up. But the pressure proved to be too much, and they succumbed. In 2013, two bank executives and a third person were sentenced for “their roles in a conspiracy to commit bribery and bank fraud, insider trading and tax evasion.”(1)  Five years later, Integrity Bank went under. That was the bad Integrity Bank, based in Georgia. Here, in Pennsylvania, we continue to have our own Integrity Bank with branches in York and Lancaster. A disaster[Read more...]


Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 24, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School is pleased to announce it will hold its sixth annual student-run Four Diamonds Mini-THON on Friday Mar. 10 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. Mini-THON is a twelve-hour event patterned after Penn State’s THON in which approximately 320 high school student dancers will remain on their feet for the entire twelve hours. This year’s theme is “Wild For A Cure.” All of the money raised through the Elizabethtown Area High School Mini-THON will go to support the Four Diamonds, an organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer. The “Light of Hope”[Read more...]

Opinion: More White Puzzle Pieces

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Elizabethtown College recently made national news. The college’s democratic club promoted a program to spread awareness of the idea of white privilege. The story was picked up nationally and internationally.  Not surprisingly, it elicited quite a bit of response. Ever in the mix, The Elizabethtown Journal posted a submission by a reader and local columnist concerning the matter. I made a comment on the submission.  This article is an extension of that comment: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” Cooler hands would serve us well and we must avoid cutting the heads off parking meters. Sides have been[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of March 2

Feb 24th, 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, March 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Shuffleboard and Rings, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: hot dog, potatoes, sauerkraut, brownie. Friday, March 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am[Read more...]

Announcement from the Elizabethtown Advocate

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

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Senior Center to offer 2 programs

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Creative Arts in Aging- Everyone has a story to tell. Is yours funny? Sweet? Memorable? Did you ever come eye to eye with big game or meet a celebrity?  Julie and Barnaby Holmes, professional storytellers, will guide you through creating, organizing, and recording your special story. This program is sponsored by the Pa Department of Aging, the PA Council of Arts, Central PA pARTnership at Millersville University and Lancaster County Office of Aging. Classes will be held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11am beginning March 7 through May 9.  There is no cost but registration is[Read more...]

Diabetes Program to Offer Free Classes

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown, PA  – Quality Insights’ Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is partnering with Elizabethtown Area Senior Center to provide free diabetes education in Elizabethtown and surrounding areas. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is administered by Quality Insights in Pennsylvania as well as Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and West Virginia.  The program offers free classes that are open to people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers. The classes are designed to help participants take control of their diabetes and change their life. Individuals with pre-diabetes can also[Read more...]

EAHS students win regional STEM competition

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 22, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently won first place in the PA Governor’s STEM Competition. The gold-medal winning team was comprised of seniors Madison Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, Simon Munyan, Aparna Paul, and Kaitlyn Welch. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. The corresponding competition was open to all high school students throughout the Commonwealth an dis designed to expose students to STEM-associated jobs, skills, and concepts. Each participating school could enter a team of five students that was challenged with devising a solution to a real-world problem relevant to making the quality of[Read more...]