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Etown Community Cupboard recipient of Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs food drive

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

During the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) Annual Conference in May, attendees donated more than 500 food and other non-perishable items to the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown Borough, Lancaster County. The Boroughs Feeding Borough Families Community Food Drive was conceived by Elizabethtown Mayor Chuck Mummert. Mummert, who is also PSAB’s President, selected the theme of Service With Integrity as his year-long platform. As such, he wanted service to be a part of the conference agenda. He also challenged officials throughout the state to go back to their home communities and organize a similar event to maximize the impact. “Food[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of June 1

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

Thursday, June 1: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Glenn Hough, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: beef stroganoff, peas & carrots, applesauce. Friday, June 2: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Just Saying-Old Sayings, 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: salmon, rice, peas, pears. Monday, June 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: mushroom swiss burger, potato salad, baked beans, brownie. Tuesday, June 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am EMS Services. Lunch will be: turkey sausage minestrone, green beans, fruit. Wednesday, June 7: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Chair Exercise, 10am[Read more...]

EAHS Students To Participate In NASA’s ‘Cubes In Space’

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  May 23, 2017- Five students from Elizabethtown Area High School will be participating in NASA’s Cubes in Space 2017 program. Cubes in Space is a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) competition that encourages students ages 11-18 to submit experiments for launch into space. The students were selected from more than 600 experiments submitted world-wide from 39 countries. Cubes in Space 2017 selected 160 experiments designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the and the United States of America. The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in late June[Read more...]

GEARS News May 22

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

  Yoga Classes Offered             Gentle/Beginner Yoga -  Learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breathe and body connection are introduced and emphasized. This is a slow and mindful class for any fitness level. Please bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, June 8-July 28, from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga -  Vinyasa flow style yoga featuring mind, breathe and body connection. Build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow and balance. Detoxifying, strengthening and lengthening of the muscles will be achieved. Previous yoga experience is a plus[Read more...]

Elementary band concert May 25

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

May 18, 2017- The Bear Creek School band will take to the stage on Thursday, May 25 to present its annual spring concert. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bear Creek School and is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the fourth grade band, combined fifth and sixth grade band, and the Bear Creek School jazz band, as well as some smaller ensembles. The bands will be under the direction of Bear Creek School jazz music teacher Phyllis Emery. The fourth grade band will be performing Band Room Boogie, Primus, and The Quest.[Read more...]

GEARS News May 15

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

2017 Camp Ladybug  GEARS, in cooperation with the Elizabethtown Area Services for Special Needs, are proud to sponsor this year’s Camp Ladybug. Camp will run Monday-Friday, June 19-July 28 (excluding July 4) from 9 am to 12 noon at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park Pavilion #5. Camp is free to GEARS members ($20 NM). This program is a camp for individuals that may be mentally delayed and/or physically challenged ages 6+. The purpose of Camp Ladybug is to provide a fun atmosphere where the campers may participate in socialization skills and recreational activities. Many activities and special events have been[Read more...]

GEARS News May 8

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program GEARS is hosting a 4-hour refresher course for people who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course.  This course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in PA.  All participants MUST bring evidence of previous course completion to receive certificate.  Participants must bring a valid PA driver’s license.  Ages 50+.  Class is on Tuesday, May 24 from 2-6 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown).  Art Rettew will instruct the class. Registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP member and[Read more...]

Teen drivers hear about the perils of distracted driving

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 4, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School juniors and seniors heard a firsthand account of the tragic consequences that can come with distracted driving. In a school-wide assembly for the two grade levels, Karen Brezitski shared her deeply emotional story about the day her eight-year old son Owen was struck and killed by a distracted teen driver in March 2011. In a solemn but attentive auditorium, more than 600 students heard the progression of events that led to the unthinkable and tragic events that occurred on St. Patrick’s Day six years ago. They listened as Brezitski shared with her the[Read more...]

EASD chess team takes home team and individual awards

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

May 4, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District chess team placed fourth out of ten private and public schools in the Friendship Chess League Tournament. Now in its 43rd year, the Friendship Chess League is open to students in grades 5-8. The team played in four regular season matchers and two playoff matches to earn its fourth place finish. The team is comprised of students from the Bear Creek School and Elizabethtown Area Middle School chess clubs. Team members include, in board order, Carson Brantley, John McGovern, Logan Conrad, Seth Oltmans, Luke Risser, Andrew Nye, Emily Kline, Patrick Boyer, Josh[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of May 11

May 5th, 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, May 11: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Guess Whodonnit?, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: tuna sandwich, broccoli soup, fresh fruit. Friday, May 12: 8:30-9:30am walking,[Read more...]