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GEARS News August 14

Aug 14th, 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, Sept 7-Oct 19, 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[Read more...]



Our Men in Moscow

Aug 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page

President Trump thanked Putin for expelling 755 American diplomats from Russia. He said Putin was helping him reduce the US government’s payroll. For this candid and appreciative statement, he was pilloried by the mainstream media. (1) But we in the debunking corner are more clear eyed about the efficacy of Trump’s words. Imagine how other countries will now react. To get into Trump’s good books, all they have to do is expel American diplomats from their capitals. Foe or friend—it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that Trump will not have to undertake the distasteful task of firing people himself—he[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of August 17

Aug 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, August 17: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Pennies from Heaven, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: sweet sausage, potatoes, beans, cookie. Friday, August 18: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 10am Bible Study, 11am Jokes and Riddles, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Party. Lunch will be: Salisbury steak, potato, coleslaw, fruit salad. Monday, August 21: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: kielbasa sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, corn, brownie. Tuesday, August 22: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am National Honey Day Activities, 1pm Advisory Council.  Lunch will be: southwestern chicken wrap, vegetable barley soup, apricots. Wednesday,[Read more...]



Dr. Jason Potts approved as assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area High School

Aug 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

August 9, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Jason Potts as an assistant principal at Elizabethtown Area High School. Dr. Potts replaces Dr. Lyn Shaffer who accepted a position with the Cumberland Valley School District. Dr. Potts was hired following an extensive search and interview process. The interview team was comprised of district and school administrators, teachers, and school board members. Dr. Potts has more than 16 years in education, the last two as an assistant principal at the SciTech campus of John Harris High School in Harrisburg. Dr. Potts has significant experience facilitating[Read more...]



GEARS News August 7

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

GEARS FALL 2017 BROCHURE IS COMING GEARS has put together a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages in its Fall 2017 Brochure.  GEARS members should receive a copy in their mailbox within the next few weeks! Members can begin to register when they receive their brochure.  Registration is accepted online at www.GetintoGEARS.org, by phone (367-0355) or fax (367-4138) with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card, by walk in or mail in at 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA  17022.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Some classes/programs fill quickly.  Don’t fall behind;[Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of August 10

Aug 1st, 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, August 10: Elizabethtown Ministerium visits! 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Bonnie’s Kids, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chef salad, wedding soup, pears. Friday, August 11: 8:30-9:30am[Read more...]



The Return of the Return of the Unidentified Man: UM 3.0

Aug 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

The saga continues. Two of our venerable reporters have once again picked up the scent of the most curious character that our reporting staff has ever encountered.  I speak of the Unidentified Man, of course. The saga began six years ago when the two reporters were foraging for food near the Conewago Trail. That activity was not uncommon due to their meager salaries.  While Stalking the Wild Asparagus they  had their first encounter with the Unidentified Man.  That encounter was documented in EJ in 2011.  What they found was an aging Gump-like character who watched Fox News exclusively, used an[Read more...]