Many, perhaps most, of our neighbors have witnessed or been involved in interesting or notable activities throughout their lifetimes. Even though we may encounter them walking their pets, at the grocery store, or elsewhere in Etown; most of us are unaware of their stories. This page is intended to chronicle these stories about our neighbors’ experiences. You are invited to participate in this effort either by providing a story idea or contributing your own story here.
This story is one in a series profiling local residents. Andrew Murtagh is a resident of Mt. Joy. He is a clinical sales representative for an international medical device company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. An entrepreneur with a love of technology and innovation, he’s also a lifelong student of science, philosophy, ...[more]
There’s a new sweets shop in downtown Elizabethtown. Nana’s Sweet Treats is located at 11 South Market Street in Elizabethtown. It is owned and operated by sisters Brenda Shields and Deb Wright of Columbia, Pennsylvania. Brenda and Deb grew up in Frostburg in the hills of Western Maryland. Deb moved to Mt. Joy in 1980 and Brenda in 1987. Brenda ...[more]
The former Roth’s furniture building has been vacant since the furniture store owner’s death a few years ago, save a brief period in which it was occupied by a short-lived retailer. Soon the building will be home to the Shoppes on Market, a multi-vendor retail consortium. Leading this endeavor is Dolores Reidenbach. She has over 25 years of business experience ...[more]
Lately in Elizabethtown there have been frequent sightings of a stocky man walking purposively down the street, seemingly lost in thought, and wearing a coat and tie and a distinctive black fedora. If you have ventured out recently, you too may have made this sighting. That man is Dan Robrish. He is the publisher, editor, and primary writer of Elizabethtown’s ...[more]
When one walks along or drives down Market Street, it is difficult to ignore a large commercial van parked on the east side of the road between the post office and the Lynden Gallery. On the side of the truck, painted in bold letters is “University of Pizza”. This is the answer to the question, “Why is the van there?” ...[more]
J’s Sweet Treats and J’s Sweet Treats Ice Cream Parlor is located on the Southeast corner of the Elizabethtown Square. It is one of several new food-related businesses in Elizabethtown. The owner is Jody Viers Stapler. Jodi grew up in Elizabethtown. She has been an entertainer since her childhood. During her childhood years, she performed at the Fulton Opera House, ...[more]