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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 ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of March 2
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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 ...[more]

featuredimage Announcement from the Elizabethtown Advocate
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Senior Center to offer 2 programs
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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 ...[more]

Diabetes Program to Offer Free Classes
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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 ...[more]

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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 ...[more]

featuredimage In this week’s (February 16) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)
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The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold for 50 cents from vending racks at these places: In front of the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) In front of the Elizabethtown post office At the Elizabethtown train station In front of American Legion Post 329, 240 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown In front of the Bainbridge Inn, 5 N. Front St., Bainbridge In front ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of February 23
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Thursday, February 23: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Chuck Mummert, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheese omelet, sausage, potatoes, orange. Friday, February 24: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Town Meeting, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Party.  Lunch will be: fish sandwich, potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit. Monday, February 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, ...[more]

EAMS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll
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February 13, 2017- Dr. Nate Frank, principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, and Michael Pericci, assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll they are required to attain a 92% average overall with no grade lower than 83% in any subject ...[more]

featuredimage E-town Third Grader to be Published as Part of Newspaper In Education Contest
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February 13, 2017- Congratulations to Mill Road Elementary School third grader Chasmina Mendoza for winning first place in Lancaster Newspaper’s Design an Ad contest. Her ad will be featured in Lancaster Newspapers 2017 Newspaper In Education week issue. The contest recognized local students for creating an advertisement for a specific business using instructions from the advertiser. Mendoza designed an ad ...[more]

featuredimage Five EAHS Students Take Part In District Orchestra Festival
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  February 13, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School orchestra students Samuel Becker, Sean Brown, Mayelin Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, and Ethan Schneider recently joined over 100 other talented local student-musicians to form the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Orchestra ensemble.  Selection to the orchestra was highly competitive involving talented student musicians from schools located in central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, ...[more]

GEARS News February 13
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Doubles Volleyball Tournaments              GEARS Recreation will host a Men’s and Women’s Doubles Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, February 25 at 8:30 am with divisions of Open, AA/A & BB.  Open division will receive cash awards for 1st place and AA/A & BB division will receive volleyball merchandise.  There also is a coed doubles tournament on Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 am ...[more]

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Senior Center activities week of February 16
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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 ...[more]

EAHS ’77 class reunion
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The planning team for the 40th High School Reunion for the Elizabethtown Area High School Class of 1977 will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Timbers in Mt. Joy!  To receive your invitation, please send your contact information to include email, mailing address and cell phone to either Ed Brandt, 100 North Road, Wilmington, DE 19809 or ...[more]

Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools hold “Souper Bowls”
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February 7, 2017- Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools recently held their annual "Souper Bowl" food drives to benefit the local food bank. The food drives are timed to coincide each year with National Football League’s Super Bowl and helps to restock the shelves of the local food pantry after the holiday season. The school-wide community service project teaches students ...[more]

featuredimage E-town High School FFA Member Earns Keystone Degree
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February 6, 2017- At this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show, Elizabethtown Area High School senior Taylor Halbleib was presented with Keystone FFA Degree. The Keystone FFA Degree is the highest award given by the Pennsylvania FFA Association. It is presented to FFA Members within the Commonwealth who have shown outstanding achievement within FFA (Future Farmers of America). High school seniors who have ...[more]

GEARS News February 6
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Elizabethtown Heroes vs Legends Join us for the 5th Annual Heroes vs Legends benefit basketball game. Players will include EASD faculty members and coaches, former E-town Bear and Blue Jay basketball stars and other local community members. The night will include audience participation, give aways, contests and an entertaining basketball game. Game is on Friday, February 24 at 7 pm in ...[more]

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership announces the Home & Money Fair
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Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership(LHOP) is announcing the Home & Money Fair. Join us on April 1st, at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA from 10am to 2pm. The Fair is a free, one-stop-shop event for anyone in our community to attend and learn about information/resources with regard to: Buying/or selling a home, renting a property, ...[more]

EAHS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll
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February 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School principal Maura Hobson, assistant principal Robert Crick, and assistant principal Dr. Lyn Shaffer have announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll they are required to attain a minimum non-weighted grade point average (GPA) of 94% with no grade lower than ...[more]

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EAMS students take part in local Band Fest
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February 2, 2017- Nine Elizabethtown Area Middle School band students recently took part in the 2017 Lebanon Valley College Middle School band festival. The students, all seventh graders, were selected based on their teacher’s recommendation for demonstrating outstanding musicianship. The students were Allison Evans, flute; Samantha Ippolito, oboe; Julia Sikora, clarinet; Will Kreider, tenor sax; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Madelyn Weeks, ...[more]

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Elizabethtown Area Middle School students participate in Future City competition
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  February 2, 2017- Sixteen students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently took part in the 2017 Future City Competition in mid-January. This project-based learning program challenged students to imagine what a city should and could look like to make their future a better place. The Future City Competition was held at the state museum in Harrisburg and challenged the students to ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of February 9
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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 ...[more]


Upcoming Young Center events
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  A Glimpse of Life in the  Dawdihaus CLAIRE MARIE MENSACK Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. Hoover 110 In collectivist cultures such as the Amish, aging family members often remain at home or near the main family dwelling in what is known as the Dawdihaus. The desire to move into the Dawdihaus and the assumption of greater household roles by the adult children is not ...[more]

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EAHS students win at local SkillsUSA competition
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January 31, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School placed first in the Health Care Program category of the Lancaster County Career and Technical Center’s Skills USA State Competition. The award-winning students are seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Morgan Walters, and Jacey Kauffman. Based on their standing at the local level, the team qualified to take part ...[more]


Attention high school students: Governor’s School for Global and International Studies
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PITTSBURGH—High school students across Pennsylvania have the opportunity to apply to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies—a free, four-week program at the University of Pittsburgh that introduces young people to the study of international affairs. Applications may be submitted to the Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, 4100 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15260 and postmarked ...[more]

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EAHS Students Perform at All-County Music Festival
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January 30, 2017- Fifteen students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the 2017 Lancaster Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) All County Band Festival. The concert was held at Cocalico High School under the direction of Dr. M. Gregory Martin, Associate Director of Band at West Chester University (wind ensemble) and Chief Warrant Officer Don Carlson of the 29th Division ...[more]


GEARS News January 30
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  Intro to Facebook & Social Media              This course will get you started with using Facebook an dother social media tools. Topics include creating an account, adjusting privacy setting, adding friends and using pictures. We will cover some basic do’s and don’t’s. This course is designed for the beginner. A valid email account is required to sign up for an account. ...[more]


Conewago Rod and Gun Club offers basic pistol course
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The Conewago Rod and Gun Club will conduct a Basic Pistol Course on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the organization’s clubhouse, 1483 Turnpike Road Elizabethtown. The Basic Pistol Course is designed for individuals who have limited or no experience with a handgun. The eight-hour course will teach beginning shooters the fundamental skills needed to own and use a handgun safely and ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of February 2
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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 ...[more]


ThermalTech Engineering opening a branch office in Elizabethtown
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Cincinnati, OH - January 23, 2017 -   ThermalTech Engineering is opening of a branch office in Elizabethtown, PA.  It will provide local support to their clients located in the Northeast. Over the last seven years, ThermalTech has successfully delivered multiple projects to manufacturing companies in the area.  Newly promoted Principal, Joel Westrup, relocated from Cincinnati to Elizabethtown to lead the ...[more]


GEARS News January 23
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 Acro/Ballet Class      A creative movement class that incorporates techniques of ballet and gymnastics. Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, and flexibility. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. Class is on ...[more]


Final two Shakespeare films
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In association with the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare exhibit that took place this past November at Elizabethtown College, the College’s High Library and the Office of International Student Services offers a Shakespeare-inspired film festival featuring an international array of film adaptations.  All films are free and take place at 7 p.m. in the College’s Gibble Auditorium.   “Chimes ...[more]

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EAHS January students of the month named
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January 20, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Sydney DePoto and Simon Munyan were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for January. DePoto and Munyan were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. DePoto is the daughter of Joe and Lori DePoto of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of January 26
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Thursday, January 26: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Shuffleboard and Rings, 11am Town Meeting, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: turkey and swiss sandwich, cheesy broccoli soup, fresh fruit. Friday, January 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Winter Fun Games, 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: Pollock, potatoes, salad, peach crisp. Monday, January 30: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am ...[more]


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


Senior Center activities week of January 19
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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 ...[more]


Elizabethtown College announces Martin Luther King Day events
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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 ...[more]


GEARS News January 9
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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 ...[more]


GEARS News January 3
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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 ...[more]