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GEARS News September 25
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8th Annual Fall Festival             GEARS will be holding its 8th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 2pm at the Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.  The event is sponsored by J.T. Herres Dental Solutions and Albright & Thiry Orthodontic, and the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. The Fall Festival offers a variety of activities for all ages.  We will once again have ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of September 28
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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]

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September 19, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Kraskewicz and David Buckwalter were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Kraskewicz and Buckwalter were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Kraskewicz is the daughter of John and Christin of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National ...[more]

GEARS News September 18
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BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program. Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through the end of January. Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9. Draft day for boys in grades 3-4 ...[more]

Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For October 20
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September 13, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School will induct 2 former student-athletes and one coach into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 20 at a special ceremony. To be enshrined that day will be Jenna Ahern (Class of 2006) and Janelle Garber (Class of 2006), as well as retired long-time teacher and wrestling coach Mike Sernoffsky. The day will ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of September 14
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Thursday, September 14: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:00am Bingo buddies with Preschool class, 10:30am Craft class,12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chicken cobb sandwich, noodle soup, pineapples. Friday, September 15: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study and/or Crazy 8 card Game, 11am Just Saying- Game, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Party. Lunch will be: mushroom Swiss Burger, Hot German Potato Salad, Baked Beans, ...[more]

Gears News September 11
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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, Sept 23-Nov 18 (excluding 10/21). Preschool (ages 4-5) is from 9:10-9:40 am ...[more]

Upcoming Young Center events
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  LECTURE A Glimpse of Life in the Dawdihaus CLAIRE MARIE MENSACK Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Hoover 212 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 ...[more]

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On  November 30, 2015 the Elizabethtown Police Department received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in which the victim reported her wallet containing various credit cards had been removed from her vehicle. As a result of the investigation, it was learned that the suspect attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards at several businesses in Elizabethtown.  ...[more]

Pistol course
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The Conewago Rod and Gun Club will conduct a Basic Pistol Course on Sunday, September 17, 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 September 7
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Thursday, September 7: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:30am Poker-for fun or Canasta, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chicken salad sandwich, pasta florentine soup, peaches. Friday, September 8: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study and Rummi-Kub, 11am Office of Aging Services, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Party. Lunch will be: Pollock, potatoes, coleslaw, pears. Monday, September 11: sub orders are due! 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am ...[more]

GEARS News August 28
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Heartsaver CPR American Heart Association course for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory or other requirements. Course also meets OSHA requirements. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. Ages 14+. Class will meet Tuesday, September 12 from 6-8 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Middle School ...[more]

Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night at EASD
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  August 23, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its annual Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bear Creek School. This special evening is for families with children in grades 4 through 6 who have an interest in signing up for the school’s band or orchestra program. Instrumental teachers Mrs. Phyllis Emery and ...[more]

GEARS News August 21
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  Discover Dance   Class is designed to encourage younger children in a fun way to express themselves through creative movement and ballet. Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility. Class is on Monday, Sept 11-Oct 16, from 5:45-6:30 pm for ages 3-4 and from 6:30-7:15 pm for ages 5-6. Shaye DiPasquale will instruct. Class will be held ...[more]

GEARS News August 14
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  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 ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 17
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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 ...[more]

featuredimage Dr. Jason Potts approved as assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area High School
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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 ...[more]

GEARS News August 7
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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 ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 10
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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]

Senior Center activities week of August 3
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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]


Senior Center activities week of July 20
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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]


GEARS News July 10
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Tennis Camps Youth Tennis Camp - Participants will focus on building tennis fundamentals with emphasis on the FUN! At least two different courts will provide quality instruction for all skill levels. Camp will focus on learning proper techniques, while cultivating a love of the sport through drills and games. Time is from 5:30-7 pm. Ages 8-12 Teen Tennis Camp – Participants will ...[more]

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Bear Creek Students To Participate In Cubes In Space
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  July 5, 2017- Two students from the Bear Creek School School will be participating in the Cubes in Space 2017 program. Cubes in Space, a program by idoodledu inc., in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEAM-based experiments for ...[more]


GEARS News July 5
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Girls Basketball Camp           Attention future Lady BEARS Basketball Players!  Camp is under the direction of John Myers, Elizabethtown Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game. Coaches will stress the basics of dribbling, shooting, passing, etc. Come ready to learn and improve. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Camp t-shirt included in fee. For girls ...[more]


14U Travel Baseball College Showcase Tryout Announcement
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The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox 14U travel baseball team (Class of 2022-2023) will be holding tryouts for their Fall 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 college showcase team.  All those looking to tryout must complete a prospect form located at midatlanticredsox.net for an invitation.   Tryouts will be held: Tuesday, July 18th and Monday, July 31st 6:00 pm (Registration at 5:30 PM) Creek View Park South (Legion ...[more]


PPL Foundation Helping People and Communities in Lancaster, South Central Pa.
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (June 28, 2017) — Building confidence and learning new skills can take many forms, including building your own bicycle. To that end, the PPL Foundation has announced a $25,000 grant for the Earn-A-Bike program at The Common Wheel in Lancaster to support six 5-week sessions of hands-on mechanical courses for children. Two of the six courses will be girls’ ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of July 6
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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]


Londonderry Township to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks, the Smokin’ Gunnz & The New Holland Band!
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  Londonderry Twp. (June 22, 2017) -  On Saturday, July 1, 2017 Londonderry Township will present the 9th Annual “Stars & Stripes Salute” at Sunset Park with the festivities getting underway at 7:00pm. Admission and parking is free. Williams Concessions will be at both locations. Under the theme of “One Night. One Nation. One Celebration!”, this year’s festivities will kick off with ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of June 29
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  Thursday, June 29: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Share your Wedding Pictures, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: salisbury steak, potato, coleslaw, mixed fruit. Friday, June 30: no AM walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Would you Rather? 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: sausage, potatoes, beans, cookie. Monday, July 3: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am I Love America ...[more]

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Principal Named for Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools
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June 22, 2016- The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved Amanda Baxter as the principal for Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools. She will replace Greg Kiehl, who has accepted a position to become the Director of Elementary Education for the Donegal School District. Baxter was hired following an extensive search process that involved a series of interviews ...[more]


GEARS News June 22
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  Movies at the Fairgrounds              GEARS and Richard Knowlton Dental Associates presents Movies at the Fairgrounds.  Bring the family out and experience the drive-in theater atmosphere without the car!  Movies begin at dusk at the Elizabethtown Fair Amphitheater, 900 East High Street, Elizabethtown.  No admission fee. Giveaways every night! Refreshments will be sold. The movie line-up is Tuesday, July 11 (Moana) and ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of June 22
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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]

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Local education foundation receives check from Masonic Village at Elizabethtown
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June 12, 2017- The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation to benefit the foundation’s educational classroom grant program. Over the past eighth years, the Masonic Village has gifted the foundation $135,000 for its grant program. The foundation’s educational classroom grant program awards funds to Elizabethtown Area School District teachers for creative ...[more]

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EAHS June students of the month named
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June 7, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Molly Hill and Dean McBride were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for June. Hill and McBride were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Hill is the daughter of David and Cyndi Hill of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted into the prestigious ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of June 15
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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]


GEARS News June 5
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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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 19-July 5. Level III/IV/V is from 8-8:40 am. Level ...[more]


Elizabethtown Area High School seniors honored at awards banquet
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  May 31, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School held its annual senior awards banquet for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, May 24 at Elizabethtown Area High School. At the ceremony, 77 members of the senior class were honored with 70 scholarships and awards. The following is a listing of the awards and scholarships presented to the students: American Legion - Conewago ...[more]


Etown Community Cupboard recipient of Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs food drive
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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 ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of June 1
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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 ...[more]

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EAHS Students To Participate In NASA’s ‘Cubes In Space’
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  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 ...[more]