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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]

featuredimage 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]

GEARS News May 22
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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, June 8-July 28, from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga ...[more]

Elementary band concert May 25
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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 ...[more]

GEARS News May 15
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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 ...[more]

GEARS News May 8
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  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.  ...[more]

Teen drivers hear about the perils of distracted driving
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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 ...[more]

EASD chess team takes home team and individual awards
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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 ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of May 11
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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 Talented young musicians perform at PMEA Stringfest
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May 3, 2017- Twelve students from the Elizabethtown Area School District recently took part in the PMEA District 7 Youth Stringfest held at Central Dauphin East Middle School. Participants were from the Bear Creek School and included violinists Stephanie De Jesus, Sophia Finch, Munia Kamal, Emma Martin, and Sydney Pawling; violists Priscilla Domines, Allison Herr, Taryn Hummer, and Taylor Krebs; ...[more]

featuredimage EAHS students place second at state-wide SkillsUSA competition
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  May 2, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on their first ...[more]

featuredimage EASD Salutes Retiring Staff
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May 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District recently held its 2017 Staff Recognition and Retirement Banquet. In total, seven retiring faculty members and five retiring support professionals were saluted for their dedication and service to the district. The retirees were Vicki Diodato, Lori Dolan, Rhonda Friese, Kathryn Hall, Doris Lockard, Dr. Sherry Kreamer, Gayle Navratil, Linda Pickel, Joellen Placeway, Deborah Purcell, ...[more]

featuredimage E-Town takes on the nation’s best in prestigious We The People Competition
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May 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School recently represented Pennsylvania in the national We the People finals in our nation’s capital. The team qualified based on winning the state championship for an amazing seventh year in a row. The culminating event at the national finals involved the top schools from around the country competing on Capitol Hill in the Congressional ...[more]

featuredimage Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition
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  May 1, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Lancaster Mennonite High School in the third round of the WGAL-Welspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Aparna Paul (captain), Simon Munyan, Leah Stern, Conor Larison, ...[more]

featuredimage EAHS earns birth into state Science Olympiad
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April 27, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the regional Science Olympiad tournament held at Millersville University. The team took part in 23 total events in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, and science writing. The team earned a birth in the state tournament by placing fifth out of a field of ...[more]

featuredimage EAHS students place second at state-wide SkillsUSA competition
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April 26, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on their ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of May 4
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Thursday, May 4: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Making Your Wishes Known-Joan Groh, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chef salad, wedding soup, pears. Friday, May 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Trivia w/Vaughn, 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: BBQ beef ribette, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, brownie. Monday, May 8: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Activity ...[more]

featuredimage E-town cheerleaders selected to Big 33 football classic
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April 25, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior cheerleaders Morgan Walters and Taylor Zerphey have been chosen to cheer for Pennsylvania at the 60th annual Big 33 football game. The prestigious all-star game will be played on June 17 at Speed Ebersole Stadium in Harrisburg and pits players from the Commonwealth against all-stars from Maryland. To be selected to the team, ...[more]

EASD Announces Third Marking Period Honor Roll
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April 25, 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 third 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]


GEARS News April 24
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BEARS Basketball Program BEARS Boys Basketball Clinic is for players who want to further their skills through drill work and games. Coaches will emphasize a fun atmosphere while building players skills and confidence on the court. Fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting will be the focus. Grades 4-6. Program is on Sundays, May 7-July 30 (excluding May 21 & 28) from ...[more]


Bainbridge Elementary to hold community celebration
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April 21, 2017- Bainbridge Elementary School will hold a Community Celebration on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. The program will honor and celebrate the 83-year history of the school ahead of the major renovation project set to begin in June that will transform the building into a 21st-century learning center. The commemoration is free and open to the community and ...[more]

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Elizabethtown Borough Announces 14th Annual Arts in the Park Event
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Elizabethtown, PA – The 14th Annual Arts in the Park celebration will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held in Community Park in the heart of Elizabethtown. The event is held outside, rain or shine.  The popular children’s area will offer free activities for kids of all ages. Over ...[more]


Bear Creek School Orchestra Concert Set For May 2
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April 18, 2017- The Bear Creek School orchestra will perform a free concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Bear Creek School. The concert will feature the beginning and advanced orchestras from the school. The beginning orchestra will play a variety of music including The Abandoned Funhouse by Brian Balmages. Other selections will be Cabbage Shoo, Rocky Mountain, ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of April 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]


EAHS students to be inducted Into National Technical Honor Society
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April 11, 2017- Ten students from Elizabethtown Area High School have met the requirements for induction into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Local chapters of the NTHS celebrate career and technology center students for academic achievement and a commitment to learning. The NTHS’s mission is to recognize student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for ...[more]


GEARS News April 10
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SAT Prep Course Offered              This course is an essential step to help you reach your college admission goals.  The course is 10 hours of instruction by Beth Wagner who is a qualified, experienced and certified teacher.  It will familiarize students with the test directions, the types of questions and teach necessary skills for SAT success in math, reading and writing.  ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of April 13
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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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EAHS students win big at local science fair
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April 6, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School students recently competed in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair. Senior Aparna Paul took home one of the top honors when she was named senior champion for her project that tested ways to detect E. coli bacteria. As senior champion, Paul will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's ...[more]


Sertoma Club of Lancaster Will Host Largest U.S. Chicken Barbecue: May 20 event will support Long’s Park and community programs
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LANCASTER (Apr. 3, 2017) – The Sertoma Club of Lancaster will host the nation’s largest chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 20, at Long’s Park in Lancaster. The barbecue, now in its 65th year, has raised $1.7 million for beautification, maintenance and construction at the park since the event began in 1953. Other beneficiaries of the barbecue’s 2017 proceeds will be Compass Mark’s Kids ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of April 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]

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Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition
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 March 29, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Cedar Cliff High School in the second round of the WGAL-Welspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Sunday, April 23 at 12 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Aparna Paul (captain), Simon Munyan, Leah Stern, Conor Larison, ...[more]

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EAHS student claims prize at National History Day competition
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March 28, 2017- Students from the Elizabethtown School District recently took part in the National History Day (NHD) regional competition at Manheim Central High School. High school sophomore Ryan Minnich continued Elizabethtown’s string of awards and recognition at the competition by placing third in the Senior Individual Research Paper category. Also taking part in the program was eighth graders Daisy ...[more]


EAHS Band to Perform Spring Concert
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  March 28, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area High School band will perform its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the high school auditorium and is open to the public free of charge. Performing on this evening of music will be the high school’s concert band, Ursa Major ensemble, and jazz band, ...[more]


GEARS News March 27
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2017 EGGSTRAVAGANZA GEARS will be holding its annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt on April 8th starting at 10am at the Elizabethtown Community Park at the Fun Fort.  The egg hunt is free for kids 12 and under.  There will other activates including inflatable moon bounce, balloon artist, activities, concession and more.  There will be an adult egg hunt for $5 with prizes! This ...[more]

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Brandon Little makes Eagle Scout
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  Brendon Cole Little, of Boy Scout Troop 66, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown.  Brendon is the son of Dawn and Ryan Little of Elizabethtown. Only two percent of Scouts attain this highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout ...[more]


Senior Center week of March 30
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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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EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival
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March 23, 2017- Thee students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Band 7 Festival. Eleventh grader Carissa Warren (French horn) and tenth graders Jared Wolf (alto saxophone) and Ryan Kruft (Euphonium) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. F. David Romines, professor ...[more]

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EAHS students named finalists in prestigious MIT Inspire Contest
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  March 20, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Kathryn Shenk and sophomore Nathaniel McCloud were named finalists in the MIT INSPIRE program, a national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Shenk and McCloud will now vie for one of the top prizes in their respective categories in April where only the top 100 finalists are ...[more]


GEARS News March 20
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  SPRING/SUMMER COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE GEARS is accepting team registration for its Spring/Summer Coed Slow-Pitch Softball League. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 10.  League play will be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday evenings, May 16-Mid August from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Each team will play a 10-game schedule with playoffs.  Team entry fee is $350/team.  Interested teams can go online at www.GetintoGEARS.org or call the GEARS ...[more]