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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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]