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Senior Center activities week of January 25
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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 January 15
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Middle School Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Middle School Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 7 & 8 and girls grades 5-8.  This program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices and games.  The season will start March 12 and go through early May on Monday-Friday with practices and games on Elizabethtown Area High School Field.  Parent meeting is ...[more]

featuredimage EAHS students raise money for local winter shelter
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January 10, 2018-Four ninth graders from Elizabethtown Area High School recently teamed with the school’s student council to raise funds for the Elizabethtown Winter Shelter. As part of the students’ 20Time initiative, Alisia Alvarez, Taylore Bradley, Sophia Brinkman, and Makenna Heisey set a goal of raising several hundred dollars to help the shelter. When they were all done, they had ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of September 18
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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 January 9
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Coed Sixes Volleyball League             GEARS is accepting teams for its Winter 2018 Coed Sixes Volleyball League scheduled to begin Monday, February 12 and conclude in mid April. Teams interested in playing in this league should submit a team roster and registration fee no later than Friday, February 2 to be included in the league schedule.  Games will be on Mondays, ...[more]

GEARS News January 3
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  Field Scheduling Meeting GEARS is holding the 2018 Elizabethtown Area Field Scheduling Meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm at the GEARS Recreation Room #2 (beside the GEARS Office at the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  This is a mandatory meeting for leagues, associations and groups interested in utilizing Elizabethtown Borough, West ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of January 4
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Thursday, January 4: 9:00 am Walking, 9:30am Corn Hole, 10:30am Rummi-kub or Scrabble, 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Baked pork chop, egg noodles, California blend, garlic bread sticks, and applesauce. Friday, January 5: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00am First time for everything. Lunch will be: Warm roast beef sandwiches with cheese & au jus, ...[more]

GEARS News December 28
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Power Yoga             Power Yoga focuses on strength, balance and flexibility while linking mind and body through breath. Sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance poses & intense relaxation combined in one class that allows the beginner or advanced yoga student to enjoy an invigorating and fulfilling experience. Ages 16+. Class is on Tuesdays, Jan 9-March 13, from 6-7 pm at ...[more]

Elizabethtown in the News Reborn
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Elizabethtown in The News, the section of EJ's front page that provides links to other news sources, has lain dormant for some time.  Historically, the major source of linked stories was LNPs Elizabethtown site. When that site went dark, we ceased updating Elizabethtown in The News. Recently The Elizabethtown Advocate, our local print paper, has established an internet site that ...[more]

featuredimage EAMS Angel Tree Program Supports Local Families
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December 22, 2017- The holiday season will be a little merrier for several families of students at Elizabethtown Area Middle School thanks to the school’s faculty, staff, and administration. The staff provided 22 of its students with gifts this year as part of the school’s annual Angel Tree campaign. Coordinated by English language arts teacher Paula Kennedy, school counselor Diana Chandra, ...[more]

featuredimage Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition
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December 22, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Lower Dauphin High School in the first round of the WGAL-Wellspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Kai-Uwe Konrad, Erin Kraskewicz, and Nathaniel McCloud as well ...[more]

East High Street Elementary Giving Tree gifts holiday joy to 53 families
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December 22, 2017- The East High Street Elementary School Giving Tree and Winter Food Drive recently brought holiday joy to families less fortunate in the community. Through the generosity of the school’s faculty, support staff, administration, and PTO, over 53 families received holiday help in the form of presents and food boxes. Through the initiative, a “giving tree” filled with tags ...[more]

featuredimage Giving Tree Program Supports Local Families
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December 22, 2017- To help brighten the holidays for families in need, the Bear Creek School recently held its annual Holiday Giving Tree program. As part of this annual tradition, the school’s faculty, staff and students as well as community members purchased suggested gifts for families who could use the help this season of giving. From the Giving Tree initiative, ...[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, February 18, 2018 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 December 28
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Thursday, December 28: 9:00 am Walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:30am Dominoes, 11:00 Uno/ Skip-bo, 12:30 Pinochle and/or Bridge. Lunch will be: Center Special Lunch. Reservation area must. Friday, December 29: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00am Craft, video, puzzles. Lunch will be: baked chicken breast with gravy, rice pilaf, oriental vegetable, pineapple delight. Monday, January 1: Center is closed. ...[more]

featuredimage Former EAHS Principal Dan Serfass Returning to EASD as Assistant to the Superintendent
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December 14, 2017- At its Dec. 12 action meeting, the Elizabethtown Area School District board of education unanimously approved the hiring of its former high school principal Dan Serfass as the assistant to the superintendent for learning. Serfass will replace Amanda Hann, who will be leaving for the Donegal School District in mid-January. Serfass will re-join the District in June ...[more]

EAHS December students of the month named
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December 12, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Hannah Ruby and Austin Denlinger were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for December. Ruby and Denlinger were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Ruby is the daughter of Greg and Nikki Ruby of Bainbridge. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of December 21
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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 December 18
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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, Jan 4-March 1, from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of December 14
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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 Area School District 2017 Holiday Concert Series
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  December 1, 2017- Ring in the season by joining the Elizabethtown Area School District’s Music Department for four evenings of festive holiday music. At each concert, the district’s talented student-musicians will perform a variety of seasonal favorites beloved by all. All four public concerts are open to the public and free of charge. The schedule of performances is as follows:   Elizabethtown ...[more]


EAHS Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll
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November 22, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School principal Maura Hobson, as well as assistant principals Robert Crick, Kathleen Griffith, and Dr. Jason Potts, have announced the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-2018 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 ...[more]

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Elizabethtown Area Middle School Delivers Food Baskets For Thanksgiving
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 November 22, 2017- Fourteen local families from the greater-Elizabethtown area will enjoy Thanksgiving Food Baskets, compliments of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The baskets contained all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner including a frozen turkey, vegetables, bread, yams, stuffing, gravy, and more. In addition to the holiday food items, the baskets contained other items the families could use for the ...[more]


GEARS News November 20
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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]

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Elizabethtown Area School District Honors Local Veterans
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November 10, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District saluted 47 local veterans during its tenth annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The program afforded school officials and high school students an opportunity to salute local veterans for their service to the country. It was also an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions that veterans have made and learn about the meaning ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of November 16
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Thursday, November 16: 9:00am Walking, 9:30am Lawn Darts/Rings, 10:30am Scrabble/Craft Class 10:30 Advisory Council 12:30 pm Pinochle/Bridge. Lunch will be: Roasted Turkey w/Gravy, Homemade Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll, and a Slice of Pumpkin Pie. Friday, November 17: 9:00 am 10:00 am Bible Study/Farkle, 11:00 am Town Meeting, 5:00 pm T. G. I. F. Dinner $5.00 per ...[more]


GEARS News October 30
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  2017 Lady Bear Football Classic             The annual Elizabethtown Lady Bear Football Classic is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 10 at the Elizabethtown High School Jane Hoover Field. At 6 pm a contest between the Sophomore and Freshman classes will kick the night off. The Senior and Junior classes will clash at 7:30 pm.  Spectators are encouraged to attend ...[more]


GEARS News October 23
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Pound World’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercise, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of just listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with ...[more]

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EASD Inducts Three Into its Athletic Hall of Fame
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October 24, 2017- At a special ceremony, Elizabethtown Area High School inducted two former student-athletes and one coach into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 20. Enshrined were Jenna Ahern (Class of 2006), Janelle Garber (Class of 2006), and retired long-time teacher and wrestling coach Mike Sernoffsky. The ceremony was held in front of more than 75 family, ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of October 26
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Thursday, October 26: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Shuffleboard, 10:30am music with Al Shade 12:30pm Pinochle/Bridge 1:00 Advisory Council.  Lunch will be: Center Cut Pork Chop w/ Gravy, whipped potatoes w/chives, braised Red Cabbage, White Bread Apple Cranberry Crisp. Friday, October 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study and or Parcheesi, 11am Town Meeting, 5pm TGIF $5.00 per person Dinner and Bingo. Lunch will ...[more]


EAHS to Present Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama The Skin of Our Teeth
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  October 18, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School will present its Fall Play – The Skin of Our Teeth – on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Thornton Wilder centers on the Antrobus family of the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey. Join the ...[more]

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EAHS October students of the month named
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October 18, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kayla Grudi and Logan Hoover were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Grudi and Hoover were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Grudi is the daughter of Walter and Kelly Grudi of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]


Elizabethtown Area School District To Honor Local Veterans
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  October 17, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, the day before the actual holiday, to honor our community’s military veterans. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front on Elizabethtown Area High School (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022). The public is encouraged to attend to join ...[more]


GEARS News October 16
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  8th Annual Fall Festival             GEARS will be holding its 8th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 2 pm 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 ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of October 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]


GEARS News
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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 ...[more]


Financial Aid Night Scheduled for Thursday, October 12
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October 5, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School's Counseling Department will hold its annual Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents of current juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process of college and other post-secondary education institutions. Kendra Feigert, director of financial aid for Lebanon Valley College, ...[more]


EAHS Orchestra to Perform Pops Concert
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October 5, 2017- The 68-member Elizabethtown Area High School Orchestra will present its 2017 Pops Concert in the Brossman Ballroom at Masonic Village on Thursday Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The theme for this year's concert is "GO WEST!" Familiar music will include themes from movie Westerns "Magnificent Seven," "Hang 'Em High," and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly;" ...[more]

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EAHS hosting corn maze to benefit Four Diamonds Fund
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  October 4, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Mini-THON Committee invites the community to attend its annual Corn Maze on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-9 p.m. at the Brubaker Farm, 1035 Union School Road, Mount Joy. There is a $5 entrance fee to the Corn Maze, which includes the Corn Maze and a hayride. Refreshments will also be sold at the ...[more]


GEARS News October 2
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Wills, Trusts and Estates             GEARS will offer a class on Wills, Trusts and Estates.  What is a will?  What happens if you do not have one?  How do make a will?  What is a trust?  Do you need/want one?  What do you do if you have to administer an estate?  This class is designed to be an introductory course to ...[more]