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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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

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EAHS raises over $82,000 for Four Diamonds Fund
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March 14, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School raised a remarkable $82,021 at its annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON or 137% of its $60,000 goal. All proceeds from the 12-hour dance marathon benefit the Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer. Elizabethtown Area High School was proud to support this cause as the Four Diamonds story originated in Elizabethtown with a former student, ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of March 23
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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]


Bellringing in Palmyra
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The Carol Ringers and Celebration Ringers, under the direction of Nancy Cappel & Tammy Freeman, will present a handbell concert on Sunday evening, June 25th, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N Chestnut St., Palmyra, PA.  These junior and senior high school ringers from St. Matthews UMC in Annandale, VA, have played handbells at ...[more]


GEARS News March 13
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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 ...[more]

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EAHS inducts 49 students into its National Honor Society
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March 9, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 49 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at a special ceremony held Wednesday, March 8. Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School ...[more]

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EAHS February students of the month named
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March 9, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Meili Kenley and Harrison Eichelberger were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for February. Kenley and Eichelberger were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Kenley is the daughter of David and Wendi Kenley of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of March 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]


GEARS News March 6
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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]


Senior Center activities week of March 9
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Thursday, March 9: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 11am Road Map or GPS?, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: Chef salad, tomato soup, peaches. Friday, March 10: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Poem Discussion, 5pm TGIF Party.  Lunch will be: potato crusted fish, mac & cheese, fresh friut. Monday, March 13: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Activity sponsored ...[more]


Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association announces upcoming events
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Upcoming events: Lebanon, PA, May 13, Saturday- Motorcycle and Auto Swap Meet, at Mouse’s Motorcycle Repair, 2827 PA-72, Jonestown, PA 17038. Food, fun, motorcycle and auto show, $5 entry fee. Cole slaw wrestling contest, winner gets $300, vendors and more. Cost to look is FREE. All proceeds are used to help local Veterans. Contact William Carroll at 717-376-9134 for spaces or ...[more]

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Elizabethtown Area High School writers honored for excellence
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February 28, 2017-Elizabethtown Area High School senior Aparna Paul, junior Erin Kraskewicz, and freshman Anna DeGoede were each awarded a “Silver Key” in the 2017 Lancaster County Regional Scholastic Writing Awards sponsored by the Lancaster County Library. Paul was honored for her Critical Essay (Doing the Wrong Thing for the Right Reasons: A Story of Morality), Kraskewicz for her poetry ...[more]


GEARS News February 28
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  Elizabethtown Boys Middle School Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Middle School Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 7 & 8.  This program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices and games.  The season will start March 13 and go through late May on Monday-Friday with practices and games on Elizabethtown Area High School Field #2. For more information, go ...[more]

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EAHS Mini-THON
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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]

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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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EAHS students win regional STEM competition
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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]

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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]