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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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]


Senior Center activities week of February 23
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Thursday, February 23: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Music w/Chuck Mummert, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheese omelet, sausage, potatoes, orange. Friday, February 24: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Town Meeting, 5pm TGIF Dinner and Bingo Party.  Lunch will be: fish sandwich, potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit. Monday, February 27: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, ...[more]


EAMS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll
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February 13, 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 second 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]

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E-town Third Grader to be Published as Part of Newspaper In Education Contest
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February 13, 2017- Congratulations to Mill Road Elementary School third grader Chasmina Mendoza for winning first place in Lancaster Newspaper’s Design an Ad contest. Her ad will be featured in Lancaster Newspapers 2017 Newspaper In Education week issue. The contest recognized local students for creating an advertisement for a specific business using instructions from the advertiser. Mendoza designed an ad ...[more]

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Five EAHS Students Take Part In District Orchestra Festival
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  February 13, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School orchestra students Samuel Becker, Sean Brown, Mayelin Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, and Ethan Schneider recently joined over 100 other talented local student-musicians to form the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Orchestra ensemble.  Selection to the orchestra was highly competitive involving talented student musicians from schools located in central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, ...[more]


GEARS News February 13
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Doubles Volleyball Tournaments              GEARS Recreation will host a Men’s and Women’s Doubles Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, February 25 at 8:30 am with divisions of Open, AA/A & BB.  Open division will receive cash awards for 1st place and AA/A & BB division will receive volleyball merchandise.  There also is a coed doubles tournament on Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 am ...[more]


Borough police arrest
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Senior Center activities week of February 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]


EAHS ’77 class reunion
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The planning team for the 40th High School Reunion for the Elizabethtown Area High School Class of 1977 will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Timbers in Mt. Joy!  To receive your invitation, please send your contact information to include email, mailing address and cell phone to either Ed Brandt, 100 North Road, Wilmington, DE 19809 or ...[more]


Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools hold “Souper Bowls”
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February 7, 2017- Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools recently held their annual "Souper Bowl" food drives to benefit the local food bank. The food drives are timed to coincide each year with National Football League’s Super Bowl and helps to restock the shelves of the local food pantry after the holiday season. The school-wide community service project teaches students ...[more]

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E-town High School FFA Member Earns Keystone Degree
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February 6, 2017- At this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show, Elizabethtown Area High School senior Taylor Halbleib was presented with Keystone FFA Degree. The Keystone FFA Degree is the highest award given by the Pennsylvania FFA Association. It is presented to FFA Members within the Commonwealth who have shown outstanding achievement within FFA (Future Farmers of America). High school seniors who have ...[more]


GEARS News February 6
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Elizabethtown Heroes vs Legends Join us for the 5th Annual Heroes vs Legends benefit basketball game. Players will include EASD faculty members and coaches, former E-town Bear and Blue Jay basketball stars and other local community members. The night will include audience participation, give aways, contests and an entertaining basketball game. Game is on Friday, February 24 at 7 pm in ...[more]


Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership announces the Home & Money Fair
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Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership(LHOP) is announcing the Home & Money Fair. Join us on April 1st, at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA from 10am to 2pm. The Fair is a free, one-stop-shop event for anyone in our community to attend and learn about information/resources with regard to: Buying/or selling a home, renting a property, ...[more]


EAHS Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll
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February 2, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School principal Maura Hobson, assistant principal Robert Crick, and assistant principal Dr. Lyn Shaffer have announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2016-2017 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 grade lower than ...[more]

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EAMS students take part in local Band Fest
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February 2, 2017- Nine Elizabethtown Area Middle School band students recently took part in the 2017 Lebanon Valley College Middle School band festival. The students, all seventh graders, were selected based on their teacher’s recommendation for demonstrating outstanding musicianship. The students were Allison Evans, flute; Samantha Ippolito, oboe; Julia Sikora, clarinet; Will Kreider, tenor sax; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Madelyn Weeks, ...[more]

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Elizabethtown Area Middle School students participate in Future City competition
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  February 2, 2017- Sixteen students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently took part in the 2017 Future City Competition in mid-January. This project-based learning program challenged students to imagine what a city should and could look like to make their future a better place. The Future City Competition was held at the state museum in Harrisburg and challenged the students to ...[more]