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Senior Center activities week of June 28
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Thursday, June 28: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00 am Checkers, 11:00 am Reminisce, 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Baked Breaded Chicken Cutlet, AuGratin potatoes, sweet peas, white bread, and cookie Friday, June 29: 9:00am Walking, 10:00 am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00 am Word Puzzles, 5:00pm T.G.I.F. Dinner. Lunch will be: Kielbasa, BBQ Butterbeans, Macaroni Salad Hot Dog roll, ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of June 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]

Senior Center activities week of June 14
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Thursday, June 14: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00 am Mosaic Craft, 10:30 am Dice Games 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, white bread, and banana pudding Friday, June 15: 9:00am Walking, 10:00 am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00 am Price is Right Game, 5:00pm T.G.I.F. Dinner and Pinochle Party. Lunch will be: Steak ...[more]

GEARS News June 11
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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 ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of June 7
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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 May 30
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  Movies in the Park              GEARS and Richard Knowlton Dental Associates presents Movies In The Park.  Bring the family out and experience the drive-in theater atmosphere without the car!  Movies begin at dusk at the Elizabethtown Community Park Amphitheater, Spruce and Washington Streets.  No admission fee. Giveaways every night! Refreshments will be sold. The movie line-up is Tuesdays, June 12 (Beauty & ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of May 24
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  Thursday, May 24: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00 am Table Games or Craft, 11:00 am Reminisce- Red Skelton, 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Pasta and meatballs with sauce and parm cheese, green beans, and sliced peaches Friday, May 25: 9:00am Walking, 10:00 am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00am Town Meeting, 5:00pm T.G.I.F. Dinner and BINGO. Lunch will be: chili ...[more]

GEARS News May 14
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  2018 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 18-July 27 (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]

Senior Center activities week of May 17
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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 May students of the month named
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May 8, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Lily Oltmans and Nathaniel DeGoede were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for May. Oltmans and DeGoede were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Oltmans is the daughter of Andrew and Tara Oltmans of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted into the National ...[more]

GEARS News May 7
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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, May 31-June 28, from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of May 10
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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]

Senior Center activities week of May 3
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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]

Technology classes at Senior Center
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Lancaster County Office of Aging is offering FREE technology classes to Lancaster County residents aged 55 and older. These interactive classes are 2 hours long and each class focuses on a different topic. Participants can attend one class or all of them. Locations include: Elizabethtown Area Senior Center- 70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown 17022. Class times are 9:00-11:00am on the following ...[more]

featuredimage EASD students win state-level Destination Imagination Tournament
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April 25, 2018- Two teams of students from Elizabethtown Area School District won first place in Pennsylvania Destination ImaginNation tournament and qualified to advance to the Global Finals to be held in Knoxville, TN later this spring. The teams will now compete against thousands of students from 45 states and over 15 foreign countries where they will showcase their innovative ...[more]

featuredimage Bear Creek students participate in all-star choral ensemble
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April 25, 2018- Six students from Bear Creek School recently took part in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Elementary Songfest. The students were sixth graders William Bonsall, Olivia Gable, Katie Keeports, Rowan Meiser, Lacee Miller, and Annabelle Price. The students were accompanied by Bear Creek choral director Melissa Miller. The Festival was held on Saturday, April 7 at Middletown Area ...[more]

GEARS News April 23
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Splash Bash              Join GEARS for a “Splash Bash” at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, May 11, from 7:30-9:30 pm. The Splash Bash is open to all ages for $5 per person.  Bring your swimsuit and a towel and join in the fun.  Advance registration is not required. You may pay at the door. Call 717-367-0355 or go online ...[more]

Seniro Center activities week of April 26
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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 April 16
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  GEARS SUMMER 2018 BROCHURE IS COMING GEARS has put together a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages in its Summer 2018 Brochure.  GEARS members should have received a copy in their mailbox soon! All classes are also listed at www.GetintoGEARS.org. Members can begin to register starting on Monday, April 23.  Registration is accepted online at www.GetintoGEARS.org, by phone (717-367-0355) ...[more]

featuredimage Grand Opening of the Historic Star Barn Village
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The Historic 1877 Star Barn and its ancillary structures were disassembled and moved from Middletown, Pennsylvania to Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania where they have been meticulously reconstructed and restored. In the past year, numerous other structures and amenities have been added to complete the site now known as “The Star Barn Village.” To celebrate the completion of this beautiful and ...[more]


Senior center activities week of April 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]

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Bear Creek School team places first at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Competition
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April 12, 2018- A team of students from the Bear Creek School recently took part in the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 Real World STEM Solution Challenge. Sixth graders Lillia Alvarez, Jaycen Conrad, Quinn Dolan, Gabriel Rottet, and Trenten Miller collaborated to develop L.U.L.O. (Leverage Utilizing Locker Opener) that was designed to help students with stunted muscle development in their hands. Their entry placed ...[more]


Sertoma Club of Lancaster Will Host Largest U.S. Chicken Barbecue: May 19 event will support Long’s Park and community programs
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  LANCASTER (Apr. 10, 2018) – Now in its 66th year, the nation’s largest chicken barbecue will be held again on Saturday, May 19 at Long’s Park in Lancaster.  The Sertoma Club of Lancaster’s chicken barbecue is the biggest event of its kind in the U.S., as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. A total of 23,000 dinners will ...[more]

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Justice in the balance in Luzerne County
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In 2011, two judges in Luzerne County were found guilty of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for sentencing children to private prisons operated by two businessmen. These children, thousands of them, were taken away from their parents and put into for-profit juvenile facilities for minor infractions. One of the victims later committed suicide. Former Judge Mark ...[more]

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Advoz Will Present Amanda Kemp Its Dignity in Dialogue Award on Apr. 19
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LANCASTER (Mar. 16, 2017) – Advoz, a local organization committed to resolving conflict through face-to-face dialogue, will present its second Dignity in Dialogue Award to Amanda Kemp, Ph.D. at its annual Around the Table dinner on Apr. 19. A Lancaster resident, Kemp is a poet, playwright and performer who has advocated for racial justice and equality for 35 years. Kemp has ...[more]

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Bear Creek School team earns first place at local STEM Bowl competition
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April 4, 2018- A team of students from the Bear Creek School recently took part in the Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl. Fifth graders Liam Burke, Brendan Fritz, Austin Risser, and Owen Wagner formed the Quizzly Bears. Competing against 20 team and nearly 80 students, the Quizzly Bears placed first. As part of the competition, they participated in two STEM activities and ...[more]

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EAHS Student Performs at Prestigious Chorus Festival
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April 4, 2018- Elizabethtown Area School District choral student Claire Fritz took part in the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 5 Chorus Festival held at Annville Cleona High School in March. Fritz, a sophomore, was selected to the prestigious student ensemble based on her audition at the District 7 music festival held in January. Selection to the Region 5 ...[more]

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EAHS April students of the month named
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April 4, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Emily Oyler and Austin Kreiser were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Oyler and Kreiser were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Oyler is the daughter of Ronald and Beth Oyler of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted into the National ...[more]

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EAHS student wins award in NASA Langley art contest
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March 27, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School tenth grader Veronica Mautner received an honorable mention at the tenth grade level for her art submission into the 2018 NASA Langley Student Art Contest. Mautner was the only student from Pennsylvania to receive an award in the prestigious national competition. A panel of five highly qualified judges from the art community selected the ...[more]


EAHS Band to Perform Spring Concert
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  March 25, 2018- The Elizabethtown Area High School band will perform its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 12 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 and jazz band. The repertoire for ...[more]

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EASD Students Perform at All-County Orchestra Festival
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  March 22, 2018- Nine students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the 2018 Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) All County Orchestra Festival. Senior Carissa Warren (horn), juniors Sean Brown (violin), Lexis Ferree (violin), Ryan Minnich (violin) and Mayelin Ebersole (viola), sophomores Claire Fritz (violin), Vicky Chan (violin), Sam Becker (string bass) and Ethan Lown (string bass) joined more than ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of March 29
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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 Student Performs at Prestigious Band Festival
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  March 20, 2018- Elizabethtown Area School District band students Lauren Swope (clarinet) and Jared Wolf (saxophone) took part in the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 5 Band Festival held at Middletown Area High School in February. Swope and Wolf, both in eleventh grade, were selected to the prestigious student ensemble based on their auditions at the District 7 ...[more]


EAHS students sing at District Choral Concert
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March 20, 2018- Three choral students from Elizabethtown Area High School were selected to the highly competitive Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 chorus. A team of judges comprised of local music teachers chose the talented vocal students from area high schools to be a part of the ensemble. Selected to the honors choir from EAHS were Claire Fritz, Jake ...[more]

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EAHS inducts 60 students into its National Honor Society
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March 20, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 60 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at a special ceremony held Thursday, March 15. 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]


GEARS News March 19
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  Tai Chi Classes Scheduled             Introduction to Tai Chi - For people new to Tai Chi or those who have not practiced in years.  A simple 10-step Taiji form introduces students to the basic postures appearing in many Tai Chi forms.  Attention will be given to relaxation, basic alignment and how to move safely.  Class is on Tuesdays, April 3-June 5, ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of March 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]

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EAHS students claim prizes at National History Day competition
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March 14, 2018- Students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently took part in the 2018 National History Day (NHD) regional competition at Kutztown University. High school juniors Ryan Minnich, Sean Brown, and Nat McCloud as well as high school freshmen Benjamin Heinz and Ryan Risser all represented the district at the competition. High School social studies teacher, Gerald Huesken Jr, ...[more]


GEARS News March 12
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Eggstravaganza              GEARS and the Elizabethtown Lions Club will once again be partnering to bring the annual egg hunt to Elizabethtown.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 24 starting at 10 am at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park, near the Fun Fort.   Schedule of the Event: 10:00 am Start 10:15 am Ages 2 and under Egg Hunt (beside Fun Fort) 10:30 am ...[more]


Gears News March 5
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        Discover Dance  Class is designed to encourage younger children in a fun way to express themselves through creative movement and ballet. Dancers will develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility. Class is on Monday, March 19-April 23, from 5:45-6:30 pm for ages 3-4 and from 6:30-7:15 pm for ages 5-6. Katie Carter & Katie Bomboy will instruct. Class ...[more]