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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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]

featuredimage 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]


Senior Center activities week of March 8
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Thursday, March 8: 9:00 am Walking, 10:30am Rummi-kub or Canasta, 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Meatball minestrone with pepper onions and sauce, butter bowties, broccoli and carrots, wheat bread, fresh seasonal fruit Friday, March 9: 9:00 am Walking, 10:00am Bible Study or Table Games, 11:00am Vaugh’s Challenge, 12:30 Walk with Ease, 5:00 T.G.I.F. Dinner $5/person Dinner. Lunch will be: ...[more]


KnockOut PD Event Supports Parkinson’s Foundation
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ELIZABETHTOWN --- March 3, 2018 --- On Saturday, April 14th, the Parkinson’s Foundation, in partnership with All Pro Trailer Superstore, will be hosting their first KnockOut PD 5K run/walk at Masonic Villages, 1 Masonic Drive in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and this fundraising event is to help raise awareness and highlight the need for more research and support ...[more]


Andy Breault Named Elizabethtown Area High School’s Next Head Football Coach
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February 27, 2018- Former Elizabethtown Area High School football star Andy Breault is returning to the program as the new head football coach. The Elizabethtown Area School District’s board of school directors approved Breault for the position at its Feb. 27 action meeting. He replaces Bill McDonald who resigned at the end of this past season. Breault has spent the last ...[more]

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EAHS Students Named to Prestigious District Orchestra
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  February 27, 2018- Three students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Orchestra Festival. Eleventh graders Sean Brown (violin), Lexis Ferree (violin) and Mayelin Ebersole (viola) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. Justin Lewis from the United States Air Force was ...[more]


GEARS News February 26
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Aqua Yoga  Low impact aquatic exercise class takes the principals and movements of yoga and adapts them to the water environment. Strengthens and tones the body while relieving tensions and renewing energy. Ages 14+. Class is on Tuesdays, March 13-May 15, from 7:15-8 pm at the Masonic Village Patton Pool (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). Ages 16+. ). Class fee is $75 ...[more]


Economic inequality lecture at Brethern Church
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The Elizabethtown College is sponsoring a talk on Wednesday February 28 at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren.  Tim Wise will discuss economic inequality in the United States and challenges the notion that a “culture of poverty” is to blame for generational inequality in the nation. Instead, Wise asserts that certain social structures prevent economic sufficiency and has or is ...[more]

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EAHS students earn awards in local art contests
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February 23, 2018- Award-winners for the 2018 Lancaster County Regional Competition of the Scholastic Writing Awards program were recently announced and Elizabethtown Area High School sophomore Mackenzie Smith was honored for her entries. As such, Smith’s work will be exhibited along with other talented county students at both the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Demuth Museum Mar. 3 through ...[more]

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EAMS’s Ashley Geesey named Pennsylvania’s 2018 Top Youth Volunteer
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 February 23, 2018- Elizabethtown Area Middle School eight grader Ashley Geesey has been named Pennsylvania’s top youth volunteer at the middle level by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As the Commonwealth’s 2018 middle school award-winner, Geesey will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip in ...[more]


Senior Center activities week of March 1
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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 wek of Februrary 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]


EAHS To Present The Musical Comedy Whodunnit CURTAINS March 8, 9 and 10
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February 14, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School will present the musical comedy whodunnit CURTAINS on March 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There will also be a 1 p.m. matinee on March 10. The doors will open thirty-minutes before each performance. A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, the original Broadway production garnered ...[more]

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Seventh grader Alaina Hellein Wins EAMS Spelling Bee
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February 14, 2018- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its 2018 spelling bee. The winner of the Bee was seventh grader Alaina Hellein. Hellein took home the victory by correctly spelling the word “conspicuous.” The bee was open to middle school students and was based on grade-level words determined by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eighth grader Mason Flowers placed second. In addition ...[more]

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EAMS students take home awards at Future City competition
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  February 12, 2018- Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently took part in the 2018 Future City Competition in mid-January. This project-based learning program challenged students to imagine, research, design, and build cities that could exist 100 years in the future.  The Future City Competition was held at the state museum in Harrisburg. Using the engineering design process and ...[more]

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EAMS students take part in local Band Fest
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February 12, 2018- Nine Elizabethtown Area Middle School band students recently took part in the 2018 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 Kathryn Barraclough, flute; Emma Creason, clarinet; Elyse Hayden, flute; Carrisa Horst, flute; Elizabeth Kerin, flute; Rene Oltmans, flute; ...[more]


GEARS News February 12
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Elizabethtown Heroes vs Legends Join us for the 6th 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 23 with a 7 pm ...[more]

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Young Center news and upcoming events
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The Young Center newsletter, including a description of upcoming events can be found at the following link: https://www.etown.edu/centers/young-center/files/newsletters/2018-spring-ycn.pdf [more]


Senior Center activities week of February 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]


Heroes vs Legends Basketball
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February 5, 2018- The Elizabethtown Area School District and GEARS are teaming up to support EAHS’s Mini-THON campaign and GEARS Camp Ladybug with the seventh annual “Heroes vs. Legends” charity basketball game. Now in its seventh year, the charity game has netted over $8,000 for local programs. This year’s contest is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Daubert ...[more]