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The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn will be sold

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: News

20-September-2010 – (ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.) – The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn – an historic structure dating back to an original 1742 grant from the William Penn family, founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Inn itself in Elizabethtown, Pa. Elizabethtown is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, just off Route 283, about midway between Harrisburg and Lancaster. The auction will be conducted by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, based in Pittsfield, Mass. Over 500 lots of fine antiques and accessories will be[Read more...]

Elizabethtown corridor to get upgraded traffic lights

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Ask just about anyone in the Elizabethtown area, and traffic congestion will be among the top issues of concern. A Saturday morning for people who are trying to get to the south end of town, and Giant, Kmart, Weis and other retail shops, via Market Street means stop and go and traffic backed up sometimes as far as Center Square. Add your comments here. A regional effort among Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township is working on changing and improving the traffic flow. The municipalities have received nearly $760,000 to upgrade and synchronize traffic signals at all[Read more...]

E-town American Legion donation helps police department

Sep 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

The Elizabethtown American Legion Post No. 329 donated nearly $5,000 to the Elizabethtown Police Department to buy a “speed trailer.” The trailer contains radar and a sign that posts a car’s speed as it drives past the trailer. Police Chief Jack Mentzer said officers won’t use the trailer for enforcement but rather to inform and educate drivers “about how easy it is to go above the speed limit and not notice it.” “It’s a fabulous tool to have,” he said. Ken Stark, commander of Post No. 329, said once someone brought up the idea of purchasing the trailer, everyone at[Read more...]

Discussion starts about parking at the train station

Jun 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

A number of residents showed up at tonight’s Borough Council meeting to discuss parking at the Elizabethtown Train Station, especially since the parking lot is torn apart at the moment so it can be paved as part of the $9 million in renovations. Specifically, they wanted to address rumors that Borough Council was going to vote tonight to assess a fee for parking. For the record, the topic was not on the agenda. We have not decided to to assess a fee or not, although we have had informal discussions and are investigating the pros and cons of parking fees[Read more...]

Two Artists Exhibit at Cygnet Gallery

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Events, Uncategorized

    Candace Luciani (Elizabethtown) and Samantha Davenport (Lebanon) are the featured artists for July in Cygnet Gallery, 336 South Market Street, Elizabethtown.   Their works include drawing, printmaking, painting, collage and mixed media.  Hours:  Sunday – Thursday 1:00 – 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 1:00 – 10:00 pm

Suspect arrested at 1:30 this morning after standoff with police

May 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown police arrested a man early this morning after a four-hour standoff with him in the 300 block of East Park Street. Police were dispatched to the residence at 9:23 p.m. Saturday for a man who had threatened to barricade himself in his residence and potentially harm himself and the police, according to a news release issued by Police Chief Jack Mentzer. The suspect was armed with a 9mm handgun, and other weapons were in the residence. Police responded to the scene and observed the man discharge the handgun inside the residence, the news release reported. Elizabethtown Police Department, with[Read more...]

Delegation from E-town’s sister city vists borough

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A delegation from Letterkenny, Ireland, visited Elizabethtown this week between St. Patrick’s Day parades in Philadelphia and New York City. Letterkenny is Elizabethtown’s sister city, and the two towns established ties in the last decade. In the accompanying photo, from left, are Jimmy Harte, Letterkenny’s deputy mayor; Mayor Jim Lynch; and the Town Clerk Paddy Doherty. Their visit to Elizabethtown was just a few hours on Monday, giving them an opportunity to meet with Mayor Chuck Mummert, Borough Manager Roni Ryan and Assistant Borough Manager Cindy Foster. They also had lunch at Elizabethtown College, where they met with Beth Bergman[Read more...]

Return your 2010 Census questionnaire

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Lead 2, News

If you’re like me, you received your 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail recently. On behalf of Elizabethtown Borough, I encourage you to fill out the form

Former mayor, councilman receives O’Connor Public Service Award

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, Features

Former Elizabethtown Mayor and Councilman Ken Reighard received the Vincent W. O’Connor Public Service Award at the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner Friday, March 26. A lifelong resident of the borough, Ken served Elizabethtown’s municipal government for more than 30 years as mayor and a member of council. (Here’s a bit of trivia: Ken was mayor during the emergency at Three Mile Island in 1979.) During those years, he also was a director with the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority, a member of the Planning Commission, the Parks Commission and the Civil Service Commission. Ken retired from public service about[Read more...]

Guy F. Hershberger subject of 2010 Durnbaugh lecture

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 15, 2010) – The life and influence of Guy F. Hershberger, a leading Mennonite ethicist in the mid-20th century, will be the focus of this year’s Durnbaugh Lectures at Elizabethtown College. Mennonite historian Theron F. Schlabach will deliver “Caught Between Anabaptists and Modernity: Guy Hershberger’s Faith in His Church” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Myer Hall’s Susquehanna Room. Schlabach will discuss how Hershberger’s messages of biblical pacifism and biblically based social gospel came out of both his theology of church and church as he experienced it as a Mennonite. The talk will follow the[Read more...]