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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...]

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...]

Elizabethtown College Hillel Club sponsors cultural event

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 17, 2010) – The Hillel Club at Elizabethtown College celebrates Jewish heritage in the upcoming weeks as it hosts several events, including an International Dancing Fest, the annual Passover Model Seder and speaker Rita B. Ross, a Holocaust survivor. Sunday, March 21, the Hillel hosts Israeli dancers from 1 to 3 p.m. in the College’s KĀV as part of the International Dancing Fest. The event, also co-sponsored by the Latino Student Union, Noir and the Office of Diversity, features diverse performance groups and international foods. Donations for the event benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.[Read more...]

An Amtrak Traveler’s Dream

Mar 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Those of us who take the Amtrak to Philadelphia or beyond have been especially interested in President Obama’s $787 billion fiscal stimulus package. This interest was sparked by the news that the package would provide funds for the renovation of the Elizabethtown station. A dreary, dilapidated structure, where on wintry mornings, you stand on the forlorn platform, shivering, stamping to keep out the cold, wondering if this is what modern civilization has to offer, the station has been an unedifying presence in the town, necessary for a quick hop to the great metropolitan areas to the East, yet serving as a grim reminder

Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren Holding Second Concert in a Classical Concert Series

Mar 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Front Page

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania- March 23, 2010- Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren will be hosting the second concert in a classical concert series on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm, featuring Josh Tindall and Elizabeth Davis Tindall. The Tindall’s have an extensive background in music. Josh currently teaches piano and class piano at Lebanon Valley College.  He also serves as Director of Music Ministries at Elizabethtown C.O.B.  Josh recently graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently in his second year at Lancaster Theological seminary. Elizabeth is also a recent graduate of[Read more...]

How to save a quarter-million dollars

Mar 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, Features

It’s not often elected officials can save taxpayers more than a quarter-million dollars. But with a unanimous roll call vote, that’s what Elizabethtown Borough Council did earlier this month in voting to refinance the borough’s debt. And just by lucky timing, interest rates were low and investors were hungry — so council refinanced to an interest rate of about 3.3 percent, saving more than $265,000 because of the lower interest rate. As the borough’s financial adviser, Chris Gibbons of Concord Public Finance stated, it’s just like refinancing the mortgage on your house to a lower interest rate. The borough has[Read more...]

Elizabethtown residents need to add phone numbers to ensure emergency notifications

Mar 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

During last months snowstorms, Elizabethtown residents received automated phone calls from the Swift911 service to announce a snow emergency and information related to impact the storms had on services such as trash removal. By and large, the system worked very well. Speaking from personal experience, I picked up the phone and heard the first message in its entirety. I was pleased to know that the message looped so that anyone could hear the whole thing. Now, the borough is asking all residents to make sure their phone numbers in the database are accurate. This really is critical, especially in these[Read more...]

EASD to Hold Town Hall Meeting on March 30

Mar 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Lead 2, News

Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its second and final Town Hall Meeting of the school year on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Mill Road Elementary School. The Town Hall meeting is for all Elizabethtown Area residents who would like the opportunity to speak