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  • Elizabethtown Borough OKs Conditional Use for 64 New Apartments

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council has approved a conditional use for eight apartment houses containing eight apartments in each building next to a group of similar-sized apartment buildings owned by the same developer. The buildings are an addition to the Village Green apartment buildings at 701 E. Willow St., which already have 128 apartments. Anthony B. […]

  • Candidates File for May Primary

    By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate   Now that candidates have filed signatures to run in the May 21 primary election, it is clear that there will be a three-way race for the Republican nomination for magisterial district judge, a two-way race for the Democratic nomination for that office and contested Republican primaries for West […]

  • Donegal School Crew to Stop Mowing Park in Marietta Borough

    By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The Donegal school board has voted to end a more than 50-year agreement with Marietta Borough to have the school district take care of mowing Marietta War Memorial Park. The agreement was made in 1967. Superintendent J. Michael Lausch said at the school board meeting on Thursday, […]

  • Marietta Borough Announces New Fire Company President, Bicycle Group Grant

    By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate Marietta Borough Council President Glen Mazis announced a new fire department president. At the Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, Mazis said Tom Brill is the new president of the Marietta Pioneer Fire Company. According to his LinkedIn profile, Brill came out of retirement in November […]

  • Rheems ‘Cardiac Kids’ Raise Thousands for Heart Research

    Rheems Elementary School held its Jump Rope For Heart campaign to benefit the American Heart Association. With music pumping and kids jumping, the school raised more than $10,100 for the fight against heart disease and strokes. The top fundraiser was second grader Elizabeth Kline who raised $530. Kline was followed by first grader Ryker Caruso […]

  • EAHS Club’s Video Up for Award

    When Elizabethtown Area High School’s Paws and Think Club entered a “Just Drive” public service announcement video contest in November, students knew they wanted to focus their efforts on showing the possible outcomes of distracted driving. Contest sponsors are NJM Insurance Group, SADD Pennsylvania, Team DUI, and Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Distracted driving is defined as the act of driving […]

  • DeMolay Plans Charity Dinner for Children’s Dyslexia Center

    On Saturday, April 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of De-Molay, will be holding their 24th annual charity dinner fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster. The all-you-can-eat chicken pot pie dinner will be held in the Lodge Multi-Purpose Room, formerly known as the Lodge Dining Room at […]

  • 2018-19 Elizabethtown Advocate Winter Sports Awards

    The 2018-19 high school winter sports season was tremendously successful for Elizabethtown. All but one Bears team finished at least second in their respective section. That makes it all the more difficult to select winners for The Elizabethtown Advocate’s now-annual seasonal sports awards. Outstanding Girls Athlete: Marena Lonardi, girls basketball What more can be said […]

  • EAHS Boys Tennis Shuts Out Visiting Susquehannock

    After shocking Manheim Township to start the season, the Elizabethtown Area High School boys tennis team continued its impressive start with another victory. The Bears hosted Susquehannock on Friday, March 15, in their only match outside of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. Despite playing under a different format (instead of the L-L’s four singles, three doubles setup, […]

  • Lentz Places 14th in Girls Diving for States

    Following the District 3 Girls Diving Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23, it appeared that Elizabethtown junior Kierstan Lentz’s season was over. Despite medaling for the third straight time in her career, she finished outside of the top-five in sixth place, failing to gain automatic entry to states. Nearly a week later, everything changed. Lentz’s district […]

  • Lady Bears Bowling Finishes Sixth at State Championships

    The Elizabethtown Area High School girls bowling team has been one of the most consistent in the state during recent years. In fact, no other team has a longer streak of state championship appearances; the Lady Bears have qualified in each of the last six years. However, Elizabethtown had its work cut out going into […]

  • Golf to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer in Kids

    On Saturday, May 18, Par Line Golf Course near Elizabethtown will host its first Tee Off for T-Cells Golf Tournament to support the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Entry fee is $75 per golfer or $280 per foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, carts, lunch, dinner, beverages, and registration gifts. A Chinese auction will also be […]

  • Mount Joy Township Discusses Regulation of In-Home Lodging

    Mount Joy Township supervisors discussed possible regulations for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, but took no action on the matter. Airbnb and a number of similar services allow people to rent out their homes, or individual rooms, to travelers. Currently, Mount Joy Township only allows rentals of less than 30 days at licensed hotels, motels […]

  • Conoy Supervisors Head: ‘We’re Not Going to Pass an Ordinance for One Idiot’

    Conoy Township supervisors listened sympathetically to a citizen who said her neighbor has been firing a gun and using a snow blower late at night in a deliberate attempt to be a nuisance, but said passing a noise ordinance is not the way to address the problem. “We’re not going to pass an ordinance for […]

  • E-Town Schools to Keep Busing for Child Care

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board and the district superintendent made some parents very happy by reversing a decision that would have limited bus transportation between child care centers and elementary schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District. During her budget presentation at school board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, […]