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  • W. Donegal OKs Waivers for Industrial Buildings, Balks at Cost Estimate

    West Donegal Township supervisors approved waivers for developer/builder Doug Lamb to develop five industrial buildings of up to 5,000 square feet each with several conditions, but delayed action on approving the cost estimate. The conditions imposed by supervisors at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, for the buildings near the Nordstrom East Coast Fulfillment Center […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Plans to Give Northwest EMS $5,000 More Than Requested

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council reached a consensus to contribute $30,000 to Northwest Emergency Medical Services, which is $5,000 more than the nonprofit ambulance company had requested, while aiming for a property tax increase of one tenth of a mill. Northwest EMS is having financial problems in part because of the opioid epidemic and the number […]

  • Messick’s Christmas Light Show Raises Money for Local Charities

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — The Christmas light show at Messicks is open for it’s sixth year. The show is free and open to the public who can drive up and enjoy the lights and music from the comfort of their car. Over the past five years Messick’s Christmas Light Show has raised $167,343.62 for local charities. […]

  • EMS Company Faces Serious Financial Woes

    Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously reported that people who pay membership dues to Northwest EMS are not charged for ambulance calls. It should have said that members who have health insurance are not billed for the difference between the insurance company’s payment and the cost of the ambulance call. Northwest Emergency Medical Services […]

  • Elizabethtown Businesses Vie in Contest For Seasonal Storefront Decorations

    A local business coalition is organizing a holiday window decorating competition for businesses in the Elizabethtown area. Christmas TreE-town, which is an initiative of the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, has invited all businesses in the Elizabethtown area to decorate a storefront window for the competition. The theme for the competition is “old-fashioned Christmas,” which […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Fills Vacancies, OKs Budget

    Acting Mount Joy Borough Council President Brian Youngerman presided over the election of a replacement council member, a new president and a vice president at the latest borough meeting. At the meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, David F. Eicher of 159 Longenecker Road was elected East Ward representative to serveone year of the remaining term of Charles Glessner, who resigned. William Hall […]

  • E-Town School Board Accepts Resignation of Business Manager

    The Elizabethtown Area School District is looking for a new business manager after accepting the resignation of George Longridge, which is effective Jan. 15. Longridge said after the Tuesday, Dec. 4, school board meeting that he has accepted a position with the Berks County Intermediate Unit as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Longridge, […]

  • E-Town Library Gets Approval for State Education Tax Credit

    Businesses looking to contribute to the community and get a tax break at the same time now can make their contribution to the Elizabethtown Public Library. This fall, the library was approved as an Educational Improvement Organization in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The program allows EITC approved, participating businesses to receive a 75 […]

  • EAHS Alumni Series: Joey Lonardi Finally Has an Opportunity To Show Out on the Court for King’s College Basketball

    There’s no weirder feeling than coming back to your hometown as a member of an opposing team. Thankfully for Joey Lonardi, his return to Elizabethtown was a warm one, even if his team ended up on the wrong side of the final score. Lonardi, who graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 2016 after scoring […]

  • EAHS Ice Hockey Club Falls To Warwick and Trinity

    The losing streak is unfortunately still alive for the Elizabethtown Area High School ice hockey club. If there’s any consolation, however, it’s the much-improved play that the Bears have shown in spite of being on the wrong side of the box score. The team hosted Warwick at the Klick Lewis Arena near Palmyra on Friday, […]

  • Livingston Fronts EAHS L-L League Football All-Stars

    The Elizabethtown Area High School football team conquered its demons during the 2018 season and made the District 3 playoffs for the first time in a decade. That success was reflected in the All-Star awards for the Lancaster-Lebanon League, which were handed out at the year-end banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The Bears saw 11 […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Wrestling Looks to Rebound in 2018 Under the Guidance of Head Coach Mike Sernoffsky

    Head coach was not the position Mike Sernoffsky expected to be holding on the Elizabethtown Area High School wrestling team entering the 2018 season. But it’s the one he has. After retiring from the role in 2015 following a 33-year tenure, Sernoffsky returned a year later to serve as an assistant under new head coach […]

  • Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

    As part of the day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, most functions of the U.S. Postal Service are suspended for a day. The resulting backup of mail could delay delivery of this week’s Advocate to subscribers. People who subscribe to the print edition can get free access to the electronic edition. Following […]

  • E-Town Schools’ Food Sales Rise With Vendor

    The food service vendor for the Elizabethtown Area School District had a loss of more than $110,000 in revenue for the 2017-18 school year — its first year operating here — but food sales and revenue have increased so far this year, representatives of the vendor told the school board. At their meeting on Tuesday, […]

  • Elizabethtown Winter Shelter Enters Fourth Year of Service

    The Elizabethtown Winter Shelter is calling out for volunteers to help in their efforts. This is the fourth year that the shelter has been open to all those that require the Elizabethtown Winter Shelter’s assistance. The organization’s mission throughout the Elizabethtown and Mount Joy communities is to provide a place of comfort and warmth for […]