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Elizabethtown Borough Approves Plans for Mars Chocolate Plant

The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved plans for additions to the Mars Chocolate plant designed to make the candy bar factory that has been in place since 1915 more efficient. Although the planned use of the property at 295 S. Brown St. is permitted by right in the general industrial zone, attorney Helen L. Gemmill said […]

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Elizabethtown Borough Council Opposes Variances for AutoZone Store

The Elizabethtown Borough Council recommended that the Zoning Hearing Board reject zoning variances for a proposed AutoZone store on South Market Street south of Groff Avenue. Planning and Zoning Director Pamela Roberts said at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, that the variances sought are a buffer between commercial use and residential properties […]

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Google Exec Valeisha Butterfield Jones to Speak at Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College is welcoming Valeisha Butterfield Jones, global head of women and black community engagement at Google, to speak at this year’s Leffler Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 7. Jones is responsible for driving systematic and measurable change to create an inclusive work culture at Google. She also focuses on enhancing equal opportunities at the company […]

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Marietta to Get 172 New Housing Units on Ex-Industrial Site

Construction could start as soon as November for a development of 150 apartments and 22 townhouses on a 9-acre area of former industrial land at the west end of Marietta Borough. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough currently has 1,167 housing units; the new development will boost that figure by more than 14%. […]

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A Message From the Editor About Future Plans

Dear Readers: Back in 2009, I was working in the Philadelphia bureau of The Associated Press. I’d been working there since 1998 following work as a reporter for daily newspapers in Ely, Nev.; New Ulm, Minn., and Pottstown, Pa. I read about how Elizabethtown lost its longtime newspaper, the Elizabethtown Chronicle, because the company that […]

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New Downtown Store ‘Tatted Toy Guys’ Offers Vintage Toys, Modern Collectibles

A new toy store featuring vintage toys and modern collectibles has opened in downtown Elizabethtown. The Tatted Toy Guys celebrated a grand opening at 50 South Market St. with a ribbon- cutting ceremony performed by the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 13. The open house event featured live music from Occasions Disc […]

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Subterranean Spa Has Grand Opening

Subterranean Spa celebrated its grand opening at 40 South Market St., Lower Level, Elizabethtown, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 13. Subterranean Spa is an Elizabethtown-based holistic spa focused on relaxation and wellbeing. “Opening a spa like Subterranean has always been a dream of mine,” manager […]

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Elizabethtown Kmart to Close Permanently by Mid-December

By HEATHER STAUFFER LNP Staff Writer Elizabethown’s Kmart store, one of the four remaining in Lancaster County, is scheduled to close by mid-December. “After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Kmart store in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania,” company spokesman Larry Costello said in an email. “The liquidation sale is expected […]

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