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Groundbreaking Event Held for Bigger Child Care Center at Masonic Village

U-Gro Learning Centres has broken ground on a child care center at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. Located at the Shrine Road entrance to the Masonic Village campus, the project represents a more than $3 million investment. The new building will accommodate more families than its current facility at the site, and it will provide state-of-the […]

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Darrenkamp’s To Close All Its Grocery Stores

Darrenkamp’s is closing all of its grocery stores, with at least one near Lancaster City being sold to Giant Food Stores. “The liquidation process will begin immediately, with the official closing of all four Darrenkamp’s locations anticipated for early November,” the company said in a news release issued Tuesday, Sept. 4. Several people wrote on […]

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Elizabethtown Woman Named Vice President of Tech Company

VIZpin, designer and manufacturer of the VIZpin smartphone-based, Bluetooth enabled access entry system, has announced the appointment of Wendi Grinnell to the newly created position of vice president, effective immediately. Grinnell, of Elizabethtown, is a graduate of Rutgers University and has 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 […]

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Elizabethtown Breweries Again Make Special Plans for Harrisburg Beer Week

The annual event is called Harrisburg Beer Week, but the name is misleading. It isn’t just for a week and it isn’t just in Harrisburg. Elizabethtown’s breweries are getting into the act once again. Moo-Duck Brewery across the street from the train station, Funk Brewing on Market Street downtown and Cox Brewing in Rheems are […]

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Local Hand-Tooled Archery Shop Hearkens Back to Medieval Times

Bill Darr – looking like a medieval archer – strides away from a silhouette target on a field two football fields long at the Sterling Renaissance Festival in upstate New York on a late summer day. He stops several times, turns and fires an arrow from his handmade, wood, longbow through the target forehead. Darr […]

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Elizabethtown Law Firm Plans Merger With Lancaster Firm

The attorneys and staff of Elizabethtown-based law firm Gingrich, Smith, Klingensmith & Dolan are to join Lancaster-based law firm Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLP effective Jan. 1. Although GSK&D is merging into Nikolaus & Hohenadel, attorneys John M. Smith, Kevin D. Dolan, Jeffrey S. Shank and Julie M. Cooper, and their support staff will continue to […]

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Chamber of Commerce Focuses On Downtown Storefronts

The Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce is putting a focus on downtown storefronts, Executive Director Heather Hohenwarter said. “A thriving downtown is indicative of a healthy community,” Hohenwarter told the Elizabethtown Borough Council at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16. One thing the business group wants to do is talk to landlords about vacant storefronts. […]

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W. Donegal Company Denies Allegation of Race Discrimination

The owner of a West Donegal Township-based insulation company has denied all allegations of racial discrimination in a response to a suit by a former employee. Christopher M. Shaffer of Middletown filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, against Appalachian Insulation Supply, on Oct. 5, according to court documents. A response was […]

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Governor on Hand in Conoy Township as Soybean Processing Plant Opens

A large-scale soybean processing plant in Pennsylvania has opened despite fears about possible air pollution. Gov. Tom Wolf was among those on hand Monday, Sept. 25, for the opening of the $60 million Perdue Agribusiness plant. The facility has faced opposition over emissions of a federally designated hazardous air pollutant, which regulators say can eventually […]

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