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Recent Food Service Safety Inspections in Greater Elizabethtown

The Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a risk-based inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers. Following are recent local inspection reports. Hennigan’s, 1990 W. Main St., Mount Joy, complaint, Dec. 12. Food employees preparing food not wearing beard covers. A half-gallon of milk beyond the sell-by date of 12/10/18 on this day, Dec. 12. Duct tape, not cleanable, being used to […]

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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 […]

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Candle Company That Began in Home Expands to Mount Joy Warehouse, Office

A candle company that began as a hobby in a Mount Joy couple’s home has moved into a 3,300-square-foot warehouse and office space off of Main Street in Mount Joy. Fontana Candle Company operations moved into the new space on Thursday, Nov. 1. Located only a few minutes from its humble beginnings in founders Katie […]

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Elizabethtown Retailer Gets New Logo, Plans to Hold Customer Appreciation Days

A long-established retailer that has expanded from farm supply to include supplies for homeowners, gardeners and pet owners has a new logo and is welcoming the public to its upcoming Customer Appreciation Days. Brandt’s Farm Supply was founded in 1954, on the backs of dairy farmers, where cows were milked by hand and milk was […]

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Mount Joy Borough to Defend Denial of Beer Permit for Giant

In a 5-4 vote, the Mount Joy Borough Council decided to legally defend the borough against Giant Food Stores’ appeal of the borough’s rejection of a liquor license. Council members debated their September decision to reject Giant’s request to transfer a restaurant liquor license from a Pizza Hut in Ephrata Township to the Giant supermarket […]

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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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