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Honor Roll/Dean's List/Graduation

Heisey Receives Degree July 24, 2017

Andrea Heisey, who grew up in Elizabethtown, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Mass.

Heisey was among the 557 students in the Class of 2017 who received a degree from the graduate school on May 6.

Higher Education

Students Named To Dean's List July 24, 2017

The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, recently announced its dean's list for the spring 2017 semester. Students must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be named to the dean's list.

Local students who received the honor include Gabriela McCarty of Hummelstown and Grace Hagan of Hershey.

Special Events

Inaugural Mt. Gretna Photo Scavenger Hunt

Gretna Days, a full week of celebratory activities, will start on Sunday, July 23, in Mount Gretna to honor the 125th anniversaries of the Campmeeting and the Pennsylvania Chautauqua. Unless otherwise noted, registrations may be made by calling the Mount Gretna Visitor Information Center at 717-964-1830. Additional information about the events is also available by calling this number.

On July 23 at 7 p.m., an old-fashioned campmeeting service will be held in the Tabernacle, located at Third Street and Glossbrenner Avenue. The service will be led by the Rev. Bob Kettering and Dr. Rodney Shearer. The message and music will be taken from campmeetings of Mount Gretna's early years. Donations will be accepted.

The Mount Gretna Supper Club will salute the music of the late 1800s with "A Time Gone By" on Monday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy, located beside the Jigger Shop. The performers will be soprano Jennifer Anderson Myers, tenor Tom Walker and pianist Don Horneff, with dinner prepared by Becky Briody. There is a fee to attend. Seating is limited, and reservations will be accepted through Monday, July 21.

The Inaugural Mount Gretna Photo Scavenger Hunt will take place on Tuesday, July 25. Registration and release of the search information will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center. The Inaugural Mount Gretna Photo Scavenger Hunt Reveal Party will take place in the Hall of Philosophy at 7:30 p.m.

Information about the scavenger hunt is available at, with registration available by emailing

On Thursday, July 27, an Old Tyme Movie Series Double Feature will be presented at 7:30 p.m in the Hall of Philosophy. The films "Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter" and "She Done Him Wrong," featuring Mae West, will be shown. Admission is by donation.

On Friday, July 28, "Perspectives on 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" will be presented at 10 a.m. in the Hall of Philosophy. Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, Dr. Martha L. Levine and Dr. Kimberly Myers, professors in the department of humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine, will discuss the 1892 feminist text "The Yellow Wallpaper" through the lens of their expertise in women's studies, psychiatry, and literature. Admission is by donation.

A Victorian Tea and Fashion Show will take place on July 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy. A tea garden luncheon will be served, and there will be a fashion show of period clothing. There is a fee to attend, and seating is limited. Reservations will be accepted through July 21.

At 7:30 p.m. on July 28, Jean-Paul Benowitz from Elizabethtown College will present "Colemans, Kauffmans and Chautauquans: 125 Years of the Pennsylvania Chautauqua" in the Hall of Philosophy. Admission is by donation.

A Victorian photo booth will be offered on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.

Photographer Amy Wolfe will be available by reservation to take photos of individuals, groups or families in Victorian costumes. There is a fee, and a limited number of appointments are available. For more information, readers may visit

Retirement Communities

Bye Bye Birdie"

Servant Stage Youth Theater will present "Bye Bye Birdie" at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, on Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. The performance will be held at the outdoor pavilion, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the chapel.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, readers may call 717-355-6007. Performed in collaboration with Servant Stage and Lancaster Bible College's Summer Musical Theatre Camp, the performance features students ages 10 to 18.

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