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Relay For Life Team To Host Craft Fair October 20, 2017

A craft fair, which is hosted by a local Relay For Life (RFL) team, will be held for the fourth year on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Living Hope Community Church, 2823 Columbia Ave., Lancaster. The event had previously been run by Carol's Crazy Crew RFL team, which has consciously uncoupled; Ken's Cancer Fighters has planned this year's craft fair.

At least 30 vendors are slated to participate in the craft fair. They will sell handmade goods, including wooden items, crocheted accessories, pillows, and etched glassware, as well as direct sale merchandise. There will be opportunities to win baskets filled with items relating to themes of children, men, women, Pennsylvania professional football teams, beauty, pets, movies, and more.

Members of Ken's Cancer Fighters will prepare chicken corn and cheeseburger soups, which will be sold by the bowl and by the quart. Hot dogs and other lunch food will be available, and a wide assortment of baked goods will also be offered.

The proceeds from the craft fair will benefit the American Cancer Society, of which Relays are signature fundraisers. Ken's Cancer Fighters formed in 2011 in memory of the late Ken Yellets, who died from lung cancer in 2004. Team members range in age from 14 to 83, and they come from York and Lancaster counties. Numerous members of the team - who are related to Ken or friends of the family - have also received cancer diagnoses.

"Cancer affects everyone," said team member Joanne Meshew, who is a cousin of Ken's daughters, Barb Yellets Deery and Deb Jones.

"(The team) brings us together," Deery remarked. "It makes us stronger as a family."

"And we're loving every minute of it," Jones added.

Ken's Cancer Fighters will participate in the 2018 Relay For Life of Lancaster County, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at Conestoga Valley High School. In the months leading up to the event, the team will sell candy, host yard sales and bake sales, and write donation letters to their friends and acquaintances. The team typically raises between $2,000 and $3,000 each year. Meshew expressed hope that the craft fair will boost their fundraising totals.

Jones would like everyone to feel welcome to shop the craft fair. "We have unique, handmade things, and we are supporting a very good cause," she said.

For more information about the team, readers may call Jones at 717-682-5260. Folks interested in being a vendor at a future craft fair may call team member Barb Slaymaker at 717-629-0038.


Senior Center Slates Painting Giveaway October 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is selling prize drawing tickets for an original Star Barn painting.

Tickets will be available at the GEARS Fall Festival at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 28; at J.B. Hostetter's on Saturday, Nov. 4; and at the senior center's bazaar and pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets may also be purchased at the senior center on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drawing will be held at the close of the bazaar on Nov. 11.

The senior center is located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. For more information, readers may call 717-367-7984.


Students Will Observe Red Ribbon Week October 20, 2017

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) and Elizabethtown Area School District are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, a drug prevention campaign held each October. Red Ribbon Week is being observed from Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. This year's theme is "Your future is key, so stay drug free!"

During classes and throughout the week, students will participate in special activities and learn about refusal skills, decision-making, and the importance of being drug-free.

At the elementary schools, students will have the opportunity to participate in "Plant the Promise" by planting red tulip bulbs on school grounds or at home and pledging to be drug free. Red tulip bulbs will be planted by student groups at Bear Creek School, Elizabethtown Area Middle School, and Elizabethtown Area High School. Various community businesses have agreed to have bulbs planted by EACTC Community Coalition members as well. When these flowers bloom in the spring, they will be a reminder of the students' pledges and a community-wide beautification project.

For more information about Red Ribbon Week, the EACTC Community Coaliton, or how to talk to one's children about alcohol and drug use, readers may visit or search for "Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)" on Facebook.


Herr House To Close For Season October 20, 2017

The Amos Herr House will close its doors for tours for the season on Sunday, Oct. 29. Tours will be conducted that day from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The home will reopen for weekend tours in April of 2018.

The 1852 homestead is located in Amos Herr Park at 1756 Nissley Road, Landisville. For more information, visit or


"Christmas At Salem" Will Offer Gifts Galore October 20, 2017

The children's gift tree will be absent from the 32nd annual Christmas at Salem holiday bazaar, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Salem United Church of Christ (UCC) of Rohrerstown, 2312 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. However, there will be plenty for youngsters to do to get into the spirit of Christmas.

"We will have (Santa's Workshop) - a room for kids to make crafts and decorate cookies," said pastor Laverne DiNino.

Youngsters might also be interested in the used books and DVDs that will be offered for sale.

Of course, there will be lots for adults as well. In addition to the reading materials and movies, there will be nearly 40 crafters and other vendors selling their wares. Items will include crocheted scarves and blankets, jewelry, handmade cards, pillows, wreaths, cheese boards and other wood crafts, fused glass, holiday ornaments, garden decor, Pokemon collectibles, and ceramics. Home-party sellers will offer women's clothing, handbags and totes, hair accessories, papercrafting supplies, and fragrance products. Boy Scout Troop 64, which Salem sponsors, will also have a booth at the bazaar, where Scouts will provide information about Wreaths Across America and accept donations.

A silent auction of select items will run concurrently with the bazaar. A Penn State-themed wreath, a knit shawl, a hand-painted slate, an appliqued wool tablemat, and a slate-roofed birdhouse will be among the items up for bids. Additionally, there will be opportunities to win a queen-size Amish-made quilt.

One aspect that the organizers consider unique to their event is the freshness of the baked goods. Pumpkin and mincemeat pies will be baked at the church the day before the bazaar, and sticky buns will still be coming out of the ovens when the doors open to the public.

"We have quite a following of people who come just for the food," remarked church member Eileen Shipe.

Church cooks will prepare gallons of vegetable beef soup, which may be purchased by the bowl or the quart. One man likes the soup so much that he tries to be first through the doors, large containers in hand, the organizers said.

Other hot foods and baked goods, including breads, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and cakes, will be available. Church member Shirley Reitz noted that while it is not a baked item, fudge is one of the big sellers from that section of the bazaar.

Proceeds from the bazaar will be used for charitable purposes.

"We have been focusing on Disaster Relief, an organization the UCC supports," DiNino said. "But we tend to give locally. We provide money for emergency (home-heating) fuel. If there's a special project we're undertaking for the church, we'll usually give some there."

Ginny Deaner, who helped to begin the bazaar in 1985, noted that while the items offered at the bazaar have changed through the years from entirely handmade by church members to products crafted by others, the bazaar itself has not lost its purpose. "From the start, it was dedicated to helping others," Deaner said.

For more information about Christmas at Salem, readers may call the church at 717-397-0141.


Rotary Club Of Mount Joy Invites Veterans To Breakfast October 20, 2017

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy is sponsoring a breakfast for local veterans, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast, which will be served by Rotarians, will be provided free of charge to all veterans and a guest.

All Mount Joy residents, parishioners, and local employees who are veterans are invited to the breakfast. Members of the local Rotary Club wish to honor veterans who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Transportation may be available. To attend the breakfast, veterans should contact Linda Goya-Hartman at 717-653-6300 or Joanne Pinkerton at 717-653-5911. The deadline for breakfast reservation is Wednesday, Nov. 8.

When making reservations, veterans should provide their branch and years of active service. Attendees who will be accompanied by a non-veteran are asked to include the non-veteran in the reservation count.

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy has been serving the area since 1926. The club provides members with the opportunity to give back to their town, entertain at local events, and develop the local social and ecological infrastructure. For more information about the Rotary Club of Mount Joy, readers may contact Gonya-Hartman or Pinkerton.


Borough Sets Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 20, 2017

Mount Joy Borough invites the community to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. at Old Standby Park, 223 W. Main St., Mount Joy.

Part of the park property was formerly the site of a historic manufactured gas plant (MGP), which manufactured gas and conveyed it to the local community for lighting, heating, and industrial purposes. Local residents nicknamed the facility "Old Standby" due to its reliability in keeping the lights on during severe weather.

The Mount Joy MGP was constructed around 1879 and operated until approximately 1951. PPL Electric Utilities' predecessor, the former Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (PP&L), owned the property at 225 W. Main St. from approximately 1930 through 1948, when it was sold to United Gas Improvements Company. UGI Utilities Inc. (UGI), a subsidiary of this company and the previous owner of the property, currently operates natural gas regulation and distribution facilities on a portion of the property.

UGI and PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) jointly conducted an environmental investigation from 2012 through 2017 and an Interim Remedial Action (IRA) at the site in 2015, under the oversight of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).

The assessment included the collection of soil and groundwater samples for chemical analysis to identify whether constituents from the former MGP operations might be present in soil or groundwater. The IRA also included the excavation and off-site treatment and disposal of MGP source areas and readily recoverable contaminants at the site. In order to remove the soils, an adjacent property, 223 W. Main St., with a single-family home located adjacent to the site was purchased by UGI, and the home was demolished due to its close proximity to the excavation area. Approximately 4,095 tons of soils were then excavated and removed from the site.

Prior to completing the IRA, UGI installed planned improvements to the local gas distribution system in the borough. The improvements included the installation of new gas regulating equipment on the UGI property and the installation of upgraded gas conveyance piping on West Main Street and Fairview Street.

UGI and PPL had previously indicated to Mount Joy Borough that they were interested in identifying beneficial public reuse alternatives that Mount Joy Borough may deem appropriate for the property. Mount Joy Borough identified a public benefit for creating a public park at this location.

PPL subsequently provided two conceptual development plans to the borough depicting the layout of a potential driveway to connect to Hopewell Street and the creation of a public park. The new park contains improved handicapped-accessible ramps, stamped asphalt throughout, park benches, park lighting, trash and dog waste receptacles, and landscaping.

Upon completion of the project, Mount Joy Borough accepted deed of dedication from UGI on Oct. 2 and granted a utility easement to UGI for access to their utilities.

The park celebrates the early industrial growth of Mount Joy Borough and the rich, native flora of southeastern Pennsylvania.


Presentation To Feature Marietta's First Houses October 20, 2017

James Landis To Speak At Town Talk

The Marietta Community House, 264 W. Market St., Marietta, will host "A Tale of Two Towns: Marietta's First Houses 1800-1810" as the latest installment in its Town Talk lecture series on Sunday, Oct. 29. The public is invited to the free event, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Speaker James C. Landis will include a slideshow presentation with his talk and will discuss the oldest houses in and around Marietta before it was incorporated as a borough in 1812. James is well known for his comprehensive research on buildings in the Marietta area. His talk will cover geographical features and physical structures, as well as economic, social, and political events that may have influenced the development of Marietta. He will also share genealogical information about the individuals who built and lived in the homes.

"Some changes that have been made over the years to familiar buildings also will be identified," explained Marietta Community House board member Margaret Landis, who James' mother. "(James') interest in local history is an ongoing avocation, and he has a talent for presenting history in a way that makes it lively and enjoyable."

James was born and raised in East Donegal Township, a quarter of a mile east of Marietta, and he has had a lifelong interest in the region. He has given numerous illustrated talks and has published articles on various historical subjects. He has inventoried the cemeteries in Marietta, is a lecturer annually at the Lancaster Family History Conference, and was co-author of the Chickies Historic District nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, James has appeared in several productions at the Susquehanna Stage Company in Marietta.

After his presentation, audience members will have a chance to ask James questions, and light refreshments will be served.

The schedule for the 2018 Town Talk series will be announced after Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

For more details, readers may contact Margaret at 717-426-1694 or To learn more about the Marietta Community House, interested individuals may visit


HMPS Plans Kristkindle Mart October 20, 2017

Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society (HMPS) members are gearing up for the eighth annual Kristkindle Mart on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bainbridge Fire Company, 34 S. Second St., Bainbridge. The community is invited to stop by the market any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The event is modeled after traditional outdoor German Christmas markets that are often held in the streets during the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas - only the HMPS version is condensed into one day and takes place indoors for a warmer atmosphere. "There are a lot of neat crafts that people can buy and get a head start on shopping for Christmas or other gifts," said HMPS board member and event organizer Elaine Jackson, noting that several popular vendors from previous years will be returning.

The Kristkindle Mart will feature a variety of handmade merchandise from local artists and crafters and other unique items. This year's selection will include rocks and minerals, candles, beaded jewelry, doll clothing, baked goods, homemade caramels, stationery, wooden toys and gifts, aluminum and gourd ornaments, knitted hats and scarves, and other crafts.

Breakfast, lunch, and snack options will be available to purchase for shoppers who work up an appetite - or for anyone who would like to stop by the fire hall for a meal or treat. Menu options will include muffins, chili, chicken corn soup, hot dogs, bratwurst, applesauce, chips, and a variety of desserts and beverages.

Activities for children will include crafts and the opportunity to make holiday cards that will be mailed to military service members.

A silent auction will feature items donated by vendors and a few other goods from local businesses.

The first HMPS Kristkindle Mart took place inside the Haldeman Mansion, but the organizers later moved the location to the Bainbridge Fire Company because the mansion does not have a heating system. Board members have been faithfully working to remedy that by hosting fundraising events throughout the year, and all of the proceeds from the Kristkindle Mart will go toward the heating fund for the mansion.

To learn more or to sign up to be a vendor at the event, readers may contact Jackson at or 717-426-3794. The Kristkindle Mart is the final event of the year for the HMPS. Readers may learn more about the mansion by visiting


District Takes Part In "Read For The Record" October 20, 2017


Church Slates Trunk Or Treat October 20, 2017

Mount Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church, 5615 Mount Pisgah Road, York, will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include treats, hot dogs, s'mores, hot chocolate, a bonfire and hayrides. Last year, more than 250 people from the community attended the event.

For more information, readers may visit


Cleanup Days Set At Fairview Cemetery October 20, 2017

The members of the Wrightsville Cemetery Association would like community members to know about upcoming cleanup days that have been scheduled to take place at the Fairview Cemetery, located along the 600 block of Hellam Street in Wrightsville.

The association officers include president Phil Lehman, vice president Bob Gotwols, treasurer Fred Smith, secretary Donyae Kalbarczyk, and superintendent Charlie Lauchman.

Fall cleanup will take place from Sunday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 26. Gotwols explained that workers will remove all of the decorations and items that have been placed beside the gravestones. The items will be moved to the area outside of the cemetery's lower shed, where individuals are welcome to claim anything they have placed that may have sentimental or other value to them. "We're not just going to be trashing everything," noted Gotwols. "We'll keep the (items) for one month for people."

Flyers will be placed throughout the town of Wrightsville to remind individuals as well. Folks are also welcome to collect their personal items prior to the dates of the cleanup.

Lehman said that cleanup days like this have been conducted in the past, but the association is now in the process of making it a more regular occurrence and hopes that everyone can be made aware of the event. Following the November effort, the next cleanup is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, to Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Fairview Cemetery, which was established in 1870 and occupies 14 acres of land, is the only property maintained by the association. Lehman said the organization is in the process of developing new rules for decorations that may be placed on gravestones, and that the revised list of regulations will soon be available upon request.

A website is also currently in the works for the cemetery, and interested individuals can look for updates on that project in future editions of the Community Courier.


Students To Learn About Police Animals October 20, 2017

Students at Resurrection Catholic School will host the Lancaster Police Department's K-9 team and mounted unit on Wednesday, Oct. 18, so students may learn more about how dogs and horses work with police on the job. Police Sgt. Michael Gerace will give a presentation on dog obedience in the school gym at 8:30 a.m. Mounted police will arrive later for all students to visit.

Students are raising money in October to donate to community organizations that use animals to help others. The school began the fundraiser because the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, falls in October.


Semper Fi 5K Set For Veterans Day October 20, 2017

Elizabethtown residents and Marine Corps veterans Steve Bowers and Richard Brinkman have completed more than 30 marathons between the two of them, and each has run the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., 10 consecutive years. "Once you run that for 10 years in a row, you're in a special club," Bowers said. "We're both pretty proud of that."

Now, Bowers and Brinkman are putting all of that running experience to good use as the race directors for the Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The Marine Corps League of Lancaster County Detachment 294 welcomes runners and walkers of all ages to participate in the race, which will step off promptly at 8 a.m. from Columbia High School (CHS), 901 Ironville Pike, Columbia. "This is a Marine Corps League run, but we're going to be honoring all the veterans," Bowers said.

Race day check-in and registration will be open from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals may register at through Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Participants will follow a route down Ironville Pike and through borough streets to the finish line at Locust and Bank streets. Bowers described the point-to-point course as a very fast, downhill route. "You can see the finish line from the starting line," remarked Bowers.

A shuttle bus service will be available at Columbia Crossing to transport runners back to CHS for their vehicles after the race. Organizers will also offer a free baggage claim service so participants may check a bag or clothing item before the race that they would like to have waiting for them at the finish line.

Prior to the race, the presentation of colors will be led by the Marine Corps League of Lancaster County color guard, and the national anthem will be sung.

Mile markers will be provided at every half-mile, and a water and aid station will be set up at the halfway point. Marine cadences and music will play at various parts of the course, and Marine Corps veterans will be calling out motivation from the sidelines.

Organizers encourage area residents and spectators to cheer on the runners and wave flags in honor of Veterans Day. "The last mile is straight down Locust Street, and we'd really like the public to join us in cheering on the runners and in the celebration (of veterans)," Bowers stated.

Afterward, everyone is invited to take what Bowers called "a cool-down walk" a few blocks farther to the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut St., Columbia, for post-race festivities. Live music will be performed by Musicians Bedside Manner, and free food and beverages will be available.

Children ages 3 to 12 may take part in the quarter-mile Chesty's Challenge Fun Run, named after the Marine Corps bulldog mascot. Registration will open at 8 a.m. at Columbia Crossing, and the fun run will take off at 9 a.m. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, medal, and goodie bag. A Chesty mascot will also visit the event.

An awards ceremony, including time to honor and recognize veterans for their service and sacrifice, will begin at approximately 9 a.m. at Columbia Crossing. Cash prizes and plaques will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as to the first-place masters (age 50 and up) male and female finishers. The top three finishers in various five-year age range categories will receive awards, and additional door prizes will be randomly distributed to participants. "We do have a couple of surprise awards, too," Bowers noted.

Proceeds from the event will support outreach programs for veterans in the greater Lancaster County area, including Victory House of Lancaster and the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

For more details, readers may visit To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the race, interested individuals may call Bowers at 717-361-8639.


T-Shirt Sales To Benefit Fire Department October 20, 2017

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department will benefit from sales of a T-shirt featuring Station 48's tower.

A Hershey-based apparel company designed and screen-printed the heather red shirt, which features, in white ink, a badge-like logo incorporating the tower and the words "Forty-Eight, Since 1905." Made from a cotton/polyester blend, the shirts come in unisex sizes of small, medium, large, extra large, and 2XL.

The shirts can be purchased at or by appointment at Station 48, 21 W. Caracas Ave., Hershey. Size 2XL is only available at the station. To make an appointment, readers may call the station at 717-533-2953.

All proceeds will benefit the fire department's capital campaign.


Book Sale To Benefit Manheim Community Library October 20, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 4, the Friends of the Manheim Community Library will host a used book sale in the basement of the Manheim Community Library building, 15 E. High St., Manheim. Elevator access and carts will be available.

The hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 2; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3; and 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 4. On Nov. 4, attendees will have the option of filling a bag with items for a set fee.

Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and videos will be available for purchase, with an assortment of titles that are suitable for adults, students, and children. The selection will include books for readers of all ages, as well as many works by bestselling authors. All of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

Members of the Friends of the Manheim Community Library are invited to a preview night on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Visitors may become a member of the Friends group at the door for a set membership rate in order to gain entry to the preview night. Individuals may also join the Friends group at any time throughout the year.

The cost of a yearly Friends membership helps to support the Manheim Community Library. The Friends' support provides for a portion of the library's annual budget, enabling the library to afford the resources needed to provide the Preschool Time and Toddler Time programs, among other offerings.

The library is currently accepting book donations for the sale during regular hours of operation. The regular Manheim Community Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays. Interested individuals may also donate books on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will be stationed in the back library parking lot to assist folks with unloading and transporting books to the basement for storage.

Book donations should be in good condition. Textbooks, encyclopedias, and condensed Reader's Digests will not be accepted.

Readers with questions about the book sale may contact the library staff at 717-665-6700 or Additional information about the Manheim Community Library is available at


Manheim Sportsmen Set Schedule October 20, 2017

The Manheim Sportsmen's Association, 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, has posted its schedule. For more information, readers may visit

The Manheim Sportsmen's Club sold steak sandwiches during the Manheim Farm Show, held Oct. 9 to 13. Helpers donated their time throughout the week to sell the sandwiches.

The club's monthly membership meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Nominations for officers for 2018 will take place at the meeting and again at the meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, before the election.

Additionally, membership dues for 2018 are now being accepted. Individuals may print an application from the website and complete and return it to the address listed on the application. Club dues should be paid before the end of 2017 in order to avoid a late fee. Members can call the membership secretary at 717-665-7729 or 717-468-1334 for further information on renewals. New members will be able to enjoy all club benefits for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018.

On Monday, Nov. 13, retirees and seniors will gather at the clubhouse at 8 a.m. for their monthly coffee and snack hour. It is open to members and friends. Individuals who are planning to attend for the first time may call Charlie at 717-951-6103.

The club will hold its monthly tactical shoot on the club's ranges on Saturday, Nov. 18. Registration will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m., with the shoot starting at 10 a.m. after a shooters' briefing. It will be open to the public. For details and regulations, readers may call Dave at 717-435-3327.

The clubhouse has been reserved by a member for a family Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23. The clubhouse is available to be rented by members and nonmembers for programs, meetings, and more throughout the year. Readers may call 717-951-6103 for rates.

The club's indoor range is open to the public throughout the winter season, weather permitting, on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. New shooters will need to qualify before using the range. There is a per-night cost. A range officer or instructor will be on duty to control shooting and assist shooters. For further information, readers may contact Allan at 717-653-9979 or

The club reminds readers that Saturday, Nov. 11, is the last day for Pennsylvania archery deer hunting. Pennsylvania firearms deer hunting season will be open from Monday, Nov. 27, to Saturday, Dec. 9.


Fair Board Sets Meeting October 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown Fair Board will hold a meeting at the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, 996 E. High St., Elizabethtown, on Thursday, Oct. 26. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

The public is invited.


Environmental Center Posts Programs October 20, 2017

Governor Dick Environmental Center, located at 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, has posted several activities. Attendees should meet at the Environmental Center. Programs are free unless stated otherwise, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, readers should email or call 717-964-3808 and leave a name and phone number in case the program is canceled.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, a flintknapping demonstration will take place at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn the techniques of tool making used by early native peoples.

At 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, Backyard Biologists: Tree Detectives will be offered. Children will learn to identify trees on a walk and will play leaf identification games. There is a per-child fee.

Golden Eagle Hikers will hold a history hike on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1:30 p.m. Hikers over age 50 will hike to 10 historical areas within the park.


GEARS Posts Schedule October 20, 2017

GEARS has posted its upcoming schedule. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare, led by human resource benefits specialist Jonathan Ebersole for individuals who are about to turn age 65, will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Recreation Room 2 at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The basics of Medicare will be explained, including how and when to sign up for Medicare, what is covered by the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), and what the difference is between a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) plan and a Medicare Advantage plan, along with how to find a plan that best fits one's needs. Several rounds of Medicare Bingo will be played.

Zumba will be led for individuals age 14 and up by licensed Zumba instructor Emily Harlan on Wednesdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gym in Memorial Hall on the campus of Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. Zumba is a dance fitness class that fuses musical rhythms and unique moves to create a workout system.

Various yoga classes will be taught for people age 14 and up by Michelle Pelna in the Masonic Village Lodge meeting room on Thursdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, with no class on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Participants should bring a yoga mat. Gentle/Beginner Yoga will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will focus on fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications. Vinyasa Yoga will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and previous yoga experience is beneficial but not required, as modifications will be offered.

Strong by Zumba will be led by licensed Zumba fitness instructor Amy Fleming for people age 14 and up in the Memorial Hall gym at Masonic Village from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, with no class on Nov. 23. The class will utilize a combination of HIIT, body weight exercises, and strength conditioning led by music.

GEARS will offer an "on your own" trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 9. Motorcoach transportation will depart the Elizabethtown Area High School parking lot, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, at 7 a.m. and will arrive in New York City at approximately 11 a.m., with a return time of 11 p.m.

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