A new CEO will take the reins this December at Elizabethtown landmark, Masonic Villages. William L. Kingsbury, Esq will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all the charitable activities and functions of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. >READ MORE
Stone Gables Estate curates important Central Pennsylvanian historical treasures
Each piece of the Stone Gables Estate contains a fascinating story. The story becomes even more interesting as the Abels’ plans continue to unfold as they learn of — or are made aware of — other pieces of regional history that would fit the Stone Gables Estate vision. READ MORE>
3rd Annual Special Olympics Swim Meet
Elizabethtown College athletes from across the state were paired with special olympians who competed at the 3rd Annual Special Olympics swim meet. The event has continued to double in size each year.
FX Photobooths Inducted Into Knot Weddings Hall of Fame
Elizabethtown Chamber member, FX Photo Booths has been inducted into Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. “It is a great honor to be recognized by a Wedding industry leader for providing a great product and service to our wedding customers across central Pennsylvania,” Lisa Sevret, Owner, FX Photo Booths. >READ MORE
First Re-Enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train Announced
Bells & whistles, re-enactors, and mounted troops will celebrate the arrival of the Lincoln Funeral Car, also known as “United States”, when it travels on the same .62 mile of original railbed at Stone Gables Estate as it did on April 22, 1865. For more information on tickets. how to ride the train or re-enactor registration, READ MORE from the Elizabethtown Advocate.
Lancaster County Kmarts Survive
Heather Hohenwarter, executive director of the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, had a different perspective. Her preference is to have a thriving retailer in the Kmart space on South Market Street rather than a struggling store with an uncertain future. That could be a revitalized Kmart or a different retailer, she said, as long as the merchant’s offerings complement what others provide, preserving the retail community’s “nice balance,” and the merchant contributes to the “synergy” among existing retailers.” >READ MORE
ELIZABETHTOWN ESTABLISHES COMMUNITY PLACE
ECHOS, a community and housing outreach service, is opening a new winter shelter in Elizabethtown, in conjunction with an organization called the Community Place On Washington. Their goal? To make sure anyone who needs help can find it all in one place. >WATCH FEATURE
19 things in Lancaster to get excited for in ’19
Fuego Latino Restaurant & Catering. Lancaster is blessed with the number of Latin food spots throughout the county, and another one just popped up from cousins Gerson Morales-Pinzon and Jorge Giron. Even better – it is located right next to Funk Brewing, for the perfect one-two punch.
Coming Together For Christmas TreE-town
This year, the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce (EACC) is spearheading a collaboration between numerous local businesses and organizations to focus holiday efforts under one brand: Christmas TreE-town. EACC executive director Heather Hohenwarter said that the initiative will highlight the many events that take place in the Elizabethtown area during the holiday season. READ MORE
Elizabethtown companies bring virtual reality to Breeders Cup
Michael Sanchez Greenfish Labs Executive Producer said “For the viewer that can’t be there in person, this will bring them front and center, you want to bring new people into the fold and that is exactly what our technology is capable of doing.” READ MORE