E-Town HS Men’s Lacrosse Season Preview: From the Bottom Up (Podcast)

When you finish a season with more losses than wins, there is always a lot of room for improvement. When a team fails to win a conference game, the desire to get to the top becomes greater.

The Elizabethown High School men’s lacrosse team will try to do just that this season, looking to improve on their dismal 3-11 record from a year ago.

The Bears have the talent and the coaching to get to the next level, now it is time for them to produce.

Click below to listen to a 2009 Season preview podcast with Troy Machir, featuring E-Town head coach Jeremy Adams.

Elizabethtown High School Men’s Lacrosse Preview 2009

Matt Garber fund

I didn’t see this in any local outlets so I am posting:

HARRISONBURG – Although it’s been almost a year since Matthew Garber lived in Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite University hasn’t forgotten one of its favorite alumni.

Last summer, Garber, then a 22-year-old resident of Elizabethtown, Pa., was swimming with a group of friends in a cove in Costa Rica when he got caught in a riptide and drowned. Garber had just graduated with honors from EMU with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a minor in Bible and religion.

For weeks, the campus mourned. Garber, school officials said, was a “model student” known for his high marks, strong faith and good sense of humor.

And now, the university wants people to remember Garber for years to come. Last week, EMU announced it has established the Matthew Garber Endowed Scholarship Fund.

So far, EMU has collected about $4,600 in gifts for the fund and plans to raise $50,000, said Kirk Shisler, vice president of advancement. As soon as the fund accrues $10,000 or more, EMU will begin to grant scholarships in Garber’s name.

EMU financial aid and admissions staff will choose the student recipients based on financial need.

“We believe that this permanent fund in Matthew’s memory is a meaningful way to celebrate his legacy of faith in Christ and love of life and others,” Shisler said.

His Life, His Death

At EMU, Garber sang with the Chamber Singers for four years, was involved with the Young People’s Christian Association and served as a community adviser in campus residence halls for three years.

According to the university, Garber was one of 10 graduating seniors honored with the annual “Cords of Distinction” recognition for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university campus and beyond.

After graduation last spring, Garber flew to Costa Rica, where he was assisting a missionary family and learning Spanish. He had secured a position in the emergency room at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania at the end of the summer.

He died July 1.

“Faculty, staff and fellow students in EMU’s nursing department remember Matt for his smile, his positive attitude and his infectious sense of humor that he often used to relieve tension during some tense group projects,” said Arlene Wiens, nursing department chair.

Nursing classmate Melissa Sikes described Garber as “wise and mature beyond his years.”

“[Garber] was very immersed in life, involved in everything he touched,” Sikes said.

Garber, who was the son of Todd and Deb Garber of Elizabethtown, Pa., had five siblings.

Check It Out

For more information on Garber’s scholarship, visit EMU.edu/giving/matt-garber.

Contact Heather Bowser at 574-6218 or hbowser@dnronline.com

Doughnut shop looks to city

Tomorrow is the last day that the Fractured Prune will be operating in E-town:

Hoping to reach more customers, an Elizabethtown doughnut and sandwich shop is moving to a long-vacant corner in downtown Lancaster.

The Fractured Prune hopes to open at Queen and Walnut streets by May 1, just in time for that month’s “First Friday” downtown activities.

“We’re really hoping to take advantage of that. There’s a lot of people out there (on a First Friday). It’s great exposure,” said manager Jasen Rivera.

The 255 N. Queen St. storefront has been empty since 1992, when adult bookstore Maxim’s closed after being the focus of anti-pornography prosecutions for years. Three floors of apartments are above.

The building was sold by a Trenton couple in 2006 to local owners, who renovated the entire structure. Their effort included gutting the first floor, installing windows there and readying the space for a new use.

Rivera estimated that the Fractured Prune will spend up to $50,000 to equip the space for its specific needs. But most of the new site’s equipment will be transferred from its Elizabethtown location.

Opened at 498 W. High St. in Elizabethtown by franchisee Chris Fulvio in June 2007, the Fractured Prune believes it can increase its volume by moving to a more populated area.

“We just think we’ll be better off in Lancaster, where there are more people coming by every day. … We’re trying to be more accessible,” said Rivera.

Its downtown Lancaster hours probably will be 6:30 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. seven days a week. The five-employee business will add two or three workers when it relocates.

Hersheypark’s Boardwalk: The SEAquel

Have you heard the latest news?  Hersheypark is currently expanding their Boardwalk water area to accommodate two new water attractions.  They use an ingenious method to recycle old concrete from an attraction that had to be removed. ECTV-40’s Stephen Juliano has the story at the youtube link below.

Hersheypark’s Boardwalk: The SEAquel

Hersheypark’s Boardwalk: The SEAquel is scheduled to open May 23, 2009. For more information, visit www.hersheypark.com.

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Citizen Journalism