Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Here is a quick list of information and resources for Carlisle. You can also find more by searching (using the search box at the top of the page).

Official Borough Sources
Carlisle Police : 717-243-5252
Carlisle Borough
Carlisle School District

Utilities
Electric: PP&L
Natural Gas: UGI
Water/Sewer: Contact the Borough (link above)
Telephone: Embarq

Organizations
Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carlisle Association

Dickinson College
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast

As the only B&B in the Carlisle Downtown Historic District, and voted “Best of Carlisle Area” 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, we offer the very best in amenities, in the elegance of a home in its present form since 1826.

In-room telephones with free domestic local and long-distance calling, broadband Internet both wired and wireless, fine English teas and an international-themed quiche breakfast are all inclusive of the nightly rate.

Business guests will appreciate the high-speed Internet, fax and copying facilities. Leave your car in our off-street parking and walk to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Dickinson College and Law School, the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center and some of the best restaurants, shops and antiques in South Central Pennsylvania.

148 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-0350

The Residences at Seven Gables

The Residences at Seven Gables is a brand new upscale apartment community offering contemporary amenities and features unlike anyplace else in Carlisle, PA.  You‘ll enjoy unprecedented access to everywhere in and around southcentral PA.

We’re ideally located near I-83, Route 15 and the PA Turnpike for easy commuting to work, shop and play in nearby Harrisburg, Dillsburg, Shippensburg, and Boiling Springs.

Take a plunge into the resort-style pool or kickback on the sundeck.

The elegant clubhouse is great for entertaining and is available for private functions.  There’s a state-of-the-art fitness center and a full service business center to help you stay connected.

The Residences at Seven Gables is professionally managed by Lincoln BP Management, Inc., you’ll enjoy benefits such as 24-hour emergency maintenance and lock out service, beautifully landscaped grounds and snow removal.  The on-site managers are dedicated to taking care of the details so you can just relax in your distinctive apartment home.

The Residences at Seven Gables
1 Rush Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-7705

Thus Saith the Lord

A ministry encouraging everyone to study their Bibles for a ‘Thus Saith the Lord’. 1. We are not a church nor are we trying to replace the church. We encourage regular church attendance (based upon Hebrews 10:25). 2. We are not a following but we encourage people to properly follow every word of God (based upon Matthew 4:4). 3. We are an international, non-profit, personal ministry team.

700 Clay Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-8785

Good Shepherd Community UM Church

Good Shepherd Church – making your community our community for over 100 years.
We have been serving the Carlisle area from the corner of Ritner Highway and McCallister Church Road for many generations. In fact, great-grandpap may have even gone to school at the McCallister One Room Schoolhouse that stood on our property for many years.
We are a mix of rural and suburban; traditional and contemporary; old and young, but we have one thing in common… sharing the love and peace of God with the communities we serve.

2135 Ritner Hwy
Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 249-6879

Carlisle Fish and Game Assn

Carlisle Fish and Game Assn

Carlisle Fish & Game Association is located midway between Carlisle and Mechanicsburg on State Route 641. Its more than 100 acres is dedicated to outdoor recreational pursuits. Activities open to the public include trap, skeet, sporting clays, wobble trap and 5-stand. A 300-yard rifle range with covered firing line and 25-yard pistol range are reserved for members, as are the fishing lake, archery field course, and archery practice range. Hunter safety instruction, fly tying, rifle and shotgun classes and semi-annual outings are available for both members and the community at large.

1421 W. Trindle Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-9808

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part III

by Charlie Andrews

The Decline Again

Over time, most organizations, businesses or communities fall into a routine. There is no individual fault, yet we are all at fault as we become comfortable, and complacency creeps into our routine. This is a difficult thing to combat, but it is particularly disastrous for what is essentially a marketing effort. We need to continue finding ways of increasing our marketing to the outside world, and ways of funding it. Our efforts have stalled, because our current plan for addressing this is no longer effective.

The downtown’s new decline is now apparent and has begun a vicious cycle. As empty storefronts appear, they are not soon filled with new merchants. They remain empty, become trashy looking, weeds are beginning to grow and tree wells are not maintained.

Stores become harder to rent, and rents start dropping. This allows less-credible merchants in who do not maintain or improve their storefronts, sidewalks, window displays, etc. The gutting of the sign ordinance further enhanced this deterioration. These less-credible merchants don’t stay long, and we are left with either another empty and now further- deteriorated site, or another less-credible merchant who is not going to last either.
All this means fewer people on the sidewalks, so they become attractive to skateboarders and bicyclists. This is illegal, but because there are fewer merchants or shoppers to complain, even less attention is paid to the downtown. Even traffic and crosswalk enforcement declines for the same reasons.

An ominous indicator of the downtown’s decline is that this year (2004) a building owner applied for and received a zoning exemption to convert a storefront into a residential apartment. For the downtown, this is “the kiss of death.”

Go to Part IV

Serendipity Antique Gallery

Serendipity Antique Gallery

Rick & Jane Wire have been collecting, buying and selling antiques and used furniture since 1995.  They moved to Carlisle in 2005, and have become very active in the community including Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. Homeless Shelter.  Rick & Jane became very good friends with Mary Roell, owner of Bedford St. Antiques where they rented space for 2 years.   In July of 2012, they had an “ah-ha” moment when they stumbled across a vacant 12,000 sq. ft. building that had the perfect location and could also accommodate in-house auctions, something that no other Antique Shop in the area could provide.  The fact that it was a mere 6 minutes from their home made it a no brainer.  This was it!  On August 1, 2012, Rick & Jane opened “Serendipity Antique Gallery”.  The Gallery features Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Silver & Currency, Primitives, Industrial, Quality Used Furniture and the LARGEST selection of Antique furniture in Central PA!

•       Located just 3 miles off Rt. 81 & PA. Turnpike coming into Carlisle
•       8,500 sq. ft. of space on ONE floor
•       Lots of parking
•       Monthly In-house auctions

876 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-218-7715 or 717-554-4950