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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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Please mention in the subject that this is for basic Carlisle, PA information.

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

Mateya Law Firm

The Mateya Law Firm has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the estate planning process with a strategy crafted to meet your unique wishes and circumstances.  We understand the importance of building a relationship of trust with our clients and provide a human touch that is representative of the ideals that truly set us apart. Our focus is on helping people, from the preparation of a well-structured and powerful legacy for your family, through the difficult process of finalizing and handling your loved one’s estates.

Domestic Violence Services

DVS/CP seeks to provide services and support to those who are experiencing domestic violence and to foster, as resources allow, social and systems change through education and advocacy.

DVS/CP is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in May 1990 and has provided 24 hour a day unduplicated services to the communities of Cumberland and Perry counties since 12:01 midnight on July 28, 1990.

Just Shoot Us Now

Just Shoot Us Now is an event photo booth based on the premise that Bigger is Better!

We have a photo booth…um photo space … that can accommodate up to 22 people, can be as big as a 10’x10′ room or it can be intimately set for a party of 3.  And, just like a great band or DJ, the Just Shoot Us Now booth, is fabulous entertainment.  The booth is a great way to capture the moments of your  weddings, birthdays and other events.

We are a locally owned small business and eager to show you how you can make your event way too much fun.

1240 Holly Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-2861

Union Fire Company

The Union Fire Company No.1 was organized to provide fire protection for the citizens of Carlisle in 1789, the same year George Washington became President of the United States. Today, more than 215 years later, the Union continues to provide service to the area. In honor of all the men and women who have faithfully served the company, a portion of our old fire station has been dedicated to preserving their history. The original Meeting Room and Engine Room have been maintained in near original condition and contain a large portion of our proud history.

The Engine Room houses a 1929 American LaFrance engine along with other equipment and artifacts from our past. The Meeting Room is filled with many items – some of which date back to our origin – which any firefighting buff will find extremely interesting. A few of those items are shown on our museum page.

35 W Louther St
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-2123

Superior Metalworks

We are the very proud owners and employers of this sheet metal fabrication company.  We mostly do commercial restaurant equipment, but also have done work for many residential homes.  Our client base runs from New York City to Virginia and EVERYWHERE in between.  Outside of doing the normal hood, duct work and kitchen furniture we have also custom fabricated grills for both cars and trucks, stainless steel sculptures of ALL KINDS for many businesses, outdoor fire pits and many other things.  We give our all and our reputation speaks for itself.  There is NOTHING we won’t at least “try” to fabricate to suit your needs.  We love our work and it shows.

1779 W. Trindle Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-245-2446

Stoney Creek Company

Our first goal as a company is to add to that enjoyment.

We design and build Solid Hardwood Fly Tying Desks, Windsor Desk Chairs, a Feather & Material Hutch, Fly Rod Stands, Tool Stations,
and a variety of accessories. We specialize in the extremely unique, the absolute highest quality and most affordable hand-made fly tying furniture you’ll find anywhere.

905 Mt. Rock Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013
(866) 399-7726

Music at the Mill

Music at the Mill is a small entertainment business that caters to those who no longer enjoy the bar sceen.  We are offering concerts at a beautiful venue in the downtown Carlisle area.

Concert information can be retrieved from our Music at the Mill Facebook page or by contacting Judy.
Come and enjoy the big sound from our small town.

320 East Louther St.
Carlisle, Pa. 17013
717-422-7017