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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Just Like New Kids

Just Like New is an incredible children’s consignment event which gives the very best services available to both consignor’s and shoppers. We pride ourselves on being the most organized sale in Pennsylvania. All items are clearly labeled and placed in specific sections so you can easily find the size, gender and items that you are seeking for. Our computerized inventory, friendly workers, and efficiency, help make us the best! Try us for excellent quality and affordable prices. We would love to serve you and your family!

Our consignors love to quickly enter their items online. And they track their sales online during the event. It is fast, easy and fun! Consignor checks are ready in 14 days! All your items are neatly sorted and ready for you at pick up. It “Just” doesn’t get any easier!

Since we focus on quality, shoppers get a great selection-and the prices are affordable for families in search of bargains!

Come discover Just Like New, it will be the event you will never miss again! WHY CONSIGN WITH JLN? You set the price! You are in complete control of how much your items sell for. You decide if you want your items discounted. You receive 70% of the selling price! This is much better than the 40/60 split most consignment stores offer. Your check arrives within 14 days! Your items will be viewed by hundreds of people during the best consignment sale in Central Pennsylvania. We bring the larger shopping audience to you!

Check the website for the next sales event and location!

Consignor Registration is open! Visit our website for registration information.

No time to consign? Want to shop the preview sale? Volunteer to work a shift and shop before the consignors!

We are very pleased to announce that First Time Moms & Dads and Grandparents get to shop the Just Like New Preview Sale, right after the volunteers, consignors and our wonderful sponsors as our guest! This sale allows first time parents (expecting, adopting or mothers of a first child) the chance to enjoy our pre-sale. All first time parents must pre-register for this sale.

We look forward to seeing You soon!

1561 Holly Pike ( Rt. 34)
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-486-8737

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Vision:  Our Vision is to be the recognized leader in fostering business development in the Central Cumberland County area.

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Mission:  To be a catalyst that will actively promote and support responsible economic growth in the Carlisle region, while continuing to provide enhanced benefits for our membership and a vibrant quality of life for our community.

212 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-4515

IntegrityWorks Coaching

IntegrityWorks Coaching is a values-driven consulting company focused on planned and purposeful growth for individuals, teams and organizations, with a specific emphasis on sales training, sales and leader coaching, and outsourced sales management. The focus of our professional services is driven first by the development of people; followed by the creation and commitment to proven processes; leading to enhanced, lasting and measurable productivity; and finally resulting in profitable growth for individuals, teams and organizations.

14 Downing Street
Carlisle PA 17013
717-226-4306

S. A. Davis Electric

Davis Electric has been providing professional electrical services in Central Pa for over 25 years! Davis Electric is a well-established, Carlisle electrical contractor with a modern approach of no job is too small. We pride ourselves in the quality and neatness of the work we perform and the good customer relationships we have achieved over the years.

Davis Electric provides a wide variety of services for residential and commercial customers ranging from new installations to repairs. We bring our personal touch from start to finish. We use only quality materials to guarantee the success of each and every project.  With our years of experience, we are sure to bring Customer Satisfaction. Scott Davis personally guarantees courteous, prompt, and efficient services for all of his customers.

Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-6185

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

Oaktree Environmental Services

In 2007, former US Army veterans, John New and Steve Kreis, recognized the need for improving the quality of services available to the public in the area of wastewater treatment and hauling. Armed with the knowledge and experience of providing great customer service, they set out to form a strong brand that stood for loyalty and integrity.

In 2008, Oaktree Environmental Services, Inc. was formed and began acquiring and consolidating small, family-run septic and portable restroom companies with the goal of providing great, consistent service at a fair price.

From 2008-2012, Oaktree has seen consistent growth and provided jobs – bucking the industry trend. Being a veteran-owned organization, Oaktree gives back to the community veteran organizations through free and discounted services. We also support local youth programs and schools.

In 2011, Oaktree Environmental Services opened its second office in Newport, PA to offer Perry County residents the same great service that Cumberland County residents have come to rely on. Oaktree attributes its continued success to providing great service at a fair price.

Oaktree Environmental Services is a full-service provider of septic system services including tank cleaning, repairs and installation. We also sell and rent the cleanest portable restrooms available for your events.

Thank you to our customers for their support over the last four years as we have strived to exceed your standards for customer service.

298 McAllister Church Rd. Suite D
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-249-5056

Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher
As Americans began writing their history in the 1800s, they searched for heroes and heroines symbolizing America’s spirit and character. George Washington became “The Father of Our Country.” And America’s Revolutionary War heroine? Molly Pitcher. Bits and pieces of actual people and events, along with half truths and embellishments, evolved into the Molly Pitcher Legend that has been handed down from generation to generation.

The Legend:
On June 28, 1778, Continental and British troops clashed at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey. Reported as “one of the hottest days ever known,” soldiers dying of heat and thirst welcomed the sight of Mary Hays, wife of an artillery soldier, as she repeatedly brought water to the exhausted and wounded men. They nicknamed her Molly Pitcher. (Afterwards, any woman bringing water to soldiers on the field, was called “Molly Pitcher.”)

As the battle raged, Molly’s husband was wounded while manning his cannon. Molly rose to the occasion by picking up the rammer and servicing the cannon through out the remainder of the battle. Her heroic efforts were recognized by George Washington himself (as some stories claim) and by the State of Pennsylvania.

Carlisle’s Molly Pitcher:

The Basics
Mary Hays McCauley (McKolly or McCalla or McCawley or McAuley) was born c1753 and married William Hays. William was a gunner in Proctor’s 4th Artillery at the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution, and Mary, like many women, followed her husband to war. After the War, William, Mary, and their 3-year-old son, John L. Hays, settled in Carlisle purchasing lot #257. William entered the barbering business. William died in 1786 and by 1793 Mary married John McCalla, who dies or disappears by 1810. In 1822 Mary Hays McCauley applied for a pension from the State of Pennsylvania and was granted a yearly $40 pension by special act of the PA legislature. The initial bill, Senate No. 265, was entitled “An act for the relief of Molly McKolly, a widow of a soldier of the Revolutionary War.” Striking “widow of a soldier” and inserting “for services rendered” was a deliberate change to the bill and Mary thus received the pension in her own right. Molly and her son continued to live in Carlisle until her death in 1832. Mary Hays McCauley is referred to as Mary, Molly, and Polly in various tax and other records. Although oral accounts have been passed down that Mary Hays actually took her husband’s place at the cannon after he was injured at the Battle of Monmouth, there is no documentation – as yet – that she really did this.

Mixing it up
Also in Cumberland County at the time of the Revolutionary War, just north of Chambersburg,
(now Franklin County) was Mary Corbin. Known as Captain Molly, she fought at the Battle of Washington in 1776 and documentation verifies her firing a cannon and being wounded during that battle. She also received a pension in her own right. She is buried at West Point.

Was she the original Molly Pitcher?
FYI: Other women were also granted pensions for their services during the American Revolution by special act of the PA Legislature.

Does it matter?
Whether Carlisle’s Mary Hays McCauley or Margaret Corbin, visiting the Molly Pitcher Monument in Carlisle’s Old Graveyard is worth the visit to pay respects to all women who followed their loved ones to war and made heroic sacrifices in the cause of Independence – on and off the field of battle.

Compliments of Carlisle Guided Tours * Walking Tours of Carlisle * (717) 249-2926 (Not sure if they are in business now)

References:
Thompson, D.W. and Schaumann, Merri Lou. “Goodbye, Molly Pitcher,” Cumberland County History, Vol. 6, Number 1, Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society,1989.

Echman, Walter. Program script on the history of the Carlisle Carpet Co., 1964.

Hoffer, Ann Kramer. Twentieth Century Thoughts-Carlisle: The Past Hundred Years, Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society, 2002.