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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Daily Express, Inc.

Daily Express, Inc is a local trucking firm that specializes in oversize, overweight and specialized freight. Some of the more interesting frieght hauled includes a 32 foot wide mirror, built in Corning, NY and polished in Wampum, PA – Daily Express was involved in transporting the mirror to its PA destination. The mirror is now part of a telescope facility in Hawaii.

1072 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-5757

Dickinson Presbyterian Church

The Friendly Church in the Country.

The mission of Dickinson Presbyterian Church is to be a congregation empowered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ ; to develop a loving family of believers; to share the joys of Christian faith in worship, education and fellowship; and to reach out in service and witness to our community and world.

12 Church Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-776-3461

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part VI

by Charlie Andrews

Some Possible Future Enterprises?

Historical
• “The Shelling of Carlisle” Reenactment of the shelling of Carlisle by Jeb Stuart’s troops. This could be developed into festival celebrating Carlisle’s historic part in the Civil War. The festival could take place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds and also be developed as a Civil War re-enactors festival (vendors selling uniforms, paraphernalia, workshops, etc.). A festival should be at least a weekend long, and, of course, one of the highlights would be the reenactment of the shelling. The theater could be involved in showing a relevant film such as “Gettysburg.”

• “Washington at Carlisle” A review of the troops, reenacting George Washington’s coming to Carlisle on the way to western Pennsylvania to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. Again, this could be developed into a festival similar to the one above, only now with a revolutionary theme.

• Revolutionary War Walking Tour: Molly Pitcher, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, spies, and signers of the Declaration of Independence, etc. Historical movies with lecture/discussion afterward. Hotel package with period dinners and Patriot’s Ball, coordinated with the Cumberland County Historical Society and the Carlisle Theater.

The Carlisle Theater
• Theater/Hotel packages – Collaboration between the theater and hotel to coordinate show and movie packages. Object of bringing people and bus groups in for overnight or weekend stays. For example: Arrive Friday at hotel, performance/movie at theater. Saturday seminars/lectures at hotel and theater, gala dinner then show and theater. Sunday brunch, wrap-up and depart. Some packages might be: film festivals (Charlie Chaplin, Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, animation, foreign film, etc.), live shows (Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, one-act play competition, etc.), music (jazz/blues series, acoustic guitar workshop and festival, violin makers festival, etc.)

• An Evening of Jazz at the Carlisle – Blitz Dinette, Steve Rudolph, Jimmy Woods. One of these local groups, even though popular, could not fill the theater, but the three groups featured the same evening would combine their following to fill the theater.

Art & Crafts
Transform the current fall arts and crafts festival into a three-day, juried arts festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A committee of local arts professionals would be enlisted to help reformat the festival into a noteworthy event whose increased revenues could seriously underwrite our marketing office/efforts.

For an example, I would cite the “Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival” in Charles Town, West Virginia. This show is put on by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. According to their Executive Director, the revenues from this show account for significantly more than 50% of the total budget for that Chamber office. This show runs from Friday through Sunday, from 10 to 6 p.m.

What helps to draw outstanding artists and crafters to this event is the outstanding treatment that they receive by the people who put on the event. For example: electrical power is provided to any vendor who needs it. What helps to draw incredible crowds to this show is the serious commitment of advertising and marketing that is put into it. The budget for the show is typically $180,000.00. The revenues from the show are typically $250,000.00. On top of this, they do the show twice a year, in June and September.

In discussing this idea with some people, I was asked if I felt the area needed another arts and crafts show. The answer to this is that there is always room for someone doing it right.

Go to Part VII

Penn State’s Dickinson Law

Penn State’s Dickinson Law

Dickinson LawFounded in 1834, The Dickinson School of Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the country. Over the years, our graduates have included the nation’s finest attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal educators. Our 1997 merger with Penn State expanded our reputation, network, and joint degree programs—complementing Dickinson Law’s legacy as an innovative leader in experiential education.

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

Turo Robinson Law

Turo Robinson Law

Turo Robinson is a general practice law firm located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania serving clients throughout the entire Central Pennsylvania region.  The firm, begun in 1989, is dedicated to providing legal representation using state of the art legal research methods, aggressive and thorough representation, and imaginative problem solving methods all at a cost that is fair and reasonable to clients.  In addition to serving thousands of individuals, families and organizations, the firm represents multiple municipalities and government organizations as well as non-profit entities and small businesses.

Gallop Country

Gallop Country was started in 2011 in the midst of the great recession. The idea was to create a place to serve the horseback riding and horse loving community through making it possible for riders to buy quality consigned horse related equipment, apparel and gifts, and for people to consign items that they no longer used. We felt that this would help people keep doing what they loved for less money.

We also have tried hard to find good value new items for the store and website. We have found many locally made items such as gifts and cards. We hope to find more.

Most of all we hope to create a friendly atmosphere that will bring the horse community together. Yes we have  a business, but first we are horse people just like our customers.

Gallop Country
900 Cavalry Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-386-5015

Letort Glass

Letort Glass occupies 2,000 square feet in a warehouse studio. The open floor plan is sky-lit directly over a large work table.  Customers enter the shop through a gallery of Deborah Feller’s (owner) finished stained glass work.  Expamples of fused and finished work of all kinds hangs from the ceiling and walls throughout.   All finished items are for sale as well as supplies for stained glass and fusing glass hobbists.   Class schedules are posted on the website.

405 N. East St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-218-8300