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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Cumberland County Historical Society

Cumberland County Historical Society has created a new dynamic museum that will engage, inspire and educate visitors of all ages.

The newly redesigned facility is on the second floor, expanded to 6300 square feet, and encompasses 16 galleries including a new folk art gallery housing a nationally significant collection, a new Indian School gallery featuring the nation’s largest repository of Carlisle Indian School artifacts and archival materials, and much more.  A second changing gallery will proved new incentives for repeated visitation.

Visitors will experience over 250 years of history.  The museum will tell the stories of a changing world, evolving lives and the dreams that shaped local, state and national history. Regionally it will be a priminate art and history center.

Normal hours are Monday 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

21 North Pitt Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-7610

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

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

Michael Lynn Shatto Foundation

The mission of the Michael Lynn Shatto Foundation is to research, cultivate and build programs that assist and educate those who are burdened by mental health issues, chemical dependency or domestic violence – both physical and psychological. The institution supports individuals and organizations that embrace the foundation’s ideals and principals.

239 York Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-4666

Revenda Bierley Photography

Revenda Bierley is a professional portrait photographer located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Revenda offers indoor sessions in her studio and also outdoor location sessions that include the surrounding areas of Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Mt. Holly Springs, Newville, and Mechanicsburg.

Revenda Bierley specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography, children’s photography and high school senior photography.

Voted Best of Carlisle for the past three years, she is the area’s most sought after children and high school senior photographer. Her style is simple and timeless, utilizing minimal props and instead focusing on the subject.

A custom portrait session with Revenda Bierley is sure to result in beautiful portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.

15 S Thrush Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-486-8569

Carlisle Arts Learning Center

The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) was founded in 1992 to encourage creativity and self-esteem through exploration and appreciation of the visual arts. The non-profit art center opened inside a three-story building at 19 N. Hanover St. in August 1998.

The 1912 building is located in Carlisle’s downtown historic district. CALC now offer classes and workshops in five main areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, copper enameling and arts-and-crafts,” Morgenthal says. “We have courses for children, teens, and adults.” CALC instructors are experienced art educators or working artists themselves. Many classes are geared for beginners. Course fees are based on the number of hours of instruction.

Many area Scout troops, home schoolers, and church groups have scheduled customized workshops at CALC. Groups can arrange single or multiple sessions in clay, photography, or a variety of arts-and-crafts. Three weeks notice is usually required to make arrangements for these events.

In addition to the classes and workshops, CALC volunteers host open studios each week in clay and photography — from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Another facet of CALC’s mission is fulfilled through its art exhibit programming in it’s art gallery.  Six or seven shows are slated each year, and most feature works created by mid-state artists. Sculpted wood, paintings, pastels, basketry, ceramics, copper enameling, wildlife carvings, photography, and dolls are just a few of the media that have been showcased at CALC in recent years.

For further information about any of CALC’s programs, the annual Benefit Art Auction, or other activities, call the CALC message line, 717-249-6973, or visit the CALC website, www.carlislearts.org.

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy casual country elegance in this 200 year old farmhouse located just east of Carlisle. This AAA approved property has 7 guestrooms, all with private bath. The 10 acre property, with a pond and gardens, is a perfect location for a storybook wedding. The B&B is pet-friendly and provides overnight horse boarding for folks traveling with their equine friends.

150 Hickorytown Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-258-0717

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part I

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part I

by Charlie Andrews

Prologue

A town is a living thing that has an identity, spirit and personality that makes the community unique and alive. Towns are old enough to have seen generations grow, walk their streets, live their lives and pass on. The town itself continues on. This is what gives a town special meaning in our lives. Changes occur, of course, but the essence of the town remains the same. The essence of Carlisle is its downtown, the face and heart of our community. Downtown Carlisle is beautiful, historic, and has a core of unique shops, galleries, antique stores, an art center, a performing arts center, lodging and restaurants. Carlisle overall is an economically diverse town with three colleges, that is growing culturally, intellectually and socially. It has tremendous (yet unrealized) potential.

In the 27 years I have made my living here in the downtown, I have worked alongside fellow merchants, other businesspeople and public officials for the betterment of Carlisle and its downtown.

Today, however, those efforts are no longer moving Carlisle forward. We are slipping into decline. If this decline is allowed to continue, more downtown storefronts will become offices, converted into residences, or increasingly occupied by less-than-credible merchants. I know that this sounds over the top, but I would suggest that it isn’t, and the process has already begun.

We have reached the point of diminishing returns with our current marketing programs as they are currently designed and funded. Complacency has set in as infrastructure ages and economic factors shift. In the mean time, new economic dynamics begin to present opportunities, brought upon by the recent revitalization of our existing malls.

Why is the downtown so important? It is a vital economic factor to Carlisle and the surrounding area that it serves. It is our county seat, an important crossroads and our most significant image of our community to the world. Can we survive without it? Yes, but only as the suburbs of the greater Harrisburg/West Shore area.

To counter this decline, Carlisle must present itself to the world as the unique, beautiful, historic and interesting town that it is. It must do this creatively, energetically, and head on. Carlisle ranks with the Georgetowns and New Hopes of the world, and it needs to show it. This would be the marketing of Carlisle.

Go to Part II

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