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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The Green Man of Carlisle

And just who is The Green Man of Carlisle?

Peering from behind tendrils of foliage, The Green Man watches the comings and goings of those passing by on Carlisle streets. Hopefully, he is wishing us well.

What does The Green Man look like? As varied as the personalities who created, and continue to create, him. The image can be grotesque to ward off evil; with vegetation exuding from the mouth, ears, nose or eyes to encircle the face. Other images, like those in Carlisle, are fatherly and friendly. No matter the depiction, foliage is an integral part of his make-up. Mostly carved in stone or wood, The Green Man of Carlisle is in iron.

Who is The Green Man? Where did he come from? One of history’s mysteries yet to be solved, he dates back 1000s of years and is found around the world by various names. The French called him “tete de feuilles” (head of leaves) and the Germans called him “blattmaske” (leaf mask). He can be linked to the Egyptian God Osiris, the Sumerian Tammuz, the Celtic God Kernunnos, and the Babylonian Dimuzzi. He can be found in the folk lore characters of Jack-in-the-Green, Robin Hood, John Barleycorn, The King of the May, The Green Knight of King Arthur’s realm, Pan, the Oak and Holly King, the Burry Man of Edinburgh, the Celtic Lugh, the Leaf Men of Switzerland, and even Father Christmas. (Just to mention a few.)

He was dubbed The Green Man in 1939 when Lady Raglan was intrigued by all the links.

What does The Green Man stand for? No matter his name or place, The Green Man represents the natural cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth as seen in winter giving way to spring and the cycle beginning again. He is the protector of the earth; the caretaker of nature. His signature is foliage.

Where can The Green Man be found? The earliest images to date are from Classical Rome in the 2nd century AD, on Christian gravestones of the 4th century, and in Celtic art before the Roman conquest of Gaul. One can especially find his image in the medieval churches and cathedrals of Great Britain from the 12th to the 16th centuries. And in America, he can be found in the decorative motifs of the Victorian Era and present day new age art. He seems to be everywhere – once you recognize him!

Where is The Green Man in Carlisle? There are some 2 dozen images in Carlisle’s original 1751 grid bordered by North, South, East, and West streets. They are waiting for you to find them. Wherever you find him, who ever he is, and for whatever reason he is among us, you’re sure to find him a haunting enchanter.

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

Mary Kay Cosmetics – Terri Critzer

Mary Kay Cosmetics – Terri Critzer

My name is Terri Critzer and I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

I offer FREE skin care analysis and complimentary facials.  Please give me a call to schedule a time to meet. I also partner with businesses and provide FREE service when talking to prospective clients about our products.  Mary Kay Cosmetics have the Good House Keeping Seal  and a portion of the sales goes to the Mary Kay Ash foundation for breast cancer.

I would love to discuss our business opportunity as well.  Please give me a call if I can be of service to you or your company.

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

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.

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