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

Entertainment is Important Too…

If you have information that may be of use here, please email me: pamidstate@gmail.com and I will post pertinent information.
Please mention in the subject that this is for basic Carlisle, PA information.

Project S.H.A.R.E.

Project S.H.A.R.E., formed in January 1985, is an interfaith, non-profit cooperative effort created to meet the needs of the hungry by providing supplementary food on a monthly basis.  Assistance is provided to the communities of Carlisle, Carlisle Springs, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Gardners, Plainfield and Middlesex, New Kingston, Pennsylvania.

5 North Orange Street, Suite 4
Carlisle, PA 17013
717.249.7773

Peters Pest Control

Logo Peters Pest Control

Peters Pest Control is a local family owned and operated company. We
are licenced in General Pest, Termite Extermination and fully insured.
The company was established and serving the Carlisle area since 2004
by its current owner, Sam Peters. As a full-time technician for his
own company, Sam takes pride in the relationships he develops with his
customers and backs his work with 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Peters Pest Control offers affordable and effective pest management
programs to suit customers needs. We serve residential and commercial
properties. Our honest and straight forward evaluation of your pest
problem is what we feel holds us above the rest. We strive to be the
best at what we do and provide service with honesty and integrity.

(717) 226-0832

Green Door Dance Studio

The Green Door Dance Studio at 14 E. North Street in Carlisle offers vintage music and dance (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s) in downtown Carlisle two nights a week!

Call for information about beginner lessons – or check out the events listing on this website.

Great music, a fun exercise opportunity and a friendly crowd – all ages, no partner needed! You can bring your own food or drink or buy soft drinks from our refrigerator. No experience needed – just a love of music and dance and a desire to learn!

14 E. North Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-7837

Highland’s Tire

Highlands Tire & Service LogoHighlands’ Tire and Service is a full service tire dealer and automotive repair company. We sell passenger, light truck, truck, farm, lawn and garden, and off the road tires, and we do more than just sell tires; our certified technicians will take care of all your automotive needs.

We strive to keep you coming back time and again. We do this by consistently exceeding your expectations and by offering the highest level of service in the industry. We carry a large inventory of tires at very competitive prices. If we don’t have the tires you are looking for, chances are we may have it at one of our other locations and we can get them to you quickly through our inter-store transfer system.
COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: (717) 243-1382
Address: 1257 Holly Pike,
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours:
7:30AM – 5:30PM M-F
7:30AM – Noon Sat.

At Highlands’ Tire and Service we pride ourselves in “Hometown service from world-class people”. Highlands’ Tire has been family owned and operated since 1948. We have stayed in business that long by practicing ethical business methods and cultivating honest relationships.

Stop in at a Highlands’ Tire and Service Center near you and “GO WITH THE PROS”

The Molly Pitcher Frock

The Molly Pitcher Frock

Like people, buildings have their history.  The 44 North Bedford, home to Bedford Street Antiques, is no different.  The northern, three-story section of Bedford Street Antiques was originally a church.  Completed by the First Lutheran Church in 1852 at a cost of $7,122.50, glimpses of the original architecture can be found throughout the three floors.  During the Confederate Invasion of Carlisle, the church was struck twice. One shell landed in the supports of the roof without exploding.   Attendance was down until the shell was removed!

When the congregation built its present church on the corner of E. High and S. Bedford at the turn of the 1900s, the John W. Plank Company renovated the church into a factory for the manufacturing of women’s and children’s garments.  On the cutting edge of ready-to-wear day clothing, one of the company’s most successful lines was the one-piece cotton dress known as the “Molly Pitcher Frock.”  Plank’s garment business eventually became the Carlisle Garment Company in 1913.  In 1956, a 10,000 square foot building on the adjoining southern property was added for storage and shipping.  In its peak year of 1962, the company produced and shipped 175,464 dozen dresses and pajamas – that’s 72,105,505 pieces!  Total employment was about 300 with a payroll in 1963 of $650,000.  The company operated until 1976.

Molly Pitcher’s Poem

All day the great guns barked;
All day the big balls screeched and soared;
All day, ‘mid the sweating gunners grim,
Who toiled in their smoke-shroud dense and dim,
Sweet Molly labored with courage high,
With steady hand and watchful eye,
Till the day was ours, and the sinking sun
Looked down on the field of Monmouth won,
And Molly standing beside her gun.

Laura E. Richards

You can read Carlisle’s poem to Molly Pitcher on a visit to the Molly Pitcher Monument located in Carlisle’s Old Graveyard on East South St.
FYI: The statue of is a composite likeness of the descendants of Mary Hays McCauley, Carlisle’s Molly Pitcher.

Compliments of
Carlisle Guided Tours
Walking tours of Historic Carlisle
(717) 249-2926  (Not sure if they are still in business)

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.

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.

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

MAC Design

My name is Matt Creason and I am a highly motivated graphics professional capable of managing the graphics process from concept to finished product with the ability to develop visually appealing content intended to grab attention and convey a direct message. I am accustomed to performing under pressure to meet deadlines in a goal-oriented environment.

MAC Design was started in January 2011 as a freelance graphic design endeavor specializing Print, Web Design and Graphic Design. I am passionate about design and about getting your message across. I am dedicated to you, the customer, to help you receive above and beyond what you envisioned from the beginning. Feel free to contact me to discuss how I can dedicate my passions to help achieve your goals.

I also donate my time to help out a non-profit in Texas that helps children battling cancer at Texas Children’s Hospital. I help with flyers and promotional material. I also volunteer at a local Children’s Hospital once a week to help the children in the hospital.

29 West I Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-574-0812