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.

Lowe’s of Carlisle

The Lowe’s story began in North Carolina more than 59 years ago when H. Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. At the time, Lowe’s was a typical, small town hardware store selling everything from overalls and snuff to wash tubs and work boots. Lowe’s even sold horse collars at its first store in downtown North Wilkesboro.

Carl Buchan later bought-out his brother-in-law and partner, James Lowe, and foreseeing the post-World War II building boom, concentrated on selling only hardware, appliances and hard-to-find building materials. By eliminating wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe’s established a lasting reputation for low prices. Sales grew over time and additional Lowe’s stores opened in neighboring towns throughout western North Carolina.

The company went public in 1961, and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1979 (NYSE: LOW). During this time, U.S. housing starts soared and professional builders became Lowe’s loyal customers, accounting for the majority of Lowe’s business.

In 1982, Lowe’s had its first billion-dollar sales year, earning a record profit of $25 million. Lowe’s stores then reported serving a new type of customer: do-it-yourself homeowners seeking to improve the value of their properties. Anticipating their needs while still accommodating contractors, Lowe’s began to enlarge its stores and expanded its merchandise offerings. Lowe’s prototype store today is 116,000 retail selling square feet — compared with the typical 11,000-square-foot Lowe’s stores of the 1980’s. Lowe’s stores stock 40,000 products and have another 500,000 items available by special order– offering practically everything customers need to build, beautify and enjoy their homes. Lowe’s uses the latest technology to track and order inventory and help customers create solutions for their home improvement projects.

850 East High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-258-7700

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

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

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

Artwork by Kathy Maxwell

8 Cave Hill Dr.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717 249 6912

Kathy Maxwell is known for her charming watercolor paintings of local scenes and landmarks. For many, her paintings evoke memories of a time when the pace of life was a little slower. Her artwork has travelled the world with former area residents, who move to far away places and wish to take along a remembrance of home. Prints are available of most of her paintings, and they can be viewed on her website. She sells her work both framed and unframed. You may contact her through her website to purchase a print or commission a painting.

Quest Custom Emboidery

Since 1995, right in downtown Carlisle, Quest Embroidery has been providing Embroidery and Screen Printing not only to area businesses, but around the country.  Quest is committed to the highest quality product, excellent pricing and fast turn-around for your company or personal needs.

“We Sew Singles, We Sew Hundreds!”

Embroidery, screen printing, gifts and other advertising specialties are available, and samples are on site.  Come on in and take a look around.