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

Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast

As the only B&B in the Carlisle Downtown Historic District, and voted “Best of Carlisle Area” 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, we offer the very best in amenities, in the elegance of a home in its present form since 1826.

In-room telephones with free domestic local and long-distance calling, broadband Internet both wired and wireless, fine English teas and an international-themed quiche breakfast are all inclusive of the nightly rate.

Business guests will appreciate the high-speed Internet, fax and copying facilities. Leave your car in our off-street parking and walk to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Dickinson College and Law School, the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center and some of the best restaurants, shops and antiques in South Central Pennsylvania.

148 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-0350

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.

Sipe Mower

Sipe Mower & Equipment was established in 1974 and has grown into the leading independent lawnmower, outdoor equipment, and small engine sales and service center in the Carlisle, PA area.

Tom Wilkins, the owner of Sipe Mower & Equipment has a priority in business and that is to provide their customers with friendly, quality service and the best parts & equipment at a fair price. Sipe Mower & Equipment has earned a reputation for providing excellent, quality service to their customers. They provide service and parts for a wide variety of home, yard, garden, outdoor, small engine products and manufacturers.

They take a personal interest in giving each customer great personal service, and are available to answer your questions to help make sure that you get the right equipment or part. The mechanics at Sipe Mower & Equipment will keep your mowers, trimmers, chain saws, blowers, edger’s, generators, even your go-cart and other motorized equipment tuned up and in great working condition.

99 West Main Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-7833

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.