First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle

Our heritage goes back to 1734, when a large settlement of sturdy, God-fearing Scots-Irish from Lancaster County established a Presbyterian Church at Meeting House Springs, located on the Conodoguinet Creek about two miles west of the Carlisle Public Square.

The first minister was installed there in 1739 and preached from a crude pulpit in a one-room log church. Eventually, Meeting House Springs proved to be too far removed from the new county seat of Carlisle, established in 1751, so the congregation moved to town in 1757 and subsequently built the edifice in which we worship today. Behind the old stone walls at Meeting House Springs endures what is left of our earliest heritage, an old church graveyard with stones that date back to 1744 – the oldest anywhere in Cumberland Valley.

Please continue your visit to our website and our church.

2A North Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-4612

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

Keystone Arms

Keystone Arms

Keystone Arms is a brand new three bedroom rental community in Carlisle, PA. This rental community combines beautifully detailed townhomes with an impressive array of amenities and conveniences. Keystone Arms is a commuter’s dream with easy access to Interstate 81 and the PA Turnpike. Located adjacent to the renowned “Carlisle Army War College”, and bordered by a natural wild trout stream known as the Letort Creek. We strive to make the simpler, less stressful lifestyle a reality for our residents. We will work with you to select the home that best suits your needs, budget and time frame. With one call, we will work out the details.
We are proud of Keystone Arms and the contribution it will make to the Carlisle community.

Dolly’s Wash House

Dolly’s is a coin laundry conveniently located in Carlisle. Only three blocks from the Carlisle Fairgrounds and minutes from Dickinson College and the Historic Downtown. Dolly’s is clean and convenient with plenty of off street parking and affordable prices (a change machine is available). Vending, refreshments and cable TV are available while you wait.

725 N Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717.258.1955

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.

Dickinson College Radio WDCV

Dickinson College Radio WDCV

WDCV is Dickinson College’s student-driven radio station. We focus on underrepresented music and high-quality public affairs programming.

Our studio is located on Dickinson College’s beautiful campus in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We are proud members of this community, and we take pride in serving as a link from the College to the borough of Carlisle and to the world at large.

Carlisle, PA 17013
717-2451444

S. A. Davis Electric

Davis Electric has been providing professional electrical services in Central Pa for over 25 years! Davis Electric is a well-established, Carlisle electrical contractor with a modern approach of no job is too small. We pride ourselves in the quality and neatness of the work we perform and the good customer relationships we have achieved over the years.

Davis Electric provides a wide variety of services for residential and commercial customers ranging from new installations to repairs. We bring our personal touch from start to finish. We use only quality materials to guarantee the success of each and every project.  With our years of experience, we are sure to bring Customer Satisfaction. Scott Davis personally guarantees courteous, prompt, and efficient services for all of his customers.

Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-6185