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The biggest Corvette show in the world begins on Friday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. See what's ahead at Corvettes at Carlisle this weekend, including the Corvette Parade on Saturday night in Downtown Carlisle!
Dickinson College students are back on campus, some just entering for the very first time. Whether it's where to eat or where to find a study break, here's 10 things every Dickinson student should know about campus and the community!
September may signal the end of summer, but there's still so much fun to be had at events and festivals around the Cumberland Valley this fall! See our Top 10 ahead.10. The Fantasticks"Try to Remember a Kind of September." The world's greatest Autumn love story comes to Allenberry's stage for the first time in almost two decades. This charming story of star crossed lovers is ... read more
A mother and son evening isn’t always the easiest thing to plan, but if laughter is included it’s a sure sell for this mom. I recently pulled together a night out in Cumberland Valley with my almost teenage son, filled with food and fun.We kicked off the evening with dinner at Pizza Grille, Carlisle, a suggestion by mom and a quick yes by the son. We ordered ... read more
As throngs of Dickinson students make their annual voyage back to the land of Adirondack chairs, and incoming first years step foot onto campus for the first time, Carlisle is thriving with life. Back-to-school vibes can be felt throughout the streets as parents take their students out for the “last meal” before they depart, and rented minivans appear near all of the ... read more
In the heart of central Pennsylvania, in the middle of the colonial town of Carlisle, sits the oldest college in the United States. Technically. If you speak to any Dickinson student, go on a tour of the campus or sit in on one of the Admissions’ houses information sessions you will be sure to hear the fact that Dickinson is the oldest college in the actual United ... read more
I recently spent a beautiful Cumberland Valley summer afternoon talking with seasoned innkeepers Dee Fegan and Chuck DeMarco about their new home. It’s been two years of renovations and planning and they are open for business. Dee and Chuck recently rightsized from their former larger inn, which they opened up to thousands of guests, horses and special events for over 19 ... read more
Staring down at the putter, silence has overcome the green. Just him and the ball remain in this world and one putt can win the entire match. Then he hears a metallic ping and an engine roars in the distance. A quick look shows he is not alone but in a complex along with an arcade, batting cages, and go-carts. No, this is not Augusta National. This is the CarlisleSports ... read more
This performance season marks the 10th for the state-of-the-art H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University. Special performances and fan favorites from the past nine seasons have been added to the lineup to make this the best season yet at The Luhrs Center. It all kicks off this week on August 21st with funnyman Kevin James.September features country music ... read more
The Carlisle Diner is home to many a late night full of home-fried potatoes, burgers and milkshakes. Dickinson students frequent this 24-hour establishment after sporting events, for 2:00 AM cravings, and on Sundays, because their country style breakfasts are more than enough enough to get us out of bed. Pat, my favorite waitress, and a common conversation starter among ... read more
Corvette shows, festivals, performance, and comedian Kevin James all make this list of events you'll want to mark on your calendar. See the Found It Top 10 below.10. The Fantasticks"Try to Remember a Kind of September." The world's greatest Autumn love story comes to Allenberry's stage for the first time in almost two decades. This charming story of star crossed lovers is the ... read more
Have you been thinking about a weekend trip to explore the scenic outdoors in the Cumberland Valley? How about a girlfriend’s getaway to shop, spa, and dine? What about a romantic weekend in a luxurious hotel or B&B and to take in a show? Whatever you may be looking for you, we want to help you find it in the Cumberland Valley. And we want to give you that experience for ... read more