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We're coming up on the first full weekend of May and some of the month's best events are taking place. See what's ahead this month with festivals, car shows, performances and more around the Cumberland Valley!
If you're looking for locally-produced foods this season, look no further than the Cumberland Valley! Several of these 12 markets are in the Valley, including Adams-Ricci Farmers Market, which opens today at 3 PM.
Located in East Pennsboro Township, Summerdale got its name from Harry Horner. In March 1909, he purchased 115 acres and laid out the town. By June 1910, he completed a dance hall, which contained a soda fountain costing $1,500. During the hot summer months, people would travel by trolley from Harrisburg to this village. This unincorporated community with a current population of approximately 500 is today perhaps best-known as the location of Central Penn College and Conference Center.
In recognition of National Travel and Tourism Week #nttw16, we partnered with the I-81 North Welcome Center to display literature from various Cumberland Valley attractions. Stop by and check it out this week!
May in the Cumberland Valley includes car shows, festivals, performances and more! Which event at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) takes the top spot? Check out the Top 10 below!
One of my favorite parts about living in the Cumberland Valley is that I'm close to just about everything. When I had a little visitor staying with me last week, I was able to choose between entertainment options including kid-friendly hiking, biking, movie theaters, bowling alleys, mini golf and more. Since it was rainy, we opted for the Carlisle Sports Emporium, which ... read more
Beer is a wonderful thing. Whether you like ales or stouts or lagers or malts, there’s usually a beer for everyone (unless of course you are underage). Tasting and trying new beer is always fun, but we all have our go-to brews. Here are some of our favs from around the Cumberland Valley…SereniTEA at Al’s of HampdenMy current favorite beer made by Pizza Boy Brewery is ... read more
History, car shows, festivals and performances are all ahead this May in the Cumberland Valley! See which events make the list and where you can experience them...1. 2016 Army Heritage DaysHD is the USAHEC's popular timeline living history event covering Soldier history from the 16th century to the present. While AHD examines nearly every era of U.S. Army History, this year's ... read more
Now that spring weather has FINALLY arrived in Cumberland Valley, it's time to get out and enjoy all of the beautiful outdoor activities found in the Valley. You already know about our scenic hiking, legendary fishing, fresh farm markets and robust garden centers, but did you know we have great biking in the Valley too?Biking in Cumberland Valley ranges in scenery and skill ... read more
Staff meetings in any organization can sometimes be long or dragged out. Luckily, we added a twist to our monthly staff meeting. We made it a pizza party!Each month, we’ll be picking up a pizza from around the Cumberland Valley and blogging our thoughts about it. For our first month, we ordered from Vinny’s in Carlisle. Vinny’s is located along Hanover Street in Carlisle and ... read more
Start enjoying the spring season with these ten things in the Cumberland Valley!1. Biking - Cumberland Valley is a perfect place for bikers, from the numerous mapped out routes throughout the region to downtown Carlisle's bike-friendly streets. If you're just getting in to biking, you can rent one at Holmes Cycling & Fitness and then try the ... read more
One of my absolute favorite places to shop in the spring and summer months is Highland Gardens in Camp Hill. This spot is dangerously close to where I live, but even if you are farther away, or just visiting, this garden center is worth the stop. Whenever I have family visiting this is one of the first places they request we go!Plan to spend some time here, because they have a ... read more
It’s probably an understatement to say that I like reading books. To quote Thomas Jefferson, “I cannot live without books.” They are all over the house… piled next to the bed, on numerous book cases, on the coffee table, and on the kitchen table. Luckily, I can get my book fix at a number of both new and used book stores throughout Cumberland Valley. My favorite independent ... read more
Earth Day is April 22, 2016. Celebrate and honer the day on April 23, 2016 by attending an educational and fun event and learning how you can do you part to protect our environment.Mechanicsburg 8th Annual Earth Day Festival April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Downtown Mechanicsburg, Market St.Join us for a fun-filled day caring for our planet. Perfect for the entire family! ... read more
The Cumberland Valley is home to several independent breweries and pubs along with plenty of stops on the Valley’s unofficial “BeerTrail” to intrigue even the savviest brew lovers. It’s a great place to try unique local varieties as well as international favorites.Here are just a few of the favorite spots along the trail... Al’s of HampdenTucked away in a rather ... read more