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The gifts are wrapped, but are the stockings filled? Village Artisans Gallery has these beautifully-made, glass pen holders to fit any stocking and any budget. You will also find more items for the craft connoisseurs on your list!
With just a few more shopping days left, there are great gifts for everyone on your list in the Cumberland Valley. Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor and Gift SHop is ranked in the Top 5 of PA tearooms and has a selection of teas perfect for any stocking.
What does Cumberlocal mean? Watch this short documentary that focuses on living locally in the Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania and includes extended interviews with Pat Craig (Pat Craig Studios), Ben Bear (Meadowbrooke Gourds, Inc.) and Kurt Brantner ( Kurt Brantner Pottery).
Please share this video with others and share your own #cumberlocal story.
This morning, members of the CAEDC staff attended a reception with the new Commandant of the U.S. Army War CollegeMajor General William E. Rapp at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). Major General Rapp spoke on his plans for the War College and its relationship with the community.
Has your dog been good this year? Regardless of how many shoes they chewed up or accidents they had in the house, they deserve gifts just like everyone else. Doggie Delights in the West Shore Farmers Market offers all-natural gourmet dog treats that your dog will love! Surprise your four-legged friend this Christmas with gifts under the tree that are just for them!
The Cumberland Valley Visitors Center will be closed from December 25th until January 13th. If you are need of any information while the Visitors Center is closed, please contact us via phone at 888-513-5130 or through social media, using the #FoundItInCV
Do you have a history buff on your shopping list? Civil War and More in Mechanicsburg features a selection of books and collectibles, remembering the battle between the North and the South. Find gifts for everyone on your list in the Cumberland Valley! #FoundItInCV
Over the summer, I would occasionally drive by the old Eat’n Park in Enola, where it was clear a new establishment was going in. In recent years, the building was host to several different restaurants, but none of them seemed to have staying power. I was excited to see the progression of Enola’s newest restaurant, Yardz Bar & Grill, but even more excited to see the final ... read more
Earlier this week, I visited Heel Your Sole’s new location at the Rossmoyne Business Park in Mechanicsburg. They are located in a small strip shopping center directly in front of the new TownePlace Suites, which makes it easy for hotel guests to take an hour out of their busy schedule and relax with a treatment or two in this peaceful sanctuary. I experienced a Healing ... read more
Mid-Late October is one the absolute best times to be a sports fan. The NFL and College Football are within the first two months of a new season, the NHL and NBA are just starting their new seasons, and MLB in it’s postseason. It is the only month that all four major sports organizations have meaningful games, which means there’s a plethora of sports to watch. You can try and ... read more
If you are familiar with the historic town of Carlisle, you know that there is only one Bed & Breakfast located in the borough. What you may not know is this cozy B&B is also listed on the Select Registry.I was able to experience the hospitality of Carlisle House B&B owners Alan and Mary first hand during a recent conference. I was assigned to collect ... read more
Okay, okay, I know that we've already written about cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe, but I attended another class, and it's worth writing about - again.If you missed the first blog about The Kitchen Shoppe's cooking classes, here is what you need to know: The Kitchen Shoppe is a super kitchen store with almost any kitchen gadget, accessory or tool you ever ... read more
Earlier this week I shared my Meadowbrooke Gourds tour experience, where I learned how this unique company grows and crafts gourds into fun, seasonal home decor items. What I didn't share, was that I also had the opportunity to take one of their gourd crafting classes to make my own Jack O' Lantern!There is a variety of crafting classes at Meadowbrooke for all levels of ... read more
Nothing says fall quite like decorative gourds and Jack O' Lanterns. Luckily for me, Cumberland Valley is home of the largest gourd crafting facility in the United States - Meadowbrooke Gourds. If you're not familiar with Meadowbrooke Gourds, you can take a free public tour to learn more about this unique facility. Tours are offered every Tuesday at 2pm and ... read more
I recently participated in a Yoga Sunset Hike hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). It was a beautiful evening with blue skies and temps in the low 70s. About 30 of us gathered on the grass near the gazebo next to Children's Lake in Boiling Springs at 6:00 pm. The yoga instructor led us through a 30-minute gentle yoga session. The easy-to-follow moves ... read more
In early September, a group of 6 of us went to Castlerigg Wine Shop on South Hanover Street in downtown Carlisle and we enjoyed it tremendously. It wasn’t crowded—partly because we went at 6 p.m., between afternoon drop-ins and evening revelers, I suspect. But there were enough people to make it feel as if we weren’t alone having fun. Amongst us we tasted quite a few of the ... read more
1. Shippensburg Corn FestivalAugust 30 - This will definitely be the corniest festival you'll ever experience and you will be happy that you did, especially if you love corn and crafts as much as we do. The Shippensburg Corn Festival has a craft show with over 300 vendors, corn in every form imaginable, live entertainment, a corn eating contest and an ... read more