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MAKE FUN! HAVE FUN! VOLUNTEER!
It's not too late!
The Annual Tri4Kids Triathlon is next Saturday morning at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park
You still have time to volunteer and register kids the DAY of the EVENT
The $40 Registration Fee goes to our Recreation Scholarship Fund!
- Go to this link to join the fun - Saturday Morning July 26th 8 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DkVsOmT_aMgHlPCdvWmjaEbl--hvbZ4kS6bD4CxoTJE/viewform
• Set up first thing Saturday and help at the Registration Table
• Direct participants around the course
• Hand out snacks and water to the kids
• Tear down and clean up
Plan to stay for the Awards Ceremony celebrating the achievements of all Rec Staff, parents and citizens
participating in this event to grow happy, healthy and active kids!
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, August 2
6:00pm Picnic Supper & Inflatables (Adventure Zone Playground is also open)
Movie Begins at Dusk
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
Bring your lawn chair & a blanket
1775 Lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg
Donations accepted to benefit Adventure Park
Music on the Mountain at King's Gap Environmental Education CenterSpend some time in Cumberland Valley and you may notice that it echoes with sound. From the South Mountain to the Blue Mountain, you will catch every musical rendering from classical orchestra to bluegrass and most genres in between.Music with a ViewIf you are seeking a unique music venue, look no further ... read more
The 19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival is scheduled for July 12th at Dickinson College. From Noon - 9pm, music will fill the air in Carlisle with a variety of bands, most that return year-after-year. The Dismembered Tennesseans have been a part of the festival every year and now perform as the festival's house band. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax ... read more
Ahhh…one of my favorite days of the summer. The day America celebrates its independence and commemorates the Declaration of Independence (not because Will Smith got rid of those aliens). Did you know the Declaration of Independence passed through theCumberland Valley and was signed by Cumberland County officials at the FirstPresbyterian Church in Carlisle? America usually ... read more
Do you know when there’s that restaurant you keep hearing about and everyone tells you need to try? Food or a particular town pops up in conversation and you get a recommendation on a place to eat? A recent example for me is D’lish Bakery in Shippensburg. I decided to have lunch there on a recent trip to the town to see what all the fuss was about.The name D’Lish Bakery almost ... read more
The Cumberland Valley marks the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the perfect base for a hiking or biking holiday and to get back to nature, to enjoy the hills and forests, the state parks and scenic trails of the area. The rolling hills, open fields, deciduous forests and gently meandering rivers invite the visitor to explore the charms of this country whatever the ... read more
It's no secret that Cumberland Valley loves cold treats, ranging from build-your-own frozen yogurt sundaes to more commonly known ice cream chains. My favorite ice cream is hand-dipped, and lucky for me, Cumberland Valley has some stellar parlors to indulge my cravings.This week I visited Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company, which is tucked away off of Market Street in ... read more
My dad and I went to the Ford Parade in downtown Carlisle on Saturday evening. I don’t really like cars but I enjoyed it more than I expected. We enjoyed the perfect weather as we watched close to 300 Fords line up on Hanover and High Streets. It was fun to see all the different makes and models and to hear the owners talk about their cars.After looking at cars for about an ... read more
Hersheypark is a popular destination for families in the summer time, but it can get expensive. A one-day ticket for ages 9 to 54 costs $59.95. Everyone knows that discounted tickets can be purchased at Giant Food stores, but did you know there is another option that is even LESS expensive? Leisure Travel Services (LTS) is a division of the Family, Morale, Welfare ... read more
There are plenty of great things that come to mind when thinking about summer…swimming, hiking, fishing, grilling, baseball, and general outdoors usually get listed. However, one of my all-time summer favorites doesn’t happen to be included in that list. It gathers a large group people and includes incredible effects, sometimes overpriced tickets, and usually involves loud ... read more