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Found It Top Ten: September 2015

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…

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Found It Top 10: July 31 - August 22, 2015

Monster trucks, concerts, ColorVibe, and comedian Kevin James are all headed to the Cumberland Valley this August! See the Found It Top 10 for more information! 10. 29th Annual Grand Sousa Concert The Carlisle Town Band will host the 29th Annual Grand Sousa Concert on Aug. 2nd. Town…

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Found It Top 10: July 17 - August 8, 2015

See what's ahead for July and August in this edition of the Found It Top 10! To check the entire event calendar for the next few weeks, click here. 10. Shippensburg Symphony Concert III The Shippensburg Festival Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania…

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Found It Top 10 for May 29 - June 20, 2015

10. Rave On!: A Buddy Holly Tribute The theme for 2015 is "Celebrating 225 Years of Small Town Charm." Friday night's festivities include a parade followed by live music and dancing in the streets at the Fountain. Saturday features exhibits, entertainment, food and crafts. other…

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Found It Top 10 for May 15 - June 6, 2015

10. Bus Stop In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy…

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Gourd Crafting at Meadowbrooke Gourds

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…

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Best Hiking in the Valley

The recently arrived warm weather means that it is the perfect time for hiking in the Valley. My family and I love to go hiking at Kings Gap. After a leisurely drive to the top of the mountain, we park and head to the back porch of the Mansion. It always provides incredible views of the…

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The Soldier Experience at USAHEC

Over the weekend I was entertaining some company and decided to visit the new exhibit, The Soldier Experience, at the US Army Heritage & Education Center. I had heard from others that had visited the exhibit that it was pretty awesome, and they were right! My favorite part of the…

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I Brake for (Festivals) in Cumberland Valley

It's summertime in Cumberland Valley and you know what that means right? Festivals, fairs and all other wonderful outdoor activities are in full swing! I know that festivals aren't for anyone - the food is greasy, the crowds are large, and the sun is hot. I just happen to be one of…

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Historically Fun & Free

History can be fun and reliving the past doesn't have to cost anything! Below are some fun history finds and things to do in the Cumberland Valley that won't cost you anything to explore and visit. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center - Dedicated to "Telling the Army story... one…

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