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Found It Top 10: April 17 - May 9, 2015

10. Bloom Festival Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 1st annual Bloom Festival. Bring the family to enjoy craft vendors, flower sales, local produce, children's activities. The event will take place at the Borough parking lot on McCreary Avenue and the Shippensburg…

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Found It Top 10 for March 20 - April 11, 2015

10. 3rd Annual Downtown Carlisle Bunny Hop This day of spring fun will center around a downtown-wide egg hunt, where children 12 and under can go from business to business collecting eggs and treats. Children are encouraged to dress in their Sunday best for form their very own Easter…

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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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Celebrate National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month and if you are artsy and/or enjoy all things homemade there are tons of ways to celebrate this festive month in Cumberland Valley PA. The Village Artisans Gallery in Boiling Springs is a great place to start. This gallery and shop, located in a historic…

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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 The Valley - 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 those people…

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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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