Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fly-Fishing in Carlisle PA - Season Opens Saturday

Trout season opens for the Carlisle area on Saturday, March 30!
 Come enjoy the many bountiful streams and spend a relaxing night at the Carlisle House. 

 Need a guide? Tom's Fly-Fishing Service is the best in the area and will pick you up right here at the door! Need rods, reels and waders....he has them for you too!

The Yellow Breeches and the Letort Spring Run are two of the best streams in the world and are right here!

Friday, March 15, 2013

McCormick - The Spice of Life

We were most honored to be included in a specially reserved VIP tour of the McCormick Spice plant in Hunt Valley by two great friends who were former personnel. Not usually open to the public, we were given the red (white and blue) carpet treatment. 

Can you find us....
After being suitably garbed and wired, we were taken through the entire working plant observing and learning all aspects of the production, blending and packaging of spice blends, mixes, extracts, food colors, etc. We even saw some of our favorite food products like Lawry's, Zatarain's and Thai Kitchen which McCormick now own. Kudos to our tour guide Elaine...she was great!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Save the Carlisle Theatre

Photo-Cumberland County Historical Society
The Carlisle Theatre, originally called The Comerford, opened its doors in May of 1939. It was by far the grandest of three movie “palaces” all within a block of one another and was the first centrally air conditioned building in Carlisle.

The Theatre was built in the Art Deco style known as “streamlined moderne.” From the razzle-dazzle modernistic marquee with its bold Deco lettering, to the richly designed interior, Art Deco styling abounds.

During its early years, the Theatre offered daily continuous shows from 2:30 until 11:30 P.M. The matinee price for adults was 25 cents and the evening price 40 cents. The Theatre flourished through the 1960's, acting as the “hub” of a vibrant downtown.  Although it closed in the 1960's, it was revived in the 1990's as the Carlisle Performing Arts Centre and is used as a focal point for films, performing arts, concerts, and community events.

Like many other small town historic theatres, our Carlisle Theatre needs a digital refresher and the financial assistance of all by helping with the Save the Carlisle Theatre Capital Campaign.

Come experience the old theatre at  two of the great fund-raising events:
Comedy Explosion, Saturday, April 13
The Capitol Steps, Saturday, June 1