On April 9th we were planning to hold our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Work Day. Unfortunately the weather was in the 30’s and snowy so we postponed a week and crossed our fingers that it would be successful on April 15th. That Saturday morning the sun was shining and we had around 80 people come out to… Read More Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Photo Gallery-4/15/16
PIRHL Development presented updated plans for the Tire and Wheel site to the Planning Commission on Thursday January 28th, 2016. PIRHL is asking Borough Council to write a letter of support for their application for federal funding/tax subsidies. They presented the plan to the Planning Commission so they would send a recommendation to Borough Council. There were… Read More Planning Commission Meeting-PIRHL-Tire & Wheel Plans
Over 70 neighbors and residents turned out for the West Side Neighbors January Meeting to hear about developments on the Tire and Wheel Site. After a few other agenda items were covered including the bid for construction of HP Park opening and showcasing upcoming events in the neighborhood including an African American History Showcase, Neighbors… Read More Tire and Wheel Site Development Meeting Recap-1/11/16
Neighbors and volunteers are again coming together on April 9th to help neighbors in our community with external upgrades around their yard, fences or porches. The first day of helping was an incredible success and we are hoping to replicate this again this year. Please email email@example.com if you have some projects you could… Read More Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Community Day of Helping-4/9/16
The plans for the park upgrade were formally accepted by DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) as they needed to approve everything since they provided us with a $67,500 matching grant. The borough is now accepting bids through February 11th for the construction of the park and bids should awarded early spring for a… Read More Request for Bids-Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation
Hello Neighbors! We have a good agenda with lots of updates for our upcoming meeting next Monday 1/11 6:30pm at Friends Meetings House (252 A St). Please email if you have any additional items you would like to add or just bring them up at the meeting as all ideas and conversations welcome. Tire and… Read More West Side Neighbors Meeting Agenda 1/11- Important Tire & Wheel Site & HP Park Updates
A celebration for the graduation of 5 carpentry students (Layton Brooks, Abdul Nyero, Scott Webber, Nafee Larrimore) who built 3 raised garden beds was held in Heberlig Palmer Park on Saturday October 10th. The 7 week course was part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative that Mayor Tim Scott has been leading. The Employment Skills… Read More HP Park Raised Garden Bed Dedication and Carpentry Certificate Award Ceremony Recap
Saturday, October 10th 1:30 pm Heberlig Palmer Park (131 Lincoln Ave) You are invited to the Basic Carpentry Pilot Program Certificate Presentation and Dedication Ceremony. The Employment Skills Center carpentry students will be awarded their class certificates, and we will be dedicating the new community garden planters that the students built. Join us in celebrating our… Read More HP Park Garden Bed Dedication Ceremony & Carpentry Program Certificate Presentation
Our neighborhood has a few options for free after school activities for kids. Also the YMCA has a free membership program for all 7th graders. 1) Hope Station in Memorial Park “The Kids Café program provides a free, substantial snack in the afternoon to Hope Station children up to 12th grade. It operates Monday –… Read More Free After School Programs
We had the pleasure of hosting 40+ Dickinson College first year students for their community service work. They weeded, mulched and planted around the alleys of Heberlig Palmer Park, trimmed low hanging branches, cleaned up litter, mulched and weeded tree wells on neighboring streets and cleared storm drains. They worked extremely hard all afternoon and… Read More Dickinson College First Year Students volunteer in HP Park West Side Neighborhood
The Tire and Wheel site has been quiet since demolition ceased many months back and we check in periodically with the current owners to see if they have any updates for the neighborhood. The main site is still actively seeking developers but the Hollinger Building on the corner of B St and North College has been sold… Read More Creative Building Concepts buys Hollinger Building; Plans renovation
The garden is going crazy. We had children help to plant the garden this year and there might be some extra seeds that were started because the space if overflowing. All food is FREE for the taking. Look for peppers, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, swiss chard, tomatillos, basil, cilantro, parsley, oregano and mint. The… Read More HP Park Raised Bed Garden-Free For All!
Good News! We received an email from Mayor Tim Scott that the camera in Heberlig Palmer Park is now live. That means HP Park is now a safer place for park patrons and neighboring homes. When we started working on a plan to improve the park the first priority from residents was to add elements that… Read More Security Camera now live in HP Park
On Monday, June 15th, Chris Chiampi from Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. presented the final design for the park renovation. The design was refined from the original concept that was created in 2013 from feedback from the community. There has always been an area that was set aside for a natural playscape space to expand recreational areas for… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation Design
Sat, Jun 20 Noon-Unity Walk Celebration 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hope Station at Memorial Park, West Penn Street, Carlisle, PA Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1864 when slaves in Galveston Texas learned they were free. This is the 22nd year Carlisle will have a celebration marking Juneteenth. The celebration will be coordinated by Hope Station,… Read More 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Unity Walk at Hope Station
When: Monday June 15th 6:30pm Where: Heberlig Palmer Park 131 Lincoln Ave (Rain Location Friends Meeting House 252 A St) What: Heberlig Palmer Park Redesign Plans will be presented to the community. The West Side Neighbors started working on a redesign project of Heberlig Palmer Park in March 2013 and after months of fundraising, organizing… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Design-Public Meeting -6-15-15 6:30
We received a wonderful donation of plants from the Penn State Extension – Master Gardeners of Cumberland and Perry Counties. These were leftovers from their recent plant sales. The plants were promptly planted throughout Heberlig Palmer Park. Our raised bed garden now has basil, thyme, hot peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes! Our flower bed and Frog… Read More Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners donate plants to HP Park
On Saturday, May 16th, our community came together for a Day of Sharing, initiated by Project SHARE and Carlisle E-Free Church, to celebrate our community and the opening of Project SHARE’s new Farm Stand. After their initial ideas were laid out, more and more community churches and organizations joined forces to create a day of… Read More Day Of Sharing Recap- Project SHARE Farm Stand Grand Opening & Celebration In HP Park
Cumberland Valley Tree Service generously donated their time to prune 11 trees and remove 3 dead or damaged trees from Heberlig Palmer Park. Don’t worry, more trees will be planted in the park but it’s important to remove trees that are not healthy.
We partnered with the Carlisle Neighborhood Alliance to create a parklet at the Amani Festival downtown and it was a wild success! It was wonderful to see so many people turn out and share a space while connecting with neighbors and visitors alike. We designed it so it would be a place where people could… Read More We built a parklet at the Amani Festival!
This spring, the first of many planned upgrades will finally be installed in Heberlig Palmer Park as the borough will be adding a security camera that connects with their surveillance system. Improving the safety in and around the park was the first priority when we started discussing improvements with neighbors. Again and again, requests for… Read More Security Camera to be installed in HP Park this Spring
Thu, Apr 16, 6:00 PM Downtown Carlisle Association offices at 53 South Street (basement) https://carlislewestside.nextdoor.com/events/278715/ Are you interested in making Carlisle a more pedestrian friendly place? Do often walk or bike to places in town? Do you have kids and want to make their walk to school safer? Great! Come out next Thursday (4/16) at… Read More Carlisle Walk-ability/Bike-ability Working Group
We are happy to announce that Carlisle Borough has hired Frederick, Seibert & Associates (FSA) to design construction plans for the Heberlig Palmer Park upgrade. They will then oversee the construction as contractors implement the different projects within the park. This project is funded through funds raised from individual, business and grant donations including grants from the Department of Conservation… Read More Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. hired to design Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Plans
The Carlisle Neighborhood Alliance is a network of residents who have come together to develop a sense of community and build relationships between each other and the downtown. To make this vision a reality, we will be focusing on seven working groups (six included in this survey) made up of local residents and community partners… Read More Help Carlisle become a more Vibrant, Connected and Playful Community!
Home Rule Q & A Forum Details Mon, Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Alliance Church Carlisle Alliance Church, East North Street, Carlisle, PA Home Rule Q & A session to explain the Home Rule Charter to appear on the May ballot. Home Rule committee members will be present to answer questions from the… Read More Home Rule Q & A Forum – Mon, Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
These are a series of historical Sanborn Insurance Maps of our neighborhood dating from 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915. It’s incredible to see how the area built up over the years and which businesses set up shop in our community. Did you learn anything about your home from these blasts from the past?… Read More Carlisle West Side Historical Maps 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915
Carlisle West Side Neighbors are trying to find better ways to connect our community without only relying only on monthly meetings and the public forum of Facebook. Nextdoor is a private online network that verifies addresses so only people who actually live in a designated area can see other people’s posts or connect with each… Read More Join our Nextdoor Online Neighborhood
The new Project SHARE Farm Stand on the corner of N. Pitt and Lincoln St. has slowly been taking shape and soon enough it will be finished. SHARE has reached out to West Side Neighbors, Shiloh Baptist Church, Carlisle Evangelical Free Church and The Tree of Life Church so we can pull together a BIG group of volunteers… Read More Project SHARE Farm Stand Open House, Celebration & Volunteer Day of Sharing
A Community Workshop on Ending Poverty February 27, 2015 This community workshop will include presentations on local and national poverty conditions and trends, a panel of people who are working in different ways on poverty in our region, and small group discussions. The workshop would be facilitated to yield ideas for effective actions and collaborations… Read More Community Workshop on Ending Poverty – 2/27/15
Hey Neighbors! Last year we accomplished SO MUCH and the West Side is improving because of the hard work from the people who live here who extended a helping hand. We have raised $157,000 to upgrade Heberlig Palmer Park so those plans will continue to be coordinated by Parks and Recreation with guidance from us this… Read More Brainstorming Ideas for the West Side in 2015