Creative Building Concepts buys Hollinger Building; Plans renovation

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

Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation Design

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

22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Unity Walk at Hope Station

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

Heberlig Palmer Park Design-Public Meeting -6-15-15 6:30

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

Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners donate plants to HP Park

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

Day Of Sharing Recap- Project SHARE Farm Stand Grand Opening & Celebration In 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

Security Camera to be installed in HP Park this Spring

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

Carlisle Walk-ability/Bike-ability Working Group

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

Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. hired to design Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Plans

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

Help Carlisle become a more Vibrant, Connected and Playful Community!

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!

Carlisle West Side Historical Maps 1885, 1890, 1896, 1902, 1909 and 1915

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

Project SHARE Farm Stand Open House, Celebration & Volunteer Day of Sharing

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

Community Workshop on Ending Poverty – 2/27/15

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

Carlisle Police Station Open House and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day-Friday, January 9, 2015 4-6pm

One of our West Side Neighbors is the Carlisle Police Department and they have been working to strengthen ties with our community over the past year through outreach.  They have attended, and spoke at, multiple town hall sessions discussing safety and codes, strengthening neighborhoods and community building.  They are now opening their doors to the community… Read More Carlisle Police Station Open House and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day-Friday, January 9, 2015 4-6pm

Free Kings Kamp and Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Carlisle has 2 great MLK events happening in January and both are in our West Side Community. Sunday, January 18th, 2015 2:45pm 26th Annual MLK Commemoration Carlisle Community Celebration First United Church of Christ 30 North Pitt St. Monday, January 19th, 2015 8:30-4:30 King’s Kamp at the YWCA 301 G St. Free kids camp for 1st-5th… Read More Free Kings Kamp and Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Awards Heberlig Palmer Park $78,500 Matching Grant

  Hooray! A year and a half after we started this project and 6 months after we applied for the DCNR grant, we finally have our funding totaling $157,000!  We have always made our park revitalization plan flexible so we could still install most elements even if the funding was less than we anticipated.  It’s wonderful… Read More Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Awards Heberlig Palmer Park $78,500 Matching Grant

YWCA Community Potluck & Discussion 9/9/14-Community/Police Relations-Lessons learned from Ferguson

Community Potluck and Discussion Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM Community/Police Relations Lessons learned from Ferguson Community/Police Relations Lessons learned from Ferguson Enjoy an informal meal with community members. After dinner at 6:30 PM, we will hear from expert panelists who will discuss how we can work together as a community to… Read More YWCA Community Potluck & Discussion 9/9/14-Community/Police Relations-Lessons learned from Ferguson

“Coffee and Conversation” Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Bloom

One of our State Representatives, Rep. Stephen Bloom, is having a “Coffee and Conversation’ town hall meeting in Carlisle this Thursday July 31st.  It’s at borough hall at 7pm.  No matter what your political affiliation might be, it’s  good to have the chance for open dialog with the people who represent us in our local… Read More “Coffee and Conversation” Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Bloom