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
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
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
Carlisle has an abundance of wonderful events during the holidays so here is a handy guide to help you map out the season week by week. While you enjoy these events or while you are shopping at a small business, please consider sharing your experience so others know what great things are happening here in Cumberland… Read More Christmas in Carlisle 2014
Additional and expanded proposed changes related to the Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan were presented in May 2014. There are expanded options related to the design and landscaping around the sites and along the main routes connecting them.
The United Way coordinated with us to send some volunteers from Ahold Corporation to work in the park during their Day of Caring. 15 volunteers worked for 3 hours and painted over the last of the graffiti left on structures along the park, layered Frog Alley with a thick coat of mulch so weeds won’t… Read More United Way Day of Caring-Ahold Volunteers Work in HP Park
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
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
A lot of people are making investments in our community and changing the landscape along the way. The Tire and Wheel and IAC sites are being demolished in preparation for new development. Project SHARE farm stand is being torn down so a bigger, better Farm Stand can be built. The Heberlig Palmer Park is being… Read More Own a slice of the West Side!
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
What have YOU done for your neighborhood lately? These 7th and 8th graders are showing how it’s done! They are attending a leadership camp through the YWCA Carlisle and worked for 3 hours in HP Park. They mulched, weeded, planted, and harvested. Take note, these are our leaders of tomorrow! Thanks for the hard work!