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March News

from the Carlisle House

Spring is here! Well, to be more accurate, "Meteorological Spring" which starts on March 1 is here, and the Astronomical Spring will be here in just three weeks. For Carlisle however, Spring is truly here when the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral starts on April 24! Carlisle Events puts it best - "The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who travel to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive." We have two rooms still available for each of the All-Ford Nationals and Corvettes at Carlisle so book on-line or call us soon! (717-249-0350)

Whether your preference is meteorological, astronomical, or automotive put a little Spring in your Step and come to the Carlisle House for your first Vernal Vacation of the year!

Just one small view of the Carlisle Events Corvette Show

St Patrick's Day Hike at
Kings Gap State Park

Nature does display some green in March! Explore the park from 1 - 3pm on March 17, while searching for evergreen plants during a slightly belated St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This free hike will cover about 2.5 miles of hilly terrain.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water and snacks, the pace will be moderate and no one will be left behind but you should be able to sustain a two mph pace, with several stops along the trail to admire the landscape.

Meet at the education building in the Mansion area.

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Decision Time!

Prospective Students: If you have a High School Senior who is considering Dickinson, remember that April 1 is a "Discover Dickinson Day", a day specifically designed for introductory visits to this most distinctive of liberal arts colleges. With a relaxing night here on Sunday 3/31 your student will be ready to learn just how Dickinson will help in your college decision.

Accepted Students: Later in the month is the "Decision Dickinson; Accepted Students Preview Day", scheduled for Saturday April 13, so you have another two opportunities to find out why the Carlisle House, the town of Carlisle, and Dickinson College should be on your schedule for the next four years!

Enrolled Students: Orientation week in August is extremely busy in Carlisle with the Corvette Show starting in the same week, so please make sure you have one of our conveniently located rooms by booking as soon as possible!

If you already have a student at Dickinson, or if your son or daughter decided on a different path, then why not forward this newsletter to other parents who may be considering a trip to South-Central PA? We are ideally located in the Great Pennsylvania College Circle within easy day trip reach of some wonderful colleges including not only Dickinson, but also Bucknell, Lafayette, Muhlenberg, Lehigh, Bryn Mawr, Franklin & Marshall, Messiah, Gettysburg, Shippensburg, and Penn State.

Area Events
March, April & May 2013!

The Irish Tenors
The "Let's Celebrate Ireland" Tour

Thursday March 7; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg

The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions.

with special guest John Byrne

Friday March 8; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
One of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene with standing-room only crowds in NYC.

Boyz II Men
Thursday April 4; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg
One of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history.

Comedy Explosion
A Save the Carlisle Theatre Benefit

Saturday April 13; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
A Great Night of Comedy featuring R.C.Smith, CJ Burney, Lonnie Davis, and Mark Juretus to Help Save The Theatre!.

ABBA The Concert
the Ultimate tribute group from Sweden!

Wednesday April 17; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg
ABBA The Concert is the closest you’re going to get to the original singers, and even features members of the original ABBA band!

The Rat Pack Show
The Golden Age of Vegas is Alive on Stage

Saturday May 11; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
Celebrating 50 years of The Rat Pack, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show has been hailed as the next best thing to seeing the Rat Pack themselves.

The Capitol Steps
A Save the Carlisle Theatre Benefit

Saturday June 1; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
The popular political satire group returns to Help Save The Theatre!.

A Tribute to John Denver
Starring Chris Collins and the Boulder Canyon Band

Friday June 7; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
The popular political satire group returns to Help Save The Theatre!.

Savor the Flavor

A Taste of Carlisle!

Savor the Flavor is an annual food-tasting event showcasing local restaurants and caterer menus. Hosted by the Downtown Carlisle Association and the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, this event benefits organizations such as the United Way, Project SHARE, and the Salvation Army.

This year, the event will be taking place on Sunday March 10, at the Dickinson College Holland Union Building. Come and taste all that Carlisle has to offer!

Savor the Flavor tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door on Sunday, March 10th. Student and DOD discount is $13 per ticket. Children 12 and under are free.

At the Dining Table

Talladega Nights, Carlisle Days…

"I had a whole mess of crepes this morning. They're just like pancakes, maybe even better."
- Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights

Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie is a slice of Europe in downtown Carlisle. Owner Helena Twigg opened the café in 2011 and makes all of the artisan chocolates in-house.

Helena features a selection of sweet and savory French-style crepes, handmade chocolates in the Belgian tradition, French macarons in a variety of mouthwatering flavors, and an ever-changing selection of desserts all made in-house. She also offers Italian-style cappuccinos, espressos, café lattes and café mochas using Lavazza™ beans, and her very own homemade hot chocolate using delicious 64% dark Belgian chocolate shavings. In the warmer months, Helena's offers a variety of flavors of Italian gelati.

Helena's partners, husband Ryan Twigg and close friend Ross Morris, are both co-owners of nearby restaurants Café Bruges and Andalusia.Ross Morris also owns Trattoria Piatto.

Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie, 46 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
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Innkeepers: Carolyn and Tim Carlisle
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