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March 2014 News

from Mary & Alan
at the Carlisle House

Who will be sitting next to you at breakfast?

At the Carlisle House we have an amazing number of guests, famous in their fields, who are great conversationalists, raconteurs, and who, almost to a person, are interested in their fellow guests. The variety of humankind at a Carlisle House breakfast never ceases to amaze us, and mostly they are beyond categorization – except that we seem to host an inordinate number of writers. Not necessarily all full time authors, but journalists, editors, novelists, travel writers, screen writers, historians, and people of all walks of life who just simply had the urge to write.

Why do we start our March Newsletter with this thought? Because one of our most frequent guests, Charles B. Kastner (parent of a Dickinson 2010 grad) is a long-distance runner, with many marathons to his name. He wrote Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace across America, which was published in 2007, and his new book The 1929 Bunion Derby is being published this month.

The 1929 Bunion Derby Our guest Chuck Kastner's book about the second race across America!

One of the reasons that these books struck a chord with us is that on May 11 last year we hosted a young lady named Alison Bradley, who was running solo from New York to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research in both New Zealand and the USA.

Alison broke the 35-year old record, running 2,800 miles in 68 days, finishing with 22 hours to spare!

The first Bunion Derby was a race from Los Angeles to New York, and Chuck Kastner made the story one of the most enthralling I have read in recent years. With original newspaper reports and photographs, the trials and tribulations of the long distance runners almost make you feel tired and aching just to read about them. We are so looking forward to the second book which is the “return” race from New York to Los Angeles. Both of these books can be ordered by calling “Longleaf Services Inc. at 800-848-6224” or of course there is Amazon.com.

So which other writers have enjoyed their stays at the Carlisle House?

Well, actor Richard Dreyfuss enjoyed Jessie’s Room – you didn’t know he was an author too? Along with Harry Turtledove he wrote “A rollicking story of murder, intrigue, and a stolen painting in America the way it might have been, had George Washington surrendered to George III” the book naturally called The Two Georges .

David Baldacci (Absolute Power, The Camel Club, and many others), John Grogan (Marley and Me), and Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife) were all guest authors at the Bosler Free Library's "Celebrate the Book" a Central Pennsylvania Book Festival.
Sports writer Sally Jenkins stayed with us when she was researching for her book The Real All-Americans a remarkable story about Pop Warner's football team from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School which revolutionized the game of football in the United States. Her other major books include , (It's not about the Bike, Every Second Counts, Sum It Up, and Men Will Be Boys).
Screen writer Michael Ross, (Turistas, Jerry Maguire) was one of our many Dickinson College parents visiting with his wife, actress Markie Post.
Recent guest Kristine Goodfellow’s latest book The Mansion on Butcher Lake is based on the Ege-Bucher Mansion near to us in Boiling Springs – a review on Amazon reads The Mansion on Butcher Lake has it all: Excitement, Supernatural, Mystery and Romance”.
Historians: Sir Max Hastings (Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War); Antony Beevor (The Second World War); Timothy Breen (The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence)

Area Events - March 2014
and onward!

Friday March 14th to Monday March 17th at the Market Cross Pub & Brewery (just 3 blocks from the Carlisle House) as they celebrate is the St Patrick's Day Celebration! Enjoy Irish Food & Brews at our local pub! Reservations are suggested, call 717-258-1234.

On Monday March 17th from 5pm to 7pm
Join Alan Tumblin at

The Castlerigg Wine Shop
as they celebrate St Patrick's Day in their own inimitable style. Help to bring the "wearin' of the green" to Carlisle and celebrate all things Irish. Wear green to enter the door prize drawing.

Thursday March 20th at the Market Cross Pub & Brewery (just 3 blocks from the Carlisle House) is Paint Nite! Paint a masterpiece and enjoy your favorite beverage all at the same time! Use the code Market15 at check out and receive $15 off! Register now at paintnite.com.

On Monday April 7th join Alan Tumblin again at
The Castlerigg Wine Shop
as they celebrate No Housework Day (who knew?) with a special Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00; they'll have a special surprise to honor the fun of a "No Housework" moratorium.

On Tuesday April 1st from 10am to 8pm
Join PJ Heyman at
The Village Artisans Gallery
as they celebrate their 19th Anniversary with 19% off everything in their fantastic store.

This store has been voted "Best Place to Shop in the Valley" for the last three years. It is housed in a renovated 1875 brick church located in the picturesque historic village of Boiling Springs just a few minutes from the Carlisle House.

Congratulations Dickinson Class of 2018!

We have had many recent visits for Admitted Students Days by the newest Dickinsonians, and rooms for Orientation Week are filling quickly!

Remember to reserve soon - because before you know it, this will be you!

News from Select Registry!

The three winners of the 2014 Vacation of a Lifetime were announced: Bill & Pam O’Brien, Bob Gilfoil & Michele Chandler, and Michael Hubbard & Sossi Chungrian. Congratulations to you all!

Each of these three lucky couples will have 12 months to stay in as many Select Registry inns as they can visit, one night per inn, and we are looking forward to hosting them
here at the Carlisle House.

Have you registered your nights with us for the Select Registry Rewards Program?

Remember to register, because next year, this could be you!

At the Dining Table

Entered our competition yet?

WIN A FREE STAY at our Carlisle House, a Select Registry Inn – Home of our renowned International-themed BREAKFAST quiches! You can check them out HERE!

It is time to create a new BREAKFAST quiche and we want YOUR idea. Suggest an ingredient and a relevant country for the new quiche and it could be you and your guest staying as OUR guests for two nights at the Inn.

All you need to do is LIKE our Facebook page, and post your suggested ingredient and country on Facebook or on our Blog.

So all you foodies out there, get inspired and creative, and we look forward to hosting one of you here in Carlisle PA!

Entries must be in by March 15. Winner to be announced on Facebook, in our blog, and on our website on March 22! No blackout dates for the winner's stay, just subject to availability!
A Taste of Carlisle
Sunday March 9; 12:30pm to 2:30pm
St Patrick’s Activity Center, Marsh Drive, Carlisle

A Taste of Carlisle is the Chamber’s yearly food event presented in partnership with the Downtown Carlisle Association. We bring together the best of the best from local restaurants, pubs, caterers, cafes, bakeries, and chocolatiers to offer taste samplings to our attendees. Among the restaurants taking part are Trattoria Piatto, Andalusia, Café Bruges, Helena's Chocolate Café & Crêperie, Market Cross Pub, Carlisle Bakery, Back Door Café, Rillos and more!

A Taste of Carlisle is hosted by the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Project Share.

And best of all, if you reserve by Friday March 7, and stay with us on Saturday March 8, we will buy your ticket for A Taste of Carlisle!

11th Annual Local Food Dinner Celebration

For the websites of the Carlisle area's fine restaurants, please visit our Dining page at thecarlislehouse.com

Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
E-mail: Info@TheCarlisleHouse.com
Innkeepers: Mary and Alan Duxbury

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