July 14, 2014

Top Picks for Live Music in the Valley

Music on the Mountain at King's Gap Environmental Education Center
Spend some time in Cumberland Valley and you may notice that it echoes with sound.  From the South Mountain to the Blue Mountain, you will catch every musical rendering from classical orchestra to bluegrass and most genres in between.


July 3, 2014

Bluegrass on the Grass Comes to Dickinson - July 12th

The 19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival is scheduled for July 12th at Dickinson College. From Noon - 9pm, music will fill the air in Carlisle with a variety of bands, most that return year-after-year. The Dismembered Tennesseans have been a part of the festival every year and now perform as the festival's house band. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax for the full day. A collection of regional food vendors will be on location to offer yummy options, ranging from french fries to Thai food. Get there early (lawn can be accessed starting at 8am) to claim your spot for a day of fun. The best part? This event is FREE!

Below is the entertainment schedule for the day. Find more details here.

July 1, 2014

Independence Day in the Cumberland Valley

Ahhh…one of my favorite days of the summer. The day America celebrates its independence and commemorates the Declaration of Independence (not because Will Smith got rid of those aliens). Did you know the Declaration of Independence passed through theCumberland Valley and was signed by Cumberland County officials at the FirstPresbyterian Church in Carlisle?

America usually celebrates by lighting up the grill and lighting up the sky. Independence Day falls on Friday, so get ready for your three-day weekend and all of the events around the Cumberland Valley!

June 30, 2014

D'Lish Bakery Earns Its Name and Reputation


Do you know when there’s that restaurant you keep hearing about and everyone tells you need to try? Food or a particular town pops up in conversation and you get a recommendation on a place to eat? A recent example for me is D’lish Bakery in Shippensburg. I decided to have lunch there on a recent trip to the town to see what all the fuss was about.

June 23, 2014

Follow the Cumberland Valley Trails

The Cumberland Valley marks the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the perfect base for a hiking or biking holiday and to get back to nature, to enjoy the hills and forests, the state parks and scenic trails of the area. The rolling hills, open fields, deciduous forests and gently meandering rivers invite the visitor to explore the charms of this country whatever the season. In the fall, the colors of the native woodlands bring new life to the valley, which blazes in the sunshine. The turning season’s cooler air brings only a hint of winter to come, which makes this time of year ideal for the exertions of the outdoors, although the heat of high summer or the snows of winter bring their own pleasures.