Trout Fishing in Cumberland County

Joanne Kenney Hawver on March 26, 2018

  Even though there was snow on the ground and the wind was blowing, Children’s Pond in Boiling Springs was crowded with “young” fisherman.  Saturday was the annual Youth Mentored Fishing Day sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Children are allowed to fish legally with a free permit in hopes that the experience will excite a life-long interest in the sport.  The Commission generously stocks the pond to make it a great day for all. This event is the pre-cursor to the opening day of Trout fishing season in the Cumberland Valley.  This year, opening day begins at...

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Route 15 Arts byway

Joanne Kenney Hawver on March 22, 2017

This is an editorial comment by Gary Adkisson posted in the Sentinel on March 18, 2017 We hope many of you have found our Route 15 Arts byway website and Facebook page. But if not, here is the link: The site is filled with information about art and craft related events along Route 15, from Gettysburg to Williamsport. Stories on the site include the re-opening of the Allenberry Playhouse, a new strategy for the Carlisle Theatre, and a new coal-themed photo exhibit at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts in Lewisburg. Art and Craft tourism along the route...

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Downtown Ice Art Festival

Joanne Kenney Hawver on January 18, 2017

  CENTURYLINK ICE ART FEST Carlisle PA - Downtown Carlisle's newest event, the CenturyLink Ice Art Fest will be held February 10 - 12, 2017.  38 different ice sculptures will be placed around downtown Carlisle for visitors viewing and picture taking pleasure.  Sponsored by CenturyLink, the Ice-Art Festival will combine many events and activities in one weekend including the PNC Chili Cook-Off, Dessert Bake-Off, sponsored by the Carlisle Bakery, and so much more. Activities are being confirmed and added all of the time.  Please refer to the activity list below and check back to for updates. CENTURYLINK ICE ART...

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American Craft Week

Joanne Kenney Hawver on October 6, 2016

Last week, I participated in a “Spritz and Splatter” event with my B&B innkeeper friends.  As I was indulging in my “artistic endeavor”, I thought about how our B&B is decorated by the work of many talented people.  We have paintings done by my father, beautiful quiltshand made by my daughter-in-law, Erin and friend, Kristen.  We have a gorgeous stain glass window by Debbie Bowker, and beautiful pottery from local artisans.  I realized how artistic talent can be taken for granted or perhaps, not appreciated for the work, time and talent given to each piece. Now is the perfect time...

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Why do people choose the Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Joanne Kenney Hawver on August 13, 2016

Why do people choose to stay at the Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast rather than a motel?  I’m sure the answer varies from guest to guest, but a consistent thread is that they enjoy the personal experience.  Another common thread is that they love being in the country. In the past month, Greg and Brenda came for the Carlisle car show.  They stayed at the Red Cardinal because they read our reviews and were impressed by the comments of friendliness and a good breakfast.  They left with a review of their own: We have already booked our return trip for next...

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