How often do you wish you could stay somewhere like the resort where Johnny Castle triumphantly hoists “Baby” Houseman into the air in Dirty Dancing? Be honest; it’s often. Well, just outside Carlisle, a mere six miles from Dickinson’s campus, the Allenberry Resort awaits in the hilly Boiling Springs woods.
What defines a “strong town”? It’s about the sense of community, the grassroots initiatives, the collaborative approach to problem solving. So when Strong Towns, a national media nonprofit that supports and promotes local communities and commerce, launched its inaugural Strongest Towns competition, a group of Carlisle residents—including several Dickinson employees—thought, “Why not us?”