Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day with a Massage and Wine Tasting

"Mother's Day"
at its
Very Best 

Meander the small town charm of Mount Joy.

A sweet little bakery, Pies Galore & More.  

Go  a few blocks and take in the delightful setting at Higher Ground Cafe. Treat yourself to one of their many specialty coffees, teas, sandwiches or sweets. It has just a touch of "Key West" decor.

Shopping is a delight at Fashion Finish Boutique, As the Crow Flies,  The Shoppes on Main and many more tucked in spots.

A short country drive away is the best small town in America, Lititz PA.

Treat mom or both of you to a massage at the spa or have one in house. Wine, cheese and crackers served after your massage.

Walk To Bube's Brewery where you can dine in the Catacombs or the Biergarten.

Dine along the Susquehanna River, Accomac Inn is a great restaurant.

Wine tasting and vineyards abound. You can choose from Nissley Vineyard, Waltz Winery and the latest Vineyard at Grandview.

Give us a call, we will be delighted to tuck you in
to your favorite spots!  

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Pool, Pond, Porches, Rest, Peace and the Spirit Renewed


Our guests tell the story of the Olde Square Inn.

Here are some of their words:

I have never slept so well
Breakfast was delicious
We are leaving feeling renewed
I feel at home here
Your inn is kept so very clean
The pool is refreshing
Love the town and the restaurants, little shops and we don't have to drive. 
 Everything we need can be found on the Main Street of Mount Joy.
It is lovely to sit on any one of the porches with a glass of wine and listen to the water from the pond and fountains
Love the location and it is easy to get to so many places.
The massage was outstanding!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Small Town, Home Town filled to the Brim with Lots of Charm"

In This Issue
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Events Calendar

Board of Directorsmeets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM at the MSMJ office. The public is invited to attend.

Artists &
interested in showcasing their talent and wares during 4th Friday's
in Downtown
Mount Joy are invited to contact MSMJ at 717-653-4227 for scheduling.

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Main Street Mount Joy
Board of Directors
John Rebman,
          Vice President
Sue Sterling,
Barry Smedley,
Sam Allen
Lisa Farwell
Mick Owens
Dave Schell 
Kim Brewer, Manager
Main Street Mount Joy's

4th Fridays
2013 - 2014

April - Spring Fling - Come out and catch the
fever! - Friday, April 26th
   Spring has sprung and we could not be more ready! Stroll our beautiful Main Street and enjoy all the warmer weather has to offer. Enjoy great specials from our local restaurants and new spring merchandise from your favorite shops.
May - Hometown Heroes Celebration/Memorial Day Parade - Friday, May 24th, 25th
   Show your hometown pride and join us as we celebrate our heroes both near and far! We would like to take this time to thank all of our service men and women, and to also thank our wonderful Main Street Mount Joy volunteers who help to make our vision of a better downtown come true.

June - Our 85th 4th Friday Summer Block Party -
Friday, June 28th
   It is Main Street Mount Joy's 85th 4th Friday! Join us as we celebrate with momentous occasion with a huge Summer Block Party! It is a night the entire family can enjoy with live music, games, giveaways, great food and specials from all of local favorites.

July- Cheeseburgers in Paradise -
Friday, July 26th/Car Show Saturday, July 27th
   It's 5'oclock somewhere, and that somewhere is right here in downtown Mount Joy. Come join us for an island paradise getaway in your own back yard. Enjoy themed food and drink specials from your local restaurants, dig for buried treasure, take part in our beach ball contest, and go swimming with the "sharks" for a chance for great prizes!

August - Brews, Blues and BBQ -
Friday, 23rd
   Join us for a night of brews, blues and BBQ. Bring your appetite and enter the Rib Eating Contest sponsored by Harvey's BBQ. If cooking is more your style you can enter your best BBQ recipe in our   Annual BBQ Contest, and if you more inclined to just sit back and relax then visit our local restaurants for great seasonal brews and blues music!

September - Sunset to summer (Music in the Park/Wine tasting) - Friday, September 27th
   We are winding down summer and what a better way to watch the sunset then to enjoy some music in the park and wine tasting?

October - Trick or Treat / Howl-o-ween Pet
Parade - Friday, October 25th, 26th
   Dress in Costume and trick or treat at the participating businesses - with great treats for the kids and spook-tacular saving for the adults!

November - Black Friday/Ladies Night -
Friday, November 29th (5th Friday)
   Get all your holiday shopping done here in Downtown Mount Joy!! Join us as we kick off our Home for the Holidays Contest, and have a chance to win gift certificates to your favorite stores and restaurants! Check out the Holiday Shopping Coupon Booklet, filled with great deals from local businesses and   restaurants as our way of saying thank you for all your support during the year!

December - Home for the Holidays -
Friday, December 20th (3rd Friday)
   Making a list? Checking it twice? Finish up your holiday shopping locally and enjoy the great variety that downtown Mount Joy has to offer. Enjoy great holiday themed special from your favorite restaurants and shops.

January - Death by Chocolate Tour -
Friday, January 24th, 2014
   Join us for our annual Death by Chocolate Tour and enjoy decadent chocolates from local chocolatiers, and chocolate themed food and drink specials from local restaurants and enjoy sweet deals from you favorite retailers.

February - "Fire & Ice" -
Friday, February 28th, 2014
   Are you ready to heat things up? Join us for our 7th Annual Fire & Ice event. Live ice sculptures, chili cook-offs, hot deals and cool prices all weekend long! 
This newsletter is an publication of Main Street Mount Joy.   
55 East Main Street  Mount Joy, PA 17552 
PH: 717-653-4227    

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kayak Demon Days along the Susquehanna River at Shanks Mare

"Shank's Mare Demo Days"

May 11 and 12, 2013

Shank's Mare is the best in being an outfitter for those who love the water.
On Demo Days you can take the kayaks or stand up paddle boards for a trial run out into the river.
I learned to kayak from these folks and they did a great job.
Their store is inviting and makes you want to settle in for a bit.
The staff is helpful and informative.
Shank's Mare doesn't only have kayaks and paddle boards but they do eco tours, river tours, caves, and their paddle breakfast or dinners in the Rookery are outstanding.
When warm weather comes they will do music on a Friday night on the front porch, the rookery or along the beautiful Susquehanna River.
We are located just a short jaunt to Shank's Mare.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Great Vacation Less Than A Two Hour Drive from Baltimore, Washington DC

                   " MAIN STREET MOUNT JOY "
                                   AND THE
                  BEST OF LANCASTER COUNTY

A value for your vacation getaway and just two hours away!  

You can enjoy an excellent massage from Xquisite Nail and Spa for less than $90.00 an hour.

Shop at one of the specialty stores dotted along our growing Main Street Mount Joy.

Don't forget we are a large area for wineries and breweries.  

Bube's Brewery located just four blocks away has gotten attention from the Washington Post.

Shanks Mare located along the Susquehanna River will provide kayaks so you can explore the Indian Art on the rocks on the river.

Bring Amtrak to us located just two blocks from the inn!

Enjoy dinner at the Accomac Inn located along the Susquehanna River who has given you a gift of $20.00 towards your dinner

You can enjoy the town of Mount Joy PA and it's beautiful surrounding farmland.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lititz, The Coolest Small Town in America

Lititz PA


"The Coolest Small Town in America"

Coming in the "back way" from our inn just fifteen minutes from Lititz starts me at the charming and best part of the town.

Wilbur Chocolates is located here.  Love their chocolate, smooth and just absolutely delicious.

Lititz Springs Park, filled with raceways of water fed by a natural spring.  You will find people gathering for a picnic or feeding the many ducks.

Across the street is Tomato Pie Cafe a favorite of mine. Small, quaint, outside dining and great food.

Up the street is a lovely consignment store "AlwaysNew To You".  It is a nice shopping experience here.  Upscale clothing at a great price.  Always organized and eye catching displays.

Turn the corner and you will find Clemintines.  A very cute boutique that carries much in cotton, light clothing always on the cutting edge of fashion.  These folks have an eye for the apparel they stays in style.

Don't forget  Cafe' Chocolate ...what can I say but a chocolate lover's heaven.

This gives you a start to your day in Lititz.  Stay with us and we will help you find a bit more hidden gems.

Monday, April 8, 2013




Must call 717-653-4525 to receive your discount upon booking.  May not be combined with any other specials or offers.
Expires 4/30/2103

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Covered Bridge Tour through Lancaster County

"Covered Bridge Tour"
Lancaster County

When I drive across a covered bridge I love hearing the boards of the floor "sing".

Envision the men who carried the hand hewn beams, the floor boards, the arches,  being taken through the sawmill.  Horses bringing wagon loads of boards to erect these wonderful pieces of architecture that are now landmarks of history.

Just think no computers, no graph paper, no phones but simply the talents and minds of great men with a vision.

They were built to have access across the streams but also to hopefully withstand the storms and floods. So many of these bridges did withstand the storms for over a hundred of years.

Picnics were held on these bridges, marriage proposals were made and some loved doing the catwalk of the arches inside these bridges.  Romantics danced on these bridges.

Strasburg Scotters is starting tours  April 1, 2013.

You will travel many of the back roads of this county that has some of the most beautiful countryside in America.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Beach Boys, Let's Go to the Beach

American Music Theater

Their music takes us away to the beach, and relaxes our spirits. You want to draw closer to your partner.

I loved to dance to the music these guys made.

The park dances held locally played lots of Beach Boys music and Soul where we gathered for local dance parties.

A time when life was simpler and the art of the dance was loved.