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By Tammy Gore, , Executive Director, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fatherís Day is June 16th this year and I donít know why, but itís always tough to think of something special to get for Dad on his special day of honor. Although I donít personally know your Dad, Step-Dad, or Husband, the father of your children, but I do know that he does not need or want another tie. So with that in mind, let me help you consider some great gifts that the special men in your life will love and you donít need to travel any further than our Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) members to shop.
Of course men love gadgets, whether for the house, yard and garden, car and garage, or office, they never have enough gadgets. Although I donít quite understand the obsession, I imagine itís a lot like women (or at least this woman) never having quite the right shoes and needing just one more color, heel height, or style. Hey, if it makes him happy, why not? Any of the following NBCC members will be happy to help you choose that special gadget or gizmo that your man has been wishing for, or get a gift certificate for a service he would appreciate:
Bell Hardware and Supply, Inc., Joseph Rudderow, owner
1051 Trexlertown Rd., Trexlertown, PA 18087, 610-395-1132
Stoney Creek Rentals & Sales, Mike Shirk, owner
872 Park Rd., Blandon, PA 19510 610-926-4567
Computer Wizards, Chris Breidenstein, owner
325 W. Main St., Kutztown PA 19530 484-646-9064
Meiserís Performance, Ron Meiser, owner
65 W. Wesner Rd., Blandon, PA 19510, 610-926-1543
If gardening is his ďthing,Ē then check out the following nurseries for some special additions to your plantings:
Countryside Farm & Greenhouse, Inc., Jack & Rexine Krause
439 Krause Rd., Fleetwood PA 19522, 610-683-8586
Foliage Farm, Jim & Karen Wieder, owner
57 Christman Rd., Kutztown PA 19530
On the other hand, if working in the yard is not what the man in your life enjoys, but he likes a great looking yard, you can give him the gift of a lawn care service, such as:
H & M Lawn & Tree Service, John Marcincavage, owner
3 Cambridge Court, Fleetwood, PA 19522, 484-529-0835
NaturaLawn of America, Richard Mertz, owner
509 College Blvd., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-8893
Is your man a golfer, but has a hard time fitting a round in between work and chores? If so, we have some of the most beautiful courses right in our backyard. Get your girlfriends to go in on the idea and set a tee time for a foursome of golf and lunch, or better yet, go out on the links with him for some quality time together at one of the following courses:
Berkleigh Golf Club, Adrienne Hogan, Pro
14623 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530, 610-683-8268
Golden Oaks Golf Club, Jo Ann Heller, Director of Golf
10 Stonehedge Dr., Fleetwood PA 19522 610-944-6000
If heís not a golfer, but enjoys being outdoors and exercise, what about a new bike or supplies from:
Kingís Cyclery, Chris King, owner
600 Noble St., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-7433
Öor a day of hiking and bird watching with the family at:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Assoc, Mary Linkevich, Director
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961
ďTake me out to the ball park!Ē The entire family will enjoy a day at the baseball game and what will make Dad happier than having everyone together? Itís affordable, fun, and ďAmericaís favorite past timeĒ at:
Reading Fightin Phils, Anthony Pignetti, Sales
Reading PA 19605, 610-375-8469
Another favorite tradition that the whole family will enjoy together is:
Crystal Cave, Kathy Campbell, owner
963 Crystal Cave Rd., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-6765
Or, how about a case or bottle of his favorite beverage:
Kutztown Bottling & Soda Works, Inc., Jeff & Dana Taylor, owners
78-80 South White Oak St., Kutztown, PA 19530, 610-683-7377
Blair Vineyards, Missy Blair, owner
99 Dietrich Valley Rd., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-8463
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, John & Pat Scrip, owners
9850 Newtown Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031, 610-395-2468
Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Brad Knapp, Owner
407 Old Rt. 22, Kutztown, PA 19530, 610-756-4481
A gift for both of you to get away and just enjoy each otherís company is always a great idea. The best part is that you donít need to drive far or fight traffic to really relax and feel like you are far away. Trust me on this one, call any of these beautiful Bed & Breakfast locations, drive a few minutes and feel like youíre in a different world:
Hope Pryde Farm B&B, Richard & Elizabeth Atkinson, owners
806 Onyx Cave Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526, 610-562-9639
Longswamp B&B, JoAnn & John Swenson, owners
1605 State St., Mertztown, PA 19539, 610-682-6197
Main Street Inn B&B, Pamela Corrado, owner
401 W. Main St., Kutztown, PA 19530 610-683-0401
If your man prefers camping to B&Bs, then we have that too, call:
Pine Hill RV Park, LLC, Bob & Pam Hasse, owners
268 Old Rt. 22, Kutztown, PA 19530, 610-285-6776
Surprise him with a destination giftÖthese folks would be glad to help you set up a fabulous trip and make recommendations based on their experiences:
Berkleigh Travel Service, Inc., Sandy Green, owner
230 S. Baldy St., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-8880
Bieber Transportation Group, Nancy Kreisher, Sales
320 Fair St., Kutztown PA 19530, 610-683-7333
CK Tours & Cruises, Kenneth Keefer, owner
5 S. Center Ave., Suite 104, Leesport, PA 19533, 610-916-2923
CruiseOne, Ellen Overcast, owner
218 W. Main St. Kutztown PA 19530
It is said that ďDog is manís best friend.Ē If your man and his dog love spending time together then a unique and special gift would be to send him to the following location for a day of bonding, playing and learning:
Awesome Dawgs Dog Training, LLC, Mary Jo Carabello, owner
3052 Pricetown Rd., Temple PA 19560 610-750-6868
I hope this gave you some new ideas for Fatherís Day this year. Itís not too late to return that tie. Of course, this is a list of some of the many fabulous things there are to do, see, and buy in the Northeast Berks County area, but it is certainly not a complete list. Check out our website at for more ideas and information. Remember to celebrate Dad and Shop Local!! Happy Fatherís Day!