Something to do for Dad this Father's Day locally!

Something to do for Dad this Father's Day locally!
By Jennifer LB Leese
Staff writer

If you're looking for deals, then you might want to head over to A.C. Bain at 1063 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. You're sure to get a great deal with 20% off NFL items, and 40% off all Nascar and novelty stickers and patches.
Here's a few items you can expect to find:
Nascar items include: diecast & flags, photos, decals, stickers, clocks, muscle cars, and license plates.
BDU Pants available are in camo, black, dark blue, and brown. Military items include jackets, hats, flags, T-shirts, knives, license plates, and Zippo lighters.
Also available are flags of all kinds: garden, stick flags, banner, car, yard sale, party, states, NFL and more.
Call 301-739-7233 or stop by Tuesday through Saturday between 10am and 8pm. Look for the coupon issue, June 5, 2011, of the Picket News for an A.C. Bain coupon where shoppers will receive 40% off wrestling items, pictures, cards and die cast.
Big or small, he's there for it all. Make Dad a gift this year. Pottery by Me, 1201 E. Dual Highway, Hagerstown, is the place to do it! This store is a "paint your own" studio that carries an extensive and ever growing collection of fine unfinished bisque cups, plates, mugs, etc. ... just waiting for your personal artistic touch! Get your hands on a June 5, 2011 Picket News and receive $3 off any purchase of $20 or more and $5 off any purchase of $30 or more. Call 301-797-3100 or visit today.
If your dad isn't the typical store chain shopper, then check out a few area shops with great deals! One is Finders Keepers Fine Consignment Shop. With 6,100-square feet of showroom space, this upscale resale store of fine home furnishings and accessories, is a great place to shop. Items found include furniture, rugs/carpets, art, antiques, jewelry, coins, collectibles, musical instruments, and more. They are located at 1308 Dual Highway (Lower Level), Hagerstown. Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, closed Mondays.
If you're into hunting for treasures, then R&H Collectibles is a place to see. They are located at 14845 National Pike in Clear Spring. You will find antiques, modern and old furniture, dishes, dolls, household items, crafts, and more as well items that don't fit on a table - boats, cars, and camping trailers. They are open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm on Sunday, and closed Monday.
Looking to get dad spiffed up this Father's Day? Try one of these shops:
Award Beauty School is located at 26 E. Antietam Street, Hagerstown. Give them a call at 301-733-4520 and be sure to check out the Picket News coupon issue, June 5, 2011, for their coupon and receive $1 off a haircut for dad!
Another shop that's devoted to making Dad look great this Father's Day is Cosmopolitan Hair Salon. Men's haircuts are $12.00 and up. Men's MANicures are $12 and facials, which are 45 minutes, are $35 and up. Dad is sure to love their Swedish and deep tissue massages. To set up an appointment or pick up a gift certificate, call 301-393-4300 or visit
Check out Universal Hair Studio, LLC located at 1826 Dual Highway, Unit D. With unique ideas and well-known professional products such as PRAVANA(r) and Aquage (r), the shop has a fantastic ground base. Universal Hair Studio offers waxing, manicures, pedicures, color, haircuts and waxing as well as a make-up and skin care line by Sorme. Call 301-393-4949 or visit
Williamsport Barber Shop Downtown is a shop geared toward guys of all ages - "where they can come in and relax and not have to smell nail polish, perms and that kind of stuff". Williamsport Barber Shop Downtown is the place to go if you want a traditional barber experience. They are located at 28 N. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. Their operating hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9-6 and Saturday 8-12. Visit to learn more about the barbershop, or call them at 301-223-8220 to make an appointment today!
Some dads seem to have everything! Even impossible to buy for! Well, how about having their car, truck, van, motorcycle, SUV, boat, or camper detailed by a professional? CleanMachine is a fully self-contained mobile detailing service that performs high quality detailing at YOUR location. They only use professional-grade materials such as waxes, soaps, cleaners and protectants, and offers a full range of services from a simple wash, vac, windows, and shining of tires to a complete package detail that has it all. If your vehicle doesn't shine or your interior leaves much to be desired, CleanMachine has the knowledge and skills to bring your car back to life. Once it's sparkling, be sure to set up regular appointments to keep the brilliant shine inside and out. Call 301-991-1249 to set up an appointment today - be sure to ask for a gift certificate!
When you think of farm equipment - think McConnellsburg Motors. They sell and repair just about everything including tractors, tillers, cultivators, bailers, chain saws, and weed eaters. McConnellsburg's Motors is located at 875 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. The shop is directly across from the Fulton County Fairgrounds.
Getting Dad a new car? Have you checked out what Criswell has to offer? Every week check out the back page of the Picket News for current deals going on at Criswell Chevrolet, Criswell Honda, Criswell Nissan, and Criswell Chrysler. All stores are open noon to 5 Sunday and has their own location and contact number.
Can't afford a new car? Try getting Dad's current vehicle repaired. Tucked away in an alley at 42 E. North Avenue in Hagerstown, Blaine's a Body Shop is a great place to get Dad's car worked on. Here, you can have that new car for an old-fashioned price. The Body Shop specializes in paint jobs - pearls, metal flakes, etc. - and they specialize in collision and restoring antique cars. No appointment is necessary. Call 301-797-7854 for a FREE estimate.
If you're looking for a great place to take Dad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, keep the following wonderful restaurants in mind - also be sure to check the coupon page in the Picket News for deals for dad!
Dolce Restaurant, a restaurant serving European-Romanian dishes, is a fantastic place. Owner, Iuliana Manea's warmth and smiles greet you at the front door! European-Romanian foods are the highlight of her menu, however, Italian dishes are included to complete the selection. Dolce Restaurant is located at 792 Frederick St., Hagerstown. They are open from 10am to 10pm Monday through Saturday; 5 to 9:30pm Sunday. Call 301-745-6300 or 301-745-6301 for more information.
Shulas Grill and Crab House is a great place to take Dad. Located at 11205 John Kennedy Drive, Hagerstown, the restaurant was voted as "Best Seafood" in the area. Happy hour is from 3-6pm daily. A coupon, in the June 5, 2011 issue of the Picket News, offers $5 off any purchase of $50 or more, $1 off any lunch entrÇe, and $10 off any purchase of $100 or more. Clip it and save today. Call the restaurant at 301-714-1397.
Tony's Italian Restaurant welcomes Dads with a $2 off one large 16" pizza, or 20% off any dinner coupon in the coupon issue as well. They have great food such as steak dinners, fried chicken, spaghetti, subs, clubs, lasagna, and more. Tony's is located at 14224 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8669 for more information.
Dad like BBQ? Thought about VA BBQ? Also with a coupon in the June 5, 2011 issue, visitors can receive FREE side with a combo or FREE sandwich with platter. Their best seller is the traditional style, hand-pulled pork, tossed in a flavorful homemade BBQ sauce, served on a fresh roll. Other menu items include: Texas BBQ beef sandwich, St. Louis smoked slabs of ribs, all beef hot dogs and more. Call 301-733-RIBS today.
Bonnie's at the Red Byrd is family-oriented, relaxing place to visit. They are located at 19409 Shepherdstown Pike in Keedysville. A few well-known dishes include crab cakes, pot pie, roast pork and sauerkraut, meatloaf, fresh chicken and hamburgers, steak, homemade soups, and pork barbecue. Look for coupons to Bonnie's at the Red Byrd in the Picket News. For more information call Bonnie at 301-432-5822.
Taking Dad on a trip? DirectAir is currently offering a buy 1 flight get 1 free. Why drive when you can fly? Flights start from $99 each way, and take off conveniently from our Hagerstown airport. Visit or call 1-877-432-DIRECT for more information.
After all that, how about taking Dad out for a little fun? Family Recreation Park on Rt. 40 is the place to go. With go-karts, batting cages, water wars, miniature golf, and driving range, he's sure to have a ball. Visit the coupon page for a buy 1 get 1 1/2 price admission coupon in the June 5, 2011 issue of the Picket News. Call 301-733-2333 or visit for more information.
Take Dad to a Hagerstown Suns game. Check out their ad in our paper for dates and events. There's a family and friends plan: 4 tickets to a Suns game and 4 meals at Chipotle. Call 301-791-6266 or visit to purchase tickets.
Totem Pole Playhouse is a fun activity for any dad. Various plays throughout the season. Totem Pole Playhouse is located at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA. Call for details at 717-352-2164 or visit
The Maryland Theatre always has something for everyone. The current ad in the Picket News lists events such as Wind Down Fridays every Friday night from 5-8pm, Chjris Young June 5, Vicki Lawrence & Mama presented by Latshaw Productions on September 28. Visit for a detailed listing of plays, concerts, and events.
Dad like to bowl? Turners Bowling Centers is the place to go. Summer specials are good through August 6. Visit for times, numbers, and locations.
Throwing Dad a party? Need a DJ? Nicnasty, a professional DJ, is here for you. With competitive pricing, they can't be beat. Custom packages available, music for all ages, references, friendly and professional, all events are designed to suit YOUR needs. Karaoke, smoke machine, lighting, and more are available to make your party a success. Call 301-331-8785 for pricing and get "booked" today!
Doing a little cleaning out for Dad this Father's Day? Try AJ Hauling to have it removed. Full clean outs on local moves. Competitive pricing - $400 a box truckload. Call for lower prices on individual items - 301-991-3822.
The Picket News is full of coupons, and deals for any occasion and for anyone. Be sure to check out our paper every week.