Friday, June 15, 2012
Dads are getting the royal treatment this year, with spending on Father's Day up 10 percent. Can you guess how much the average American will spend?
Hey, dads, get ready for what could be a pretty pricy gift this Father’s Day. The National Retail Federation says 2012 Father’s Day spending is expected to be up 10 percent over last year, with the average person spending $117. Total spending nationally is expected to reach $12.7 billion, meaning consumers are ready to spend more this Father’s Day than ever before. The top items people are buying: And local department stores like Target and Kohl's are expecting to rake in the dough on Father's Day. According to the NRF survey, four in 10 people say they’ll be looking for dad’s gift there. Others say they'll be looking at specialty stores or discount stores like Dollar Tree. "It should come as no surprise that dads are considerably more …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Hard work, follow-through, responsibility and community service.
How do I describe my dad? He's a well-meaning, matter-of-fact guy, who at-times has a short fuse that might remind you a little of Archie Bunker. He's also an amazing guy who provided well for his family, taught us many useful things and wanted only the best for his three daughters. While growing up on a farm, he demanded a lot of us at a time when raising a girl meant something entirely different in the late 1960s and early 1970s than when he grew up. Here's a little insight on how us Lockwood girls were raised. 1. Working hard - A work ethic in the Lockwood household was mandatory. Of course you could choose to do housework with mom or outside work on the farm with him, but Saturday mornings chores, all hands on deck work projects, and …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Check out Patch's gift ideas for Fathers Day.
A day in the life of dad sometimes starts with an early morning commute to work with a cup of joe, work in the middle, and maybe, some time for R&R at the end of the day. So for Father’s Day, local retailers have lots of options for gifts Dad can really use, every day. From practical to recreational, these ideas can give Dad enjoyment and value. Gas Card – With fuel prices staggering to the $4 per gallon mark, who wouldn’t love a gas card in any denomination? BP and Kwik Mart have cards available. Great option for the dad who drives the kids around to soccer practice, cheerleading, the mall, and friends’ houses! Also, a fine way to say, “Let’s take that road trip this summer!” Vegetable plants for the garden - Borzynski’s Farm Market has …
Happy Father's Day! We originally posted this story earlier this week, but thought you might find a repost handy for Dad today.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Romi Herron
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
With our unpredictable weather here in Wisconsin, Patch has some Father’s Day choices for a sunny summer day, and a couple ideas for indoor options, just in case picnic plans get rained out. Even if you’ve been to some of our Top Five picks recently, why not treat Dad to something new from the menu? This Father’s Day, our own local eateries are offering plenty of flavors – and photo opportunities – for the family. Apple Holler – For a no fuss, pack-up-the-kids-and-go picnic experience, Apple Holler is an all-year favorite. For $12.95 per adult, the Father’s Day Pig Roast picnic special features roast pig, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and vegetables, apple baked beans, coleslaw, home baked cornbread with honey apple butter and rolls, …