Fatherly advice

Go ahead. Make Dad's day this Father's Day.

Here are some ways to show Dad he's No. 1 this Sunday without getting him a No. 1 Dad mug.

Wine or beer making equipment starter kitshave everything he will need to craft a new hobby. Available at both locations of the Von Klopp Brew Shop , 1137 Sixth St. N.W., Rochester, and in the Pine Cheese Mart, 51146 U.S. 52, Pine Island. $116 beer, $140 wine. The kits are 25 percent off today through Sunday.

Fishin'-opolyboard game will let Dad catch his limit even when he's not on the water. Available at Games by James , 111 S. Broadway, second floor. $26.99. Also popular is the 500 piece puzzle Dad's Shed depicting a nostalgic work bench and tools. $18.99.

Using basically the same formula that it has since 1895, Spring Grove Soda Pop has just the right pop for your Pop. The limited summer release Rhuberry, a stawberry/rhubarb flavor, is in stores now, along with favorites such as strawberry, which can be poured over ice cream for a twist on the float. Or try black cherry with little Captain Morgan Spiced Rum or lemon sour with vodka or whiskey. Spring Grove Pop is distributed in about a 100-mile radius of Spring Grove. In Rochester, it's available at Greenway Co-op, Hy-Vee stores, Virgils, Rochester Produce, Ye Old Butcher Shop and Jeff's Little Stores. $6.99 six pack.


Let Dad control THE remote with a one-touch universal remotethat controls the whole entertainment system. $149 Logitech universal remote, $49 programming. Or Dad can decide what is music and what is racket with SonosNetwork Wireless speakers that can access and play his music library, music services and radio stations. Indoor or outdoor speakers, $399. Have his TV professionally mounted on the wall and hooked up. $199, includes flat wall bracket. All available at Smart Home Innovations , 212 N. Broadway, Rochester.

Amp up Dad's golf game with the Bushnell Neo Plus GPS Golf Watch, featuring front, center and back distances to the green as well as one button Shot Distance measurement. Comes preloaded with 25,000 golf courses, including the local golf courses. Available at Golf Headquarters , 1920 S. Broadway, Rochester. $199.

Reel Dad in to the bonfire with a Firebuggz fishing pole. Just like jigging a fishing line, a quick flick of the wrist and it flips your hotdog or marshmallow. Available at Ashley's Hallmark, 2950 41st St. N.W., Rochester. $26.99 per pole; $19.99 for the four-pole holder.

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