Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in phase 3


Happy Father’s Day from the Northern Star

By Lifestyle Staff

Green Tangerine Record Store
Patrick Murphy

Bonding over music 

Nothing quite beats a trip to a record store, especially with other people. Regardless of the type of music each person listens to, just sifting through records with someone else can be a special experience that widens someone’s horizons and music knowledge of past generations; plus it makes for great bonding. That’s why for Father’s Day, a visit to Green Tangerine Records, 838 W. Lincoln Hwy, would be a great place to visit with dads and other family members. 

Green Tangerine Records is a nice quaint little record shop that is a good size for anyone that wants to make their destination a quick trip. The selection is also a nice variety but isn’t too big as to where big record shops can sometimes be exhausting and overwhelming with the amount of records to shift through. 

The shop also has an assortment of accessories that range from shirts to posters. 

It’s definitely a place that has something for dad’s and any other father figures with interests in multiple genres. Any music taste can be found at Green Tangerine. 

Green Tangerine Records will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Friday through Sunday where safety measures are in place and are being practiced, according to the Green Tangerine Records website.

Finding food for the whole family

Family friendly restaurant Lincoln Inn at the Faranda’s Banquet Hall, 302 Grove St., is a veteran diner with options for all ages ranging from $7 to $15, making it a nicer meal for any father figure you’re celebrating today.

Lincoln Inn at Faranda’s
Patrick Murphy

Being a veteran style diner, they appreciate those who served for the country, so whether a mother, sibling, aunt, uncle or grandparent has served in the military and as a father figure, Lincoln Inn is a great place to take them. 

As the global pandemic remains, the Lincoln Inn has set up outside patio eating arrangements. Every Sunday, brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Although some changes have been made to the stay at home order and restaurants can now have outside seating with precautions in place, curbside pickup to take home food and be with family in the safety of your own home is still an option. 

Included on their menu at this time are weekly curbside pick up specials available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. However, those are not served on Sunday, as they close at 1:30 p.m., so only their breakfast and lunch menu is available for pickup. 

Give Them A Relaxing Day Off

While many people have had to work from home due to COVID-19, some father figures have had to leave the house each day and go to work as “essential workers,” risking their well-beings to provide for their family. So, for some, Father’s Day might be the first day off they’ve had in a long time. 

Providing a nice, relaxing day at home can be the best way to thank those you consider a father from dads, uncles, siblings, aunts or mothers who’ve continued to work outside of their homes. Even the smallest gesture can be meaningful like making your father’s favorite meal or just sitting and watching their favorite film together. 

The father figures in my life have all been hard working men who have worked in agriculture. They’ve worked themselves to their barebones with calloused hands and aching backs. Because there was little room to relax, a day off, like Father’s Day, can mean so much to them. Accommodating them on their relaxing day off can be just as meaningful as going out golfing or taking them to their favorite restaurant.

Taking a pause 

An activity that is both easy and cost effective is one that you can do in the comfort of your own home! Try sitting down with your father and talking about his life, get to know your dad. 

Life can be crazy, if the events of the last few months have taught us anything it should be the importance of family. So talk to your dad, you just might learn something! 

You could even try recording some stories to keep as mementos.