Celebrate Gettysburg — July/August 2015
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Gettysburg’s Greatest Awards
Jen Esposito

The Results Are In!

It’s been three months since we first opened voting for this year’s Gettysburg’s Greatest Awards. We received more than 600 ballots in 32 categories, including two new ones this year: Tour and Historic Landmark/Site. Behind the scenes, we watched anxiously as your favorites (and many of ours, too) were in the lead, and a few newcomers joined the honoree rankings—now it’s time to finally share and celebrate the winners with you! So, sit back, relax, and read more about the people, businesses, and services you voted Gettysburg’s Greatest.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


First: Dobbin House Tavern
Second: Garryowen Irish Pub


First: Ping’s Café
Second: Chinatown Restaurant


First: La Bella Italia
Second: Mamma Ventura Restaurant


First: Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
Second: El Costeño


First: Subway
Second: Tommy’s Pizza


First: Tommy’s Pizza
Second: Pizza House

Family Restaurant

First: Gettysburg Family Restaurant
Second: Dunlap’s Restaurant

Waiter, Waitress or Bartender

First: Courtney Emerson, Catholic War Veterans Club
Second: Charlie Gomer, Dobbin House Tavern


First: Drummer Boy Camping Resort
Second: Granite Hill Camping Resort


First Place: Classic Cuts Hair & Nail Salon
Second: Gettysburg Day Spa

Fitness Center

First: YWCA
Second: Gettysburg Health & Fitness


First Place: Rebel’s Roost Antique Emporium
Second: Antique Center of Gettysburg


First: Taylor’s Greenhouse
Second: Boyer Nurseries & Orchards


First: The Links at Gettysburg
Second: Mountain View Golf Club


First: Ragged Edge Coffee House
Second: Starbucks


First: Lincoln Diner
Second: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery


First: Gateway Theater
Second: Majestic Theater

Romantic Dinner

First: Dobbin House Tavern
Second: Cashtown Inn

Gift Shop

First (TIE): Lark Gift Shop; True Friends Boutique

Second: A&A Treasures


First: ACNB
Second: PNC

Bed & Breakfast

First: Cashtown Inn
Second: The Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast


First: Gettysburg Hotel
Second: Wyndham Gettysburg


First: Dr. Adam Wasserman
Second: Dr. Talbot Smith


First: Teeter, Teeter & Teeter

Second (TIE): Barbara Entwistle; Christina Simpson; David K. James, III


First: Gettysburg Animal Hospital
Second: Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital


First: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Second: Gettysburg Heritage Center


First: Adams County Winery
Second: Hauser Estate Winery

Auto Dealer

First: Renn Kirby Chevrolet Buick
Second: Gene Latta Ford


First: National Apple Harvest Festival
Second: Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Produce, Farm Market, Orchard

First: Hollabaugh Bros.
Second: Gettysburg Farmers Market

*NEW* Tour

First: Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Second: Gettysburg Ghost Tours

*NEW* Historic Landmark/Site

First: Little Round Top
Second: Devil’s Den

Restaurant and Romantic Dinner:
Dobbin House Tavern • 717-334-2100 • www.dobbinhouse.com

‘Four score and seven years’ before President Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address in 1776, Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic building, the Dobbin House, was built. Today this historic house appears virtually the same as it did more than 200 years ago. Its native stone walls, seven fireplaces, and hand carved woodwork have been painstakingly restored to their original beauty and character, with interior decor in the traditional 18th century manner. Many of the home’s antique furnishings are identical to those listed in the inventory of Rev. Dobbin’s estate. The china and flatware exactly match fragments, which were unearthed during the re-excavation of the cellar.

Gift Shop:
Lark • 717-334-5275 • www.larkgifts.com

Relocating to 17 Lincoln Square this July, Lark is Gettysburg’s gift shop for the unique, decorative, and handmade. Unusual items are sourced from around the world to create an eclectic collection of gift items you’ll love to give. Many are made in the U.S. by Etsy artisans and small businesses that incorporate repurposed materials in their work. At Lark you will find wares featured in dynamic visual displays designed to delight customers and enhance browsing pleasure. Complimentary coffee and bottled water are always available. Visit Lark—it’s fun, funky, and fabulous!

Taylor’s Greenhouse • 717-677-7471 • www.taylorsgreenhouse.com

Taylor’s Greenhouse offers customers a wide variety of annuals, vegetables, perennials, and hanging baskets. Open seasonally seven days a week, third generation owners Kurt and Kent Taylor carry on the legacy set by parents Donald and Linda, and original proprietors Owen and Kathleen. “We don’t use growth regulators, so our plants grow the way that they are supposed to and perform better,” says Kurt. Taylor’s Greenhouse has been expanding their product line by adding some unique plants. This year, Taylor’s unveiled their ‘Ketchup N Fries’ plant, a grafted, non-GMO plant that produces tomatoes above ground, and potatoes beneath.

Bed & Breakfast:
Cashtown Inn • 717-334-9722 • www.cashtowninn.com

As one of the oldest guesthouses in the region, Cashtown Inn has served “for the entertainment of strangers and travelers” since 1797. The name Cashtown was derived from the business practices of the first innkeeper, Peter Marck, who had insisted on cash payments for the goods he sold and the highway tolls he collected. Today the Inn is owned by Jack and Maria Paladino, who purchased the Inn in January of 2006 and undertook major structural renovations throughout most of the first floor. The Cashtown Inn currently serves as a relaxing bed and breakfast, and houses a fine dining restaurant with a full-service tavern.

Teeter, Teeter & Teeter • 717-334-2195

Teeter, Teeter & Teeter has provided legal services to the Adams County community since 1977. The firm’s founder, Daniel Teeter, began his practice in 1938, serving as district attorney from 1948 to 1964. Robert Teeter and Samuel Teeter, his sons, joined him in 1974, and the partnership was formed three years later. Matthew Teeter, Samuel’s son, joined the practice in 2003. For 78 years, three generations of the Teeter family have provided legal services in the areas of estate and trust planning, estate administration, business planning, formation and transactions, real estate matters, civil litigation, and juvenile and family law.