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Gettysburg’s Greatest Awards The results are in! On the following pages, learn about the people, establishments and services deemed Gettysburg’s Greatest by our readership. The Gettysburg’s Greatest ballot appeared in our March/April issue and on our website. We received 820 ballots containing the names of readers’ favorites for 27 categories—from breakfast to bank. Celebrate Gettysburg is pleased to present to you the results of your selections. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! By Jen Esposito | Photography by Casey Martin 38 38
The results are in!<br /> <br /> On the following pages, learn about the people, establishments and services deemed Gettysburg’s Greatest by our readership. The Gettysburg’s Greatest ballot appeared in our March/April issue and on our website. We received 820 ballots containing the names of readers’ favorites for 27 categories—from breakfast to bank. Celebrate Gettysburg is pleased to present to you the results of your selections.<br /> <br /> Lincoln Diner <br /> <br /> For more than 50 years, the Lincoln Diner has been a popular eatery for both tourists and locals. A team of 40 employees keeps the Lincoln Diner open 24 hours a day, seven days a week while ensuring breakfast is served at any time of the day. The French toast made with homemade bread is a house specialty. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: All desserts at the Lincoln Diner are homemade!<br /> <br /> Ragged Edge Coffee House <br /> <br /> The Ragged Edge Coffee House boasts an eclectic menu and drink options. The Finer Edge, an art gallery featuring the work of local Adams County artists, debuts new artists during the “First Friday” event of every month. Live music is offered during “Open Mic Night” every Wednesday. Coffee served at the Ragged Edge is roasted in Hanover. The Ragged Edge also has locations at the Harrisburg Area Community College’s (HACC), Gettysburg campus and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: Look for a new location for the Ragged Edge coming soon to Steinwehr Avenue!<br /> <br /> Gettysburg Festival<br /> <br /> The Gettysburg Festival debuted in the summer of 2008. Since then, the festival has grown dramatically, and in 2011, more than 30,000 fans attended the 10-day event, which included the headliner, Straight No Chaser. The 2012 Gettysburg Festival, June 8-17, featured annual events such as the All-American Brass Picnic, History Meets the Arts, Children’s Arts Faire, and Blues, Beer & BBQ as well as exciting new shows, artists and performers. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: In 2011, the festival had guests from 37 different states and four countries!<br /> <br /> Dobbin House <br /> <br /> In 1776, Irish immigrant Rev. Alexander Dobbin built a large farmhouse on 300 acres in what is now downtown Gettysburg. The structure stood through the Battle of Gettysburg, and it served as a hospital for injured Confederate and Union soldiers. The Dobbin House offers casual dining in the Springhouse Tavern, fine dining in the Alexander Dobbin dining rooms and hosts large gatherings in the Abigail Adams Ballroom. A bed and breakfast with five 19th century rooms, a Country Curiosity Store and new outdoor courtyard dining area are located on site. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: After the death of Dobbin’s first wife, he married a widow with nine children of her own!<br /> <br /> YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County <br /> <br /> The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County opened on Lincoln Square in 1926, and the current facility on Fairfield Road opened in 1981. In 2006, the YWCA unveiled the Margaret Trew Cline Fitness Center. The YWCA houses a gymnasium, an indoor pool, whirlpool, racquetball courts, and child care services. It hosts community programs that promote its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: The YWCA isn’t just for women! It has activities for people of all ages at its facility.<br /> <br /> Tipton’s Grill <br /> <br /> Established in 2010 by two college kids with a passion for and addiction to casual food, Tipton’s Grill brings a fusion of locally produced and prepared goods into one great sandwich menu. Tipton’s was designed for Gettysburg residents, with local artists on the walls, local musicians filling the air and local foods on one’s plate. Catherine Meador and Kyle Leinbach are happy to bring locals “Gettysburg’s Sammich Shop!” <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: The sandwich names on the menu are based on many friends and family, notably many friends that Meador and Leinbach miss from George Mason University.<br /> <br /> Dr. Adam Wasserman <br /> <br /> In August 1991, Dr. Wasserman joined Gettysburg Family Practice. He is board certified in family medicine, pediatric advanced life support, advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support. Dr. Wasserman also works at Gettysburg Hospital as an emergency department physician and a hospitalist. He personally calls all of his patients with their test results and also visits his patients while they are hospitalized. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: Dr. Wasserman resides in the Gettysburg area with his wife Diane and daughter Hannah.<br /> <br /> Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital <br /> <br /> Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Gettysburg. Dr. Dale Dickey and Dr. Jody Dickey work together with a very caring, professional and courteous staff to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and preventative medicine for their highly valued patients. Confederate Woods offers a wide variety of medical services for pets, including wellness examinations, laboratory services, dental services, acupuncture, surgery, radiology and boarding. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: The animal hospital has been owned and operated by the Dickey family since 1980.<br /> <br /> True Friends Boutique <br /> <br /> True Friends Boutique opened on April 1, 2012. This charming boutique carries ladies’ accessories, handmade jewelry, children’s items, scarves, handmade cards, Thymes bath and body products, the exclusive Spartina 449 line, and much more. For the beading enthusiast, the back of the store is home to a fully stocked bead store, where beading classes and beading parties are also held. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: Owners Deb Bair and Cathy Leedy have been friends for more than 35 years, sharing many hilarious adventures together. They affectionately refer to themselves as “Lucy and Ethel.”<br /> <br /> Brickhouse Inn <br /> <br /> The Brickhouse Inn consists of two historic buildings in downtown Gettysburg. The 1898, three-story, Victorian mansion (with eight rooms) has original wood floors, chestnut trim, family heirlooms and antiques. The inn started as a bed and breakfast in 1996 and was purchased by Tessa Bardo and Brian Duncan in 2005. They added five rooms to the original number and developed the gardens with roses, flowering shrubs, a koi pond and waterfalls. <br /> <br /> Fun Fact: The c.1830 Welty House (containing six rooms) on the Brickhouse Inn property was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters during the Battle of Gettysburg and has many bullet scars on its south wall.