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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad on Page 14 May 10, 2014 Paper. News Your Good POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 10, 2014 Moody on The Market A chef who long ago cur-ried to the Cajun crowd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and most recently held court in a place called Dave’s Kitchen at Pines Lounge in Michigan City has taken on a place of his own in the Harbor Country community of Lakeside . Dave Hensrud has re-lit the fire in what is now called Dave’s at Lakeside Inn and welcomes your upcoming visit for breakfast, lunch or brunch one of these days. You won’t be sorry, either, because every table in the house has a view of Lake Michigan , and you can even head out onto the one-hundred foot long porch for a fresh air meal at the historic inn at 15251 Lakeshore Road in the village of Lakeside. Hensrud had been working the kitchens at Pines Lounge on Dunes Highway in Michigan City until he lost his lease. Since that happened, he’s been helping with the dinner service at Timothy’s just down the road from his new kitchen space. At Dave’s at Lakeside Inn, eager diners can enjoy a lake view, can have dinner by fireside next to the wood-burning pebble fireplace or even cozy up to the baby grand piano in the great room at the histor-ic inn which is a registered historic site on both the State of Michigan and National Historic Registers . Thirty-one rooms at the inn share the lakefront and the grand front porch which has land-ed on the pages of USA Today among the “Ten Best Places to Sit on the Porch.” Mr. Hensrud officially opened for business last weekend and sports a menu bragging Eggs Benedict 4 ways and such delights as Stuffed Sour Dough French Toast . Knowing Dave’s bayou heritage, don’t be surprised if a Cajun offer-ing or two crops up on your lunch or brunch menu occasionally as well. Dave’s at Lakeside Inn also features a Daily Breakfast Buffet from 8am until 11am, featuring “all housemade cuisine.” For Mother’s Day , he’s featuring an elaborate and major league brunch for $24.95 per person with seatings at 11am and 12:30pm. He will feature a Baron of Beef Steamship Round , an egg and omelet station, and tons of great food offerings. You can make a reservation by calling Dave at 269-861-7011. Breakfast is largely via the buffet...lunch will be from a menu...and he will feature occasional evening fare for special events, too. Through the summer season, he will continue to help out with dinner service and catering at Timothy’s as well. Fans of the recently closed American Kitchen on Red Arrow Highway should probably not be holding their breath waiting for “a possible return in a new location.” In fact, new evidence would sug-gest that the demise of the diner may not have come at the hands of “challenges presented by...electrical to plumbing and everything in between,” after all. The owner of the restaurant, Angela Bayliss posted to Facebook on April 24th that the establishment had served its last meal on Monday, April 21st. She cited “issues beyond our control,” and proclaimed “hope we can resurface in a more acceptable loca-tion in the future.” Meanwhile, a Craigslist offering M oody Pat “posted 23 days ago” according to that site bears the headline: The American Kitchen Restaurant/ Assets for Sale (St. Joseph, MI). That would mean that the listing was originally posted on or near April 7, 2014. That listing (which also shows it was later updated) says flatly, “Business recently closed its doors due to lack of staffing and ownership has relocated to another state.” Here is what the com-plete Craigslist offer said as of 2pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014: “New business started in late 2012 has developed a strong local following for breakfast and lunch service. Business is located on a road with great traffic count and has a fantastic landlord doing everything reasonable to help the business. The location has great parking and visibility and seats 75 as configured but could support up to 90 or more. Since we have been open the public has embraced us and our online reviews are some of the best in the area. 80% of the sales are to loyal repeat MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com customers who rave about our high quality meals. Year-one revenue was strong with the future outlook expected to significantly increase as more customers discover the business and as other aspects of the business grow. Catering and delivery are two drivers for future expansion and the foundation has been set for both. Local businesses are aware of the restaurant and have expressed interest in getting delivery menus and service established. Over a dozen catering events have been contracted with customers ranging from local business, township meetings, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners and even a baby shower. Catering has been targeted in the past 6 months and with our solid developing reputation a future owner can reap significant rewards. This opportunity is ideal for an owner operator who has passion for great food experienc-es. Business recently closed its doors due to lack of staffing and ownership has relocated to another state. Sale includes all equipment and some invento-ry, goodwill, name and website. A few of the includ-ed equipment items are: walk in cooler, 15’ of hood system with makeup air, 30Q Hobart mixer, 10 burner stove, dual convection oven, ice machine, 3 compartment sink, booths, chairs and tables and many more items. Owners would consider selling just assets. Do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers.” If the assets are sold off, there’s not likely much chance that the restaurant will relo-cate to another site locally going forward. Nevertheless I will keep you posted on any addition-al updates. You can be among the first to see Third Coast Surf Shop’s latest location. Ryan Gerard tells me they’ve dubbed the site “New Buffalo 3.0.” That’s because he and his crew have moved locations three times now to accommodate their rapid growth over the years. On Saturday, May 17th, Third Coast Surf Shop will conduct special Grand Opening Events to celebrate their newest location at 110 N. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo . 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

A chef who long ago curried to the Cajun crowd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and most recently held court in a place called Dave’s Kitchen at Pines Lounge in Michigan City has taken on a place of his own in the Harbor Country community of Lakeside. Dave Hensrud has re-lit the fire in what is now called Dave’s at Lakeside Inn and welcomes your upcoming visit for breakfast, lunch or brunch one of these days. You won’t be sorry, either, because every table in the house has a view of Lake Michigan, and you can even head out onto the one-hundred foot long porch for a fresh air meal at the historic inn at 15251 Lakeshore Road in the village of Lakeside. Hensrud had been working the kitchens at Pines Lounge on Dunes Highway in Michigan City until he lost his lease. Since that happened, he’s been helping with the dinner service at Timothy’s just down the road from his new kitchen space. At Dave’s at Lakeside Inn, eager diners can enjoy a lake view, can have dinner by fireside next to the wood-burning pebble fireplace or even cozy up to the baby grand piano in the great room at the historic inn which is a registered historic site on both the State of Michigan and National Historic Registers. Thirty-one rooms at the inn share the lakefront and the grand front porch which has landed on the pages of USA Today among the “Ten Best Places to Sit on the Porch.” Mr. Hensrud officially opened for business last weekend and sports a menu bragging Eggs Benedict 4 ways and such delights as Stuffed Sour Dough French Toast. Knowing Dave’s bayou heritage, don’t be surprised if a Cajun offering or two crops up on your lunch or brunch menu occasionally as well. Dave’s at Lakeside Inn also features a Daily Breakfast Buffet from 8am until 11am, featuring “all housemade cuisine.” For Mother’s Day, he’s featuring an elaborate and major league brunch for $24.95 per person with seatings at 11am and 12:30pm. He will feature a Baron of Beef Steamship Round, an egg and omelet station, and tons of great food offerings. You can make a reservation by calling Dave at 269-861-7011. Breakfast is largely via the buffet...lunch will be from a menu...and he will feature occasional evening fare for special events, too. Through the summer season, he will continue to help out with dinner service and catering at Timothy’s as well.<br /> <br /> Fans of the recently closed American Kitchen on Red Arrow Highway should probably not be holding their breath waiting for “a possible return in a new location.” In fact, new evidence would suggest that the demise of the diner may not have come at the hands of “challenges presented by...electrical to plumbing and everything in between,” after all. The owner of the restaurant, Angela Bayliss posted to Facebook on April 24th that the establishment had served its last meal on Monday, April 21st. She cited “issues beyond our control,” and proclaimed “hope we can resurface in a more acceptable location in the future.” Meanwhile, a Craigslist offering “posted 23 days ago” according to that site bears the headline: The American Kitchen Restaurant/ Assets for Sale (St. Joseph, MI). That would mean that the listing was originally posted on or near April 7, 2014. That listing (which also shows it was later updated) says flatly, “Business recently closed its doors due to lack of staffing and ownership has relocated to another state.” Here is what the complete Craigslist offer said as of 2pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014: “New business started in late 2012 has developed a strong local following for breakfast and lunch service. Business is located on a road with great traffic count and has a fantastic landlord doing everything reasonable to help the business. The location has great parking and visibility and seats 75 as configured but could support up to 90 or more. Since we have been open the public has embraced us and our online reviews are some of the best in the area. 80% of the sales are to loyal repeat customers who rave about our high quality meals. Year-one revenue was strong with the future outlook expected to significantly increase as more customers discover the business and as other aspects of the business grow. Catering and delivery are two drivers for future expansion and the foundation has been set for both. Local businesses are aware of the restaurant and have expressed interest in getting delivery menus and service established. Over a dozen catering events have been contracted with customers ranging from local business, township meetings, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners and even a baby shower. Catering has been targeted in the past 6 months and with our solid developing reputation a future owner can reap significant rewards. This opportunity is ideal for an owner operator who has passion for great food experiences. Business recently closed its doors due to lack of staffing and ownership has relocated to another state. Sale includes all equipment and some inventory, goodwill, name and website. A few of the included equipment items are: walk in cooler, 15’ of hood system with makeup air, 30Q Hobart mixer, 10 burner stove, dual convection oven, ice machine, 3 compartment sink, booths, chairs and tables and many more items. Owners would consider selling just assets. Do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers.” If the assets are sold off, there’s not likely much chance that the restaurant will relocate to another site locally going forward. Nevertheless I will keep you posted on any additional updates.<br /> <br /> You can be among the first to see Third Coast Surf Shop’s latest location. Ryan Gerard tells me they’ve dubbed the site “New Buffalo 3.0.” That’s because he and his crew have moved locations three times now to accommodate their rapid growth over the years. On Saturday, May 17th, Third Coast Surf Shop will conduct special Grand Opening Events to celebrate their newest location at 110 N. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo. Located in New Buffalo’s central business district, the new site is Just three blocks from the waters of Lake Michigan. This move increases the available space and allows for an expanded selection of surf gear and beach wear, including clothing, sandals, sunglasses, surfboards, skateboards, stand-up paddleboards, and accessories. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the course of the day on the 17th, and live music will accompany a weekend-long sale there. Third Coast Surf Shop has been a staple of the New Buffalo retail scene dating back to May of 2005. The store’s move to this prime Whittaker Street space follows nine years of rapid growth, including the addition of a new flagship headquarters at 212 State Street in downtown St. Joseph, and four rental sites in Michigan’s Great Southwest including the Galien River on Red Arrow Highway in New Buffalo, at New Buffalo City Beach, on the Paw Paw River at Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor, and at Jean Klock Beach in Benton Harbor. Third Coast Surf Shop owner Ryan Gerard says the new store in New Buffalo will provide greater convenience for both long-time and new customers, as it is located in the city’s busy shopping district and within a five-minute walk to the beach. In addition to the stores in New Buffalo and St. Joe, Third Coast Surf Shop also offers kids’ beach camps and surfboard & paddleboard rentals and lessons across the region which is a destination recognized as a top place to learn to surf according to Outside magazine.<br /> <br /> A St. Joseph family is working to make history and possibly set a precedent for special needs students in Berrien County and beyond. At the same time, they are in need of some help from all us. The Arney family plans to introduce Riley into the St. Joseph Public Schools during the 2014-15 school year as the district’s first-ever autism service dog, with the blessing and support of Upton Middle School principal Chad Mandarino and the district’s special education director Lynn France. Billy Arney is currently in seventh grade at Upton Middle School, and Riley is in training through Committed Canine of Brownstown, Illinois to be his service dog. Riley will be with Billy starting about halfway through the school year in eighth grade, and accompany him for years to come. How can the community help? Specialized service dogs and their training are not cheap, and the total price for Riley and his training is going to be around $12,000. Health insurance does not cover the costs of these dogs yet for autism, even as Michigan has taken great strides in mandated autism coverage. That amount of money represents a significant chunk of the family budget. Because Committed Canine is not a 501(c)3 organization, foundation grants have been denied. The family has set up a crowdfunding website that has been live for a few Months at gofundme.com/RileyForBilly and will soon have a Post Office box for contributions, but is in need of more donations. The family feels that by going public with their efforts to pay for a service dog and enlist the help of the community, the entire area can take pride in what has been done to help a special needs child get the right resources he needs to succeed. The Arney family has been active on social media for the past several months, building up a base of supporters through Facebook. Autism is different in every child and adult that is affected, and for many it’s impossible to tell by looking at them that their brains are functioning different from what society considers normal. Billy struggles with social interactions and will often times isolate himself or turn to self-harming behaviors to deal with being overwhelmed. He also suffers from anxiety and depression from not being able to communicate as he’d like to with friends, teachers, family members and more. Among many other responsibilities, Riley is being trained specifically for those behaviors, and to be an icebreaker for other students and the public. Here is a direct link to the Crowdfunding site: http://www.Gofundme.com/RileyForBilly <br /> <br /> If you’ve discovered that you’d be better at owning your own business rather than working for somebody else, there’s an app for that. At least there’s an app-lication for it! Bob Jones and his crew at the Michigan Small Business Development Center housed at Kinexus of Benton Harbor are offering you the chance to jumpstart your desire to open your own business in an upcoming workshop. Coming Tuesday, May 13th in Benton Harbor and again on Wednesday, June 18th in South Haven, Mr. Jones is bringing his Want to Open Your Own Business? Workshop to local entrepreneurs. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of starting and owning a small business in Michigan along with how to write a comprehensive business plan and prepare financial statements. Business Plans are important to help you set goals, determine the resources necessary, and foresee potential problems. This course will discuss each section of a business plan, including the executive summary, business description, marketing, operations, management, sales, financials, and start-up capital. Chef Adam Graham was a recent attendee and he says, “This class provided extensive and functional tools and support to help me to understand the realities of starting a small business.” You can register to attend for just $35 for the workshop at Michigan Works! At 499 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, May 13th from 6pm until 9pm, or Wednesday, June 18th, at the South Haven Campus of Lake Michigan College at 125 Veterans Boulevard in South Haven from 6pm until 9pm. E-mail your registration to sbtdc-kzoo@wmich.edu or call 269-387-6004.<br /> <br /> The St. Joseph Junior Foundation is kicking off the season with a Sailing Celebratory Dinner sponsored by Tim Sizer and Dion Globensky to benefit the organization. This coming Thursday, May 15th at Timothy’s Restaurant in Union Pier, you can enjoy a wonderful giveback dinner for just $30 and 100% of the cost goes directly to the foundation. Make your reservation today at 269-469-0900. At the foundation they have been busy over the winter season sending their director Jim Spiegel to the U.S. Sailing Symposium for great ideas to enhance the program with adventure sailing activities. The Youth Sailing sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 16th, Team Racing will be held Fridays beginning on June 20th. Learn more or register online at www.sjjf.org.<br /> <br /> Fire up your mid-May weekend with a fresh, hot, stack of pancakes from your friends and neighbors engaged in the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Kiwanis Club. When you do, not only are you scoring a great breakfast or lunch, but you’re helping the youth of our community at the same time. Kiwanis Club’s Spring Pancake Day is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday, May 17th from 8am until 12:30pm at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community at 509 Ship Street in St. Joseph. Thanks to the generosity of Country Kitchen of Benton Harbor, who donated the pancake ingredients and Harding’s Friendly Market in St. Joseph, who donated the paper products for the event, your total cost for a pancake breakfast or lunch is just $5.00 that day. Best of all, the proceeds from the fundraiser go toward playground equipment at Kiwanis & Riverview Parks, the Tot Lot at Pixley & Botham in St. Joe, college scholarships and Key Clubs at Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Lakeshore, and Lake Michigan Catholic High Schools.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. See you Saturday right here in MailMax.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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