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His crew has been hard at work since the day the new restau-rant was announced several months ago, and he’s very pleased that it is looking great for the franchise owner, Mike Abrams of Bloomfield Hills . Abrams is clearly a fan of Five Guys Burgers & Fries him-self, inasmuch as he owns the franchise rights to some 40 to 45 of the popular diners for the state of Michigan, and St. Joe is his 25th site. He and his crew recently opened restaurants in Comstock Park, Norton Shores, Grandville, and Holland . In the coming months construction will get underway for yet another Grand Rapids neighborhood, Pittsfield (south of Ann Arbor ), and Shelby Township (between Whitehall & Pentwater .) Abrams has exclusive rights to Five Guys franchise sites in Michigan. St. Joe’s Five Guys Burgers & Fries, located at 3260 Niles Road in St. Joseph Charter Township , will be a 2,200 square foot restaurant with seating capacity for 85 people. The original target for opening of the diner was mid-No-vember, but that has been pushed off to January 19th due to staffing issues. Strict guidelines for manage-ment personnel require certain levels of experience in a Five Guys environment, and with as many stores opening as are in the pipeline, the training regimen will hold them back a bit even though the building itself will be ready to go considerably soon-er. When full-on general hiring gets underway for the local restaurant, a crew of 50 will be recruited to work there. For those unfamiliar with the Five Guys story, the family serves only hand-formed burgers cooked “to perfection” on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The original joint developed a virtual cult-like following and custom-ers ended up repeatedly voting the Five Guys burger the #1 burger in the Washington D.C. metro area where the company was founded. Today, there are more than 1,000 in the chain with another 1,500 in development stages. During the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, the family perfect their simple system, and offered a myriad of toppings to stuff between the fresh-baked buns. Eventually, after the fifth brother was born into the family and it grew, so did the business add-ing four more restaurants with sit-down seating to accommodate the growing popularity. The over-whelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news in such trade publications as Nation’s Restaurant News , Restaurant Business magazine, and The Franchise Times . According to the Five Guys Burgers & Fries menu, you face the option of more than a quarter-million different ways to order a burger once the place gets open. For the record...no Five Guys site has a freezer on premise. They only use fresh ground beef daily, stored in coolers, and nothing is ever frozen.Stay tuned for additional information is the Grand Opening draws closer shortly after the New Year. M oody Get the most at napier Gold! Pat Continued on page 10 An established and accomplished Veterinarian is bringing a long time animal care facility back into being at the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township , and his contracting team’s got a pretty impressive pedigree in their own right as they give the place a dramatic makeover. Dr. Brent Helgoth, DVM , brings two decades of experience to his new solo practice at M-139 and Miners Road in the Scottdale neighborhood, and the general contractor he has hired to update the facility brings a 94-year old resume studded with prestigious work on such projects as the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo , the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame , and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange . Dr. Helgoth has acquired the former animal hospital operated by Dr. James Christensen for many years at 4091 M-139 in St. Joseph. By mid-November he’s count-ing on the craftsmen from J.J. White, Incorporated of South Bend and Philadelphia to have him up and running with his new Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic . The good doctor was born in Colorado and MOODY Continued from page 1 neeD extRa money? graduated from the Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1993. Since taking up the practice more than 20 years ago he has held court at animal clinics in Idaho and Colorado before relocat-ing to Portage , Michigan. From 2002 to 2005 he was stationed at the Animal Care Center just off the Napier Avenue entrance to the Orchards Mall . In 2005 he relocated to join the team at the River Valley Equine Clinic and Small Animal Hospital on Bell Road in Niles . Now he is venturing into his own practice with Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic, a facility which he tentatively says will likely be open from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday and 8 until noon on Saturdays once he is established, although those hours are still fluid at this juncture. Dr. Helgoth’s clinic will be a full-service veterinary facility for dogs and cats when he transitions from his colleagues in Niles. Contracting crews from J.J. White, Inc. are currently in the process of replacing the roof on the building and making other changes to Volume 15, Ver. 42 Street in downtown Stevensville. They have to the facility to convert it into a first-class facility. In fact, he’s being “dressed” for service right now by the artisans at of Frankenmuth . In this certain that his arm span will fit the designated • Gold & Silver • Platinum • Bronner’s Diamonds • Estate Jewelry make • Dental Gold Stay tuned for additional updates as Dr. Helgoth case, his “butlers and maids” are actually work space where a vacant lot can become his home for prepares his new veterinary practice at the forthcom-• Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry the holidays. If not, they’ll have to find a larger lot ing Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic, across M-139 teams from Bronners who are painting the massive figurine, preparing him for delivery to the village by • Proof nearby to accommodate the historic icon. The new • . Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins Sets from Pater True Value Hardware the end of the month. Lori Gibson is President of Santa was one of the last two remaining in stock at Santa Claus is coming to town...the Village of Bronner’s and will cost the DDA $10,745. The other Stevensville to be exact...in the form of a 17-foot the Village of Stevensville, and she was as giddy as was also spoken for and will be delivered to its tall twin brother to the Santa that used to hold court a little girl with sugar plums dancing in her head buyer before Stevensville gets their’s. The fiberglass in the front lot of the Fairplain Plaza decades ago. when I talked with her about the decision by the community’s Downtown Development Authority behemoth is also a twin to the Santa that stood for to purchase the towering Santa for installation at the years at the gateway of the Fairplain Plaza at the center of town this coming holiday season. Inasmuch corner of M-139 & Napier in Benton Charter as most retailers rely heavily upon the Christmas Township . That Santa statue was eventually retired holiday season for major cash flow and revenues, and sold to a private collector, but eventually pur-those merchants in and near downtown Stevensville chased by The Orchards Mall and has been an will be among those most grateful to the DDA for indoor presence at the mall for the past several A Family Company With Over 35 ears years. Gibson says that the Village will likely con-the acquisition and impending delivery. Lori tells me Y that in tentative plans will place the Diamonds giant Santa, iden-duct a formal unveiling of the new towering Santa Expertise Precious Metals, and Coins tical to the one that beckons passersby to enter the on what has become known as “Black Friday,” the world of Bronner’s in Southeast Michigan , at the day after Thanksgiving, which traditionally launch-intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and Kimmel es the holiday shopping season. 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Bob Thomassen loves his job. He is a major league Project Manager for Mark Schaafsma Design Build Construction Services out of Caledonia, and the thing he loves most is the joy that his final product brings to every community he touches. Lately, he’s been touching a lot of them thanks to his top client, Five Guys Burgers & Fries. Bob is the lead contractor on the Five Guys project nearing completion in the Panera Bread Plaza of St. Joseph. His crew has been hard at work since the day the new restaurant was announced several months ago, and he’s very pleased that it is looking great for the franchise owner, Mike Abrams of Bloomfield Hills. Abrams is clearly a fan of Five Guys Burgers & Fries himself, inasmuch as he owns the franchise rights to some 40 to 45 of the popular diners for the state of Michigan, and St. Joe is his 25th site. He and his crew recently opened restaurants in Comstock Park, Norton Shores, Grandville, and Holland. In the coming months construction will get underway for yet another Grand Rapids neighborhood, Pittsfield (south of Ann Arbor), and Shelby Township (between Whitehall & Pentwater.) Abrams has exclusive rights to Five Guys franchise sites in Michigan. St. Joe’s Five Guys Burgers & Fries, located at 3260 Niles Road in St. Joseph Charter Township, will be a 2,200 square foot restaurant with seating capacity for 85 people. The original target for opening of the diner was mid-November, but that has been pushed off to January 19th due to staffing issues. Strict guidelines for management personnel require certain levels of experience in a Five Guys environment, and with as many stores opening as are in the pipeline, the training regimen will hold them back a bit even though the building itself will be ready to go considerably sooner. When full-on general hiring gets underway for the local restaurant, a crew of 50 will be recruited to work there. For those unfamiliar with the Five Guys story, the family serves only hand-formed burgers cooked “to perfection” on a grill along with freshcut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The original joint developed a virtual cult-like following and customers ended up repeatedly voting the Five Guys burger the #1 burger in the Washington D.C. metro area where the company was founded. Today, there are more than 1,000 in the chain with another 1,500 in development stages. During the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, the family perfect their simple system, and offered a myriad of toppings to stuff between the fresh-baked buns. Eventually, after the fifth brother was born into the family and it grew, so did the business adding four more restaurants with sit-down seating to accommodate the growing popularity. The overwhelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news in such trade publications as Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Business magazine, and The Franchise Times. According to the Five Guys Burgers & Fries menu, you face the option of more than a quarter-million different ways to order a burger once the place gets open. For the record...no Five Guys site has a freezer on premise. They only use fresh ground beef daily, stored in coolers, and nothing is ever frozen.Stay tuned for additional information is the Grand Opening draws closer shortly after the New Year.<br /> <br /> An established and accomplished Veterinarian is bringing a long time animal care facility back into being at the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township, and his contracting team’s got a pretty impressive pedigree in their own right as they give the place a dramatic makeover. Dr. Brent Helgoth, DVM, brings two decades of experience to his new solo practice at M-139 and Miners Road in the Scottdale neighborhood, and the general contractor he has hired to update the facility brings a 94-year old resume studded with prestigious work on such projects as the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Dr. Helgoth has acquired the former animal hospital operated by Dr. James Christensen for many years at 4091 M-139 in St. Joseph. By mid-November he’s counting on the craftsmen from J.J. White, Incorporated of South Bend and Philadelphia to have him up and running with his new Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic. The good doctor was born in Colorado and graduated from the Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1993. Since taking up the practice more than 20 years ago he has held court at animal clinics in Idaho and Colorado before relocating to Portage, Michigan. From 2002 to 2005 he was stationed at the Animal Care Center just off the Napier Avenue entrance to the Orchards Mall. In 2005 he relocated to join the team at the River Valley Equine Clinic and Small Animal Hospital on Bell Road in Niles. Now he is venturing into his own practice with Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic, a facility which he tentatively says will likely be open from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday and 8 until noon on Saturdays once he is established, although those hours are still fluid at this juncture. Dr. Helgoth’s clinic will be a full-service veterinary facility for dogs and cats when he transitions from his colleagues in Niles. Contracting crews from J.J. White, Inc. are currently in the process of replacing the roof on the building and making other changes to the facility to convert it into a first-class facility. Stay tuned for additional updates as Dr. Helgoth prepares his new veterinary practice at the forthcoming Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic, across M-139 from Pater True Value Hardware.<br /> <br /> Santa Claus is coming to town...the Village of Stevensville to be exact...in the form of a 17-foot tall twin brother to the Santa that used to hold court in the front lot of the Fairplain Plaza decades ago. In fact, he’s being “dressed” for service right now by the artisans at Bronner’s of Frankenmuth. In this case, his “butlers and maids” are actually work teams from Bronners who are painting the massive figurine, preparing him for delivery to the village by the end of the month. Lori Gibson is President of the Village of Stevensville, and she was as giddy as a little girl with sugar plums dancing in her head when I talked with her about the decision by the community’s Downtown Development Authority to purchase the towering Santa for installation at the center of town this coming holiday season. Inasmuch as most retailers rely heavily upon the Christmas holiday season for major cash flow and revenues, those merchants in and near downtown Stevensville will be among those most grateful to the DDA for the acquisition and impending delivery. Lori tells me that tentative plans will place the giant Santa, identical to the one that beckons passersby to enter the world of Bronner’s in Southeast Michigan, at the intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and Kimmel street in downtown Stevensville. They have to make certain that his arm span will fit the designated space where a vacant lot can become his home for the holidays. If not, they’ll have to find a larger lot nearby to accommodate the historic icon. The new Santa was one of the last two remaining in stock at Bronner’s and will cost the DDA $10,745. The other was also spoken for and will be delivered to its buyer before Stevensville gets their’s. The fiberglass behemoth is also a twin to the Santa that stood for years at the gateway of the Fairplain Plaza at the corner of M-139 & Napier in Benton Charter Township. That Santa statue was eventually retired and sold to a private collector, but eventually purchased by The Orchards Mall and has been an indoor presence at the mall for the past several years. Gibson says that the Village will likely conduct a formal unveiling of the new towering Santa on what has become known as “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, which traditionally launches the holiday shopping season.<br /> <br /> Her e-mail “handle” is SpaGirl007, and she has had a passion for massage and skin care since the turn of the century. Okay, I know that sounds heavy-handed...since the turn of the century happened only 14-years ago...but, those 14 years have been a labor of love for Jill Bond of St. Joseph. She has actually been in business as a licensed massage therapist and esthetician (skin care specialist) for a dozen years now, but most of that time has been spent with others or out of her own home. Now...she has jumped into the world of business full-tilt with her own spa space in downtown St. Joseph. Bond has launched Jill Bond’s Studio for Skin Care & Massage in the heart of downtown St. Joseph’s central business district on the upper level in the 300 block of State Street. Her new studio upstairs at 314 State Street in Suite 1B can be accessed by the door immediately to the left of State Street Stuff. She has been “in the house” for about a month now, offering massage therapy, facials that are customized to individual client needs, and waxing services. She says she is excited to be working in the heart of the beautiful downtown district, and is taking appointments for service at 269-470-1917. Services at her studio are by appointment only. Hours of operation at the studio shared on her Facebook page are 8am to 7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 7pm on Tuesdays, 11am to 6pm on Thursdays, and 9am to 4pm on Fridays. Jill tells me, however, that basically she’ll operate “10ish to 7ish Monday through Saturday.” She admits that if there are “neat things to do,” she may stumble in a few minutes late or leave a few minutes early if there are no appointments on hand. She has an outstanding reputation for quality and is an exceptionally caring individual, so you’ll be in good hands whenever you check in at her new studio. Congratulations on the new Jill Bond Studio for Skin Care & Massage, Jill...here’s to years of success downtown for you.<br /> <br /> Bird lovers and fans of truly outstanding photography have a remarkable opportunity right here in Berrien County this fall thanks to our friends at Tabula Rasa Gallery in downtown Baroda and Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles. Bill & Greta Hurst at Tabula Rasa will be exhibiting 25 stunning photographs by renowned photographer Owen Deutsch and an additional 30 will be on display at Fernwood beginning October 24th. Deutsch is the retired fashion photographer from Chicago who took up bird photography and has been frequently featured on the website of the National Geographic and by USA Today among many others. The prolific and talented lensman has captured hundreds of rare species of birds all around the world, and the local exhibits which will stay up through December 7th feature “Birds of the Americas.” The public is invited to Opening Artist Receptions at both galleries on October 26th with a lunchtime affair at Tabula Rasa from noon until 2pm that day, followed by a 3-5pm reception at Fernwood with refreshments on hand. Mr. Deutsch will be donating 100-percent of his commissions from the shows to the American Bird Conservancy. We will all do well to help preserve the presence of birds the world over through the conservancy. You will find Tabula Rasa Gallery at 8918 First Street in Baroda with exhibit hours from noon until 5pm Friday through Sunday. Fernwood’s Botanical Gardens are located at 13988 Rangeline Road in Niles.<br /> <br /> For more than half a century, the men and women volunteers of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church have been raising money for church and community projects through a colorful and extremely popular sale of collectible pottery pieces. Just ahead of the holiday season, the big semi-annual sale returns on October 25th. St. Paul’s semi-annual sale of Mary Alice Hadley Pottery is slated to run from 9am until noon on Saturday, October 25th at the church located at the corner of Morton Avenue and Lane Drive in the neighborhood bounded by the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena. Hadley’s stoneware clay pieces are all hand-painted and then glazed and fired at very high temperatures to make them incredibly durable for everyday use in ovens, microwaves, dishwasher and more. In fact, sale organizer Peggy McAllister tells me that she has personally had her Hadley dishes for fifty years now and has used them daily for a family of six over the years. Hadley’s Country pattern has grown to sixteen farm scenes and is by far the most popular in the extensive line-up. Other patterns in the showcase include Christmas (including a Christmas Tree, Santa, Angels & Cherubs), Snowman, Skies, Nautical, Beach, Fisherman, and Small Friends. A new children’s line from Hadley includes Woodland Friends. The crew at St. Paul’s has an extensive stock on hand, but if they don’t have the item that you want, they can obtain it for you within two weeks’ time. Personalized items can be used to make unique gifts for virtually any occasion, however you should allow six weeks planning time for those items. An extra feature of the St. Paul’s sale is a grouping of gently-used Hadley dishes at greatly reduced prices. As has become tradition over the last half century, all proceeds from the pottery sale continue to fund church and community projects at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. If you are unable to make it to the sale on the 25th, selections can be made at other times by contacting Peggy directly at 269-983-5337. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week. See you out and about and Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111<br /> <br /> Read more at www.MailMaxOnline.com

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