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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Good our Y January 31, 2015 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 31, 2015 Moody on The Market If you’re a fan of the free-wheeling open architec-ture of many of the great Chicago diners from the sub-terranean Billy Goat Tavern to the stylings of Mr. Greek Gyros at the corner of Halsted & Jackson in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, you’re going to fall in love with what Dino Tripodis has in mind for you at his new Chicago Grill coming soon to Stevensville . Mr. Tripodis recently gutted the interi-or of the former Subway Sandwich & Salad shop at Glenlord Road and Red Arrow Highway , and Joe Giannola’s construction team is hard at work bringing to life the dream that Dino has had rolling around in his head for several years now. Assuming work progresses smoothly, look for the new Chicago Grill at 4074 Red Arrow Highway to spring to life around the first of March. The whole concept of the Chicago Grill is for you, the customer, to experience a wide-open architecture that lets you witness the fresh, made-to-order, creation of whatever you order off of the eclectic menu that will return many of the signature dishes of the former Dino’s Family Restaurant from Southtown St. Joseph before the property was sold to make way for the new Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant opening next month. Please take note that this is not the new Dino’s Family Restaurant awaiting a triumphal return to the Niles Avenue corridor in south St. Joseph. More on that in a moment. What the Chicago Grill is going to be, is Dino’s long-held concept for a fast-food grill that shares the entire ordering, preparing, cooking, and serving process right in front of you, utilizing fresh ingredients to capture the essence of the great Chicago-style diners that pepper the Windy City landscape. Dino tells me that the Chicago Grill will seat approximately 50 people and prepare for car-ry-out options as well. Beginning at about 7am with breakfast offerings, the diner will also serve lunch and dinner items until about 10pm at night. The menu will feature about 70 items in all including many of the signature dishes from the former Dino’s such as breakfast skillets and omelets, traditional breakfast offerings of bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes & waffles, plus his notable Greek Chicken Salad, Julienne Salad, Caesar Salad and beyond. You’ll also find things like his patty-melts, Philly chees-esteaks, and fresh Gyros with the on-site carving station. Look for Chicago-style hot dogs from 100% Vienna Beef, polish sausages, kraut-dogs, cheese-dogs and more. Electrical contractors were busy with hood lights over the stove and grill and other work in the building recently when Dino showed me around. Red & White subway tiles will set off the centerpiece of the kitchen island at the heart of the Chicago Grill. Dino has dispatched professional photographers to capture images of many of the great Chicago eateries that he’s hoping to capture the magic of and those photos will be framed to hang on the walls of his new grill when the place opens late this winter. Dino is making it crystal clear that this is not the much-anticipated replacement for his beloved family restaurant from Niles Avenue. He has been working ever since he sold the old place to Mike Jones for BW3 to nail down the replacement property. He had struck a deal for property just south of Matt’s Auto Care at the top of the Niles Avenue hill near Hilltop , but has run into obstacles in the M oody Pat form of opposition to the plan due to zoning. He says that he’s found “the odds stacked against us,” despite overwhelming support from patrons who want him as close to his old stomping grounds as possible. That has forced him to consider several other options. Nevertheless he tells me, “I still have my heart set on the return of Dino’s Family Restaurant, and am hopeful of resolving my proper-ty issues soon.” He is hopeful of a mid-spring groundbreaking for a new Dino’s if everything can be resolved. He has a legal team working on the issues, as well. The story of Dino Tripodis is a true lifelong, bootstrap tale that started when he served as a bus-boy for his uncle’s restaurant in Gary, Indiana at the age of 10. His uncle was the original founder of the Round the Clock restaurants of that era. His father gave up the life of an industrial paint-er to launch an Arman’s Restaurant franchise and he went to work for him as a teen. After graduating from high school, he did what every other young man in town did, tried his hand in the steel mills, but decided in short order that it was definitely not the MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com life for him, so he started Dino’s of Michigan City in October of 1978. While he stayed there he also briefly owned bars in LaPorte and Michigan City in the late 80’s and early 90’s until he opened Dino’s on Western Avenue in South Bend in 1996. He held on to that property until 2005 when he sold it out. Meanwhile, in 2004 he and his wife and soulmate Connie had purchased the former Nicholson’s Restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph and converted that into Dino’s Family Restaurant until he sold it to Jones for the Buffalo Wild Wings. His 45-year saga in the food service industry opens a brand new chap-ter in a few short weeks, and he’s hopeful of launch-ing a new Dino’s sometime before the year is out. There’s a decades old joke about most of us in the broadcast arts having “a face made for radio,” implying that we had to settle for sound media because nobody could stand the sight of us in the visual media. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the new Mid-Day radio host on 97.5 Y-Country in Benton Harbor . Lindsay Kay (Lindsay Kay Zvonar) of Coloma is a natural beauty with the pedigree to prove it, having earned the title of Miss Coloma back in 2008. She is also a hard-working crew member at Mid-West Family Broadcasting whose star is clearly on the rise. I first met Lindsay when I emceed the Miss Blossomtime pageant she advanced to after winning her commu-nity’s title. She became interested in broadcasting after chatting with me and Y-Country’s long running Morning Air Personality Wild Bill at that time and that led to a job-shadow assignment at the studios here on Napier Avenue . Exhibiting great enthusi-asm and a desire to learn she accepted an internship with Mid-West Family Broadcasting assisting Promotions Director Sue Patzer . Lindsay caught the bug for the business and ventured to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo to earn her Communications & Media Degree in 2012. Upon graduation, she returned to the team full time as a Sales Assistant, garnering great respect from the sales department where she has been a tireless work-er capable of handling anything and everything that gets thrown her way. Still eager to pursue the on-air Cash in on the hiGhest side of the house, Lindsay’s fire was further ignited when she launched a daily brief commentary called “The Breakfast Feed” which airs at 7:15am as an entertainment segment following both famous and local country artists and events for the morning show. Once she had that taste, she became a vora-cious fan, “obsessed with country music,” in her own words, and started following all the country artists, attending concerts and “really fell in love with the genre.” In the meantime, she has honed her MOODY Continued from page 15 Volume 16, Ver. 5 PRiCes in yeaRs! • Gold & Silver • Platinum • Diamonds • Estate Jewelry • Dental Gold • Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry• Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins • Proof Sets •Pocket Watches & Watches • 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 22kt & 24kt Gold A Family Company With Over 35 Y ears Expertise in Precious Metals, Diamonds and Coins naPieR GoLD Continued on page 16 JeweLRy RePaiR & RinG sizinG avaiLabLe! 2 Convenient LoCations Monday -Friday 10:30am-6:00pm Saturday • 11am-3pm 2415 Niles Ave, St. Joseph 269-983-2500 Monday -Friday 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday • 10am-3pm 1261 Napier Ave, Benton Harbor 269-927-4012 Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax •Hardings Friendly Market • Martins Super Markets • Ace Hardware • Pater True Value • SJ Magical Ice Festival • Personal Hearing Center Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 15

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

If you’re a fan of the free-wheeling open architecture of many of the great Chicago diners from the subterranean Billy Goat Tavern to the stylings of Mr. Greek Gyros at the corner of Halsted & Jackson in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, you’re going to fall in love with what Dino Tripodis has in mind for you at his new Chicago Grill coming soon to Stevensville. Mr. Tripodis recently gutted the interior of the former Subway Sandwich & Salad shop at Glenlord Road and Red Arrow Highway, and Joe Giannola’s construction team is hard at work bringing to life the dream that Dino has had rolling around in his head for several years now. Assuming work progresses smoothly, look for the new Chicago Grill at 4074 Red Arrow Highway to spring to life around the first of March. The whole concept of the Chicago Grill is for you, the customer, to experience a wide-open architecture that lets you witness the fresh, made-to-order, creation of whatever you order off of the eclectic menu that will return many of the signature dishes of the former Dino’s Family Restaurant from Southtown St. Joseph before the property was sold to make way for the new Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant opening next month. Please take note that this is not the new Dino’s Family Restaurant awaiting a triumphal return to the Niles Avenue corridor in south St. Joseph. More on that in a moment. What the Chicago Grill is going to be, is Dino’s long-held concept for a fast-food grill that shares the entire ordering, preparing, cooking, and serving process right in front of you, utilizing fresh ingredients to capture the essence of the great Chicago-style diners that pepper the Windy City landscape. Dino tells me that the Chicago Grill will seat approximately 50 people and prepare for carry- out options as well. Beginning at about 7am with breakfast offerings, the diner will also serve lunch and dinner items until about 10pm at night. The menu will feature about 70 items in all including many of the signature dishes from the former Dino’s such as breakfast skillets and omelets, traditional breakfast offerings of bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes & waffles, plus his notable Greek Chicken Salad, Julienne Salad, Caesar Salad and beyond. You’ll also find things like his patty-melts, Philly cheesesteaks, and fresh Gyros with the on-site carving station. Look for Chicago-style hot dogs from 100% Vienna Beef, polish sausages, kraut-dogs, cheesedogs and more. Electrical contractors were busy with hood lights over the stove and grill and other work in the building recently when Dino showed me around. Red & White subway tiles will set off the centerpiece of the kitchen island at the heart of the Chicago Grill. Dino has dispatched professional photographers to capture images of many of the great Chicago eateries that he’s hoping to capture the magic of and those photos will be framed to hang on the walls of his new grill when the place opens late this winter. Dino is making it crystal clear that this is not the much-anticipated replacement for his beloved family restaurant from Niles Avenue. He has been working ever since he sold the old place to Mike Jones for BW3 to nail down the replacement property. He had struck a deal for property just south of Matt’s Auto Care at the top of the Niles Avenue hill near Hilltop, but has run into obstacles in the form of opposition to the plan due to zoning. He says that he’s found “the odds stacked against us,” despite overwhelming support from patrons who want him as close to his old stomping grounds as possible. That has forced him to consider several other options. Nevertheless he tells me, “I still have my heart set on the return of Dino’s Family Restaurant, and am hopeful of resolving my property issues soon.” He is hopeful of a mid-spring groundbreaking for a new Dino’s if everything can be resolved. He has a legal team working on the issues, as well. The story of Dino Tripodis is a true lifelong, bootstrap tale that started when he served as a bus-boy for his uncle’s restaurant in Gary, Indiana at the age of 10. His uncle was the original founder of the Round the Clock restaurants of that era. His father gave up the life of an industrial painter to launch an Arman’s Restaurant franchise and he went to work for him as a teen. After graduating from high school, he did what every other young man in town did, tried his hand in the steel mills, but decided in short order that it was definitely not the life for him, so he started Dino’s of Michigan City in October of 1978. While he stayed there he also briefly owned bars in LaPorte and Michigan City in the late 80’s and early 90’s until he opened Dino’s on Western Avenue in South Bend in 1996. He held on to that property until 2005 when he sold it out. Meanwhile, in 2004 he and his wife and soulmate Connie had purchased the former Nicholson’s Restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph and converted that into Dino’s Family Restaurant until he sold it to Jones for the Buffalo Wild Wings. His 45-year saga in the food service industry opens a brand new chapter in a few short weeks, and he’s hopeful of launching a new Dino’s sometime before the year is out.<br /> <br /> There’s a decades old joke about most of us in the broadcast arts having “a face made for radio,” implying that we had to settle for sound media because nobody could stand the sight of us in the visual media. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the new Mid-Day radio host on 97.5 Y-Country in Benton Harbor. Lindsay Kay (Lindsay Kay Zvonar) of Coloma is a natural beauty with the pedigree to prove it, having earned the title of Miss Coloma back in 2008. She is also a hard-working crew member at Mid-West Family Broadcasting whose star is clearly on the rise. I first met Lindsay when I emceed the Miss Blossomtime pageant she advanced to after winning her community’s title. She became interested in broadcasting after chatting with me and Y-Country’s long running Morning Air Personality Wild Bill at that time and that led to a job-shadow assignment at the studios here on Napier Avenue. Exhibiting great enthusiasm and a desire to learn she accepted an internship with Mid-West Family Broadcasting assisting Promotions Director Sue Patzer. Lindsay caught the bug for the business and ventured to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo to earn her Communications & Media Degree in 2012. Upon graduation, she returned to the team full time as a Sales Assistant, garnering great respect from the sales department where she has been a tireless worker capable of handling anything and everything that gets thrown her way. Still eager to pursue the on-air side of the house, Lindsay’s fire was further ignited when she launched a daily brief commentary called “The Breakfast Feed” which airs at 7:15am as an entertainment segment following both famous and local country artists and events for the morning show. Once she had that taste, she became a voracious fan, “obsessed with country music,” in her own words, and started following all the country artists, attending concerts and “really fell in love with the genre.” In the meantime, she has honed her public persona by emceeing local events and pageants in the past several years. Back in mid-summer of 2014 she started a Sunday afternoon shift on Y-Country from 2pm until 8pm. The talent she has showcased in those various roles led management to take the next logical step and get her a full-fledged daily show which she started this month as Mid-Day Host on Y-Country from 10am until 3pm. She pops into the studio about 9:50am for the last ten minutes or so of Wild Bill’s show to chat about current events, offer up prize opportunities, and transition to the Lindsay Kay Show immediately after. Give a listen and pretty soon you’ll be humming the tunes and waiting to see what this bright young rising star has on her mind and what she’s got in store for the middle of your work-day at 97.5 on the FM radio dial.<br /> <br /> There will be some among us who have already had their fill of snow and ice this winter, but in comparison to last year there are others who have rejoiced thus far. For everybody else, Jill Stone has the perfect cure for your winter blahs -- the upcoming 11th Annual Magical Ice Fest in the central business district of downtown St. Joseph. The community is clearly renowned as a four-season water wonderland high atop the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and with our nearby rivers and numerous inland lakes. This time of year, the city has a laser focus on the frozen version of water thanks to an outstanding tradition of a world-class Ice Carving Competition and the myriad fun events attendant to the Ice Fest. This year the 11th Annual Magical Ice Fest arrives on the scene from February 6th through the 8th. That’s when certified ice competitions, a stunning Fire & Ice Kickoff Display and a 5-K Chocolate Walk/Run are just some of the morning- ‘til-night reasons to bring family and friends to a frosty-breath weekend. Jill Stone is executive director of the event’s producer St. Joseph Today. She sums it all up, “If you need a cure for the winter blahs, this is it!” She adds that local hotels with pools turn it into a great mid-winter getaway for kids and other cozy lodgings make it a romantic pre-Valentine weekend for couples. The winter festivities start Friday, February 6th, with professional carvers creating their artistic creations from blocks of ice on downtown streets from 5:30-7:30pm. Visitors can also participate in the Snow Biz Scavenger Hunt (which runs through Sunday). An entry form listing all of the logo sculptures and contest details is available at the St. Joseph Welcome Center at 301 State Street, downtown. Completing the hunt puts participants in the running for a St. Joseph Today gift certificate good at more than 40 locations. Immediately following the competition on Friday, the winter night will glimmer and glow at 7:30pm with an amazing tower of both Fire & Ice at State and Pleasant Streets. Then from 8pm until midnight, adults can enjoy the Fire and Ice Party at Shadowland Ballroom located at 333 Broad Street, below the bluff. The evening for ages 18 and up, includes a cash bar, tropical martini ice luge, live music from Joshua and Jeremy Sprague and more. A highlight of the evening will be the Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Performers at 9:15 and 10:30pm. There is a $10 cover charge, however, ladies get in free before 9pm. The fun continues Saturday, the 7th, with certified ice carving competitions from 8am to 4pm. Then at 9am, runners and walkers can melt a few pounds in the Second Annual Ice Fest 5K Chocolate Walk/Run presented by the Sunset Coast Striders. Money raised will benefit Well of Grace Ministries in Stevensville. An early registration price break runs until February 4th. To guarantee a t-shirt, participants are asked to register by January 31st. For more information about this chip-timed event and a complete list of sponsors, visit runsignup.com/Race/ MI/StJoseph/IceFest5k. The weekend’s ice carving competition truly heats up with the Third Annual Ice Wars from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the intersection of State and Pleasant Streets. Professional carvers will duel it out in 15-minute bouts of ice carving frenzy. The crowd will determine who wins the “best sculpture” title. Keeping with the magical theme, magician John Dudley will perform throughout the day on Saturday. Check with the Welcome Center or the website for a list of times and locations. Silver Beach Carousel, 333 Broad Street, will also add to the entertainment with its annual scoff-the-cold Waikiki Weekend. They will crank up the heat and turn the carousel house into a tropical paradise, Thursday through Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to wear their favorite island clothing and flip flops. Watch for more details at silverbeachcarousel.com. According to Stone, downtown restaurants, pubs and wineries will serve up a variety of foods and beverages to keep festival-goers warm as they do their ice sculpture touring. Many shops will also offer specials to entice downtown visitors indoors. She also notes that the John and Dede Howard Ice Rink, 2414 Willa Drive, will offer open skating times and skate rentals throughout the weekend for more ice fun. “Of course, the natural, wintry beauty of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River is magical, too.” This year’s Frost and Snow Biz sponsors include the following: Boulevard Inn & Bistro…Scott Berry Promotions… Silver Beach Pizza…Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council…Mid-West Family Broadcasting…Beaudoin Electrical Construction…The Buck Burgers & Brew… Celebration Cinema…City of St. Joseph… Edgewater Resources…Great Lakes Eye Care… Honor Credit Union…InCity Magazine…Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches… Kinexus…Lake Michigan College…Lakeland HealthCare… LeafFilter…Plank’s Tavern… Schultz Roofing Supply…Silver Beach Carousel…South Bend International Airport… United Federal Credit Union… and Vail Rubber Works. Additional sponsor support can be found at MagicalIceFest.com. That’s it for this week, kids. See you Saturday in MailMax and online 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com

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