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MARCH 2024

March 29, 2024

This episode puts the wraps on another Women’s History Month. Again today we celebrate another notable woman who has made her mark on Southwest Michigan. Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are honored to chat with noted South Haven-born writer and artist, Audrey Niffenegger. Among her works, “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

March 22, 2024

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker continue to recognize Women’s History Month and celebrate two women who have made—and continue to make—a significant impact on the city of Covert! Current Township Supervisor Dawii Cook and former Supervisor Barbara Neal Maddox Rose. 

March 15, 2024

March is Women’s History Month! On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker welcome two very influential women who are making—and who already have made—a big impact on Van Buren County: Judge Kathleen Brickley, Chief of the Courts, and our newest Judge, Susan Metzger.    

March 8, 2024

March is Women’s History Month and on today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Mary Buchert. Mary served as Mayor of the City of South Haven in the 1980s and was instrumental in the development of ‘The Golden Triangle.” Not sure what or where that is? Listen in to find out!

March 1, 2024

March is Women’s History Month! This week’s episode features three guests from South Haven AAUW dubbed the “Silver Bag Ladies,” Elaine Fluck, Susie Yule, and Anne Habicht. Listen to how they bring women in history to life! 

FEBURARY 2024

February 23, 2024

Finishing our Black History Month and Celebrating Black-owned Businesses leads us to Nathaniel P Goodwin, owner and master barber of the Shave Cave barbershop. Discover the many things he is accomplishing in his barbershop while giving back to his community. We also check in with our own Teresa R. Getman from InnerPrizes InnerPrizesllc.com.

February 16, 2024

Today we highlight another African American-owned business called “Birth Queens and Milk Queens!” What’s it all about? Owner Bianca Nash-Miot fills us in! Your hosts, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker thank you for listening!

February 9, 2024

On this episode, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker celebrate two more minority-owned businesses and their owners. Mr. Jeremiah Smith, owner of Allegiant Linen Services in Hartford and Aaron and Dorothy Cobbs from A & D One Stop in South Haven.

February 2, 2024

This episode of Friday Morning Breakfast Show is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing Black-owned businesses in our area. We hear from Kevin and Tammara Hudson, owners of Paceline Auto Group LLC and Monique Crowley, owner of Fruit Street Kitchen and Fruit Street Kitchen ll in Lawrence. An inspiring show!

JANUARY 2024

January 26, 2024

“Living our Best Life!” Pickleball and Tai Chi are our topics today with Mike Sawyer and Pam Leiter from the South Haven Senior Center and David Tumusiime from Lake Arvesta Farms. Your hosts on the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club are Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker (Rosalie Plechaty is off this week). 

January 19, 2024

On today’s episode, we meet some new neighbors. These gents are instrumental in keeping our roads clear in winter AND a whole lot more!  Mr. Dana Burd, new South Haven Director of Public Works and Managing Director of the Van Buren Road Commission, Brett Witkowski. Your hosts on the Friday Morning Breakfast Club are Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

January 12, 2024

This episode of the Friday Morning Breakfast Club is not to be missed! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker talk with Rosemary Thornton about her being a ‘suicide survivor’ and experiencing ‘temporary death’. It’s well worth a listen! If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, text or call 988. A trained counselor is there to help.

January 5, 2024

Happy 4th Season! We launch into 2024 with a chat with South Haven’s new Mayor, Annie Brown! Then we will talk with (Award Winner) Heather Welsh Johnson from a life-saving organization called SHAPE, South Haven Ambassadors Program & Education. Your hosts for the Breakfast Club are Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

DECEMBER 2023

December 29, 2023

What’s next for you? Want more? In today’s episode, hosts interview their own Teresa R. Getman and Calico Cleaning owner Kathy Merchant on their upcoming Vision Board Voyage – Dream Course. This could be what you have been looking for! More information at https://innerprizesllc.com/workshops

December 22, 2023

The holidays are here! How do you plan to celebrate? Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker welcome Sgt. Adam DeBoer from the SHPD who reminds us that drunk driving is a deadly choice that is 100% preventable. Then, Robert Krepatis offers some non-alcoholic suggestions! Cheers!

December 15, 2023

Generosity abounds! On this week’s episode  hosts interview Luke Dennison from Snake Oil Roasters and their non-profit ‘The Collective Mess.’ And Pastor Stephanie Norton and Pam Lawson from South Haven First United Methodist Church highlight their 25-year-old Community Dinners.

December 8, 2023

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, right? Not always. Today, we will learn about emotional loneliness, social loneliness, and values loneliness from our dear friend M.K. Mueller—singer, songwriter, author, speaker, TED Talk Speaker, and more! 8togreat.com

December 1, 2023

Today’s episode is really special. We’re chatting with Pastor Travis Wilson – Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church – South Haven, MI, Bishop Darryl Williams from Lily of the Valley Church, and Lou Price, Vice President and Cantor at First Hebrew Congregation as they explain upcoming Christmas and High Holiday celebrations!

NOVEMBER 2023

November 24, 2023

On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker present: life lessons and polar discussions. Braver Angels, The Holidays and what that all ‘means!’ 

November 17, 2023

Here come the Holidays! And it begins with a great celebration in downtown South Haven on November 24th. Our friends from the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau will tell you all you need to know! Southhaven.org.

November 10, 2023

In today’s episode, we invite you to “Know Your Neighbor,” as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Marc and Cindi Compton about their 3rd generation family business, Compton, Inc. It’s a South Haven business that started in 1946 and is still going strong!

November 3, 2023

Following the sudden loss of Teresa’s husband and our dear friend Dana Getman, we use this ‘wellness week’ episode to explore the uplifting process of grieving. Our guest is the Director of Lory’s Place in St. Joe, Stephanie Kohler Pagan. 

OCTOBER 2023

October 27, 2023

Are you open to the possibility of entities, ghosts, and spirits in your life? Today’s guests will make you at least consider the possibility of their existence! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Chet Baranski, Forgotten Souls Paranormal, and Martin Super from Jensen’s RV park.

October 20, 2023

On this episode, Family Fun ‘Inside and Out’ all around South Haven! Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with Friends of the Library’s Sandi Starland, and then Beth Bocock from Bumbleberry Acres!

October 13, 2023

This episode may DRIVE you crazy!! Well, actually not. But it may bring back some memories as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with two former driver’s ed teachers, Jim Dissette and Scott Raue, who have taught more than 700 people to drive!

October 6, 2023

On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with another cherished Breakfast Club sponsor, Dr. Justin Vassar of Vassar Chiropractic Clinic in South Haven. 

SEPTEMBER 2023

September 29, 2023

Meet Teresa’s neighbor… really! Mr. Matt Skogin is the President of Hope College and will introduce us to Nicole Dunteman, Program Director for the ‘Hope Forward’ program. Hope Forward is like ‘pay it forward’ tuition. It is unique and very intriguing!

September 22, 2023

This episode is called: “But wait, there’s more!” Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Jennifer Sistrunk, Executive Director of the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Tourism Bureau about the fun events yet to come in 2023! AND when the new “Social District” will open downtown! Southhaven.org

September 15, 2023

On this episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker have the opportunity to say THANK YOU to another great sponsor, Whiteford Wealth Management. Scott Whiteford helps us understand what “Financial Therapy” is and it sounds like we all need some 😉 269-637-4400. whitefordwealth.com

September 8, 2023

On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker welcome back dear friend and author of “8 to Great, The Powerful Process of Positive Change,” M.K. Mueller! Let’s get GREAT!

September 1, 2023

Saturday, September 16th is the annual “Lakeshore Harvest Ride,” a key fundraiser for the Blue Star Trail. It also serves to promote our lakeshore communities and share the vision of building the Blue Star Trail. Laura Jager and Jack Eisinger from Friends of the Blue Star Trail get us ready to ride!   https://www.fotbst.org/

AUGUST 2023

August 25, 2023

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the very sponsors that make the show possible! Today, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with Stephanie Timmer, Senior Vice President, Western Market, Sturgis Bank & Trust Company. THANK YOU STURGIS BANK!

August 18, 2023

More of The Best of South Haven this week. Rob Byrd fills us in on the upcoming “Ram Salute” on August 26th. Then Teresa R. Getman shares a dream come true – a dream that scared the heeeeeck out of her! Her own retreat center and day space – Heart of The Haven Retreat Lodge! Bonus: hear a bit about Rosalie’s and Paul’s dreams, too!

August 11, 2023

More of the Best of South Haven this week as we revisit The National Blueberry Festival with President, Brianne Hooper, and look ahead to next weekend’s Salute to Soldiers with organizer Bruce Thatcher.

August 4, 2023

This week we’re powering through all the great events at this year’s National Blueberry Festival! Join hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker as they chat with Erika Morrison (We Care’s 5k Walk/Run), Olivia Thompson (SH Chamber’s Craft Fair), Brianne Hooper (Farm Day), and Dan Sanborn (Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast). 

JULY 2023

July 28, 2023

Celebrating South Haven is our theme! So much to choose from… Listen as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Pam Leiter, President of The Mitten Children’s Museum, Tristan Wilson from the Boating Foundation, and Brianne Hooper, Board President of The National Blueberry Fest – celebrating 60 years!

July 21, 2023

More for the informed voter! Teresa R. Getman and Rosalie Plechaty interviewed 3 of the 4 candidates for South Haven’s Ward 2: Jeff Arnold, Adam J Muszkiewicz, and Ryan Servatius. Candidate Paul Vandenbosch was unable to make the interview. 

July 14, 2023

Be informed when you vote for the next mayor in South Haven! Join hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker as they interview the candidates for mayor. Annie Brown, Bob Burr, and Joe Reeser share their positions and goals for South Haven. The primary election is on August 8th.

July 7, 2023

Talent knows no bounds! On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker discuss the importance of mind and body with Becca Clary and Maureen Lewandowski.

JUNE 2023

June 30, 2023

Talent comes in many forms, and so does art! Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker check in with two gifted guests: Joan Bonnett who has a lifetime of fine arts work here in South Haven, and Jean-Joseph, who is a designer and inventor.

June 23, 2023

Celebrating local talent is our mission this month! Talents come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they just appear… and sometimes they disappear! (More on that in segment two.) First, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker start today’s interviews with tattoo artist, Sam Dustin. Then, stick around for a chat with magician, Joe Bennett!

June 16, 2023

All through June, we are on a mission to celebrate local talent! Today a local writer with a rich history! Michael McCarthy is a poet, author of nonfiction books, and a former reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal.

June 9, 2023

Local talent is in the spotlight all this month! Singing, dancing, art & photography, acting, even pie making? YES! Meet Marion Behrman, affectionately known as “The Pie Lady!” Then, an invitation to share YOUR talents with your hosts, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker!

June 2, 2023

June will be a FUN month, highlighting local talent! And we have so much of it, too! Hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with the amazing Linda LaRocque about the upcoming Senior Readers Theatre. Then, a discussion with Ann Habicht, queen of the handbells!

May 2023

May 26, 2023

Flowers. Flowers. Flowers! On today’s episode Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker take you back to the gardens with Lisa Stegall from the South Haven Garden Club and Baseline 7th and 8th Grade teacher Lotte Resek, who tends The Learning Garden!

May 19, 2023

We’re ‘in full bloom’ on today’s episode! Your hosts, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker will chat with Gail Patterson Gladney from the South Haven Memorial Library and Dan Williamson, Chair of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum. We will discuss their collaboration, ‘The Story WalkTM.” Then, owner Amy Getman lets us peek behind the curtain of Fields View Farm.

May 12, 2023

Today’s episode is BLOOMING with great guests! First, Scott Whiteford chats about the South Haven Community Garden. Then, Aaron Priebe, Superintendent of Parks for the City of South Haven will join our hosts, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

May 5, 2023

Today’s episode brings May flowers, as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with two area business owners who will share the gift of floristry! Lydia Trevino from The Rose Shop and Brook Antonson from Brook’s Backyard Blooms join us for today’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club!

APRIL 2023

April 28, 2023

Rosalie Plechaty, Teresa R. Getman, and Paul Layendecker wrap up a series on Appreciating Volunteers with Cari Copi and Angela LaBarca from Caring Circle, plus some of their special volunteers, Janet Cooper and Mary Beth Gurd.

April 21, 2023

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! On this week’s episode of The Breakfast Club, hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker interview some hard-working, key people at our Van Buren County Courts. They’ll talk about the newest volunteer opportunity at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the need for Foster Care.

April 14, 2023

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. All this month, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are highlighting some great volunteers doing some very unique things. Ever consider being a Red Cross volunteer? No? This episode might change your mind!

April 7, 2023

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and this month, we’ll be shining light on some wonderful and unique opportunities to volunteer! This week Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Claire Herhold, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Michigan Maritime Museum. Then, we’ll talk with David Benjamin, founder and Executive Director of GLSRP – Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

MARCH 2023

March 31, 2023

One final episode of ‘M is for March and March is for Music!’ Your hosts are joined by South Haven singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Veenstra, followed by our surprise special guests: TERESA’S SISTERS! We will chat with Donna Marie Ball and Kathy Lynn Roberts, who are members of the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame!

March 24, 2023

Two words: NATE BARNES! South Haven native is making it big in Music City, USA! Rosalie Plechaty, Teresa R. Getman, and Paul Layendecker get to chat with Nate about his past, present and bright future on today’s episode!! Please share it!

March 17, 2023

Today, another episode of M is for March, and March is for MUSIC! Like last week, we promise this to be music to your ears. Today, we welcome two musical guests: singer and songwriter Lotte Resek, Board President of Foundry Hall in South Haven, plus singer (and veterinarian) Andy Baker. Click here to listen to a song from Andy!

March 10, 2023

M is for March and MUSIC, and today’s guests will certainly be music to your ears! Join our hosts Paul Layendecker, Teresa Getman, and Rosalie Plechaty as they chat with South Haven Band Boosters President Teresa Ansinn and musician/actor students Kayley Gorham, Leeanne Mielke, and Liv Perez. They share details on the upcoming band fundraiser and this weekend’s production of “The Little Mermaid!”

March 3, 2023

Throughout Black History Month our episodes have been focused on celebrating history, culture, diversity, and unity in the community!! And though the month now may be over, the celebration isn’t as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker welcome ‘Pastor D,’ Darryl Williams and relive some memories of Black History Month vignettes.

FEBRUARY 2023

February 24, 2023

All this Black history month our episodes are focused on celebrating history, culture, diversity, and unity. Today we feature Ms. Golden and Ms. Green from the Covert Township Historical Museum, plus local historian (and Teresa’s cousin) Scott Williams.

February 17, 2023

All this month our episodes are focused on celebrating Black history, culture, diversity, and unity in the community! Today Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker have two very special guests, President Dorothy Sherrod and Vice President Gail Patterson Gladney, from the Black History Leadership Society.

February 10, 2023

February is Black History Month. A month in which we honor and celebrate the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Teresa R. Getman and Rosalie Plechaty ‘set the stage’ for the month, then we chat with Miah Sistrunk, President of the South Haven Diversity Club at L.C. Mohr High School.

February 3, 2023

What you DON’T know about the Historic Hotel Nichols and what are they ‘digging’ at the Kal-Haven Outpost! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker talk to Scott Whiteford and Robert Kempton. Hmmm…Sleep at a beautifully renovated historic hotel or a lime green school bus?

JANUARY 2023

January 27, 2023

New beginnings. New starts. New ways of doing things that have been done before, but are now even better from people who are living their dreams in new ways! Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker welcome Kim and Jamie Stokes from “Salt & Soul” and their next-door neighbor, Melanie Landry from “Latitude Blue.”

January 20, 2023

On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are joined by three guests who already had a ‘good thing going’ and are making it even better in ’23! First, we will chat with Kerry Hagy and Sarah Rydecki from South Haven Center for the Arts, and then have a talk with Trevor Brooks from Kitchen Tribes and Patsy’s Food Park (formerly Dairy Queen)!

January 13, 2023

New Year! New things. Some things have adapted, some things have changed! On this episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with two businesses that have done all of the above! Curtis Eldred, Owner of Bigfoot Burrito and Beefcakes in Bangor, and Rachel Bartlett from Laurel Oaks Senior Living.

January 6, 2023

As The Friday Morning Breakfast Club starts its 3rd season, we welcome Debi Howe, who will talk about small business growth in our area, plus our own Teresa R. Getman will tell us about her newest adventure.

DECEMBER 2022

December 30, 2022

Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker wrap up the year with a few more Super Stars from 2022. Meet the inventor of the Aisle 7 Tour and 50-year friends at the corner of LaGrange and Aylworth. Enjoy as we highlight and thank more special people in South Haven!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!Listen for us in 2023!

December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker. Today, a MEATY first segment with a VERY popular ‘Robert’ and a surprise guest in the second segment! Enjoy!

December 16, 2022

This holiday season we have been celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of special people who have made a difference in the community and abroad. Your hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker will chat with four of those individuals on today’s show: Pastor Simon and Betty Harrington, Dr. Marty Graber, and Art Ayers. 

December 9, 2022

On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with a couple of professional artists who are making their mark in South Haven and around the world: filmmaker Rob Byrd and muralist Kayla Wyszynski Ridley!

December 2, 2022

As the year nears an end, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker honor a couple of special individuals who have made a BIG difference in so many lives: State Representative Mary Whiteford and Our Town Players’ Tracey Davis Feldkamp!

NOVEMBER 2022

November 25, 2022

The Holiday Season is here, full of celebrations and need. On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker discuss both with Jen Sistrunk from the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Erika Morrison from the We Care Community Resource Center.

November 18, 2022

Once upon a time, there was a Breakfast Club episode that featured gifted story tellers and talented kids. THIS is that episode! If it’s narrative and kids theatre you love, we hobbit! Linda Larocque from “The Storytellers,” South Haven Seniors Reader’s Theatre, and Kate Hosier from Our Town Players join hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

November 11, 2022

Health and wellness are ageless, right? On today’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker have guests that prove just that! Amy Nichols from Area Agency on Aging and Bruce and Linda Covey from South Haven Pickleball. Here’s to being forever young!

November 4, 2022

On this week’s episode, we’re exploring ‘All Things YDC!’ with Executive Director Brook Blanchard and YDC/PAL Board President Angelica Gallegos Dickerson, on the 25th Anniversary of Youth Development Company.

OCTOBER 2022

October 28, 2022

Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with Bob Copping from SHOUT for South Haven and Griffin Graham, South Haven Assistant City Manager, to discuss the proposed 4-Season Fireplace for Dyckman Park and fundraising efforts! 

October 21, 2022

Continuing our topic of “Filling Your Bucket,” we will discuss both extremes today! Hosts Teresa R. Getman, Roaslie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker will talk gratitude with 8 to Great coach Abby Goodlaxson, then they will chat with Kariann Johnson from new South Haven business, I-Rage, on today’s Breakfast Club.

October 14, 2022

Ten reasons we can’t say NO to people. Back on The Breakfast Club again this week is the author of 8 to Great and creator of the 8 to Great K-12 Curriculum, MK Mueller. 8togreat.com

October 7, 2022

On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker welcome back author of 8 to Great and creator of the 8 to Great K-12 Curriculum, MK Mueller. 8togreat.com

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 30, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, we will continue with the topic of filling your bucket. We are delighted to welcome back mental health expert, neuroscientist, and best selling author, Dr. Caroline Leaf! Dr. Leaf will talk about her latest book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.

September 23, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, fill up your bucket with author, life coach, and motivational speaker Tammy Stuhr. Need a shot of positive thinking? Listen to this empowering episode with Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker!

September 16, 2022

“What flips your lid?” On this week’s episode, we share pet peeves behind the wheel and get advice for safe driving from an expert, Dan Bishop, Managing Director or the Van Buren County Road Commission. vbcrc.org

September 9, 2022

Back in time today as Scott Reinert, consultant to the South Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau, introduces us the new Sesquicentennial Trail in South Haven’s Stanley Johnston Park. Then Ashley Deming, Marketing Director of the Michigan Maritime Museum, invites us to a new series of lectures on Steamships in South Haven. All on today’s Breakfast Club!

September 2, 2022

On today’s episode, it’s great music and Great Lakes Pirates, as we continue to celebrate South Haven and beyond, and highlight some great organizations! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Zachary Parker from Great Lakes Pirates about the upcoming Pirate Invasion. Then they'll talk with Foundry Hall’s Larry Brown about the South Haven Jazz Festival.

AUGUST 2022

August 26, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker first chat with Women Who Care, then the people who care for animals at the Al-Van Humane Society!

August 19, 2022

Let’s pack the pier and eat ice cream on today’s edition of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club! First we'll hear from Bruce Thatcher, Vietnam Veteran and Steelheaders Member as he explains all that goes into the special events planned for the Salute to Veterans. Then we'll chat with Bev Brown, chairperson of the Community Wide Ice Cream Social.

August 12, 2022

On today’s episode: It’s BTS (Back to School) Monday, August 29th! TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS and HELPFUL PARENTS needed! SHPS Transportation Director Amy Walantyn and Maple Grove PTO Trish Barnes chat with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

August 5, 2022

AAUW Used Book Sale deals at Blueberry Festival and the return of South Haven Rotary Club’s Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast on today’s episode of The Breakfast Club!

JULY 2022

July 30, 2022

Ice cream for The Mitten, and picturesque beer and wine fundraiser for Caring Circle with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker on this week’s edition of The Breakfast Club!

July 22, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker explore Habitat for Humanity and the new Restore in South Haven with Procurement Manager, Joel Russcher, and Restore Manager, Ryan Jenkins.

July 15, 2022

On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with blueberry grower, Mike DeGrandchamp. Then, learn all about a new “House of David” documentary film, directed and produced by South Haven’s Rob Byrd of Moondog Productions.

July 8, 2022

July 1, 2022

JUNE 2022

June 24, 2022

Today we continue our celebration of South Haven and beyond. Two great Summer events are coming soon! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Lyla and Ashley from APG (Aqua Performance Group) and “Merfest” as well as Kerry Hagy from The South Haven Center for the Arts.

June 17, 2022

Harborfest’s Dragon Boats and a Juneteenth celebration are today’s topics on The Friday Morning Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker!

June 10, 2022

“The Theatre, The Theatre!” On today’s show, The president of the South Haven Theatre Series, Mary Sue Lyon, and Kendra Kingsbury reveal this season’s exciting performances!

June 3, 2022

Summer is almost here and so are many great events like the annual Swap Meet and Flea Market at the Flywheelers Museum in South Haven. President Pat Ingalls chats with us today about the event and latest at the museum!

MAY 2022

May 27, 2022

Rosalie Plechaty, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with two highly decorated and gifted students in the South Haven History Club! They hold a number of titles including ‘top 10’ in the nation and state champions! Nick Sheppard and Miles Daugherty are joined by their Coach, Julie Sheppard.

May 20, 2022

On today’s episode of The Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker celebrate South Haven’s TOP students. But first, a word from TOP Educator, Superintendent Kevin Schooley.

May 13, 2022

Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker turn from ‘What’s New’ to ‘Celebrating SW Michigan!' We'll start by celebrating scholarships and sailing ships with Dene Hadden and Tristan Wilson.

May 6, 2022

What’s new? The South Pier Creamery & Market is about to open in South Haven! Meet owner, Rebecca Niehus. Then we get an update on the SHARA Disc Golf Course and what’s next for the property! All on this week’s Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

APRIL 2022

April 29, 2022

Today we ‘Create and Connect’ with Kerry Hagy, Director of the South Haven Center for the Arts and Sarah Rydecki, teaching coordinator and facilitator of the Create and Connect program. What is it all about? How can you be a part of it? Click play to find out!

April 22, 2022

What’s new for '22? On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker learn about something called ‘Centering Prayer’ from Michelle Reineck and Diana Wright from the Meditation/Centering Prayer Group at The Church of the Epiphany in South Haven.

April 15, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club isn’t ‘new,’ for ’22, but it is in South Haven! Meet Mak Roberts, Campus Director, and CEO. Makenzie Kastl, of The Boys & Girls Club of Greater SW Michigan on this week’s Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

April 8, 2022

April 1, 2022

What’s new in '22? Meet Nadia Escandon and HostelSoHa! All you need to know from Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker on this week’s episode!

MARCH 2022

March 25, 2022

What’s new in '22? A group of local business consultants, coaches, and mentors are partnering to help new businesses get off the ground and help existing businesses grow! Today, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with two of the individuals making a series of seminars happen: Michelle Mollard and Dana Hullinger.

March 18, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker take time today to find out what is ‘new for 22’ with Veteran Services of Van Buren County. Our guest, Lieutenant Colonel Retired David Krzycki, Director.

March 11, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker continue to explore “What’s New for '22!” This week we chat with Diane Rigozzi, Executive Director of Senior Services of Van Buren County about the new center in South Haven!

March 4, 2022

Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Lori Antkoviak, Director of Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center.

FEBRUARY 2022

February 25, 2022

Historical Association of South Haven (H.A.S.H.) President Jim Ollgaard chats about What’s New in '22, including a virtual walk through of the Forest House, South Haven's first hotel.

February 18, 2022

“Braver Angels?” Have you heard about them? You’ll hear from two today! Mary Thomas Vallens and Josie Reich are chatting with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

February 11, 2022

On today’s episode, more of What’s New in '22 as we anticipate the re-opening of the South Haven Memorial Library! Director Jim France gives us the latest on when it will finally open, with your hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

February 4, 2022

South Haven Council member and Executive Director of The Mitten Children’s Museum, Wendi Onuki, shares “What’s New in '22” with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

JANUARY 2022

January 28, 2022

This week’s show features South Haven City Manager Kim Hosier and County Board member Gail Patterson Gladney with ‘What’s new for 22’ in Van Buren County and the City of South Haven.

January 21, 2022

What’s new in '22? On this week’s Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with Congressman Fred Upton and Senator Arik Nesbitt about what’s new in Washington and in Lansing.

January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King day is Monday. Today, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Major Cooper, Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Lake Michigan College as he shares their plans to celebrate Dr. King next week.

January 7, 2022

2021 is in the rear-view mirror. 2022 lies ahead FULL of opportunity! Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker usher in a new YOU for 22! And... a FREE GIFT for 15 listeners at the end of the podcast!!

NOVEMBER 2021

November 26, 2021

Today Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker introduce you to an organization that feeds multitudes here and abroad! Molly Kooi joins us from Feed America.

November 19, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker have another installment in the ‘Wellness before the Holidays” series today. Today’s focus is on Financial Health! Stephanie Timmer from The South Haven Banking Center of Sturgis Bank and Tom Schwarko from Whiteford Wealth are guests.

November 12, 2021

Civil discourse over the holidays? Yes, it’s possible! This week Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Steve Bergman and David Joseph, members of Braver Angels. Braver Angels is a national organization that seeks to depolarize America. We promise – there IS hope for a peaceful holiday dinner!

November 5, 2021

Today’s show continues to focus on wellness heading in to the holiday season. Today’s guests are here to help through some of the most difficult times. Please welcome Dr. Melinda Gruber, President of Caring Circle, Vice President of Continued Care Services at Spectrum Health Lakeland, and also serving as Interim President of Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation; and Stephanie Kohler-Pagan, Director of Bereavement and Lory’s Place.

OCTOBER 2021

October 29, 2021

Continuing our series on being well. We explore ‘Wellness in the Workplace” with Heather Cole and Laura Goos from United Way of Southwest Michigan.

October 22, 2021

Our theme this month is ‘Wellness.’ Wellness at ANY age! Today’s show is focused on the “Art of Aging” with Christine Vanlandingham, COO of the Area Agency on Aging.

October 15, 2021

Today, Kelly Ellis from Water’s Edge Counseling Services joins Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker for another segment on "wellness before the holiday season." (Parents will ESPECIALLY BENEFIT from this segment.)

Contact Water’s Edge Counseling Services at 269-872-3498 or Watersedgecounselingservices.com

October 8, 2021

Being Well! That’s what we’re focused on in October. Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are happy to welcome back one of our most popular guests: author, speaker, singer, and "Ted Talker" MK Mueller! Today we will discuss "10 Self-Talk Freedom Phrases and Why They Work.” Plus as a bonus: "4 phrases never to say to your hubby and 3 to use every day!" And…"Why You Need to Say 'No' to Almost Everything and How to Do It!"

October 1, 2021

As we anticipate another holiday season, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker enter a series of Breakfast Club shows about “Being Well!” Dr. Lori Dotson is first up with some tips for how to get moving! Ready?? CLICK PLAY!

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 24, 2021

Today we celebrate Women in Business as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker visit with Entrepreneurs Karen Vogelmann of KVK LLC Builders and Debi Howe, Greater Kalamazoo Business Resources Chair and SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan Branch Chair.

September 17, 2021

This week’s show is full of history and heritage as Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Pokagon Band Tribal Chairwoman Rebecca Richards.

September 9, 2021

Microbrewers Dan Ballock from The South Haven Brew Pub and Carrie Troyer from Three Blondes Brewing join Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker for National “Drink a Beer” week!

September 3, 2021

Today on the Friday Morning Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker go Geo Caching! Never heard of it? Steve Bassette, President of MiGO, a Michigan Geocaching Organization, will fill us in!

AUGUST 2021

August 27, 2021

“Kiss and Make Up” today on the Breakfast Club as Theresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker explore relationships, partnerships and friendships as they chat with Dana Middleton from ABL Mediation.

August 20, 2021

Today we go ‘back to school’ with Mr. Kevin Schooley, Superintendent at South Haven Public Schools, and Mr. Jeremy Burleson, Director of Regional Campuses for Lake Michigan College. New, exciting classes await our students in safe and welcoming environments.

August 13, 2021

This week's Breakfast Club features Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker with Barry Fidelman, discussing Jewish history and the beautiful First Hebrew Congregation in South Haven.

August 6, 2021

With Blueberry Festival back next week, everything is BLUE this week! Theresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with Shelly Hartmann from True Blue Farms, Kiley Tippman, Director of the National Blueberry Festival, and Blueberry Queen Katie Schooley.

JULY 2021

July 30, 2021

This show is all about wine and cheese! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker converse with Dave Braganini from St. Julian Winery and Mike Koch from Firefly Farms.

July 23, 2021

Ever wonder about the story behind Sherman’s Dairy in South Haven? Janet Lynam, one of the 13 Sherman grandchildren speaks to Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

July 16, 2021

We’re all ‘abuzz’ about today’s Friday Breakfast Club as Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with two bee keepers! Charlotte Hubbard, President of the Kalamazoo Bee Club and Bee Keeper John Zysk. BzzZZzzz…

July 9, 2021

V-A-C-A-TION is the topic of today’s Breakfast Club with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. The trio chats with Amanda from the South Haven-Van Buren County Visitor’s Bureau and Beth Bocock, co-owner of Bumbleberry Acres!

July 2, 2021

A "Patriotic Twist” to this week’s Breakfast Club as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat History Club and "Independence" with Julie Sheppard, Teacher and History Coach from North Shore school in South Haven. Then D.A.R. Good Citizen Award winner from South Haven High School, Hailey Copeman.

JUNE 2021

June 25, 2021

SUMMER IS HERE! And this week on The Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Chief Brandon Hinz from South Haven Area Emergency Services and introduce you to Lake Arvesta Farms and Sports Park with owner Brian DeBest! Have a GREAT Summer!

June 18, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are joined by Monique Crowley detailing the Juneteenth Celebration in South Haven. Kim Wise, Human Resource Director for the City of South Haven, joins in to discuss updated diversity and inclusion initiatives in City hiring practices, as well as plans for this year's Blueberry Festival.

June 11, 2021

This week’s Breakfast Club features Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker. They are joined by Michigan Teacher of the Year, Leah Porter, and Liji Hanny from The Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

June 4, 2021

SCHOOL’S OUT! Time to nap and play! Today’s show: “The Art of Napping and Playing” with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

MAY 2021

May 28, 2021

Steve Hamilton, Squadron Historian at American Legion Post 49 South Haven and Jay Marcoux owner of “The Congregation” Restaurant join Paul Layendecker, Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman on this week’s Breakfast Club!

May 21, 2021

On this week’s Friday Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty chat with Ashley Deming, Director of Education and Administration at the Michigan Maritime Museum.

May 14, 2021

On this week’s Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty celebrate “National Waitstaff Appreciation Day,” which is May 21st. They chat with three local people that have made service a career: Diz Schultz, Topher Wondergem, and Colin Plechaty! Click and Enjoy!

May 7, 2021

Welcome to “April Showers bring May Flowers” month! In this week’s Podcast, Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Lauren Cook from Cultivate Containers and Design and Aaron Priebe, Arborist for the City of South Haven.

APRIL 2021

April 30, 2021

This week, South Haven School Board Superintendent Kevin Schooley and School Board President Laura Bos chat with Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker about next week’s school bond vote. Learn more at shps.org.

April 22, 2021

Our series, “It's Good to be Green!" continues with two great places to camp and glamp in South Haven! Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Rob Kempton and Scott Whiteford, owners of the Kal-Haven Outpost, and Irene Wood, owner of The Fields!

April 16, 2021

“It’s Good to be Green!” is the April theme on The Breakfast Club with Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty. Today’s guest is Scott Reinert, Director of the South Haven/Van Buren Convention and Visitors Bureau. There’s PLENTY of ‘green’ right here!

April 9, 2021

April’s theme is “It’s Good to be Green!” Joining Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty today: Mr. Dan Williamson, Chair of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Memorial Fund Board of Trustees, and volunteer Carrie Sauter.

April 2, 2021

April’s theme is “It’s Good to be Green!” And we’re kicking it off with guests from the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. Mitch Lettow and Hillary Hunt join Rosalie and Teresa this week! Swmlc.org.

MARCH 2021

March 26, 2021

Paul Layendecker and Teresa Getman wrap up the “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” series as we visit with Mr. Randy Bartles, retired English teacher (for nearly 40 years) at South Haven High School. Today we’re ‘cleaning up’ our English!

March 19, 2021

Week 3 of the “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” series as Jill Adams, Productivity Consultant and Coach for “Learn Do Become,” joins Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman to help ‘Clean up our lives!” Great! Tips! Here!

March 12, 2021

Continuing our March series on “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb!” Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Seventh Generation Director of Sustainability and Authenticity, Martin Wolfe. And they’ll share some ‘hacks’ for using natural cleaning products!

March 5, 2021

Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty kick off “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” month with Neuroscientist, Mental Health Expert, and Best Selling author, Dr. Caroline Leaf, discussing her latest book called “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.”

FEBRUARY 2021

February 26, 2021

Today we wrap up our February series: “What’s love got to do with it?” Noted life coach and author of the book “Eight to Great,” M.K. Mueller is back! www.8togreat.com, school@8togreat.com, Text: 8togreat to 22828. Books available on Amazon.com.

February 19, 2021

This week we continue the February theme of ‘What’s love got to do with it?’ Today it’s “Babies and Puppies,” with OBGYN MD Ashley Dupuis from Spectrum Health Lakeland, and Rene Rush, Executive Director of the Al-Van Humane Society!

February 12, 2021

Today’s show is all about ‘LOVE’ with a couple of newlyweds age 80 and 92, and a couple that is celebrating 66 years of marriage. Happy Valentines Day weekend!

February 5, 2021

February is ‘Healthy Heart Month.’ Great heart healthy info for ALL ages on today’s show, featuring guests from the American Heart Association: Margo Tramel, Winni Walsh, and Brecken Bussey, along with Gobles Elementary PE Teacher Andrew Seidel. 1-800-AHA-USA1

JANUARY 2021

January 29, 2021

The “Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series wraps up today with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. How Dr. Lori Dotson has made a major ‘pivot’ in her life. Then the originators of “Sober Sisters.” AA 866-977-9217 Call 24-7

January 22, 2021

The “Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series continues today with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. Today ‘Hunky,’ with noted life coach and author of the book “Eight to Great,” M.K. Mueller, helping us get our New Year off on in a positive and hopeful way!

January 15, 2021

“Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series begins with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, Paul Layendecker and their guests John and Jim from The Butler Pantry and Ken Wood from The Bronson Wellness Center.

January 8, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with local historian Tom Renner, about the long history of “The Breakfast Club” on WJOR and COSY radio. And they ‘set the stage’ for future Breakfast Club shows!