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B 10 G. I. Marine Works
Chris Paquette and his company specializes in everything associated with marine construction
John Hennessey, and his sister Joan, of Hennessey Engineers give back to their community
HOUSE & HOME
B 21 Home Envy
We feature a ‘Welcoming Cape Cod’ on Bayview Drive
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B 26 Ask the Experts
Local professionalsprovide advice for some of your most pressing issues
New ownership completely remodeled this island staple – and now features a pizza oven
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B 18 Bob Bienenstein
B 28 Your Health
Keeping young by staying active, Bob recently purchased a 2021 Corvette to enjoy sunny days
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ur new issue of Grosse Ile Profile is all about the ‘opening’ of our businesses and activities. Please review all of the opportunities the Recreation Department offers in our A section. Kim O’Farrell and her hardworking team, and the Recreation Committee are excited to share a full summer of new or updated activities - including Islandfest!
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Pet-N-On-The-Ritz grooming business is a dog and owner favorite on Grosse Ile. Anne Marie Lince has run the company by herself for sixteen years. Clearly a dog lover, her own fur baby, Soko, a border collie and German shepherd mix will occasionally make an appearance, delighting customers and furry friends. (On a sad note - Anne Marie’s poodle, Madison, recently passed away). Contact Anne Marie at 734-692-0355 for information or to make an appointment.
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“The residents of Grosse Ile make our community special”
GROSSE ILE MARINE WORKS Chris Paquette and Grosse Ile Marine Works specializes in everything associated with marine construction Edit JOSEP H MYRIAK
ver since he was young, Chris Paquette had a passion for “working on the water,” as he puts it. Above all else, he grew up with an aspiration to work for himself rather than having a boss tell him what to do for the rest of his life. It was out of these passions and aspirations that he, initially, worked for “a competitor” before deciding to ‘go on his own’ launching a new company in 1997. He continued his growth in 2015 - founding Grosse Ile Marine Works. Grosse Ile Marine Works specializes in everything associated with marine construction. Which includes, but isn’t limited to - dock building, sea walls, boat hoists, dredging, consulting for permits, mobile welding, and salvage. For nonGrosse Ile residents reading this and may
need this kind of work done, Paquette’s business doesn’t work exclusively on the island - they travel out as far as Monroe and Detroit. In Marine Works’ first six years, he and his team have become renowned for being one of the best dock building teams in the Grosse Ile area. Also in those six years, Paquette and co. have continued to embrace and improve modern innovations in their field. “We get better every day… we learn new stuff every day,” he explains. “After you do things so many times, you get better [and] find better ways to do them. Technology is always changing, and there are new designs coming out - different types of sea walls. Technology changes too, so when it does we embrace it and change for the better.” The Grosse Ile native opted to start his business on the island because, “I just wanted to stay and work in my home-
town, make a name for myself here.” Even though he realized his ambition to work on and around the Grosse Ile area - the biggest reason he loves it is because of the local community. “All of the people who live here, the families, how they all come together,” Paquette says. “The people make it special. There’s a lot of ‘word of mouth’ advertisement for us. It’s a small community - everybody seems to know everybody. And it’s just a great place to raise a family.” The biggest takeaway for readers should be that both Chris Paquette and Marine Works represent the hard working, core values, that Grosse Ile was built on. “We’re honest, reliable, and communicate well with customers - that’s what keeps us thriving - because we do excellent work,” says Paquette. “We stand by all the work we do. And we do from scratch - making all of our own parts, our own brackets.” So while you’re imagining summer days with a new pier or dock for your boat(s), among many other services, make sure to contact Grosse Ile Marine Works with any questions or for consultation.
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The children mean everything ,, to Joan and I work, like Joan being on the foundation board of directors for both Beaumont Hospital-Southshore and Henry Ford College, she and John running an internship program at Hennessey Engineers for young students, on top of sponsoring different activities in the community. Their most recent charitable act came when they sent the children of their late friend, Rob Chiles, on an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World.
John and Joan Hennessey of Hennessey Engineers give back to their community
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ohn Hennessey is the coowner of Hennessey Engineers, a privately owned civil engineering consulting firm founded by his father, Timothy L. Hennessey, in 1971. Fifty years later, John
and his sister, Joan, have maintained the company as its Vice President and CPA, respectively. The Grosse Ile residents have used their positions to give back to the Downriver community. They were often doing so through charitable
John and Rob’s fathers were best friends, so naturally, the two met around the ages of four or five. Like their parents before them, Rob and John became lifelong friends, even going so far as to join the same industry, with Rob working engaging heavy equipment. Tragically, Rob was killed in a boating accident last August, not long after his wife, Christine, had passed away in September of 2019. In their wake, many people - friends and family to the Chiles’ - have gone out of their way to help the children
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recover and ensure that they can continue to live comfortable lives to the best of their ability. Among those friends are John and Joan Hennessey, who, in hopes of giving Christine and Rob’s three children at least a moment’s worth of happiness, treated them to every child’s dream come true: Disney World. “The children mean everything to Joan and I,” explains John. “Joan and I are there, along with a lot of other people, to really make sure that these kids - although they’ve endured a tragedy like no other that I’m familiar with - we’re there to make sure that these kids grow up and achieve the potential that they deserve to achieve. I can tell you, Joan and I both have the same goals, so that the next time we see Rob and Christine, we can say that we did the best that we could.” In highlighting that helping the children is much more of a group effort than just a two-person job between him and Joan, John sends a special shout out to the Grosse Ile community for how they’ve collectively continued to carry Rob’s memory in their actions and when it comes to helping the children. “The Downriver community has shown what they’re really about in the wake of the tragedy of losing Rob, someone who was larger than life for Downriver, and I can tell you that’s what makes it a special place to live. [ Joan and I] are both grateful we’re part of this community.” John adds, “The greatest thing about the Downriver community is the sense of being a true community. When you have tough times in life, the community is there to pick you up, and it’s a true village. It’s really a remarkable attribute that you don’t see in other communities throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area. It’s a really special place.” When it comes to lending a helping hand, John’s goals towards business entwine with the goals he and his team share outside of the workplace. “Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the communities we work in.”
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fter coming under new ownership, Lloyd’s Bar and Grill’s frequent diners will be happy to note that everything they loved about the Grosse Ile staple has remained the same with some additional changes they won’t be able to get enough of. For over 30 years, Lloyd’s was owned and run by Steve Doulos and became well-loved by islanders for generations. From its casual bar atmosphere to traditional pub fare, Lloyds is something of an institution on the island, a place everyone knows and can be relied on to satisfy.
When Doulos decided to sell the business, Jeremy Syrocki, along with partners Chris Laura and Francis Brooks, saw a great opportunity, purchasing Lloyd’s in early 2020. Jeremy, who owns two other restaurants Downriver, including Truago in Trenton and Major Biddle’s in Wyandotte, says that his plan for Lloyd’s is very much “restaurant first, bar second.” By this, the Grosse Ile resident says he wants Lloyd’s to be a place for families to come after sports games and school events, as well as for patrons to enjoy watching a game on any of the four big-screen TVs. Following a complete remodel, the eatery now enjoys a brand new interior and features a pizza oven in the restaurant’s center. This allows for a wider range of food choices, including fresh pizza and other Italian options alongside current favorites such as burgers and Cuingan’s shrimp. With the bar being included in the remodel, customers can enjoy various draft beers, wines, and specialty cocktails. Syrocki also introduced online ordering to Lloyd’s website, ensuring that customers can conveniently order without having to pick up a phone. Upon the announcement of this transition in ownership, many patrons took to social media to express their pleasure. “I think people are just excited for a change, and we’re just happy to be a part of it,” says Syrocki. One of the best parts to be sure is that this location will continue to be a place where folks can gather and enjoy a meal together.
Looking forward, Syrocki adds that he hopes to update the outdoor patio soon with décor and half enclosure that will make the space more enjoyable. As COVID restrictions ease, Lloyds will also feature specials, live sports, themed days, and other entertainment.
Lloyd’s Bar and Grill is located at 8961 Macomb St. on Grosse Ile. Hours are 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon DRINK till 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more info, MENU call 734-675-3117 or Enjoy various draft beers, visit www.lloydsgi.com |wines, and specialty cocktails
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oung at heart enthusiast, 84-year-old, Robert (Bob) Bienenstein has got himself a shiny new toy. After waiting 14 months, Bob finally got his hands on a brand new, red 2021 Chevy Corvette C8, a car he says he’ll only be driving on fine, sunny days. Far from an impulse buy, Bob explains that he considers himself a “car guy” having worked for GM, Ford, and retiring
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Kim Draper Kim Draper has achieved the honor of top producing agent at Island Realty Inc., for the second year in a row. Her career is on the rise as a result of her passion to build her business and desire to help her clients. “Selling real estate is work achieved by determined effort,” Kim said. “The days and hours can be long and tiring, but the payoff of a happy and satisfied client is so very rewarding.” It was Kim’s mindset that helped launch her career into real estate; believing she could do anything as long as there was passion, drive, focus and support. “It was this mentality that motivated me when I first changed my career,” Kim said. “I continue to stay focused on my goals and I have a great team of supporters within my family, my office, and even within other agents. It makes a huge difference in business success when there is support around you.” The two things Kim is most passionate about right now is helping her clients and continuously learning. “It’s the people that I meet and the life stories they share with me,” Kim said. “I love, love, love that about my job! I also love that I’m always learning. Every day I wake up with hustle in my blood and I’m habitually in competition with myself to strive for greatness.”
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Century 21 Riverpointe recently announced that Rose Koval, a relentless real estate sales professional who serves the Grosse Ile and entire metro Detroit market, has earned the CENTURION 21 honor for being a top producing CENTURION award winner in the global Century 21 System for 21 or more years. In presenting the award, E. Ann Redfield, Broker/Owner at Century 21 Riverpointe, highlighted Koval’s ability to go ‘above and beyond’ by providing personalized,
unique moments to consumers throughout the real estate experience. “Rose’s sales production, repeat and referral business is a direct reflection of her mindset to always give 121%,” said Redfield. “She doesn’t just complete real estate transactions, she creates memories and builds lifetime relationships with clients. Rose’s entire focus is to deliver experiences and real estate outcomes that are tai-
lored to her customers’ personalized needs.” “I value and appreciate my clients and welcome the opportunity to make a difference in their lives and in the overall community which thrives when there is a healthy real estate market,” said CENTURION 21, Rose Koval. “I’m there to be an expert guide through their real estate journey and to help my clients understand the process, interpret complex information, anticipate and solve problems and ultimately create a seamless real estate experience. Of course, they make the final decision, but I oversee their journeys.” Rose Koval has over 30 years’ experience and has been with Century 21 Riverpointe in Grosse Ile since starting her career in real estate. Rose is the proud mother of five sons and the grandmother of four grandsons that she adores. Her sons and grandsons were all athletes, and she has always been a big supporter of community sports. Whenever she took even the slightest break, she could usually be found in the stands ecstatically cheering on her boys at their sporting events. n
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734-250-0299 | firstname.lastname@example.org Susie Harrison is just now entering her 43rd year as a real estate agent/broker. “It’s been a wonderful journey and a greatly satisfying experience helping clients make major changes in their lives,” she says. Over the years Susie has developed an understanding of others needs and the important aspect of always being there to guide intelligently and make the experience very satisfying. That, through the final closing, all feel their needs were considered and met to the best of the everyone's ability. Of course a beautiful desirable home is everyone’s wish. In which to live life and that of their families. And that's the fun in this business. Exciting, too. Prior to the 2008 market crash, Susie had four offices and 35 agents under her guidance. Unfortunately the great recession that followed affected all involved, and the franchise she so loved, opted to eliminate the real estate franchise business, turning their focus to insurance and investments. Today, Susie is very satisfied working with Century 21 Riverpointe. “The 32 agents working in this office gives credibility to one of the most important sides of real estate this is a people business,” says Susie, “We work as a team.” n
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s of this writing, the Michigan Read by Grade Three law is in effect for the 20202021 school year. Families were given a reprieve last year due to Covid-19 but currently the plan is to move forward with the law. So, what does that mean for our current third graders? For the current school year, all components are in full effect which includes but is not limited to the retention of students reading significantly below grade level. Which means, grade three students reading more than a grade level below the benchmark by the end of third grade are at risk for the mandatory retention rule. A quick re-cap of the RBG3 law. The law requires Districts to have at least one initial and one extensive assessment from the MDE approved list. The purpose is to identify students in grades K-3 who need an Individual Reading Improvement Plan or IRIP. The first, initial, screening must be given within the first 30 academic days, under Return to Learn it must be given within the first nine weeks of school. Under that Return to Learn, a student exhibiting a reading deficiency and requiring an IRIP requires Districts notify parents or legal guardians no later than 30 days of the assessment. At this point in the school year, these students should have already received a notification from the school and the have had implementation of a Read at Home plan in coordination with additional support during the school day in place.
Families of students identified for retention will be notified by June 1st however there are Good Cause Exemptions that can be requested to prevent the mandatory retention. Parents who aren’t in agreement with retention should request a meeting with their child’s school to file for the Exemption within 30 days of receiving a notice regarding the potential retention. To support your child’s reading and writing at home, have books throughout the home and in a special place. Have fun with reading and writing – write letters to friends and family, especially those we’ve been unable to see in person due to Covid-19, and let your child see you reading! Provide a place to write, a table or a desk. Talk about why writing is important as you do things, like making a grocery list. Take the time to read aloud together and try many different types of materials, story books, maga-
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t’s around this time each year that a common pest returns to plague Michigan and especially Downriver homes. Carpenter ants may seem like a small nuisance, but left untreated can become incredibly disruptive. “Generally in the fall people will have ants. They might try a home remedy and think they’ve gotten rid of them, but ants can go dormant for 6-10 week, then they come back and generally they come back stronger and in larger numbers,” explaines Down River Pest Control Owner, Kim Bingham. Kim, along with co-owner and expert technician, Kenny Bingham, have over three decades pest control experience,
and technician Hernan Mendoza has six, ensuring that no matter how prevalent a bug problem is, they’ll get the job done right, saving you time, money, and a headache down the road when those homemade solutions don’t work out. As a preventative, Down River Pest Control encourages an exterior perimeter treatment that’s effective against a variety of ants and other common insects, “but treating the exterior is not going to fix any established indoor infestation,” says Kim. That’s when it’s time for indoor treatments, guaranteed to rid the home or business of pests. Down River Pest Control is a local, family-owned business offering quick and reliable service at a competitive price since 1970. They service residential, commercial, and industrial clients across all of Wayne and parts of Monroe and Oakland Counties. If you suspect you have a pest problem, call Kim for a free estimate.
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study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the use of physical therapy as an alternative to corticosteroid injectionfor treatment of knee osteoarthritis resulted in substantially greater benefitat 1 year. The results of this study could be an important discussion point with your medical provider when deciding best treatment options. “Physical therapy is superior to glucocorticoid (steroid) injections for stiff and aching knees,” says Dr. Gail Deyle, senior author of the study. The research directly compared physical therapy with glucocorticoid injections to determine which was better primarily at one year but also in the short term. Deyle, who is a professor with Baylor University Graduate School, states “ Our results leave no doubt that physical therapy should be strongly considered for patients with knee osteoarthritis. They will clearly benefit from a physical therapist’s handson treatment and decision making for exercise and activity selection.” Osteoarthritis of the knee is common world-wide and is a leading cause of disability, accounting for substantial health-
care costs. While osteoarthritis of the knee is primarily a chronic disorder associated with aching and stiffness of the joint, it can clinically present with acute episodes leading patients to visit primary care and emergency department physicians for timely relief, which then often lead to advanced imaging to determine “what is wrong inside their knee.” Providers commonly use glucocorticoid injections to help patients through this acute phase. “This is an important point to guide patients to a physical therapist,”
says Deyle. These injections may provide short-term relief, but they also increase the risk of infection and accelerated aging of the joint, including fractures of the joint surfaces. Throughout this process, most patients are not sent for consultation with a physical therapist. In fact, as little as 10 percent of patients with knee osteoarthritis receive treatment from a physical therapist for their knee osteoarthritis in the 5 years prior to total knee replacement surgery. Physical therapy is simply not offered as
Dedicated to making your time with us extraordinary often as glucocorticoid injections for knee osteoarthritis despite study findings over the past 20 years that physical therapy treatment strategies reduce pain, improve function, reduce medication use including opioids, and reduce the incidence of surgery. In this study, the researchers found that physical therapy provided short-term benefit that was equal to the higher risk steroid injection at 4 and 8 weeks, but then substantially greater benefit from physical therapy at 6 months and one year. Patients receiving physical therapy had overall less pain and stiffness and performed better on functional tests. The physical therapy strategy used in this study consisted of manual physical therapy with reinforcing exercise including ongoing guidance to help patients find appropriate types and amounts of physical activity. The hands-on manual treatment facilitated painless performance of reinforcing exercises, translating quickly to less pain with daily activity and home exercise. Patients typically left the initial physical therapy treatment session feeling less pain and stiffness in their knee, while injection patients needed several days of rest and strategies for pain control from the injection. When physical therapy offers better outcomes with less risk, it is comparable to an investment strategy that provides higher return with less risk. “The question becomes ‘why not’ rather than ‘why’,” says Deyle.
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Research for this study was a collaborative effort of providers from physical therapy, orthopaedics, and rheumatology at two Army Medical Centers. Study authors: Gail Deyle, Chris Allen, Stephen Allison, Norman Gill, Benjamin Hando, Evan Petersen, Douglas Dusenberry, and Dan Rhon.
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