Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Dan Johnson, of Danny's Meats, is nominated for Patch's Person of the Year. Here's why.
For Dan Johnson, helping members of the community is like helping family. It’s all about family, community and coming together to make the area more like it used to be – a close-knit community that helps each other when times were tough. Johnson is a stand-out in the Caledonia community for a number of reasons. He, along with friend Ray Stibeck, remodeled a house from top to bottom for HALO’s transitional program, which helps people get back on their feet after being homeless. He also held a fundraiser/awareness day for HALO. The two have also served a community Thanksgiving meal for the past three years. This November, they served about 1700 people. Also, Johnson, as owner of Danny’s Meats, helps fill Christmas baskets and other charity …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Caledonia has great people, involved in important local causes. Today is your last day to tell us who you think deserves the honor of being Person of the Year.
It's the end of the year, and we've had the privilege of meeting some amazing people, doing great things. There was: Dan Johnson, who owns Danny's Meats,: he's always helping Halo. He held a fundraiser/homeless awareness day for Halo, helped rehab a home for the homeless, and of course he and Ray Stibeck ran the Thanksgiving Day community meal. Christie Kern, who owns Racine Community Acupuncture: she's held a benefit for a boy who has leukemia, held fundraisers for the Lakota Sioux Indians, and is planning a cultural event as outreach for the Sikh community. Roger Chernik, of the River Bend Nature Center, who brought people together and helped acquire the facility from the YWCA. But we know there are people doing good that we've never …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Looking for a great Thanksgiving meal that won't cost you a dime? Dan Johnson and Ray Stibeck, two area businessmen, have again partnered up to feed the Racine community.
KZ Heating and Route 20 Outhouse, will be hosting the 3rd Annual FREE Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will consist of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, butter and desserts. In 2010 the group fed 1,000 people. In 2011 they fed 1,300 people. This year the goal is to feed 2,000 people. The feast is open to all. But they do require that you make a reservation either online at www.danandrays.com or by calling the hot line at (262) 221-0466. They are a not-for-profit company called Dan and Ray Rendering Thanks. If you know anyone who would appreciate a nice meal such as an elderly person or couple, someone down on their luck or someone with no family in town, please let them know…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Dan Johnson, owner of Danny's Meats, didn't have to go very far to expand his business. He's now the proud owner of the Paradise Cafe, Coffee & Creamery, which was Kayne's Custard.
Dan Johnson, owner of Danny’s Meats and Catering, bought the café next to his current business and wil open it as his own in a few weeks. What was previously Kayne’s Coffee & Custard, 1317 Four Mile Rd., will become Paradise Café, Coffee & Creamery. The name was inspired by his daily mantra, Johnson said. “People always come into the shop and ask how’s everything going and I reply ‘Just another day in paradise,’” Johnson said. “So we’re playing off of that with the new café name.” Johnson decided after 25 years in the meat business that it was time for another challenge, and Kayne Perlberg, the former owner of Kaynes Coffee and Custard was ready for a change too. “I think (former owner) Kayne wanted to get back into construction. With the …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Dan Johnson buys out the neighboring business and will re-open it in three to four weeks as a cafe, but he'll also keep the drive-thru.
Danny Johnson, owner of Danny’s Meats, 1317 Four Mile Rd., bought Kayne’s Custard, the neighboring business. Johnson said he’s going to be expanding the business by adding more comfortable booth seating, speeding up the drive-thru and having more of a café-type feel to the restaurant. They plan to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, they’ll offer a dipping cabinet that has eight different kinds of ice cream, feature comfort food, and have nightly specials. “People will be able to go through the drive-thru for quick service or they’ll be able to have a sit-down meal,” Johnson said. Johnson started the project a few weeks ago and he’ll likely re-open the business in three to four weeks.