by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
Last week Mr. B’s Pancake house in Muskegon, Mich., buckled under. Faced with the prospect of dwindling income and rising expenses, the owner, David Barham, who had already dipped into his own pocket to pay his employees, looked at the possibility of closing a couple days a week or perhaps shutting the door to the historic establishment forever. The café’s workforce of