Special Breakfast at the Oliver Inn

On Sunday August 29th 2010, The Oliver Inn will be open to the public for a Breakfast Buffet.

You will need to make reservations since seating is limited.  First Seating is at 9:45am last seating Noon.

Call 574-232-4545  We look forward to seeing you here!
Menu:
Breakfast Strudel
Carmel Pecan French Toast
Vegetable Quiche
Assorted Pastry including Alice’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls
Fresh Fruit Platter
Sliced Ham and Italian Breakfast Kabobs
Coffee /Tea and Juice Selections included in the price

Cost is $11.95 pp + tax

Downtown South Bend is going green!

Bicycle races, workshops, displays and a speech are some of the ways people can celebrate the Green Weekend downtown Friday and Saturday.  

Green weekend activities kick off at the Century Center and Island Park, located at 120 South Saint Joseph Street. Friday’s festivities will include a very special Keynote Lunch & Learn*, A Green Workshop Series presented by local and regional business leaders and experts in the environmental sector, plus free exhibits offering green business and educational opportunities to all members of our community. We’ll wind down the day with a green celebration on Island Park where you are invited to join us for live music, food & drinks while surrounded by the beautiful St. Joseph River. All exhibits and workshops are free and open to the public.
The biggest event Saturday probably will be the Eco Fest Criterium, a bicycle race featuring amateur and professional racers on streets in the neighborhood.  Race registration opens at 10 a.m., and the cycling begins with the women’s open category at 11 a.m.   Races will continue throughout the day. The race is sanctioned by United States Cycling and will be held rain or shine.  To register, go to www.Truesport.com or call race director Dave Beaverson at (574) 226-6415. 
Green Weekend 2010

Ribbon Cutting for the Art and Earth Trail Today!

Check out the new Northern Indiana  Art & Earth Trail Local Northern Indiana Artisans in 7 counties are working together to showcase what Northern Indiana has to offer!

Get set for a journey of discovery in Northern Indiana that will take you to places that you might otherwise overlook. Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters, and farmers and the new Art and Earth trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

The seven Loops of the trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.

South Bend is in the center of all the excitement! Come and see all the awesome treasures here in Northern Indiana!

Birds

Our house is for the Birds!  Today we sat in the gardens and watched several different finches, robins, blue jays, doves, nut hatches,cardinals, and many more swoop in and out, take turns at the feeders and chaperone their new born chicks all over the yard.  It was so nice to sit and watch all the different birds interacting around us.

Come and relax in our yard among the birds!

Happy Earth Day!

Here at the Oliver Inn we always make earth friendly choices whenever possible.

We use CF light bulbs wherever possible , we recycle just about everything we can, we use green cleaning products and laundry soap and we have energy efficient appliances. We use quick dry towels to save on energy, and have switched to a new environmentally friendly shampoos with a 92% waste reduction over the packaging of  our previous shampoos.

We buy locally and keep our errands condensed so we use less gasoline. We encourage our guests to walk to local attractions  and resturants to save on their gas also.

We bake and cook nearly everything from scratch, saving on packaging products and using more natural ingredients.

What are some ways you are making green choices in your community?