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VISION CENTER Area’s Premier Sunglass Dealer Dr. Robert Flood O.D. Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes -Infections Dr. Flood’s ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad On Page 5 Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 agenda you will find a 4x6-inch vinyl oval decal with “StJ” on it . It’s similar to the familiar OBX ovals from the Outer Banks or the HH oval from Hilton Head. You can get one for just $3.00 and when you do $1.00 will flow auto-matically to Pier 1000’s efforts to raise river dredging dollars. Also in the early hopper you will find Jill’s “Slap the Carp” campaign with a line of both decals and T-shirts branded to “Slap the Carp,” combining imagery of indige-nous water life and human hands. In partnership with a national network of environmental organi-zations, Swim Long has joined the fight to pro-tect Lake Michigan from the voracious Asian Carp. 5% of all annual profits will be donated. Her “Cause Team” is young, it’s motivated, and creative. Go to www.swim-long.com to learn more or to shop. Or, stop by Pier 1000 and get your decal today! You can also find them on Facebook at Swim Long and Spawn. Best of luck with your launch, Jill! Nice work! On a considerably larger scale, a young entrepreneur has unveiled plans for a new 20-thousand square foot, state of the art ath-POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 12, 2012 May 12, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 19 Moody on The Market MOODY O ne short week ago, I detailed the over-whelming success of a local entrepreneur who was inducted into a culinary hall of fame, and now comes brand new competi-tion for him in the form of The Twisted Dawg! The downtown bluff space adjacent to the iconic cannon overlooking Whirlpool Centennial Field is now the licensed domain of Marge Rivera’s Twisted Dawg hot dog cart. For the past several years, the shadow of the cannon was licensed to Louie’s Red Hots , however he failed to file his renewal request in a timely manner and Marge stepped into the fray to launch her unique new business at the intersection of Broad Street and Lake Boulevard. Marge ended up being laid off from a doctor’s office job two years ago and decided she wanted to do something to resolve that issue for not only her own situation but also for other women in similar situations who have arrived at a point in their lives where they still need some cash to make ends meet, but can’t get back into the workforce for a number of reasons. Thus is born the new Twisted Dawg hot dog stand which will serve Monday through Saturday for the lunch hour from 11am until 2:30pm and again from 5pm until 7pm through the summer season. Her “specialty of the house” is her own unique recipe for a grilled, scored, twisted hot dog that’s not only fun but a delicious alternative. She will also be offering the more traditional steamed hot dogs from her colorful cart atop the bluff. In addition to the signature Twisted Dawg, she will also offer up New York style hot dogs with red-onion sauce, and a tradi-tional Chicago style hot dog. Chips and Pepsi products will also be on the menu along with a “Walking Taco,” which mixes a chili mixture directly into an open bag of corn chips to be eaten with a spoon or fork. In addition to Marge’s smiling face, you will encounter five other part-time ladies who are earning a little side-bar cash to help keep things afloat for their individual households thanks to the Twisted Dawg. Congratulations, Marge and best of luck to you as you venture into the world of business in St. Joe’s Lake Bluff Park. If you are a “local” in Michigan’s Great Southwest and proud of it…another set of entre-preneurs with a charitable heart have burst onto the scene to help you not only proclaim your undying love for the place you call home, but help fund key projects in the region at the same time! Jill McCaughan of St. Joseph and sev-eral friends have created a new entity called Swim Long, and I’ll predict right now that you’ll soon see the fruits of their labors all around town. Jill is a published author with a Ph.D. in Communication, specializing in Tourist Communication. Her new Swim Long has already launched a couple of products that can be yours immediately. Her multi-faceted start-up has a vision of cultivating pride in being a “local.” Swim Long produces high-quality, American-made T-shirts and decals using local suppliers whenever possible. On her inaugural Continued on page 12 M oody Pat RN-BSN Progression Track Information Session letic club in the Harbor Shores neighborhood. Sean Todman is cranking up plans for a $5.5-mil-lion dollar investment in the upcoming Renaissance Athletic Club on Graham Avenue. The new club will overlook holes number one and two at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club which is days away from hosting the 73 rd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. A full-service health and fitness facility on a par with major urban centers will undergo ground breaking any day now and is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more as the building gets under-way. Meanwhile, with planning going full tilt for the Sr. PGA Championship, you only have a handful of days to experience The Grille at Harbor Shores before they close down tempo-rarily and turn things over to the PGA team. My friend Joen Brambilla has asked me to let you know that The Grille restaurant will be closed from May 16 th through the 31 st , precluding any public dining during that time period. On June 1 st , they will once again welcome you with open arms, so keep that in mind as you make your lunch and dinner plans over the next couple of weeks. Also affected by the huge golf event is the team at Harbor Shores Paddle Sports. Owners and operators Stacey & Joe have asked me to let you know that their extremely popular kayaking and canoeing service will open the season on the weekend of June 1 st at the site of the old St. Joe water tower along the St. Joe River. The big show finds the Paw Paw River closed to public traffic and one of the volunteer parking lots is at Continued on page 13 MOODY Continued from page 12 the Paddle Sports site, so they will delay opening until the 2nd. In the meantime, Championship volunteers are encouraged to check their offer on the Cornerstone Chamber Very Important Ticket for the upcoming season. They will be open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the sum-mer and online at www.harborshorespaddle.com. After 32-years in business, the owners of Flowerland have decided to take a summer off. Flowerland, as most folks know, is located at 1261 Napier Avenue directly across from the Orchards Mall entrance. The Wagner family has decided to close up shop for the 2012 season, but will re-open as usual in the spring of 2013. It’s not a decision they came to lightly, but with the huge project they’ve undertaken in creating a new space for their Napier Gold operation at the corner of Napier & Niles, it just seemed like the right thing to do at this time. They did not want to disappoint loyal customers, whom they appre-ciate sincerely, but just felt that to give the best in customer service they need to be able to be fully focused and so they look forward to returning to that gold standard once again next spring. They hope to see you then! While everyone is certainly invited, there’s a strong likelihood that bikers and veterans will be especially delighted to learn of the arrival of the new Big Twin Tavern in downtown Hartford. The new tavern is the baby of Air Force veteran John Wayne Stewart and his wife Le who come our way from Leslie, Michigan. John is a Coloma grad who co-owned the Onandaga Tavern in Onandaga, Continued on page 14 You’re invited to attend an Information Session at WMU-Southwest or WMU-Battle Creek for the RN-BSN Progression Track program, featuring hybrid course delivery. Speak with program advisors, faculty and staff about becoming a nursing leader. Attend the event at either location: Please RSVP online at www.wmich.edu/offcampus/nursingevent or call for more information. Apply now and start this fall to begin your path toward your BSN degree. Tuesday, June 5 5:30 to 7 p.m. WMU-Southwest 2785 E. 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Pat Moody

One short week ago, I detailed the overwhelming success of a local entrepreneur who was inducted into a culinary hall of fame, and now comes brand new competition for him in the form of The Twisted Dawg! The downtown bluff space adjacent to the iconic cannon overlooking Whirlpool Centennial Field is now the licensed domain of Marge Rivera’s Twisted Dawg hot dog cart. For the past several years, the shadow of the cannon was licensed to Louie’s Red Hots, however he failed to file his renewal request in a timely manner and Marge stepped into the fray to launch her unique new business at the intersection of Broad Street and Lake Boulevard. Marge ended up being laid off from a doctor’s office job two years ago and decided she wanted to do something to resolve that issue for not only her own situation but also for other women in similar situations who have arrived at a point in their lives where they still need some cash to make ends meet, but can’t get back into the workforce for a number of reasons. Thus is born the new Twisted Dawg hot dog stand which will serve Monday through Saturday for the lunch hour from 11am until 2:30pm and again from 5pm until 7pm through the summer season. Her “specialty of the house” is her own unique recipe for a grilled, scored, twisted hot dog that’s not only fun but a delicious alternative. She will also be offering the more traditional steamed hot dogs from her colorful cart atop the bluff. In addition to the signature Twisted Dawg, she will also offer up New York style hot dogs with red-onion sauce, and a traditional Chicago style hot dog. Chips and Pepsi products will also be on the menu along with a “Walking Taco,” which mixes a chili mixture directly into an open bag of corn chips to be eaten with a spoon or fork. In addition to Marge’s smiling face, you will encounter five other part-time ladies who are earning a little side-bar cash to help keep things afloat for their individual households thanks to the Twisted Dawg. Congratulations, Marge and best of luck to you as you venture into the world of business in St. Joe’s Lake Bluff Park.<br /> <br /> If you are a “local” in Michigan’s Great Southwest and proud of it…another set of entrepreneurs with a charitable heart have burst onto the scene to help you not only proclaim your undying love for the place you call home, but help fund key projects in the region at the same time! Jill McCaughan of St. Joseph and several friends have created a new entity called Swim Long, and I’ll predict right now that you’ll soon see the fruits of their labors all around town. Jill is a published author with a Ph.D. in Communication, specializing in Tourist Communication. Her new Swim Long has already launched a couple of products that can be yours immediately. Her multi-faceted start-up has a vision of cultivating pride in being a “local.” Swim Long produces high-quality, American-made T-shirts and decals using local suppliers whenever possible. On her inaugural agenda you will find a 4x6-inch vinyl oval decal with “StJ” on it. It’s similar to the familiar OBX ovals from the Outer Banks or the HH oval from Hilton Head. You can get one for just $3.00 and when you do $1.00 will flow automatically to Pier 1000’s efforts to raise river dredging dollars. Also in the early hopper you will find Jill’s “Slap the Carp” campaign with a line of both decals and T-shirts branded to “Slap the Carp,” combining imagery of indigenous water life and human hands. In partnership with a national network of environmental organizations, Swim Long has joined the fight to protect Lake Michigan from the voracious Asian Carp. 5% of all annual profits will be donated. Her “Cause Team” is young, it’s motivated, and creative. Go to www.swim-long.com to learn more or to shop. Or, stop by Pier 1000 and get your decal today! You can also find them on Facebook at Swim Long and Spawn. Best of luck with your launch, Jill! Nice work!<br /> <br /> On a considerably larger scale, a young entrepreneur has unveiled plans for a new 20-thousand square foot, state of the art athletic club in the Harbor Shores neighborhood. Sean Todman is cranking up plans for a $5.5-million dollar investment in the upcoming Renaissance Athletic Club on Graham Avenue. The new club will overlook holes number one and two at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club which is days away from hosting the 73rd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. A full-service health and fitness facility on a par with major urban centers will undergo ground breaking any day now and is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more as the building gets underway.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, with planning going full tilt for the Sr. PGA Championship, you only have a handful of days to experience The Grille at Harbor Shores before they close down temporarily and turn things over to the PGA team. My friend Joen Brambilla has asked me to let you know that The Grille restaurant will be closed from May 16th through the 31st, precluding any public dining during that time period. On June 1st, they will once again welcome you with open arms, so keep that in mind as you make your lunch and dinner plans over the next couple of weeks.<br /> <br /> Also affected by the huge golf event is the team at Harbor Shores Paddle Sports. Owners and operators Stacey & Joe have asked me to let you know that their extremely popular kayaking and canoeing service will open the season on the weekend of June 1st at the site of the old St. Joe water tower along the St. Joe River. The big show finds the Paw Paw River closed to public traffic and one of the volunteer parking lots is at the Paddle Sports site, so they will delay opening until the 2nd. In the meantime, Championship volunteers are encouraged to check their offer on the Cornerstone Chamber Very Important Ticket for the upcoming season. They will be open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer and online at www.harborshorespaddle.com. <br /> <br /> After 32-years in business, the owners of Flowerland have decided to take a summer off. Flowerland, as most folks know, is located at 1261 Napier Avenue directly across from the Orchards Mall entrance. The Wagner family has decided to close up shop for the 2012 season, but will re-open as usual in the spring of 2013. It’s not a decision they came to lightly, but with the huge project they’ve undertaken in creating a new space for their Napier Gold operation at the corner of Napier & Niles, it just seemed like the right thing to do at this time. They did not want to disappoint loyal customers, whom they appreciate sincerely, but just felt that to give the best in customer service they need to be able to be fully focused and so they look forward to returning to that gold standard once again next spring. They hope to see you then!<br /> <br /> While everyone is certainly invited, there’s a strong likelihood that bikers and veterans will be especially delighted to learn of the arrival of the new Big Twin Tavern in downtown Hartford. The new tavern is the baby of Air Force veteran John Wayne Stewart and his wife Le who come our way from Leslie, Michigan. John is a Coloma grad who coowned the On andaga Tavern in On andaga, Michigan for 15-years, a bar noted as Midwest Michigan’s Busiest Biker Bar. Le also owns Biggby Coffee Shops in Mason and Mount Pleasant. The Big Twin is at 42 W. Main Street in Hartford and offers beer, liquor and deli sandwiches with live classic rock and country music on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9:30pm. Offering throwback beers like Pabst, Schlitz, Dixie and Shiner along with Budweiser, Miller and Coors products, the Big Twin will celebrate their Grand Opening May 18th and 19th, although they are already open for business. They open daily at noon, so check ‘em out for yourself!<br /> <br /> Looks like it’s the end of the line for the New Moon Gallery, Antiques and Bookshop in downtown Benton Harbor. On or before July 28th owner Scott Elliott will close his doors for good. In the meantime, he’s offering fine furniture, objects, paintings, prints and thousands of books of extraordinary quality and even more extraordinary prices. You can shop daily from noon until 5pm Thursday through Saturday and on Sundays by appointment. The collection represents more than 50-years of collecting, and includes lamps, pottery, fossils, arrowheads, jewelry, silver, tools, textiles, vintage records and beyond. Even the shelving and equipment has to go so stop in or call 925-2708 to learn more.<br /> <br /> After having to vacate the building two years ago due to mold issues, crews have returned the old Peace Temple United Methodist Church at 275 Pipestone to its former glory. The building is all shined up and ready for visitors once again, and the new Director of Harbor Harvest Urban Ministries is working hard to get the programs going again. The new name is Lighthouse Ministries of Benton Harbor, and they’ve adopted the mission statement: “A Beacon of Hope for the People of Benton Harbor.” Lisa Gorman is the new director, returning to her home town after being away for 25 years. Congratulations, Lisa…and welcome home!<br /> <br /> Harbor Country’s premier summer outdoor art event is now recruiting for artists. The Harbert Business Association’s 8th Annual Umbrellas of Harbert will feature colorful, hand-painted 9-foot market umbrellas stretching along Red Arrow Highway throughout the summer followed by a charity auction in mid August. If you’d like to be considered for one of the umbrellas, call today to 269-612-7308 for details on how to be a featured artist. <br /> <br /> One week from today, on Saturday May 19th, the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Kiwanis Club’s Spring Pancake Day hopes to serve up your breakfast at the Whitcomb at 509 Ship Street. Showtime is 8am until 1pm that day and your $5-dollar entry fee helps provide playground equipment at Kiwanis Park, River Park, and the Tot Lot as well as college scholarships.<br /> <br /> That’s also the big day for the Humane Society’s Bid for Barks Auction and Party at the D.A.N.K. Hall in Sodus. Hope to see you there!<br /> <br /> It’s not too soon to make plans for the Stevensville Car Show coming to St. Joseph Avenue in the village on the evening of Friday, June 8th as sponsored by the Lakeshore Lions. Awards and prizes will be provided and the registration fee is just $5 per vehicle and free to the viewing public. Cars, hot rods, classics, antiques, motorcycles, tractors and more are welcome. Call Terry at 930-2716 for registration details or contact a Lakeshore Lion for more.<br /> <br /> Among the many welcoming moments for the Senior PGA, the St. Joseph High School Symphonic Band and the Symphony Strings will perform a special concert at the John EN Howard Band Shell on Thursday, May 24th at 7pm. The concert is free to everyone, but the groups will gratefully accept donations toward the school music program. Get it on your calendar now so you don’t forget!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Happy Mother’s Day to mom’s everywhere! See you out and about…and again right here in MailMax next Saturday!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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