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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad On Page 12 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on June 9, 2012 June 9, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 23 Moody on The Market I t has been so long since we broke the story that many folks have forgotten what’s coming to the M-139 site that was home to Capozio’s Pizzeria for many years. The answer, for those driving by the demolition work under-way last week to raze the building making way for something new is the impending arrival of Belle Tire . No word yet on how quickly construction of the new tire retailer will get underway, but Capozio’s Benton Harbor location fades into local lore. Just a reminder that the Capozio name lives on with their Red Arrow Highway roadhouse in Harbert. Stay tuned for more on the new Belle Tire on the perimeter of The Fairplain Plaza. There’s new ownership at Hickory Creek Winery in Buchanan. The partner-ship that launched the winery was dissolved recently when new owners Eric & Jayne Wagner of Baroda took over the operations. They did, however, keep one of the original partners Mike de Schaaf as their winemaker. The Wagners tell me that they are busy reha-bilitating the property and the grapevines, and pledge to continue to make high quality European-style wines , and to continue to offer tasting and sales at the winery to their fans. They were recently honored to have Hickory Creek Wines served at the NATO Summit luncheon in Chicago. Congratulations, Eric & Jayne, and best of luck. You can find Hickory Creek at 750 Browntown Road. Speaking of wineries, my friend Wally Maurer the master winemaker who shepherds operations at his popular Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs is pretty well renowned for his memorable red wines. Well, you can imagine the size of that full-tilt grin he’s usually got on his face thanks to his new-found prowess in cranking out gold medal-winning white wines that have just been released this spring. In fact, Wally and his team racked up three gold medals, four sil-vers, and two bronzes for the nine wines he entered into the recent 17 th Annual Great Lakes and Beyond Wine Judging conducted in mid-May in Farmington Hills , outside of Detroit. Golds were granted to Wally’s 2010 Marsanne, his 2011 Marsanne, and the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2011 Dry Traminette. The 2010 Marsanne was the first time that Wally aged that wine in oak barrels, a practice he learned through extensive research and travels through the Rhone River region of France. Interestingly, his 2011 Marsanne was fermented in stainless steel. You can find the 42 acre estate operation at 398 East Lemon Creek Road in Berrien Springs. Wally, by the way, is one of four regional wineries selected to celebrate the Farm to Table Festival over the Labor Day week-Continued on page 10 M oody Pat end. Public television fans of WTTW’S Check, Please! Program will be delighted that the show’s creator, David Manilow , is taking the show on the road for the big event to be showcased at Round Barn Winery in Baroda. Other wineries involved include Free Run Cellars and Wyncroft Winery. On Saturday, September 2 nd from noon until 4pm, the festi-val will pair up to 25 chefs from Chicago and Michigan’s Great Southwest who embrace the farm-to-table movement. In essence, the chefs will be paired at tasting stations with local farmers including such notables as Klug Farms, Ryan Thornburg & Company, Hillside Orchards, and Alex’s Veggies. Chefs from The Bistro on the Boulevard, Timothy’s, Café Soe, and the Bentwood Tavern will team with Chicagoland chefs for the grand affair, and tickets are now on sale at $75 for general admission or $150 for VIP service. The site at Round Barn Winery is located at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda. Wine fans of those wineries and ten oth-ers are reminded that next Saturday marks the MOODY Continued from page 1 return of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival at Weko Beach in Bridgman. That huge party at the beach runs from 1pm until 10pm and has been dubbed the Toast the Coast party with half a dozen live music acts, food concessions and about 4,000 of your best friends all in one place with souvenir wine glasses in hand! Don’t miss it! Bridgman keeps the party atmosphere going a couple of weeks later, too, with their great Celebrate Bridgman Weekend running July 12 th through the 15 th featuring a Fireman’s Dance under the Big top in downtown Bridgman. A teen dance will take place the 12 th with adult dances following on the 13 th and 14 th …all at 7:30pm each. New to the fes-tival this year is the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. You can register your team to play right now at www.macker.com. Other events include a 5k run and walk, sidewalk sales, book and bake sales, a car show, a craft show, a sand sculpture contest, parade, farm-ers market, a free concert and more. To find all of the details, go to www.bridgman.org. It’s gonna be big again this year! Don’t forget that Bridgman’s Weko Beach Summer Concert Series continues tomorrow night at 7pm with Smaka’s Polka Band , and again on the 24 th with country music from Lake Street Station. Pick up a flyer for the rest of the summer series when you go. All are free and begin at 7pm each time. Neighboring Baroda hopes you’ll join them for their 2012 Music in the Park Concert Series at Baroda Village Park with entrances from Fourth Street and Lemon Creek Road. The first concert will feature The Moonlighters on June 24 th . Up next its Broadway Divas on July 22 nd , and they’ll wrap the season on August 26 th with the music of Sarah and Steve Dowell. Take a blanket or lawn chair, and pack a picnic lunch or pur-chase concessions at the park. Jenny Mitschelen is justifiably beaming with pride having received the news that her Decorating Den Interiors of Bridgman has been named one of Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the pre-mier trade magazine in the home accents industry. Editor-in-Chief Jenny Heinzen York contends, “There has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer,” and these, “Retail stars have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entre-preneurship, innovation, merchandising, cus-tomer service and marketing.” Retail Editor Susan Dickenson says she was impressed with Decorating Den’s history, industry repu-tation, and its new accessories home-party Continued on page 11 MOODY Continued from page 10 division. Jenny and her 49 “Co-Stars” are showcased in the May 2012 issue of Home Accents Today magazine based in North Carolina . Jennifer Moore will readily tell you that she is an expert re-sale shopper, and her new store in downtown Coloma has been greeted with open arms thus far. Her shop, Back on the Rack , opened quietly near the end of April and now she is ready to crank up the celebra-tion with her Grand Opening coming up next Saturday, June 16 th at 10:00am. Back on the Rack is located at 222 N. Paw Paw Street in Coloma, and is a re-sale and consignment store offering quality clothing and accessories for the entire family. She also features furniture, locally handmade jewelry, baby items and much more. She worked with the team at the Cornerstone Women’s Business Center to plan her business operations. You will find her in the house Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm and on Saturdays from 10 until 3. Check it out! While you’re in Coloma for Jennifer’s Grand Opening, plan on sticking around for a while next Saturday to enjoy the 2 nd Annual Coloma BBQ Blues and Cruise 2012 in Baker Park in downtown Coloma. It’s a free event sponsored by local merchants including Chemical Bank, Indiana Michigan Power, Surfari Joe’s, Honor Credit Union, Edgewater Bank, H&R Block, Best Way Disposal, and the Coloma-Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, running from noon until 10pm, is organized by the North Berrien Community Development team . An amateur BBQ Cook-Off will kick off festivities at noon, and live music starts at 2pm. Also on the docket is the addition of a Classic & Muscle Car Cruise with registra-tion starting at 9am. Some local restaurants including The Friendly Tavern, Lark’s BBQ, and Charlie’s Piggin n Grinnin will be sell-ing delicious barbecue as well. Elsewhere in Coloma, Jollay Orchards celebrates the opening of their summer season today, Saturday, June 9 th , from 10:30am until 5:30pm by paying tribute to the 55 th Birthday Continued on page 12 Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Ace Hardware • Pater True Value • StorSmart • Jets Pizza • Siemans Automotive Market Place Inserts may vary by Zip Code

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

It has been so long since we broke the story that many folks have forgotten what’s coming to the M-139 site that was home to Capozio’s Pizzeria for many years. The answer, for those driving by the demolition work underway last week to raze the building making way for something new is the impending arrival of Belle Tire. No word yet on how quickly construction of the new tire retailer will get underway, but Capozio’s Benton Harbor location fades into local lore. Just a reminder that the Capozio name lives on with their Red Arrow Highway roadhouse in Harbert. Stay tuned for more on the new Belle Tire on the perimeter of The Fairplain Plaza.<br /> <br /> There’s new ownership at Hickory Creek Winery in Buchanan. The partnership that launched the winery was dissolved recently when new owners Eric & Jayne Wagner of Baroda took over the operations. They did, however, keep one of the original partners Mike de Schaaf as their winemaker. The Wagners tell me that they are busy rehabilitating the property and the grapevines, and pledge to continue to make high quality European-style wines, and to continue to offer tasting and sales at the winery to their fans. They were recently honored to have Hickory Creek Wines served at the NATO Summit luncheon in Chicago. Congratulations, Eric & Jayne, and best of luck. You can find Hickory Creek at 750 Browntown Road.<br /> <br /> Speaking of wineries, my friend Wally Maurer the master winemaker who shepherds operations at his popular Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs is pretty well renowned for his memorable red wines. Well, you can imagine the size of that full-tilt grin he’s usually got on his face thanks to his newfound prowess in cranking out gold medalwinning white wines that have just been released this spring. In fact, Wally and his team racked up three gold medals, four silvers, and two bronzes for the nine wines he entered into the recent 17th Annual Great Lakes and Beyond Wine Judging conducted in mid-May in Farmington Hills, outside of Detroit. Golds were granted to Wally’s 2010 Marsanne, his 2011 Marsanne, and the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2011 Dry Traminette. The 2010 Marsanne was the first time that Wally aged that wine in oak barrels, a practice he learned through extensive research and travels through the Rhone River region of France. Interestingly, his 2011 Marsanne was fermented in stainless steel. You can find the 42 acre estate operation at 398 East Lemon Creek Road in Berrien Springs.<br /> <br /> Wally, by the way, is one of four regional wineries selected to celebrate the Farm to Table Festival over the Labor Day weekend. Public television fans of WTTW’S Check, Please! Program will be delighted that the show’s creator, David Manilow, is taking the show on the road for the big event to be showcased at Round Barn Winery in Baroda. Other wineries involved include Free Run Cellars and Wyncroft Winery. On Saturday, September 2nd from noon until 4pm, the festival will pair up to 25 chefs from Chicago and Michigan’s Great Southwest who embrace the farm-to-table movement. In essence, the chefs will be paired at tasting stations with local farmers including such notables as Klug Farms, Ryan Thornburg & Company, Hillside Orchards, and Alex’s Veggies. Chefs from The Bistro on the Boulevard, Timothy’s, Café Soe, and the Bentwood Tavern will team with Chicagoland chefs for the grand affair, and tickets are now on sale at $75 for general admission or $150 for VIP service. The site at Round Barn Winery is located at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda.<br /> <br /> Wine fans of those wineries and ten others are reminded that next Saturday marks the return of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival at Weko Beach in Bridgman. That huge party at the beach runs from 1pm until 10pm and has been dubbed the Toast the Coast party with half a dozen live music acts, food concessions and about 4,000 of your best friends all in one place with souvenir wine glasses in hand! Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Bridgman keeps the party atmosphere going a couple of weeks later, too, with their great Celebrate Bridgman Weekend running July 12th through the 15th featuring a Fireman’s Dance under the Big top in downtown Bridgman. A teen dance will take place the 12th with adult dances following on the 13th and 14th…all at 7:30pm each. New to the festival this year is the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. You can register your team to play right now at www.macker.com. Other events include a 5k run and walk, sidewalk sales, book and bake sales, a car show, a craft show, a sand sculpture contest, parade, farmers market, a free concert and more. To find all of the details, go to www.bridgman.org. It’s gonna be big again this year!<br /> <br /> Don’t forget that Bridgman’s Weko Beach Summer Concert Series continues tomorrow night at 7pm with Smaka’s Polka Band, and again on the 24th with country music from Lake Street Station. Pick up a flyer for the rest of the summer series when you go. All are free and begin at 7pm each time.<br /> <br /> Neighboring Baroda hopes you’ll join them for their 2012 Music in the Park Concert Series at Baroda Village Park with entrances from Fourth Street and Lemon Creek Road. The first concert will feature The Moonlighters on June 24th. Up next its Broadway Divas on July 22nd, and they’ll wrap the season on August 26th with the music of Sarah and Steve Dowell. Take a blanket or lawn chair, and pack a picnic lunch or purchase concessions at the park.<br /> <br /> Jenny Mitschelen is justifiably beaming with pride having received the news that her Decorating Den Interiors of Bridgman has been named one of Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the premier trade magazine in the home accents industry. Editor-in-Chief Jenny Heinzen York contends, “There has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer,” and these, “Retail stars have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entrepreneurship, innovation, merchandising, customer service and marketing.” Retail Editor Susan Dickenson says she was impressed with Decorating Den’s history, industry reputation, and its new accessories home-party division. Jenny and her 49 “Co-Stars” are showcased in the May 2012 issue of Home Accents Today magazine based in North Carolina.<br /> <br /> Jennifer Moore will readily tell you that she is an expert re-sale shopper, and her new store in downtown Coloma has been greeted with open arms thus far. Her shop, Back on the Rack, opened quietly near the end of April and now she is ready to crank up the celebration with her Grand Opening coming up next Saturday, June 16th at 10:00am. Back on the Rack is located at 222 N. Paw Paw Street in Coloma, and is a re-sale and consignment store offering quality clothing and accessories for the entire family. She also features furniture, locally handmade jewelry, baby items and much more. She worked with the team at the Cornerstone Women’s Business Center to plan her business operations. You will find her in the house Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm and on Saturdays from 10 until 3. Check it out!<br /> <br /> While you’re in Coloma for Jennifer’s Grand Opening, plan on sticking around for a while next Saturday to enjoy the 2nd Annual Coloma BBQ Blues and Cruise 2012 in Baker Park in downtown Coloma. It’s a free event sponsored by local merchants including Chemical Bank, Indiana Michigan Power, Surfari Joe’s, Honor Credit Union, Edgewater Bank, H&R Block, Best Way Disposal, and the Coloma-Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, running from noon until 10pm, is organized by the North Berrien Community Development team. An amateur BBQ Cook-Off will kick off festivities at noon, and live music starts at 2pm. Also on the docket is the addition of a Classic & Muscle Car Cruise with registration starting at 9am. Some local restaurants including The Friendly Tavern, Lark’s BBQ, and Charlie’s Piggin n Grinnin will be selling delicious barbecue as well.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Coloma, Jollay Orchards celebrates the opening of their summer season today, Saturday, June 9th, from 10:30am until 5:30pm by paying tribute to the 55th Birthday of their 1947 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel. They will offer ferris wheel rides, hay rides, their fishing pond, petting zoo, caterpillar crawl and more. Take I-94 to Coloma and follow the signs on Friday Road to the big party.<br /> <br /> With the recent arrival of summer, it’s time to launch the season of Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Presented by Jimmy Johns, the first concert of the season is this coming Wednesday, the 13th at noon featuring Mike Struwin. Also beginning is the horse drawn trolley, picking up at the corner of State & Elm operating from 12:30pm until 3pm. This coming Friday, the 15th, St. Joseph Today also launches their Friday Night Concerts presented by Chemical Bank. The opener will be The Beramot, taking the stage at 7:30 at the Howard Bandshell.<br /> <br /> My friends at 100 Women Strong will celebrate their annual Girl’s Night this coming Thursday, the 14th, at 6pm at The Livery Microbrewery in the Benton Harbor Art’s District. Seating is limited, get your tickets at White Pine Winery, The Liquor Locker or Rooster’s Party Store.<br /> <br /> Also getting underway in the Arts District, Anna Russo-Sieber’s Summer Arts Quest. That’s a delightful summer art camp at the ARS Gallery. There will be five-weeks of art camp beginning with Camp I from June 18-21 for 5 to 7 year olds. Camp II runs from June 25th to 29th for 7 to 10-year olds. Camps III and IV are for 13 to 17 year olds running from July 9th to the 13th and the 16th through the 20th. Camp V for 7 to 12 year olds will cap things off the week of July 23 to 27th. You can sign up at the gallery at 147 Fifth Street in downtown Benton Harbor or at www.annarussoart.com. The number at the gallery is 269-208-4409.<br /> <br /> From the eMailbag: Pat & Glen, Wanted to send you a letter thanking you, MailMax and the community for all the support given to me and my family (Marlon, Peggy, Jessica and Marla). We are so blessed to live in a community that is so caring! Thanks so much for advertising the Peggy Davis Benefit. It was incredible. I have put together a letter online as I know you can’t run everything, but Pat if you could let the people know and thank everyone and please feel free to take whatever you can and use it. The web link is http://peggydavis.info. There is more to come. The concert provided to Collin Raye was incredible and we will be providing photos soon on the website. Anyone interested in Peggy’s day-to-day condition can follow along on the carepage link at the top left of the website. Thanks again! Happy to help, Marlon… all the best to you and your family!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you all right here in MailMax next Saturday!

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