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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 408-8762 2603 Niles Ave. St. Joseph, MI Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 14, 2012 July 14, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 28 transformation inside and out, the new restaurant and bar is targeting an opening by December 1 st . Robert told me this past week that they will be dedicated to bringing you good food and great service for both lunch and dinner daily. Tentative plans are for Players Bar & Grill to be open 7 days a week from 11am until 2am, with a full menu in a fun, clean environment. While it won’t be a full-on sports bar, there will be lots of TV’s for football Sundays, a couple of pool tables, some dart boards, and the like. They hope to bring a fresh nightlife scene to the market with a dance floor, live DJ and maybe an occasional comedy night on down the line. He is absolutely primed and pumped and says that the locally owned family operation is already creating a great buzz among the various vendors and friends he has been talking to. Stay tuned for more about another exciting dining option com-ing to the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets in St. Joe. For decades, the name Mike Yore was syn-onymous with quality customer service and dedication to history and detail. Now the name lives on as the signature to the Mike Yore The Acting Company presents Memorial Car & Music Show, coming next Of Mice and Men Tuesday, 19, 7 lake p.m. bluff. On week to downtown St. March Joseph’s The Acting Company presents Thursday, July 19 th from 4pm until 9:30, classic cars of all sizes, shapes and colors As You Like It Wednesday, March 20, 7 will p.m. pop up along Lake Boulevard in a grand event under-Enchantment Theatre Co. presents written by The Paul & Rose Suchovsky The Velveteen Rabbit Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. Charitable Trust. To cap off the string of cars, Jukebox Junction starring a tent adjacent to the John E.N. Howard Band The Diamonds Shell will feature Tabor Hill Wines and with The Glenn Miller Orchestra Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. Free music Greenbush Microbrewery beers. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding will emanate from April the 18 band – 21, April shell 25 in – a 28 huge night Moody on The Market T here are more than 17,000 retail bakeries in the United States of America. Only one of them can hold the position of leader at any one time. I am absolutely thrilled to tell you that the current leader according to the baker’s bible is none other than Bit of Swiss Bakery in Stevensville! In a spectacular selection just announced this week, Modern Baking magazine has named Tim & Pat Foley’s outstanding operation as its 2012 Retail Bakery of the Year in the U.S.A. On the cusp of their own 25 th Anniversary as owners of the legendary bakery alongside Tosi’s Restaurant on Ridge Road , the Foleys have learned of the first class recognition being bestowed on them by the editors of the nation-wide publication which is the veritable industry bible for bakers of every stripe in the country. Judged on rigid criteria centered on such things as quality, innovation, management, production, relationships created, and ways to engage cus-tomers and grow the business, Bit of Swiss Bakery was selected ahead of any of the other more than 17,000 retail bakeries in the nation. Tim Foley is no stranger to even worldwide rec-ognition having won a silver medal in 2002 at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris and returning to the competition three years later to become the 2005 Gold Medal Winner at that international bread baking competition . He has also been featured on The Today Show with Katie Couric, on the History Channel’s “History of Bread,” and several Food Network specials. He has even been the guest chef at Club Med in the Bahamas twice in the past five years. What makes Tim beam with pride about this new award from Modern Baking is that the honor is “all about the people that work for us,” unlike the international com-petition which was a more personal achieve-ment. At the bakery, the Head Pastry Chef, Theresa Hunt has been on the job for 21 years, and their Head Baker, Vinnie Casciotta has been on the team for 18 years. In all, there are 38 employees at Bit of Swiss, and the Foleys routinely like to give back to the industry by tak-ing on interns whenever possible. Tim and his wife Pat purchased Bit of Swiss 25 years ago from founders Hans & Mary Kottman , who launched the business 45 years ago in 1967 pri-marily to bake breads and desserts for Tosi’s Italian Ristorante. They still create the finest, freshest, most unique baked goods with their strict made from scratch policy. They bake their famous breads in a special 20,000 pound old world oven imported from France . If you have never enjoyed the outstanding handiwork of these artisan bakers, run right now to the bak-ery at 4333 Ridge Road in Stevensville and see what you have been missing. M oody Pat Since bread and wine are pretty darned good dinner partners…Mr. Foley would proba-bly join me in tipping my hat to longtime Tabor Hill Winemaker Mike Merchant and his able assistant Keith Hauch. While the two are undoubtedly proud of all of their wines, they are doubly proud of their 2010 Lemberger which took a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition recently. At that same competition Tabor Hill’s Traminette also garnered a Gold Medal. But wait…there’s more! Both of those wines and their Cherry wine all took Gold Medal honors at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. The outstanding track record of the Buchanan win-ery continued in Pacific Rim Wine Competition recently when Tabor Hill’s Chardonnay, Traminette, and Valvin Muscat all swept Gold Medal victories. Tabor Hill President and General Manager Paul Landeck is also delight-ed that after decades of resounding success with Nate Wines as their distributor, the winery is now represented by BUD Distributing who pur-MOODY Continued from page 1 chased the distribution rights from the Ron Nate Family. Paul especially loves the fact that the Nate family will still be representing Tabor Hill inasmuch as BUD Distributing is owned and run by Ron’s brother John Nate. When you add in the fact that longtime Nate Wines manager Dan Neese will make the move and continue as Paul’s brand manager, the new partnership is a win-win for everybody. Congratulations! Chances are pretty high that at some point or other you have seen crews working inside, outside, on the rooftop, under the eaves, and seemingly everywhere else on the building that for many years was home to the former Stooges Bar & Restaurant in the center of downtown St. Joseph. If you have…and you’ve wondered what the heck is going on…here’s your answer: late this fall it is destined to become the new Players Bar & Grill. The building was pur-chased early this year by Elizabeth Ziebarth of St. Joseph, and her daughter Tawn and son-in-law Robert Montgomery. In light of the massive makeover they are giving to the build-ing, including an entirely new roof and a total Jim Brickman The Romanza Tour The Blues Brothers Revue The Capitol Steps Spirituals to Funk starring Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 8 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 7 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, October 29 & 30, 7 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 8 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 3 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 7 p.m. Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama Blue Man Group John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean Parsons Dance Lee Greenwood Tennessee Christmas Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake Omaha Theater Company presents How I Became a Pirate Traces Hair NETworks presents 7 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday matinee Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. Thank you to this season’s lead sponsors Country lmcmainstage.org The Mendel Center Box Office (269) 927-1221 Weekdays 10am -2 pm (EDT) and 1 hour before the show. 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Moody On The Market

Pet Moody

There are more than 17,000 retail bakeries in the United States of America. Only one of them can hold the position of leader at any one time. I am absolutely thrilled to tell you that the current leader according to the baker’s bible is none other than Bit of Swiss Bakery in Stevensville!In a spectacular selection just announced this week, Modern Baking magazine has named Tim & Pat Foley’s outstanding operation as its 2012 Retail Bakery of the Year in the U.S.A. On the cusp of their own 25th Anniversary as owners of the legendary bakery alongside Tosi’s Restaurant on Ridge Road, the Foleys have learned of the first class recognition being bestowed on them by the editors of the nationwide publication which is the veritable industry bible for bakers of every stripe in the country.<br /> Judged on rigid criteria centered on such things as quality, innovation, management, production, relationships created, and ways to engage customers and grow the business, Bit of Swiss Bakery was selected ahead of any of the other More than 17,000 retail bakeries in the nation.Tim Foley is no stranger to even worldwide recognition having won a silver medal in 2002 at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris and returning to the competition three years later to become the 2005 Gold Medal Winner at that international bread baking competition. He has also been featured on The Today Show with Katie Couric, on the History Channel’s “History of Bread,” and several Food Network specials. He has even been the guest chef at Club Med In the Bahamas twice in the past five years. What makes Tim beam with pride about this new award from Modern Baking is that the honor is “all about the people that work for us,” unlike the international competition which was a more personal achievement.At the bakery, the Head Pastry Chef, Theresa Hunt has been on the job for 21 years, and their Head Baker, Vinnie Casciotta has been on the team for 18 years. In all, there are 38 employees at Bit of Swiss, and the Foleys routinely like to give back to the industry by taking on interns whenever possible. Tim and his wife Pat purchased Bit of Swiss 25 years ago from founders Hans & Mary Kottman, who launched the business 45 years ago in 1967 primarily to bake breads and desserts for Tosi’s Italian Ristorante. They still create the finest, freshest, most unique baked goods with their strict made from scratch policy. They bake Their famous breads in a special 20,000 pound old world oven imported from France. If you have never enjoyed the outstanding handiwork of these artisan bakers, run right now to the bakery at 4333 Ridge Road in Stevensville and see what you have been missing.<br /> <br /> Since bread and wine are pretty darned good dinner partners…Mr. Foley would probably join me in tipping my hat to longtime Tabor Hill Winemaker Mike Merchant and his able assistant Keith Hauch. While the two are undoubtedly proud of all of their wines, they are doubly proud of their 2010 Lemberger which took a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition recently. At that same competition Tabor Hill’s Traminette also garnered a Gold Medal. But wait…there’s more! Both of those wines and their Cherry wine all took Gold Medal honors at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. The outstanding track record of the Buchanan winery continued in Pacific Rim Wine Competition recently when Tabor Hill’s Chardonnay, Traminette, and Valvin Muscat all swept Gold Medal victories. Tabor Hill President and General Manager Paul Landeck is also delighted that after decades of resounding success with Nate Wines as their distributor, the winery is now represented by BUD Distributing who purchased The distribution rights from the Ron Nate Family. Paul especially loves the fact that the Nate family will still be representing Tabor Hill inasmuch as BUD Distributing is owned and run by Ron’s brother John Nate. When you add in the fact that longtime Nate Wines manager Dan Neese will make the move and continue as Paul’s brand manager, the new partnership is a win-win for everybody. Congratulations!<br /> <br /> Chances are pretty high that at some point or other you have seen crews working inside, outside, on the rooftop, under the eaves, and seemingly everywhere else on the building that for many years was home to the former Stooges Bar & Restaurant in the center of downtown St. Joseph. If you have…and you’ve wondered what the heck is going on…here’s your answer: late this fall it is destined to become the new Players Bar & Grill. The building was purchased early this year by Elizabeth Ziebarth of St. Joseph, and her daughter Tawn and sonin- law Robert Montgomery. In light of the massive makeover they are giving to the building, including an entirely new roof and a total Transformation inside and out, the new restaurant and bar is targeting an opening by December 1st.Robert told me this past week that they will be dedicated to bringing you good food and great service for both lunch and dinner daily. Tentative plans are for Players Bar & Grill to be open 7 days a week from 11am until 2am, with a full menu in a fun, clean environment. While it won’t be a full-on sports bar, there will be lots of TV’s for football Sundays, a couple of pool tables, some dart boards, and the like. They hope to bring a fresh nightlife scene to the market with a dance floor, live DJ and maybe an occasional comedy night on down the line. He is absolutely primed and pumped and says that the locally owned family operation is already creating a great buzz among the various vendors and friends he has been talking to. Stay tuned for more about another exciting dining option coming to the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> For decades, the name Mike Yore was synonymous with quality customer service and dedication to history and detail. Now the name lives on as the signature to the Mike Yore Memorial Car & Music Show, coming next week to downtown St. Joseph’s lake bluff. On Thursday, July 19th from 4pm until 9:30, classic cars of all sizes, shapes and colors will pop up along Lake Boulevard in a grand event underwritten by The Paul & Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust. To cap off the string of cars, a tent adjacent to the John E.N. Howard Band Shell will feature Tabor Hill Wines and Greenbush Microbrewery beers. Free music will emanate from the band shell in a huge night Of fun and memories. Check it out.<br /> <br /> The party mood continues one Night later when the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center celebrates the season with their Summer Friends of the Heritage Celebration. The Friday night (July 20th) event from 6 until 9pm will be headlined by Jazzmin II, the popular local jazz quintet featuring Steven Reed. Reed has been a notable on the local music scene for nearly 35 years, teaching music at St. Joseph High School and performing in numerous jazz and classical organizations. Jazzmin II is an upbeat group that plays jazz hits including swing tunes and ballads. Also scheduled to make an appearance is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model Kate Upton. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner and wine featuring fresh, local produce. Your $75-ticket also earns admission to the Ice Age Imperials exhibit. All proceeds from the event benefit the mission of the Heritage Museum & Cultural Center.Advance purchase is required by calling 983-1191. The center is located at 601 Main Street in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> If you have students from sixth through twelfth grades with a serious focus on an entertainment career, Creative LMNts, Inc. has scheduled two seriously funny acting camps at The Citadel Oak Room in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Sorry for the short notice, but the first opportunity comes up next week, running from Monday, July 16th through the 20th daily from 8:30am until 4pm. Dubbed Improv-OMania, the session is presented by CEO and improv guru Mike Nadolski and fellow guru Joey Greene. They will lead participants through comedy exercises to learn the tricks of the improv trade. The second camp, Acting for Television, Film & Video is slated for August 8th through the 10th, led by the same two instructors and other industry guests. That camp includes auditioning tips and tricks, acting on camera, teleprompter training, what happens on-set, taking direction and following the script, as well as the tools of a professional actor. Participants will receive a representative head-shot, sample actor’s resume, and DVD footage of their experience.Cost of each camp is $145.00 and class size is limited in order to maximize the learning experience. You can fine more information and registration forms at www.creativelmn.com or www.citadeloakroom.com. The Citadel Oak Room is located at 91 Hinkley Street in the Arts District.<br /> <br /> My friends at North Berrien Community Development have asked me to invite you to take part in their 9th Annual Community Golf Mixer at Paw Paw Lake Golf Club. That outing takes place on Friday, August 24th at 9am. <br /> <br /> It’s a four-person scramble with prize money, raffle prizes, and a $10,000.00 Hole-in-One Contest. Sponsored by Lakeland HealthCare, the event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, greens fees and cart for $60 per player. Register to play by calling Chana at 468-4430 by August 21st.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s 4th Annual Golf Outing fundraiser is rapidly approaching. Scheduled for Monday, July 23rd at Harbor Shores Golf Club, the event includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and a wine-pairing dinner at The Event Tent at The Grille at Harbor Shores. Entry fee is $250 per player with a noon shotgun start. Non-golfers can enjoy the dinner and music for $75 per person.For information and registration log onto www.smso.org.<br /> <br /> If you happen to run into Jackie Huie or Sally Ernst anytime soon, give ‘em a pat on the back for being selected from a field of more than 30 Rotary Clubs in Michigan’s Great Southwest as 2012 Rotary District 6360 Heroes. It’s especially gratifying for the two women because they are selected by their peers. Sally, a retired teacher for the Lakeshore School system was selected as a “silently dedicated” member of the Lakeshore Rotary. Jackie is the new President of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Club, and has been tabbed a “passionate trailblazer” for creation of the Rotary Student Program. She is also president of JohnsonRauhoff, a leading communication group serving local, national and international clients from corporate offices in south St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> From the e-Mailbag: Hi Pat, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your nice “shout out” about my donation of wedding dresses. While there were other charities I could have donated to, I had to match up the sizes of the dresses I had available with the needs of the charities. I am so happy that brides will be able to wear my gowns and at the same time, their purchases will help the charities. We are providing gown donation information in our store for our brides as well. Thank you again and stay cool! Claire Fettters. I’m happy to spread the good word on a very kind act of caring, Claire.Best wishes always.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you at the Krasl Art Fair, Smooth Jazz…or next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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