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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer www.lapitarestaurant.com | ph: (269)982-0982 2019 Niles Rd, St. joseph Mi 49085 Mediterranean Cuisine Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 book venues for more than 40-years and decided he really, really does not want to be a star in the next episode of TV’s Hoarders. So, whether you’re searching for a good novel, a whodunit mystery, an intimate biography, or something from the world of sports, there’s something for virtually everyone at Jak’s new hangout at 210 Water Street. You’ll find gently used books offered at very reasonable prices during store hours which currently run Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm until 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm. Basically, if the BOOKS sign is out at the 210 Studios, they’re open. So whether you’re fresh from a cup of gelato from Gelatoworks, just leaving The Livery after a quick draught, or taking home dinner from Charlie’s Piggin’ n Grinnin’ there’s a new kid in town with a little literary entertainment for you to scan. Michelle Saltzman likes the idea of books, but in her case she’ll be reading them not selling them. Michelle has launched her new business, CODE: FP2012 10-31-12 Books & Cookies Day Expires Care, in Coloma. She POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 22, 2012 September 22, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 38 Moody on The Market MOODY T he incredible make-over of the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport over the past several years has paid off in spades for Airport Manager Lee Scherwitz. At their recent 60 th annual conven-tion in Frankenmuth, the Michigan Association of Airport Executives crowned Scherwitz as Airport Manager of the Year . Scherwitz has guided operations at the local air field for the past dozen years, and MAAE President Dick Acker cited the local manager’s safety work and runway expansion as paramount reasons as to why Scherwitz was accorded the honor. With completion of the 9/27 Runway Safety Area improvements, acquisition of more than 240 properties and 160 avigation easements to secure the safety zones needed for the runway expan-sion, Scherwitz certainly had few contenders for the title. The relocation of Sand Creek through a 500-foot long, 9-foot high and 20-foot wide culvert provided for the aquatic life in the stream, and that project itself is already the sub-ject of nearly half a dozen awards for its engi-neering and environmental benefits. The Michigan Department of Aeronautics recog-nized the accomplishments achieved at the air-port just last February by naming Southwest Michigan Regional Airport as the Michigan Airport of the Year for 2012. Congratulations, Lee and everyone who helped to make things happen breathing new life and safety provisions into the local air strip. Next year will mark the 20 th anniversary in business for a small minority-owned business that just keeps on growing. By the time that milestone arrives, Dave Johnson will already be up and running with his third location. Coming soon to downtown Benton Harbor is Casual Tees, Incorporated. The privately-held corpo-ration was founded in 1993 and continues to be headquartered in Eau Claire. They also sport a retail shop in Coloma, and now comes this hot new location at 589 W. Main Street, directly across the street from the new Whirlpool office campus at the river. Casual Tees is very well known across the region for providing high-quality custom screen-printed shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, trophies, plaques and promotional items to local schools, colleges, and businesses from the smallest to large corporations. While headquarters will remain at 6892 E. Main in Eau Claire, this new site will add dramatically to the visibility and accessibility of Johnson’s entire product line up, as downtown Benton Harbor continues to expand and add new players. Congratulations, Dave. You can reach him by phone at 269-461-3073. After shopping for some new shirts, visitors can head down Main Street to Water Street and grab a good book thanks to another new busi-ness, Jak’s Books in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Owner Jak Bart has been exploring Continued on page 10 M oody Pat brings more than 15-years of experience in the cessful re-location, Shane, and best of luck there. child care industry to her new venture, which is Tire Time had been located several blocks north an in-home day care center in Coloma. Having of the new space in the 700 block of M-139 until worked in the school system, Michelle recog-the move. nized a strong need for more quality day care in They’re gearing up for their big anniversary the area. She decided to put her passion and at Gravity Winery of Baroda. Calling it their dedication for caring for kids to work by creating First B-Day Bash Battle of the Bands, Gravity’s her own center with the assistance of the Allison Rick tells me that the six-hour affair will Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services take place on Saturday, October 6 th from noon team. She met with a Women’s Business until 6pm. Four bands have been booked includ-Center counselor and worked diligently to obtain ing: NvR2L8, Fusion, Slim Gypsy Baggage, her license from the state of Michigan. You can and the Michigan City Vandals. In addition to reach Michelle at 930-2208 for questions regard-the live music, there will be barbecue, popcorn, grape stomping and more. While there will be a ing services and openings. Residential Commercial you may also bring your Thanks to the sale of the building they were large tent with seating, in, Tire Time & Automotive of Benton Harbor own lawn chairs if you wish. You’ll find Gravity has been forced to find a new home…and they at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda. Vendors are currently being sought as orga-are just now settling into that new site at 1240 Pipestone Road. That’s the former McGuire nizers plan to resume the New Troy Indoor Flea Building across from La Perla and will house Market at the New Troy Community Center Tire Time & Automotive’s new operations. Tire on Saturday, October 20 th and 27 th . The market Time owner Shane Haase expected for the move will also be held the last two Saturdays of every CODE: FP2012 CODE: FP2012 to be complete and to be 10-31-12 back in full operation as month through Expires March. 10-31-12 Vendor space is available Expires of this weekend. Congratulations on your suc-for just $10-bucks a space, including a table and Room size is up to 300 sq. ft., minimum appointment $85 after discounts, $10 travel charge applied to each appointment a chair. If you’d like to reserve a space or learn more, call Del Thompson at 269-985-3087. Dealer set up can take place from 6 until 7pm on Friday and again at 8am on Saturday with the doors opening for free to the public from 9am until 3pm. Proceeds benefit the community cen-ter, which is an all-volunteer facility run by the There’s non-profit Friends a of hidden New Troy. The center is Fire Hazard in almost located at 13372 California Road in New Troy. www.oxifresh.com  &#0b;&#0b;&#0a;&#0a; &#1e; &#0b; &#0b; Air Duct Cleaning Dryer Vent Cleaning every home... Continued on page 11 ...It’s the Dryer Vent What’s in your Air Ducts? 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The incredible makeover of the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport over the past several years has paid off in spades for Airport Manager Lee Scherwitz. At their recent 60th annual convention in Frankenmuth, the Michigan Association of Airport Executives crowned Scherwitz as Airport Manager of the Year. Scherwitz has guided operations at the local air field for the past dozen years, and MAAE President Dick Acker cited the local manager’s safety work and runway expansion as paramount reasons as to why Scherwitz was accorded the honor. With completion of the 9/27 Runway Safety Area improvements, acquisition of more than 240 properties and 160 avigation easements to secure the safety zones needed for the runway expansion, Scherwitz certainly had few contenders for the title. The relocation of Sand Creek through a 500-foot long, 9-foot high and 20-foot wide culvert provided for the aquatic life in the stream, and that project itself is already the subject of nearly half a dozen awards for its engineering and environmental benefits. The Michigan Department of Aeronautics recognized the accomplishments achieved at the airport just last February by naming Southwest Michigan Regional Airport as the Michigan Airport of the Year for 2012. Congratulations, Lee and everyone who helped to make things happen breathing new life and safety provisions into the local air strip.<br /> <br /> Next year will mark the 20th anniversary in business for a small minority-owned business that just keeps on growing. By the time that milestone arrives, Dave Johnson will already be up and running with his third location. Coming soon to downtown Benton Harbor is Casual Tees, Incorporated. The privately-held corporation was founded in 1993 and continues to be headquartered in Eau Claire. They also sport a retail shop in Coloma, and now comes this hot new location at 589 W. Main Street, directly across the street from the new Whirlpool office campus at the river. Casual Tees is very well known across the region for providing highquality custom screen-printed shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, trophies, plaques and promotional items to local schools, colleges, and businesses from the smallest to large corporations. While headquarters will remain at 6892 E. Main in Eau Claire, this new site will add dramatically to the visibility and accessibility of Johnson’s entire product line up, as downtown Benton Harbor continues to expand and add new players. Congratulations, Dave. You can reach him by phone at 269-461-3073.<br /> <br /> After shopping for some new shirts, visitors can head down Main Street to Water Street and grab a good book thanks to another new business, Jak’s Books in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Owner Jak Bart has been exploring book venues for more than 40-years and decided he really, really does not want to be a star in the next episode of TV’s Hoarders. So, whether you’re searching for a good novel, a whodunit mystery, an intimate biography, or something from the world of sports, there’s something for virtually everyone at Jak’s new hangout at 210 Water Street. You’ll find gently used books offered at very reasonable prices during store hours which currently run Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm until 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm. Basically, if the BOOKS sign is out at the 210 Studios, they’re open. So whether you’re fresh from a cup of gelato from Gelatoworks, just leaving The Livery after a quick draught, or taking home dinner from Charlie’s Piggin’ n Grinnin’ there’s a new kid in town with a little literary entertainment for you to scan.<br /> <br /> Michelle Saltzman likes the idea of books, but in her case she’ll be reading them not selling them. Michelle has launched her new business, Books & Cookies Day Care, in Coloma. She brings more than 15-years of experience in the child care industry to her new venture, which is an in-home day care center in Coloma. Having worked in the school system, Michelle recognized a strong need for more quality day care in the area. She decided to put her passion and dedication for caring for kids to work by creating her own center with the assistance of the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team. She met with a Women’s Business Center counselor and worked diligently to obtain her license from the state of Michigan. You can reach Michelle at 930-2208 for questions regarding services and openings.<br /> <br /> Thanks to the sale of the building they were in, Tire Time & Automotive of Benton Harbor has been forced to find a new home…and they are just now settling into that new site at 1240 Pipestone Road. That’s the former McGuire Building across from La Perla and will house Tire Time & Automotive’s new operations. Tire Time owner Shane Haase expected for the move to be complete and to be back in full operation as of this weekend. Congratulations on your successful re-location, Shane, and best of luck there. Tire Time had been located several blocks north of the new space in the 700 block of M-139 until the move.<br /> <br /> They’re gearing up for their big anniversary at Gravity Winery of Baroda. Calling it their First B-Day Bash Battle of the Bands, Gravity’s Allison Rick tells me that the six-hour affair will take place on Saturday, October 6th from noon until 6pm. Four bands have been booked including: NvR2L8, Fusion, Slim Gypsy Baggage, and the Michigan City Vandals. In addition to the live music, there will be barbecue, popcorn, grape stomping and more. While there will be a large tent with seating, you may also bring your own lawn chairs if you wish. You’ll find Gravity at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda.<br /> <br /> Vendors are currently being sought as organizers plan to resume the New Troy Indoor Flea Market at the New Troy Community Center on Saturday, October 20th and 27th. The market will also be held the last two Saturdays of every month through March. Vendor space is available for just $10-bucks a space, including a table and a chair. If you’d like to reserve a space or learn more, call Del Thompson at 269-985-3087. Dealer set up can take place from 6 until 7pm on Friday and again at 8am on Saturday with the doors opening for free to the public from 9am until 3pm. Proceeds benefit the community center, which is an all-volunteer facility run by the non-profit Friends of New Troy. The center is located at 13372 California Road in New Troy.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Harbor Country, an entire evening of live entertainment to benefit Radio Harbor Country (WRHC-LP) gets underway at 6:30pm tonight (9/22) at Customs Imports, 430 S. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo. From a wacky one-act radio play called “Golden Lady” to jazz by the Gina McLaughlin Trio, it’s a great night on the town including a silent art auction of well-known local artists’ ceramics, oils, photography and sculpture. Complimentary wine and appetizers follow the play along with the live trio. You are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1930’s and 40’s. You can register in advance by phone at 429-9609 or pay at the door. Advance registration is $25 and at the gate you’ll pay $30.00. Proceeds go to the all-volunteer community radio station located in Three Oaks.<br /> <br /> Also on tap tonight, Saturday the 22nd, The Bridgman American Legion Post 331 Women’s Auxiliary will be raising funds to keep their doors open. With lower enrollments taking their toll at posts all across the nation, the local crew is trying to be proactive with a Port-A-Pit Chicken Dinner for $10-bucks. Carryout is available as well this afternoon and evening from 4pm until 11pm. A cash bar, DJ and raffle drawings will all be part of the fun. For more information, call 465-6885.<br /> <br /> The crew at Concord Ridge Equestrian Center on M-139 south of St. Joseph is totally pumped for their equine extravaganza, The Masquerade, coming to the center for a single performance at 7pm on Saturday, October 20th. This is the event that inaugurated the center last year in front of nearly 2,000 people and became the talk of the town. From the reining drill team to natural horsemanship, from the Friesian driving team to gaited performance horses this is a must-see show and tickets are now on sale by calling 428-0000. Concord Ridge is a world class equestrian center located at 5200 South M-139. Tickets will fly off the shelf for this one, folks, so get yours lined up today!<br /> <br /> Next Saturday, the 29th, you are invited to take part in the 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen Beach Stroll. You can register outside the Silver Beach Carousel in St. Joe beginning at 10am. Pre-registered walkers get a special Komen gift as do all breast cancer survivors who participate. It’s a three-mile walk along the beaches in St. Joe and all money raised helps support breast cancer awareness and mammogram screenings. Registration forms can be picked up at Mid- West Family Broadcasting on Napier or the St. Joe Library. A couple of weeks later that same support team will host their annual SW Michigan Komen for the Cure Golf Outing at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club. The shotgun start on Sunday, October 14th will take place at 11am sponsored by KitchenAid, WSJM Radio and LeValley Chevrolet. Registration is $70 per player and includes your golf, breakfast and dinner. Both men and women are invited to play.<br /> <br /> I told you last week about the upcoming St. Joseph Public Art Auction and Wine & Food Festival. Now I can tell you the names of the wineries involved. Look for Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, White Pine Winery, Good Harbor Vineyards, Lawton Ridge Winery, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Tabor Hill Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Contessa Wine Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, St. Julian Winery, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Wyncroft Winery, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery and The Round Barn Winery. Don’t miss it! 5 until 10pm next Saturday night at Whirlpool Centennial Field adjacent to the St. Joseph Train Station.<br /> <br /> Next Saturday the 29th is also the film premiere of “Montauk Chronicles” at The Oak Room, 91 Hinkley Street in Benton Harbor. It’s a new docudrama followed by a lecture, free food & wine and live music. The film will be showcased following a short performance by concert pianist and composer Deborrah Wyndham at 7pm. The following day, The Oak Room will play host to a lecture by Dr. Sam Ossmanagich, “Pyramids Around the World & Lost Pyramids of Bosnia.” <br /> <br /> Blueberry View Artist Retreat is hosting a reception for glass artist Barbara Yerace. She is a favorite at Waterstreet Glassworks, and her showcase at the retreat is scheduled from 7pm until 9pm at 4040 Fikes Road in Riverside. For additional information call 849-0968.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a superb weekend…and we’ll see you again Saturday right here in MailMax.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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