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with purchase of matching barstool. Hot Buys excluded. IN-STORE ONLY. FREE * October 6, 2012 ECRWSS Local Postal Customer La-Z-Boy Vail See Our Recliner with purchase of any sectional $ 1499 or more. SKU# 1040357. 5 Colors. IN-STORE ONLY. Ad On Page 6 & 7 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 pletely new arena. TM Properties Storage is a new venture for Ted in the form of a winter storage facility in his warehouse at 4291 N. Roosevelt Road in Stevensville. Got a boat you want to pro-tect from the ravages of winter? Take it to Ted. Got a motor home or an RV you don’t plan to use until well into next spring, but don’t want it clogging up the driveway? Take it to Ted. From cars and trucks to trailers and boats TM Properties Storage is at the ready with a massive capacity and lots of flexibility. From now through Memorial Day Ted will store your toys for a one-time flat rate of $9.00 per linear foot. In and out days are flexible as Ted is there personally most days Monday through Saturday from 9am until 6pm. Feel free to stop by and inspect the facility ahead of time if you wish. He’s pretty well convinced that it’s the nicest and clean-est in the area. Call today for your spot at 269-861-4801. I didn’t get the details in time to include last week, but Vickie’s Sandbar has just completed her 15 th anniversary weekend with lots of great specials. Vickie’s daughter, Amber Newton asked me to let you know. Congrats on a great run, Vickie!! Meanwhile, a downtown eatery, Thornton’s Home Town Café is launching dinner service Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting October 4 th . In keeping with their theme of home style cooking you can look forward to roast beef, meat loaf, pork chops, steaks and all the fixings! To accommodate the commandeering of the grill, breakfast will not be available from 3 until 8pm on those nights for now. Thornton’s is located along-side the BP station downtown. If you’re looking for top of mind awareness in the category of shoe repair locally, it’s tough to beat the Gagliardo name. That’s probably why POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 6, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 40 Cassandra Lopez and Lisa Hubbs quickly and easily made the decision to retain the Gagliardo name out front when they bought the business a year ago from retired owner Mike Gagliardo. Lopez and Hubbs had been regular customers for years, themselves, when they stumbled across Mike’s “business for sale” sign in the window. Cassandra actually apprenticed with Mike before he retired, picked up on the trade very quickly and has literally never looked back. She worked in home improvement for 20-years and prior to that was a certified Schwinn bike mechanic . She’s clearly very good at fixing things and loves to help people. Next week the new owners are celebrating their first anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony that they never got around to a year ago. On Wednesday, October 10 th they mark the celebration at 810 Highland in Southtown St. Joseph and showcase their remodeling job which beautifully incorporates a Gagliardo wall of fame, archiving old photos from through the years. In addition to shoe repair, they can handle cowboy boots, sandals, purses, belts, horse and golf-related items and more. They do shoe shines, shoe stretching, reconditioning, and weatherproofing and recently became an approved vendor for repair of state police boots. They also sell a wide range of shoe care products, insole sup-ports and more. Congratulations, ladies and happy anniversary. Also marking a milestone this week are the ladies of Mimi’s Cupcakes who are coming off a great inaugural season with their “Mimi’s on Wheels” Cupcake Wagon as the vehicle goes into storage until spring. Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey won’t be resting on their laurels, though, they’re hard at work baking every day for customers far and MOODY Moody on 4 FREE The Market Chairs 67% sale $ 60% black/cherryd sale $ oak/nutmeg! veneers. 44x64 table Southwest? True car aficio-expands to 44x82 with nados will recognize the famous trio better 18” known leaf. Set includes spindle chairs, plus get by their surname as The Pep Boys. If the 4 Grand 4 additional chairs free! Rapids area real estate broker I was talking with SKU# PPRO052 / 8021006 recently knows his stuff, then the Pep Boys may be in our future. The broker told me that he had heard they were planning to open up shop in the former AMF Blossom Lanes building on M-139 in Benton Charter Township. The chain was launched in 1921 by four Navy buddies who started an auto supply parts store in Philadelphia. There are currently more than 700 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico flying the Pep Boys flag in the auto-motive aftermarket sector. Michigan boasts five stores in the Pep Boys line up with shops in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and three in the Detroit Metro area. I’ve been in contact with the corporate office, which is still in Philadelphia, but thus far have been unable to get anyone there to OFF list price confirm or deny plans for a shop in Berrien County. Stay If the crew is coming, that 2 tuned. Heights, 2 Finishes! BEACON 5-PIECE DINING action and a couple of others will spice up the south Hardwoods in 2 fi nishes. 36x54 table expands to 54x54 end of the M-139 strip in Choose Benton Township. The with butterfl y leaf. standard dining or gathering SKU# PLIG866 height. Includes 4 told chairs. me same real estate broker that both of the active lodging facilities at exit 28 have been sold to slumberland.com 3 the same family who has a strong reputation for operating quality properties in the lodging industry. The former Ramada Inn, currently being run as America’s Best Value Inn , is a 108-room property  along Ferguson Drive just off the ramp to I-94. The former Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge on the opposite side of the interchange on M-139 was also purchased in a separate deal according to the broker. Looks like that whole neighborhood could get a facelift if everything clicks. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more. There’s a “new kid” in the Edgewater neigh-borhood of St. Joe and he would love to be your Dentist! Dr. Kai Steele has opened a new family dental practice in the region, having purchased the practice of the retired Dr. Greg Marr. Dr. Steele assumed operations at the end of August at 455 Upton Drive. Kai was born in Kalamazoo and attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs for both his bachelors and masters degrees in Business Administration. He and his wife, Kristi, moved to Southern California to attend dental school at Loma Linda University, highly regarded as one of the top dental schools in the world. He served a 6-week externship in Madagascar as a full time dentist and university rep, something the school rarely does. He has also served mission trips to Bolivia, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the Phillipines, and Brazil. He and Kristi have two young sons and wanted to return to their roots to raise their family, especially in light of the fact that he proposed marriage to her at the St. Joseph Lighthouse on a very stormy night. Dr. Steele welcomes children to his office as well as every member of your family. His services include (but are not limited to) crown and bridge, restorations, root canals, tooth whitening, cleanings, Invisalign, full-mouth reconstructions and emergency dental appointments. You can reach the good doctor at 983-7888. Look for his office to do a Candy Buy Back program for local kids at Halloween as they send it on to the troops in thanks for their service to with 5-piece Tate set purchase! Pat our country. Welcome Doc…and best of luck! Most folks who have been around for a while know Ted Smith who owned and operated the for-OFF list price mer Tile Mart Store for many years. While his of all items TATE 5-PIECE daughter, Jennifer continues to operate a similar A re Manny, Moe DINING family update on classic business called Floor Art in dad’s old retail & Jack headed Beautiful into American design crafted Michigan’s Great space, Ted is getting back into business in a com-M 999 oody 99 w e v o p t A from hardwoods and oak “Your Replacement Window Specialists” • Double Hung Windows • Casement Windows • Slider Windows • Picture Windows S H t T s T h T A • Awning Windows 599 99 • Other Styles Available! 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Are Manny, Moe & Jack headed into Michigan’s Great Southwest? True car aficionados will recognize the famous trio better known by their surname as The Pep Boys. If the Grand Rapids area real estate broker I was talking with recently knows his stuff, then the Pep Boys may be in our future. The broker told me that he had heard they were planning to open up shop in the former AMF Blossom Lanes building on M-139 in Benton Charter Township. The chain was launched in 1921 by four Navy buddies who started an auto supply parts store in Philadelphia. There are currently more than 700 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico flying the Pep Boys flag in the automotive aftermarket sector. Michigan boasts five stores in the Pep Boys line up with shops in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and three in the Detroit Metro area. I’ve been in contact with the corporate office, which is still in Philadelphia, but thus far have been unable to get anyone there to confirm or deny plans for a shop in Berrien County. Stay tuned. If the crew is coming, that action and a couple of others will spice up the south end of the M-139 strip in Benton Township. The same real estate broker told me that both of the active lodging facilities at exit 28 have been sold to the same family who has a strong reputation for operating quality properties in the lodging industry. The former Ramada Inn, currently being run as America’s Best Value Inn, is a 108-room property along Ferguson Drive just off the ramp to I-94. The former Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge on the opposite side of the interchange on M-139 was also purchased in a separate deal according to the broker. Looks like that whole neighborhood could get a facelift if everything clicks. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.<br /> <br /> There’s a “new kid” in the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joe and he would love to be your Dentist! Dr. Kai Steele has opened a new family dental practice in the region, having purchased the practice of the retired Dr. Greg Marr. Dr. Steele assumed operations at the end of August at 455 Upton Drive. Kai was born in Kalamazoo and attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs for both his bachelors and masters degrees in Business Administration. He and his wife, Kristi, moved to Southern California to attend dental school at Loma Linda University, highly regarded as one of the top dental schools in the world. He served a 6-week externship in Madagascar as a full time dentist and university rep, something the school rarely does. He has also served mission trips to Bolivia, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the Phillipines, and Brazil. He and Kristi have two young sons and wanted to return to their roots to raise their family, especially in light of the fact that he proposed marriage to her at the St. Joseph Lighthouse on a very stormy night. Dr. Steele welcomes children to his office as well as every member of your family. His services include (but are not limited to) crown and bridge, restorations, root canals, tooth whitening, cleanings, Invisalign, full-mouth reconstructions and emergency dental appointments. You can reach the good doctor at 983-7888. Look for his office to do a Candy Buy Back program for local kids at Halloween as they send it on to the troops in thanks for their service to our country. Welcome Doc…and best of luck!<br /> <br /> Most folks who have been around for a while know Ted Smith who owned and operated the former Tile Mart Store for many years. While his daughter, Jennifer continues to operate a similar family business called Floor Art in dad’s old retail space, Ted is getting back into business in a completely new arena. TM Properties Storage is a new venture for Ted in the form of a winter storage facility in his warehouse at 4291 N. Roosevelt Road in Stevensville. Got a boat you want to protect from the ravages of winter? Take it to Ted. Got a motor home or an RV you don’t plan to use until well into next spring, but don’t want it clogging up the driveway? Take it to Ted. From cars and trucks to trailers and boats TM Properties Storage is at the ready with a massive capacity and lots of flexibility. From now through Memorial Day Ted will store your toys for a one-time flat rate of $9.00 per linear foot. In and out days are flexible as Ted is there personally most days Monday through Saturday from 9am until 6pm. Feel free to stop by and inspect the facility ahead of time if you wish. He’s pretty well convinced that it’s the nicest and cleanest in the area. Call today for your spot at 269-861-4801. <br /> <br /> I didn’t get the details in time to include last week, but Vickie’s Sandbar has just completed her 15th anniversary weekend with lots of great specials.<br /> Vickie’s daughter, Amber Newton asked me to let you know. Congrats on a great run, Vickie!!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, a downtown eatery, Thornton’s Home Town Café is launching dinner service Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting October 4th. In keeping with their theme of home style cooking you can look forward to roast beef, meat loaf, pork chops, steaks and all the fixings! To accommodate the commandeering of the grill, breakfast will not be available from 3 until 8pm on those nights for now. Thornton’s is located alongside the BP station downtown.<br /> <br /> If you’re looking for top of mind awareness in the category of shoe repair locally, it’s tough to beat the Gagliardo name. That’s probably why Cassandra Lopez and Lisa Hubbs quickly and easily made the decision to retain the Gagliardo name out front when they bought the business a year ago from retired owner Mike Gagliardo. Lopez and Hubbs had been regular customers for years, themselves, when they stumbled across Mike’s “business for sale” sign in the window. Cassandra actually apprenticed with Mike before he retired, picked up on the trade very quickly and has literally never looked back. She worked in home improvement for 20-years and prior to that was a certified Schwinn bike mechanic. She’s clearly very good at fixing things and loves to help people. Next week the new owners are celebrating their first anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony that they never got around to a year ago. On Wednesday, October 10th they mark the celebration at 810 Highland in Southtown St. Joseph and showcase their remodeling job which beautifully incorporates a Gagliardo wall of fame, archiving old photos from through the years. In addition to shoe repair, they can handle cowboy boots, sandals, purses, belts, horse and golf-related items and more. They do shoe shines, shoe stretching, reconditioning, and weatherproofing and recently became an approved vendor for repair of state police boots. They also sell a wide range of shoe care products, insole supports and more. Congratulations, ladies and happy anniversary.<br /> <br /> Also marking a milestone this week are the ladies of Mimi’s Cupcakes who are coming off a great inaugural season with their “Mimi’s on Wheels” Cupcake Wagon as the vehicle goes into storage until spring. Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey won’t be resting on their laurels, though, they’re hard at work baking every day for customers far and wide. Whether you are hosting a large corporate event, an employee appreciation day, birthday, anniversary or wedding, a business after hours event, an open-house, or any special occasion, they’re just a phone call away at 930-1554. Online you’ll find them at www.mimis-cupcakes.com. Happy Anniversary!<br /> <br /> Another happy two-year old is Mosaic Resale Store on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. They’re celebrating the 100’s of volunteers who have helped in every way conceivable. They’ve employed more than 15 people and watched six advance to even better jobs since March. They’ve raised $1,800.00 for Schools of Hope, and hope to do more as they host the new Wonderland Toy Store inside this Christmas. Happy Anniversary Team Mosaic!<br /> <br /> The team at The Recycling Patrol has launched a major fall special on appliance removal and junk hauling. All month long through October and November when they haul away a washer/dryer/ stove/refrigerator/or freezer at no charge to you… you will earn a $10-dollar gift card from Pizza Hut. After the promotion is over, they’ll still haul away for free, you just won’t get the free card. They also haul steel and other metals, bikes, grills, air conditioning units, aluminum, propane tanks and more at no charge. If you have other junk you would like hauled, they have reasonable rates and they serve all of Berrien County. You can reach the Recycling Patrol’s Butch Genovese Monday through Saturday from 7am until 8pm and Sundays from noon until 5pm by calling 269-369-1678.<br /> <br /> From now until October 8th, Parable Christian Store in St. Joseph continues to host their Community Food Drive benefitting the Salvation Army in Benton Harbor. This is Christian Store Week and a special enhanced CD compilation is available for a donation to raise awareness of the need for food assistance. Check it out at the store on Niles Avenue in Southtown or call Lorraine at 983-7883.<br /> <br /> Pete & Nancy Racine and family (and their entire staff, as well!) Are at it again for a Sunday Supper for the Readiness Center on November 4th. Tickets are $125 and every penny goes to the Readiness Center in Benton Harbor. Your dinner will include an appetizer, cocktail, entrée and dessert, but reservations are a must. Please call to reserve your space today at 926-4084.<br /> <br /> Next weekend, the Berrien Towne & Country Quilt Show rolls into town at The Vineland Center at 1155 Vineland Road in St. Joe. Nationally recognized quilt artists will showcase more than 200 quilts including antique quilts and Quilts of Valor made for wounded soldiers. “Our Bountiful Harvest Quilt Show” gets underway Friday, October 12th from 2-8pm and Saturday from 10am until 5pm. As a part of that show, the guild will host a silent auction to benefit “Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank” featuring 40 mini-quilts.<br /> <br /> Sarrett Nature Center’s Annual Country Fair takes place next Saturday, (10/13) from 11am to 3pm. A large rummage sale, kid’s activities, wagon rides and great food are all on the docket.<br /> <br /> Also on Friday from 9am until 6pm and Saturday from 8am until noon, Animal Aid is hosting a huge rummage sale at the St. Joe Ice Arena. You can donate items for the sale there on Thursday from 10am until 6pm. Proceeds help homeless, sick & rescued animals.<br /> <br /> Next weekend is the opening weekend for the Twin City Players Annual Halloween Costume Sale at the TCP Studio at 600 West Glenlord Road in St. Joe. The sale will run each Saturday for the next three weeks from 9am until 4pm and Tuesdays through Thursdays in between from 6-8pm. You’ll find pre-assembled costumes for infants, children, teens and adults at reasonable prices. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Finally…two grand affairs going on this weekend. Today marks the massive Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds from 8am until 4pm, where parking is free and admission to more than 280 outstanding exhibitors is just $1. And, St. Joseph Today is hosting their Harvest Festival Weekend today and tomorrow with the last Farmers Market of the season… pony rides in Lake Bluff Park…the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, a petting zoo, face painting, horse drawn trolley rides, and the Great Pumpkin Rotary River Race. Tomorrow also marks the final Antiques on the Bluff of the season. There’s lots more at www.stjoetoday.com. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week kids! Hope to see you around town this weekend…or Tuesday night at LMC for the Cornerstone Chamber Fall Trade Fair from 4 until 7pm. Your business card is your price of admission. See you Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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