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ECRWSS December 8th from 11am-6pm Door Prizes & Refreshments (269) 468-3101 Downtown Coloma (Across from Coloma Cafe) Holiday Open House at Handmade Treasures Local Postal Customer Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 24, 2012 November 24, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 47 If you simply can’t wait until mid-March for new decorating ideas, you might want to consider the 25 th Annual Hospice at Home Holiday Homes Tour next Sunday, December 2 nd from 1 until 5pm. All proceeds from the show are used by Hospice at Home which is a Lakeland HealthCare affiliate. A half-dozen premier homes in the South Haven community will be showcased on the tour and tick-ets may be purchased in advance for $15 online at www.hospiceathomecares.org or several retail loca-tions highlighted there. If you wait until the day of the show, the cost goes up to $20 per ticket. There’s a lot going on at Piggott’s Farm Market & Bakery on Napier Avenue just beyond the terminus point of the St. Joe Valley Parkway near Lake Michigan College. They have now begun selling locally grown Christmas trees, and are offering pies, cookie platters and cupcakes for holiday celebrations. On Saturday, December 15 th at 11am they will host a parent/child Gingerbread House Decorating Class. You can reserve a slot by calling 269-369-0167. The market and bakery is open 6-days a week through Christmas Eve and they sell many giftable items including Michigan-made jams, jellies, salsas, honey, baking mixes and more. You can create a custom gift basket or they have some already made up as well. Find more online at www.piggottsfarmmarket.com and www.bakerycupcakery.com. Dog lovers! The hippest, coolest parade in the nation is back next weekend in the form of St. Joseph Today’s Reindog Parade on State Street! Please note that the big event featuring costumed pets and their owners has been moved to a 4pm start time this year, and registration is well underway at Moody on The Market W hile your belly might still be groaning from the sheer volume of holiday joy you packed in over the last several days, there’s a hearty band of souls who have working seemingly around the clock for the past two months getting ready to entice you with still more wondrous things to feed your senses. Angela Baylis and Greg Wisinski officially throw open the doors today onto their lovingly assembled new space now known as The American Kitchen. Tabbed as A Finer Diner , the new restaurant com-pletes the substantial makeover of the once and former Ruthie’s Diner located at Maiden Lane and Lakeshore Drive across from Bosch Braking Systems. The actual street address for the American Kitchen is 3687 Lakeshore Drive. The new team took possession of the building on October 1 st and it has been a whirlwind vortex ever since as they worked diligently from the floor to the chimney. Angela is originally from southern Ohio, where she attended, graduated, earned a Masters Degree and eventually taught for three years at Miami University of Ohio. While living there she launched her culinary career through the creation of a small bakery business from which she hand-made custom cakes, cookies and other fine baked goods for sororities on campus. She eventually capital-ized on her love of horses and for the past five years has been a professional horse trainer. She stables her own horse at the Concord Ridge Equestrian Center in Royalton Township. Her passion for good food and excellence has teamed her up with Executive Chef Greg Wisinski who hails from the Chicagoland area where he has owned and oper-ated The Urban Gourmet Catering and Professional Chef Services for more than 7-years now. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Program at the Orlando Culinary Academy and has worked at some of the best restaurants in the nation including the renowned Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. When I chatted with him briefly last weekend he was experimenting with new menu items for the American Kitchen and shared with me a sample of his Not-An-Omelet , which was visu-ally unlike any other omelet I have ever seen, and likely one of the most flavorful I have ever enjoyed. Look for it on the new menu. Angela, who many will recognize as a regular cooking instructor at Perennial Accents in downtown St. Joseph, kept a running online diary of her team’s progress at tumblr.com. Her multi-page blog provides a sneak peek at new bead-board wainscoting, a handsome brand-new floor, a fantastic color-scheme and a pair of new chalkboards. One of those boards will showcase facts and features along with five new featured specials each day (one for each of the Great Lakes ) and the other board will be strategi-cally placed by the door for guests to offer their parting commentary on their visit. Armed with only the freshest ingredients with the highest preference being given to Michigan-based growers and compa-nies, the American Kitchen’s Farm-to-Table phi-losophy is designed to assure you nothing but the very best from the kitchen daily. The new restau-M oody Pat rant will be open daily for breakfast and lunch with every menu item created entirely from scratch in their kitchen. I haven’t seen the full menu yet, but Angela’s blog talked of almond muf-fins, banana muffins, Johnny-cakes, sausage gravy, and the most sinful sticky-buns anywhere in the region. Providers such as Jake’s Country Meats, Otto’s Chicken Farm, Two Leaves Tea Company, and Starwest Botanicals, will help the crew to craft memorable meals in a comfortable chic setting. One last tease, and I’ll let you dis-cover the rest of the story for yourself: Parents… watch what they do with hot chocolate for your kids. Check ‘em out…as they open for business today! Abby Black knows only too well that not everyone can handle some types of food safely. That’s why she has launched her new business in St. Joseph called AB Nutrition Solutions. Backed by her more than 10-years of experience in the industry where she has worked as a Registered Dietician and a Health & Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine, Abby became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2006 and gained a passion for her new role. Now she provides nutri-tion counseling and presentations to both individu-als and groups. She can focus on cancer, eating disorders, food allergies, gestational diabetes, kid-ney disease, sports nutrition, weight management, Types 1 & 2 diabetes and wellness. Abby worked with the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team, and is now up and running at 511 Renaissance Drive in Suite 131 in St. Joseph. You can reach her at 269-350-9789. A tradition for several years is back again this week at Pater True Value Hardware in Scottdale. The increasingly popular Ladie’s Night is slated for MOODY Continued from page 1 I really enjoy what I do now. Mike -Lake Michigan College Alumni Register now for classes that begin January 14. this coming Wednesday, November 28 th from 5 until 8pm with more than two dozen vendors, a compli-mentary gift bag to the first 300 through the door, lots of give-aways and prizes, appetizers from local restaurants, and best of all…a 25% off bargain on all non-sale Christmas items and 10% off every-thing else in the store that’s not already on sale. The event is a ladie’s only event and is for adult women only. You will find Pater’s True Value at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph. Don’t miss it! State Farm Agent Jamie Veersma hopes to see your smiling face next Sunday, December 2 nd for the 6 th Annual Toys for Tots Pub Run winding through St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. It is not a race, and will begin and end at The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Stops along the Pub Run include Silver Beach Pizza, The Buck Burgers & Brew, Rivers Edge, The Library Pub, Chatterbox, and The Livery. The event begins at 11:30 and technically “concludes” at 3:35…but will likely run well beyond that hour at The Livery. Runners and other supporters are asked to bring unwrapped gifts and/or donations to any pub stop along the run. The event started in 2007 with a small group of local runners contributing about 20 gifts and $25 in cash. It has grown to nearly 200 local runners and walkers who anted up more than 700 gifts and $1,300.00 in cash last year. Learn more on Facebook by searching “Pub Run” and selecting the one with the Toys for Tots train logo. Mid-March may seem like a long way off… but for organizers of the 33 rd Annual Home, Garden and Leisure Show show-time is very much in mind right now. They have begun the recruitment process for new exhibitors and sponsors who would like to be a part of the 3-day show at the LMC Mendel Center in Benton Harbor from March 15 th through the 17 th in 2013. Theme for the upcoming show is “Fresh Ideas for Your Home & Leisure,” and will promote a fresh approach through expanded presence on social media plat-forms and beyond. Prime exhibit space is still available and a great deal of information can be found online at www.SWMHomeShow.com. You can also call 269-759-4011. The event is hosted by the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors and the SW Michigan Home Builders Association. t t u w a f c f p T g P w M D c b t W W h S L s i t b c d Continued on page 12 S G M w a w w F N o w t L t C 1-800-252-1562 • www.lakemichigancollege.edu 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 Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 10

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

While your belly might still be groaning from the sheer volume of holiday joy you packed in over the last several days, there’s a hearty band of souls who have working seemingly around the clock for the past two months getting ready to entice you with still more wondrous things to feed your senses. Angela Baylis and Greg Wisinski officially throw open the doors today onto their lovingly assembled new space now known as The American Kitchen. Tabbed as A Finer Diner, the new restaurant completes the substantial makeover of the once and former Ruthie’s Diner located at Maiden Lane and Lakeshore Drive across from Bosch Braking Systems. The actual street address for the American Kitchen is 3687 Lakeshore Drive. The new team took possession of the building on October 1st and it has been a whirlwind vortex ever since as they worked diligently from the floor to the chimney. Angela is originally from southern Ohio, where she attended, graduated, earned a Masters Degree and eventually taught for three years at Miami University of Ohio. While living there she launched her culinary career through the creation of a small bakery business from which she hand-made custom cakes, cookies and other fine baked goods for sororities on campus. She eventually capitalized on her love of horses and for the past five years has been a professional horse trainer. She stables her own horse at the Concord Ridge Equestrian Center in Royalton Township. Her passion for good food and excellence has teamed her up with Executive Chef Greg Wisinski who hails from the Chicagoland area where he has owned and operated The Urban Gourmet Catering and Professional Chef Services for more than 7-years now. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Program at the Orlando Culinary Academy and has worked at some of the best restaurants in the nation including the renowned Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. When I chatted with him briefly last weekend he was experimenting with new menu items for the American Kitchen and shared with me a sample of his Not-An-Omelet, which was visually unlike any other omelet I have ever seen, and likely one of the most flavorful I have ever enjoyed. Look for it on the new menu. Angela, who many will recognize as a regular cooking instructor at Perennial Accents in downtown St. Joseph, kept a running online diary of her team’s progress at tumblr.com. Her multi-page blog provides a sneak peek at new bead-board wainscoting, a handsome brand-new floor, a fantastic color-scheme and a pair of new chalkboards. One of those boards will showcase facts and features along with five new featured specials each day (one for each of the Great Lakes) and the other board will be strategically placed by the door for guests to offer their parting commentary on their visit. Armed with only the freshest ingredients with the highest preference being given to Michigan-based growers and companies, the American Kitchen’s Farm-to-Table philosophy is designed to assure you nothing but the very best from the kitchen daily. The new restaurant will be open daily for breakfast and lunch with every menu item created entirely from scratch in their kitchen. I haven’t seen the full menu yet, but Angela’s blog talked of almond muffins, banana muffins, Johnny-cakes, sausage gravy, and the most sinful sticky-buns anywhere in the region. Providers such as Jake’s Country Meats, Otto’s Chicken Farm, Two Leaves Tea Company, and Starwest Botanicals, will help the crew to craft memorable meals in a comfortable chic setting. One last tease, and I’ll let you discover the rest of the story for yourself: Parents… watch what they do with hot chocolate for your kids. Check ‘em out…as they open for business today!<br /> <br /> Abby Black knows only too well that not everyone can handle some types of food safely. That’s why she has launched her new business in St. Joseph called AB Nutrition Solutions. Backed by her more than 10-years of experience in the industry where she has worked as a Registered Dietician and a Health & Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine, Abby became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2006 and gained a passion for her new role. Now she provides nutrition counseling and presentations to both individuals and groups. She can focus on cancer, eating disorders, food allergies, gestational diabetes, kidney disease, sports nutrition, weight management, Types 1 & 2 diabetes and wellness. Abby worked with the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team, and is now up and running at 511 Renaissance Drive in Suite 131 in St. Joseph. You can reach her at 269-350-9789.<br /> <br /> A tradition for several years is back again this week at Pater True Value Hardware in Scottdale. The increasingly popular Ladie’s Night is slated for this coming Wednesday, November 28th from 5 until 8pm with more than two dozen vendors, a complimentary gift bag to the first 300 through the door, lots of give-aways and prizes, appetizers from local restaurants, and best of all…a 25% off bargain on all non-sale Christmas items and 10% off everything else in the store that’s not already on sale. The event is a ladie’s only event and is for adult women only. You will find Pater’s True Value at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> State Farm Agent Jamie Veersma hopes to see your smiling face next Sunday, December 2nd for the 6th Annual Toys for Tots Pub Run winding through St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. It is not a race, and will begin and end at The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Stops along the Pub Run include Silver Beach Pizza, The Buck Burgers & Brew, Rivers Edge, The Library Pub, Chatterbox, and The Livery. The event begins at 11:30 and technically “concludes” at 3:35…but will likely run well beyond that hour at The Livery. Runners and other supporters are asked to bring unwrapped gifts and/or donations to any pub stop along the run. The event started in 2007 with a small group of local runners contributing about 20 gifts and $25 in cash. It has grown to nearly 200 local runners and walkers who anted up more than 700 gifts and $1,300.00 in cash last year. Learn more on Facebook by searching “Pub Run” and selecting the one with the Toys for Tots train logo.<br /> <br /> Mid-March may seem like a long way off… but for organizers of the 33rd Annual Home, Garden and Leisure Show show-time is very much in mind right now. They have begun the recruitment process for new exhibitors and sponsors who would like to be a part of the 3-day show at the LMC Mendel Center in Benton Harbor from March 15th through the 17th in 2013. Theme for the upcoming show is “Fresh Ideas for Your Home & Leisure,” and will promote a fresh approach through expanded presence on social media platforms and beyond. Prime exhibit space is still available and a great deal of information can be found online at www.SWMHomeShow.com. You can also call 269-759-4011. The event is hosted by the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors and the SW Michigan Home Builders Association.<br /> <br /> If you simply can’t wait until mid-March for new decorating ideas, you might want to consider the 25th Annual Hospice at Home Holiday Homes Tour next Sunday, December 2nd from 1 until 5pm. All proceeds from the show are used by Hospice at Home which is a Lakeland HealthCare affiliate. A half-dozen premier homes in the South Haven community will be showcased on the tour and tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 online at www.hospiceathomecares.org or several retail locations highlighted there. If you wait until the day of the show, the cost goes up to $20 per ticket.<br /> <br /> There’s a lot going on at Piggott’s Farm Market & Bakery on Napier Avenue just beyond the terminus point of the St. Joe Valley Parkway near Lake Michigan College. They have now begun selling locally grown Christmas trees, and are offering pies, cookie platters and cupcakes for holiday celebrations. On Saturday, December 15th at 11am they will host a parent/child Gingerbread House Decorating Class. You can reserve a slot by calling 269-369-0167. The market and bakery is open 6-days a week through Christmas Eve and they sell many giftable items including Michiganmade jams, jellies, salsas, honey, baking mixes and more. You can create a custom gift basket or they have some already made up as well. Find more online at www.piggottsfarmmarket.com and www.bakerycupcakery.com. <br /> <br /> Dog lovers! The hippest, coolest parade in the nation is back next weekend in the form of St. Joseph Today’s Reindog Parade on State Street! Please note that the big event featuring costumed pets and their owners has been moved to a 4pm start time this year, and registration is well underway at the Welcome Center at 421 State Street downtown. The parade, as has become tradition, also ushers Santa Claus into the retail district and he will be available for visits after the parade until 7pm at the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Our friends at Animal Aid, as a result of the time change, will now host their Annual Open House for the Animals before the Reindog Parade. That party will now take place from 1pm until 4pm at The Whitcomb featuring 50/50 raffle tickets, baked goods, gift sales, a silent auction and refreshments. Please remember the new time and help spread the word. It all happens next Saturday, December 1st.<br /> <br /> The crew at the North Berrien Historical Museum invites you to their Holiday Lights and Delights Fundraiser beginning at 5:30pm this coming Thursday the 29th. It’s actually just the beginning of a huge weekend of activities that continues with Senior Day on Friday the 30th, Santa’s Workshop Crafts on Saturday the 1st, and a Cookie Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, the 2nd. Gingerbread house decorating will take place each day and Santa’s Workshop will extend into Sunday as well. Learn more at www.northberrienhistory.org. <br /> <br /> Baroda Village is kicking off the Christmas season with friends and family at their “Christmas in the Village” next Sunday, the 2nd at 4:30pm in the Baroda Fire Station Hall. A light supper will be served, followed by a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling, kid’s crafts, cookies & cocoa, their food drive and a visit from Santa.<br /> <br /> Also on tap next weekend…the SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Benton Harbor Gospel Chorus make an appearance on the LMC Mendel Mainstage on Saturday, the 1st at 7:30pm with their spectacular holiday concert. Tickets are available from the box office or online at www.smso.org. <br /> <br /> Pianist & Composer Deborrah Wyndham will make her third appearance at South Haven’s Foundry Hall in a solo piano concert on Friday, November 30th beginning at 7:30pm. Call the box office at 800-838-3006 or find them online at www.foundryhall.com. <br /> <br /> Finally…word about a one-hour workshop this Wednesday evening, the 28th, at 7pm, “When Love is Not Enough.” The program dealing with the reality of suicide is offered as part of Lakeshore’s Community Enrichment Program at Lakeshore High School. The compelling program will feature Trent & Lyn Watford, one of the many families in our community who have learned about the problem of suicide the hard way as they shine a light on the subject to help parents understand how to meet the emotional needs of their children. The event is free, but does require registration by calling Sue Hardy at 269-428-1400.<br /> <br /> That’s all the time and space this week, kids. Please remember to continue to Shop Local, and remember that this is Shop Small Business Saturday. Keep your money circulating here at home by shopping local merchants first. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you right here in MailMax next Saturday!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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