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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 Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on December 1, 2012 December 1, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 48 Moody on The Market B lack Friday shoppers set new records this year…and the launch to the holiday shopping season was a huge one locally and across the nation. In case you missed some of the new options in Michigan’s Great Southwest the folks at The Orchards Mall have welcomed into the fold the crew from Hippie Haven, Nuts Are Us, and Kingdom’s Coffee Shop. Hippie Haven offi-cially opened back about mid-November featur-ing many one-of-a-kind tie-dye products, lots of Sterling Silver jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. You’ll find lots of hand-made and ethnic jewelry, incense products, body jewelry and similar things. Nuts Are Us offers cinnamon roasted almonds , and other special-ties in their new location near J.C. Penney . In downtown St. Joseph my friend Monica Bolin is expanding her enterprise for the holiday season. She officially opened Moxie’s Too over the holiday weekend as an outlet for her clear-ance and surplus inventory from Moxie’s Boutique. The new, second location, is located at 407 State Street, directly across from The Buck Burgers & Brew , but will be open just for the holiday season. The shop is in the former Cedar Closet space directly next door to the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center. Monica tells me that Moxie’s Too is featuring the same great brands of women’s apparel and accessories as at her flagship store at the corner of State and Broad Streets in the central business district… but at slashed prices. Many great fall and holi-day options can be found just in time for Christmas gift giving. Your opportunity to cash in on great savings will be short-lived, though, as the shop will close again immediately following the holiday season. Check it out…but hurry! Another great opportunity just for the holi-day season comes your way in the form of Christmas Train Rides at Eden Springs Park on the House of David Property in Benton Harbor. Today, (Saturday, December 1 st ) and tomorrow Christmas Train rides will be offered and then there will be three other opportunities. Today’s runs will take place from 4 until 8pm, with tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) runs taking place from 3 until 8pm. On Friday, December 7 th the trains will run from 6pm until 8pm…on Saturday the 8 th they run from 4pm until 8pm, and on Sunday the 9 th your chance to catch the train falls in the 3pm until 8pm time frame. Eden Springs Park Preservationist and Treasurer Janet Keefer-Lagness says it’s a very pleasant ride through the woods on an historic old train that has delighted families for decades. You can find the park and the train at 793 M-139 in Benton Charter Township. They’ve been getting ready for the season in many decorative ways and you can see more on their Facebook fan page. Speaking of getting ready for the season… the City of St. Joseph will crank it up big time this coming Friday, December 7 th with their annual Light Up the Bluff Celebration which will take place from 6 until 6:30pm. Mayor Bob Continued on page 6 M oody Pat Center at 333 Broad Street will also be trans-food celebration that is becoming a tradition. Judd will throw the breaker to light not only the formed into a winter wonderland from 6 until One night later, on Wednesday, December 20-foot community tree, but thousands of other 9pm for children of all ages featuring LiveStatue 5 th Chef Ryan Thornburg steps into the culi-lights running the full length of Lake Bluff Park artist Robert Shangle and carousel rides. nary classroom at Perennial Accents for his accompanied by the St. Joseph High School While you’re shopping downtown, your presentation of an Amazing Cocktail Party. Choir , and carolers who will stroll Lake participation in the annual Toys for Tots cam-The $30 class will feature great treats from Boulevard from Ship to Park Streets. The event paign will be rewarded this year by the folks at maple and black pepper pecans to cornmeal muf-is sponsored for the 6 th consecutive year by the PurelyMichigan. They are one of many retail-fins with whiskey-maple butter, honey-braised St. Joseph Improvement Association. The big ers sporting a Toys for Tots drop box…but beef sliders with cilantro ginger slaw and more. night takes a very interesting twist this year with they’ve added a little extra incentive. Lynne Learn how and earn the recipes for yourself. A a great new event presented by St. Joseph Today Christiano tells me that those who deliver an week later, on December 12 th the Chef is back and the Southwestern Michigan Tourist unwrapped toy through Christmas Eve will earn with his Wintertime Comforts. There you will Council when more than 30 storefronts and busi-a 15% discount on purchases at her shop in the see treats like maple syrup glazed butternut ness windows “come alive” with Live 400 block of State Street. Just something for you squash, Middlebrook Farms Meatloaf with heir-Mannequins posing perfectly still in scenes to keep in mind as you are out and about this loom tomato preserve glaze and more. Sign up depicting classic holiday stories and nostalgic holiday season. soon at www.perennialaccents.com or stop by holiday memories from 7pm until 8:30pm. SJT If you are conflicted over which wines to the store to register today. Director Jill Stone says that most of the live serve at your holiday party this year, my friends Just up the block from Perennial Accents, mannequins are volunteers from throughout the at Lambrecht’s Liquors and The Ideal Place Schaller Gallery has unleashed an event that community, so the don’t incredible be surprised selection if you recog-With of mattresses at teaming Slumberland Furniture stores, you’re restaurant are up to present a showcase appears to have been named by a Star Wars fan. nize local celebrities or your own neighbors “on of fine wine and gourmet food in the Benton Tabbed as See P3 Oh! the showcase is a lineup display” that horse-drawn trolley certain to evening. find the Free one that’s right for you. Slumberland Furniture in Harbor is the Harbor Arts District. Showtime is Benton this coming featuring Paint…Pattern…and Print. (Thus…the rides through the downtown sponsored by the Tuesday, December 4 th from 5:30pm until P3) Many great new artists have been added to largest and most complete will bedding department Michiana. Frederick S. Upton Foundation run from 2 8:30pm in at The Ideal Place, 212 Territorial Road the colorful lineup at the gallery located at 210 until 4pm. Below the bluff, the Silver Beach Experience all of America’s favorite including Sealy Posturepedic, State Street in downtown St. Joseph just in time in brands, Benton Harbor. Rick Cooper tells me that Beautyrest, MOODY Continued from page 1 Check Out Our Ad on Page 9 Dream a Little Dream at THANKSGIVING JUMBO MATTRESS DEAL! LAST CHANC E! will be an open tasting event featuring more Stearns and Foster, Tempur-Pedic (Elite this Retailer). 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A couple of book signings will take place got * old washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators or $ My office at Cornerstone Chamber of freezers to get rid of. It was originally due to end this weekend locally. Today, (12/1) from 1pm Commerce is teaming up with the U.S. Chamber by now, but Butch Genovese says they’re until 3pm, Coloma Author Debra Becht will Store Hours: Saturday 10am -6pm of Commerce, the Pure Michigan Workforce extending the promotion through New Year’s sign copies of her book, Tiny Stitches at an event Development Agency, the Department of -Eve and have added $10 gift cards -to 5pm Kohl’s as at The Outpouring Coffee House on M-43 in Weekdays 10am 8pm, Sunday 11am Labor Veteran’s Employment and Training an option. They will haul away your appliance Paw Paw. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Black Friday shoppers set new records this year…and the launch to the holiday shopping season was a huge one locally and across the nation. In case you missed some of the new options in Michigan’s Great Southwest the folks at The Orchards Mall have welcomed into the fold the crew from Hippie Haven, Nuts Are Us, and Kingdom’s Coffee Shop. Hippie Haven officially opened back about mid-November featuring many one-of-a-kind tie-dye products, lots of Sterling Silver jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. You’ll find lots of handmade and ethnic jewelry, incense products, body jewelry and similar things. Nuts Are Us offers cinnamon roasted almonds, and other specialties in their new location near J.C. Penney.<br /> <br /> In downtown St. Joseph my friend Monica Bolin is expanding her enterprise for the holiday season. She officially opened Moxie’s Too over the holiday weekend as an outlet for her clearance and surplus inventory from Moxie’s Boutique. The new, second location, is located at 407 State Street, directly across from The Buck Burgers & Brew, but will be open just for the holiday season. The shop is in the former Cedar Closet space directly next door to the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center. Monica tells me that Moxie’s Too is featuring the same great brands of women’s apparel and accessories as at her flagship store at the corner of State and Broad Streets in the central business district… but at slashed prices. Many great fall and holiday options can be found just in time for Christmas gift giving. Your opportunity to cash in on great savings will be short-lived, though, as the shop will close again immediately following the holiday season. Check it out…but hurry!<br /> <br /> Another great opportunity just for the holiday season comes your way in the form of Christmas Train Rides at Eden Springs Park on the House of David Property in Benton Harbor. Today, (Saturday, December 1st) and tomorrow Christmas Train rides will be offered and then there will be three other opportunities. Today’s runs will take place from 4 until 8pm, with tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) runs taking place from 3 until 8pm. On Friday, December 7th the trains will run from 6pm until 8pm…on Saturday the 8th they run from 4pm until 8pm, and on Sunday the 9th your chance to catch the train falls in the 3pm until 8pm time frame. Eden Springs Park Preservationist and Treasurer Janet Keefer- Lagness says it’s a very pleasant ride through the woods on an historic old train that has delighted families for decades. You can find the park and the train at 793 M-139 in Benton Charter Township. They’ve been getting ready for the season in many decorative ways and you can see more on their Facebook fan page.<br /> <br /> Speaking of getting ready for the season… the City of St. Joseph will crank it up big time this coming Friday, December 7th with their annual Light Up the Bluff Celebration which will take place from 6 until 6:30pm. Mayor Bob judd will throw the breaker to light not only the 20-foot community tree, but thousands of other lights running the full length of Lake Bluff Park accompanied by the St. Joseph High School Choir, and carolers who will stroll Lake Boulevard from Ship to Park Streets. The event is sponsored for the 6th consecutive year by the St. Joseph Improvement Association. The big night takes a very interesting twist this year with a great new event presented by St. Joseph Today and the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council when more than 30 storefronts and business windows “come alive” with Live Mannequins posing perfectly still in scenes depicting classic holiday stories and nostalgic holiday memories from 7pm until 8:30pm. SJT Director Jill Stone says that most of the live mannequins are volunteers from throughout the community, so don’t be surprised if you recognize local celebrities or your own neighbors “on display” that evening. Free horse-drawn trolley rides through the downtown sponsored by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation will run from 2 until 4pm. Below the bluff, the Silver Beach Center at 333 Broad Street will also be transformed into a winter wonderland from 6 until 9pm for children of all ages featuring LiveStatue artist Robert Shangle and carousel rides.<br /> <br /> While you’re shopping downtown, your participation in the annual Toys for Tots campaign will be rewarded this year by the folks at Purely Michigan. They are one of many retailers sporting a Toys for Tots drop box…but they’ve added a little extra incentive. Lynne Christiano tells me that those who deliver an unwrapped toy through Christmas Eve will earn a 15% discount on purchases at her shop in the 400 block of State Street. Just something for you to keep in mind as you are out and about this holiday season.<br /> <br /> If you are conflicted over which wines to serve at your holiday party this year, my friends at Lambrecht’s Liquors and The Ideal Place restaurant are teaming up to present a showcase of fine wine and gourmet food in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Showtime is this coming Tuesday, December 4th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at The Ideal Place, 212 Territorial Road in Benton Harbor. Rick Cooper tells me that this will be an open tasting event featuring more than 50 wines from around the world, including reds, whites, roses, champagnes and even sparkling, port, sherry, vermouth and dessert types of wines. To accompany the wines, a buffet of the Ideal Place’s New Orleans-inspired cuisine will be served. The wines will be available for order at special prices through Lambrecht’s Liquors. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, but space is limited. Get tickets at the restaurant or at Lambrecht’s located at 2926 Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joe. It’s a great holiday wine and food celebration that is becoming a tradition.<br /> <br /> One night later, on Wednesday, December 5th Chef Ryan Thornburg steps into the culinary classroom at Perennial Accents for his presentation of an Amazing Cocktail Party. The $30 class will feature great treats from maple and black pepper pecans to cornmeal muffins with whiskey-maple butter, honey-braised beef sliders with cilantro ginger slaw and more. Learn how and earn the recipes for yourself. A week later, on December 12th the Chef is back with his Wintertime Comforts. There you will see treats like maple syrup glazed butternut squash, Middlebrook Farms Meatloaf with heirloom tomato preserve glaze and more. Sign up soon at www.perennialaccents.com or stop by the store to register today.<br /> <br /> Just up the block from Perennial Accents, Schaller Gallery has unleashed an event that appears to have been named by a Star Wars fan. Tabbed as See P3 Oh! The showcase is a lineup featuring Paint…Pattern…and Print. (Thus…the P3) Many great new artists have been added to the colorful lineup at the gallery located at 210 State Street in downtown St. Joseph just in time for your holiday shopping delight. If you want the full effect but can’t get to the shop immediately, simply log onto www.schallergallery.com and check out the incredible offerings at your fingertips.<br /> <br /> My office at Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Pure Michigan Workforce Development Agency, the Department of Labor Veteran’s Employment and Training Service, the Michigan Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and others early next year for the 2013 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event at Lake Michigan College. The event will take place on February 15th from 9am until noon and is a job fair for veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members and military spouses. It will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. Employers and job seekers alike can register at www.HOH.Greatjob.net. We’ll hope to see you there.<br /> <br /> 1st Source Bank has formed a new partnership with The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance creating a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs. Aptly dubbed POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women EntrepreneuRs) the program is designed to provide individuals with a guide for developing their business idea and completion of their business plan. It’s an 11-week training program intended to assist low to moderate income, high-potential entrepreneurs to Power Up a successful business. For additional information, contact Reyna at 925-6100 or by e-mail at rprice@cstonealliance.org.<br /> <br /> The Recycling Patrol has extended its current promotion until the end of the year if you’ve got old washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators or freezers to get rid of. It was originally due to end by now, but Butch Genovese says they’re extending the promotion through New Year’s Eve and have added $10 gift cards to Kohl’s as an option. They will haul away your appliance free of charge and give you your choice of the Kohl’s card or a $10 gift card to Pizza Hut. Call Monday through Saturday from 7am until 8pm or Sundays from noon until 5pm at 269-369- 1678. <br /> <br /> If you’re looking for a truly unique holiday gift this year…hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind… a great place to start might be the Water Street Glassworks’ Annual Holiday Glass Sale. While the sale got started right after Thanksgiving it continues each weekend through December 23rd with Saturday and Sunday hours from 10am until 5pm and Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 5pm as well. Not only will you be shopping locally, but you will be supporting a non-profit organization and local artisans in the Arts District at 140 Water Street. You’ll find sparkling, hand-crafted glass and metal art that is both decorative and functional created by students and faculty at the Glasswork . Watch glassblowing from the catwalk during your visit and look into classes you could take as well. Find them online at www.waterstreetglassworks.org.<br /> <br /> If you’re looking for the sounds of the season, the LMC Chamber Players and Jazz Band invite you to their annual Fine Arts Concert this coming Friday evening, December MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest 7th at 7:30pm in the Hanson Theater on the Napier Campus. Contact the box office at 927- 1221 or purchase your tickets at the door up to one hour prior to show time.<br /> <br /> A couple of book signings will take place this weekend locally. Today, (12/1) from 1pm until 3pm, Coloma Author Debra Becht will sign copies of her book, Tiny Stitches at an event at The Outpouring Coffee House on M-43 in Paw Paw. Tomorrow, (12/2) at 6:30pm author Gabrielle Robinson will deliver a presentation on her most recent book, The Reluctant Nazi, at the Buchanan Art Center in partnership with the Buchanan American Legion. The center is located at 117 W. Front Street in Buchanan. The book is a first-hand perspective about Robinson’s grandfather.<br /> <br /> The St. Joseph Library will host a showing of The Hobbit on opening weekend, December 16th at 4pm in their “Books to Movies” Fundraiser with Celebration!Cinema. You have from now until December 8th to purchase a voucher at the library good for your movie ticket and a refillable popcorn and pop for just $11. It’s a $15.50 value and everybody wins as it helps raise funds for the library.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…remember to shop local whenever possible… and we’ll see you again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com 269-925-6100 ext. 216.

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