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The mission of AYSO is to provide quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a safe, fun, family-oriented soccer environment. Visit www.AYSO574.org for more information or to contact administrators with questions. Speaking of the younger set… Grammy-winning local artist and musical producer extraordinaire Dave Carlock pulled together a kid’s choir and some Enchantment Theatre Co. presents incredibly talented string musicians in the center of the Christmas holiday period to produce a poignant and moving tribute to the tiny children of Newtown, Connecticut cut down in a hail of bullets on December singer Dawn Burns 9 th . He and March Saturday, 23, 2 p.m. perform an excep-tional cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas” (War is Over) with the kid’s singing back up. Watch the entire video on You Tube by searching “Dave Carlock – Happy Xmas” and be sure you keep watching Jukebox Junction starring through the entire credit crawl after the music has ended. Hat’s off, Dave, for a remarkable piece cap-tured while rolling through the streets of Benton Harbor and the Arts District. Nicely done, sir. If the New Year finds you struggling with stress, addiction or pain, a new weekly community wellness center opens soon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. St. Joseph. Family Nurse Practitioner Barbara Ann Starke says that the center will begin on January 16 th in the lower level of the church located at 914 Lane Street in St. Joe. The center will employ 5-point ear acupuncture from the National Acupuncture Detox April 18 -21 & April 25 – 28 Association or NADA. 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What she did know was that she was tired of her physical condition and figured that her relocation here was a unique opportunity. She began running. She trained in October of 2009 for her first 5k race and has never looked back. Unfortunately, when she started her new regimen she could find no resource locally to match her needs, so she did things on her own and made a lot of mistakes along the way. While some people are decidedly self-starters who can achieve on their own, others need a bit of camaraderie or better access to resources. That’s why Jessica cre-ated Sunset Coast Striders…an endurance club… launched last spring in Michigan’s Great Southwest. The club’s motivation is to keep folks moving through connections with like-minded individuals or by intro-duction into a world they might not otherwise have entered through events and training programs scattered across the region. If you’re automatically fearful that this is a clique of hard-corps fitness freaks, Jessica wants you to know that they actually cater much more to beginner and intermediate level athletes who simply want to grow their own experiences. Running is the primary foundation of Sunset Coast Striders, but even-tually they plan to incorporate education, training, and resources for biking and swimming. The Striders just wrapped up a pretty spectacular training session with about a dozen and a half every-day people who com-mitted to the 12.12.12. Movement . That movement involved 12-weeks of training to run 12 miles on New Year’s Eve. Those 17 runners began their 12-week journey back in October and they’ve been running 12 miles beginning at 8am every Saturday morning for the last 12 weeks of 2012. They ran in cold, rain, wind and more and were supported by Anytime Fitness of St. Joseph, Biggby Coffee, Taylor’d Running, Nature’s Fitness, and BlueStarHighway.com. Participants in the 12.12.12 Movement ranged from people who had never run more than 3-miles before to those who have run multiple marathons. They’re all now asking, “What’s next?” If you’d like to be a part of the decision as to what does, in fact, come next…consider joining the Sunset Coast Striders soon. You can learn a great deal more online at www.sunsetcoaststriders.com or give Jessica a call at 269-588-1116. Congratulations, Jessica…and best of luck in 2013 as the club grows again. If golf is more your game, there’s another Sunset Coast team ready to keep your game alive through the winter season. Jeff Terry tells me that his Sunset Coast Golf Center will remain open throughout the winter months with an indoor golf simulator open for your use. You can play a round with your friends or stop by occasionally just to keep your swing sharp. Starting next week (January 7 th ) an indoor golf league  who mattresses drive to begin the New Year See back! 0% APR list price T hose among WITH EQUAL us PAYMENTS seek the inspiration and FOR 36 MONTHS! † See back! M oody burgundy $ 249 99 50% off list price SKU# 1040313 Pat VAIL ROCKER RECLINER 54 positions, locking 3-position footrest and lumbar support. Plush chenille. Burgundy color only. 40.5w 32d 36h. will start up with play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. If you’d like to learn more or get registered, call Jeff at 269-408-8424. This would also be a good time to put a couple of special dates on your upcoming calendar for Sunset Coast Golf Demo Days. Saturday, BUYS! th April 20 from noon until 4pm, multiple vendors will $ 99 be on hand including Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Ping and Cobra. A couple of weeks later, Taylormade and Adams will crank up a Golf Fitting and Demo Day from 3 til 7pm on Friday, May 3 rd . 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NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS.  The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake The Velveteen Rabbit Sunday, January 13, 2 p.m. How I Became a Pirate Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m. The Diamonds with The Glenn Miller Orchestra Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Traces Sunday, February 10, 7 p.m. ety, sle no fees donatio are rec hour. years i it has b and tre F parties ply like in Mic Parrot again a raiser January Keepin with a include dancin of Diso a great grand fun, cr help th Found physica needs lessons Berrie lined u A join the at Har Friday, the Be The Acting Company presents Of Mice and Men Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Acting Company presents As You Like It Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. Program subject to change. Ticket prices shown do not include fees. The Mendel Center Box Office (269) 927-1221 Weekdays 10am -2 pm (EDT) and 1 hour before the show. lmcmainstage.org Continued on page 10 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week-To gather all the details, go to www.annarussoart.com tour to “Rediscover Yourself.” The newly named spa is located the front lot of Martins Supermarket at end…please remember that this is a critical time of 2202 Drive Benton Harbor, MI on 49022 for online sign-ups, or Plaza call Anna Russo Sieber at 269-the corner of Hilltop and Cleveland Avenues in St. year for all of us to shop locally to help keep our com-208-4409 to learn more. Joseph Charter Township. The opening had origi-munity alive…and we’ll see you again next Saturday While winter does admittedly slow things down here in MailMax! FAX: 269.934.3297 for the folks at GAGA and Blueberry View Artist nally been slated for today. From the e-Mailbag: Mr. Moody, I would like Retreat in Riverside, there is still life to be found email: publisher@farahead.com Pat Moody around owners Janet Sullivan and Mark Toncray. to say thank you for recognizing us a few weeks back Inserts may vary by Zip Code www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Executive Vice President of Janet tells me that she picked up a ukulele about a year when you announced our Christmas rides train sched-Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce ule. Many people came to ride the House of David ago and hasn’t been able to put it down. As a result she pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com is forming a ukulele club , and accepting all skill levels train and gave credit to MailMax for the information. 269-925-6100 ext. 216 “from none to a ton.” With the nearest strummer club The train has been stored for the winter, but we are MOODY Continued from page 11 Inserts & Promotions Phone: 269.934.7522 • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Culvers • Tractor Supply Co.

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Those among us who seek the inspiration and drive to begin the New Year with some sort of healthy regimen and purpose need look no further than a friend of mine who is an absolute spark plug on such matters. Jessica Stauffer won’t mind my telling you that three and a half years ago when she arrived on the shores of Lake Michigan for a new job in St. Joseph, she was 40-pounds heavier than she is today and, in her own words, “lazy!” When she moved to the community, she didn’t know a soul here. What she did know was that she was tired of her physical condition and figured that her relocation here was a unique opportunity. She began running. She trained in October of 2009 for her first 5k race and has never looked back. Unfortunately, when she started her new regimen she could find no resource locally to match her needs, so she did things on her own and made a lot of mistakes along the way. While some people are decidedly self-starters who can achieve on their own, others need a bit of camaraderie or better access to resources. That’s why Jessica created Sunset Coast Striders…an endurance club… launched last spring in Michigan’s Great Southwest. The club’s motivation is to keep folks moving through connections with like-minded individuals or by introduction into a world they might not otherwise have entered through events and training programs scattered across the region. If you’re automatically fearful that this is a clique of hard-corps fitness freaks, Jessica wants you to know that they actually cater much more to beginner and intermediate level athletes who simply want to grow their own experiences. Running is the primary foundation of Sunset Coast Striders, but eventually they plan to incorporate education, training, and resources for biking and swimming. The Striders just wrapped up a pretty spectacular training session with about a dozen and a half every-day people who committed to the 12.12.12. Movement. That movement involved 12-weeks of training to run 12 miles on New Year’s Eve. Those 17 runners began their 12-week journey back in October and they’ve been running 12 miles beginning at 8am every Saturday morning for the last 12 weeks of 2012. They ran in cold, rain, wind and more and were supported by Anytime Fitness of St. Joseph, Biggby Coffee, Taylor’d Running, Nature’s Fitness, and BlueStarHighway.com. Participants in the 12.12.12 Movement ranged from people who had never run more than 3-miles before to those who have run multiple marathons. They’re all now asking, “What’s next?” If you’d like to be a part of the decision as to what does, in fact, come next…consider joining the Sunset Coast Striders soon. You can learn a great deal more online at www.sunsetcoaststriders.com or give Jessica a call at 269-588-1116. Congratulations, Jessica…and best of luck in 2013 as the club grows again.<br /> <br /> If golf is more your game, there’s another Sunset Coast team ready to keep your game alive through the winter season. Jeff Terry tells me that his Sunset Coast Golf Center will remain open throughout the winter months with an indoor golf simulator open for your use. You can play a round with your friends or stop by occasionally just to keep your swing sharp. Starting next week (January 7th) an indoor golf league will start up with play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. If you’d like to learn more or get registered, call Jeff at 269-408-8424. This would also be a good time to put a couple of special dates on your upcoming calendar for Sunset Coast Golf Demo Days. Saturday, April 20th from noon until 4pm, multiple vendors will be on hand including Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Ping and Cobra. A couple of weeks later, Taylormade and Adams will crank up a Golf Fitting and Demo Day from 3 til 7pm on Friday, May 3rd. Ping is in the house one week later on Friday, May 10th for their version of that exercise. If you’re looking for the latest new gear, all 2013 equipment will be in by the first week in March, or if there’s something you really would like to see sooner call Jeff. New to the center this year will be Nike golf equipment, apparel and shoes. You can reach Jeff by phone at 269-408-8424 or stop by the center at Niles Road and Maiden Lane in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> For the younger set, it’s not too soon to be thinking about the upcoming soccer season. Kirsten VanderBurg tells me that the AYSO registration dates at Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary will take place from 6:30pm until 8pm on January 23rd and February 7th. Players must have been born after July 31, 2008 to be eligible. The mission of AYSO is to provide quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a safe, fun, family-oriented soccer environment. Visit www.AYSO574.org for more information or to contact administrators with questions.<br /> <br /> Speaking of the younger set…Grammy-winning local artist and musical producer extraordinaire Dave Carlock pulled together a kid’s choir and some incredibly talented string musicians in the center of the Christmas holiday period to produce a poignant and moving tribute to the tiny children of Newtown, Connecticut cut down in a hail of bullets on December 9th. He and singer Dawn Burns perform an exceptional cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas” (War is Over) with the kid’s singing back up. Watch the entire video on You Tube by searching “Dave Carlock – Happy Xmas” and be sure you keep watching through the entire credit crawl after the music has ended. Hat’s off, Dave, for a remarkable piece captured while rolling through the streets of Benton Harbor and the Arts District. Nicely done, sir.<br /> <br /> If the New Year finds you struggling with stress, addiction or pain, a new weekly community wellness center opens soon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in St. Joseph. Family Nurse Practitioner Barbara Ann Starke says that the center will begin on January 16th in the lower level of the church located at 914 Lane Street in St. Joe. The center will employ 5-point ear acupuncture from the National Acupuncture Detox Association or NADA. Starke tells me that it is effective for reducing stress, relieving the imbalances of trauma, addictions, smoking cessation, cravings, anxiety, sleep problems and unaddressed pain. There are no fees for the service, as they request instead a “love donation.” No appointment is necessary, although they are recommended and the sessions typically last an hour. The practice has been used for thousands of years in the East and for the last 25 years in the USA, it has been effectively used to help in the prevention and treatment of those ailments described.<br /> <br /> For those who missed out on New Year’s Eve parties for whatever reason, or those who would simply like to continue the celebration, the Parrot Heads in Michiana and the Lake Michigan Land Sharks Parrot Head Club invite you to heat things back up again at the “Barefoot Children in the Sand” fundraiser for Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) on January 19th at the Silver Beach Hotel in St. Joseph. Keeping in mind the Parrot Head mission to “Party with a Purpose,” the big night of tropical fun will include a poolside luau with fire-dancers and Mai Tais, dancing to music by Chicago Trop Roc band South of Disorder, a Hawaiian style buffet and lots of fun for a great cause. You’ll have the opportunity to bid on a grand array of silent auction items and participate in fun, creative games to raise critical funds for TEC to help them achieve a matching grant from the Upton Foundation. TEC is dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional, and social well-being of special needs children and adults through horseback riding lessons and therapeutic horse-related activities in Berrien County. Tickets are just $50 each and can be lined up by called the hotel at 983-7341.<br /> <br /> Another great night out awaits those willing to join the fundraising efforts to keep the cameras rolling at Harbor Lights TV. Pencil-in a planned visit next Friday, January 11th at The Livery Microbrewery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Harbor Lights TV recently completed a very successful first series airing for 8-weeks this past fall on PBS station WNIT-TV in South Bend. The non-profit showcase drew considerable interest throughout the region and shared tons of good news about our entire community. Fundraising for Series Two is now critical to continue the show’s run. Producer Dawn Yarbrough will be joined by fellow musicians Venitia Sekema, Karine Martin, and Bonita Mitchell backed up by Steve Parker on piano, Tara Saunders on drums, Dennis Varo on bass and James Jones on sax. Unique savory and sweet small bites will be provided by local restaurants. Proceeds from the concert will pay for production costs of the TV series, and the event itself will be filmed and aired on a future episode. Doors open at 7:30pm next Friday night and show time is 8pm. Tickets are $50 each and available in advance at The Livery, The Phoenix Café, or St. Joe Today.<br /> <br /> Nearly 500 bricks have been purchased to date by the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation’s Achieving Excellence Brick-by-Brick campaign. But, this great opportunity to honor graduates or teachers will be ending soon. The bricks will soon be placed as part of the new construction at St. Joseph High School. You can become a part of the campaign right now by logging onto www.stjosephpublicschoolsfoundation.org. <br /> <br /> Winter classes are about to get underway at the ARS Gallery in the Benton Harbor Arts District and new class offerings have been added with classes starting the week of January 14th. Unique programs from Wine Education and Beginning Italian to Photography and Painting with Oils can be found on the broad menu of offerings. For youth, programs ranging from Mixed Media After School to Saturday Studio Art and Clay All the Way are being offered.<br /> <br /> To gather all the details, go to www.annarussoart.com for online sign-ups, or call Anna Russo Sieber at 269- 208-4409 to learn more.<br /> <br /> While winter does admittedly slow things down for the folks at GAGA and Blueberry View Artist Retreat in Riverside, there is still life to be found around owners Janet Sullivan and Mark Toncray. Janet tells me that she picked up a ukulele about a year ago and hasn’t been able to put it down. As a result she is forming a ukulele club, and accepting all skill levels “from none to a ton.” With the nearest strummer club being in Battle Creek, they’d like to get some action going closer to home. Along with the club Sullivan will host an Open Mic Night on Wednesdays at Kathy’s Riverside Tavern as soon as she can round up enough performers. She is not limiting it to ukulele players, as anyone with a performable talent is welcome. The event will be free and open to the public. To get engaged, contact her at 773-235-2050.<br /> <br /> The Grand Opening party for Nancy Maryniak’s reVive Self Spa & Tanning in St. Joseph has been postponed by a week and will now take place next Saturday, January 12th. You are invited to stop in for a tour to “Rediscover Yourself.” The newly named spa is located on the front lot of Martins Supermarket at the corner of Hilltop and Cleveland Avenues in St. Joseph Charter Township. The opening had originally been slated for today.<br /> <br /> From the e-Mailbag: Mr. Moody, I would like to say thank you for recognizing us a few weeks back when you announced our Christmas rides train schedule. Many people came to ride the House of David train and gave credit to MailMax for the information. The train has been stored for the winter, but we are setting a goal of 10,000 Christmas lights for our rides next year. Anyone can donate lights and decorations that are in good working condition. We are also looking for volunteers to sponsor and decorate a section of the railroad in whatever manner they would like. We will start signing up groups for decorating in late August. Janet Keefer Lagness, Eden Springs Park Preservationist. Happy to help, Janet…congratulations on a stellar season. Folks, if you’d like to help Janet, you can reach her at 269-927-3302 or by e-mail at esptrains@gmail.com. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend… please remember that this is a critical time of year for all of us to shop locally to help keep our community alive…and we’ll see you again next Saturday here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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