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There’s a lot more to see, so check it pizza maker in the world and the 5th largest I’d like to talk to you about pizza vendor in the United States . There are my other two jobs beyond currently 3 stores in the Kalamazoo-Portage the writing of this weekly column in MailMax. area and one in Granger, Indiana, but this will Earlier this week, I marked a milestone that I’m be the first in our area. Not sure when they not even sure I could have ever predicted when arrive, but soon. I rolled into Michigan’s Great Southwest in After decades of total dedication to February of 1973. I had just completed four knitting fans everywhere in the region, the years of service to the United States Air Force namesake of Ivelise’s Yarn Shop in Benton and burst onto the scene as the News Director Harbor has elected to retire. Ive has hung for WSJM Radio in downtown St. Joseph. up the professional knitting needles and now Back then, the studios were in the building performs only recreationally. Fortunately for that has been the longtime home to the John Attend WMU-Southwest’s Open House and speak fans of her shop, it is far from being the end of Devries Insurance Agency. My dear friends at the story. Shop manager for the past 5-years, Mid-West Family Broadcasting were making with program advisors, a financial aid representative, Kathy Bricker Manis is now the new owner tremendous plans for quite the celebration for of Ivelise’s Yarn Shop. Not only has she the actual date, Thursday, February 28th, of my and Southwest staff about available graduate degree bought the business, Leadership she is creating a whole Educational • 40th anniversary on the same radio station. new beginning by moving operations to 1601 programs. Trust me...it is an extremely rare occurrence, (MA) Drive in St. Joseph. That was Lakeshore inasmuch as radio is such a transient business the home for many years of the former Ron for so many people. Since my deadline for this • Organizational Learning Clark Carpet Company and briefly last column was Sunday, February 24th, and I am year housed Siriano Real Estate. After 49 and Performance (MA) writing this in my hotel room in Washington 1/2 years in the same location, Ivelise’s Yarn D.C., I would simply like to thank some very Shop will open their new important people at the radio station who have • The Practice of doors at 10:00am this been working overtime to set up some “big Teaching (MA) doin’s” as Jim Gifford would say. Jim is Registration and refreshments: my longtime close personal friend and cohort • Social Work (MSW) in crime on the Moody & Gifford Show 5 to 5:30 p.m. every morning and I sincerely appreciate his incredible talent and his great friendship. Gayle Breakout sessions: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Olson and Sue Patzer also played major roles It’s been a dozen years now since Julee tuned for updates as they become available. coming Monday, March 4th just steps away in setting up the grand affairs of the week, and I In the Benton Harbor Arts District from Lake Michigan. For the rest of the winter Laurent rolled into town and immediately want to thank them “in advance” (even though the shop hours will be 10am until 6pm Monday fell in love with Michigan’s Great Southwest. the eclectic “Beer at the Dinner Table” series For more information the event is now history) for their tremendous through Saturday. But, Kathy also purchased She’s played a variety of roles around town continues this coming week at the Ideal Place work in assembling things. Naturally, I would the and old building too, go and to beginning May 15th over the years, always landing on her feet when Restaurant. Starting Tuesday night, March to RSVP like to thank General Manager Dave Doetsch the original site of the shop will host a line-up she seeks something new and exciting and 5th at 6pm, it’s a special $40 dollar (reservation for giving his blessing to the whole concept of www.wmich.edu/southwest/openhouse events, so stay tuned for that story still to now you can call her Realtor Julee Laurent. only) event featuring the beers of Michigan’s and for running a spectacularly well-run come. Congratulations on your retirement Ive Julee has joined the team at Coldwell Banker Short’s Brewery , alongside the acclaimed or call (269) organization. I also thank all of my co-workers Anchor Real Estate in St. Joseph and Tom cuisine of Chef Doug Clark and his top-notch and good luck Kathy. 934-1500. there now and over the years for the great fun There’s another “retirement” to tell you Angelo’s team. That shop has been helping kitchen staff at the Ideal Place. Space is limited we’ve all had and will continue to have as we about today as well, in the form of a portion of people buy and sell homes and businesses for head toward #41. the 2785 business E. of Napier Gateway Avenue Services of Berrien nearly 20 years now. If you’d like to employee Southwest Wearing my day-time hat as Executive Springs. Executive Director Gallay tells Julee’s new talents, you can reach her at 269-Benton Harbor, MI Emil 49022 Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber me that effective April 1st, Gateway is ending 983-0011 or 574-315-5501. Congratulations, Benton Harbor of Commerce , I am extremely excited their recycling and document destruction Julee...best of luck. to point you to the newly updated and St Joseph Angela Baylis has leaked the news to her business. After more than 15-years in recycling, streamlined organizational website the Gateway team had to make a tough decision blog followers online that her great little diner, www.CornerstoneChamber.com that is due to the high cost of processing the products The American Kitchen, will soon be adding providing great new awareness and visibility as well as the continuous drop in product dinner service to their repertoire. Located for the well over 650 members of our Chamber. pricing. Gallay is talking to competitors to see at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Regina Ciaravino and I have been working who is willing to help out longtime Gateway Maiden Lane in the former Dale’s Donut Inserts & Promotions many hours to get things running more customers. 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Chamber members now your company or organization could use such classic pot pies, fantastic salads, and some FAX: 269.934.3297 have dramatically increased visibility and skills, please contact Emil at 269-471-2897, ext lighter fare like lemon parmesan chicken. Once options to tell their story in “mini” pages within 17. Thanks for the many years of great service, they have finished testing and tweaking the email: publisher@farahead.com Inserts may vary by Zip Code Emil and keep us posted on •www.facebook.com/eMailMax advancements menu, they will officially open for dinner and www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued on page 12 for your team and your ability to improve the open a bit later for breakfast during the week. quality of life and level of independence of the If you’re part of their diehard Saturday and Sunday brunch crowd, fear not...they will keep people on your team. their weekend hours of opening at 8am. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Before I get into the meat of the matter today, I’d like to talk to you about my other two jobs beyond the writing of this weekly column in MailMax. Earlier this week, I marked a milestone that I’m not even sure I could have ever predicted when I rolled into Michigan’s Great Southwest in February of 1973. I had just completed four years of service to the United States Air Force and burst onto the scene as the News Director for WSJM Radio in downtown St. Joseph. Back then, the studios were in the building that has been the longtime home to the John Devries Insurance Agency. My dear friends at Mid-West Family Broadcasting were making tremendous plans for quite the celebration for the actual date, Thursday, February 28th, of my 40th anniversary on the same radio station. Trust me...it is an extremely rare occurrence, inasmuch as radio is such a transient business for so many people. Since my deadline for this column was Sunday, February 24th, and I am writing this in my hotel room in Washington D. C., I would simply like to thank some very important people at the radio station who have been working overtime to set up some “big doin’s” as Jim Gifford would say. Jim is my longtime close personal friend and cohort in crime on the Moody & Gifford Show every morning and I sincerely appreciate his incredible talent and his great friendship. Gayle Olson and Sue Patzer also played major roles in setting up the grand affairs of the week, and I want to thank them “in advance” (even though the event is now history) for their tremendous work in assembling things. Naturally, I would like to thank General Manager Dave Doetsch for giving his blessing to the whole concept and for running a spectacularly well-run organization. I also thank all of my co-workers there now and over the years for the great fun we’ve all had and will continue to have as we head toward #41.<br /> <br /> Wearing my day-time hat as Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce, I am extremely excited to point you to the newly updated and streamlined organizational website www.CornerstoneChamber.com that is providing great new awareness and visibility for the well over 650 members of our Chamber.<br /> <br /> Regina Ciaravino and I have been working many hours to get things running more smoothly for members everywhere, and we’re very excited to encourage members and nonmembers alike to scope out the great job that Brian Humes of Two Piers Interactive has performed for us. Chamber members now have dramatically increased visibility and options to tell their story in “mini” pages within Our website. They are now offering Hot Deals in the form of exclusive discounts found only on the website designed to save you your hard earned money. Some are for “members only” and some can be accessed by non-members as well. Our members can now also list job openings on our website, helping them to find the workforce they need to be successful and helping you to potentially find a new job yourself. There’s a lot more to see, so check it out online, and be sure to “like” our Facebook fan page to keep abreast of lots of other things happening all the time at the chamber.<br /> <br /> Pizza fans who prefer to enjoy the amazing aroma of their pie baking in their own oven as opposed to having it delivered to their door or piling in the car to head to a local pizzeria have a unique new opportunity coming soon to the Fairplain Plaza neighborhood in the form of the upcoming arrival of Papa Murphy’s Pizza as a new neighbor to Jimmy John’s on the Napier Avenue side of the house. Papa Murphy’s is a “take and bake” option that allows you to watch your pizza prepared right before your eyes, to your personal specs and then you take it home and bake it whenever you want it fresh from the oven. The concept was launched in 1981 in Vancouver, Washington, and now there are more than 1,200 stores in 37 states. They are the largest “take and bake” pizza maker in the world and the 5th largest pizza vendor in the United States. There are currently 3 stores in the Kalamazoo-Portage area and one in Granger, Indiana, but this will be the first in our area. Not sure when they arrive, but soon.<br /> <br /> After decades of total dedication to knitting fans everywhere in the region, the namesake of Ivelise’s Yarn Shop in Benton Harbor has elected to retire. Ive has hung up the professional knitting needles and now performs only recreationally. Fortunately for fans of her shop, it is far from being the end of the story. Shop manager for the past 5-years, Kathy Bricker Manis is now the new owner of Ivelise’s Yarn Shop. Not only has she bought the business, she is creating a whole new beginning by moving operations to 1601 Lakeshore Drive in St. Joseph. That was the home for many years of the former Ron Clark Carpet Company and briefly last year housed Siriano Real Estate. After 49 1/2 years in the same location, Ivelise’s Yarn Shop will open their new doors at 10:00am this Coming Monday, March 4th just steps away from Lake Michigan. For the rest of the winter the shop hours will be 10am until 6pm Monday through Saturday. But, Kathy also purchased the old building too, and beginning May 15th the original site of the shop will host a line-up of events, so stay tuned for that story still to come. Congratulations on your retirement Ive and good luck Kathy.<br /> <br /> There’s another “retirement” to tell you about today as well, in the form of a portion of the business of Gateway Services of Berrien Springs. Executive Director Emil Gallay tells me that effective April 1st, Gateway is ending their recycling and document destruction business. After more than 15-years in recycling, the Gateway team had to make a tough decision due to the high cost of processing the products as well as the continuous drop in product pricing. Gallay is talking to competitors to see who is willing to help out longtime Gateway customers. In the meantime, Gateway will maintain a focus on production jobs and service programs. Those are the types of programs that give Gateway participants more opportunity to make an income and learn new initiatives. If your company or organization could use such skills, please contact Emil at 269-471-2897, ext 17. Thanks for the many years of great service, Emil and keep us posted on advancements for your team and your ability to improve the quality of life and level of independence of the people on your team.<br /> <br /> It’s been a dozen years now since Julee Laurent rolled into town and immediately fell in love with Michigan’s Great Southwest. She’s played a variety of roles around town over the years, always landing on her feet when she seeks something new and exciting and now you can call her Realtor Julee Laurent. Julee has joined the team at Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estate in St. Joseph and Tom Angelo’s team. That shop has been helping people buy and sell homes and businesses for nearly 20 years now. If you’d like to employee Julee’s new talents, you can reach her at 269- 983-0011 or 574-315-5501. Congratulations, Julee...best of luck.<br /> <br /> Angela Baylis has leaked the news to her blog followers online that her great little diner, The American Kitchen, will soon be adding dinner service to their repertoire. Located at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Maiden Lane in the former Dale’s Donut site, The American Kitchen has been taking their fans by storm with quality breakfasts and lunches made from scratch since opening late last year. Now you can look forward to such classic American dishes as roasted chicken, classic pot pies, fantastic salads, and some lighter fare like lemon parmesan chicken. Once they have finished testing and tweaking the menu, they will officially open for dinner and open a bit later for breakfast during the week. If you’re part of their diehard Saturday and Sunday brunch crowd, fear not...they will keep their weekend hours of opening at 8am. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.<br /> <br /> In the Benton Harbor Arts District the eclectic “Beer at the Dinner Table” series continues this coming week at the Ideal Place Restaurant. Starting Tuesday night, March 5th at 6pm, it’s a special $40 dollar (reservation only) event featuring the beers of Michigan’s Short’s Brewery, alongside the acclaimed cuisine of Chef Doug Clark and his top-notch kitchen staff at the Ideal Place. Space is limited so call 934-0460 to reserve your space before its gone. Find more at www.theidealplace.com or stop by the restaurant at 212 Territorial Road. As a part of the ongoing commitment to support community service programs and charities, a portion of the proceeds for the event will be donated to the Camp 911 Program at the Crystal Springs Camp Center in Dowagiac.<br /> <br /> Friends of the Maud Preston Palenske Library Book Sale hope that you’ve got a few good books to donate to the cause. They are currently accepting used books right up until the sale which runs April 17th through the 20th.<br /> <br /> Newer, clean books of all sorts are welcome, and can be delivered directly to the library where a box can be found in the front lobby.<br /> <br /> Your help is sincerely appreciated.<br /> <br /> Speaking of books, five members of the Harbor Authors will participate next Sunday, March 10th, in a book reading event at The Livery beginning at 6pm. Each author will read a short portion of their work and offer books for sale. Enjoy a beer, a bite to eat, and an opportunity to meet these great authors including Margaret Reule (The Big Birthday Mystery), Anne Vandermolen (She That Remains), Maggie Mendus (Broken Conciousness: Reflections of an Epileptic), Marnie Heyn (Hades Ladies), and Walter Ward (Defying Gravity). The Livery is at 190 Fifth Street.<br /> <br /> Lakeshore High School will present The Cat’s Pajamas tomorrow, (3/3) as part of their 6th Annual “Music in Schools Tour.” Choral clinics, school assemblies and concerts all across the nation have helped raise monies for music education and the 2013 tour is the largest to date. Designed to inspire students, generate increased interest in music, and encourage all youths and teens to get involved in the arts, the afternoon performance begins at 4pm, and tickets can be obtained by calling 428-1402 or at the door starting an hour before show time.<br /> <br /> Finally, a note from the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation regarding a unique alumni variety show fundraiser, entitled “Encore” to be held August 22nd and 23rd of 2014. I know that’s a long way off, but they are hopeful of featuring the exact acts and emcees from past SJHS variety shows from the 1950’s through<br /> <br /> 2009. Retired show director Dennis Bowen will direct the production and acts are being selected now. If you are a former star interested in reprising your act, please contact Dennis soon at dennisbowen230@gmail.com. That’s it for this week, kids. See you at tonight’s LMC Winners Circle Auction or right here in MailMax next Saturday!<br /> <br /> Before theidealplace.com Road.<br /> <br /> Support charities, will at the Dowagiac.<br /> <br /> Palenske Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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