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GOING r e m o t C u s t i o n ON NOW! Apprecia Sale ECRWSS Local Postal Customer S chroeder • Your HOME • Your LIFESTYLE F urniture • Your COMFORT • Your CHOICE See inside today’s paper for more details! GREAT IDEAS ONLINE! www.schroederfurniture.com Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 16 , 2013 March 16, 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 11 at 269-408-1688 or stop by the office at 1030 Miners Road in St. Joseph. A terrific harbinger of spring every year is the arrival of the Annual Wolf’s Marine and Wolf’s Diver’s Supply Open House . That means we should be on spring’s doorstep because the big open house at 250 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor is underway this weekend, running today (Saturday the 16 th ) from 9am until 5pm and again tomorrow from noon until 5pm. The crews at Wolf’s have been making water fun for boaters and divers for 58 years now, and they are coming fresh from the Miami and Detroit Boat Shows with accessory manufacturer’s reps on hand to showcase new prod-ucts, offer advice and answer product questions. Look for special pricing on many items and more than $1,000.00 in door prizes. It’s the Midwest’s largest marine accessory store…right here in the heart of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Another indicator of the impending spring season is this weekend’s 33 rd Annual Home, Garden & Leisure Show at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. The show, running from March 15 th to the 17 th boasts a wide range of exhib-itors and forums with lots of prizes, discounts and special offers. Find all of the details and show ticket coupons online at www.swmhomeshow.com. The show is presented annually by the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors and the Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association. If you found yourself at the Home Show and wished that you actually owned your own home, there is a workshop next weekend that is free to you and can show you how the American dream of home ownership can be yours. Consider this your Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat O ne of the original wine masters in all of Michigan’s Great Southwest is expand-ing his horizons, and is on the verge of sharing his outstanding product with a substantially wider market across the state. Leonard Olsen who owns and operates Founders Wine Cellars in downtown Baroda is bringing another tasting room to the central business dis-trict of St. Joseph. Olsen has signed a lease with the crew at City Plumbing & Heating to take over the vacant space immediately adjacent to the St. Joseph Visitors Center operated by St. Joseph Today. Olsen hopes to have his satellite operation open no later than the end of April. His new tasting center in the 400 block of State Street in downtown St. Joseph will comprise 1,100 square feet in the space that was most recently a holiday season clear-ance center for the crew at Moxie’s . Prior to that, it was a clothing consignment center for several years. Olsen says he will operate the new tasting room seven days a week and will maintain evening hours to capitalize on evening diners looking for things to see and do downtown. In addition to fea-turing his Founders brand wine line-up, Len tells me that he will conduct wine pairings, and plans to host “a lot of art showings and similar such events” to showcase the many and varied talents of local artists across the region. In addition to the new tast-ing room, Olsen’s product line of Founders wines will also be getting a dramatic boost from his key distributor who is finalizing plans to place the popu-lar wines in more than 103 Meijer Supermarkets across the state. Congratulations, Len…keep us posted on your progress for the tasting room and grand opening festivities there. Expansion and diversification are also key words in the realm of Ken & Julie Wuerfel as their desire to help you in and around your home grows into a third franchise arena. The Wuerfels, as many regular readers here know, own and operate local franchises for The Cleaning Authority and more recently the Mosquito Squad . Now, they have grown their empire to include franchise operations for the Renew Crew . The focus of the Renew Crew concept is on exterior home cleaning and maintenance using eco-friendly products. It is a natural tie-in to their Mosquito Squad business, inasmuch as the mission of the Renew Crew is to enhance your enjoyment of outdoor living spaces. They offer a menu that focuses solely on areas requiring regular upkeep including decks, paver patios, walkways & driveways, siding, gutters, and fences. Both indoor and outdoor window-cleaning are also available. Renew Crew uses a 3-step approach which clearly differentiates them from power-cleaning companies, especially in light of their use of the eco-friendly products and lower-pressure spray methods. The Renew Crew brand was founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1983 and currently operates 25 franchise locations in 15 states, as a part of the Outdoor Living Brands. You can reach the Renew Crew at 269-932-4225. M oody You’ve undoubtedly seen the signs around town touting the huge sell-down at Doctor ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Orchards Mall. A staple inside the Mall for nearly nine years now, some feared that the signs were a signal of an impending departure, when in reality the store was simply gearing up for a move into a larger, brighter and Dr. Robert Flood O.D. more inviting space at the Mall directly opposite Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes Hometown -Infections the new Sears Store. Doctor ZZZZ’Z will now encompass a showcase space in excess of Dr. Flood’s Vision Center Areas Premier Sunglass Dealer Do you have... Itchy Eyes? Dry Eyes? Allergies?? 11,000 square feet at the Mall. Boasting a huge selection of almost 50 different mattress set choices by Englander Bedding and Corsicana Bedding , you will soon find even more brands in the shop… all available in twin, full, queen and king sizes. Special sizes are available as well. The shop spe-cializes in spring-less sleep systems like Memory Foam, Natural Latex and Cool Gel beds. They also offer electrically adjustable beds with wireless remote and massage functions. Doctor ZZZZ’Z is a privately owned, family-run business focused on quality customer service. You’ll find them inside the Orchards Mall at 1800 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor. When Dr. Raghu Veeramasuneni expanded his Psychiatric Specialties just two short years ago in Royalton Township, he likely never figured that he would need to expand again so soon. The project two years ago doubled the space and added three new therapists, a nurse practitioner named Suzan Robarge and a neuropsychologist by the name of Dr. Christopher Contardo. Now, the practice is growing again to accommodate transition to an all-service practice, with testing, individual and family talk therapy, EMDR therapy and medication man-agement all in one place. In fact, the team’s provid-ers conduct weekly meetings to coordinate patient care to provide you with the best possible treatment. As a result of the exponential growth they have elected to change the name to Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties (although friends and patients just call them Psych Specialties for short). The growth even has the team searching for quali-fied psychotherapists to join the crew. The office participates with BCBS, Cofinity, Lakeland and Medicare, but not Medicaid. 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Moody On The Market

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One of the original wine masters in all of Michigan’s Great Southwest is expanding his horizons, and is on the verge of sharing his outstanding product with a substantially wider market across the state. Leonard Olsen who owns and operates Founders Wine Cellars in downtown Baroda is bringing another tasting room to the central business district of St. Joseph. Olsen has signed a lease with the crew at City Plumbing & Heating to take over the vacant space immediately adjacent to the St. Joseph Visitors Center operated by St. Joseph Today. Olsen hopes to have his satellite operation open no later than the end of April. His new tasting center in the 400 block of State Street in downtown St. Joseph will comprise 1,100 square feet in the space that was most recently a holiday season clearance center for the crew at Moxie’s. Prior to that, it was a clothing consignment center for several years. Olsen says he will operate the new tasting room seven days a week and will maintain evening hours to capitalize on evening diners looking for things to see and do downtown. In addition to featuring his Founders brand wine line-up, Len tells me that he will conduct wine pairings, and plans to host “a lot of art showings and similar such events” to showcase the many and varied talents of local artists across the region. In addition to the new tasting room, Olsen’s product line of Founders wines will also be getting a dramatic boost from his key distributor who is finalizing plans to place the popular wines in more than 103 Meijer Supermarkets across the state. Congratulations, Len…keep us posted on your progress for the tasting room and grand opening festivities there.<br /> <br /> Expansion and diversification are also key words in the realm of Ken & Julie Wuerfel as their desire to help you in and around your home grows into a third franchise arena. The Wuerfels, as many regular readers here know, own and operate local franchises for The Cleaning Authority and more recently the Mosquito Squad. Now, they have grown their empire to include franchise operations for the Renew Crew. The focus of the Renew Crew concept is on exterior home cleaning and maintenance using eco-friendly products. It is a natural tie-in to their Mosquito Squad business, inasmuch as the mission of the Renew Crew is to enhance your enjoyment of outdoor living spaces. They offer a menu that focuses solely on areas requiring regular upkeep including decks, paver patios, walkways & driveways, siding, gutters, and fences. Both indoor and outdoor window-cleaning are also available. Renew Crew uses a 3-step approach which clearly differentiates them from power-cleaning companies, especially in light of their use of the eco-friendly products and lowerpressure spray methods. The Renew Crew brand was founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1983 and currently operates 25 franchise locations in 15 states, as a part of the Outdoor Living Brands. You can reach the Renew Crew at 269-932-4225.<br /> <br /> You’ve undoubtedly seen the signs around town touting the huge sell-down at Doctor ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Orchards Mall. A staple inside the Mall for nearly nine years now, some feared that the signs were a signal of an impending departure, when in reality the store was simply gearing up for a move into a larger, brighter and more inviting space at the Mall directly opposite the new Sears Hometown Store. Doctor ZZZZ’Z will now encompass a showcase space in excess of 11,000 square feet at the Mall. Boasting a huge selection of almost 50 different mattress set choices by Englander Bedding and Corsicana Bedding, you will soon find even more brands in the shop… all available in twin, full, queen and king sizes. Special sizes are available as well. The shop specializes in spring-less sleep systems like Memory Foam, Natural Latex and Cool Gel beds. They also offer electrically adjustable beds with wireless remote and massage functions. Doctor ZZZZ’Z is a privately owned, family-run business focused on quality customer service. You’ll find them inside the Orchards Mall at 1800 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> When Dr. Raghu Veeramasuneni expanded his Psychiatric Specialties just two short years ago in Royalton Township, he likely never figured that he would need to expand again so soon. The project two years ago doubled the space and added three new therapists, a nurse practitioner named Suzan Robarge and a neuropsychologist by the name of Dr. Christopher Contardo. Now, the practice is growing again to accommodate transition to an allservice practice, with testing, individual and family talk therapy, EMDR therapy and medication management all in one place. In fact, the team’s providers conduct weekly meetings to coordinate patient care to provide you with the best possible treatment. As a result of the exponential growth they have elected to change the name to Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties (although friends and patients just call them Psych Specialties for short). The growth even has the team searching for qualified psychotherapists to join the crew. The office participates with BCBS, Cofinity, Lakeland and Medicare, but not Medicaid. You can reach them at 269-408-1688 or stop by the office at 1030 Miners Road in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> A terrific harbinger of spring every year is the arrival of the Annual Wolf’s Marine and Wolf’s Diver’s Supply Open House. That means we should be on spring’s doorstep because the big open house at 250 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor is underway this weekend, running today (Saturday the 16th) from 9am until 5pm and again tomorrow from noon until 5pm. The crews at Wolf’s have been making water fun for boaters and divers for 58 years now, and they are coming fresh from the Miami and Detroit Boat Shows with accessory manufacturer’s reps on hand to showcase new products, offer advice and answer product questions. Look for special pricing on many items and more than $1,000.00 in door prizes. It’s the Midwest’s largest marine accessory store…right here in the heart of Michigan’s Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> Another indicator of the impending spring season is this weekend’s 33rd Annual Home, Garden & Leisure Show at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. The show, running from March 15th to the 17th boasts a wide range of exhibitors and forums with lots of prizes, discounts and special offers. Find all of the details and show ticket coupons online at www.swmhomeshow.com. The show is presented annually by the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors and the Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association.<br /> <br /> If you found yourself at the Home Show and wished that you actually owned your own home, there is a workshop next weekend that is free to you and can show you how the American dream of home ownership can be yours. Consider this your Invitation to a First Time Home Buyer’s Work Shop. Register before March 23rd by calling 269- 876-2835 for the free, no-obligation, program coming to the St. Joseph Holiday Inn Express at 3019 Lakeshore Drive. Show time is 1pm next Sunday, March 24th, and there is limited seating. Monarch Community Bank, Exit Realty Harbor Shores, Meridian Title Corporation, A&E Home Inspections, and the Fair Housing Center are teaming up for the presentation which is for adults only and there is no child care available. Hors d’Oeuvres, desserts and beverages will be available along with expert advice, a Homebuyer’s Tool Kit, door prizes and more. Check it out.<br /> <br /> Harbor Country is hosting a workshop series of an entirely different nature, focused on Creating Confident Caregivers. The program from Union Pier’s Help for SW Michigan Advocacy Center is designed for family members caring for a loved one with dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. The 2-hour sessions are held once a week for 6-weeks led by a trained specialist. The Harbor Country classes will run Thursday afternoons from 1pm until 3pm from April 18th through May 23rd. To register, or for additional information, contact Dawn Tyler at 800-442-2803.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Harbor Country the Rabbit Run Inn is featuring a special for the end of their offseason rates with a spring getaway. Stay at the Inn any 3 nights in March and April and get one free. They are also rolling out their summer weekday special of stay 4 or 5 weekday nights and get1 night free beginning May 1st. The Inn, owned and operated by Linda Jo and Rodney can be found at 6227 Elm Drive in Sawyer or at www.rabbitruninn.com. You can reach the Bed & Breakfast by phone at 269-405-1050.<br /> <br /> Local Author Peggy McGee is now offering the “Psychic Sara Teen Series” at Forever Books in downtown St. Joseph. Her introductory price is $9.99 each. There are four books in the series including, “Sara the Psychic Sleuth,” “Sara to the Second Power,” “Sara and the Destiny of the Stars,” and “Sara and the Cyber-Psychic Squad.” The series features a teenage girl who has a unique psychic gift and despite many hardships must overcome life’s challenges while making a difference to those around her. They are also available at Amazon in paperback and on all e-book sites.<br /> <br /> A couple of weeks ago I shared word of a fundraising account at United Federal Credit Union for 6-year old Tara Deam who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The 1st grader at Roosevelt Elementary has captured the hearts of many, and they are continuing to find ways to help Tara’s family weather the storm. You can be a part of a gigantic Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit next Saturday from 5 until 8pm at the school at 2000 El Dorado Drive in Stevensville. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids 6 and younger, and are available at Stevensville Station at 5725 St. Joseph Avenue, at the school, from Realty Executives at 815 Main Street in St. Joe, or by calling Karen at 313-2712, or Kelly at 876- 6035. Tickets will also be available at the door, and take out dinners will be offered, too.<br /> <br /> Boy Scout Troop 603, Cub Scout Pack 600, Venture Crew 603 and friends are hitting the pavement this week in the Lakeshore School District delivering empty grocery bags to each home. They Are asking you to help fill those bags with non-perishable food, paper goods and personal hygiene items for distribution to local food banks. Scouts will return to the neighborhoods next Saturday, the 23rd to collect your donations. They appreciate your support.<br /> <br /> Berrien County Environmental Specialist Jill Adams encourages you to do your spring cleaning with the environment in mind. Next Saturday’s issue of MailMax will feature a complete rundown of 2013 Hazardous Waste Collections, electronics recycling information, tire recycling events and more. Save that information in next week’s paper and plan accordingly.<br /> <br /> The Morton House Museum is hosting a Gangster Murder Mystery at 501 Territorial Road tonight and tomorrow (Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th). Tonight’s affair runs from 6 until 9pm and tomorrow’s event is an afternoon run from 2 until 5pm. Groups of guests will go through the historical mansion at intervals during those times, so plan ahead. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be reserved by calling 876-7692 or 325-5828. As a special feature, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will have on display some of the guns taken from Fred “Killer” Burke’s house in Stevensville in the 1930’s linked to the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. Guests will help solve the murder mystery and enter to win prizes. Funds raised in the outing will be used to help match an Upton Foundation matching grant opportunity of $15,000.00 to give the museum a much needed facelift. I would have given you more of a head’s up, but didn’t get the information in time for last week’s column.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great St. Patty’s Day weekend and we’ll see you again next Saturday right 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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