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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad on Page 4 April 27, 2013 Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com dog of the season from The Hot Dog Kart is down to just hours from now. Ben Yacobozzi will launch his 30 th Anniversary year at the corner of State and Broad Streets in downtown St. Joseph this coming Monday, April 29 th . Look for Ben and his sidekick Allison and his grandson Nick on a daily basis for your great lunchtime pleasure. Last year, you may recall, the Hot Dog Kart achieved world renown by being the first and only mobile hot dog vendor to be inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. Welcome back, Ben, Happy Anniversary…and I’ll see you soon! Another rite of summer rapidly approaching entails the world of water sports across the region, and a couple of guys looking forward to getting you on the water in style are just days away from open-ing up shop on the periphery of the Benton Harbor Arts District in downtown Benton Harbor. Josh Stone and Vern Jorgensen are putting the finishing touches on Yakz, a first-class purveyor of kayaks, canoes and ancillary supplies for that world of sport at 241 E. Main Street right alongside one of the Main Street round-abouts. The two are best POSTMASTER: Please deliver on April 27 , 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 17 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 In stock, right now, from the factory. buddies, co-owners and partners who both love kayaking themselves and are converting their hobby into a full-blown business. On their Facebook fan-page they admit that they are “starting up Dave Ramsey Style, and therefore moving a little slow-er” than they would like. Both men have day jobs in the nuclear energy industry, but have an incredi-ble support team in the form of wives, moms, dads, and kids all helping with the venture. Yakz is being billed as the Premiere Kayaking Mecca of the Midwest, featuring craft from Wilderness Systems, Perception, and Dagger, as well as the Mad River Canoe line. They will also carry kayak fishing gear from Harmony, Scotty, Yakattak, Ram and Bomber Gear. Look for the new shop to be open any day now. You can reach them at 944-7316. If the extent of your adventure keeps you closer to home, the crew at Carson Wood Specialties on Jericho Road in Stevensville has some new offerings that might be right up your alley. Carson has always been known for their cus-tom woodworking including mouldings, outdoor patio furniture, and exotic hardwood decking. Thanks to steady growth over the past few years, team Carson, a family-owned and operated small business enterprise, can now special order compos-ite and plastic decking from Azek and Fiberon. They have also added Jeld Wen windows, Marillat kitchen & bath cabinetry, and composite paving bricks from Azek. Additionally Tom Carson tells me that they have grown to include quality pres-sure-treated lumber, a variety of fasteners, and a vast array of Simpson hangers. Tom’s goal is to build and carry things you can’t get anywhere else in the region, making Carson Wood Specialties a A n Illinois family that would routinely vacation in St. Joseph or South Haven every summer for many years finally bought a home in St. Joe about five years ago. It was intended to be their summer home, while they continued to live the Illini life. Fortunately for the rest of Michigan’s Great Southwest the family soon discovered that the more they were on this side of the lake the more they fell in love with the town. Two years ago they moved here full time, and now they are in the pro-cess of making another dream come true for not only themselves but for the rest of us as well. As a result, another short term vacancy in downtown St. Joseph is being replaced quickly as the central business district continues to thrive at near capacity. The departure of Sweet Seasons Orchards Silver Beach has made way for a new family business working hard to be ready for Memorial Day Weekend. Coming soon to 319 State Street will be Yo-Bubbs Frozen Yogurt Shop. Majority owner of the family-run business will be Bobby Walsh, whose parents were the ones who moved the family here in 2011. The curious name is a composite based on Bobby’s name and a contempo-rary greeting employed by today’s youth. It seems that when the kids were little, Bobby’s sister, Sarah, couldn’t say Bobby and resorted to calling him “Bubbs” or “Bubbas.” Like many other fami-lies, the nickname stuck. When trying to get some-one’s attention the kids typically yell, “Yo!” to one another. With frozen yogurt often truncated to “Fro-Yo,” the family figured the two colloquialisms combined as Yo-Bubbs would be a fun name for the shop. Now, though…the rest of the story. Yo-Bubbs will be a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, wherein you personally select however many of the 12 fla-vors of yogurt you want in your cup. You then will have the option of topping things off with your choice of 36 different toppings , ranging from healthy fresh fruit and nuts, to candies, brownies, cookies and more! New yogurt flavors will be rotated in daily, affording you the opportunity to create a totally different treat every time you visit. Your only limit is your own imagination and exper-imentation. The Walsh family will exclusively serve premium frozen yogurt from Honey Hill Farms of Arkansas. The yogurt is certified with five live and active culture strains, including three probiotics. The matriarch of the family is Elvie Walsh , and she tells me that her 16-year old son Nick is a Sophomore at SJHS, and her 11-year old daughter Briana is a 6 th grader at Upton. Daughter Sarah and her husband are special education teach-ers in Champaign, Illinois. The Walsh family is currently engaged full-time in building out the space for their new enterprise, and they hope to be up and running in time for Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned for more as opening day draws closer, and I’ll keep you posted. Congratulations, and I’m sure there will be hundreds eagerly awaiting your arrival! While you’ll have to wait a couple weeks for your frozen yogurt fix, your wait for the first hot M oody Pat 12”x12” 16 Colors Glass or Porcelain Tiles 18”x18” 20 Colors Take a sample piece of your floor home with you. Get the rest of the room tomorrow. 12”x24” 10 Colors Continued on page 12 Carpet roll balances in stock. 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Pat Moody<br /> <br /> An Illinois family that would routinely vacation in St. Joseph or South Haven every summer for many years finally bought a home in St. Joe about five years ago. It was intended to be their summer home, while they continued to live the Illini life. Fortunately for the rest of Michigan’s Great Southwest the family soon discovered that the more they were on this side of the lake the more they fell in love with the town. Two years ago they moved here full time, and now they are in the process of making another dream come true for not only themselves but for the rest of us as well. As a result, another short term vacancy in downtown St. Joseph is being replaced quickly as the central business district continues to thrive at near capacity. The departure of Sweet Seasons Orchards Silver Beach has made way for a new family business working hard to be ready for Memorial Day Weekend. Coming soon to 319 State Street will be Yo-Bubbs Frozen Yogurt Shop. Majority owner of the family-run business will be Bobby Walsh, whose parents were the ones who moved the family here in 2011. The curious name is a composite based on Bobby’s name and a contemporary greeting employed by today’s youth. It seems that when the kids were little, Bobby’s sister, Sarah, couldn’t say Bobby and resorted to calling him “Bubbs” or “Bubbas.” Like many other families, the nickname stuck. When trying to get someone’s attention the kids typically yell, “Yo!” to one another. With frozen yogurt often truncated to “Fro-Yo,” the family figured the two colloquialisms combined as Yo-Bubbs would be a fun name for the shop. Now, though…the rest of the story. Yo-Bubbs will be a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, wherein you personally select however many of the 12 flavors of yogurt you want in your cup. You then will have the option of topping things off with your choice of 36 different toppings, ranging from healthy fresh fruit and nuts, to candies, brownies, cookies and more! New yogurt flavors will be rotated in daily, affording you the opportunity to create a totally different treat every time you visit. Your only limit is your own imagination and experimentation. The Walsh family will exclusively serve premium frozen yogurt from Honey Hill Farms of Arkansas. The yogurt is certified with five live and active culture strains, including three probiotics. The matriarch of the family is Elvie Walsh, and she tells me that her 16-year old son Nick is a Sophomore at SJHS, and her 11-year old daughter Briana is a 6th grader at Upton. Daughter Sarah and her husband are special education teachers in Champaign, Illinois. The Walsh family is currently engaged full-time in building out the space for their new enterprise, and they hope to be up and running in time for Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned for more as opening day draws closer, and I’ll keep you posted. Congratulations, and I’m sure there will be hundreds eagerly awaiting your arrival!<br /> <br /> While you’ll have to wait a couple weeks for your frozen yogurt fix, your wait for the first hot dog of the season from The Hot Dog Kart is down to just hours from now. Ben Yacobozzi will launch his 30th Anniversary year at the corner of State and Broad Streets in downtown St. Joseph this coming Monday, April 29th. Look for Ben and his sidekick Allison and his grandson Nick on a daily basis for your great lunchtime pleasure. Last year, you may recall, the Hot Dog Kart achieved world renown by being the first and only mobile hot dog vendor to be inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. Welcome back, Ben, Happy Anniversary…and I’ll see you soon!<br /> <br /> Another rite of summer rapidly approaching entails the world of water sports across the region, and a couple of guys looking forward to getting you on the water in style are just days away from opening up shop on the periphery of the Benton Harbor Arts District in downtown Benton Harbor. Josh Stone and Vern Jorgensen are putting the finishing touches on Yakz, a first-class purveyor of kayaks, canoes and ancillary supplies for that world of sport at 241 E. Main Street right alongside one of the Main Street round-abouts. The two are best buddies, co-owners and partners who both love kayaking themselves and are converting their hobby into a full-blown business. On their Facebook fan page they admit that they are “starting up Dave Ramsey Style, and therefore moving a little slower” than they would like. Both men have day jobs in the nuclear energy industry, but have an incredible support team in the form of wives, moms, dads, and kids all helping with the venture. Yakz is being billed as the Premiere Kayaking Mecca of the Midwest, featuring craft from Wilderness Systems, Perception, and Dagger, as well as the Mad River Canoe line. They will also carry kayak fishing gear from Harmony, Scotty, Yakattak, Ram and Bomber Gear. Look for the new shop to be open any day now. You can reach them at 944-7316.<br /> <br /> If the extent of your adventure keeps you closer to home, the crew at Carson Wood Specialties on Jericho Road in Stevensville has some new offerings that might be right up your alley. Carson has always been known for their custom woodworking including mouldings, outdoor patio furniture, and exotic hardwood decking. Thanks to steady growth over the past few years, team Carson, a family-owned and operated small business enterprise, can now special order composite and plastic decking from Azek and Fiberon. They have also added Jeld Wen windows, Marillat kitchen & bath cabinetry, and composite paving bricks from Azek. Additionally Tom Carson tells me that they have grown to include quality pressure- treated lumber, a variety of fasteners, and a vast array of Simpson hangers. Tom’s goal is to build and carry things you can’t get anywhere else in the region, making Carson Wood Specialties a virtual one-stop shop for decking materials and custom woodworking as well as for your new windows and cabinets. You’ll find them at 7526 Jericho Road, on the web www.carsonwoodspecialties.com, or by phone at 465-6091.<br /> <br /> After nearly 16-years alongside The Village Lamp Shoppe in Royalton Township, Deborah Berecz recently moved her law office lock, stock and barrel to the top floor of the Box Factory for the Arts. Deb tells me that it’s a great fit because, although Berecz & Associates which includes her associate Meghan Lipford, offer traditional litigation services, they also provide “outside-the-box” creative solutions for families transitioning through separation, divorce, guardianship and adoption. She says that collaborative law and mediation both provide respectful, efficient and satisfying resolutions for many families. The move has doubled the available space for Berecz & Associates, allowing them to offer a client reading & lending library, a computer on which parents can work through coparenting sites like www.UpToParents.org and a large screen TV for viewing videos about options available to families. Congratulations, Deb and Meghan…and best of luck in your new home.<br /> <br /> That colorful little salon in South town St. Joseph called Rumors Hair Studio is marking a milestone this year with their 26th Anniversary in business. Owners Roger Newman and Jeff Horsic have been at it for a long time at 2940 Niles Avenue. If you’re a stylist who has always admired that busy, upscale salon, you will be happy to learn that Rumors recently lost a stylist who is moving out of state. That loss coupled with plans by Roger and Jeff to expand their space, finds the salon actively seeking experienced cosmetologists who would like to be considered for employment there. You can call 983-5671 if you are interested.<br /> <br /> Also marking an anniversary this week is Pater True Value Hardware at the Scottdale Triangle at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph. This weekend, (4/27-4/28) Joe Pater’s 7th Anniversary Celebration is going full tilt with their annual bucket sale wherein a $3.00 bucket purchase will earn you 25% off all regular priced items that can fit inside the bucket with the lid on. Oh, and the $3 gets donated to St. Joseph Football. There are giveaways all weekend, a gigantic Dutch Boy Paint Sale and lots more. Check it out.<br /> <br /> If you’d like to jump-start your online presence, the team from Google is in town for two free seminars at The Vineland Center at 1155 Vineland Road in St. Joseph on Monday (4/29) at 9 am and 12:30 pm. Google team members will provide step by- step guidance on topics such as building a free website, registering a custom domain name, creating an online business listing and more. Log onto www.gybo.com/michigan to register your attendance.<br /> <br /> Blossom Week is upon us, launching with the Blessing of the Blossoms tomorrow (Sunday 4/28) followed by an old fashioned ball game against the House of David Echoes. The Queen’s Goodwill Tour takes place Monday through Wednesday, and the Youth Parade on Thursday, a Pre-Parade Pasta Party on Friday, the 34th Annual Run for the Buds at 10:3 0 am Saturday followed by the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday at 1 pm. This will mark the 50th consecutive year that the parade will be led by the Indianapolis Motorcycle Drill Team. You can find the full schedule of events online at www.blossomtimefestival.org. <br /> <br /> Students at Lake shore Middle School in Stevensville and Upton Middle School in St. Joseph have been gathering sponsor ships for a joint walk to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in a Friday, May 3rd event dubbed One Great Cause. It’s part of a nationwide effort known as “Kids Helping Kids” to raise money to cure, treat, and prevent type-1 diabetes. As part of the initiative, students at both schools are learning about the disease and the importance of nutritious eating and exercise. The campaign officially kicked off this past Thursday and both walks are coming up this Friday. To take part, click www.kidswalk.jdrf.org. <br /> <br /> The Shoreline Garden Club of Stevensville will conduct their annual Plant Sale next Saturday, May 4th, at Lake shore High School from 9am until noon. They will feature winter hardy Michigan grown perennials as well as some vegetable and herb plants. They will also showcase, for the first time, a limited supply of locally grown houseplants. Proceeds from the fundraiser help fund their service projects and activities.<br /> <br /> Back by popular demand is the Extinguish the Fire: A Glass Blower’s Ritual. That event is coming up Friday evening, June 7th at Water Street Glass works in the Benton Harbor Arts District. This is the event where Master Chef Tim Sizer of Timothy’s cooks creative, multi-course meals directly on molten glass. Then the hallowed ritual of the glass artists’ creation of an extravaganza of light, steam, smoke and sizzle. Once the 2300 degree furnace is emptied of glass, the great hush of the shut down for the summer takes over. Tickets are now on sale, but the event is limited to just 75 guests due to space limitations, so they will go quickly. Call 269-925-5555 to reserve yours now.<br /> <br /> St. Joseph Catholic School in Watervliet is hosting their 8th Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser, to support the school tonight, Saturday, April 27th. Included is a pasta bar catered by Hot Spot Café in Coloma, music…live and silent auctions…50/50 raffles…a cash bar, fun and fellowship. Tickets are just $25 each, by contacting the school at 463-3941.<br /> <br /> This is also the weekend of the Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society Show at the Orchards Mall. By entering the mall at Entrance 4, you will find displays of rocks, minerals, fossils, and demonstrations such as stone polishing, jewelry making, gold panning and more. Dealers on hand will feature beautiful and interesting rocks and minerals, jewelry, items for gifts and more. Everyone interested in Earth Sciences is welcome. The event runs today, Saturday, April 27th from 10-7 and tomorrow from 11-4.<br /> <br /> Finally today, word that the Washington Avenue Church of God will launch celebration of its 50th Anniversary at 10:30 am tomorrow morning (Sun 4/28) with guest speaker Dr. Georg Karl. The church has invited the public in to join in this special day which will be capped off with a special meal following the service. You can find the church at 4051 Washington Avenue in St. Joseph, or online at www.thewavechurch.com. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week kids…see you around town and again next Saturday right here in MailMax! Please shop locally…there’s more here than you know!<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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