eMailMax 5/1/13 : Page 1

walnut OUR LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR! sale $ 48% off list price RAYMOND 2-PIECE SECTIONAL Comfy chaise sectional with updated two-tone design. Padded microfi ber seating in choice of 2 colors is framed with rich leather-look upholstery. Stocked in saddle. Wall widths: 82 and 117. 36d 36h. SKU# PMOEA70 PILLOWS SOLD SEPARATELY $29.99 EACH. 777 SALE $199 99 OTTOMAN Leather-look upholstery in chocolate. 36w 36d 19h. SKU# 6500645 ECRWSS Local Postal Customer 3 years special fi nancing available. † † see back page. May 4, 2013 SKU# 8614079 sale $ 88 56% off list price NEW HAMPTON QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD Relaxed contemporary feel in gently distressed black laminate fi nish. See Our Ad On Page sale $ 99 179 6 & 7 BUYS! SAVANNAH ACCENT CHEST Multi-color embossed tin drawer fronts create storage with unique style. 32.75w 13.75d 34h. SKU# 1586173 HOT 55% off list price TM midnight midnight $ 199 99 Paper. News Your Good auburn POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 4 , 2013 DIEGO QUEEN SIZE BED Pine solids & pine veneers in 2 fi nishes. Includes headboard, footboard & rails. 65w 89d 52h. SKU# PPRO016 FINAL PRICE. NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS. www.MailMaxOnline.com Today. The big show runs the first Sunday of every month through October from 10am until 5pm rain or shine. Check it out! We often see images in movies and on TV of folks playing video games head-to-head against one another. If you’ve ever wondered how cool it would be to step aboard a special unit and play video games inside, you now have the option to find out. Everette Gaston and his wife are intro-ducing you to Rolling Video Games of SW Michigan. It’s a luxury limo-style gaming the-ater on wheels complete with four 55-inch high-definition TV’s, surround sound, and vibrating sta-dium seating that allows for multi-player gaming excitement! Up to 16 people can all play at the same time. Gaston tells me that he is teaming up with Dairy Queen of St. Joseph and Stevensville to offer cakes with their party packages, and will host open houses for Rolling Video Games at both DQ locations in two weeks on Saturday, May 19 th . They will make their St. Joe appearance from noon until 2pm and be at Stevensville from 4:30pm until 6:30pm that day. Check out their Facebook page at Rolling Video Games of SWMI to register to win a party of your own. You can reach Mr. Gaston at 269-605-3444 for info, or check out www.RollingVideoGames.com . My friend Tim Foley is going to have to get a bigger business card if he keeps scoring new awards and titles at the rate he has been over the past several years. Tim, who owns and operates Bit of Swiss Bakery in Stevensville, and will soon launch “bread bar” on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor, is already an internationally acclaimed culinary award winner. Now, however Mr. Foley has been nominated for and accepted into the elite French organization called Maitres Cuisiners de France. In English, that means he is now one of the Master Chefs of France… a French culinary organization founded in the 1800’s as a way to honor and promote French Chefs, Pastry Chefs, and Bakers who represent French tech-niques and cuisine. Along with the prestigious title, his bakery and his new restaurant are placed into “the highest classification in restaurant guides, and are regularly mentioned in the world’s leading food and travel magazines.” No other Chef, Pastry Chef or Baker from the Midwest outside of Chicago has ever qualified for admittance into the exclusive club. In keeping with their important work, both Bit of Swiss and bread bar will host a Bastille Day Celebration in July, featuring several Volume 14, Ver. 18 Continued from page 11 guest French Chefs. Congratulations, Tim…we’re very proud of you! You may recall that the Wagner family took a year off at their popular Flowerland location across from the Orchards Mall last year to tend to other business issues, but promised they would be back. It was the first time in 30-years that they were not open for the season. As pledged a year ago, however, they are now open for business and ready for your spring planting and your individual celebrations of Mothers Day! They very much Moody on The Market sale $ 99 SPECIAL PURCHASE while 250 last! From the Midwest’s #1 Recliner Store 99 64% off list price STORAGE BENCH with 2 FREE OTTOMANS! Convenient bench seating with two ottomans stowed inside. Leather-look upholstery. 33w 17d 18h. SKU# 3089385 up to 60% off downtown St. Joseph where the short-lived Maritimes was the most recent restaurant to hold court in the space that was origi-nally designed for the former Holly’s Landing. Coming soon to that spacious building across from the Berrien County Courthouse will be the Azul Tequila Bar & Grill. Assuming that the colorful Mexican-style restaurant fits the mold cast by the owners in properties that they already own in Kalamazoo and Portage nearby, and others in Kentucky , patrons should be able to expect a broad array of authentic Mexican cuisine. Juan Carlos Ortiz originally came to the U.S. about 16 years ago at the age of 11 to work in his uncle’s restaurants in Kentucky. He later came to Michigan several years ago to help rescue a strug-gling family restaurant near the Crossroads Mall on Westnedge Avenue in Portage called Los Amigos. In less than 8-months he had dramati-cally turned the restaurant’s fortunes around, and was tapped as the top man for a new Los Amigos site on Stadium Drive near Western Michigan University. Clearly it became a rapid favorite of the region, garnering the Kalamazoo Gazette’s Reader’s Choice for Mexican Restaurant of the Year for 2011. Carlos’ uncle, Francisco Hernandez recently opened yet another new restaurant featur-ing authentic Mexican cuisine along Westnedge Avenue in Portage called Riviera Maya. That site has only been open since mid-March, but with seat-ing capacity for 250 diners, it has already struck a chord with the dining community thanks to such offerings as pineapple fajitas, mango shrimp and molcajete. The menu for the Azul Tequila Bar & Grill is still under development as the renovation continues at the corner of Main & Port in St. Joe. Early indications are that a cousin of Ortiz will be managing the local restaurant which is targeted to open by summertime according to the landlords who own the spacious restaurant which has been vacant for a couple of years now. Stay tuned for more of the story as it develops. Three other restaurants across the region are debuting high-quality Michigan keg wine from Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs. According to wine-maker Wally Maurer, diners at Schu’s Grill & Bar in St. Joe, Cravings Bistro & Pub in Benton Harbor and the Thirsty Perch in South Haven are all now serving what he calls “the next logical step following the popular local food movement along with the trend towards local craft beers and spirits.” Thanks to the wine keg system, restaurateurs face no oxidation loss and increased profitability for wine served by the glass. Each keg actually contains 26-bottles of wine, making it very much a green process as well, cut-ting down on the number of bottles headed to landfills. Local distributor Kent Beverage deliv-ers in 20-liter disposable Key Kegs which, once tapped, keep the air out, keeping the wine fresh for months versus days in a traditional bottle. Speaking of wines, owner Leonard Olson of Baroda Founders Winery in Baroda has settled on a name for his new tasting room coming to downtown St. Joseph. He tells me that he will feature four specialty wines along with his entire  mattresses the Courthouse Square in See back! 0% APR list price WITH EQUAL R emodeling activity has PAYMENTS ramped up considerably at † 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. Continued from page 1 Founders line up at what he plans to call the Fort Miami Tasting Room. His liquor license applica-tion is nearing completion and contractors are busy on the build-out of his new facility on State Street across BUY from The Buck Burgers & Brew , and he S! $ 99 be open and ready to go full tilt by hopes to 299 Memorial Day. Moving a block north on State Street and on the same side as The Buck, Cindy Barinholtz is celebrating her 1 st Anniversary Celebration at th SHOP ONLINE! Street Stuff. Today, Saturday, May 4 , fol-State lowing the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade, she will be celebrating with free Gummy Blossoms, free raffles, a 50% off sale on select candy and gift items, a little bit of live music and entertainment and more. In fact, be sure to bring along your cam-era and take a picture with Spiderman . To learn more about the eclectic store and see her schedule, log onto www.statestreetstuff.com. It is, after all, “The Grooviest Store in SW Michigan!” While you’re downtown this weekend, don’t forget about the return of Antiques on the Bluff! Tomorrow (5/5) marks the return of the hugely popular event that runs the full length of Lake Bluff Park under the guidance of St. Joseph HOT TM MOODY ARLINGTON 3-PIECE DINING Great small-space set! 42x26 drop-leaf table opens to 42” round. Hardwoods in 2-tone fi nish of black and java. Includes 2 chairs. SKU# PINT486 FINAL PRICE. NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS. Grand Opening MOODY  Just In Time For Mother’s Day! Gift Certificates Available • Annuals • Perennials • Geraniums (All Sizes) • Hanging Baskets • Combination Planters • Vegetables Plants • Herbs • Proven Winners • Climbing Vines/Grasses Huge Selection Of $ Geraniums Beautiful Selection of Proven Winners 1.19 & Up look fo runnin entranc selecti expans Remem flower etable garden a week B Franc has be tomers achiev & Rug for the ing sys all-gre Bryan… gent, b proces www. N Anniv Bradfo Award Insura exclus lence Bradfo Julian perform 2900 N phone Annive W arrival located For flowers that flourish, visit Flowerland! Continued on page 12 Large Selection of Vegetables & Herbs! (269) 927-4012 33 Years In Your Community! MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 1261 E. Napier Ave. (Across from Orchards Mall Entrance) Benton Harbor, MI 49022 • Open 7 Days a week! MOODY Continued from page 11 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 Continued on page 11 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Continued on page 10 Inserts & Promotions • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Ace Hardware • Great Clips • Sawyer Market • Von Tobel • Tractor Supply Co. Inserts may vary by Zip Code

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Remodeling activity has ramped up considerably at the Courthouse Square in downtown St. Joseph where the short-lived Maritimes was the most recent restaurant to hold court in the space that was originally designed for the former Holly’s Landing.Coming soon to that spacious building across from the Berrien County Courthouse will be the Azul Tequila Bar & Grill. Assuming that the colorful Mexican-style restaurant fits the mold cast by the owners in properties that they already own in Kalamazoo and Portage nearby, and others in Kentucky, patrons should be able to expect a broad array of authentic Mexican cuisine. Juan Carlos Ortiz originally came to the U.S. about 16 years ago at the age of 11 to work in his uncle’s restaurants in Kentucky. He later came to Michigan several years ago to help rescue a struggling family restaurant near the Crossroads Mall on Westnedge Avenue in Portage called Los Amigos. In less than 8-months he had dramatically turned the restaurant’s fortunes around, and was tapped as the top man for a new Los Amigos site on Stadium Drive near Western Michigan University. Clearly it became a rapid favorite of the region, garnering the Kalamazoo Gazette’s Reader’s Choice for Mexican Restaurant of the Year for 2011. Carlos’ uncle, Francisco Hernandez recently opened yet another new restaurant featuring authentic Mexican cuisine along Westnedge Avenue in Portage called Riviera Maya. That site has only been open since mid-March, but with seating capacity for 250 diners, it has already struck a chord with the dining community thanks to such offerings as pineapple fajitas, mango shrimp and molcajete. The menu for the Azul Tequila Bar & Grill is still under development as the renovation continues at the corner of Main & Port in St. Joe.Early indications are that a cousin of Ortiz will be managing the local restaurant which is targeted to open by summertime according to the landlords who own the spacious restaurant which has been vacant for a couple of years now. Stay tuned for more of the story as it develops.<br /> <br /> Three other restaurants across the region are debuting high-quality Michigan keg wine from Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs.According to wine-maker Wally Maurer, diners at Schu’s Grill & Bar in St. Joe, Cravings Bistro & Pub in Benton Harbor and the Thirsty Perch in South Haven are all now serving what he calls “the next logical step following the popular local food movement along with the trend towards local craft beers and spirits.” Thanks to the wine keg system, restaurateurs face no oxidation loss and increased profitability for wine served by the glass.Each keg actually contains 26-bottles of wine, making it very much a green process as well, cutting down on the number of bottles headed to landfills. Local distributor Kent Beverage delivers in 20-liter disposable Key Kegs which, once tapped, keep the air out, keeping the wine fresh for months versus days in a traditional bottle.<br /> <br /> Speaking of wines, owner Leonard Olson of Baroda Founders Winery in Baroda has settled on a name for his new tasting room coming to downtown St. Joseph. He tells me that he will feature four specialty wines along with his entire Founders line up at what he plans to call the Fort Miami Tasting Room. His liquor license application is nearing completion and contractors are busy on the build-out of his new facility on State Street across from The Buck Burgers & Brew, and he hopes to be open and ready to go full tilt by Memorial Day.<br /> <br /> Moving a block north on State Street and on the same side as The Buck, Cindy Barinholtz is celebrating her 1st Anniversary Celebration at State Street Stuff. Today, Saturday, May 4th, following the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade, she will be celebrating with free Gummy Blossoms, free raffles, a 50% off sale on select candy and gift items, a little bit of live music and entertainment and more. In fact, be sure to bring along your camera and take a picture with Spiderman. To learn more about the eclectic store and see her schedule, log onto www.statestreetstuff.com. It is, after all, “The Grooviest Store in SW Michigan!” <br /> <br /> While you’re downtown this weekend, don’t forget about the return of Antiques on the Bluff!Tomorrow (5/5) marks the return of the hugely popular event that runs the full length of Lake Bluff Park under the guidance of St. Joseph Today. The big show runs the first Sunday of every month through October from 10am until 5pm rain or shine. Check it out!<br /> <br /> We often see images in movies and on TV of folks playing video games head-to-head against one another. If you’ve ever wondered how cool it would be to step aboard a special unit and play video games inside, you now have the option to find out. Everette Gaston and his wife are introducing you to Rolling Video Games of SW Michigan. It’s a luxury limo-style gaming theater on wheels complete with four 55-inch highdefinition TV’s, surround sound, and vibrating stadium seating that allows for multi-player gaming excitement! Up to 16 people can all play at the same time. Gaston tells me that he is teaming up with Dairy Queen of St. Joseph and Stevensville to offer cakes with their party packages, and will host open houses for Rolling Video Games at both DQ locations in two weeks on Saturday, May 19th.They will make their St. Joe appearance from noon until 2pm and be at Stevensville from 4:30pm until 6:30pm that day. Check out their Facebook page at Rolling Video Games of SWMI to register to win a party of your own. You can reach Mr. Gaston at 269-605-3444 for info, or check out www.RollingVideoGames.com. <br /> <br /> My friend Tim Foley is going to have to get a bigger business card if he keeps scoring new awards and titles at the rate he has been over the past several years. Tim, who owns and operates Bit of Swiss Bakery in Stevensville, and will soon launch “bread bar” on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor, is already an internationally acclaimed culinary award winner. Now, however Mr. Foley has been nominated for and accepted into the elite French organization called Maitres Cuisiners de France. In English, that means he is now one of the Master Chefs of France…a French culinary organization founded in the 1800’s as a way to honor and promote French Chefs, Pastry Chefs, and Bakers who represent French techniques and cuisine. Along with the prestigious title, his bakery and his new restaurant are placed into “the highest classification in restaurant guides, and are regularly mentioned in the world’s leading food and travel magazines.” No other Chef, Pastry Chef or Baker from the Midwest outside of Chicago has ever qualified for admittance into the exclusive club. In keeping with their important work, both Bit of Swiss and bread bar will host a Bastille Day Celebration in July, featuring several guest French Chefs. Congratulations, Tim…we’re very proud of you!<br /> <br /> You may recall that the Wagner family took a year off at their popular Flowerland location across from the Orchards Mall last year to tend to other business issues, but promised they would be back. It was the first time in 30-years that they were not open for the season. As pledged a year ago, however, they are now open for business and ready for your spring planting and your individual celebrations of Mothers Day! They very much look forward to seeing you all again at their longrunning garden center at the Napier Avenue entrance to the Mall. They have one of the largest selections of proven winners in the area and an expansive selection of gorgeous perennials.Remember, too, that Flowerland is not just about flowers, as they also have a huge selection of vegetable plants, herbs, and climbing vines for your garden. You’ll find them “in the house” seven days a week…so check it out.<br /> <br /> Bryan Bailey purchased the first Oxi Fresh Franchise in Michigan nearly five years ago, and has been servicing residential and commercial customers for carpet cleaning ever since. Now he has achieved a special certification from the Carpet & Rug Institute through their Seal of Approval for the Oxi Fresh method of a low-moisture cleaning system that achieves a one-hour dry time using all-green cleaning products. Congratulations, Bryan…I know those requirements are very stringent, but they beautifully validate your amazing process. You can learn more online at www.oxifresh.com or by calling 925-0776.<br /> <br /> Not only have they survived their 1st Anniversary in business, but Scott & Maureen Bradford have qualified for the AAA Pacesetter Award in that first year in business as the Bradford Insurance Agency. The Pacesetter Award is exclusively for those agencies who achieve excellence in sales and service, and the crew of the Bradfords, along with Tim Arranyos Jr, Cindy Julian, Nan Bankston, and Robin Wilson have performed to that standard. You can find them at 2900 Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph, or by phone at 982-5262. Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary!<br /> <br /> We all know that spring brings many new arrivals and that’s the case at St. Joe Style, also located in Southtown just south of the busy intersection of Hilltop & Washington Avenues.Proprietors Dan & Cindy Hart are welcoming the addition of Blessed Kneads Massage Therapy in the upper loft of the salon. Jennifer VanBuskirk operates that new opportunity and is taking appointments.If you are a beauty professional looking to join a rapidly-growing salon, you can reach the Harts at 983-3800. That is also the number to reach Jennifer for a massage therapy session.<br /> <br /> Kyle Bainter is understandably proud of several recent industry awards for his locally based Overdun Productions, video and film production company. Kyle recently won two Silver Tellys at this year’s Telly Awards. It is the highest honor awarded in the international competition among more than 12,000 entrants. His awards come for work performed for the IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, and a Paris, France based client Vandoren. This marks four Silver Tellys in just four years for Bainter’s firm based in downtown St. Joseph. His work has also garnered two Addy Awards for Todd Allen Design, including the coveted “Best in Show.” You can reach Kyle at 269-588-0050.<br /> <br /> Ena Peck has been practicing massage therapy for half a dozen years now and recently moved to St. Joe from Wisconsin. She has launched a new business called Knots Therapeutic Massage at 2918 Division Street in St. Joe. Ena is nationally certified and state licensed and combines therapeutic techniques with relaxation to aid in both physical pain relief and mental calm. She operates by appointment only and can be reached at 269-612-7367.<br /> <br /> When Bud Schultz lost both his wife and his son to pancreatic cancer his life spiraled rapidly downward. He found little enthusiasm for anything until a friend in Florida introduced him to the world of dance and now he wants to bring the joy of music and dance to everyone in our area by launching a dance club for Oldtime Rock ‘n’ Rollers. He’s hopeful of finding enough people to spark interest in local clubs holding dance sessions at least three nights a week. If you would like to be a part of that effort, give Bud a call at 269-338-2903. <br /> <br /> Whirlpool is proud to be helping make history by hosting an American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study. Everybody is invited to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity next Tuesday, May 7th from 3 until 6:30pm at 150 Hilltop Road in St. Joseph. Walk-ins are welcome or you can learn more at www.cancer.org/CPS3. <br /> <br /> This week, May 5th through the 12th is National Music Week, and the Monday Musical Club of SW Michigan invites you to attend their celebration of the event next Monday, May 6th, at 2pm at the Heritage Center at 601 Main Street in St. Joe.The event is free and features a number of great performances.<br /> <br /> Registration is underway for the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen Golf Classic coming June 17th at Harbor Shores. $130 per golfer gets your golf, cart, dinner, and adult beverages under the tent. All profits go to feeding the hungry in our community. To sign up, contact KC Gast at kcgast@yahoo.com before June 1st.<br /> <br /> Finally today: a gentle reminder to voters in the Lakeshore Public School system. You have two bond proposals on the ballot on Tuesday, May 7th. Both were community driven. Proposal 1 addresses district-wide infrastructure, technology and safety needs as well as program improvements at the middle and high schools. Proposal 2 focuses on the elementary schools and the need for enlarged classrooms that will support an active learning environment. It would also create a new elementary school in Baroda. Please be sure and vote on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> That’s all the time and space for this week, kids. Have a great week. Hope to see you at the parade today and around town, or else right back here in MailMax next Saturday.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

Flowerland

 

Loading