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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad on Page 5 May 11, 2013 Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Breakfast Dawg that is debuting Sunday mornings only from 9am until 11am for now. Later in the season she’ll expand that offering to other days of the week. Marge enjoyed a spectacular inaugural season thanks to a hot summer and welcomes everyone to her spot overlooking the Compass Rose Fountain . Dr. Robert Flood O.D. One of the hottest new trends among foodies Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes -Infections Sandwiches. Inasmuch as is the advent of Waffle we are at the epicenter of the finest waffle mix in the world in the form of the F.S. Carbon Company which was founded in Buchanan and continues to be created daily from their headquarters in South Bend, it turned into a slam dunk decision for Keith Avery, Mike & Lisa Welch to incorporate a new menu item at their HoneyBaked Ham restaurant in Stevensville. In fact, they invite you to sample a free waffle sandwich this coming Monday, May 13 th from 11am until 2pm at HoneyBaked Ham at 4488 Red Arrow Highway . They will take up a free-will donation with proceeds going to Lake-shoreVision2013. The waffle sandwiches will be served out of Carbon’s Vending Truck marking its POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 11 , 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 19 sumers in a manner that is safe and wholesome. Angela encourages fans to track them on Facebook and Twitter for sales and crop updates. Happy Anniversary, Nye’s Apple Barn! From humble beginnings to ranking among the Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the United States, my friend Mary Jo Tomasini is marking a milestone this year in the form of her 20 th Anniversary in business at CE Competitive Edge of Stevensville. Mary Jo actually gave birth to her company in the basement of another business who let her rent space there. Operating a lean budget but armed with a strong vision, she provided nothing but the highest level of customer service every day to earn her success. Her sister, Paula Wygonik joined the firm in 2004 and they have been a dynamic duo ever since. Even though their client base spans the globe, the crew at CE Competitive Edge, headquartered on Red Arrow Highway just south of John Beers Road, is every inch a commu-nity-based organization, committed to economic development of the region and giving back rou-tinely. Congratulations, ladies! Nice work! This is a milestone year for Don Schar-nowske Jr. and his team at HEI Wireless in Ben-ton Harbor , too. He just recently marked his 5 th year in their new building at 2203 Plaza Drive , but is also celebrating his 15 th Anniversary as owner of the sophisticated electronics firm that provides tons of equipment and support to local first responders of all stripes, as well as virtually anyone in need of two-way wireless reliability under the toughest of conditions. HEI Wireless recently hosted a major open house and “Customer Appreciation Day” event featuring 8 of his key vendors from Hytera, Kenwood, Vertex, Unication, Pryme, Otto, Rigid Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 The Mollhagen family has been part of the local landscape dating back to at least 1855 when Charles Mollhagen , a fisherman born in Germany landed on the shores of Lake Michigan. Charles and his wife Christine had a son named Louis who was a longtime grocer who built a building at 307-309 Main Street in the city in 1924 that still bears the Mollhagen name. For decades the Mollhagen name has been recognizable in the community thanks to Lloyd “Mo” Mollhagen and his daughter Sally who held court at 600 Fishermans Road in St. Joseph along the Morrison Channel. Lloyd was a fourth generation commercial fisherman who launched Mollhagen’s Marina there along the channel and relinquished ownership of the marina in the 90’s to Ron Ingriam. Lloyd died in May of 1995 and his daughter Sally is now retired to Florida. Despite those departures, the loving respect for the Mollhagen name will continue to live on along the river channel now that the restau-rant at that site has changed hands again. What has been variously known for a number of years now as Barney’s Boathouse, The St. Joseph Boathouse, and even just The Boathouse will go back to its roots thanks to new owner James Buschner and his new Chef Brad Thornburg. Buschner has been a bartender in Chicago and several other met-ropolitan areas, but now is ready to bring his brand of quality customer service and Thornburg’s talent for great food to the water’s edge behind Vail Rubber Company off the bend at the base of the Langley Avenue hill. Buschner has dramatically changed the look of the place, pulled out the old “boat bar” and flipped the dance floor-bandstand to the opposite end of the building. The restaurant is currently hiring staff to get the place open when the remodeling work is complete. They will feature fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads and burgers. Thornburg gave me a sneak peek at the proposed menu for Mollhagens beginning with appetizers from gator tail to wings, rib tips, and oysters both baked and on the half-shell. A trio of salads from jerk chicken to steak salad will be on there and a nice array of sandwiches from a Cuban to bbq pulled pork, plus lettuce wraps, burgers, mac & cheese, fish tacos, jerk scallops and a reuben. Sides will include coconut rice, sweet plantains, fries, home-made chips and sweet fries. Prices will be largely in the mid-range of $7 to $12-bucks. No word as yet regarding the proposed opening…but I would anticipate we’ll see them coming online soon…and I’ll keep you posted as they update me. If you head back up the hill from Mollhagens into downtown and continue all the way to the bluff you will discover that The Twisted Dawg has returned to her anchor position alongside the can-non in Lake Bluff Park in St. Joe. Owner and operator Marge Rivera and her crew undoubtedly enjoyed a huge kick-off to her second season at the base of Broad Street thanks to the first Antiques on the Bluff of the year on Blossom weekend. Marge tells me that in addition to her unique twisted, grilled hotdog offerings, she is showcasing a new M oody Pat Dr. Flood’s Vision Center Areas Premier Sunglass Dealer Do you have... Itchy Eyes? Dry Eyes? Allergies?? last day in Michigan before it heads off to Chicago for the summer. HoneyBaked will also debut their new breakfast service featuring make-your-own Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffles priced at just $3.99. For an additional low price you can add bacon or HoneyBaked Ham and coffee to your waffle breakfast. Additionally, they’ll be featuring Thornburg & Company Preserves in their sand-wiches, and you can purchase those preserves, syr-ups, and Carbon’s waffle mix at the restaurant daily. With the launch of breakfast, HoneyBaked will now be open weekdays from 8am until 8pm. Check it out! The familiar chain across the drive has been dropped on a new season at Nye’s Apple Barn at Niles Road & I-94. They enjoyed perfect timing with the arrival of Blossomtime last weekend and are now open daily from 11am until 6pm until strawberries come into season, and then they will expand to being open from 9am until 6pm. This is their 45 th Anniversary year in business, having launched in 1968 as a local family-owned and oper-ated business. You can now shop for planters and hanging baskets, especially since Mother’s Day is upon us. Depending on how the weather has treated them, you might already find fresh Michigan aspar-agus. They also carry other vegetables, local honey, local maple syrup and Amish made jams & jellies. During the various seasons, Nye’s sells their own hand-grown fruits and vegetables which never trav-els more than 3 miles to arrive in the sale bins and tables. Angela Thompson, her brother and mother have been running the farm and Apple Barn since her dad, Dale died in 2004. They are a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program verified farm, and grow food for con-Frame + Lens Eye Exams Packages Starting at Starting at Call Today 269.408.8762 MOODY Continued from page 11 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 $79* $45* *Some restrictions apply -see store for details 2603 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI • www.govision.com MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Continued on page 12 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 • Pater True Value • Jets Pizza • In And Around St. Joseph Inserts may vary by Zip Code

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The Mollhagen family has been part of the local landscape dating back to at least 1855 when Charles Mollhagen, a fisherman born in Germany landed on the shores of Lake Michigan. Charles and his wife Christine had a son named Louis who was a longtime grocer who built a building at 307-309 Main Street in the city in 1924 that still bears the Mollhagen name. For decades the Mollhagen name has been recognizable in the community thanks to Lloyd “Mo” Mollhagen and his daughter Sally who held court at 600 Fishermans Road in St. Joseph along the Morrison Channel. Lloyd was a fourth generation commercial fisherman who launched Mollhagen’s Marina there along the channel and relinquished ownership of the marina in the 90’s to Ron Ingriam. Lloyd died in May of 1995 and his daughter Sally is now retired to Florida. Despite those departures, the loving respect for the Mollhagen name will continue to live on along the river channel now that the restaurant at that site has changed hands again. What has been variously known for a number of years now as Barney’s Boathouse, The St. Joseph Boathouse, and even just The Boathouse will go back to its roots thanks to new owner James Buschner and his new Chef Brad Thornburg. Buschner has been a bartender in Chicago and several other metropolitan areas, but now is ready to bring his brand of quality customer service and Thornburg’s talent for great food to the water’s edge behind Vail Rubber Company off the bend at the base of the Langley Avenue hill. Buschner has dramatically changed the look of the place, pulled out the old “boat bar” and flipped the dance floor-bandstand to the opposite end of the building. The restaurant is currently hiring staff to get the place open when the remodeling work is complete. They will feature fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads and burgers. Thornburg gave me a sneak peek at the proposed menu for Mollhagens beginning with appetizers from gator tail to wings, rib tips, and oysters both baked and on the half-shell. A trio of salads from jerk chicken to steak salad will be on there and a nice array of sandwiches from a Cuban to bbq pulled pork, plus lettuce wraps, burgers, mac & cheese, fish tacos, jerk scallops and a reuben. Sides will include coconut rice, sweet plantains, fries, home-made chips and sweet fries. Prices will be largely in the mid-range of $7 to $12-bucks. No word as yet regarding the proposed opening…but I would anticipate we’ll see them coming online soon…and I’ll keep you posted as they update me.<br /> <br /> If you head back up the hill from Mollhagens into downtown and continue all the way to the bluff you will discover that The Twisted Dawg has returned to her anchor position alongside the cannon in Lake Bluff Park in St. Joe. Owner and operator Marge Rivera and her crew undoubtedly enjoyed a huge kick-off to her second season at the base of Broad Street thanks to the first Antiques on the Bluff of the year on Blossom weekend. Marge tells me that in addition to her unique twisted, grilled hotdog offerings, she is showcasing a new Breakfast Dawg that is debuting Sunday mornings only from 9am until 11am for now. Later in the season she’ll expand that offering to other days of the week. Marge enjoyed a spectacular inaugural season thanks to a hot summer and welcomes everyone to her spot overlooking the Compass Rose Fountain.<br /> <br /> One of the hottest new trends among foodies is the advent of Waffle Sandwiches. Inasmuch as we are at the epicenter of the finest waffle mix in the world in the form of the F.S. Carbon Company which was founded in Buchanan and continues to be created daily from their headquarters in South Bend, it turned into a slam dunk decision for Keith Avery, Mike & Lisa Welch to incorporate a new menu item at their HoneyBaked Ham restaurant in Stevensville. In fact, they invite you to sample a free waffle sandwich this coming Monday, May 13th from 11am until 2pm at HoneyBaked Ham at 4488 Red Arrow Highway. They will take up a free-will donation with proceeds going to LakeshoreVision2013. The waffle sandwiches will be served out of Carbon’s Vending Truck marking its last day in Michigan before it heads off to Chicago for the summer. HoneyBaked will also debut their new breakfast service featuring make-your-own Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffles priced at just $3.99. For an additional low price you can add bacon or HoneyBaked Ham and coffee to your waffle breakfast. Additionally, they’ll be featuring Thornburg & Company Preserves in their sandwiches, and you can purchase those preserves, syrups, and Carbon’s waffle mix at the restaurant daily. With the launch of breakfast, HoneyBaked will now be open weekdays from 8am until 8pm. Check it out!<br /> <br /> The familiar chain across the drive has been dropped on a new season at Nye’s Apple Barn at Niles Road & I-94. They enjoyed perfect timing with the arrival of Blossomtime last weekend and are now open daily from 11am until 6pm until strawberries come into season, and then they will expand to being open from 9am until 6pm. This is their 45th Anniversary year in business, having launched in 1968 as a local family-owned and operated business. You can now shop for planters and hanging baskets, especially since Mother’s Day is upon us. Depending on how the weather has treated them, you might already find fresh Michigan asparagus. They also carry other vegetables, local honey, local maple syrup and Amish made jams & jellies. During the various seasons, Nye’s sells their own hand-grown fruits and vegetables which never travels more than 3 miles to arrive in the sale bins and tables. Angela Thompson, her brother and mother have been running the farm and Apple Barn since her dad, Dale died in 2004. They are a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program verified farm, and grow food for consumers in a manner that is safe and wholesome. Angela encourages fans to track them on Facebook and Twitter for sales and crop updates. Happy Anniversary, Nye’s Apple Barn!<br /> <br /> From humble beginnings to ranking among the Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the United States, my friend Mary Jo Tomasini is marking a milestone this year in the form of her 20th Anniversary in business at CE Competitive Edge of Stevensville. Mary Jo actually gave birth to her company in the basement of another business who let her rent space there. Operating a lean budget but armed with a strong vision, she provided nothing but the highest level of customer service every day to earn her success. Her sister, Paula Wygonik joined the firm in 2004 and they have been a dynamic duo ever since. Even though their client base spans the globe, the crew at CE Competitive Edge, headquartered on Red Arrow Highway just south of John Beers Road, is every inch a community- based organization, committed to economic development of the region and giving back routinely. Congratulations, ladies! Nice work!<br /> <br /> This is a milestone year for Don Scharnowske Jr. And his team at HEI Wireless in Benton Harbor, too. He just recently marked his 5th year in their new building at 2203 Plaza Drive, but is also celebrating his 15th Anniversary as owner of the sophisticated electronics firm that provides tons of equipment and support to local first responders of all stripes, as well as virtually anyone in need of two-way wireless reliability under the toughest of conditions. HEI Wireless recently hosted a major open house and “Customer Appreciation Day” event featuring 8 of his key vendors from Hytera, Kenwood, Vertex, Unication, Pryme, Otto, Rigid and Rontan. Here’s to many more years of successful operation and communications, Don!<br /> <br /> Next Saturday, May 18th, local friends and fans of the Humane Society of SW Michigan will gather for their 5th Annual Bids for Barks Benefit Auction at The D.A.N.K. Hall at 2651 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor. The event has become so huge that it was moved last year to that hall and became another record-setter. This will be a linchpin year for that agency because they have crafted a purchase agreement on a 5-acre parcel off M-139 in Royalton Township where they are working diligently to make a dream come true in the form of a new, efficient, well-equipped and conveniently located shelter for their No-Kill facility. Tickets to the big show are $25 in advance and $30- at the door and are available at www.humanesocietyswm.org. Live music, a pup-parade, dinner, cash-bar, and both silent and live auctions will be featured with an amazing array of goods and services all the way up to a fully restored 1939 Plymouth sedan. Carol and I will be there with our friends and hope you will join us! 100% of the night’s proceeds will go directly into the building fund. It is a do not miss event!<br /> <br /> Animal lovers have the chance to help furry friends that same weekend by attending a huge rummage sale at the Howard Ice Arena in St. Joe on Friday and Saturday from 9am until 6pm each day. Animal Aid and Animal Lovers have joined forces for the big event and if you’d like to donate items (no clothing please!) For the sale you can do so on Thursday, May 16th from 9am until 6pm. Money raised will help cover medical expenses for the animals.<br /> <br /> The incredible team at Lest We Forget has assembled another amazing array of military reenactments, displays, parades and more, but to even begin to tell the full story would take this entire column. Please do yourself a favor and visit the SJ Today Welcome Center for their full color brochure, or go online to www.lestweforgetusa.org for the complete listing of events next weekend from Ma7 17th through the 19th. Prepare to be astounded once again!<br /> <br /> You have a unique opportunity this weekend to see a couple of diverse groups who will travel from long distances to take part in great local activities sponsored by local groups. The 2013 SW Michigan Steelheaders will undertake the Schu’s Summer Challenge Fishing Tournament beginning at 6:45AM this morning (Sat 5/11). Dozens of fishermen will be taking to the waters of Lake Michigan competing for a forecast prize pool in excess of $20,000.00 in cash & prizes. The tournament started with the Schu’s Shootout back on Thursday, and wraps up at 1pm today with weigh-ins taking place at Pier 33 on the island from 10am until 2:30pm followed by a prime rib dinner and awards ceremony there. Welcome, Steelheaders, and thanks to organizers led by Jim Marohn for another stellar event in Michigan’s Great Southwest!<br /> <br /> If camping is more your style, the Loyal Order of the Glamper welcomes you to a unique Open House today (Sat 5/11) from 1pm until 4pm at the Warren Dunes Campground in Sawyer. This is the group’s 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Campout, with roughly 30 unique vintage trailers from 6 states in attendance. They are a dedicated bunch of vintage trailer obsessed people who are willing to let you see Glampers, as they call themselves, in their native habitat. You can tour some awesomely decorated trailers in the process. My friend Beth Welch tells me you can find them in the north loop of the modern campground. Check it out!<br /> <br /> Pancake lovers have an extreme weekend headed your way! Next Saturday, May 18th, the Kiwanis Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor welcomes you to their Spring Pancake Day at the Whitcomb, 509 Ship Street in St. Joe from 8am until 1pm. Price is just $5, with all proceeds to key Kiwanis program efforts.<br /> <br /> You can keep feeding your pancake habit again on Sunday the 19th when the firefighters of Lincoln Charter Township will make and serve breakfast including pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, milk, juice and coffee from 7am until 1pm. Price tag there is $7 for adults, with kids from 6-13 in for $5, and those 5 and under are free. The fire station is located at 2130 W. John Beers Road in Stevensville.<br /> <br /> Lakeshore’s 3rd “Pink Game” raising money for the Berrien County Cancer Service takes place today at the Lakeshore and St. Joe varsity softball fields, coinciding with the SJ Softball Invitational. Games start at 10am today with raffle tickets, t-shirt sales and more.<br /> <br /> Fans of the Readiness Center in Benton Harbor have a great chance to help their organization on Tuesday, May 21st when the Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo hosts one of their pat<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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