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SUNDAY, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM Grammy winning guitarist Enjoy fun at the Krasl Art Center anywhere within the perimeter Sponsored by South Shore four locations and Art Fair Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, Kelly’s Bowl, Edgewater Business PERFORMANCES BY: of grounds the Art Fair. and enjoy a wine Paul Brown, presented by Krasl CAPP CHILDREN’S Women’s Health, this area merchandise is available at three Center & Downtown St. Joseph including fine art posters, VISITOR INFORMATION FOOD COURT Relax and be entertained by local talent as you enjoy a meal, snack or specialty treat from one of our many vendors. SALES AND INFORMATION Bottled water is for sale at four locations and Art Fair merchandise is available at three COURT locations FOOD throughout the fair. EMERGING ARTISTS & FIRED UP TENT Enjoy featured work and demonstrations from students grade 9–college age. KRASL ART CENTER GIFT SHOP The Gift Shop carries new merchandise for this year’s Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, including fine art posters, T-shirts, bags, hats, totes, water bottles and kites. SAT. JULY 13 10 _ 6 SUN. JULY 14 10 _ 5 _ www.MailMaxOnline.com 29, 2013 Y 13 10 June 6 SUN. JULY 14 10 _ 5 Y 13 10 _ 6 SUN. JULY 14 10 _ 5 MOODY Continued from page 1 11TH ANNUAL SMOOTH FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF PARTY KRASL ART CENTER Art yard Fair cultural partner 98.3 tasting tent, free entertainment 6:00 PM–7:00 PM ART PURCHASE PROGRAM is located in the fenced locations T-shirts, bags, hats, totes, throughout the fair. JAZZ AT SUNSET FRIDAY, JULY 12 activities. GIFT SHOP The Coast, as he performs and kid-friendly Doug’s Kids on Stage Explore the Art Fair KRASL and ART CENTER of the St. Joseph Library. water bottles and kites. 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph SATURDAY, JULY 13 The Gift Shop carries new at Shadowland Pavilion. 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That was the building that suffered a complete loss in mid-July last year, and the push to reconstruct in time for the summer season on the waterfront this year. The newly finished 360-seat restaurant at the channel bridge at 245 N. Whittaker will be inundated with eager fans who have desperately missed their dear friends. There’s a brand new place for hungry vil-lagers in Stevensville. The all new Heart of the Beaches Café has opened up shop in the center of downtown at 5729 Saint Joseph Avenue. Joseph Library.P ANGING DDLER AREA ACKAGE PICK-UP d by South Shore purchases, we will Health, area our work this from the d have in the yard d it fenced available at Joseph Library.P nteer Check-In Tent.C ACKAGE PICK-UP Y purchases, we will ave your pets at home. our work from the nance prohibits pets it the available at e have within perimeter nteer t Fair. Check-In Tent.C Y ave your pets at home. nance prohibits pets e within the perimeter t Fair. Recent consolidation and re-branding activities are changing the face of commercial real estate practitioners across the region. About two months ago, the firm that operated in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana under CBRE/Bradley , an affiliate of CBRE, Inc; Bradley Residential Management and Bradley Maintenance Services elected to consolidate under the single brand name of Bradley Company . The resulting agency, a diversified real estate firm providing commercial brokerage services, commercial and multi-housing man-agement, real estate tax consulting, and a whole lot more celebrated 30 years of service to the local business community with the change. Brad Toothaker is CEO of Bradley Company, and he cited strategic business reasons for becoming independent. Barely two weeks after that decision was announced, Bradley Company burst back onto the scene with another major announcement when Toothaker joined Dan Dickey, President of NAI Harding Dahm in unveiling a new alliance between their two real estate agencies. Toothaker tells me that the intention, when consolidating the business units, was to quickly take advantage of the expanded growth opportunities that exist to enable growth for both firms and their respective clientele. NAI Harding Dahm is headquartered in Fort Wayne , and the expanded territory and cross-collabora-tion will facilitate greater scales of economy for both firms. The resultant entity becomes one of the largest commercial real estate companies in Indiana and brings further expertise to their units in West Michigan. Combined, the two agencies employ nearly 250 professionals who manage more than 7-million square feet of com-mercial property on both sides of the state line. Bradley was founded in 1978 and NAI dates back to 1967. Meanwhile, the real estate firm of Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett, whose signs for available commercial sites straddle the state line as well, has revealed a new chapter in their decades of service to the commercial real estate market. On June 5 th they officially changed their brand to begin operation as Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett. Last year Grubb & Ellis merged with Newmark Knight Frank, thereby creating Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. The new firm offers all of the services previously offered by Grubb & Ellis, in addition to an array of new and expanded services supported by the newly capitalized platform afforded by the merg-er. Despite the name change and new branding look, the agency remains independently owned in northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. You can learn more at their updated website: www.cressyandeverett.com. Corporate head-quarters are located on the Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka, Indiana. The last thing that anybody could possibly accuse the Dockerty family of being would be lazy! As long-time originators, owners and operators of the Woodland Terrace brand in Bridgman and Niles , they could be content with Continued on page 14 KRASL ART CENTER 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph 269.983.0271 M oody Pat KRASL.ORG the remarkable expansion and growth they have enjoyed and shared with all of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Clearly however, that would be the farthest thing from their collective minds as the family gears up for the creation of their third venture, this time in the Paw Paw Lake region. The family of Don & Mary Dockerty and sons Todd & Tim broke ground recently for Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake, destined for the site at 6740 Red Arrow Highway in Coloma. The Dockertys began their journey back in 1997 with the creation of their first unit at the Bridgman site. Three years ago they opened operations at Woodland Terrace at Longmeadow Village in Niles. They have 72 units in that senior living community to go along with the 92 units they now have in Bridgman. Initial plans for the new Coloma site call for 20 apartments, but there is land available to expand all the way to 60 should the market demand arise. Their own market research proved the need for the Coloma plan inasmuch as the nearest senior living community to Coloma is actually in Lawrence going east or St. Joseph 6:00 PM Pre-Show Party 7:30 PM Paul Brown TICKETS: SMOOTHJAZZATSUNSET.COM Southwest Michigan’s only local LASER VISION CORRECTION facility. Enjoy Grammy winning guitarist Paul Brown, presented by Krasl Art Fair cultural partner 98.3 The Coast, as he performs at Shadowland Pavilion. 11TH ANNUAL SMOOTH JAZZ AT SUNSET SATURDAY, JULY 13 VISITOR INFORMATION KRASL ART CENTER 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph What does that mean? The ophthalmologist that you same one who performs the see preoperatively will be the LASER correction and gives you your post operative care. going west. This new site will create 20 new jobs to go with the nearly 140 already engaged in providing services at the two existing Woodland Terrace sites. Congratulations, Dockertys…best of luck with your new venture! Harbor Country dining fans are finally back in the swing of things now that two of their most popular eateries are back on line. Casey’s Bar & Grill re-opened a couple of weeks ago under the tutelage of long time restaurateur Tom Jennings. Early posts on Facebook show sheer ecstasy from the myriad fans who watched one of their favorites get ripped from their line up in a messy battle between property owners, man-agement teams, liquor licensees and others. Now that the issues are all seemingly resolved, the popular night spot is back at cranking out the hits for hungry and thirsty travelers to the neigh-borhood. Equally as shocking to foodies in the New Buffalo area and beyond was the tragic fire that destroyed The Stray Dog just about a year ago. After working diligently all through the fall and winter season and right straight through spring, contractors were finally scheduled to turn Call today for your FREE SCREENING Eligibility Appointment! % Financing Available For 12 Months! 0 www.greateyecare.com FREE Wi Fi in St. Joseph “Clinical Research Site” 2848 Niles Road • St. Joseph • 269-428-3300 x 298 or 710 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax The new café is situated in the block that also features Stevensville Station and The Welcome Inn. I haven’t been able to reach the owners yet, so I can’t tell you a whole lot about them other than the café features sandwiches, malts and more. At press-time, their website was still under construction and did not showcase the full menu. You should find them in the house Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am until 7pm and Thursday through Saturday from 9am until 9pm. They appear to be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For additional information contact the café at 429-8696 or at www.heartofthebeaches.com to see if it has a more complete picture yet. Now that Paw Paw’s Fish House has relo-cated to the Orchards Mall, diners are no longer relegated to strictly take-out service. Owner Cindy Windmon purchased the restaurant two summers ago but decided that the lack of on-site dining was too big a strain on her ability to attract customers to the site at 1255 Pipestone Road. Now that she has re-positioned the business to the Food Court in the mall, there is plenty of space for customers to enjoy her full menu of seafood on the spot. Seafood dinners, baskets and sandwiches featuring shrimp, perch, catfish and tilapia are the main features, but Cindy also offers Chicago dogs, hot dogs, Polish dogs and chicken wing-dings. Being a part of the Food Court at the mall, Paw Paw’s Fish House matches the mall hours of operation seven days a week, and the menu is still available for take-out as well by calling 934-9630. With the national sequester continuing to hold things up, one unintended consequence is impacting bakers at Panera Bread in St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek and Jackson. In fact, angered by the delay in appointments to the National Labor Relations Inserts & Promotions Board, a handful of the Panera Bread bakers • Harding’s Friendly picketed the Kalamazoo Markets store recently in protest. The I-94 coalition of Markets Panera bakers was the first • Martin’s Super group of workers at that chain in the entire nation form union, but issue arbitration has been • P to & G a Health Care impossible because of the lack of appointments • Ace Hardware • Krasl Fair to the NLRB. The workers Art joined the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain • Schroeder Furniture Millers Union, and aren’t happy with the inabil-ity to may engage in arbitration hearings concerning Inserts vary by Zip Code the firing of a Panera worker from the West Main store in Kalamazoo. She’s one of the most in demand experts in her own career field, and continually challenges 6

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Recent consolidation and re-branding activities are changing the face of commercial real estate practitioners across the region. About two months ago, the firm that operated in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana under CBRE/Bradley, an affiliate of CBRE, Inc; Bradley Residential Management and Bradley Maintenance Services elected to consolidate under the single brand name of Bradley Company. The resulting agency, a diversified real estate firm providing commercial brokerage services, commercial and multi-housing management, real estate tax consulting, and a whole lot more celebrated 30 years of service to the local business community with the change. <br /> Brad Toothaker is CEO of Bradley Company, and he cited strategic business reasons for becoming independent. Barely two weeks after that decision was announced, Bradley Company burst back onto the scene with another major announcement when Toothaker joined Dan Dickey, President of NAI Harding Dahm in unveiling a new alliance between their two real estate agencies. Toothaker tells me that the intention, when consolidating the business units, was to quickly take advantage of the expanded growth opportunities that exist to enable growth for both firms and their respective clientele. NAI Harding Dahm is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and the expanded territory and cross-collaboration will facilitate greater scales of economy for both firms. The resultant entity becomes one of the largest commercial real estate companies in Indiana and brings further expertise to their units in West Michigan. Combined, the two agencies employ nearly 250 professionals who manage more than 7-million square feet of commercial property on both sides of the state line.<br /> Bradley was founded in 1978 and NAI dates back to 1967.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, the real estate firm of Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett, whose signs for available commercial sites straddle the state line as well, has revealed a new chapter in their decades of service to the commercial real estate market. On June 5th they officially changed their brand to begin operation as Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett. Last year Grubb & Ellis merged with Newmark Knight Frank, thereby creating Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. The new firm offers all of the services previously offered by Grubb & Ellis, in addition to an array of new and expanded services supported by the newly capitalized platform afforded by the merger. Despite the name change and new branding look, the agency remains independently owned in northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. You can learn more at their updated website: www.cressyandeverett.com. Corporate headquarters are located on the Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka, Indiana.<br /> <br /> The last thing that anybody could possibly accuse the Dockerty family of being would be lazy! As long-time originators, owners and operators of the Woodland Terrace brand in Bridgman and Niles, they could be content with Pat the remarkable expansion and growth they have enjoyed and shared with all of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Clearly however, that would be the farthest thing from their collective minds as the family gears up for the creation of their third venture, this time in the Paw Paw Lake region. The family of Don & Mary Dockerty and sons Todd & Tim broke ground recently for Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake, destined for the site at 6740 Red Arrow Highway in Coloma. The Dockertys began their journey back in 1997 with the creation of their first unit at the Bridgman site. Three years ago they opened operations at Woodland Terrace at Longmeadow Village in Niles. They have 72 units in that senior living community to go along with the 92 units they now have in Bridgman. Initial plans for the new Coloma site call for 20 apartments, but there is land available to expand all the way to 60 should the market demand arise. Their own market research proved the need for the Coloma plan inasmuch as the nearest senior living community to Coloma is actually in Lawrence going east or St. Joseph going west. This new site will create 20 new jobs to go with the nearly 140 already engaged in providing services at the two existing Woodland Terrace sites. Congratulations, Dockertys…best of luck with your new venture!<br /> <br /> Harbor Country dining fans are finally back in the swing of things now that two of their most popular eateries are back on line. Casey’s Bar & Grill re-opened a couple of weeks ago under the tutelage of long time restaurateur Tom Jennings. Early posts on Facebook show sheer ecstasy from the myriad fans who watched one of their favorites get ripped from their line up in a messy battle between property owners, management teams, liquor licensees and others. Now that the issues are all seemingly resolved, the popular night spot is back at cranking out the hits for hungry and thirsty travelers to the neighborhood. Equally as shocking to foodies in the New Buffalo area and beyond was the tragic fire that destroyed The Stray Dog just about a year ago. After working diligently all through the fall and winter season and right straight through spring, contractors were finally scheduled to turn the handsomely rebuilt restaurant over to owners Marc & Leslie Danesi and their crew this past Thursday. The new Stray Dog will work to replicate the original with a large center bar, and roof top dining. One big advantage of the new building will be the dramatic improvement on kitchen space and additional storage for the team. The legend of the Stray Dog dates back to the original location on Buffalo Street launched in 2001. Due to the huge welcome enjoyed by the restaurant, the Danesis moved to the larger former Surf Gardens building on Whittaker Street two years later in 2003. That was the building that suffered a complete loss in mid- July last year, and the push to reconstruct in time for the summer season on the waterfront this year. The newly finished 360-seat restaurant at the channel bridge at 245 N. Whittaker will be inundated with eager fans who have desperately missed their dear friends.<br /> <br /> There’s a brand new place for hungry villagers in Stevensville. The all new Heart of the Beaches Café has opened up shop in the center of downtown at 5729 Saint Joseph Avenue. The new café is situated in the block that also features Stevensville Station and The Welcome Inn. I haven’t been able to reach the owners yet, so I can’t tell you a whole lot about them other than the café features sandwiches, malts and more. At press-time, their website was still under construction and did not showcase the full menu. You should find them in the house Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am until 7pm and Thursday through Saturday from 9am until 9pm. They appear to be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For additional information contact the café at 429-8696 or at www.heartofthebeaches.com to see if it has a more complete picture yet.<br /> <br /> Now that Paw Paw’s Fish House has relocated to the Orchards Mall, diners are no longer relegated to strictly take-out service. Owner Cindy Windmon purchased the restaurant two summers ago but decided that the lack of on-site dining was too big a strain on her ability to attract customers to the site at 1255 Pipestone Road. Now that she has re-positioned the business to the Food Court in the mall, there is plenty of space for customers to enjoy her full menu of seafood on the spot. Seafood dinners, baskets and sandwiches featuring shrimp, perch, catfish and tilapia are the main features, but Cindy also offers Chicago dogs, hot dogs, Polish dogs and chicken wing-dings. Being a part of the Food Court at the mall, Paw Paw’s Fish House matches the mall hours of operation seven days a week, and the menu is still available for take-out as well by calling 934-9630.<br /> <br /> With the national sequester continuing to hold things up, one unintended consequence is impacting bakers at Panera Bread in St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek and Jackson. In fact, angered by the delay in appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, a handful of the Panera Bread bakers picketed the Kalamazoo store recently in protest. The I-94 coalition of Panera bakers was the first group of workers at that chain in the entire nation to form a union, but issue arbitration has been impossible because of the lack of appointments to the NLRB. The workers joined the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union, and aren’t happy with the inability to engage in arbitration hearings concerning the firing of a Panera worker from the West Main store in Kalamazoo.<br /> <br /> She’s one of the most in demand experts in her own career field, and continually challenges herself to innovate well beyond the expected, and Dr. Gyl Kasewurm has continued that tradition with the public unveiling this week of the latest addition to her Professional Hearing Services practice in the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joseph. The good doctor is coming off of a major Open House event this week to roll out her “Big MAC” as she has dubbed it. MAC is an acronym for Mobile Audiology Clinic…officially The Hearing Aid Bus. Dr. Kasewurm recognized that many potential audiology patients are underserved, and designed the mobile clinic as the first of its kind patient outreach service, providing diagnostic testing and hearing care on the road. The bus was originally owned by race car driver Richard Petty, but has been fully converted to an audiology center on wheels, so when you can’t go to the office, it will come to you. The Hearing Bus will routinely travel to Allegan on Tuesdays and Niles on Thursdays. Additionally, you will see it at local health fairs, festivals, and even tailgate parties to promote better hearing. Check it out…or call 888-204- 4327 to learn more.<br /> <br /> You’ll be hearing a whole lot of live music in downtown St. Joseph for the rest of the summer season now that the Free Summer Concert Series has kicked off. Every Wednesday afternoon free Brown Bag Concerts sponsored by Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches turn out at the Howard Bandshell in Lake Bluff Park at noon. On Friday nights it’s the aptly named Friday Night Concerts sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro with music beginning at 7:30pm. Check the full summer’s line up of performers for each concert at www.stjoetoday.com. <br /> <br /> Speaking of music if you remember The Jokers Club you’ll know where to steer your dancin’ shoes every Friday night with Bud the Dance Man who has successfully returned dancing to the oldies to the neighborhood. What is now the American Legion Hall on Paw Paw Avenue behind the Whirlpool Ad Center will host music and dancing as long as they get a big enough crowd to make it pay. Admission is free, and the bar and doors open to the public Friday nights at 6pm with burger specials, discounted draft beers and more. Enjoy dinner from 6 until 7 and then dance off the calories with your new found friends.<br /> <br /> Next weekend, Gus Macker Basketball returns to downtown Bridgman and the American Legion Post 331 will serve breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th from 6am until 11am and on Saturday only they will serve lunch at 11am, too.<br /> <br /> Also coming Sunday the 7th, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a Cake & Ice Cream Social on the Whitcomb Veranda during the Antiques on the Bluff celebration and during the Municipal Band Concerts at the Howard Bandshell. They are hopeful of raising at least $2,800.00 for their “Kids Against Hunger” event next September at St. Joe High. The mission of that effort is to significantly reduce the number of hungry kids in America and around the world.<br /> <br /> Tomorrow, Sunday, June 30th, Adrienne White is hosting her 3rd Annual Yoga Fest at Silver Beach, with instructors and musicians donating their time to raise donations for Anna Russo Sieber’s “We Are the Greatest” project and Go Give Yoga’s work in Haiti and Appalachia. The day begins with a 3.5 mile Fun Run at 8am starting at the Silver Beach Pavilion, live drums take over at 9am with Sun Salutations, and a full day of yoga classes ensues. Tickets for individual classes of a full-day pass can be purchased at www.dancingfeeyoga.com/events or by contacting Adrienne at 269-240-4297.<br /> <br /> If you read this in time, make plans to join Mike Cortson & David Lahm for a special “Evening of Sinatra” at The Box Factory for the Arts tonight (6/29) at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the concert, too. Check it out on the Broad Street Hill in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Keep shopping locally…have a great 4th of July…and we’ll see you again saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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