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Laminate Flooring Closeout 16 Colors • Large & Small Lots 2467 S. M139 Benton Harbor 269.925.2900 Be proud of your floor. ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com cious parking lot with the ever-popular Roxy’s Hamburgers of St. Joe . Kelley’s Bowl opens at noon every day all summer long and features many specials. To keep up to date simply check in at www.kel-leysbowl.com. You can reach Mr. Froberg at 269-983-3034 if you’d like to schedule a party or outing at the lanes. Customers and employees of Staples of Benton Harbor have to be delighted with the company’s deci-sion to completely re-pave and re-stripe the popular store’s parking lot. The old lot was crumbling more every day and the new surface adds substantially to not only the store’s reputation but certainly shapes up the business’ curb appeal. Looks sharp! Even though extensive front-end repairs were just completed replacing crumbling bricks in their cur-rent building in downtown Benton Harbor, The Sign Shop will pack it in less than two weeks from now and move lock, stock and printers-ink barrel to the Stevensville neighborhood. By my deadline I had been unable to connect with the owners after spotting the signs placed in front of their downtown business at the end of the week. The signs simply say that the POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 20, 2013 July 20, 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 29 Michigan . Beam Custom Boards can be reached at 269-873-0160. With the arrival of these three new ventures at the 6000 Red Arrow Highway neighbor-hood, only three additional spaces will be available for rent in configurations ranging from 830 to 1,320 square feet. All spaces are heated and have private restroom facilities. If you are interested in occupying one of the final spaces you can reach Williams at 269-470-8503. The Williams Buildings firm was founded back in 1979 by Dave as a premier post frame construction company serving Michigan and Indiana, specializing largely in commercial and agricultural buildings and the like. Learn more at www.williamsbuildings.com or call 429-7611. They’ve got a new library in Harbor Country. The all new Little Free Library in Harbert is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year…you don’t need a library card or registration procedure…and everyone is welcome to use it. Terry & Lorraine Hanover are stewards for Little Free Library #6586 which they have named Wee Free Library. Terry is a master wood-worker and he designed and hand-crafted the library “building,” which was named and stocked by Lorraine. Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 T he seemingly slow pace of construction of The Inn at Harbor Shores is about to escalate dramatically, as the new hotel takes shape at the confluence of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers . Now that twin elevator shafts on opposite ends of the 8-story building have been completed, shipments of structural steel have been arriving at the construction site. Placement of those steel beams will advance at much faster pace than the painstaking cinder-block work of the end-caps at the hotel property, and you’ll have a much better picture of the skeletal form of the Inn in relatively short order. Sheet piling and excavation for the Marina at Harbor Shores was completed in January to a marina water depth of roughly 12-feet, and opens onto the shipping channel of the St. Joe River at a depth nearly twice that deep. You will see piers and docks going into the new marina by March of next year, and the team at Harbor Village at Harbor Shores has begun accepting dock leases including several substantial yachts already committed to drop anchor there. The Inn at Harbor Shores, which launched construction in April, is still very much on schedule to be completed in time for the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores next Memorial Day weekend. Two deeply experienced firms have been hired as the management team for The Inn, including Chicago-based Mainstay Hospitality and West-Michigan-based The Edge Hospitality. They bring a substantial base of experience in both the res-taurant industry and in the operation of hotels. Now that the cranes are moving across the skyline in St. Joe, the crew at Harbor Shores is taking reservations for cottages and condos for the next phase of Harbor Village. Floor-plans for The Inn at Harbor Shores Residences, Harbor House and ShipWatch Condominiums are now available for viewing by interested parties. In fact, reservations have already been accepted on a number of properties in the first-class complex. Preliminary reservations are now also being accepted for home sites at The Cottages at Harbor Village , with several sites already reserved. You can learn a great deal more by stopping by the real estate offices at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor , or at www.harborshoreslife.com. You can find FAQ there and/or arrange a visit to the site to discover the latest. Indoor summer fun just got a huge boost at Kelley’s Bowl in St. Joseph. My friend Bill Froberg tells me that they just completed resurfacing and re-coating each of the bowling lanes in the house and they all sport brand new bowling pins , as well. That will certainly brighten up the bowling experience for fans everywhere. Bill tells me that their bars have also been totally remodeled and look awesome. For the younger set, and the young-at-heart, Kelley’s Bowl has also upgraded the game room and now features 15 redemp-tion games like Skeeball, Basketball, Deal-or-no-Deal, and others that allow players to win tickets and earn prizes. Froberg is proud of the fact that Kelley’s works hard to make improvements all the time as prof-its allow to keep the center in top shape. The long-time popular bowling alley is situated at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Cleveland Avenue, sharing a spa-M oody Pat Southwest Michigan’s only local LASER VISION CORRECTION facility. shop, which has been creating custom signs of all sizes, shapes, colors and types for quite a few years there will move on August 1 st to 6000 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. That is the site of new construction over the past several months of new storage space and office suites created by Dave and Marc Williams . More on their story in just a moment. For the time being, clients of DeAnna James can reach her Sign Shop at 925-9216. She has held court at her current Main Street location since 1999. DeAnna will be joining at least two other busi-nesses at her new site on Red Arrow Highway, includ-ing building owners Dave & Marc Williams. They are the father and son team who own and operate Williams Buildings . Marc says he chose the location for his own business and others because it is a great spot with views of Lake Michigan and quick and easy access to I-94 along with convenient parking up front. The other new tenant opening up shop in the Williams building is Joe Beam, an entrepreneurial and award-winning craftsman who will assemble his hand-crafted skateboards there for distribution to local action sport retailers like Third Coast Surf Shop and Purely 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. 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 • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Ace Hardware • South Shore Racquet Club Inserts may vary by Zip Code Inserts & Promotions Continued on page 12

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The seemingly slow pace of construction of The Inn at Harbor Shores is about to escalate dramatically, as the new hotel takes shape at the confluence of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers. Now that twin elevator shafts on opposite ends of the 8-story building have been completed, shipments of structural steel have been arriving at the construction site. Placement of those steel beams will advance at much faster pace than the painstaking cinder-block work of the end-caps at the hotel property, and you’ll have a much better picture of the skeletal form of the Inn in relatively short order. Sheet piling and excavation for the Marina at Harbor Shores was completed in January to a marina water depth of roughly 12-feet, and opens onto the shipping channel of the St. Joe River at a depth nearly twice that deep. You will see piers and docks going into the new marina by March of next year, and the team at Harbor Village at Harbor Shores has begun accepting dock leases including several substantial yachts already committed to drop anchor there. The Inn at Harbor Shores, which launched construction in April, is still very much on schedule to be completed in time for the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores next Memorial Day weekend. Two deeply experienced firms have been hired as the management team for The Inn, including Chicago-based Mainstay Hospitality and West-Michigan-based The Edge Hospitality. They bring a substantial base of experience in both the restaurant industry and in the operation of hotels. Now that the cranes are moving across the skyline in St. Joe, the crew at Harbor Shores is taking reservations for cottages and condos for the next phase of Harbor Village. Floor-plans for The Inn at Harbor Shores Residences, Harbor House and ShipWatch Condominiums are now available for viewing by interested parties. In fact, reservations have already been accepted on a number of properties in the firstclass complex. Preliminary reservations are now also being accepted for home sites at The Cottages at Harbor Village, with several sites already reserved. You can learn a great deal more by stopping by the real estate offices at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor, or at www.harborshoreslife.com. You can find FAQ there and/or arrange a visit to the site to discover the latest.<br /> <br /> Indoor summer fun just got a huge boost at Kelley’s Bowl in St. Joseph. My friend Bill Froberg tells me that they just completed resurfacing and recoating each of the bowling lanes in the house and they all sport brand new bowling pins, as well. That will certainly brighten up the bowling experience for fans everywhere. Bill tells me that their bars have also been totally remodeled and look awesome. For the younger set, and the young-at-heart, Kelley’s Bowl has also upgraded the game room and now features 15 redemption games like Skeeball, Basketball, Deal-or-no- Deal, and others that allow players to win tickets and earn prizes. Froberg is proud of the fact that Kelley’s works hard to make improvements all the time as profits allow to keep the center in top shape. The long-time popular bowling alley is situated at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Cleveland Avenue, sharing a spacious parking lot with the ever-popular Roxy’s Hamburgers of St. Joe. Kelley’s Bowl opens at noon every day all summer long and features many specials. To keep up to date simply check in at www.kelleysbowl.com. You can reach Mr. Froberg at 269-983- 3034 if you’d like to schedule a party or outing at the lanes.<br /> <br /> Customers and employees of Staples of Benton Harbor have to be delighted with the company’s decision to completely re-pave and re-stripe the popular store’s parking lot. The old lot was crumbling more every day and the new surface adds substantially to not only the store’s reputation but certainly shapes up the business’ curb appeal. Looks sharp!<br /> <br /> Even though extensive front-end repairs were just completed replacing crumbling bricks in their current building in downtown Benton Harbor, The Sign Shop will pack it in less than two weeks from now and move lock, stock and printers-ink barrel to the Stevensville neighborhood. By my deadline I had been unable to connect with the owners after spotting the signs placed in front of their downtown business at the end of the week. The signs simply say that the shop, which has been creating custom signs of all sizes, shapes, colors and types for quite a few years there will move on August 1st to 6000 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. That is the site of new construction over the past several months of new storage space and office suites created by Dave and Marc Williams. More on their story in just a moment. For the time being, clients of DeAnna James can reach her Sign Shop at 925- 9216. She has held court at her current Main Street location since 1999.<br /> <br /> DeAnna will be joining at least two other businesses at her new site on Red Arrow Highway, including building owners Dave & Marc Williams. They are the father and son team who own and operate Williams Buildings. Marc says he chose the location for his own business and others because it is a great spot with views of Lake Michigan and quick and easy access to I-94 along with convenient parking up front. The other new tenant opening up shop in the Williams building is Joe Beam, an entrepreneurial and awardwinning craftsman who will assemble his hand-crafted skateboards there for distribution to local action sport retailers like Third Coast Surf Shop and Purely Michigan. Beam Custom Boards can be reached at 269-873-0160. With the arrival of these three new ventures at the 6000 Red Arrow Highway neighborhood, only three additional spaces will be available for rent in configurations ranging from 830 to 1,320 square feet. All spaces are heated and have private restroom facilities. If you are interested in occupying one of the final spaces you can reach Williams at 269-470-8503. The Williams Buildings firm was founded back in 1979 by Dave as a premier post frame construction company serving Michigan and Indiana, specializing largely in commercial and agricultural buildings and the like. Learn more at www.williamsbuildings.com or call 429-7611.<br /> <br /> They’ve got a new library in Harbor Country. The all new Little Free Library in Harbert is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year…you don’t need a library card or registration procedure…and everyone is welcome to use it. Terry & Lorraine Hanover are stewards for Little Free Library #6586 which they have named Wee Free Library. Terry is a master woodworker and he designed and hand-crafted the library “building,” which was named and stocked by Lorraine. The whole concept is quite simple. Stewards initially stock the library with a variety of good quality books that they hope will interest neighbors and visitors to the area. Anybody can stop by and take whatever catches their fancy. Others in the community bring books to contribute as well, and the books are always a gift, never for sale. The Harbert version stands under a shade tree outside the Hanover’s store, the Center of the World Woodshop at 13400 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert. A formal Grand Opening will take place next Friday, July 26th at 5pm. Bring a book for the library and meet your friends.<br /> <br /> Domaine Berrien Cellars will be bursting at the seams next Saturday if history is an accurate measure. Owners Wally & Katie Maurer and their friends and family will host their 9th Annual Art, Wine & Music Festival next Saturday, July 27th from 11am until 7pm rain or shine, surrounded by acres of beautiful vineyards at the boutique family winery. You’ll find 25 local artists displaying and selling their handcrafted works under their individual tents in the art fair arena. Lots of artistic offerings will be available from photography to tie-dyes, from stoneware ceramics to mosaics, stained-glass, pottery, jewelry and more. Live music from the stage will emanate all day along with prize raffles, great sandwiches from The Outdoor Kitchen and naturally lots of wine tasting and selling. You can find the party in the vineyard at 398 East Lemon Creek Road in Berrien Springs. For more on the big event go to www.domaineberrien.com. <br /> <br /> On your way to or from Domaine Berrien Cellars, you’ll have the opportunity to join in the festivities at the 3rd Annual Support Our Troops Festival in the Village of Baroda on that same day next Saturday the 27th. A grand array of festivities gets underway as early as 8am with a custom and classic car, truck and motorcycle “Cruze In”show that runs all day. There will also be an antique tractor show, lots of vendor booths with food, clothing and gear, flags and a lot more. At 11am a poignant POW/MIA Ceremony will be conducted followed by the festival’s main parade at 12:15pm. You’ll also find tribute artists performing, a beer tent, door prize giveaways, a flag folding and retirement ceremony and a big outdoor dance followed by a huge fireworks show. For the entire lineup…which has way more than I have space for here, go to www.supportourtroopsfestival.org. <br /> <br /> If your travels next Saturday (7/27) include a trip to South Haven, the folks at Peace Lutheran Church would love to see you at their Christmas in July Craft Show held at the church from 10am until 4pm. The church is situated at 06321 Blue Star Highway in South Haven. The event will also feature a Kal-Van Humane Society Pet Adoption opportunity according to coordinator Linda Christian. Get it on your schedule, and practice your caroling!<br /> <br /> The SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra is hosting its 5th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser a week from Monday on July 29th at the Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor. Registration for the event is wide open to players everywhere and features an 11am registration and lunch followed by a noon shotgun start. Dinner will follow at the brand new Point O’Woods Club House facing the 9th hole with a neighboring deck with a spectacular view overlooking the 18th hole. You can register online today at www.smso.org. <br /> <br /> Hopefully by now you’ve heard or read the news that the great team at United Federal Credit Union is now officially the National Credit Union of the Year in the most prestigious award one can receive in that field of endeavor. CEO Gary Easterling accepted the honor in Boston recently at the 46th Annual Conference & Solutions Expo of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Gary’s crew was cited for exceptional market growth, successful handling of adverse situations, and other major successes. The trailblazing acquisition of Griffith Savings Bank in Griffith, Indiana last year was a real game-changer and historic in nature inasmuch as it marked the first time a federally-chartered credit union had purchased the assets of a state-chartered FDICinsured mutual savings bank. Congratulations to everyone at UFCU, clearly a leader among their peers.<br /> <br /> If you’ve got an office full of folks who just love getting down and dirty, the folks at Well of Grace Ministries would love to hear from you real soon as they continue their logistical work in lining up their big Mud Volleyball Tournament coming on Saturday, August 3rd. Teams of 6 to 8 players willing to brave the mud pits, in play against opposing teams for cash prizes, can register for just $100 per team online at www.wellofgraceministries.com. If you own a business and would like to be a sponsor of the tournament there are also sponsorship forms at that site. Proceeds from the event will benefit Well of Grace Ministries. Questions can be posed to the organization’s office number, as well, at 428-9355.<br /> <br /> They have also opened the registration gates for this fall’s Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 5th at Riverview Park in St. Joseph. That event will raise funds to support Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in SW Michigan. The event, wide open to the public, is being sponsored by LECO Corporation of St. Joseph. The event will both step off and end at the Woodbine Lodge in the park and use chip-timing with medals awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. You can preregister today at www.fit4fall5k.com. The first 500 registrants will get t-shirts and goody- bags.<br /> <br /> That’s all the space and time this week, kids. Have a great week…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<br />

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