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It’s not at all uncommon to see them all enjoying lunch at a sidewalk table out front or chatting with young and old passing through the neighborhood. Terrazzo Gallery features an eclectic mix of unique discoveries and antiques while also showcasing Jerry’s handiwork as a renowned glass artist with blown glass vases, candle votives, sculptures and globes for the garden. They also share oils created by Elliott, who actually cre-ates his work next door, while also showcasing old books, antiques, and the works of other artists from the Lakeside Center for the Arts. For now you’ll find them all in the house each Thursday through Saturday from 11am until 5pm. They are just a block south of Main Street in the block of Wall Street that connects Pipestone and Colfax. Check them out when you get a chance. Michigan’s Great Southwest will be well-rep-resented over the next year at the state level when-ever the American Council of Engineering Companies state chapter gathers to discuss busi-ness. 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Thanks to Chicagoans Art and Chelsea Jackson, residents of Harbor Country, and everyone else willing to make the short jaunt to Three Oaks, can now enjoy their Royal Pie and other great culinary adventures along with a good pint of ale in their new creation called Pleasant House Three Oaks . Visitors to Chicago might also recognize their original flagship operation, Pleasant House Bakery in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The new restaurant and pub opened up shop a cou-ple of weeks ago at 9 N. Elm Street in downtown Three Oaks. Fans of Steak-n-Ale Pie will find the real thing from the Jacksons who are renowned in their own right not just because of the mother ship. Art was the chef of Bijan’s Bistro in downtown Chicago, and has worked for landmark eateries such as Les Nomades in Chicago and Fifth Floor in San Francisco. Chelsea is the pastry chef at Pleasant House Bakery and a writer and editor from Northwestern University. Collectively they have hired Northwestern grad Amanda Bates to run their Pleasant House Brewing Company which is anchored at the Three Oaks site. Up until this new stint, she was manager and brewer for Brew & Grow in Chicago. All three are true artisans in their individual crafts, meaning you won’t find any cookie-cutter products under their watch. All of their Royal Pies are hand-crafted featuring a very buttery, super flaky pastry encasing English-Irish stews. There are also lots of sides to select from including salads using their own home-grown veg-etables from the family farm. Thick-cut crispy fries, “Chips,” help round out the experience, or you can try the Deluxe Gravy Chips comprised of skirt steak, gravy and aged Cheddar cheese. From the brewery you can find an English Pale Ale, and ESB called “The Codger” (named after Art’s grandfather who bore that nickname) and a Scottish Ale among other offerings. The eclectic restaurant, housed in a 100-year old building, sports lots of wood, antique chairs, a great attitude and will seat from 85 to 100 people. Fair warning: they do not take reservations, so seating is first-come, first-served. You can reach the Jacksons at 269-756-3600. They are situated next door to the Three Oaks Library across the street from the Vickers Theater. The powerhouse law firm of Kreis Enderle has taken on my long time friend Attorney Brian McMahon and established a new St. Joseph office at 800 Port Street, directly across the street in the shadow of the Berrien County Courthouse . The well known firm already has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek , with 32 attorneys in the house. Brian brings his business and  mattresses their recent outposts scattered See back! 0% APR list price WITH EQUAL R oyal Baby Watch aficio-PAYMENTS nados who finally abandoned † FOR 36 MONTHS! See back! 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Royal Baby Watch aficionados who finally abandoned their recent outposts scattered along the roadside opposite the British hospital where tiny Prince George was born likely disappeared into famous and/or neighborhood pubs to replenish their bodies after that “difficult task” in both sunshine and rain. Reporters like St. Joseph-born Amy Robach and her colleague Lara Spencer from Good Morning America might be surprised to learn that they can now enjoy a similar repast right here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Thanks to Chicagoans Art and Chelsea Jackson, residents of Harbor Country, and everyone else willing to make the short jaunt to Three Oaks, can now enjoy their Royal Pie and other great culinary adventures along with a good pint of ale in their new creation called Pleasant House Three Oaks. Visitors to Chicago might also recognize their original flagship operation, Pleasant House Bakery in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The new restaurant and pub opened up shop a couple of weeks ago at 9 N. Elm Street in downtown Three Oaks. Fans of Steak-n-Ale Pie will find the real thing from the Jacksons who are renowned in their own right not just because of the mother ship. Art was the chef of Bijan’s Bistro in downtown Chicago, and has worked for landmark eateries such as Les Nomades in Chicago and Fifth Floor in San Francisco. Chelsea is the pastry chef at Pleasant House Bakery and a writer and editor from Northwestern University. Collectively they have hired Northwestern grad Amanda Bates to run their Pleasant House Brewing Company which is anchored at the Three Oaks site. Up until this new stint, she was manager and brewer for Brew & Grow in Chicago. All three are true artisans in their individual crafts, meaning you won’t find any cookie-cutter products under their watch. All of their Royal Pies are hand-crafted featuring a very buttery, super flaky pastry encasing English-Irish stews. There are also lots of sides to select from including salads using their own home-grown vegetables from the family farm. Thick-cut crispy fries, “Chips,” help round out the experience, or you can try the Deluxe Gravy Chips comprised of skirt steak, gravy and aged Cheddar cheese. From the brewery you can find an English Pale Ale, and ESB called “The Codger” (named after Art’s grandfather who bore that nickname) and a Scottish Ale among other offerings. The eclectic restaurant, housed in a 100- year old building, sports lots of wood, antique chairs, a great attitude and will seat from 85 to 100 people. Fair warning: they do not take reservations, so seating is first-come, first-served. You can reach the Jacksons at 269-756-3600. They are situated next door to the Three Oaks Library across the street from the Vickers Theater.<br /> <br /> The powerhouse law firm of Kreis Enderle has taken on my long time friend Attorney Brian McMahon and established a new St. Joseph office at 800 Port Street, directly across the street in the shadow of the Berrien County Courthouse. The well known firm already has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, with 32 attorneys in the house. Brian brings his business and estate practice to the Kreis Enderle table and will help firm establish their local presence. Armed with more than 35-years of experience in West Michigan and around the Midwest, Kreis Enderle is a fullservice firm covering virtually every aspect of the law. McMahon will not be working the local office alone, however, inasmuch as the law firm is already in the process of recruiting additional attorneys to work out of this office, with the expectation that they will house from 6 to 8 attorneys in St. Joe over the next three to five years. McMahon’s new office will give individuals and businesses in Southwest Michigan that are not currently clients of the firm access to a full-service law firm, and will provide current clients of the firm easier access. If you have questions, or would like to obtain Brian’s services, you can reach him at 269-983-5100. Congratulations, Brian…and best of luck with your new firm.<br /> <br /> As I’ve worked to clear my Cornerstone Chamber desk, I’ve discovered paperwork I haven’t seen in weeks or months…and suddenly realized that I have short-changed a couple of good friends that I had intended to write about weeks ago. Of the considered opinion that late is better than never, I’d like you to know about Jerry & Kathy Catania’s newest adventures in downtown Benton Harbor. They recently joined Benton Harbor Arts District veteran Scott Elliott in taking the district in a whole new direction. They have launched Terrazzo Gallery at 78 Wall Street at the opposite end of the block from the Chamber’s offices. Their endeavor alongside Elliott’s new Wall Street Antiques and Wall Street Studios expands the Arts District to the opposite side of Main Street. All three opened up shop during the Summer Art Hop at the end of June and seem to be enjoying the relaxed lifestyle along the brick lined streets. It’s not at all uncommon to see them all enjoying lunch at a sidewalk table out front or chatting with young and old passing through the neighborhood. Terrazzo Gallery features an eclectic mix of unique discoveries and antiques while also showcasing Jerry’s handiwork as a renowned glass artist with blown glass vases, candle votives, sculptures and globes for the garden. They also share oils created by Elliott, who actually creates his work next door, while also showcasing old books, antiques, and the works of other artists from the Lakeside Center for the Arts. For now you’ll find them all in the house each Thursday through Saturday from 11am until 5pm. They are just a block south of Main Street in the block of Wall Street that connects Pipestone and Colfax. Check them out when you get a chance.<br /> <br /> Michigan’s Great Southwest will be well-represented over the next year at the state level whenever the American Council of Engineering Companies state chapter gathers to discuss business. Chris Cook of Abonmarche and Tom Deneau of Wightman and Associates have both been elected to the 10-member Board of Directors for that organization. Both are engineering and environmental firms headquartered in Benton Harbor. The new president of that organization is John Hiltz of OHM Advisors in Livonia. The statewide association represents the business interests of Michigan engineering, surveying, architectural and related scientific firms who provide professional knowledge to the built environment and strive to protect the health and safety of the public. The state association is headquartered in Lansing. Congratulations, gentlemen…we are in good hands.<br /> <br /> She started out as “just a mom with a camera,” and she now uses the resulting acronym to define her new business, now open in Niles. She is Michelle Nichols and the acronym Jamwac Photography is the name of her new business at 227 E. Main Street in downtown Niles. She is a native resident of Southwest Michigan who decided after working for another studio for more than five years that she wanted to share her passion with others through her work. Late last year she created her corporate identity and has been working round the clock to establish a portfolio and set up shop. During that set-up time she contacted the Cornerstone Alliance Women’s Business Center for assistance, and has emerged with a solid business plan and a seamless customer service experience. Jamwac Photography provides a broad array of products and services from portraits of seniors, families, kids, and both in-studio or on-location shooting. Check out her site on Facebook or call 574-532-5872 for appointments or additional information. Congratulations, Michelle and best of luck in your new venture.<br /> <br /> If you think that your business is literally throwing money away, you just might be right! One reasonable way to find out for certain is by contacting Roger Mojsiejenko for a forensic audit. Roger owns and operates Strategic Waste Solutions of Stevensville and has been saving businesses like yours money on their trash and recycling expenses for nearly four years now. Basically, Roger will sit down with you for about 30-minutes to talk about your processes, your culture, and your company’s practices. He pretty much does the rest by performing an audit on your trash and recycling habits in order to save you money. Some companies have actually saved as much as 72% on their out-ofpocket expenses with the help of Strategic Waste Solutions. If you’d like to get some green back into your company’s bottom line, consider giving Roger a call today at 982-0800.<br /> <br /> As has become a grand tradition for decades now, roughly 100 sailboats will depart the waterfront in Chicago on the evening of Friday, August 30th for the first leg of the 2013 Tri-State Regatta. They will be bound for St. Joseph and the St. Joseph River Yacht Club for one of the biggest and best waterfront parties you could possibly enjoy. In fact, the event is often tabbed “the best regatta party on the Great Lakes!” What it means for the sailors is a fabulous Labor Day Weekend of fun, food and entertainment. What it means for local residents is all of the same, inasmuch as this is one of the very limited handful of opportunities for non-members of the yacht club to enjoy their truly outstanding hospitality, their beautiful building and grounds, and their tremendous camaraderie. This competitive racing, which continues early that Sunday morning for the race to Michigan City, Indiana for the second leg and the Labor Day Monday return to the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, dates back to the early 1900’s. Food and drink tickets can be purchased at the door of the local yacht club alongside the U.S. Coast Guard Station on the banks of the St. Joseph River Channel, and will be available all day and into the night. This should be a truly special event considering 2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of the St. Joseph River Yacht Club. Make plans now to join in the fun yourself.<br /> <br /> If classic cars are more your style than the boats of summer, your weekend is just around the corner. Next Saturday, August 10th marks the 9th Annual Southwest Michigan Concours d’Elegance along Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph. This year’s show has set a new record for entrants with more than 120 vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles all vying for the 16 trophies available. By way of contrast, the inaugural version showcased just 40 such vehicles back in 2005. All proceeds from the show will benefit Hospice at Home and the St. Joseph Library. Showtime gets underway at 10am next Saturday, and all vehicles in the show are at least 35 years old or older, and in running condition. It is a juried competition that has generated nearly $50,000.00 to local charities since its inception. Pass-in-Review motorcades will take place at both 1:30pm and 3pm. This is a first-class show and well worth your time.<br /> <br /> Summertime often means vacation bible school time, and this year Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph is offering a unique spin entailing a Day Camp approach with extended hours, including a provided lunch. The church, located at 3590 Lincoln Avenue will kick off their Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School beginning tomorrow (August 4th) and running through the 9th and is open to ages 3 years through the 7th grade. The entire program is free and you can register online at www.peacelutheranstjoe.org or by stopping by the church. You can also call 556- 7000 for additional information. Looks like a lot of fun for the kids.<br /> <br /> This is a big weekend (August 3rd and 4th) around the region with lots to choose from including Y-Country Radio’s Summer Jam and Family Fun Zone…all below the bluff at Silver Beach…and St. Joseph Today’s Chalk the Block Festival atop the bluff in downtown…and on north to Coloma’s Annual Glad-Peach Festival which is marking its 46th year in operation. For details on today’s Summer Jam and Family Fun Zone plans go to www.summerjam.com. For the Chalk the Block story go to www.stjoetoday.com or stop by their Welcome Center downtown. For the Paw Paw Lake area dealings, go to www.colomapeachfest.com. There is undoubtedly a lot more…so just keep your eyes and ears open for all kinds of interesting opportunities to live the good life on the shores of Lake Michigan!<br /> <br /> Finally…Golf fans who are also supporters of the St. Joe Band & Orchestra have the chance to double dip on Friday, August 23rd for a big outing at Berrien Hills Golf Club. Golf and dinner are just $75 per golfer…or dinner only is $20.00. It’s a 1pm shotgun start that day with dinner at 6pm. For info or to sign up, contact Ken Darr at 429-5773. Deadline is 8/9/13.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you again next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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