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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Christopher T. Schultz, D.C. www.stevensvillechiro.com Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 15, 2014 March 15, 2014 Moody on The Market W hen it comes to quality of customer service, the cast and crew at the Harbor Shores Golf Club clearly “get it!” First of all, they have fact-based evidence in the form of a cobalt blue & lucite trophy adorning the check-in desk in Ross Smith’s Pro Shop recogniz-ing their Award of Excellence from Kemper Sports , the management firm that handles dozens of top quality golf and country clubs across the nation. That award was generated directly by feedback from patrons who have visited the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Benton Harbor . Then too, there is the current condition of the Grille at Harbor Shores . That’s the dining room and patio anchoring the club house beyond the pro shop aspect. The Grille is currently in a controlled state of substantial makeover, driven largely by feedback from customers who have dined there in the brief time that the facility has been open for business. Work is well under way to recreate the dining room in a bid to be more golfer-friendly. Brianne Schmidke is Director of Sales & Communications for Harbor Shores. She tells me that the staff and management listened very carefully to golfers and other clientele at The Grille and decided to respond with an atmosphere that is “a more casual environ-ment, and more golfer-friendly.” The first things to go were the drapes. In fact, they may fly without any window treatment for now. The white walls are now a warmer, more subdued color, new carpeting is on the way and the chairs will be re-upholstered to add to the new look and feel. In addition to the two TVs behind the bar, the three sided bar cap will sport new TVs on each side, and a major 60-inch HDTV will grace the space above the fireplace. Brianne stress-es, however, that the addition of the new electronics do not mean conversion to a sports bar. Ross Smith says the largest TV will be used for live TV sparing-ly while sharing visuals of the golf course and grounds the rest of the time as somewhat of an elec-tronic mural. On wall space opposite that TV near the entrance to the dining room, a colorful, framed piece of the hand-lettered, calligraphic scoreboard from the 73rd Senior PGA Championship pre-sented by KitchenAid hosted by the club in 2012 will grace the wall. A spectacular photo of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller during the 2010 Champions for Change event is currently being circulated among the superstars for autographing and will be framed for inclusion in The Grille as well. Lighting in The Grille has changed too, with new industrial-style, bare-bulb, fixtures on wall sconces and caged, bare-bulb fixtures will replace ceiling fixtures soon. The menu is also getting a makeover with new, more affordable, price points, lots of additional appetizers, and items like a pulled pork twisted sandwich, let-tuce wraps, Happy Hour specials, and signature cocktails. Favorites like the brick oven pizzas, bread sticks, and signature perch dish will remain on the menu going forward. The Grille is slated to re-open for the new season on April 7th , and will feature Celebrity Bartenders every Friday until the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on the Memorial Day weekend. On the weekend following the championship, a live music weekend M oody Pat will be featured on the patio. The staff is currently working on their live entertainment lineup of bands and musicians for the patio and tent deeper into the golf season as well. Chef Edward Bareham will captain the kitchen at The Grille, with Lisa Morris continuing as General Manager there. The Chef is the current reigning champion of the St. Joseph Today Chili Cook-Off competition for the chili he prepared for showcasing at The Olive Cart . The Grille can seat 78 diners inside and an additional 64 on the patio, weather-permitting. Brianne & Lisa tell me that they are currently hiring experienced food and beverage servers and bartenders for the restau-rant, and applications are available at the club house for those interested in working there. When The Grille re-opens on April 7th, the hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 11am until 3pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 10pm. From May to October, extended hours will go into effect with service running Monday through MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com Wednesday from 11am until 8pm, Thursdays from 11am until 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 7am until 10pm and Sundays from 7am until 7pm. The Grille at Harbor Shores is located inside the Club House at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor and can be reached during business hours by phone at 269-927-4653. The showroom has been emptied and the end of the line has arrived for the crew at Payless Tire of Benton Harbor . The longtime tire dealer at 806 Napier Avenue has posted a simple sheet of paper in the window on two sides of the building saying “Payless Tire is no longer doing business here.” The note goes on to briefly thank the company’s customers over the years with no other explanation. The company’s website says the company was local-ly owned and operated, and had been serving the community for over 30-years. The site also tells of their development of a system to accurately and reliably install tires nearly twice as fast as any com-Volume 15, Ver. 11 RN-BSN Progression Track p a e a l p h i w Continued on page 10 You’re invited to attend an Information Session at WMU-Southwest for the RN-BSN Progression Track program, featuring hybrid course delivery. Speak with program advisors, faculty and staff about becoming a nursing leader. Information Session Tuesday, March 18 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP online at wmich.edu/extended/nursingevent or call (269) 934-1500. If you attend the event and apply to the RN-BSN program at WMU-Southwest by March 28, we will pay your WMU application fee. On the campus of Lake Michigan College 2785 E. Napier Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Southwest Inserts & Promotions r i M a k S t 2 h H w 1 1 S s s o o M C 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 • Martins Super Market • Pater True Value • Paw Mart • Ace Hardware • Tractor Supply • City of Bridgman Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 9 a N b r H w S s a A s y o t m t y a s T p g S t

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Pat Moody

When it comes to quality of customer service, the cast and crew at the Harbor Shores Golf Club clearly “get it!” First of all, they have fact-based evidence in the form of a cobalt blue & lucite trophy adorning the check-in desk in Ross Smith’s Pro Shop recognizing their Award of Excellence from Kemper Sports, the management firm that handles dozens of top quality golf and country clubs across the nation.That award was generated directly by feedback from patrons who have visited the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Benton Harbor. Then too, there is the current condition of the Grille at Harbor Shores. That’s the dining room and patio anchoring the club house beyond the pro shop aspect. The Grille is currently in a controlled state of substantial makeover, driven largely by feedback from customers who have dined there in the brief time that the facility has been open for business.Work is well under way to recreate the dining room in a bid to be more golfer-friendly. Brianne Schmidke is Director of Sales & Communications for Harbor Shores. She tells me that the staff and management listened very carefully to golfers and other clientele at The Grille and decided to respond with an atmosphere that is “a more casual environment, and more golfer-friendly.” The first things to go were the drapes. In fact, they may fly without any window treatment for now. The white walls are now a warmer, more subdued color, new carpeting is on the way and the chairs will be re-upholstered to add to the new look and feel. In addition to the two Tvs behind the bar, the three sided bar cap will sport new Tvs on each side, and a major 60-inch HDTV will grace the space above the fireplace. Brianne stresses, however, that the addition of the new electronics do not mean conversion to a sports bar. Ross Smith says the largest TV will be used for live TV sparingly while sharing visuals of the golf course and grounds the rest of the time as somewhat of an electronic mural. On wall space opposite that TV near the entrance to the dining room, a colorful, framed piece of the hand-lettered, calligraphic scoreboard from the 73rd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid hosted by the club in 2012 will grace the wall. A spectacular photo of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller during the 2010 Champions for Change event is currently being circulated among the superstars for autographing and will be framed for inclusion in The Grille as well. Lighting in The Grille has changed too, with new industrial-style, bare-bulb, fixtures on wall sconces and caged, barebulb fixtures will replace ceiling fixtures soon. The menu is also getting a makeover with new, more affordable, price points, lots of additional appetizers, and items like a pulled pork twisted sandwich, lettuce wraps, Happy Hour specials, and signature cocktails. Favorites like the brick oven pizzas, bread sticks, and signature perch dish will remain on the menu going forward. The Grille is slated to re-open for the new season on April 7th, and will feature Celebrity Bartenders every Friday until the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on the Memorial Day weekend. On the weekend following the championship, a live music weekend will be featured on the patio. The staff is currently working on their live entertainment lineup of bands and musicians for the patio and tent deeper into the golf season as well. Chef Edward Bareham will captain the kitchen at The Grille, with Lisa Morris continuing as General Manager there. The Chef is the current reigning champion of the St. Joseph Today Chili Cook-Off competition for the chili he prepared for showcasing at The Olive Cart. The Grille can seat 78 diners inside and an additional 64 on the patio, weather-permitting. Brianne & Lisa tell me that they are currently hiring experienced food and beverage servers and bartenders for the restaurant, and applications are available at the club house for those interested in working there. When The Grille re-opens on April 7th, the hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 11am until 3pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 10pm. From May to October, extended hours will go into effect with service running Monday through Wednesday from 11am until 8pm, Thursdays from 11am until 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 7am until 10pm and Sundays from 7am until 7pm. The Grille at Harbor Shores is located inside the Club House at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor and can be reached during business hours by phone at 269-927-4653.<br /> <br /> The showroom has been emptied and the end of the line has arrived for the crew at Payless Tire of Benton Harbor. The longtime tire dealer at 806 Napier Avenue has posted a simple sheet of paper in the window on two sides of the building saying “Payless Tire is no longer doing business here.” The note goes on to briefly thank the company’s customers over the years with no other explanation.The company’s website says the company was locally owned and operated, and had been serving the community for over 30-years. The site also tells of their development of a system to accurately and reliably install tires nearly twice as fast as any competitor, using the latest technology. The web also addressed the owner’s support of local community efforts through cash donations to many local police and fire organizations, and sponsorship of events like pageants, sports teams and others. While the phone still rings through, it goes unanswered, so I haven’t been able to determine the fate of the building or the owners who are not identified on the website or even on the Facebook page established in 2009. The most recent post on the Facebook page was in late October of 2012.<br /> <br /> If disaster strikes the region, or even simply your individual business, are you ready? The team at the Berrien County Local Emergency Planning Committee and their colleagues at the Continuity of Operations Sub-Committee want to make sure that you are. They are hosting a Disaster Preparedness 101 Workshop for all local businesses large and small. The FREE workshop is designed to get any business owner started on a readiness plan. The workshop is a brief 90-minutes wherein you will be introduced to key tools that are available at no cost to help get a plan in place. Business owners will learn about the basics of Business Continuity Planning to save their business and preserve their ability to respond and recover from many different types of losses. Hands-on worksheets will help get you started on your plan before you even leave the workshop. Patrick Mangan is the instructor for the program, and he is trained in many aspects of disaster response and works with regional and national clients to facilitate business continuity planning. He also chairs the Continuity of Operations sub-committee.The workshop will be held at the Berrien County Emergency Management Office located at 2100 E. Empire Avenue in Benton Harbor. You can register your attendance at the event, slated to begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, by sending an email to gbassett@berriencounty.org with your name and business information, or by faxing your information to 269-934-9023. The deadline for registration is March 14, 2014.<br /> <br /> If you find yourself crossing the St. Joseph River or the Morrison Channel traversing Marina Island this weekend, you might do well to follow the bright orange arrow on the hull of that boat flying through the sky. It will lead you to an incredible weekend Open House at Pier 33 Marina taking place both Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th. The big event is a traditional wrap-up to the winter boat show season for Pier 33. My friend Tighe Curran is the General Manager at Pier 33.He says, “We’ve met many boaters and boaters-tobe at boat shows in Chicago, South Bend and Grand Rapids during the winter, already, and now that the travel weather has improved, this is an ideal time for everyone to visit our showroom.” Pier 33’s showroom line-up will include new boats from Chaparral, Robalo and Pursuit, plus the region’s largest selection of used boats on display indoors.Tighe tells me he senses a sizable pent-up boating demand thanks to the incredible array of winter weather we’ve sustained all winter long. He says, “Boaters are anxious for a chance to get out of the house and are looking forward to spring launch and the start of summer more than ever. It’s been a long time since we had to endure a winter this severe, but most boaters we’ve talked to lately are glad to know that the boating season is coming soon.” Activities at the Pier 33 Open House will include their traditional free Pancake Brunch on Saturday morning from 10am until noon, with all area boaters invited to renew acquaintances and make plans for the upcoming season. Last year’s popular “How Many Minnows” guessing contest will return and plans also include live entertainment, additional games for kids and adults, a sand-castle building contest and a Sunday luncheon with St. Patrick’s Day treats on the menu and live entertainment from noon until 2pm by the Irish music band Soltre’ who recently held a huge concert at The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. The Open House at Pier 33 will run from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, March 15th and from noon until 5pm on Sunday, March 16th. Saturday’s theme is “Go Tropical,” and on Sunday it’s “Go Green!” Dock, service and storage specials will be offered both days, and special boat show financing rates for new and used boats will be offered up. Pier 33 is located at 250 Anchors Way on Marina Island in St. Joseph fronting the Morrison Channel across the water from Clementine’s Too.<br /> <br /> An annual rite of spring arrived two weeks ago in the middle of yet another snow storm.Nevertheless, the hearty souls eager to get their burger fix turned out en masse for the traditional re-opening of Redamak’s of New Buffalo. The Harbor Country landmark is legendary, especially with Chicagoland visitors to Michigan’s Great Southwest, and few can resist the red neon siren song call that indicates the seasonal eatery is once again open for business. The restaurant along Red Arrow Highway in New Buffalo opened right on schedule on Saturday, March 1st marking the 39th year in a row that the popular burger joint has opened for business. They will remain open until their scheduled seasonal closure on October 19th, meaning any trip to Harbor Country from now through then regardless of rain, snow, or sunshine you can get your fix as well. Redamak’s reportedly added some new drinks to the menu over the winter season, and you can try them out on your next stop.The restaurant has seating capacity for up to 400 people all eager to “Bit into a Legend,” as their slogan says. The actual street address is 616 E. Buffalo Street (which is also Red Arrow Highway through the community). The restaurant is open seven days a week on a seasonal schedule that lengthens as summer arrives on the scene.<br /> <br /> Now that Lent has arrived, folks in search of the ever-popular fish fry can drop anchor every Friday evening during the Lenten season at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bridgman. It’s the Friday Night Fish Fry! Every Friday night from 5pm until 7pm fish, coleslaw, mac & cheese and dessert can be yours for just $9.00 and takeout dinners are available as well. You can find the church quite easily at 3903 Lake Street in Bridgman, so check it out for the balance of the Lenten season.<br /> <br /> The Friends of Lincoln Township Library are having a Fiction Sale at the Library on John Beers Road in Stevensville from now through April 5th. Paperback and hardcover books are included, and all proceeds will support the Summer Reading Program.<br /> <br /> As you shop for the Easter season, and prepare your family and friends for the upcoming celebration of Spring Break, please remember to Shop Locally! There’s more here than you know, and our retail community relies on all of us to keep the engines of commerce churning every day in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Thanks for taking time to enjoy Moody on the Market here in MailMax.<br /> We’ll see you again next Saturday here…and e very single day, 24/7 online at www.Moody On The Market.Com,complete with photos,weblinks,video and more.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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