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See Page 7 for details! S chroeder • Your HOME • Your LIFESTYLE ECRWSS Local Postal Customer F urniture • Your COMFORT • Your CHOICE on a Serta Adjustable Mattress Set* Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on August 9, 2014 August 9, 2014 Moody on The Market T here were likely very few family members who might have predicted that Mikail Pinette would end up in some business sector other than the automo-bile business. His grandfather had an auto dealer-ship in the 1920’s and ‘30’s, and his father used to race Hudsons before returning from Europe after World War II to open his own repair shop. In fact, even before Mikail was born his father was collecting Hudsons and working on them. After living his formative years in Alaska and working as an apprentice with highly skilled air-frame & power plant technicians for an air charter company and a brief stint with U.S. National Park Service to maintain their vehicles and boats, Mikail moved to Michigan in 1981. Here he started his career in the repair of import cars in St. Joseph . He moved to South Bend and for a number of years worked for several dealerships advancing to Mercedes Benz technician. With the prolonged recession impacting Mercedes work in 1990, Mikail took a leap of faith and launched his own repair shop which he called Classic Imports in late 1990 in Berrien Springs . It was a venture in his own garage. Within a year he moved the business to Union Pier , and was growing slowly until he took classes regarding the business side of running a repair shop. The results have been phenomenal as Mikail evolved his entire operation into one of the most profes-sionally run auto repair facilities in the region. By focusing on honesty, the client’s needs, and con-tinual training for advancing technology, Mikail’s family-owned and operated Classic Imports, now located at 18777 U.S. Highway 12 in New Buffalo , has become a leader specializing in finer import auto repair. Mikail and his firm will be in the spotlight this weekend in Michigan’s Great Southwest as a participant for the sixth consecu-tive year in the Annual Concours d’Elegance of Southwest Michigan . Under the Classic Imports canopy, Mikail will display a vintage Triumph TR-3 that his shop restored in conjunction with Shubert Collision of New Buffalo . Pinette directed and coordinated the project, Shubert did the body work, and Classic Imports completed all mechanical repairs, rebuilding and assembly. Mikail tells me, “It’s fun to revisit a time when cars were ‘manual.’” He says that the TR-3 proj-ect for the Concours, “Brings back some nice memories. On the whole though, today’s automo-biles are much safer, and more efficient --even if they are more complicated.” You can see Pinette’s Triumph between 10am and 4pm today, Saturday, August 9, 2014 in St. Joseph’s Lake Bluff Park for the Concours d’Elegance featuring over 80 vintage cars. Classic Imports is a Bosch-trained and supported Bosch Car Service Center . Mikail is licensed and certified in both auto and Continued on page 9 M oody Pat Continued from page 1 body repairs and keeps current by attending the Town eventually evolved into being simply Wednesday and Thursday, August 20th and 21st annual manufacturer-specific training seminars called Showtime. Well, now Showtime is back from 1pm to 3pm in the lobby of the auditorium. for such brands as VW, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and called Encore and it will be staged on Friday, Performances will begin at 7pm. All seats are Volvo, Nissan, Subaru, Jaguar, and Porsche . August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd in the reserved seating in three levels: White Tier seating is $100 per person... You can learn more about Classic Imports by newly renovated John & Dede Howard Auditorium at St. Joseph High School . In the Maize Tier seating is $25 per person... 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It’s all part of the brainchild of a St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation focus group its alumni, will feature the actual acts as they meeting that suggested that an alumni variety were presented on the stage from the 1950’s show would not only be great fun, but also could through the ‘90’s. Tickets for this amazing Encore play the role of a Foundation fundraiser. That production can be purchased online or in-person brainstorm actually whipped across the plains at Edgewater Bank at the corner of Main & two years ago, and the lengthy process of assem-Broad Streets downtown St. Joseph during nor-bling nearly three dozen acts of all shapes, sizes, mal working hours. Tickets will be picked up the genres and more is nearing fruition. 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There were likely very few family members who might have predicted that Mikail Pinette would end up in some business sector other than the automobile business. His grandfather had an auto dealership in the 1920’s and ‘30’s, and his father used to race Hudsons before returning from Europe after World War II to open his own repair shop. In fact, even before Mikail was born his father was collecting Hudsons and working on them. After living his formative years in Alaska and working as an apprentice with highly skilled airframe & power plant technicians for an air charter company and a brief stint with U.S. National Park Service to maintain their vehicles and boats, Mikail moved to Michigan in 1981. Here he started his career in the repair of import cars in St. Joseph. He moved to South Bend and for a number of years worked for several dealerships advancing to Mercedes Benz technician. With the prolonged recession impacting Mercedes work in 1990, Mikail took a leap of faith and launched his own repair shop which he called Classic Imports in late 1990 in Berrien Springs. It was a venture in his own garage. Within a year he moved the business to Union Pier, and was growing slowly until he took classes regarding the business side of running a repair shop. The results have been phenomenal as Mikail evolved his entire operation into one of the most professionally run auto repair facilities in the region. By focusing on honesty, the client’s needs, and continual training for advancing technology, Mikail’s family-owned and operated Classic Imports, now located at 18777 U.S. Highway 12 in New Buffalo, has become a leader specializing in finer import auto repair. Mikail and his firm will be in the spotlight this weekend in Michigan’s Great Southwest as a participant for the sixth consecutive year in the Annual Concours d’Elegance of Southwest Michigan. Under the Classic Imports canopy, Mikail will display a vintage Triumph TR-3 that his shop restored in conjunction with Shubert Collision of New Buffalo. Pinette directed and coordinated the project, Shubert did the body work, and Classic Imports completed all mechanical repairs, rebuilding and assembly. Mikail tells me, “It’s fun to revisit a time when cars were ‘manual.’” He says that the TR-3 project for the Concours, “Brings back some nice memories. On the whole though, today’s automobiles are much safer, and more efficient -- even if they are more complicated.” You can see Pinette’s Triumph between 10am and 4pm today, Saturday, August 9, 2014 in St. Joseph’s Lake Bluff Park for the Concours d’Elegance featuring over 80 vintage cars. Classic Imports is a Bosch-trained and supported Bosch Car Service Center. Mikail is licensed and certified in both auto and body repairs and keeps current by attending annual manufacturer-specific training seminars for such brands as VW, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Nissan, Subaru, Jaguar, and Porsche. You can learn more about Classic Imports by calling 269-469-2007 or by visiting their website through this automatic link: www.importcarrepair.com <br /> <br /> If you missed Janet Zilkowski’s performance of “The Man I Love” on the St. Joseph High School Auditorium stage 55 years ago... fear not...she’s coming back to reprise the song this month as Janet Nahikian. If you enjoyed Jim Bartalone and Jeff Hoover’s “The Old Prospector’s” act 30-years ago and would pay good money to see that act all over again...get your money ready. While you’re at it, get ready for “Kids’ as performed by The Yesteryear Teachers. It’s all part of the brainchild of a St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation focus group meeting that suggested that an alumni variety show would not only be great fun, but also could play the role of a Foundation fundraiser. That brainstorm actually whipped across the plains two years ago, and the lengthy process of assembling nearly three dozen acts of all shapes, sizes, genres and more is nearing fruition. What began as themed or titled talent showcases dating back to 1955’s Toast of the Teens and 1956’s Teens on the Town eventually evolved into being simply called Showtime. Well, now Showtime is back and called Encore and it will be staged on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd in the newly renovated John & Dede Howard Auditorium at St. Joseph High School. In the early days of the shows, there was no organized dance line or stage band, but merely a talent show that happened to feature dancers and instrumental groups. The show evolved into a more organized production after eventually being sponsored by the student council. Eventually the show was directed solely by Dennis Bowen from approximately 1965 through 1987 when he retired from teaching and turned over the reins to Judy Schnebly and Tom Hevel. Now, however, Bowen returns in his own encore as director of Encore. The production, a collaboration between the Foundation and St. Joseph High School and its alumni, will feature the actual acts as they were presented on the stage from the 1950’s through the ‘90’s. Tickets for this amazing Encore production can be purchased online or in-person at Edgewater Bank at the corner of Main & Broad Streets downtown St. Joseph during normal working hours. Tickets will be picked up the evening of the performance at the Will Call area by presenting a printed receipt and ID of the purchaser, or you can get them in advance on Wednesday and Thursday, August 20th and 21st from 1pm to 3pm in the lobby of the auditorium. Performances will begin at 7pm. All seats are reserved seating in three levels: <br /> <br /> White Tier seating is $100 per person... Maize Tier seating is $25 per person...Blue Tier seating is $10 per person...Children under the age of 12 must be seated with an adult...Handicapped tickets are available for those needing wheelchair space at $25 each...Any amount over $10 is a tax deductible donation. You learn a great deal more about the Encore presentation by clicking this link: www.sjhsencore.org <br /> <br /> Tom Walker and his team are on a mission. They want to make Wing Heaven a household name when it comes to delicious, affordable food. The mission will draw one store closer to reality soon when the small chain makes Benton Harbor its tenth location at 610 E. Napier Avenue between Signature Automotive Group and Art & Image Custom Designed Signs. Wing Heaven, based in Grand Rapids, now sports nine sites including a mix of both franchise operations and corporate-owned. It is primarily a chicken wing provider also selling fish, beef, desserts, sides and beverages. They tee up 18 signature sauces and boast having “sauced and tossed over a million wings,” while looking forward “to serving up millions more.” The chain currently has operations on Burton Street in Grand Rapids, and on 44th Street in Wyoming, just outside of Grand Rapids. A third Grand Rapids site is due to open soon on Plainfield Avenue. Other Wing Heaven locations are in Las Vegas... Philadelphia... Brandywine, Maryland...District Heights, Maryland... Waldorf, Maryland...and Clinton, Maryland. The company was launched ten years ago by Tom Walker as CEO and Mike Stapert who is Chief Operating Officer. They began the business to augment their income from a tax preparation franchise during the non-tax season. The site of the new Benton Harbor Wing Heaven was originally a Domino’s Pizza location and more recently was home to Dolphin Fish & Chicken, a Chicago area franchise that closed up shop a couple of months ago. The building is owned by the Don Meeks family of Benton Harbor who told me recently that Wing Heaven was coming soon. The “Coming Soon” sign is now placed in the window out front, so stay tuned for more about the upcoming restaurant at 610 E. Napier Avenue.<br /> <br /> A hearty band of young twenty-somethings from the area hope you’ll take note of their attempt to create and build exciting arts and culture related events designed to bring together the entire community. You’ll have the chance to join them yourself today, Saturday, August 9th at the Shadowland Pavilion for a full-day and night of activities along the St. Joe waterfront planned for the entire family. The crew at ADURO Productions will host an inaugural concert event at Silver Beach they are calling Waves Into the Night. Rashon Massey, the Marketing Coordinator, tells me that it will be a celebratory affair sending into the air brass, percussion, organ chord progressions and soulful vocals that encourage everyone to dance, get their groove on, and toast the night on the waterfront. ADURO is teaming up with partners at Silver Beach Pizza, MailMax, Water Street Glassworks and Miller Lite for an outdoor concert featuring headline performances by New Sound Underground out of Wisconsin and Chicago Afrobeat Project from Illinois. Waves Into the Night will be open to all ages, with gates swinging wide at 6pm. Tickets range from $10 for general admission and lawn seating to $15 for limited seating. Additionally, ADURO Productions is hosting an onsite Beer Garden for those aged 21-and-over. Both admission and beverage tickets will be sold cash only and available for purchase at the event gates on the day of the show. You are encouraged to bring lawn or beach chairs, however no coolers or other carry-ins will be allowed. Children 5 and under will be admitted at no charge. It is a rain or shine event. Chicago Afrobeat Project is a 7 to 14 piece world music ensemble with many influences, including Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, juju music and rock. Based in Chicago, the members are well versed in afrobeat, the musical styling of Fela Kuti. New Sound Underground is a genre-defying, Minneapolis-based ensemble who has built a reputation around their energetic & riveting live performances, quickly becoming one of the most respected names among musicians and audiences alike. While their influences include such instrumental music heavyweights as Soulive, Weather Report, The RH Factor & Snarky Puppy, their music is well-developed fusion of varied inspirations. It’s that ultimately soulful yet inventive balance that makes their music so compelling for audiences of the most careful listeners or carefree revelers. ADURO Productions works to conceptualize, organize and execute live entertainment events bringing together community members, brands and the performing arts. They are a tight-knit team of Berrien County residents working hard to enrich the lives of all of us.<br /> <br /> Stacy Vermilyer is the kind of friend everyone should pray to have by their side in time of need. Stacy is the beautiful smiling friend who greets us all at The Mark III Restaurant in the Scottdale neighborhood of Royalton Township. She is also one of the most compassionate people you will ever earn the chance to meet. At the moment Stacy is rightfully consumed with dread for the fate of a dear friend who is losing a long battle with the ravages of cancer. But, Stacy also refuses to simply stand by and watch her friend’s life fade away without helping to do something about it. Stacy’s friend is Cheryl Bradshaw. Cheryl has a rare and very aggressive form of cancer and has been fighting a long, emotionally and physically draining battle with the disease. Recently Cheryl was told by her doctors that the treatments she has been undergoing are no longer helping and her prognosis is weeks at best. Cheryl is only 39 years old and a lifelong resident of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area. Her daughter, Jeana Scott is a hostess for Stacy and the crew at The Mark III on M-139 and a student at Saginaw Valley University. Cheryl’s son, Jeffrey Scott is a senior at Eau Claire High School. Sadly, Cheryl has no life insurance and her health insurance is state-funded, leaving her very limited with regard to the treatment available to her. Her good friend Stacy and the crew at The Mark III are working diligently to help raise some cash to help relieve at least some of the financial burden on the family and help fulfill her final wishes. A Cheryl Bradshaw Benefit Fundraiser will be held next Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2pm until 6pm during a time that the restaurant and bar are typically closed. It will be an All-U-Can Eat Mexican Bar for just $7 per person. A cash bar and drink specials will be offered, and 50/50 drawings will be conducted every hour along with an ongoing silent auction. The public is invited to join the benefit fundraiser and help the family in this difficult time in their lives. Please put this event on your calendar. If you have items you’d like to donate to the silent auction, please contact The Mark III directly and in the days leading up to the event if you happen to be “in the house” for dinner, but will be unable to attend the Sunday fundraiser, seek Stacy out and offer whatever cash you can to help build the resources for the Bradshaw family. The Mark III can be found at 4179 M-139 in St. Joseph and by phone at 429-2941.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks. See you Saturday here in MailMax and 24/7 online at www.MoodyontheMarket.com .<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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