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Sunday May 4 31 August 10am -5pm Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph ECRWSS Local Postal Customer www.stjoetoday.com Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on August 30, 2014 August 30, 2014 Moody on The Market T he almost unprecedented success of the Harbor Shores Trailside neighborhood is lead-ing to yet another new develop-ment on the opposite side of Klock Road on the periph-ery of Hole #6 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club . The Trailside neighborhood of nineteen small cottages bordering the wetlands adjacent to the Paw Paw River drew rapid interest and is close to being sold out. As a result, the Harbor Shores team has garnered approval from the Benton Harbor Planning Commission to add six new homes on the north side of Klock Road bordering the Harbor Shores Golf Club in a new development that will be called The Enclave . Eleven of the original nineteen homes at Trailside are now built less than two years after the neighborhood was crafted by the Harbor Shores real estate design team. Several other lots have been reserved preparatory to building there, leaving only a handful of opportuni-ties on the south side of Klock Road, so six news lots have been plotted on the north side of the road, just east of M-63 for The Enclave. Kerry Wright is Director of Real Estate Sales & Marketing for Harbor Shores . He says the new home sites will be accessed by a pri-vate drive just as is the case in Trailside, but The Enclave will feature larger floor plans and garages on the side of the homes rather than behind them. The Planning Commission approved that variance to allow the new style of home in The Enclave. Trailside cottag-es offer maintenance-free living in floor plans ranging from 1200 square feet to 1760 square feet in size. The neighborhood shares a community fire pit and bocci ball court as common amenities. The Enclave will also feature maintenance-free living with floor plans of 1700 square feet up to 2200 square feet. The Trailside and Enclave neighborhoods are just two of the growing stable of quality living offerings from Harbor Shores. The resort development also offers the Fairways Signature Golf Homes neighborhood along M-63, Hideaway Cottages between Higman Park Road and the Paw Paw River , Harbor Village at the conflu-ence of the St. Joseph & Paw Paw Rivers adjacent to The Inn at Harbor Shores , and the Champions Village Golf Villas near the Harbor Shores Golf Clubhouse and Pro Shop. Interested parties can reach Kerry Wright by phone at 269-932-1600 or stop by the real estate office at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor. The folks who brought us the contemporary new Joe’s Bar & Grill in South Haven about four years ago have added to their collection of options with the christening of Admiral Jack’s on the Black River in South Haven. Joe Wiltgen and his crew at JWilco, Inc. recently completed work on a new floating barge restaurant & bar on the riverfront which opened shortly after the first of the month. Wiltgen, who hails original-ly from Coloma , continues to expand his footprint in the harbor town with this new offering near the Old Harbor Village development. Wiltgen opened Joe’s Bar & Grill in the fall of 2010 at 248 Broadway in the space that had been occupied by an old tire shop. He’s known in the community for purchasing and renovating buildings in the South Haven area and is even rumored to have plans for a future brew pub downtown. Joe’s is well-known for nearly 1,700 square feet of outdoor M oody Pat seating, a rooftop patio and a 60-foot long rooftop bar. The new Admiral Jack’s will likely be a hit because of its proximity to the water, and low slung styling. The long and narrow barge, with both outdoor and under-cover seating, sits amid other waterfront dining options and charter boat docks opposite the Maritime Museum . It sees a continual flow of boat traffic floating by on the Lake Michigan side of the Dyckman Avenue Bridge . The menu is a casual one as you might expect from a river-barge bar & grill, but has not been posted yet on the company’s website which is still under construction. The actual street address is 515 Williams Street in South Haven, and neither their Facebook page nor directory assistance shows an active phone number as yet. At any rate, the place is now open for business and was very busy when I stopped by to scope it out during the National Blueberry Festival recently. A 160-year old church family in Harbor Country is building a new 10,000 square foot building to bring the church into the 21st century. With a projected price tag of just under $1.7-million, construction is well MOODY Continued from page 1 Check Out www.MailMaxOnline.com Our Ad on Page 3 DOORBUSTERS $ Labor Day Sale underway on Harbor Country Drive just off of I-94 in runners, walkers, and at all fitness levels. Western wear New Buffalo for the new Waters Edge United is encouraged, too...so bring along a cowboy hat! Methodist Church . Pastor Brad Barthelmay is the Meanwhile, the charity motorcycle ride will start at The church’s spiritual leader. He’s looking forward to the Mark III Restaurant in St. Joe at noon and head to the new 171 seat sanctuary comprising about a quarter of Hayloft in Decatur , returning back around 2:30pm to the building’s footprint at 2,562 square feet. A second end at Riverview Park. Everybody involved in all of the major gathering area called “Third Place” is a 2,364 events will then enjoy a big picnic together at the beau-square foot multi-purpose foyer at the center of the new tiful Briarwood Pavilion in Riverview Park with food, church building. The balance of the building will house BBQ, vegetarian dishes, desserts, live music by Carl four classrooms, a 400 square foot kitchen, a cafe, a nursery & play area, rest rooms, three offices and a reception desk. The current facility at 24 S. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo has been used for decades by the church which was founded in 1863 and has been a spir-itual and social force in the community ever since. The contractor for the project is FED Design Corporation , a family-owned operation headquartered in Gladwin, Michigan with deep experience in the design and con-struction of church buildings and many other commer-cial grade buildings around the state. 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The almost unprecedented success of the Harbor Shores Trailside neighborhood is leading to yet another new development on the opposite side of Klock Road on the periphery of Hole #6 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club. The Trailside neighborhood of nineteen small cottages bordering the wetlands adjacent to the Paw Paw River drew rapid interest and is close to being sold out. As a result, the Harbor Shores team has garnered approval from the Benton Harbor Planning Commission to add six new homes on the north side of Klock Road bordering the Harbor Shores Golf Club in a new development that will be called The Enclave. Eleven of the original nineteen homes at Trailside are now built less than two years after the neighborhood was crafted by the Harbor Shores real estate design team. Several other lots have been reserved preparatory to building there, leaving only a handful of opportunities on the south side of Klock Road, so six news lots have been plotted on the north side of the road, just east of M-63 for The Enclave. Kerry Wright is Director of Real Estate Sales & Marketing for Harbor Shores. He says the new home sites will be accessed by a private drive just as is the case in Trailside, but The Enclave will feature larger floor plans and garages on the side of the homes rather than behind them. The Planning Commission approved that variance to allow the new style of home in The Enclave. Trailside cottages offer maintenance-free living in floor plans ranging from 1200 square feet to 1760 square feet in size. The neighborhood shares a community fire pit and bocci ball court as common amenities. The Enclave will also feature maintenance-free living with floor plans of 1700 square feet up to 2200 square feet. The Trailside and Enclave neighborhoods are just two of the growing stable of quality living offerings from Harbor Shores. The resort development also offers the Fairways Signature Golf Homes neighborhood along M-63, Hideaway Cottages between Higman Park Road and the Paw Paw River, Harbor Village at the confluence of the St. Joseph & Paw Paw Rivers adjacent to The Inn at Harbor Shores, and the Champions Village Golf Villas near the Harbor Shores Golf Clubhouse and Pro Shop. Interested parties can reach Kerry Wright by phone at 269-932-1600 or stop by the real estate office at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> The folks who brought us the contemporary new Joe’s Bar & Grill in South Haven about four years ago have added to their collection of options with the christening of Admiral Jack’s on the Black River in South Haven. Joe Wiltgen and his crew at Jwilco, Inc. recently completed work on a new floating barge restaurant & bar on the riverfront which opened shortly after the first of the month. Wiltgen, who hails originally from Coloma, continues to expand his footprint in the harbor town with this new offering near the Old Harbor Village development. Wiltgen opened Joe’s Bar & Grill in the fall of 2010 at 248 Broadway in the space that had been occupied by an old tire shop. He’s known in the community for purchasing and renovating buildings in the South Haven area and is even rumored to have plans for a future brew pub downtown. Joe’s is well-known for nearly 1,700 square feet of outdoor seating, a rooftop patio and a 60-foot long rooftop bar. The new Admiral Jack’s will likely be a hit because of its proximity to the water, and low slung styling. The long and narrow barge, with both outdoor and undercover seating, sits amid other waterfront dining options and charter boat docks opposite the Maritime Museum. It sees a continual flow of boat traffic floating by on the Lake Michigan side of the Dyckman Avenue Bridge. The menu is a casual one as you might expect from a river-barge bar & grill, but has not been posted yet on the company’s website which is still under construction. The actual street address is 515 Williams Street in South Haven, and neither their Facebook page nor directory assistance shows an active phone number as yet. At any rate, the place is now open for business and was very busy when I stopped by to scope it out during the National Blueberry Festival recently.<br /> <br /> A 160-year old church family in Harbor Country is building a new 10,000 square foot building to bring the church into the 21st century. With a projected price tag of just under $1.7-million, construction is well underway on Harbor Country Drive just off of I-94 in New Buffalo for the new Waters Edge United Methodist Church. Pastor Brad Barthelmay is the church’s spiritual leader. He’s looking forward to the new 171 seat sanctuary comprising about a quarter of the building’s footprint at 2,562 square feet. A second major gathering area called “Third Place” is a 2,364 square foot multi-purpose foyer at the center of the new church building. The balance of the building will house four classrooms, a 400 square foot kitchen, a cafe, a nursery & play area, rest rooms, three offices and a reception desk. The current facility at 24 S. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo has been used for decades by the church which was founded in 1863 and has been a spiritual and social force in the community ever since. The contractor for the project is FED Design Corporation, a family-owned operation headquartered in Gladwin, Michigan with deep experience in the design and construction of church buildings and many other commercial grade buildings around the state. The church project is expected to be complete this fall and church members hope to provide a soup kitchen, community garden, nursery, day care and child-care during the week as well as hosting meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. You can learn more about the Waters Edge Church by clicking this link: http://www.H2OEdge.org <br /> <br /> The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) launched a little family affair five years ago to raise a few dollars for the center to help with programming and other costs. Now, five-years later what started out as a small celebration and cornhole tournament fundraiser has evolved into a substantive affair and will be moved off-site to Riverview Park in St. Joseph. The event known as TEC Fest, slated for Saturday, September 13th from 11am until 6pm, has grown into a big-time affair featuring a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk...a 10-mile Bicycle Ride, and a Charity Motorcycle Ride. The day will kick off at noon with the 10-mile bike ride for bicyclists taking them from Riverview Park to the shores of Silver Beach and back. Inside the park, on the running trails beginning at 1pm, the Wild Wild West 5K will step off. It is all chip-timed for all ages among runners, walkers, and at all fitness levels. Western wear is encouraged, too...so bring along a cowboy hat! Meanwhile, the charity motorcycle ride will start at The Mark III Restaurant in St. Joe at noon and head to the Hayloft in Decatur, returning back around 2:30pm to end at Riverview Park. Everybody involved in all of the events will then enjoy a big picnic together at the beautiful Briarwood Pavilion in Riverview Park with food, BBQ, vegetarian dishes, desserts, live music by Carl Payne, cornhole tournaments, games for the kids, photos with Stikla the TEC pony, local craft beer and wine tastings, and an all around great time for the entire family. The event is wide open to the public, with a $5 donation suggested for admission and that includes your lunch. You can pre-register for any of the events by visiting www.TecFarm.org/TECFest or you can simply show up the day of the events an hour ahead of your chosen event’s start time. You are allowed and encouraged to participate in multiple events if you wish. Event participants will get their lunch as a part of the entry fee. The driving force behind TECFest is to raise vital funds necessary to help the special needs men, women and children in our area to have access to year-round therapeutic horseback riding and horse-related activities. TEC is the only such facility in the tri-county area. They never turn riders away for monetary reasons, and offer low-cost lessons and scholarships to those in need. Sponsors for TECFest 2014 include the following: Fairmount Minerals, Honor Credit Union, 97.5 Y-Country, Lakeland HealthCare, Hartwell & Wolf, United Federal Credit Union, Chemical Bank, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Vail Rubber Works, Inc., Insurance Management Services, Timothy Wells & Family, 99.1 WSBT Radio New Country, MailMax, and The Red Arrow Racers. Pre-register or check start times and more by clicking this link: http://TecFarm.org/tecfest.html <br /> <br /> Thanks to the recent election of a local public relations expert, the region will continue to have a voice in advocacy at the state level. The small business community of Michigan’s Great Southwest was exceptionally well represented last year in Lansing when David Rhoa, President of Lake Michigan Mailers, served as Chairman of the Board of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). Rhoa, who was born and raised in St. Joseph by his parents who founded the company here, also served until recently as the Immediate Past Chair for the organization. Despite Dave’s departure from a leadership role at SBAM, our critical corner of the state will retain professional representation in the form of Gary Tipton, President & CEO of FATHOM Works of St. Joseph. Tipton was elected to the SBAM board of directors for the 2014-15 term at the association’s 45th Annual Meeting in Lansing recently. Tipton recently moved his crew from the Edgewater neighborhood to the top floor of The Box Factory for the Arts, and has played a major role with several high-level non-profit organizations in Michigan as a public relations and advertising consultant and his election to the 24-member board will keep the interests of the region at the forefront. The Treasurer of SBAM also has ties to the region inasmuch as Russ Knopp from Traverse City who has been elected to that position as well, was an up and coming executive on the local scene working for Michigan Gas Utilities at that time. He is now a Comfort Keepers franchise holder in the Grand Traverse region of Northwest Michigan, but still holds fond memories of his time in the area. Tipton was one of nine small business owners elected to the SBAM board at their annual meeting which was attended by more than 350 small business owners in the state capitol. Bonnie Alfonso of Alfie Logo Gear for Work & Play in Traverse City was named Chair at the meeting. The association took the time at the session to recognize State Senator Mike Kowall as its Legislator of the Year. Rob Fowler is President & CEO of SBAM. He says, “Senator Kowall has been a champion for small business during his years in both the state house and state senatre. His excellent voting record on small business issues demonstrates his willingness to fight for the success of Michigan’s entrepreneurial economy.” <br /> <br /> The prefix “Re” continues to play a major role in the life of Nancy Maryniak. The entrepreneurial owner and operator of reVive Self Spa & Tanning in St. Joseph is currently Re-Inventing her business by Re-Modeling the building she has just purchased. When the Re-Modeling is complete she will Re-Locate her business to downtown St. Joseph from its current location in Southtown. Maryniak closed the real estate deal taking possession recently of the building at 313 Main Street in St. Joseph alongside the headquarters of Edgewater Bank. She has been a staple in the Southtown neighborhood’s Martin’s Supermarket Plaza since the building in front of Martin’s was first built. Back then her business was called Planet Beach. That site is at the corner of Hilltop & Cleveland Avenue. The new reVive Self Spa & Tanning Center will move this fall to the 313 Main property once the renovations are complete. Nancy tells me that the new location will have “a lovely Spa environment” as she adds some traditional spa services like facials, body wraps and massage. Her Spa Director, Jon Richards, is attending the Aveda Institute in Lansing now enrolled in the esthiology/skin care program. He is doing exceptionally well in the program and will be licensed when reVive’s new site is launched offering facials, waxing, body services and lymphatic cleansing body wraps. Nancy tells me that in keeping with her current “Self Spa” concept, reVive will be adding a few tanning units, a near and far infrared Foromostar body wrap system to reduce cellulite, detox, reduce pain and promote weight loss, and the most exciting addition in her opinion, a Flotation Tank. Some folks will recall when the Magic Float was located behind Everybody’s Everything along Niles Avenue in St. Joseph, and reVive will Re-Introduce the flotation method to Michigan’s Great Southwest. The Flotation Tank is an amazing sensory deprivation experience that is uniquely restful, pain reducing and mind-stimulating. Nancy says, “It’s something everyone must try, as you will feel like you’ve been on vacation after you float!” Nancy invites you to watch for updates by following reVive Self Spa’s Facebook page. You can learn more about the current line of offerings at the spa by clicking on this link: http://www.reviveselfspa.com You can reach reVive Self Spa & Tanning by phone at 269-982-3800. That’s it for this week. See you Saturday in MailMax and online everyday 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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