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LOOK INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville St. Joseph The Helpful Place Pg. 7 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com One Tired Buckaroo Devon and his horse, Barceeta, rest between classes at the fair Submitted by Joseph Gitersonke We Want Your Colorful and Exciting Pictures! Please send your favorite horizontal photos with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Moody on The Market Pat Moody As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives. Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen. Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks work- ing on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privi- leges with Anytime Fitness Centers nation- wide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure. Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian. INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville St. Joseph The Helpful Place Pg. 7 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com One Tired Buckaroo Devon and his horse, Barceeta, rest between classes at the fair Submitted by Joseph Gitersonke We Want Your Colorful and Exciting Pictures! Please send your favorite horizontal photos with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Moody on The Market Pat Moody As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives. Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen. Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks work- ing on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privi- leges with Anytime Fitness Centers nation- wide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure. Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian. bring bring your world into focus! elig OK INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville St. Joseph The Helpful Place Pg. 7 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com One Tired Buckaroo Devon and his horse, Barceeta, rest between classes at the fair Submitted by Joseph Gitersonke We Want Your Colorful and Exciting Pictures! Please send your favorite horizontal photos with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Moody on The Market Pat Moody As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives. Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen. Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks work- ing on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privi- leges with Anytime Fitness Centers nation- wide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure. Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian. bring your world into focus! elig If If your vision is only blurry for o ead ing a 12-week challenge called, “What Have You Got to Lose?” The program is a new Lifestyle System called Transitions. In light of all of the talk about health care reform, Renee felt that she wanted to offer up recogni- tion of individual responsibility at her Contours Express Women’s Gym off the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Glenlord Road. Transitions is not a diet and it does not require the use of meal replacements or weight loss supplements. Instead, it is an educational program that teaches participants how to eat healthy, low-glycemic foods, incorporate exer- cise into busy lives and how to manage and reduce the effects of stress. Unfortunately, Renee told me about the informational meet- ing after my deadline for last week’s column had already passed, and that session was held this past week. I am hopeful that you can still join the Transitions effort by calling 428-5222 for more information, or by stopping by the gym at 4066 Red Arrow Highway. Don’t delay, though, because the 12-week class undoubtedly begins soon. Also in the hunt to help you look and feel better is Nancy Maryniak at the Planet Beach Contempo Spa in the front lot of Martins Supermarket at Hilltop and Cleveland in St. Joseph Charter Township. Continued on page 6 OOK INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville St. Joseph The Helpful Place Pg. 7 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com One Tired Buckaroo Devon and his horse, Barceeta, rest between classes at the fair Submitted by Joseph Gitersonke We Want Your Colorful and Exciting Pictures! Please send your favorite horizontal photos with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Moody on The Market Pat Moody As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives. Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen. Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks work- ing on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privi- leges with Anytime Fitness Centers nation- wide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure. Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian. bring your world into focus! elig If your vision is only blurry for o ead ing a 12-week challenge called, “What Have You Got to Lose?” The program is a new Lifestyle System called Transitions. In light of all of the talk about health care reform, Renee felt that she wanted to offer up recogni- tion of individual responsibility at her Contours Express Women’s Gym off the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Glenlord Road. Transitions is not a diet and it does not require the use of meal replacements or weight loss supplements. Instead, it is an educational program that teaches participants how to eat healthy, low-glycemic foods, incorporate exer- cise into busy lives and how to manage and reduce the effects of stress. Unfortunately, Renee told me about the informational meet- ing after my deadline for last week’s column had already passed, and that session was held this past week. I am hopeful that you can still join the Transitions effort by calling 428-5222 for more information, or by stopping by the gym at 4066 Red Arrow Highway. Don’t delay, though, because the 12-week class undoubtedly begins soon. Also in the hunt to help you look and feel better is Nancy Maryniak at the Planet Beach Contempo Spa in the front lot of Martins Supermarket at Hilltop and Cleveland in St. Joseph Charter Township. Continued on page 6 e e ep pa Meanwhile, Renee Schoenwitz is launch- Call today for your FREE SCREENING Eligibility Appointment! Save your gas money! Our doctors are local, experts in their field and provide personalized care in a comfortable atmosphere. F 0% g the OK INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 20 NSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 13 Thru Sept 19, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville St. Joseph The Helpful Place Pg. 7 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com One Tired Buckaroo Devon and his horse, Barceeta, rest between classes at the fair Submitted by Joseph Gitersonke We Want Your Colorful and Exciting Pictures! Please send your favorite horizontal photos with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Moody on The Market Pat Moody As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives. Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen. Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks work- ing on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privi- leges with Anytime Fitness Centers nation- wide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure. Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian. bring your world into focus! elig If your vision is only blurry for o ead ing a 12-week challenge called, “What Have You Got to Lose?” The program is a new Lifestyle System called Transitions. In light of all of the talk about health care reform, Renee felt that she wanted to offer up recogni- tion of individual responsibility at her Contours Express Women’s Gym off the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Glenlord Road. Transitions is not a diet and it does not require the use of meal replacements or weight loss supplements. Instead, it is an educational program that teaches participants how to eat healthy, low-glycemic foods, incorporate exer- cise into busy lives and how to manage and reduce the effects of stress. Unfortunately, Renee told me about the informational meet- ing after my deadline for last week’s column had already passed, and that session was held this past week. I am hopeful that you can still join the Transitions effort by calling 428-5222 for more information, or by stopping by the gym at 4066 Red Arrow Highway. Don’t delay, though, because the 12-week class undoubtedly begins soon. Also in the hunt to help you look and feel better is Nancy Maryniak at the Planet Beach Contempo Spa in the front lot of Martins Supermarket at Hilltop and Cleveland in St. Joseph Charter Township. 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As summer draws to an unofficial close, we all have lots of great opportunities ahead to improve our lot in life with a little exercise, a little self-improvement, and simple caretaking to help us live longer and healthier lives.<br /> <br /> Brian Waite continues to lead the pack in that regard with his Anytime Fitness center in Southtown St. Joseph. Brian tells me that they are in the final stretch of finishing a new 500-square foot addition to his gym down the block from Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen.<br /> <br /> Brian deepened the footprint of the center by adding to the back end of the gym. He has added 800-square feet of rubber flooring, a power rack, leg press, T-bar row, and some additional benches. All in all, Brian has added seven new pieces of equipment, and is creating a nice stretching area for folks working on warm ups and ab work. Anytime Fitness offers the unique resource of being available to members 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They also enjoy exchange privileges with Anytime Fitness Centers nationwide, giving them hometown service even while traveling for business or pleasure.<br /> <br /> Congratulations on your expansion project, Brian.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Renee Schoenwitz is launching a 12-week challenge called, “What Have You Got to Lose?” The program is a new Lifestyle System called Transitions. In light of all of the talk about health care reform, Renee felt that she wanted to offer up recognition of individual responsibility at her Contours Express Women’s Gym off the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Glenlord Road. Transitions is not a diet and it does not require the use of meal replacements or weight loss supplements. Instead, it is an educational program that teaches participants how to eat healthy, low-glycemic foods, incorporate exercise into busy lives and how to manage and reduce the effects of stress. Unfortunately, Renee told me about the informational meeting after my deadline for last week’s column had already passed, and that session was held this past week. I am hopeful that you can still join the Transitions effort by calling 428-5222 for more information, or by stopping by the gym at 4066 Red Arrow Highway. Don’t delay, though, because the 12-week class undoubtedly begins soon.<br /> <br /> Also in the hunt to help you look and feel better is Nancy Maryniak at the Planet Beach Contempo Spa in the front lot of Martins Supermarket at Hilltop and Cleveland in St. Joseph Charter Township.<br /> <br /> As the spa continues to add services to help you relax, grow and renew, they are welcoming the arrival of their new Saunatox. The new service employs far infrared to burn calories, detoxify, relieve pain, and tone and tighten skin. It is just the newest service offered at Planet Beach, in addition to their Hydration Station, Teeth Whitening, Mystic Spray Tan and UV Therapy. For additional details, contact the crew at 982-3800.<br /> <br /> Next Saturday, September 19th, the cast and crew at Sherwin Williams Paint Store in downtown St. Joseph will celebrate a major milestone. The popular paint and wall-covering store marks 55-years in St. Joe with a storewide sale and celebration from 8am until 5pm. The special event will offer one-day only in store pricing of 40% off of most paints and stains, and 30% off most painting supplies and 10% off wall-covering books. The store located at 209 State Street in the central business district will be decked out with balloons, coloring books and crayons for kids, music, and Jet’s Pizza. Store Manager Matt Clancy says that the community has been so supportive of the store over the years that they felt this would be a good way to give back to customers, residents and friends. Congratulations on a colorful 55 year run, and here’s to many more to come!<br /> <br /> Rapidly approaching their 10th Anniversary in business is Millie’s Wig Boutique at 219 East Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Millie has been providing products and service to clients for nearly a decade from the same center in the heart of the city, and is hopeful that folks remember her during the tough travel times caused by the major reconstruction work along Main Street.<br /> <br /> Here’s a great opportunity for bargain hunters…Wolf’s Marine and Wolf’s Divers Supply’s 1st Annual Flea Market. The event is today, September 12th, from 9am until 5pm inside the boat storage warehouse across the street from the store. The event is open to the public and features new and used marine items such as boat parts, motors, dive gear, fishing gear and the like. The flea market will be comprised of individual sellers, yacht club members, and marine dealers. You’ll find the sale at 250 W. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Check it out.<br /> <br /> As regular readers of Moody on the Market know…this column is always first and foremost about the small business community.<br /> <br /> If you’ve been inspired by the stories of successful small business owners and have contemplated trying your own hand in the MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Business world, the folks at SCORE of Michigan’s Great Southwest would like to invite you to a seminar they are co-hosting with the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team entitled, “What it Takes to Start a Business.” The basics will be the focus of the seminar slated for Tuesday, September 22nd at Western Michigan University’s SW Campus off Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. The two hour session will run from 6 until 8pm at a cost of just $5 per person. You must register by September 21st by calling Bob Jones or Reyna Price at 925-<br /> <br /> 6100. The session will have a formal presentation as well as an extensive Q&A period with a panel of entrepreneurs who have recently started businesses of their own. Joe Allen of Scooter Joe’s Sport Rentals, Ken Kaminski of Flying Colors Aviation, Elizabeth Frost of the Phoenix Café and Amber Smith of Power in Motion Gymnastics have all been invited to take part in the seminar. Make your reservation today.<br /> <br /> The small business service team is also gearing up for their next round of CORE FOUR Business Planning Classes coming in October. The six week course will begin October 1st, with a registration deadline of September 21st. It, too, is scheduled for the Western Michigan Campus at LMC.<br /> <br /> Entrepreneurs who enroll in the class will be presented with information on how to plan a business and covers marketing, cash flow and operations planning. The course is designed specifically for people with a great business idea, struggling business owners, owners of growing or changing businesses, and potential borrowers. To pre-register or obtain additional information, call Cornerstone at 925-6100. These classes typically fill quickly, so get yourself registered to avoid disappointment.<br /> <br /> It’s time to get the 2009 Master Key Architectural Home Tour onto your calendar of upcoming events. Sponsored by the Symphony League of Southwest Michigan, the October 11th tour features 10 beautiful homes along Lake Michigan from Grand Boulevard at Jean Klock Park to Grand Mere in Stevensville. Buying your tickets in advance will save you $5-off the game day price. It is a fundraiser from the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The event is a self-guided tour, and car-pooling is encouraged due to limited parking availabilities. You can get tickets online at www.smso.org, or by stopping at the Symphony Office in downtown St. Joseph. The Sunday tour will run from noon until 6pm.<br /> <br /> Probably hard to believe, but it’s already Time for the 3rd Annual Artoberfest in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Next Saturday, September 19th…the largest such festival yet will incorporate a new Youth Stage, featuring entertainment provided by young people from the community. The event will also showcase Marcus Robinson and The Big Idea on the Mainstage. Additionally, The Livery will release their Oktoberfest Lager, and welcome microbrews from Founders Brewing Company and Arcadia Brewing. Naturally, there’s a great Art Fair, tasty foods, and great wines from local wineries. Artoberfest is a fundraiser sponsored by the New Territory Arts Association. While it is free to the public, a suggested $5-donation helps support the programming and downtown revitalization efforts. It is a great event…so don’t miss out!<br /> <br /> Visitors to Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph will be greeted by a sizable array of canine friends in the form of Animal Aid’s Annual Mutt March today, Saturday, September 12th. You are invited to “Strut Your Mutt Along the Bluff” from 11am until 2pm unless it’s raining, in which case the march moves to tomorrow. It’s a fundraiser, and you are asked to collect pledges from relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers and businesses to sponsor your dog in the walk. It’s an event for the entire family, hosted by many pet vendors, and foster dogs will be on hand to meet, greet and be walked by those who don’t have a dog of their own. Funds raised by the event help Animal Aid to continue providing services to homeless animals in Berrien County.<br /> <br /> The Citadel Dance & Music Center in Benton Harbor begins the fall semester next week with registration now open for weekly evening and Saturday classes in modern dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, creative movement, contemporary, African, ballroom, and new classes in improvisation, floor barre and yoga.<br /> <br /> Additionally, comprehensive instrumental and vocal music instruction are ongoing year round. You can learn more at www.citadeldmc. org or by contacting them at 925-9440.<br /> <br /> Fall Kindermusik classes will be held on Mondays, and information is available on the website for those classes as well. Elizabeth Andrews from Berrien RESA has taken on the role of Interim Dance Director in the wake of the retirement of Founder and Dance Director, Eileen Cropley.<br /> <br /> It’s time to register for Fall Ceramic Classes at The Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph. Under the instructional eye of Anna Russo-Sieber, classes begin on September 22nd. To sign up you can reach her at 208-4409.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile Art Classes for everyone are About to kick off for the fall at The Krasl Art Center in St. Joe. From a Teacher Open House to Family Open Studios…from Free Noon Videos to Studios for Children, there is a huge slate of offerings by visiting www.krasl. org. Whether you’re making gifts for the holidays in class, or simply expanding your horizons, don’t miss out on chances that get underway very soon. Call 983-0271 for details.<br /> <br /> Organizers are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Kilometers for Cam event, coming on September 26th with a check in time of 7 til 8am and the start of the race at 8:30am. The event takes place at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell in downtown St. Joseph, with live music, a silent auction, bake sale, face painting, magic acts, and games hosted by the Curious Kids Museum. Please register today at www.iamcam.org, or call 978-8395 to learn more. Last year they had 500 participants and raised $50,000.00 for Progeria research.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax! Pat Moody is Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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