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LOOK INSIDE: Sale Dates: Sept 20 Thru Sept 26, 2009 of St. Joseph The Helpful Place Fall 2009 Page 10 Your Good News Paper. POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Saturday, September 19, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Having a Ball This youngster is enjoying Summer’s last splash in the Whirlpool Compass Fountain ast Silver Beach. Submitted by Aaron & Jenny Messinger Benton Harbor 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 A couple of quick updates for you on recent news from here in Moody on the Market: Tulips…The Asian Bistro and Metropolitan Market being prepared in the Panera Bread Center complex at Niles & Hollywood in St. Joseph Charter Township is scheduled to open for business this coming Monday, September 21st. The combination quick service Asian café and deli-style market- place has been under construction for several months now, and if all has gone well and according to plan, they will be opening Monday. Partners John Havenaar, Tom Welke and Peter Lamberta are anxious to bring you this great new cuisine, and have been working around the clock to get ready for you. They are located in Suite G at 3260 Niles Road just off of the interchange with I-94. Chef Colin Spitler has been experi- menting with great new offerings, and you should find them seven days a week from 10am on. Lunch will start at 11am daily. They are in the opposite end of the complex that Panera calls home. Also long-awaited by chocolate lovers, D. W. Hammond’s Chocolate Shop is now just days away from opening their doors. There were a few hitches along the way, but the kinks have been ironed out, and you can expect to be sampling Hammond’s handmade chocolates once again by the end of the month. Folks who routinely drive by the store just off the intersection of Colfax and Napier Avenues have repeatedly asked me for the update on the return of the Hammond family secrets from days gone by. Keep the faith. They’re ready to open any day now. Jack & Kara Gibson are excited beyond compare as they crank open the doors onto their new enterprise called Nutrition Now. Located in the Papa Vino’s complex at Hilltop and Washington, Nutrition Now is a veritable “house of smoothies!” The Gibsons are offering more than 30 flavors of “incredi- bly delicious, low calorie, healthy smoothies” that can be used as a meal replacement, a post workout enhancement, a healthy snack or a dessert. Jack insists that they “actually taste so good you will think you are cheating!” The atmosphere at Nutrition Now is designed to be a positive, friendly, upbeat feeling and a great place to meet with friends for a healthy meal. If the Gibson name sounds vaguely familiar to you, I’ve written about him before with his “Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenges” at South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Stevensville. In fact, Nutrition Now will also Continued on page 10 INSTITUTE OF FINANCIALEDUCATION Presents How Will Proposed Health Care Changes Really Affect You? Honest and reliable answers from local professionals. Wednesday, October 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Or Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM SENIORS - How will this affect your medicare benefits Who will be in control of your end of life decisions Will the proposed changes put a bureaucrat between you and your doctor We have read the proposed legislation. Get answers to these questions and more by attending this informational class! The Institute of Financial Education is a Michigan non-profit organization whose mission is to promote financial literacy. We are dedicated to financially educating individuals, companies and organizations. We provide these educational opportunities using experienced financial, tax and legal professionals who are highly respected in their fields. Financial education programs will be offered at the institute’s headquarters and through alliances with community colleges, universities, high school adult education departments and employers. STEVENSVILLE LOCATION 5762 James Drive Stevensville, MI 49127 Wednesday, October 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Or Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM SEATING LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! 1-269-429-3052 or register online at www.InstituteOfFinancialEducation.org Postal Customer PRSRT. STD. U.S. Postage PAID Benton Harbor, MI PERMIT NO.225

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A couple of quick updates for you on recent news from here in Moody on the Market: Tulips…The Asian Bistro and Metropolitan Market being prepared in the Panera Bread Center complex at Niles & Hollywood in St. Joseph Charter Township is scheduled to open for business this coming Monday, September 21st. The combination quick service Asian café and deli-style marketplace has been under construction for several months now, and if all has gone well and according to plan, they will be opening Monday. Partners John Havenaar, Tom Welke and Peter Lamberta are anxious to bring you this great new cuisine, and have been working around the clock to get ready for you. They are located in Suite G at 3260 Niles Road just off of the interchange with I-94. Chef Colin Spitler has been experimenting with great new offerings, and you should find them seven days a week from 10am on. Lunch will start at 11am daily. They are in the opposite end of the complex that Panera calls home.<br /> <br /> Also long-awaited by chocolate lovers,<br /> <br /> D. W. Hammond’s Chocolate Shop is now just days away from opening their doors.<br /> <br /> There were a few hitches along the way, but the kinks have been ironed out, and you can expect to be sampling Hammond’s handmade chocolates once again by the end of the month.<br /> <br /> Folks who routinely drive by the store just off the intersection of Colfax and Napier Avenues have repeatedly asked me for the update on the return of the Hammond family secrets from days gone by. Keep the faith. They’re ready to open any day now.<br /> <br /> Jack & Kara Gibson are excited beyond compare as they crank open the doors onto their new enterprise called Nutrition Now.<br /> <br /> Located in the Papa Vino’s complex at Hilltop and Washington, Nutrition Now is a veritable “house of smoothies!” The Gibsons are offering more than 30 flavors of “incredibly delicious, low calorie, healthy smoothies” that can be used as a meal replacement, a post workout enhancement, a healthy snack or a dessert. Jack insists that they “actually taste so good you will think you are cheating!” The atmosphere at Nutrition Now is designed to be a positive, friendly, upbeat feeling and a great place to meet with friends for a healthy meal.<br /> <br /> If the Gibson name sounds vaguely familiar to you, I’ve written about him before with his “Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenges” at South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Stevensville. In fact, Nutrition Now will also Be hosting the weight loss challenge with classes getting underway September 29th and October 1st. You can learn more by calling Kara at 269- 861-1342. The Gibsons have helped Southwest Michigan lose over 12,000 pounds in recent challenges.<br /> <br /> In fact Ron Alan alone lost 120 pounds in just 21 weeks. Nutrition Now is offering a free wellness profile and metabolism test, which help to determine the “magic numbers” defining how much protein and caloric intake you need daily to reach your health goals. Everyone who signs up for the free wellness profile earns a free smoothie as well. Incidentally…Jack is offering interested parties the opportunity to join the Nutrition Now business as they plan to expand aggressively into multiple locations in the coming months. If you’re interested, you can reach him at 408-8203. Nutrition Now is open Monday through Friday from 7am until 3pm.<br /> <br /> Nothing goes hand-in-hand with the fall season as well as the harvesting of fresh new crops and the grand aroma of juicy vineyards and orchards in the region. In preparation of this plentiful season, the New Buffalo Business Association and Four Winds Casino are stepping up to the window to host the 3rd Annual New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest on Saturday, October 10th from noon until 10pm. The entire affair is slated to take place in Lion’s Park, adjacent to the boat launch and beach parking lot in downtown New Buffalo. This year’s festival will offer everything local from live music to world-class wines…from offerings prepared by area restaurants to a massive farmer’s market filled with fresh goodness. Wineries on the docket this year include The Round Barn Winery, Free Run Cellars, Tabor Hill, St. Julian and Domaine Berrien. Beer lovers will enjoy sampling Round Barn Brewery’s Harvest Wheat and Kolsch brews. The event bears a suggested donation of $5 at the gate, and kids 12 and under get in free. For updates and schedules, MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Check out www.newbuffalo.org. Music this year will feature Lady Sunshine and the X Band, Duke Tumatoe, Katie Todd and Chad Holmes.<br /> <br /> Get it on your calendar today!<br /> <br /> To get ready for the Harvest & Wine Fest and for the late summer clean up, The Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan’s Youth Volunteer Corps will lead the way on the Annual Beach Sweep at the New Buffalo City Beach. That clean-up is today, Saturday, September 19th from 10am until 1pm, and everyone is invited to help the cause. All garbage and debris collected will be recorded on data cards and turned in for statewide summarization as part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up Program.<br /> <br /> Participating volunteers will have beach parking fees waived for the day.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, another arm of the Volunteer Center, their V-Junction Group is throwing a rock, benefit concert tonight (Saturday, September 19th) from 9pm until 2am at Czar’s 505 Club in downtown St. Joseph. The V-Junction is a social volunteer group of young professionals dedicated to promoting relationships between local young professionals while serving the community through volunteerism. All proceeds from tonight’s affair will help pay for music and dance lessons for children living below the poverty line at the Citadel Dance and Music Center in Benton Harbor’s Arts District.<br /> <br /> The Lakeland HealthCare Auxiliary crew has finalized plans for this year’s “Books Are Fun” Sale, featuring something for everyone from fiction to biographies, from cookbooks to inspirational books, from children’s books to boxed CD sets and morel. The sale’s first two days are September 22nd and 23rd at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center. On the 24th and 25th the sale moves to the Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles. The Lakeland Continuing Care Center on Lakeshore Drive in St. Joseph hosts the sale on the 28th, before it advances to the Center for Outpatient Services on Hollywood Road for the 29th and 30th. The sale then wraps up on October 1st and 2nd in the lobby of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. All proceeds from the sale will assist the Auxiliary team with donations for medical equipment and services, system wide.<br /> <br /> Next Tuesday, September 22nd, The Bridgman Chamber of Commerce will showcase its new office space at 9798 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman. It’s the Fall Chamber Mixer, and a great time to network with colleagues from neighboring businesses. To RSVP your attendance, please call 269-465-4413.

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