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That will free up critical space in the brew house for up to a dozen new brewing tanks for additional growth in their burgeoning craft beer business. The plan now is to ease into the acquisition of the 12 tanks over the next several years, but, as Chris put it, “That could all change in a flash depending on sales growth and public demand” for the top notch beers they have been brewing. For now the plan is to shift the stor-age space, and phase in the new tanks as needed. Just before sundown one day last week, paving crews were putting the finishing touches on a new driveway connecting the parking lot behind the Brewery & Public House with the back lot of the former Gast Cabinet property. The Round Barn Public House has been a tremendous hit with packed houses being the norm. They added dramatically to their capacity needs through the expanded and cov-ered patio which is now closed in with plastic over the window spaces until the overhead retractable garage-door style windows can be installed, which could come any day now. Space heaters help keep the space very comfortable when there’s a chill in the air. The Moersch family has also capitalized on another outstanding opportunity behind their Round Barn Winery Tasting Room alongside Interstate 94 at the Union Pier exit. Chris says they just pur-chased 8-acres of adjacent woodland property behind the tasting room for potential future expan-sion there. He says there are no immediate plans for the land, but, “We became aware that it became available and we jumped at the chance to acquire it for future opportunities.” He says the majority of the land has small trees on it, and there is a small lake on the periphery of it as well. Clearly, the people who have brought us the Round Barn empire of wines, craft beers and distilled spirits are planning to be around for a considerable period of time, and for fans everywhere...that’s a mighty good thing. What has been known for more than five-and-a-half years as simply The Phoenix is now officially Phoenix Rising . The new iteration of an Arts District favorite in downtown Benton Harbor has been re-opened after a few days of re-organization, touch-up, systems upgrades and transition to new owner Teri Robinson . Founder Elizabeth Frost is EVER! 53% OFF our LOWEST PRICE 47 Sherwood Twin Size Headboard M oody † † SEE BACK PAGE our LOWEST PRICE EVER! $ Pat Is Is your out of of focus? focus? your vision vision out in search of her “next big adventure,” and Robinson has assumed the reins of the cafe, bakery and coffee shop at 124 Water Street in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. 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Laura’s work is still on display, sharing some of her incredible shots of the light-house on St. Joseph’s North Pier from her upcom-ing book. Phoenix Rising offers breakfast, brunch and lunch, and also offers free WiFi service, and sidewalk seating out front for nicer weather days. Mitzi Kalin, Amy Cross and Megan Dongvillo are setting out to provide Michigan’s Great Southwest with opportunities for connection with one another, as well as personal, professional, and relational fulfillment. In short...they want you to THRIVE! The trio of professionals are basing their concept on the idea that people want to increase their well-being, but may not necessarily need or want individual counseling. So, they have set out to create a platform for fun, entertaining emotional 277 60% OFF Parsons Queen Size Bed Leather-look upholstery in chocolate. Includes headboard, footboard and rails. 63w 96d 46.75h. SKU# PTOP546 Solid wood in burnished oak fi nish. 39h. 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The initial 4-part round will be held in a spectacular venue: the home of Mike & Marlene Johnson in St. Joseph. The riverfront home has been featured in Shore magazine, used as a site for a number of area events including the Symphony Orchestra , Counseling Association of SW Michigan , and even weddings. The setting offers a comfortable and intimate arena to connect with others and allow yourself the gift of connec-tion, restoration, and passion through learning. The sessions begin on Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm to 7:30pm and continue each Tuesday through November 25th. The series is limited to just 20 par-ticipants and you can register your spot by e-mailing to register@thrivegroupccc.com. The price for all four sessions, plus wine, cheese, veggies, and the talk, activity and Q&A is just $225.00 all inclusive. You can also follow the Thrive group online at their Facebook page by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/thrivegroupccc An annual holiday tradition returns to the region next month when the Box Factory for the Arts plays host to the 8th Annual Festival of Lights ...an annual fundraiser for Child & Family Services (CFS) of Southwestern Michigan . It’s all happening Friday, November 14th from 6pm until 9pm. While this is the eighth consecutive year for the grand event, the crew is changing it up a bit this year by shifting to the charming environment of the Box Factory. CK Catering will provide a steady stream of delicious hors’ doeuvres at food stations located throughout the building. The Box Factory’s cash bar will offer Greenbush craft brews and Domaine Berrien wines as well as cocktail offer-Inserts vary by great Zip Code ings. may Additionally, music will resonate with everyone from the play of Steve Reed and his Jazzmin II Quartet to begin the evening. 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The Moersch brothers continue to exhibit their business acumen by strategically thinking well down the road and capitalizing on opportunities that present themselves. Seemingly always cognizant of their surroundings and keenly aware of space utilization and meeting the desires and demands of their fans at every turn, the crews at both Round Barn Brewery & Public House and Round Barn Winery are expanding their empire once again. Chris Moersch tells me that they closed the deal last week to acquire the Gast Cabinet Company building immediately south of their Public House building on First Street in downtown Baroda. Longtime cabinet maker Bob Gast recently retired and the building became available so team Round Barn set the wheels in motion to make it happen. Chris and his brother Matt own and operate the Baroda business. Chris tells me that the 4,000 square foot building next door will become the brewery’s primary storage space, and some offices will be set up there as well. That will free up critical space in the brew house for up to a dozen new brewing tanks for additional growth in their burgeoning craft beer business. The plan now is to ease into the acquisition of the 12 tanks over the next several years, but, as Chris put it, “That could all change in a flash depending on sales growth and public demand” for the top notch beers they have been brewing. For now the plan is to shift the storage space, and phase in the new tanks as needed. Just before sundown one day last week, paving crews were putting the finishing touches on a new driveway connecting the parking lot behind the Brewery & Public House with the back lot of the former Gast Cabinet property. The Round Barn Public House has been a tremendous hit with packed houses being the norm. They added dramatically to their capacity needs through the expanded and covered patio which is now closed in with plastic over the window spaces until the overhead retractable garage-door style windows can be installed, which could come any day now. Space heaters help keep the space very comfortable when there’s a chill in the air. The Moersch family has also capitalized on another outstanding opportunity behind their Round Barn Winery Tasting Room alongside Interstate 94 at the Union Pier exit. Chris says they just purchased 8-acres of adjacent woodland property behind the tasting room for potential future expansion there. He says there are no immediate plans for the land, but, “We became aware that it became available and we jumped at the chance to acquire it for future opportunities.” He says the majority of the land has small trees on it, and there is a small lake on the periphery of it as well. Clearly, the people who have brought us the Round Barn empire of wines, craft beers and distilled spirits are planning to be around for a considerable period of time, and for fans everywhere...that’s a mighty good thing.<br /> <br /> What has been known for more than five-and-a-half years as simply The Phoenix is now officially Phoenix Rising. The new iteration of an Arts District favorite in downtown Benton Harbor has been re-opened after a few days of re-organization, touch-up, systems upgrades and transition to new owner Teri Robinson. Founder Elizabeth Frost is in search of her “next big adventure,” and Robinson has assumed the reins of the cafe, bakery and coffee shop at 124 Water Street in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. The crew had one last, big, blow-out breakfast three weeks ago to bid a fond farewell to Elizabeth and then closed for the transition. Teri tells me that a major piece of that transition was installation of a new point-of-sale, iPad-based, ordering system which should streamline operations from the kitchen to the final check for everyone concerned. She has also re-focused the chalk-board menu systems with the major back wall board for the standard menu items and several smaller, up-front boards with features of the day, specials, and other messaging to customers. Another major new element at Phoenix Rising is the addition of “Grab-and-Go” sandwiches that have already been prepped for easy access and for folks in a hurry with limited lunch time availabilities. She told Facebook friends that no big menu changes were in the offing because, “the food is great and it’s why we all love it!” She tells me her main goal with the new on-the-fly options and iPad technology is to “Make our food available to more people in less time, while maintaining the quality we have become known for.” She has certainly earned the right, as the new owner, to say “quality we have become known for,” inasmuch as Teri has been side-by-side with Elizabeth since virtually the beginning of the eclectic diner, which first opened in mid-March of 2009. She cites Elizabeth as having become “a friend, a teacher, a little and big sister, and (one who has) helped me to find all of those things inside of myself.” The restaurant quietly re-opened for business back at mid-week and was a popular gathering spot during October’s Fall Art Hop in the District, showcasing the work of talented photographer Laura Kraklau. Laura’s work is still on display, sharing some of her incredible shots of the lighthouse on St. Joseph’s North Pier from her upcoming book. Phoenix Rising offers breakfast, brunch and lunch, and also offers free WiFi service, and sidewalk seating out front for nicer weather days.<br /> <br /> Mitzi Kalin, Amy Cross and Megan Dongvillo are setting out to provide Michigan’s Great Southwest with opportunities for connection with one another, as well as personal, professional, and relational fulfillment. In short...they want you to THRIVE! The trio of professionals are basing their concept on the idea that people want to increase their well-being, but may not necessarily need or want individual counseling. So, they have set out to create a platform for fun, entertaining emotional learning. Kalin is a psychologist, Cross is a life coach, and Dongvillo is the coordinator. Together they have established Thrive, which is launching a 4-part mini-series each Tuesday night in November for any woman in the region who would like to increase the sense of well-being in all areas of life. Together they will be: Identifying personal values... Building a unique balance for daily life...Addressing creativity as a way to integrate hobbies and “play”... and Inspiring women to use difficulties, strengths, and skills to identify personal passioni and create specific goals. The 4-part seminar is designed to be a great way to re-focus and center oneself after a transition, including marriage, divorce, having children, empty-nesting, moving to the area, or changing jobs. Thrive will also offer future events, including the likes of: Emotionally-educated speed-dating... Coaching for high-school folks and their parents around college and career planning...Creating productive, efficient inter-office communication and organization...Personal, relational, and corporate/ executive coaching... <br /> <br /> And more. The initial 4-part round will be held in a spectacular venue: the home of Mike & Marlene Johnson in St. Joseph. The riverfront home has been featured in Shore magazine, used as a site for a number of area events including the Symphony Orchestra, Counseling Association of SW Michigan, and even weddings. The setting offers a comfortable and intimate arena to connect with others and allow yourself the gift of connection, restoration, and passion through learning. The sessions begin on Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm to 7:30pm and continue each Tuesday through November 25th. The series is limited to just 20 participants and you can register your spot by e-mailing to register@thrivegroupccc.com. The price for all four sessions, plus wine, cheese, veggies, and the talk, activity and Q&A is just $225.00 all inclusive. You can also follow the Thrive group online at their Facebook page by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/thrivegroupccc <br /> <br /> An annual holiday tradition returns to the region next month when the Box Factory for the Arts plays host to the 8th Annual Festival of Lights...an annual fundraiser for Child & Family Services (CFS) of Southwestern Michigan. It’s all happening Friday, November 14th from 6pm until 9pm. While this is the eighth consecutive year for the grand event, the crew is changing it up a bit this year by shifting to the charming environment of the Box Factory. CK Catering will provide a steady stream of delicious hors’ doeuvres at food stations located throughout the building. The Box Factory’s cash bar will offer Greenbush craft brews and Domaine Berrien wines as well as cocktail offerings. Additionally, great music will resonate with everyone from the play of Steve Reed and his Jazzmin II Quartet to begin the evening. Best of all, your fun and enjoyment are providing great opportunities to support the important services that CFS offers to the region. Among the unique offerings on the auction block you will find things like an airplane flight over SW Michigan provided by pilot Don Fiskars...dinner for 8 and a cooking lesson by personal chef “Vanilla Fig”...A Buy Local/Buy Fresh package of fabulous grass-fed beef, farm-stand produce, local maple syrup, and the best breakfast sausage you’ve ever tasted from that great little marketplace in New Buffalo called “Local”...also some great dining packages from your favorite spots including Tosi’s, Grand Mere, Bread+Bar, Timothy’s, and The Bistro. Other items on the block include a fishing excursion on the St. Joe River...a Family Fun & Adventure Pack to include a Silver Beach Park Pass, Curious Kids’ Family Pass, Dairy Queen Blizzards, Subs from Subway, a “Dime Store” certificate from G&M Variety in St. Joe, Silver Beach Pizza certificates, and more! You will also find opportunities to select something from a number of Box Factory artists who have generously donated auction items, and many artists’ studios will be open to browse and meander through that evening. Even if you don’t want to take anything home, you will have an opportunity to “buy” services from the “Joy of Giving Tree,” to help with the cost of services provided to Safe Shelter and Harbor House clients. Tickets must be purchased ahead by calling CFS at 925-1725 or online at www.cfsswmi.org. Tickets are $50 per person. Get yours today!<br /> <br /> Unless you really aren’t paying attention at all as you move about the community, you’ve likely seen the hard-card yard-style signs in maize & blue beckoning you to the St. Joseph Lions Annual Arts & Crafts Show. The Lions got smart a few years ago and made the signs somewhat perpetual in nature by simply saying that the event is the “first Saturday in November” each year. That way the signs can be retrieved year after year and put back into action for the next show. That show is today, Saturday, November 1, 2014 and is at its recent home inside the St. Joseph High School Field House. This 10th Annual version of the show, according to Event Chairman Vern Breuker, will take place from 9am until 4pm on Saturday and the price of admission is still just a dollar per person. Breuker says the show is unique in that it is both sizable and takes place in the comfort of the indoors so it can happen regardless of the weather outside. Says Breuker, “While craft shows are common in many communities, the Lions have brought an added dimension to the concept of traditional hand-made items sold by crafters in an open area. We have taken the concept of a craft show and made it into a family entertainment day.” He says that’s possible because, “In addition to having over 100 artists and crafters participating in the event, another special feature is the addition of face-painting for the kids and raffle drawings.” There will also be food concessions sold on site. St. Joe Lions Club President Jim Christen says the $1-admission charge requested at the door and all proceeds from the event go to serve worthy projects in the community such as the Camp Leo Summer Camp for children with special needs, swings at the beach and on the St. Joe bluff, eye exams and glasses for the less fortunate among us and a host of other Projects in the community. The St. Joseph Lions Club has been serving the community for more than 80-years. Make plans to swing by the St. Joseph High School Field House today for a grand array of arts and crafts from local artisans in many styles, media and forms.<br /> <br /> Finally, the Journey in Faith team of St Joseph Catholic Church, in St Joseph is presenting an outstanding motivational speaker Dale Spencer on Fri Nov 14, 2014 7PM at the Rose Center at 301 Wayne Street.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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