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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Good our Y November 29, 2014 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 29, 2014 Moody on The Market www.MailMaxOnline.com When you throw open the doors onto a multi-million dollar destination attraction property just hours ahead of your first major ballroom client, and literally days before the most prestigious championship on the Champions Golf Tour, there’s just no time for ceremonial affairs like formal ribbon cuttings and the like. Especially when your 92 room property gets built in near record time under some of the most demanding weather conditions in the history of the region. Exactly six months to the day from opening day the cast and crew of The Inn at Harbor Shores caught their breath long enough recently to celebrate a highly successful inaugural summer sea-son by welcoming in dozens of business men and women, dignitaries and others in a formal ribbon cere-mony facilitated by Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. It was a blue ribbon summer and the momentum continues to build, as construction sounds will soon reverberate from high atop The Inn according to Ron Smith, Associate Broker for Edgewater Realty and the Harbor Village at Harbor Shores. Smith and his team are responsible for deals on the remaining condo-minium space atop The Inn. He told the assembled crowd that a contract has been signed to create a 2,500 square foot penthouse suite on the southeast corner of the 8th floor of the building for a private buyer from the local marketplace. In addition to owning fully a quarter of the available penthouse space atop The Inn, that unidentified buyer also will get 200 square feet of enclosed space on the roof and 600 square feet of roof-top open-air deck space to themselves. That southeast quarter of the building faces the harbor, turning basin, and The Harbor Shores Marina out front. Smith says construction on the penthouse condo will start at the first of December with private design teams and con-tractors selected by the new owner and the project is slated to run about four to five months before comple-tion. He also notes ongoing negotiations with several other potential penthouse owners continue and he expects another deal or two could be struck in the very near future. Ed Vandenack is the General Manager of The Inn at Harbor Shores which is the initial phase of the entire Harbor Village development. He told everyone on hand, «Thirteen months from groundbreaking to grand opening is a great achievement.» Developer Ron Schults also spoke to the crowd, publicly thanking the local community for tre-mendous support, citing also the work of State Representative Al Pscholka, State Senator John Proos, and the tremendous support of Whirlpool Corporation. Mayors Mike Garey of St. Joseph and James Hightower of Benton Harbor publicly welcomed The Inn to the local community and thanked developers for their investment in the community. Vandenack invit-ed the guests to a celebration on the ballroom level of the hotel, noting, “The Inn also offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience for your special event.” Event planners will find 13,000 square feet of event space is available with the ballroom and adjacent break out rooms. An executive level boardroom is located on that level as well. In addition to the 88 rooms and four suites avail-able for guests, amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, adjacent marina, balcony views of the St. Joseph River and the Harbor Shores Golf M oody Pat Dr. Flood’s Vision Center Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes -Infections Dr. Robert Flood Your Community Eye Care Specialists $ Club. Plank’s Tavern is also signature component of the Harbor Village development, featuring a waterside restaurant open seven days a week with approachable, modern cuisine. The restaurant takes its name from an original local resort built in 1888 by John Oliver Plank which was located on the bluff north of the St. Joseph River near Tiscornia Beach. Plank’s great grandson was present for and took part in the ribbon cutting at The Inn. MOODY Continued from page 1 Volume 15, Ver. 48 Some people can’t stand having to clean their home or office. It can be a major pain to have to tidy things up and they’d rather do anything than pull out a mop & bucket or a vacuum cleaner. Then, there are folks like Angie Hamilton. Angie is a lifelong resident of Stevensville who enjoys cleaning so much that she has turned the act into a full-time business venture. Angie established her new Attention to Detail Cleaning service in late summer, and is now providing her ser-vices from Three Oaks to Hagar Shores and everywhere in between. She’s a professional in the trade who has been at it for a full decade now. Angie began her jour-ney as a substitute custodian for the Lakeshore Public School system originally. Then she hired on with a couple of local cleaning companies. She enjoyed the Dr. Megan Coady O.D. work so much that she elected to go into business for herself and boasts a growing cadre of satisfied custom-ers who love the work that she has performed for them. Attention to Detail Cleaning, which launched in August, specializes in residential, commercial & office clean-ing, as well as working for larger groups like vacation rentals and apartment complexes in the region. Her business has continued to blossom thanks to word-of-mouth referrals, and she plans to keep expanding the business to help an even broader array of clients going forward. Angie brings competitive rates to the table depending on the square footage of the job involved and the range of tasks to be completed. For residential cli-ents she offers basic cleaning services including kitch-ens, bathrooms, living rooms and more. With a name like Attention to Detail you can expect regular attention to cobwebs, cleaning baseboards, cupboards, light fix-No Line Progressive 99 00* $ 00* 79 Single Vision $ Frames & Lenses *With eye exam, call office for restrictions 32 Days to use your sPeNDING FLeX 269-408-8762 • www.govision.com 2603 Niles Ave, St. Joseph, MI Open Monday -Saturday • Call or go online to schedule your appointment today. 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Also inside Geeks 2 Needs you’ll find a full retail store with new phone cases, cables, chargers, screen protectors, computer cables, keyboards, mice and more all with full warranty programs. In the retail store you’ll find a continually evolving array of used gear too, from PC’s and laptops to tablets, phones, XBOX consoles, PlayStations, and audio and video equipment all with in-house warranty. You’ll find Geeks 2 Nerds in the house daily from 10am until 6pm, Monday through Friday and by appointment on the weekend. You can reach Mike by phone at 269-429-NERD (6373). Learn more about the shop by clicking this link to their web-site: http://www.geeks2nerds.com For several weeks now, Public Works crews in the city of St. Joseph have been working the length of sev-eral football fields of turf atop the bluff in the city, pre-paring to wow visitors of all ages again this holiday season with a showcase of lights that is virtually unprec-edented for a community of this size. 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When you throw open the doors onto a multi-million dollar destination attraction property just hours ahead of your first major ballroom client, and literally days before the most prestigious championship on the Champions Golf Tour, there’s just no time for ceremonial affairs like formal ribbon cuttings and the like. Especially when your 92 room property gets built in near record time under some of the most demanding weather conditions in the history of the region. Exactly six months to the day from opening day the cast and crew of The Inn at Harbor Shores caught their breath long enough recently to celebrate a highly successful inaugural summer season by welcoming in dozens of business men and women, dignitaries and others in a formal ribbon ceremony facilitated by Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. It was a blue ribbon summer and the momentum continues to build, as construction sounds will soon reverberate from high atop The Inn according to Ron Smith, Associate Broker for Edgewater Realty and the Harbor Village at Harbor Shores. Smith and his team are responsible for deals on the remaining condominium space atop The Inn. He told the assembled crowd that a contract has been signed to create a 2,500 square foot penthouse suite on the southeast corner of the 8th floor of the building for a private buyer from the local marketplace. In addition to owning fully a quarter of the available penthouse space atop The Inn, that unidentified buyer also will get 200 square feet of enclosed space on the roof and 600 square feet of rooftop open-air deck space to themselves. That southeast quarter of the building faces the harbor, turning basin, and The Harbor Shores Marina out front. Smith says construction on the penthouse condo will start at the first of December with private design teams and contractors selected by the new owner and the project is slated to run about four to five months before completion. He also notes ongoing negotiations with several other potential penthouse owners continue and he expects another deal or two could be struck in the very near future. Ed Vandenack is the General Manager of The Inn at Harbor Shores which is the initial phase of the entire Harbor Village development. He told everyone on hand, «Thirteen months from groundbreaking to grand opening is a great achievement.» Developer Ron Schults also spoke to the crowd, publicly thanking the local community for tremendous support, citing also the work of State Representative Al Pscholka, State Senator John Proos, and the tremendous support of Whirlpool Corporation. Mayors Mike Garey of St. Joseph and James Hightower of Benton Harbor publicly welcomed The Inn to the local community and thanked developers for their investment in the community. Vandenack invited the guests to a celebration on the ballroom level of the hotel, noting, “The Inn also offers a truly one-of-akind experience for your special event.” Event planners will find 13,000 square feet of event space is available with the ballroom and adjacent break out rooms. An executive level boardroom is located on that level as well. In addition to the 88 rooms and four suites available for guests, amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, adjacent marina, balcony views of the St. Joseph River and the Harbor Shores Golf club. Plank’s Tavern is also signature component of the Harbor Village development, featuring a waterside restaurant open seven days a week with approachable, modern cuisine. The restaurant takes its name from an original local resort built in 1888 by John Oliver Plank which was located on the bluff north of the St. Joseph River near Tiscornia Beach. Plank’s great grandson was present for and took part in the ribbon cutting at The Inn.<br /> <br /> Some people can’t stand having to clean their home or office. It can be a major pain to have to tidy things up and they’d rather do anything than pull out a mop & bucket or a vacuum cleaner. Then, there are folks like Angie Hamilton. Angie is a lifelong resident of Stevensville who enjoys cleaning so much that she has turned the act into a full-time business venture. Angie established her new Attention to Detail Cleaning service in late summer, and is now providing her services from Three Oaks to Hagar Shores and everywhere in between. She’s a professional in the trade who has been at it for a full decade now. Angie began her journey as a substitute custodian for the Lakeshore Public School system originally. Then she hired on with a couple of local cleaning companies. She enjoyed the work so much that she elected to go into business for herself and boasts a growing cadre of satisfied customers who love the work that she has performed for them. Attention to Detail Cleaning, which launched in August, specializes in residential, commercial & office cleaning, as well as working for larger groups like vacation rentals and apartment complexes in the region. Her business has continued to blossom thanks to word-ofmouth referrals, and she plans to keep expanding the business to help an even broader array of clients going forward. Angie brings competitive rates to the table depending on the square footage of the job involved and the range of tasks to be completed. For residential clients she offers basic cleaning services including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and more. With a name like Attention to Detail you can expect regular attention to cobwebs, cleaning baseboards, cupboards, light fixtures tures, ceiling fans, and accessible windows. Many extra cleaning services beyond the basic are available upon your request. She can similarly handle cleaning tasks for local businesses and office centers looking for assistance in getting the job done. Service can be structured on schedules from a single occasion to weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. You can reach Angie at 269-281-6489 or by email at angie@detaildclean.com. Here’s a direct link to her new website, as well: www.detaildclean.com <br /> <br /> When Harding’s Friendly Markets announced their departure from the Eau Claire marketplace, there were quite a few sad faces around the Berrien County community. Those frowns are turning upside down, converted into smiles now that Dollar General has taken over the building and opened for business. Everyday essentials at low Dollar General prices are on tap at the new store at 6100 W. Main Street in Eau Claire. Dan Nieser is Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Store Development for Dollar General. He tells us, “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products.” He adds, “We hope our Eau Claire customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.” Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health & beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.Seasonal products are always displayed at the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store. Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to ten people, depending on the size and need.<br /> <br /> Michael O’Connor has been a gadget guru seemingly all of his life. He’s been in the business of taking electronic things apart and putting them back together so that they’ll work properly for more than 20 years now, and he loves every minute of it. He’s so sure that he can resolve whatever computer and electronics issues you might have that he even has a core policy that says, “If we can’t fix it, you don’t have to pay!” O’Connor has recently established a brand new version of his business called Geeks 2 Nerds Computer Shop. But, don’t let the word “computer” keep you from testing the waters on all sorts of electronics from TV’s to toasters!<br /> <br /> Mike is tucked into the little strip center at 3914 Red Arrow Highway between St. Joseph and Stevensville across from Bosch Braking Systems and alongside Season Pass. What goes on inside is wide ranging from computer repair and complete diagnostics to virus removal, computer speed enhancement, removal of spyware, malware, Trojans and more. Whether your computer needs a simple tune up or complex repair, Geeks 2 Nerds can handle it. They can increase the over-all performance of your PC, provide software and hardware upgrades, provide installations and set-up and beyond. The shop also performs computer and electronics recycling, flat-screen TV repairs on all types including plasma, LCD, and LED. When it comes to gaming systems, Mike’s an expert, handling XBOX 360 and PS3 repairs and typically has a number of used systems in the house for sale. Geeks 2 Nerds also handles iPad and tablet repairs for cracked screens, bad batteries and the like. Same thing for iPhone, Android, and Windows Smartphone repairs for cracked screens, batteries and the like. Mike and his team can also handle networking issues, remote security camera system installation and service, spy cams, Nanny-cams and more. Also inside Geeks 2 Needs you’ll find a full retail store with new phone cases, cables, chargers, screen protectors, computer cables, keyboards, mice and more all with full warranty programs. In the retail store you’ll find a continually evolving array of used gear too, from PC’s and laptops to tablets, phones, XBOX consoles, PlayStations, and audio and video equipment all with in-house warranty. You’ll find Geeks 2 Nerds in the house daily from 10am until 6pm, Monday through Friday and by appointment on the weekend. You can reach Mike by phone at 269-429-NERD (6373). Learn more about the shop by clicking this link to their website: http://www.geeks2nerds.com <br /> <br /> For several weeks now, Public Works crews in the city of St. Joseph have been working the length of several football fields of turf atop the bluff in the city, preparing to wow visitors of all ages again this holiday season with a showcase of lights that is virtually unprecedented for a community of this size. Thousands of lights in dozens of meticulously erected frameworks have been put into place as silent sentinels guarding the lakeshore until they are invited to spring to life on the evening of December 5th with one flip of the switch. It’s all part of the tremendous line-up of activities on a fivestar holiday weekend planned for us by the City of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Improvement Association, St. Joseph Today, the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Edgewater Bank and others. Getting into the holiday spirit will be easy and rewarding for visitors and residents alike with four family-favorite events next weekend. Light Up the Bluff on December 5th will transform Lake Bluff Park with the lighting ceremonies at 6:30pm as a million lights twinkle on the community Christmas tree and multiple holiday-themed displays. The display is sponsored by the St. Joseph Improvement Association. Following the tree lighting, visitors are invited to stroll through the central business district to enjoy the 3rd Annual Live Mannequins sponsored by Edgewater Bank and the SW Michigan Tourist Council. Dozens of community volunteers will pose perfectly still in participating store windows from 7pm until 8:30pm. This year’s theme is “Television.” Gift hunters will appreciate the unique selections, special prices and festive shopping atmosphere that evening and throughout December. On December 6th, the 16th Annual Reindog Parade, sponsored by FuzzyButz, steps off at 4pm. Pets and pet owners dress up in holiday costumers to entertain visitors along State Street. A portion of the net proceeds from the participation fees will be donated to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. After the parade, children are invited to share their wish lists with Santa at Santa’s House, sponsored by The Herald- Palladium until 7pm. Keeping with the Reindog pet theme, local charity Animal Aid of Southwest Michigan will hold its annual open house at the Whitcomb Senior Living Community at the corner of Ship Street and Lake Boulevard on Saturday, December 6th, from 1pm until 4pm. Visitors can buy treats from the bake sale, participate in the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contests (and pets are encouraged to wear ugly sweaters, too) learn about pet adoption opportunities and make year-end donations.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks. Remember that today, Saturday 11/29, is Shop Small Business Saturday. Please remember to Shop Local this holiday season. See you next Saturday right here in MailMax and online 24/7 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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