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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Good our Y December 20, 2014 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on December 20, 2014 Moody on The Market www.MailMaxOnline.com If you simply circum-navigate the westerly round-about in downtown Benton Harbor and then proceed merrily on your way down Main Street splitting the difference between the Mosaic Resale Center and Kinexus you are likely cheating yourself routinely from sampling some pretty incredible offerings to feed both your body and your soul. Inside the Mosaic Resale Center is a remarkably chic and delightfully tasty array of goodness called Cafe Mosaic. It’s not new, by any means, but it gets better seemingly every day and it is accomplishing great things just like the other enterprises housed there at 510 W. Main Street. The entire enterprise there is actually a triad of social greatness from the Overflow Christian Community Development Association or OCCDA for short. That association exists “To see every Benton Harbor resident is prepared for further education, life, and work, while experi-encing Christ’s love.” The OCCDA strives to obtain that goal by the means of “business on mission.” Besides the Cafe, the association has a full-scale lawn care company called Harbor Shine and the Re-Sale store which receives gen-tly used items and clothing from individual donors for resale. Cafe Mosaic is the third, and youngest social enterprise in the house. Here’s some of what you should know about Cafe Mosaic. They have Great Coffee. The Cafe offers premium gourmet espresso-based drinks such as latte’s, cappucino’s, Americano’s and frappucci-no’s. They also offer a selection of drip coffee that comes from all parts of the world and is roasted down the coastline at Sawyer’s Infusco Coffee Roasters. However, if you’re not a coffee drinker, there’s no need to fret, they also offer a wide selection of teas, smoothies, hot chocolates and steamers. They also have Great Food. Cafe Mosaic has mastered the art of handcrafted, arti-san sandwiches that are made fresh to order every time. Just a few such offerings are the Michigan Cranberry Turkey, the Chipotle Black Bean Burger, Turkey Bacon Flatbread, and the Veggie Delight. Check out the complete chalkboard menu at www.cafemosaicbh.com. Perhaps most important of all is Cafe Mosaic’s Great Mission. The Cafe is a job skills training social enterprise. Benton Harbor residents are hired and trained at the cafe and then the OCCDA helps the employ-ees take their next steps to greatness. Naturally, that looks different with each individual employ-ee. Some stay on with the OCCDA and are pro-moted into management positions and some will be mentored and helped in finding further employment or education. You are encouraged to support Cafe Mosaic. The easiest way is to swing by and check out their space and have lunch or a cuppa Joe. The awesome staff is always looking for someone to share a friendly face with and a connecting conversation. Or, you can sit at the laptop bar that spans the full length of the front window, affording you a great view of the world M oody Pat OUR RENAISSANCE IS Being a fi t and healthy family. -Chris, Mary & Mia Continued from page 1 of Main Street and free WiFi if you’re looking to escape to get some work done. You can also order online or call in your order at 925-9925 if you’re in a hurry. Just use the link below if you wish. In the meantime, don’t just sling-shot through the round-about and chase the day away. Take a break and enjoy the eclectic offerings and ambi-ance of Cafe Mosaic in downtown Benton Harbor. Here’s the link: http://www.cafemosaicbh.com Long time framing expert Tammy Hatch is packing her matte boards, frame samples, and everything else in her shop in preparation for an exciting move to a new place that is literally giv-ing her a huge Welcome Home. Hatch and her talented framing team won’t have far to go to earn the hearty welcome...basically two blocks or so. Hatch owns and operates Cottage Framers at 2946 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph, but after years at that location she will relocate at the end of the month to the new Welcome Home featuring Karen Garlanger Design Studio at 813 Highland Avenue behind Dunkin’ Donuts. The actual phys-ical move will take place the week between Christmas and New Years, and the new shop will open up in the first week of January. The move is a win-win for both Tammy & Karen as it broad-ens the offerings at Welcome Home for Karen and gives Tammy larger work space to accom-plish her framing specialties. The new Welcome Home studio is nearing completion as Karen’s new design studio, showroom/store and ware-house for Karen Garlanger Designs. She and her husband David Schuck purchased the 6,200 square foot building just off of Niles Avenue at the end of September and have been working around the clock ever since to prepare for their opening. Cottage Framers carries a full line of custom frames with over 2,000 different styles and types of frames, one of the largest such col-lections in Berrien County. Tammy and her team collectively have more than 50-years of experi-ence in custom framing work. Her shop routinely turns out projects with fabric wrapped mats, cus-tom cut and colored mats, shadowboxes, conser-MOODY Volume 15, Ver. 51 vation framing, and special framing for such things as needle point, memorabilia and mirrors. They also afford customers a wide selection of glass choices to protect your framed works. The addition of Tammy and Cottage Framers to Welcome Home still leaves two additional spaces that Karen has for rent in the studio building. She welcomes consideration from compatible busi-nesses who would be interested in collaborating through co-location at the studio. By way of example, Karen says real estate agents, contrac-tors, landscape architects, or even specialty ven-dors like closet organizers would be welcome additions. She’s willing to take a look at various options including whether shared clients are involved or not. Work crews are in-the-house daily putting finishing touches on the studio, so interested parties are welcome to stop by, or you can contact Karen directly by calling her at 269-930-2908 for additional information. Potential vendors leasing office space at Welcome Home would also have access to shared conferencing, rest rooms, and even a staff kitchen. They would also have access to signage on the exterior of the building identifying them as tenants in the center. Karen Garlanger Designs is a boutique design firm established four years ago in 2010, which has grown by leaps and bounds. She has per-formed her design magic for and retained multi-ple clients in Michigan’s Great Southwest, the Chicagoland area, and in Northwest Indiana. The work continues to convert the former Ridge & Kramer retail auto parts store into a showcase space exhibiting her talents, capabilities and magic as well as her experience center where shoppers will be able to work through interior excellence from concept to conclusion, including the ability to shop on site for tile, rugs, furniture, accessories and beyond...now including framing opportunities through Cottage Framers. It’s shaping up to be a spectacular holiday season for the capital campaign to expand the Berrien County Council for Children’s Assessment Center in Royalton Township. In fact, recent donations have topped the half-mil-lion dollar mark in the campaign thanks to some serious donations from interested parties. Patricia Ceresa is the Board Chair for the Berrien County Council for Children. She tells us that several generous corporate and foundation sponsors have donated toward the Capital Campaign for the planned expansion of the Children’s Assessment Center located at 4938 Niles Road. Recent donors include Fairmount Santrol at $150,000...a private anonymous donor at $150,000...the Hanson Family Foundation at $97,500...the Frederick S. Upton Foundation at $50,000...The Carls Foundation at $50,000...the Berrien Community Foundation at MI $10,000...and Benton Harbor, 49022 the Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor at $6,500. The coun-cil’s Executive Director Jamie Rossow says the campaign goal is to raise $960,000 for the expan-sion of services including a building addition. She says the campaign drive has also received Inserts & Promotions significant in-kind donations from Thomson Architectural Services, Designs for Dignity, racbh.com | 269.927.1129 | 501 Graham Avenue, MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax •Hardings Friendly Market • Martins Super Markets • New Years Eve Section Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 8

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If You Simply circumnavigate the westerly roundabout in downtown Benton Harbor and then proceed merrily on your way down Main Street splitting the difference between the Mosaic Resale Center and Kinexus you are likely cheating yourself routinely from sampling some pretty incredible offerings to feed both your body and your soul. Inside the Mosaic Resale Center is a remarkably chic and delightfully tasty array of goodness called Cafe Mosaic. It’s not new, by any means, but it gets better seemingly every day and it is accomplishing great things just like the other enterprises housed there at 510 W. Main Street. The entire enterprise there is actually a triad of social greatness from the Overflow Christian Community Development Association or OCCDA for short. That association exists “To see every Benton Harbor resident is prepared for further education, life, and work, while experiencing Christ’s love.” The OCCDA strives to obtain that goal by the means of “business on mission.” Besides the Cafe, the association has a full-scale lawn care company called Harbor Shine and the Re-Sale store which receives gently used items and clothing from individual donors for resale. Cafe Mosaic is the third, and youngest social enterprise in the house. Here’s some of what you should know about Cafe Mosaic. They have Great Coffee. The Cafe offers premium gourmet espresso-based drinks such as latte’s, cappucino’s, Americano’s and frappuccino’s. They also offer a selection of drip coffee that comes from all parts of the world and is roasted down the coastline at Sawyer’s Infusco Coffee Roasters. However, if you’re not a coffee drinker, there’s no need to fret, they also offer a wide selection of teas, smoothies, hot chocolates and steamers. They also have Great Food. Cafe Mosaic has mastered the art of handcrafted, artisan sandwiches that are made fresh to order every time. Just a few such offerings are the Michigan Cranberry Turkey, the Chipotle Black Bean Burger, Turkey Bacon Flatbread, and the Veggie Delight. Check out the complete chalkboard menu at www.cafemosaicbh.com. Perhaps most important of all is Cafe Mosaic’s Great Mission. The Cafe is a job skills training social enterprise. Benton Harbor residents are hired and trained at the cafe and then the OCCDA helps the employees take their next steps to greatness. Naturally, that looks different with each individual employee. Some stay on with the OCCDA and are promoted into management positions and some will be mentored and helped in finding further employment or education. You are encouraged to support Cafe Mosaic. The easiest way is to swing by and check out their space and have lunch or a cuppa Joe. The awesome staff is always looking for someone to share a friendly face with and a connecting conversation. Or, you can sit at the laptop bar that spans the full length of the front window, affording you a great view of the world of Main Street and free WiFi if you’re looking to escape to get some work done. You can also order online or call in your order at 925-9925 if you’re in a hurry. Just use the link below if you wish. In the meantime, don’t just sling-shot through the round-about and chase the day away. Take a break and enjoy the eclectic offerings and ambiance of Cafe Mosaic in downtown Benton Harbor. Here’s the link: http://www.cafemosaicbh.com <br /> <br /> Long time framing expert Tammy Hatch is packing her matte boards, frame samples, and everything else in her shop in preparation for an exciting move to a new place that is literally giving her a huge Welcome Home. Hatch and her talented framing team won’t have far to go to earn the hearty welcome...basically two blocks or so. Hatch owns and operates Cottage Framers at 2946 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph, but after years at that location she will relocate at the end of the month to the new Welcome Home featuring Karen Garlanger Design Studio at 813 Highland Avenue behind Dunkin’ Donuts. The actual physical move will take place the week between Christmas and New Years, and the new shop will open up in the first week of January. The move is a win-win for both Tammy & Karen as it broadens the offerings at Welcome Home for Karen and gives Tammy larger work space to accomplish her framing specialties. The new Welcome Home studio is nearing completion as Karen’s new design studio, showroom/store and warehouse for Karen Garlanger Designs. She and her husband David Schuck purchased the 6,200 square foot building just off of Niles Avenue at the end of September and have been working around the clock ever since to prepare for their opening. Cottage Framers carries a full line of custom frames with over 2,000 different styles and types of frames, one of the largest such collections in Berrien County. Tammy and her team collectively have more than 50-years of experience in custom framing work. Her shop routinely turns out projects with fabric wrapped mats, custom cut and colored mats, shadowboxes, conservation framing, and special framing for such things as needle point, memorabilia and mirrors. They also afford customers a wide selection of glass choices to protect your framed works. The addition of Tammy and Cottage Framers to Welcome Home still leaves two additional spaces that Karen has for rent in the studio building. She welcomes consideration from compatible businesses who would be interested in collaborating through co-location at the studio. By way of example, Karen says real estate agents, contractors, landscape architects, or even specialty vendors like closet organizers would be welcome additions. She’s willing to take a look at various options including whether shared clients are involved or not. Work crews are in-the-house daily putting finishing touches on the studio, so interested parties are welcome to stop by, or you can contact Karen directly by calling her at 269- 930-2908 for additional information. Potential vendors leasing office space at Welcome Home would also have access to shared conferencing, rest rooms, and even a staff kitchen. They would also have access to signage on the exterior of the building identifying them as tenants in the center. Karen Garlanger Designs is a boutique design firm established four years ago in 2010, which has grown by leaps and bounds. She has performed her design magic for and retained multiple clients in Michigan’s Great Southwest, the Chicagoland area, and in Northwest Indiana. The work continues to convert the former Ridge & Kramer retail auto parts store into a showcase space exhibiting her talents, capabilities and magic as well as her experience center where shoppers will be able to work through interior excellence from concept to conclusion, including the ability to shop on site for tile, rugs, furniture, accessories and beyond...now including framing opportunities through Cottage Framers.<br /> <br /> It’s shaping up to be a spectacular holiday season for the capital campaign to expand the Berrien County Council for Children’s Assessment Center in Royalton Township. In fact, recent donations have topped the half-million dollar mark in the campaign thanks to some serious donations from interested parties. Patricia Ceresa is the Board Chair for the Berrien County Council for Children. She tells us that several generous corporate and foundation sponsors have donated toward the Capital Campaign for the planned expansion of the Children’s Assessment Center located at 4938 Niles Road. Recent donors include Fairmount Santrol at $150,000...a private anonymous donor at $150,000...the Hanson Family Foundation at $97,500...the Frederick S. Upton Foundation at $50,000...The Carls Foundation at $50,000...the Berrien Community Foundation at $10,000...and the Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor at $6,500. The council’s Executive Director Jamie Rossow says the campaign goal is to raise $960,000 for the expansion of services including a building addition. She says the campaign drive has also received significant in-kind donations from Thomson Architectural Services, Designs for Dignity, Hollerbach Excavating Inc, Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill, Merritt Engineering Inc, McCrone Custom Furniture and Passero, Kahne & Taylor Law Office. The Children’s Assessment Center provides coordinated services to children who have been sexually and physically abused, including forensic interviewing services and ongoing therapy services. Back in 2002 the center served 67 children. That number has increased to 564 in 2013 alone...and increase of 742-percent. Services at the center are provided to children in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. To learn more about the Children’s Assessment Center, or to make a donation of your own, please visit the website by clicking this link: www.berrienchild.org <br /> <br /> Anna Russo-Sieber has been striving for greatness on behalf of the youth of the region for many years, but even she probably hadn’t counted on being the “cover girl” for a brand new highend magazine highlighting local cuisine, homes, arts & culture, shopping, and the special people of our region. Nevertheless, there she is in living color on the inaugural issue of the new Michiana Life magazine from Leader Publications based in Niles. Russo-Sieber’s cover story “Striving for Greatness,” showcases her “I Am the Greatest” art project designed to empower youth in Michigan’s Great Southwest. The new quarterly publication focusing on Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana is headed up by Publisher & President Michael Caldwell. In his initial Letter from the Publisher, Caldwell tells readers, “You hold in your hands the premier issue of Michiana Life magazine. We hope you are as excited to get to know us as we are to showcase you and your neighbors.” Caldwell contends that, “In many ways, this region is the best-kept secret in the Midwest,” adding, “Well, it’s time to pull back the curtain a bit and let everyone know how special this area is.” Caldwell tells readers he has been in the publishing business for more than 15 years and has helped launch several magazine- style publications and newspapers. He is a native of eastern Kentucky and says he was drawn to the area about a year ago and fell in love. Plans are to publish more than 8,000 copies quarterly, essentially coinciding with the seasons of the year. Each issue is widely distributed free of charge at anywhere from 100 to 300 business establishments, offices and the like, but can also be direct mailed to anyone willing to pay a $16-dollar annual subscription fee for four issues. Ambrosia Neldon is the Managing Editor for the quarterly which has the Fall 2014 premier issue now in place at the pick-up points across the region. You can learn more about the new magazine (including a list of places you can pick up a copy) online at their Facebook page, or by clicking this link: www.MichianaLife.com <br /> <br /> The crew at Mr. Goody’s at Scottdale Crossing hopes you have a moment to stop by today, Saturday, December 20th, from noon until 2pm to help celebrate their 10th Anniversary in business and visit with Santa Claus, who will be in the house. You’ll find the great diner at 4100 M-139 in Suite 116 across from Pater’s True Value Hardware.<br /> <br /> The St. Joseph Junior Foundation has added Dr. Kathleen Andries to its Board of Directors. That’s a sweet assignment for the Doc inasmuch as her three sons all learned how to sail with the foundation and then became instructors for its sailing school. Her sons, “The Ray Boys,” and their dog Kodi were active in the foundation for about 16 years, teaching basic sailing to many in the adult classes including their own Mom. Pat & Casey Ray were eventually successive Chief Instructors for the foundation, and both served on the Michigan State University Sailing School. They brought a collegiate regatta to St. Joe on several occasions. Kathy organized the social agenda for the regatta, feeding up to 80 hungry sailors and the regatta staff. She also lined up volunteer housing for university sailing teams, eventually earning Regatta Host of the Year honors. Dr. Andries is a recently retired physician who served the community for 34 years. In addition to her new role with the Junior Foundation, she plans to travel, cook, and work on her garden while developing new hobbies. She has served on the boards or volunteered for Lory’s Place, Hospice at Home and The Samaritan Center, and will now be seen around the St. Joe River Yacht Club a bit more, hoping to spend some more time on the water herself. You can get the 2015 SJ Junior Foundation sailing school schedule at www.sjjf.org. <br /> <br /> That’s it for now, kids. Have a very Merry Christmas, don’t forget to Shop Local as you wrap up your holiday gift buying. See you Saturday 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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