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Moody On The Market

Will continue to serve on the board of directors of Cornerstone Alliance. She also serves as Chair of the Small Business Services Operating Unit, and is President of the Lakeshore Rotary Club. You can reach Stacey directly at 982-7673.<br /> <br /> Give her a congratulatory pat on the back for me.<br /> <br /> Rick & Jan Price began tanning the local population way back in 1985. In 1996 they sold their Tan Unique business to Terry & Maggie James. The James gang is now back and stronger than ever, having used the recent downturn as an opportunity to right-size their operation from three salons into one, and get things back on track. They tell me that Tan Unique has evolved into a Tanning & Day Spa which does body waxing, electrolysis, facials, UV Free Spray tanning and LED light facial rejuvenation. The crew elected to make better use of their exceptionally large floor plan by converting about 400 square feet into a retail area where they sell purses, purse hooks, scarves, jewelry, dog collars & leashes, vitamins, BioElements skin care products and the largest selection of OPI Nail Polish in town. Look for Wood Wick Candles to be added to the mix soon. At their core business, Tan Unique offers controlled ultra violet light exposure to produce and store Vitamin D. You’ll find the fully refreshed cast and crew at 2603 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph and online at To learn more you can reach them at 428-8267.<br /> <br /> A new fresh hot breakfast opportunity is now available seven days a week with the arrival of Joe’s Café & Breakfast House in the Scottdale Crossings business center at 4100 M-139.<br /> <br /> Located across Miners Road from Pater’s True Value Hardware, Joe’s opened for business this past week, bringing to fruition the dreams of partners Jose Serna and Jose Estrada. Billing themselves as “The Home of the Double Yolk,” Joe’s Café is open daily from 6am until 4pm for extensive breakfast offerings and lunches as well.<br /> <br /> Based on the menu, it looks to be one of the most complete offerings of breakfast options in the entire area, and also brings to the table salads, sandwiches, burgers, melts and more for lunch seekers. Check it out for yourself real soon.<br /> <br /> He’s only been at it for four years now, but already Dr. Ed Blesy has outgrown his leased space for the St. Joseph Animal Wellness Clinic. For that four year span, the good Doctor has been renting space from Dr. Ted Kuball at the corner of Niles Road and Ansley. The Popular veterinarian began his move this week and will be back in business by Thursday, October 15th. The clinic moves just over a mile north to 2610 North Trail Lane in St. Joseph Charter Township. You can learn more about his practice at or by calling 429-6966.<br /> <br /> Congratulations on your rapid growth and new location, Doc.<br /> <br /> Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wainscott have launched a new business enterprise in Berrien Springs.<br /> <br /> Second Time Treasures is now open for business next door to Subway at 640 Saint Joseph Avenue in the village. The Wainscotts have set up an upscale resale boutique specializing in gently used kids and ladies wear, including toys and baby furniture and equipment. You’ll find them in the house each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am until 6pm and Wednesday and Friday from 10 until<br /> <br /> 5. They are closed Saturdays and will make a decision soon regarding business on Sundays.<br /> <br /> You can learn a whole lot more about the new shop at their website, Check the site for a vast array of name brands currently being carried at the shop.<br /> <br /> The community minded crew at Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Michigan is getting ready to celebrate their 10th Anniversary by giving back to the communities they serve.<br /> <br /> Team Leader Michelle Alger tells me they are going to host a Community Rummage Sale, with all proceeds going to the Southwest Michigan Gleaners Food Bank. The sale itself doesn’t take place until Thursday and Friday, November 19th and 20th, but I wanted to let you know now so that you can help them to maximize their contribution by donating items to the sale.<br /> <br /> They are looking for clean, gently used items such as small appliances, furniture, toys, household items and apparel for children aged 10 and under. They are not looking for adult clothing for this sale. Donations can be made at Keller Williams offices in St. Joseph, New Buffalo and Berrien Springs. During the sale days, they will also be accepting donations of canned goods, and will have a truck in front of the office specifically for that purpose in November. Naturally, cash donations will be accepted as well. More on this as the date gets closer.<br /> <br /> Brenda & John Fulton have just marked their first anniversary milestone at Vineyards Gourmet Chocolates & Fudge on Friday Road in Coloma. Thanks to a lot of road construction and the nature of being new in business, it was a challenging but exciting year for the Fultons.<br /> <br /> They recently expanded their line-up of chocolates and fudge, with nine different fudges and 91 different types of chocolates in milk, dark and white chocolates. Their favorite response from eager customers is, “This tastes just like Grandma used to make!” Customers tell them it is the best fudge they have ever had. Happy Anniversary… and here’s to a solid second year in business!<br /> <br /> Also celebrating a year in business this month is Katherine Meek who owns and operates Anytime Fitness of Stevensville. She tells me they are adding new members every day and will be celebrating throughout the entire month of October.<br /> <br /> Another first anniversary celebration is schedule for next weekend, October 17th and 18th at the satellite retail store and tasting room of Round Barn Winery and Free Run Cellars in Saugatuck. The tasting room will mark the occasion with free tasting and logo wine glasses to take home, at 439 Butler Street between noon and 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.<br /> <br /> Next Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th, The Berrien County 4-H Board is producing a musical, Forever Plaid, at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. In addition to the great music, Classic Catering will provide generous hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Tickets are $40 and showtime is 7pm for refreshments, 8pm for the performance, and dessert follows at 9:30.<br /> <br /> For tickets, call Barry Borst at 683-1162.<br /> <br /> A grand tradition is back on the menu this Tuesday, October 13th when the Kiwanis Club of St. Joseph celebrates their Annual Pancake Day at the St. Joseph Elks Club on Broad Street in downtown St. Joe. From 11:15am until 1:15pm and again from 5pm until 7pm just $5-bucks will get you the full pancake deal and you’ll be helping to replace playground equipment at Kiwanis Park…Riverview Park and the Tot Lot. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Well known and equally well-loved local musician David Maki was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.<br /> <br /> To help defray the costs of the treatment, a whole host of David’s musician friends are hosting an Exclusive Camp David Event at Czar’s 505 Club in St. Joseph on Saturday, October 24th. That night from 7pm until 2am such notables as Mr. Edd, Bob’s Garage, Ed Bagatini, Jenna Mammina and her brother Nino, Danny Dine, the Maxon-Struwin Band, Dave Carlock and many, many others will be performing to benefit their friend in need. Dave is musician, sound and recording engineer who has lived in the area most of his life. Advance tickets are $10 to $20 and may be purchased by e-mailing to or by calling 208-0113.<br /> <br /> Even if you can’t make the event, your donation is welcome, payable to Phil Maki at 1619 Forres Avenue in St. Joe. Phil is David’s brother.<br /> <br /> For the next three Saturdays, (October 17th, 24th and 31st) and weeknights from October 19th through the 22nd and 26th through the 29th, Twin City Players will help you build your Halloween costume. It’s their annual Costume Sale to benefit the building fund. Kids through adult sizes as well as vintage clothing and accessories are available.<br /> <br /> Local Chapter 585 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will host their Chili Hop next Sunday, October 18th. Club members crank out their chili recipes and pilots fly in for a tasting as a part of their fly-in activities. If you don’t have a plane, you can drive in and enjoy the chili, too. Check it out!<br /> <br /> The Berrien County Republican Women’s Club welcomes the nation’s youngest mayor, Michael Sessions as their Government Day keynoter at Pebblewood in Bridgman on October 21st at noon. Reservations are due by this coming Wednesday at 982-9939.<br /> <br /> Finally, today, Saturday, October 10th, is the day for Harbor Country Radio’s Fall Fundraiser Bazaar, Psychedelic Daze, from 10am until 6pm in the parking lot of Custom Imports at 430 S. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo. Proceeds help fund the station.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. See you Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody is Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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