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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Good our Y January 10, 2015 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 10, 2015 Moody on The Market I f you pay close enough attention in life, you will even-tually learn things about peo-ple you’ve known for a long time that you never knew before, or perhaps never imagined. Thus is the case of Terry Truesdell , a Niles man I’ve known for many years now, but recently discovered an amazing new thing about that is well worth sharing with the rest of the world. Reality is that the member of the Truesdell family I know best is Terry’s wife, Judy , because she and I were colleagues for years on the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees . I’ve always enjoyed Terry’s company and just learned about his new endeavor upon retiring from the world of work. Terry has crafted an online niche for his new venture as The Seasoned Artisan . He is a master craftsman woodworker with an amazing lineup of world-class creations now available on his website of the same name, at the link you will find below. As Terry’s site will tell you, for generations his ancestors have been lumbermen and woodworkers. He himself has been forming and finishing wood and other materials for “at least 66” of his 71 years for friends, family and just for fun while he carved out a career as a design-er and manufacturer of wooden library and book-store fixtures and retail displays. Now that Mr. Truesdell has retired he is offering to the world “one-off handcrafted pieces that are of interest, qual-ity and utility.” Terry was in production for 40 years and “somewhat ADD,” so he has decided his enter-prise will consist purely of one-of-a-kind pieces in several categories. He has begun with wooden kitch-en utensils, first-class kitchen knives, long shoe horns and both walking canes and walking sticks. In the future he plans to add additional categories such as canoe paddles and paddle board paddles among other things. As a result of his categorical selections and interest areas, he will not be taking special orders, but plans to routinely add pieces to his web-site and promises to put you on an e-mail list for notification of new offerings as posted. Each piece that Terry crafts has a unique story regarding the origin of the materials used, and the processing involved in its creation. Those stories will accompa-ny each purchase. At The Seasoned Artisan you will find 29-inch long wooden shoehorns, all one-of-a-kind, handmade from reclaimed exotic woods, domestic hardwoods, burls, antlers and brass. In the walking cane category, each is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted from world sourced hardwoods, burls, exotic wood spacers and brass. Each is year-stamped and numbered. For the kitchen, one-of-a-kind uten-sils are handmade from domestic hardwoods and reclaimed exotic hardwoods. They are laminated in contrasting colors for use especially on non-stick cookware. His chefs, paring, filet, and trout/bird knives are all handmade with unusual individual displays crafted from various hardwoods, antlers and brass. The blades are all high carbon stainless steel, pre-formed and cryogenically quenched for hardness, reshaped and re-sharpened for individual M oody Pat purposing. Collectible and useful walking sticks by Terry are handcrafted from diamond willow, mus-clewood, plantation teak, domestic hardwoods and burls. Reading through Terry’s stories about each category is like stepping into the mind of a true master-craftsman. Take a look at what this amaz-ing man has created, and you can order imme-diately right on line if you see something you like. Here’s the link, well worth the visit: http://www.theseasonedartisan.com The “new kid” in the Scottdale neighborhood is inviting everyone to his “house” on Tuesday, January 13th for a Meet & Greet Open House at his new veterinary clinic. Dr. Brent Helgoth and his staff will throw open the doors that evening from 3 until 7pm at the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township to introduce the community to the new doc and his business. Dr. Helgoth has established Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic at 4091 M-139 in St. Joseph , across the street from Pater True Value Hardware . Many families over the years have become accus-tomed to taking pets there to the former animal hospital operated originally by Dr. James Christensen for many years. Contractors from J.J. White, Incorporated of South Bend and Philadelphia recently completed a substantial makeover for the property to set the stage for Dr. Helgoth’s first solo venture in the business. He brings with him two decades of experience, most recently at the River Valley Equine Clinic and Small Animal Hospital on Bell Road in Niles . Dr. Helgoth was born in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1993. Since taking up the practice more than 20-years ago, he has held court at animal clinics in Idaho and Colorado before relocating to Portage, Michigan . From 2002 to 2005 he was stationed at the Animal Care Center just off the Napier Avenue entrance to the Orchards Mall and in 2005 relocated to the clinic in Niles. Contractors replaced the roof on the building and made other substantial changes to the facility to bring it up to date and convert it into a first-class clinic. At Tuesday’s Meet & Greet on the 13th, light refreshments will be served and you can get to know the doctor and his team. The phone number for Dr. Helgoth and the Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic is 269-408-0468. To learn more you can click this link to the clinic: http://www.sunsetcoastvet.com/ The amazing story of Marydawn Taggart and her crew at Maddog 5/1: Revolutionary Fitness MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com has unfolded a third incredible chapter as her mete-oric rise continues in new quarters established in downtown St. Joseph. Following on the first two legendary chapters, the story gets better with every turn of the page. A couple of weeks ago, Marydawn turned the key, flipped on the lights, and powered up the hard-driving music that accompanies her high-energy workouts that are the buzz of Volume 16, Ver. 2 Continued on page 10 Celebrating birthdays... an excellent reminder to check the medical condition of your eyes. Many of the age related eye diseases can be treated to help prevent vision damage in the future. If your vision is not as clear as you think it can be, please give us a call. 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Pat Moody

If you pay close enough attention in life, you will eventually learn things about people you’ve known for a long time that you never knew before, or perhaps never imagined. Thus is the case of Terry Truesdell, a Niles man I’ve known for many years now, but recently discovered an amazing new thing about that is well worth sharing with the rest of the world. Reality is that the member of the Truesdell family I know best is Terry’s wife, Judy, because she and I were colleagues for years on the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees. I’ve always enjoyed Terry’s company and just learned about his new endeavor upon retiring from the world of work. Terry has crafted an online niche for his new venture as The Seasoned Artisan. He is a master craftsman woodworker with an amazing lineup of world-class creations now available on his website of the same name, at the link you will find below. As Terry’s site will tell you, for generations his ancestors have been lumbermen and woodworkers. He himself has been forming and finishing wood and other materials for “at least 66” of his 71 years for friends, family and just for fun while he carved out a career as a designer and manufacturer of wooden library and bookstore fixtures and retail displays. Now that Mr. Truesdell has retired he is offering to the world “one-off handcrafted pieces that are of interest, quality and utility.” Terry was in production for 40 years and “somewhat ADD,” so he has decided his enterprise will consist purely of one-of-a-kind pieces in several categories. He has begun with wooden kitchen utensils, first-class kitchen knives, long shoe horns and both walking canes and walking sticks. In the future he plans to add additional categories such as canoe paddles and paddle board paddles among other things. As a result of his categorical selections and interest areas, he will not be taking special orders, but plans to routinely add pieces to his website and promises to put you on an e-mail list for notification of new offerings as posted. Each piece that Terry crafts has a unique story regarding the origin of the materials used, and the processing involved in its creation. Those stories will accompany each purchase. At The Seasoned Artisan you will find 29-inch long wooden shoehorns, all one-of-akind, handmade from reclaimed exotic woods, domestic hardwoods, burls, antlers and brass. In the walking cane category, each is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted from world sourced hardwoods, burls, exotic wood spacers and brass. Each is year-stamped and numbered. For the kitchen, one-of-a-kind utensils are handmade from domestic hardwoods and reclaimed exotic hardwoods. They are laminated in contrasting colors for use especially on non-stick cookware. His chefs, paring, filet, and trout/bird knives are all handmade with unusual individual displays crafted from various hardwoods, antlers and brass. The blades are all high carbon stainless steel, pre-formed and cryogenically quenched for hardness, reshaped and re-sharpened for individual purposing collectible and useful walking sticks by Terry are handcrafted from diamond willow, musclewood, plantation teak, domestic hardwoods and burls. Reading through Terry’s stories about each category is like stepping into the mind of a true master-craftsman. Take a look at what this amazing man has created, and you can order immediately right on line if you see something you like. Here’s the link, well worth the visit: http://www.theseasonedartisan.com <br /> <br /> The “new kid” in the Scottdale neighborhood is inviting everyone to his “house” on Tuesday, January 13th for a Meet & Greet Open House at his new veterinary clinic. Dr. Brent Helgoth and his staff will throw open the doors that evening from 3 until 7pm at the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township to introduce the community to the new doc and his business.<br /> <br /> Dr. Helgoth has established Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic at 4091 M-139 in St. Joseph, across the street from Pater True Value Hardware.Many families over the years have become accustomed to taking pets there to the former animal hospital operated originally by Dr. James Christensen for many years. Contractors from J.J. White, Incorporated of South Bend and Philadelphia recently completed a substantial makeover for the property to set the stage for Dr. Helgoth’s first solo venture in the business. He brings with him two decades of experience, most recently at the River Valley Equine Clinic and Small Animal Hospital on Bell Road in Niles. Dr. Helgoth was born in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1993. Since taking up the practice more than 20-years ago, he has held court at animal clinics in Idaho and Colorado before relocating to Portage, Michigan. From 2002 to 2005 he was stationed at the Animal Care Center just off the Napier Avenue entrance to the Orchards Mall and in 2005 relocated to the clinic in Niles. Contractors replaced the roof on the building and made other substantial changes to the facility to bring it up to date and convert it into a first-class clinic. At Tuesday’s Meet & Greet on the 13th, light refreshments will be served and you can get to know the doctor and his team. The phone number for Dr. Helgoth and the Sunset Coast Veterinary Clinic is 269-408-0468. To learn more you can click this link to the clinic: http://www.sunsetcoastvet.com/ <br /> <br /> The amazing story of Marydawn Taggart and her crew at Maddog 5/1: Revolutionary Fitness has unfolded a third incredible chapter as her meteoric rise continues in new quarters established in downtown St. Joseph. Following on the first two legendary chapters, the story gets better with every turn of the page. A couple of weeks ago, Marydawn turned the key, flipped on the lights, and powered up the hard-driving music that accompanies her high-energy workouts that are the buzz of Michigan’s Great Southwest. All, by the way, in her new location a literal New York second away from Main Street and its legions of worker-bees headed to jobs all across the region. Maddog 5/1 has successfully relocated from the Benton Harbor Arts District, where chapters one and two played out, and is now ensconced in twice the square footage with room to grow again at 715 Broad Street in St. Joseph. What is truly remarkable for anyone and everyone who steps foot into this high-energy emporium of cardio-vascular intensity is just how much landscape resides behind the relatively unassuming front door and upfront window array. Inside, Taggart and company have crafted a unique and innovative fitness boutique that is the talk of the town and a culmination of her belief in exercise and a healthy lifestyle, the likes of which she has developed over her lifetime. The studio incorporates five components of fitness including cardio, core, upper body, lower body, and balance into group classes and individual personal training. They are designed for all levels of fitness for children and adults. It was just four short years ago that Maddog 5/1 Revolutionary Fitness made its debut in January of 2011 at its previous location in the Benton Harbor Arts District on Territorial Road. She admits that “We moved frequently for my husband Dennis’ career,” noting that, “Wherever we lived, I found myself drawn to the local health facility. I realized what an important role exercise was in my life; and became certified in fitness and personal training.” She adds, “Maddog 5/1 lets me share and teach others how a commitment to personal well-being and health can be accomplished through hard work and focus.” Taggart recently purchased the 8,000 square foot Broad Street building and contracted with the Grand Rapids firm of Pioneer Construction for the extensive build-out project. She calls the entire process, “Amazing,” adding, “Pioneer’s quality of work has exceeded my expectations. We have created a studio offering a very functional, usable space,” expanding the fitness boutique’s footprint for customized classes and services. Maddog’s main level houses the Maddog 5/1 group classes including the RealRyder cycling lab, TRX Suspension studio, Team 5/1, Hot Yoga and individual personal training. Showers and changing rooms are also available for Maddog clients. New to the roster of class offerings, there will be a youth fitness program for kids 9-16, designed to get them excited and aware of the importance of fitness & health. The new studio also introduces “Maddoggies,” a supervised space for kids to play while their parent’s workout. Marydawn says, “We are delighted to begin the next Maddog 5/1 chapter in downtown St. Joseph. This community is very family-oriented, and we encourage parents and kids to join Maddog 5/1 and experience fitness together. The new fitness studio employs a staff of 18, including 9 trainers, four of whom are certified personal trainers, 4 front desk staffers, and a crew of five working with Maddoggies. All Maddog 5/1 trainers are hired and trained by Taggert, herself. As she says, “All of our workouts are unique to Maddog,” noting, “We change up our workouts to make sure our clients are receiving the maximum benefits. All trainers have a hand in the design of the workouts, nothing is cookie-cutter.” Maddog 5/1 is open 7 days a week, Monday-Friday from 5:30am to 8:30pm, Saturdays from 7:30am til noon, and Sundays from 9:30am until 11:30am. To learn more about Maddog 5/1 classes, and how to join, call 269- 363-4399.<br /> <br /> If you’ve ever wondered what exactly the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Club does, your chance to find out first-hand is coming on Monday, January 12th at the Heritage Center in St. Joseph. The club is a veritable Who’s Who among dedicated and community-minded local business and community leaders and professionals and meets weekly at The Heritage Center located along Main Street in St. Joseph. My friend Dr. Gyl Kasewurm of Dr. Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services is taking reservations from any member of the community at large who would like to be the guest of Rotary at this weekly club luncheon meeting on Monday, January 12th from 11:45am until 1:15pm. That’s the regularly appointed time of the weekly meetings of the SJ/BH Rotary Club and they’d love to have you stop by to learn more about service to the community and the myriad programs undertaken by the dynamic club. The St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Club Community Day program will include information on the history of the club, a presentation on Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio and the Clean Water Project initiated in the Dominican Republic by the Club. Rotary’s District Governor Bob Small will also be on hand at the meeting to share the many wonderful initiatives that Rotary is involved with. Dr. Gyl assures you it will be an inspiring meeting and includes a great, complimentary lunch for guests of Community Day. If you are interested in learning more about the local Rotary organization and would like to attend, all you have to do is send a quick email message to Dr. Kasewurm at gyl@prohear.net to make a reservation.<br /> <br /> When the Women’s Service League of Berrien County celebrates their 56th Annual Charity Ball in February...the event is expected to be “Good as Gold.” That’s the theme for this year’s black tie optional event at the Shadowland Ballroom below the bluff in St. Joseph. The big event is slated for Saturday, February 21, 2015, and is now open for reservations. Over the years, numerous charities have benefited from the annual Ball, including such notables as the Sarrett Nature Center, Berrien County Council for Children, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. This year’s beneficiary will be The Alex Mandarino Foundation. That organization was founded last year by Tony & Katie Mandarino to honor the incredible strength and courage of their son, Alex in his battle against neuroblastoma. The 2015 Ball runs from 6pm until 11:30pm on February 21st, with a cocktail hour to launch the affair followed by dinner at 7pm. Dancing and a silent auction will immediately follow, punctuated by the music of Dave Carlock. Tickets for the Charity Ball are $80 per person or $150 per couple. You can also obtain a table of 8 for $600. An added amenity of a room night at the Holiday Inn Express of St. Joseph with transportation to and from the event and breakfast the following morning can be had for an additional $79. For additional information on how to be added to the invitation list, please contact committee member Kimberly Kuriata at KimberlyKuriata@gmail.com. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week. See you Saturday 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<br /> Read more at www.MailMaxOnline.com

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