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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See O Our Ad on P Page 4 June 13, 2015 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on June 13, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 24 Moody on The Market M oody Pat Bill Reynolds has a note-worthy pedigree when it comes to the world of food. Noteworthy enough that his new venture in Harbor Country will likely become a huge draw now that the months-long process of renovation is complete and his new restaurant is open for business. The place he calls New Buffalo Bill’s held a soft opening on Wednesday, May 27th, and is destined to be filled to capacity in short order if early reviews are spot on. Reynolds new wood-fired pit barbecue restaurant will undoubtedly garner a lot of attention thanks to his location selection. He has established New Buffalo Bill’s directly across the street from the iconic burger joint, Redamak’s on U.S. 12 , which is also called East Buffalo Street at that portion of town. The actual street address is 603 East Buffalo in the city of New Buffalo . The space was originally Ozzie’s Eatery which success-fully operated there for seven years until Reynolds made owner Angela Reichart a deal she couldn’t refuse, and convinced her to sell the property to him. Angela was so excited for him, she was the first one in the door when he opened up shop last week. It was a bittersweet decision for Angela, inasmuch as she designed the building, went to custard school and formulated every detail of her business where she tells me she had a blast. Bill Reynolds was Vice President & Chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and Napa Valley, California . After his work there, he headed to the Windy City where he conducted a culinary program for City Colleges of Chicago for a dozen years. He has been retired for a couple of years now, but having spent a considerable amount of time at his second home in Harbor Country for the past eight years he couldn’t sit still any longer. In speak-ing with reporters last winter about his plans, he attributed his barbecue talent to his younger days on the family’s ranch in Texas where he discovered the secret of the wood and smoke. His new wood oven at New Buffalo Bill’s holds nearly 100 racks of ribs at once, and he lets long, slow and low heat work its magic. A large stone fireplace at the heart of the dining room rises to a wood-beamed ceiling, and the dining room is accented by an antique serving bar. At New Buffalo Bill’s you order at a cafeteria style counter and then select your seating from a counter top to a number of tables. Seating is limited with only a couple of dozen seats inside, however there is seating outside and the menu is also available either for take-out or at the drive-thru window. The menu offers barbecue ribs, pulled pork, chicken and bris-ket, but there are also fish and tofu dishes. Diners can also enjoy a selection of beer, wines by the glass, and hard cider. Don’t expect to find any burgers on the menu, though...remember who the neighbor is across the street? No way he’s going up against “the hamburger that made New Buffalo famous” at Redamak’s. New Buffalo Bill’s is currently open for business from 12 noon until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with later hours for Friday ЊͿ Inserts & Promotions 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 • Martins Super Markets •Hardings Friendly Market • Ace Hardware • Tractor Supply • Jets Pizza • Harbor Freight Tool • Dominion Automotive Group Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 9

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Bill Reynolds has a noteworthy pedigree when it comes to the world of food. Noteworthy enough that his new venture in Harbor Country will likely become a huge draw now that the months-long process of renovation is complete and his new restaurant is open for business. The place he calls New Buffalo Bill’s held a soft opening on Wednesday, May 27th, and is destined to be filled to capacity in short order if early reviews are spot on. Reynolds new woodfired pit barbecue restaurant will undoubtedly garner a lot of attention thanks to his location selection. He has established New Buffalo Bill’s directly across the street from the iconic burger joint, Redamak’s on U.S. 12, which is also called East Buffalo Street at that portion of town. The actual street address is 603 East Buffalo in the city of New Buffalo. The space was originally Ozzie’s Eatery which successfully operated there for seven years until Reynolds made owner Angela Reichart a deal she couldn’t refuse, and convinced her to sell the property to him. Angela was so excited for him, she was the first one in the door when he opened up shop last week. It was a bittersweet decision for Angela, inasmuch as she designed the building, went to custard school and formulated every detail of her business where she tells me she had a blast. Bill Reynolds was Vice President & Chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and Napa Valley, California. After his work there, he headed to the Windy City where he conducted a culinary program for City Colleges of Chicago for a dozen years. He has been retired for a couple of years now, but having spent a considerable amount of time at his second home in Harbor Country for the past eight years he couldn’t sit still any longer. In speaking with reporters last winter about his plans, he attributed his barbecue talent to his younger days on the family’s ranch in Texas where he discovered the secret of the wood and smoke. His new wood oven at New Buffalo Bill’s holds nearly 100 racks of ribs at once, and he lets long, slow and low heat work its magic. A large stone fireplace at the heart of the dining room rises to a wood-beamed ceiling, and the dining room is accented by an antique serving bar. At New Buffalo Bill’s you order at a cafeteria style counter and then select your seating from a counter top to a number of tables. Seating is limited with only a couple of dozen seats inside, however there is seating outside and the menu is also available either for take-out or at the drive-thru window. The menu offers barbecue ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket, but there are also fish and tofu dishes. Diners can also enjoy a selection of beer, wines by the glass, and hard cider. Don’t expect to find any burgers on the menu, though...remember who the neighbor is across the street? No way he’s going up against “the hamburger that made New Buffalo famous” at Redamak’s. New Buffalo Bill’s is currently open for business from 12 noon until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with later hours for Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday closing times still to be determined. Their website is still under construction but should be active soon.

Like the south of France and the hills of California, the lands of Southwest Michigan, moderated by the influence of Lake Michigan, are ideal for hand-crafting outstanding wines. While the end results are equally fantastic, very few venues can compare to the one-day, all-out, super-celebration of all things wine like the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival headed our way next weekend. This year could be an over-the-top year for the big show, too... because the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival which is coming together for Saturday, June 20th, 2015 in the ideal setting of Bridgman’s picturesque Weko Beach. Where else can you stand elbow to elbow with several thousand like-minded wine aficionados to celebrate the summer solstice with award-winning Michigan wines, fantastic live entertainment, stunning beach views and more? The always anticipated event commemorates the award-winning wineries of Michigan’s Great Southwest, our incredible shorelines and charming resort towns. Presented as a collaboration by the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council in conjunction with the Greater Bridgman Area Chamber & Growth Alliance, the party steps off at 1pm and escalates until the 10pm conclusion under, around, and alongside a “Big-Top Tent” at Weko Beach in Bridgman. Organizers anticipate more than 4,000 guests will attend and sample the amazing line-up of Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, locallygrown- and-produced varietals. Local caterers will also offer up delicious cuisine for the entire family. An eclectic musical line-up will take to the festival stage throughout the day and night including: Janet Hines -- Norris Band at 1pm…Jared Knox -- 2:30pm…Top Secret Band -- 4pm…Cadillac Dave & The Chicago Red Hots -- 6:15pm…and Hello Weekend -- 8:15pm. Count these among the acclaimed wineries in attendance under the Big Top: 12 Corners Vineyards…Cody Kresta…Cogdal Vineyards… Contessa Wine Cellars…Domaine Berrien Cellars…Fenn Valley Vineyard… Founders Wine Cellar…Free Run Cellars… Gravity…Hickory Creek Winery…Karma Vista Winery…Lawton Ridge Winery…Lemon Creek Winery…Round Barn Winery…Tabor Hill Winery… and Warner Vineyards. Advanced sale tickets are currently available for $10 online at the link below or by visiting Harding’s Friendly Market at 3651 Shawnee Road in Bridgman. Admission at the gates will rise to $20 per person, cash only. There will be an ATM available. All attendees will be given a souvenir wine glass upon entrance. Wine tasting tickets are $1 per ticket with tastings set at $1 per ticket or 6 to 8 tickets per glass of wine. Kids under the age of 12 will be permitted to attend at no charge. Weko Beach, for those unfamiliar with the turf, is located off of I-94 at Exit 16. Drive north on Red Arrow Highway from Exit 16 to the stop light in Bridgman and then west on Lake Street. Parking & shuttle buses will be available at designated lots in Bridgman. No coolers are permitted, and the event is conducted rain or shine. Here’s the link to order your tickets online or learn more about the festival: www.LakeMichiganWineFest.com

The veterans of Lest We Forget are hopeful you will join them in rolling out the welcome mat for Vietnam Veterans next weekend when they showcase their “Welcome Home to Vietnam Veterans” at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport. It has been well documented that far too many of our Vietnam veterans never received “thanks” for their service to our country. More than 3-million men and women answered the call of their nation and the Lest We Forget crew says its time they be properly recognized. All Vietnam vets who attend June 19th through the 21st will receive a special “Appreciation Certificate” for their service. The Battle of la Drang was fought November 14-18, 1965 and was the subject of a book and movie “We Were Soldiers and Young.” Soldiers of the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile) participated in the battle. Some of these former soldiers of the 1st Cavalry, 7th Infantry Battalion will be gathering for a reunion with the program “Remembrances.” That reunion will be held at The Chapel, 4250 Washington Avenue in St. Joseph at 7pm on Friday evening June 19th. It will be open to the public. The program then shifts to the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport where there will be two full days of activities. You will be able to meet and listen to Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients Walter Marm from the U.S. Army, Don Ballard from the Navy & Marines, and Gary Wetzel from the Army. Two Vietnam Prisoners of War, Frank Anton and Joe Kernan will also be on hand. On Friday afternoon there will be a motorcycle procession led by Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel through Berrien County with stops in Niles and New Buffalo at the Four Winds Casino. At the airport, there will be a sizable contingent of aircraft led by “The Hooligans” who will perform precision flying over the airfield. The “369 Huey Medevac” that flew in Vietnam will be offering rides along with other aircraft. Patriotic singer John Steer is coming back to the region. He has recorded a number of songs, but is best known for his song “50,000 Names on the Wall.” John lost an arm in the Battle of Dak To and for many years struggled with post-traumatic stress syndrome along with his injuries. He has counseled thousands of veterans and received the Presidential Award for Freedom from President George H.W. Bush. Steer will perform his act at 7pm on Saturday, June 20th at the Fiskar Hangar on the airfield. Additional entertainment on Saturday includes Lynn Roberts with tributes to Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton and Jack Benny. He looks and sounds like all four of those entertainment giants. He will present the “Bob Hope USO Show” and will be supported by Jen Brohman of Bridgman who will appear as Ann Margaret or one of the other starlets who traveled to Vietnam with Bob Hope. Presentations at the airport will be conducted in the Fiskar Hangar which will be filled with display items. The “Master Modeler” from Indiana, Jerry Lindquist will be presenting his large display of military dioramas, uniforms and other related memorabilia. Authors of books on the Vietnam War will be present and on Saturday evening at 6pm the Blue Star Mothers of Berrien County will present a program on “Fashions of the 60’s.” The Vietnam War dog handlers from Michigan, Indiana and Ohio will stage a reunion. There were 4,000 war dogs in Vietnam that saved more than 10,000 lives. Many of the dog handlers will bring dogs that they’ve trained to emulate their Vietnam war dogs. Helicopters from Kokomo, Indiana will be on hand, all of which flew in Vietnam. They have been coming to Lest We Forget events for seven years now and offer membership rides to the public. Two realistic Vietnam re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the airfield. They will feature the famed Huey choppers, Vietnam war dog handlers with live dogs, a flame thrower, Vietnam era military vehicles, Viet Cong and American re-enactors and much more. The Saturday and Sunday performances will begin with parachute drops by the “Leap Dogs” from North Carolina. There will also be aircraft and military vehicles on display at the airport. Lest We Forget organizers will honor the services of local veterans in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. They will recount their experiences in the battles of Hamburger Hill, Dak To, Saigon, Khe Sanh, and many others. The local speakers will include Bud Baker, Jim McCloughan, Hank Richmond, and Ted Tees all from the Army, and Harvey Ross from the Marines. They will be interviewed by retired Colonel Denny Gillem, who hosts a national radio show for veterans, and will be introduced by Jim Cassidy. Sunday morning, June 21st at 9am a Memorial Service will be held to honor 47 local Vietnam Veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam. Representatives of their families will receive a special memorable tribute to their fallen family members. The event will also honor the Vietnamese people who supported the U.S. Army. Many of them paid for their assistance with the loss of their own lives. For those who escape to the U.S., there will be special recognition and stories shared. Korean soldiers who fought in Vietnam with American soldiers will also be honored. Plan now to take your family, especially your children, so they can better understand what parents and grandparents went through and to say thanks to the Vietnam Veterans for their service to America. Additional information can be found at this link: www.lestweforgetusa.org The American Red Cross Southwest Michigan Chapter has assembled a remarkable evening in the vineyard at 12 Corners with fabulous food from CK Catering, tempting silent auction packages and a few surprises as well for their Red Fusion event on Thursday, June 18th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at 1201 N. Benton Center Road in Benton Harbor. Get your tickets online at www.American. redcross.org/RedFusionMI2015 or call 269-567-0229. Tickets are $65 in advance or $120 per couple, but increase to $75 each at the door. A great night out and a boost for the Red Cross all in one neat little summer chic package.

That’s it for this week. Have yourself a great weekend and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax or 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com

Pat Moody
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WSJM Radio
moody@wsjm.com
(269) 925-1111
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