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Sale Dates: Nov 15 Thru Nov 21, 2009 of St. Joseph The Helpful Place Happenings Holiday . . . Pg 11 . . . . . . . . Pg 15 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg 13-18 Moody on The Market Pat Moody When I first told you about the impending arrival of The Cedar Closet to downtown St. Joseph, I knew you would be excited…but, even I had no idea how overwhelmingly you would wrap your arms of welcome around owner Mynell Molsby and her eclectic “upscale re-sale” shop in the city’s central busi- ness district. She hadn’t even managed to get a sign up on the building announcing her opening when she was inundated with questions from eager buyers and sellers alike. Thanks to your warm welcome Mynelltells me that she is, “Having a ball!” From Armani to Anne Taylor, The Cedar Closet is featuring a unique, one- of-a-kind offering of consignment cloth- ing for women from all across the region. She actually has clothing on sale for cli- ents from Detroit to Chicago and many points in between. She is also showcasing a nice array of international jewelry, and the handiwork of many local artisans from jewelry to artwork. Not only can you be a buyer…you can be a seller, as Mynelloffers you the chance to sweep through your closets at home, recycle some of the gently-worn pieces that you personally have grown tired of, and get them into the hands of eager buyers look- ing for something unique and new to them. You’ll find The Cedar Closet direct- ly across the street from Port 412. Her actual address is 415 State Street, and she is open for business Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm, Saturdays from 10 until 5 and Sundays from noon until 5. With sizes ranging from zero- Continued on page 10 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 14, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Fish Face Sarah didn’t mind the catching, but was not thrilled about dinner. Submitted by Mark Schulke Please send your favorite horizontal photo with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Glenda Head ........ Pg 2 Don Stuart .......... Pg 4 Student Athlete....... Pg 4 Caryl Olson, Travel ... Pg 6 Pastor Glenn......... Pg 6 Meet Your Neighbor . . Pg 7 Miss Bridgman....... Pg 8 Ask The Pharmacist... Pg 12 Health Clinic Outreach Pg 13 Christmas Open House 20% off* Save 10%* Christmas & Fall Accessories Friday, Nov. 20th, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Store Wide Enjoy Refreshments! Saturday, Nov. 21st, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 57530 M-51 South, Dowagiac (800) 884-5020 • www.imperialfurniture.net *In stock items only. Offer not applicable to prior sales. See store for details Postal Customer PRSRT. STD. U.S. Postage PAID Benton Harbor, MI PERMIT NO.225 Now open Sundays, 12-4 p.m. ’til December 27th

Moody on The Market

Pat Moody

When I first told you about the impending arrival of The Cedar Closet to downtown St. Joseph, I knew you would be excited…but, even I had no idea how overwhelmingly you would wrap your arms of welcome around owner Mynell Molsby and her eclectic “upscale re-sale” shop in the city’s central business district. She hadn’t even managed to get a sign up on the building announcing her opening when she was inundated with questions from eager buyers and sellers alike. Thanks to your warm welcome Mynelltells me that she is, “Having a ball!” From Armani to Anne Taylor, The Cedar Closet is featuring a unique, oneof- a-kind offering of consignment clothing for women from all across the region.<br /> <br /> She actually has clothing on sale for clients from Detroit to Chicago and many points in between. She is also showcasing a nice array of international jewelry, and the handiwork of many local artisans from jewelry to artwork. Not only can you be a buyer…you can be a seller, as Mynelloffers you the chance to sweep through your closets at home, recycle some of the gently-worn pieces that you personally have grown tired of, and get them into the hands of eager buyers looking for something unique and new to them. You’ll find The Cedar Closet directly across the street from Port 412. Her actual address is 415 State Street, and she is open for business Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm, Saturdays from 10 until 5 and Sundays from noon until 5. With sizes ranging from zeroFrom noon until 5. With sizes ranging from zero-to-20, there is something for virtually everyone in the house at The Cedar Closet.<br /> <br /> There just might be a visit to The Greek Islands in your near future, thanks to a couple of guys from Hammond, Indiana who are poised to re-open the former Fireside Inn property on Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. In actuality, Manny and his nephew Michael may already be open for business as you read this…because they were getting close as my deadline drew near. The new Greek Islands Restaurant has given the venerable old restaurant site a full scale makeover, complete with a welcoming lobby floor reminiscent of an old world parchment map of the Greek Islands, themselves. On the upper floor, in the main dining room, carpeting has been stripped away revealing beautiful wood floors from the 1940’s that have been resurfaced and nicely shined to showcase the beauty and character of the wood. The restaurant will feature Greek and American cuisine seven days a week. Most days they will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Fresh paint on the walls, the new floor job and a general makeover have given the restaurant a whole new look. The restaurant had been shuttered for nearly a year, following the bankruptcy of the previous operators. I’ll re-check the progress and let you know when you can expect opening day, if the restaurant has not already opened for business. The restaurant is located on the front lot of the former Park Inn International.<br /> <br /> Speaking of the former Park Inn…Larry Wozniak tells me that the hotel is very close to closing the deal on a new “flag” of a national brand, and new signage should be coming very closely on the heels of that soon-to-beannounced agreement and contract set up. In the meantime, work crews have already begun the process of rehabilitating guest rooms at the property along Red Arrow Highway just south of Glenlord. At least half of the rooms will get brand new beds, carpeting, draperies, other furniture and new flat-screen TV’s yet this fall, and the balance of the rooms will earn the makeover a year from now, so that no rooms will be left undergoing work during the busiest seasons of the year. Stay tuned for additional information on the new name of the former Park Inn and Conference Center of Stevensville.<br /> <br /> If you’re like historian Rick Rasmussen of Coloma, you can never learn enough about the colorful history of Michigan’s Great Southwest. That’s why he’s eager to let you know about your chance to browse and purchase historical books about this great region that we all call home. Today, Saturday, November 14th, from noon until 5pm, Marie’s Hallmark Store and The Orchards Mall are sponsoring the first ever Southwest Michigan Historical Book Fair. It’s your opportunity to enjoy more than 50 books, speak directly to some of the very authors who created them, and learn more from genealogists and museum curators from the area. In fact, you will even have a shot at a few rare, out-of-print books that will be for sale during this inaugural event.<br /> <br /> Don’t miss this one time opportunity at The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> Today and tomorrow are also very important days in the life of another historical entity in our midst. The Morton House Museum of Benton Harbor is conducting its Annual Holiday Event Fundraiser from 11am until 5pm today, and 1 until 5pm tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th. The fundraiser will be repeated next weekend as well with the same times and hours on Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd. Tickets are just $5 and they are available at the door. Students get in for $3-bucks and kids under five are free. This year’s theme is “A Presidential Holiday,” as they celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The 1849-era house will be decorated in a patriotic theme, with local school children performing music. Civil War period desserts, traditional holiday desserts, wassail and tea will all be served. Most importantly, a silent auction of goods and services will assist as the main fundraiser for the museum which is known as “The Home of Benton Harbor History.” You’ll find the Morton House at 501 Territorial Road in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> Harbor Country welcomes the return of the New Troy Indoor Flea Market at the New Troy Community Center beginning next Saturday, November 21st and again on the 28th. The market, as always, will be conducted on the last two Saturdays of every month through April. If you are a vendor, space is available for just $10-per space. If you are a visitor or shopper, you’ll find the market in place from 9am until 3pm each Saturday that it is open for business, and admission is free.<br /> <br /> Home-cooked lunches will be available for purchase at the market place, too. If you have interest in being a vendor, please contact Del Thompson at 269-426-4728 at your convenience.<br /> <br /> Proceeds from the space rentals benefit the Community Center, which is an all-volunteer facility run by the not-for-profit organization, Friends of New Troy. You’ll find the center at 13372 California Road in New Troy.<br /> <br /> Basically, take exit 12 off of I-94 and head two miles east to New Troy.<br /> <br /> For the record, today (Saturday, November 14th) is World Diabetes Day. Dr. Gyl Kasewurm of Professional Hearing Services in St. Joseph has informed me that her friends at the Better Hearing Institute are joining this year in the global effort to promote the day, and encouraging diabetics to have their hearing checked. A free, quick, and confidential online hearing test is available online at www.<br /> <br /> Hearingcheck.org to help you determine if you have a hearing problem. In addition, the good doctor is performing free hearing screenings for anyone with diabetes throughout the entire month of November. Apparently, hearing loss is about twice as common in adultswith diabetes compared to those who do not suffer the disease.<br /> <br /> If you’d like to avail yourself of the free screening, please call Professional Hearing Services at 1-888-922-4955. Thanks for the info and the offer, Doctor Gyl!<br /> <br /> Fans of the holiday season will get a thrill out of this coming Friday night’s Festival of Lights in the Grand Upton Hall on the Napier Campus of Lake Michigan College.<br /> <br /> The 3rd Annual festival benefits the programs of Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Day Services for Seniors, Homecare Services, West Michigan Guardianship, Safe Shelter, and the Link Crisis Intervention Center. A special catered dinner served by the award-winning Van Buren Technology Center Culinary Arts crew will accompany a cash bar, silent auction, and a live auction of custom decorated holiday trees.<br /> <br /> Show time is 6:30pm on Friday, November 20th. Tickets are $40 each or $70 per couple.<br /> <br /> You can get tickets at the offices of Child & Family Services at 2450 S. M-139 in Benton Harbor or at the studios of The Coast 98.3 on Napier Avenue.<br /> <br /> Retailers and other merchants wary of increased losses in the holiday season will have the chance to learn ways to effectively protect themselves this week thanks to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department. A free, informative seminar on crime prevention is slated to take place at the Coloma Charter Township Hall this coming Tuesday, November 17that one of two sessions. The Business Crime Prevention Seminar will be presented at 10am and repeated at 6pm. It will cover topics from larceny and robbery to fraud, shoplifting and the handling of counterfeit bills. The township hall is located at 4919 Paw PawLake Road in Coloma.<br /> <br /> Michigan Works! Isoffering more than a dozen scholarships to train local people with the skills and certification necessary to succeed in energy-conservation-related construction apprenticeships. The program is designed to put unemployed jobseekers back to work by preparing them with the skills relevant to employers in the construction trades. The 9-week training will be taught at Lake Michigan College’s M-Tec campus beginning on January 4th. Those interested in the program are required to apply during one of four, 2-hour information sessions, located at the Benton Harbor office of Michigan Works! The first three will be held on Monday, November 16that 9:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm. The final session will be Wednesday the 18that 5pm.<br /> <br /> Visit the office at 499 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor to learn more.<br /> <br /> If you want to be among the first in line to attend an event at the new Shadowland Ballroom, New Year’s Eve is your night! The Southwest Symphony Orchestra will host a New Year’s Eve Gala, as the first public event to be held there, featuring Dave Bennett’s Sextet and a Tribute to Benny Goodman. It’s a black-tie-optional event that gets underway at 7pm that evening, complete with a decadent 7-course meal catered by The Bistro. For tickets and more go to www.smso.org, or stop by the Symphony office in downtown St. Joe.<br /> <br /> The Box Factory for the Arts Holiday Open House next Saturday, November 21st is being dubbed “Legos and Lubeck.” That’s because the Michigan Lego Club will feature an exhibit entitled “Primary Colors,” in the Riverwalk Gallery, and guitarist Bryan Lubeck checks in that night at 8pm for a live performance including pieces from his Christmas album, “We Three Strings.” For details point your internet browser to www.<br /> <br /> Boxfactoryforthearts.org. Sounds like a blast.<br /> <br /> Plus, the member’s exhibit “Into the Woods” will be on display in the HearthaWhitlow Gallery.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you next Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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