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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad On Pages 6 & 7 mushroom b Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 3, 2015 July 3, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 27 Moody on The Market M oody Pat Celebrating 5 years of making houses – homes! T he “new kid” at The Grille at Harbor Shores is already turning heads with her drive and desire to bring you a “one of a kind” experience --her trademark --at the restaurant alongside the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores . Cheryl Bernacchi is the new Executive Chef , and she reminds everyone that The Grille at Harbor Shores is a wide open experience available to anyone looking for a great dining experience for lunch or dinner daily. Chef Cheryl began her culinary training with the American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program as well as Lake Michigan College’s Hospitality Program . She brings to the gleaming kitchen at Harbor Shores experience in virtually every facet of the restaurant and food industry sector. That even includes experience as an owner and exec-utive chef at her own restaurant, Saute . Bernacchi has also served as consultant and executive chef for a variety of other venues with an ongoing emphasis on the freshest and highest-quality of ingredients possible. Chef Cheryl’s passion for integrating the best and freshest local ingredients, coupled with her devotion to the culinary traditions that influence her style of “Upscale American Comfort Food,” help fuel her seemingly endless desire to create all sorts of new delicacies. That’s why she continually strives for a “one of a kind” experience for everyone visiting The Grille at Harbor Shores. She brings to the table accessible American Bistro Cuisine with a distinc-tive flair, as is the case with her amazing chili rubbed shrimp appetizer and even her twist on the Harbor Shores Burger where her special sauce puts the burg-er over the top in outstanding flavor. Chef Cheryl promises that the menu will change with the seasons and you will always find a few surprises side-by-side with her comforting favorites. The Grille at Harbor Shores is working diligently to create awareness that they are open to everyone. The Grille is public...it is not a private club, just as the golf course is a public course, not a country club. The beautiful, yet casual, ambiance in concert with superb service provide diners everywhere with a great culinary experience Cheryl calls, “Simply Unique.” From starters and salads to sandwiches, flatbreads and mains, The Grille at Harbor Shores is a fine, affordable, imagina-tive choice that will likely become a regular on many people’s go-to lists for a truly memorable occasion. The dining room is easily accessible through the main doorway to the Harbor Shores Club House, Pro Shop and offices under the portico entrance at 201 Graham Avenue . The current spring hours at The Grille run Monday through Thursday from 11am until 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 10pm and Sundays from 11am until 8pm. Take a look at Chef Cheryl’s current menu online and then make plans to stop in for lunch or dinner soon. Dine inside in the dining room, or outside under an umbrella table overlooking the driving range, practice green, the first tee, and the event tent. There’s even an out-door bar and fire pit to add to the ambiance. The art of the deal is best when fully consum-mated. So, when a deal falls apart in the eleventh hour, one man’s lost treasure could be another’s perfect timing...especially if they’re looking to take the reins at an established, producing enterprise in a destination community. COME IN FOR DISCOUNTS ON ACCESSORIES & FLOOR SAMPLES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY! 613 Broad St., St. Joseph, Michigan • 269-983-7774 • www.harbortowninteriors.com Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 • Martins Super Markets Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax •Hardings Friendly Market • Save-A-Lot Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 12

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

The “new kid” at The Grille at Harbor Shores is already turning heads with her drive and desire to bring you a “one of a kind” experience -- her trademark -- at the restaurant alongside the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Cheryl Bernacchi is the new Executive Chef, and she reminds everyone that The Grille at Harbor Shores is a wide open experience available to anyone looking for a great dining experience for lunch or dinner daily. Chef Cheryl began her culinary training with the American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program as well as Lake Michigan College’s Hospitality Program. She brings to the gleaming kitchen at Harbor Shores experience in virtually every facet of the restaurant and food industry sector. That even includes experience as an owner and executive chef at her own restaurant, Saute. Bernacchi has also served as consultant and executive chef for a variety of other venues with an ongoing emphasis on the freshest and highest-quality of ingredients possible. Chef Cheryl’s passion for integrating the best and freshest local ingredients, coupled with her devotion to the culinary traditions that influence her style of “Upscale American Comfort Food,” help fuel her seemingly endless desire to create all sorts of new delicacies. That’s why she continually strives for a “one of a kind” experience for everyone visiting The Grille at Harbor Shores. She brings to the table accessible American Bistro Cuisine with a distinctive flair, as is the case with her amazing chili rubbed shrimp appetizer and even her twist on the Harbor Shores Burger where her special sauce puts the burger over the top in outstanding flavor. Chef Cheryl promises that the menu will change with the seasons and you will always find a few surprises side-by-side with her comforting favorites. The Grille at Harbor Shores is working diligently to create awareness that they are open to everyone. The Grille is public...it is not a private club, just as the golf course is a public course, not a country club. The beautiful, yet casual, ambiance in concert with superb service provide diners everywhere with a great culinary experience Cheryl calls, “Simply Unique.” From starters and salads to sandwiches, flatbreads and mains, The Grille at Harbor Shores is a fine, affordable, imaginative choice that will likely become a regular on many people’s go-to lists for a truly memorable occasion. The dining room is easily accessible through the main doorway to the Harbor Shores Club House, Pro Shop and offices under the portico entrance at 201 Graham Avenue. The current spring hours at The Grille run Monday through Thursday from 11am until 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 10pm and Sundays from 11am until 8pm. Take a look at Chef Cheryl’s current menu online and then make plans to stop in for lunch or dinner soon. Dine inside in the dining room, or outside under an umbrella table overlooking the driving range, practice green, the first tee, and the event tent. There’s even an outdoor bar and fire pit to add to the ambiance.

The art of the deal is best when fully consummated. So, when a deal falls apart in the eleventh hour, one man’s lost treasure could be another’s perfect timing...especially if they’re looking to take the reins at an established, producing enterprise in a destination community.

Ryan Taylor has found himself in the untenable position of having to retreat to square one in the sale of his popular business, Taylor’d Running in St. Joseph, after several months of negotiations and paperwork recently collapsed when the art of the deal went south at the last minute. Ryan launched Taylor’d Running nine years ago in a small shop across from the Grand Mere Inn of Stevensville. Less than three years later, Taylor found himself rapidly running out of space at his Red Arrow Highway location and made the decision to relocate to Niles Avenue in St. Joseph alongside another long-time sports enthusiast’s headquarters at Cycle & Fitness. This spring, Ryan ended up following his heart to his home turf of East Grand Rapids where he and his girlfriend opened up a new shop called Coastal Cruisin’ Threads. That was in early March, and Ryan has been working with a prospective buyer ever since. His Taylor’d Running is a first-class, upscale, professional sports lover’s paradise for runners and serious walkers in search of high-tech shoes and athletic clothing designed to maximize fit, comfort, and most of all performance. The proper shoe makes all the difference in the world to serious athletes and they flock to Taylor’d Running as a true destination attraction in the region. Unable to seriously maintain two business with that much distance between them, Ryan has been eager to make a match with the right entrepreneur or serious athlete interested in getting into the business. He told me, “The store is doing well and has plenty more potential to grow with the right candidate.” He is offering to sell the established name, the remaining inventory, all fixtures and equipment to run the business. He leases from Cycle & Fitness for the space at 1501 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph across from Milton Park. Ryan is willing to help a new owner get settled in with feedback, opinions, and guidance, and is hopeful that the new buyer can get on board relatively soon so they can capture the full effect of the busiest part of the sales season. His part time employee is also an expert in the business and is willing to stay on with a new buyer if they desire. There was no immediate indication as to why the deal collapsed whether it was inability to obtain financing, a change of heart, or some other technical issue. At any rate, the business is back on the market, and Taylor’s pulling double-duty between here and Grand Rapids in the interim. Interested parties should contact Ryan Taylor at their earliest opportunity to discuss options. You can reach him at 269-470-1186.

Silver Beach Pizza fans will likely leave another huge mark in the online world, and the crew at “Open Table” likely won’t know what hit them. Demand for the cellphone app “Open Table” could well skyrocket in Michigan’s Great Southwest over the next couple of weeks, because that is the only way to make a reservation to dine on the new second level pizza skydeck overlooking Whirlpool Centennial Park, the Compass Rose Fountain, Silver Beach and Lake Michigan. Dave Costas says that effective immediately people hoping to reserve a table for their favorite pie in the sky can make an online reservation for one week later at Open Table. Reservations can only be made for one week out at a time, to maximize everyone’s chance to do so. Reservations are not necessary, and seating is first come, first-served for all un-reserved tables when available. If you haven’t been among the first to go, you are guaranteed to be duly impressed with the lofted space with an unobstructed view of the waterfront, and the incredible attention to detail from the schooner logo’d barstools to the six massive garage door bays with sun-screens. Local craftsmen played a major role in the delightfully appointed new second floor dining room. By way of example, metal sculptor Joshua Andres of Benton Harbor created the bar stools, the hanging schooner lamps over the bar, and the totally awesome rail-bed table. Bill Carle’s team at Stonegate Design hand-crafted the mezzanine chandelier in the stairwell to the second level, the hallway leading to the stairwell, and both the men’s and women’s restrooms. Larry Bowman’s F. P. Rosback Company in St. Joseph created the table bases for each booth on the upper level, and stories of more from local craftsmen abound. To get to the second level, one will still enter the main doorway up front and then wind past the “outdoor” bar along the rail siding to an entry hall to the stairwell. Halfway to the top, there is a cozy landing area with a tin-scrolled “Michigan” wall hanging and a couple of lounge chairs outside of the restrooms on that mezzanine level. The rest of the flight of stairs takes you to the top and a spectacular view of the waterfront. Seating capacity on the second level is a very comfortable 80, which includes the rail-bed table, a half-moon, Vegas-style banquette, 15 barstools, and several free-standing tables. There is also a lounge area at the south wall with a large screen TV on the wall. Six leather lounge chairs are gathered in a conversation area with two six-sided occasional tables. The rail-bed table crafted by Andres, is a gleaming stretch of railroad track complete with wooden ties, and a stone rail-bed covered with an industrial strength glass top giving it a full 3D/diorama type of effect. It’s even complete with a smashed copper penny atop one rail with Andres name on it as artist. The second level bears a decent amount of sound baffling on the ceiling and the bar-front surfaces to absorb noise levels, and that area of the restaurant is restricted to 21-and-older customers exclusively. The second level is a kid-free zone. Garage door windows and sun-screens are remotely controlled for quick action. Even the 16 shiny chrome tap-handles for beer service to your favorite schooner are uniform in size and shape to minimize the clutter. The taps are actually suspended from special steel plates on the ceiling and tap lines run about 130 feet across the ceiling and down to the beer cooler on the ground floor, because there was no access through the concrete slab floor. So get the Open Table phone app, and remember that reservations can be made for one week out on a rolling basis going forward. The reservation plan is Silver Beach Pizza’s nod to customers who have asked for the opportunity to avoid long lines due to the extreme popularity of the restaurant over the years. The Open Table app can only reserve for the second level, not for the rest of the restaurant... and keep in mind that you must be 21 or older to dine on the second level. Silver Beach Pizza is located below the bluff in the Amtrak Railroad Station Depot at 410 Vine Street in St. Joseph.

One hundred years ago, 15 dedicated women of the community in Michigan’s Great Southwest organized an auxiliary to aid the local children’s home known as Chapin Hall. While Chapin Hall itself was demolished several years ago to make way for a new residential neighborhood, the auxiliary lives on and is gearing up for its largest annual fundraiser, their Ice Cream Social. The St. Joseph Auxiliary of the Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan has evolved into a dynamic support group, with 43 active and 21 associate members...and this is their 100th Anniversary year. As has become tradition, the Ice Cream Social on the Veranda at the Whitcomb Senior Living Community in downtown St. Joseph will take place from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, July 11th -- Art Fair weekend. The Auxiliary will continue their tradition of selling homemade slices of cakes or pies, served with ice cream, on the shady veranda, providing a relaxing setting for a break for Krasl Art Fair attendees. One-hundred percent of the Ice Cream Social ticket sales go directly to Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, a non-profit agency that relies solely on grants and public and private donations to fulfill its mission. Last year the organization served more than 1759 individuals in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties through four key programs including the following: The Safe Shelter — which offers emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, job training and outreach services to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence ...Harbor House & Autumn House Adult Service — which provides day services for adults with Alzheimers, dementia, and other physical impairments. It provides activities with medical oversight while their care givers receive a break from the 24/7 care of a loved one...Helping Hands Adult Home Care Services — which helps elderly and physically challenged people continue living in their own homes rather than entering long term institutional care...

West Michigan Guardianship - which offers conservatorship, guardianship, representative payee, and power of attorney services to individuals who cannot manage without assistance. Look for the party, as usual, on the veranda at the Whitcomb at 509 Ship Street in St. Joseph. It has become the top fundraiser for the Auxiliary since 1968.

A local group with international connections is stepping into the breech in a bid to help complete the fundraising plans of the Lighthouse Forever Fund. Sharon Downing of Questers International's local chapter of Burnett Traders #567. Has launched a new campaign called the "Purse"servation Project, offering up more than 100 special purses for sale with proceeds going to the restoration of the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouses. Questers International has, at its core, the twin tenets of preservation and restoration, so the lighthouse project is perfectly paired with their project. Downing says that the purses will be for sale in four locations in a Dutch Auction style of pricing wherein the price will decline every Friday morning for three consecutive weeks beginning July 3rd and ending on July 17th. If you really love a particular purse, you will do well to buy it when you see it, as it may not be there by the following Friday. Stores offering the purses include Days of Yore, State Street Antiques and Elephants Breath Antiques all in the central business district of downtown St. Joseph and the Dunes Antique Mall located on Red Arrow Highway in Harbert. For more information, you can contact Sharon Downing at 773-503-7070 or by email at sludio301 l@hotmail.com.

Happy 4,h of July! See you next Saturday right here in MailMax!

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

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