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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer LOOK INSIDE FOR PULLOUT SECTION! Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on August 29, 2015 August 29, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 35 Moody on The Market M oody Pat Check Out Our Ad on Page 3 The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail was well represented in the winner’s circle this month when wine experts from across the nation scored the top performers in the 38th Annual Michigan Wine Competition in East Lansing recently. Thirteen wineries from across Michigan’s Great Southwest scored nearly 110 awards ranging from Karma Vista’s “Best in Class” for their semi-dry red to a broad array of bronze medal winners. Along the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail there was one Best of Class Gold...one Double Gold...16 Gold Medal winners...42 Silver Medal winners and 47 Bronze Medal takers. Karma Vista in Coloma scored the region’s only “Best in Class” for their Devil’s Head Red . They also copped the only Double Gold winner in the area for their Peach Train . Among Gold Medal winners locally were: 12 Corners with 1… Contessa Wine Cellars with 2… Fenn Valley with 2… Lemon Creek Winery with 1… St. Julian with 2… Tabor Hill with 4…and White Pine Winery with 4. Twenty-five wine experts from across the nation gathered Tuesday in East Lansing for the competition including Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon, Claudia Tyagi and Kathy Morgan as well as Doug Frost who is both a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier . Also among the judges were notable wine writ-ers, winemakers and wine educators. Leading the group through the day was food and wine writer Christopher Cook , who judged at the competi-tion for 12 years before becoming its superinten-dent in 2001. He described the Best of Class round for Dry Red Wines as “one of the best flights of dry red wines that I have tasted in any competition this year.” He judges at several inter-national wine competitions throughout the United States and abroad. Forty-eight of the state’s 115 wineries entered 373 wines for this year’s competition, which is open only to wine produced from Michigan grapes and other fruit. The number of entries was lower than recent years, primarily because of reduced production due to the last two harsh winters and multiple freezes at inopportune times. There were fewer wines, but all judges heartily agreed with Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, director of wine for Plum Market , who described the collection as “an exciting array, especially the reds, Pinot, Cabernet Franc, Meritage and other blends were very strong.” The dry reds were a favorite of many judges, but the white wines were equally impressive. Veteran judge Peter Bell , winemaker from Fox Run Winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York , commented that he had a “once in a lifetime experience” when every single wine in one flight of semi-dry white wines was awarded a gold medal at his panel. Gold medals were awarded to a wide variety of wines --from bone-dry reds to sweet and luscious dessert wines. At the end of the day, judges awarded the top “Best of Class” awards to eight wines from a group of 63 gold medal winners, including 14 double gold. These were the “Best of Class” award winners: Sparkling --Mawby/L Mawby Tradition …Dry White --Boathouse Vineyards Continued on page 8 LABOR DAY 65 % OFF list prices of advertised items UP TO sale collection closeout! WOW! $ 51% OFF 294 our lowest price of the year! while 200 last! Thunder Bay Queen Size Bed Pine solids and pine veneers in tobacco. Includes headboard, footboard and metal rails. 65w 91d 60h. SKU# PPRO597 Disclaimers on Page 3 756 E Napier Ave Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-7430 Store Hours: Saturday 10am -6pm Weekdays 10am -8pm, Sunday 11am -5pm Corner of Napier and M-139, B.H. 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 • Paw Mart • Tractor Supply • Signature Automotive Group Inserts may vary by Zip Code

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The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail was well represented in the winner’s circle this month when wine experts from across the nation scored the top performers in the 38th Annual Michigan Wine Competition in East Lansing recently. Thirteen wineries from across Michigan’s Great Southwest scored nearly 110 awards ranging from Karma Vista’s “Best in Class” for their semi-dry red to a broad array of bronze medal winners. Along the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail there was one Best of Class Gold... one Double Gold...16 Gold Medal winners...42 Silver Medal winners and 47 Bronze Medal takers. Karma Vista in Coloma scored the region’s only “Best in Class” for their Devil’s Head Red. They also copped the only Double Gold winner in the area for their Peach Train. Among Gold Medal winners locally were: 12 Corners with 1… Contessa Wine Cellars with 2…Fenn Valley with 2…Lemon Creek Winery with 1…St. Julian with 2…Tabor Hill with 4…and White Pine Winery with 4. Twenty-five wine experts from across the nation gathered Tuesday in East Lansing for the competition including Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon, Claudia Tyagi and Kathy Morgan as well as Doug Frost who is both a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier. Also among the judges were notable wine writers, winemakers and wine educators. Leading the group through the day was food and wine writer Christopher Cook, who judged at the competition for 12 years before becoming its superintendent in 2001. He described the Best of Class round for Dry Red Wines as “one of the best flights of dry red wines that I have tasted in any competition this year.” He judges at several international wine competitions throughout the United States and abroad. Forty-eight of the state’s 115 wineries entered 373 wines for this year’s competition, which is open only to wine produced from Michigan grapes and other fruit. The number of entries was lower than recent years, primarily because of reduced production due to the last two harsh winters and multiple freezes at inopportune times. There were fewer wines, but all judges heartily agreed with Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, director of wine for Plum Market, who described the collection as “an exciting array, especially the reds, Pinot, Cabernet Franc, Meritage and other blends were very strong.” The dry reds were a favorite of many judges, but the white wines were equally impressive. Veteran judge Peter Bell, winemaker from Fox Run Winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York, commented that he had a “once in a lifetime experience” when every single wine in one flight of semi-dry white wines was awarded a gold medal at his panel. Gold medals were awarded to a wide variety of wines -- from bone-dry reds to sweet and luscious dessert wines. At the end of the day, judges awarded the top “Best of Class” awards to eight wines from a group of 63 gold medal winners, including 14 double gold. These were the “Best of Class” award winners: Sparkling -- Mawby/L Mawby Tradition…Dry White -- Boathouse Vineyards 2013 “Dry Dock” Riesling…Dry Red -- Mari Vineyards 2012 Praefectus…Semi-Dry White -- Boathouse Vineyards 2014 Semi-Sweet Riesling…Semi-Dry Red -- Karma Vista Vineyards 2014 Devil’s Head Red…Dessert -- 45 North Vineyard & Winery 2013 Riesling Ice Wine…Fruit -- Chateau de Leelanau Cherry Wine…Rose’ -- St. Ambrose Cellars 2014 Vin Gris from Pinto Noir. Here’s how the local contingent fared overall: Tabor Hill Winery -- 21 total (including 2 for Winemaker Mike Merchant’s Signature wines) 4 gold -- 6 silver -- 9 bronze -- 1 silver and one bronze for Merchant…St. Julian Winery -- 21 total with 2 gold -- 7 silver -- 12 bronze…Lemon Creek Winery -- 15 total with 1 gold -- 6 silver -- 8 bronze…Fenn Valley Winery -- 11 total with 2 gold -- 5 silver -- 4 bronze…Karma Vista Vineyard -- 10 total with 1 Best of Class -- 1 Double Gold -- 4 silver -- 4 bronze…White Pine Winery -- 8 total with 4 gold -- 2 silver -- 2 bronze…12 Corners Winery -- 4 total with 1 gold -- 3 silver…Contessa Cellars -- 4 total with 2 gold -- 1 silver -- 1 bronze…Free Run Cellars -- 4 total with 2 silver -- 2 bronze…Lawton Ridge -- 4 total with 4 silver…Dablon Winery -- 3 total with 1 silver -- 2 bronze…Round Barn Winery -- 3 total with 1 silver -- 2 bronze.

Taylor’d Running of St. Joseph has new owners, and they likely will come as a surprise to many -- yet they are truly a perfect fit for everyone involved. When I shared with you back in mid-June Ryan Taylor’s decision to sell his business on Niles Avenue in the city, one of the first to take note of that opportunity was John Phillips, General Manager of South Shore Health & Racquet Club. As a long time community leader in providing across-the-board fitness opportunities for all ages and levels of competitive and casual athletes, the sudden open door to acquire the assets of Taylor’d Running -- which caters to runners and serious walkers -- was not only intriguing... it was an ideal match. It became the perfect opportunity for South Shore to expand its pedestrian sports offering under the umbrella of services they offer to members. The acquisition of Taylor’d Running by South Shore Health & Racquet Club further positions the club as the premier health center for tennis, fitness, aquatics and running in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Phillips says, “We are acquiring Taylor’d Running’s upscale lines of footwear, apparel and gear, as well as their highly-trained and knowledgeable staff.” He adds, “Now, not only can we properly outfit runners and walkers, but we can enhance our personalized training programs for youth and adults who are casual runners to 5K, marathon and triathlon competitors.” Phillips tells us that the decision to purchase the nine-year-old successful business came after the store’s founder, Ryan Taylor, made the announcement that he would focus his energies on a new venture in East Grand Rapids. South Shore will keep the Taylor’d Running name and additionally will continue to lease the current store site at 1501 Niles Avenue in the Cycle & Fitness building across from Milton Park. Phillips says, “We plan to build on their excellent reputation in the running community, and leverage our fitness expertise to grow the business in the region.” Under its new ownership, Taylor’d Running will add brands and products so avid runners and walkers can find what they need locally. Phillips said South Shore members will be eligible for store discounts and customers will have access to club membership specials and events. South Shore Health & Racquet Club is the only year-round tennis, fitness and aquatics club in Southwest Michigan. You will find the club at 3630 Tennis Court in St. Joseph with offerings of multi-level classes and programs for youth and adults, plus walk-on tennis and racquet sport court times, more than 70-hours per week of open swim time and extensive fitness facilities. For more information on Taylor’d Running or South Shore, contact Sarah Monte at 269-429-2101 or follow the link: www.sshrc.biz

The increasing array of cell phone service providers and options can be mind-boggling, but there is at least one new option now open for your consideration if you are in search of a device on the Android platform. MetroPCS has established a new store alongside the Subway Shop at 2004 M-139 in Benton Charter Township across from the Fairplain Plaza. Owned & operated by Muhammad Nasir, who also operates the MetroPCS center on Mall Drive, this new authorized dealer brings a wide array of Android phones, cases, chargers, headphones and myriad other accessories available 7-days a week. Nasir’s clerk showcased nine variations of cell phones and a small tablet from the offerings with prices ranging from $30 to $650 depending on the bells and whistles each brings to the table and the special capabilities that each offers. In the line-up at MetroPCS you can find the likes of: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime…LG Leon…ZTE Zmax (a larger phone)…LG Stylo with a stylus and powerful camera features… Galaxy S-5…Galazy S-6, the very latest cutting-edge technology on the market…Microsoft Lumia 640…Hydrowave, a waterproof and seemingly indestructible device… HTC Desire 626…and the Alcatel OneTouch tablet with strong media processing and camera capabilities. Also in the house at the new MetroPCS you will find headphones, wireless headsets, mobile phone cases, chargers and mobile chargers, cables, media cards, hands-free technology, blue-tooth technology including blue-tooth portable speakers, and more. MetroPCS offers voice and data plans, talk & text packages, nationwide 4G LTE on the T-Mobile Network, Gmail accounts and more. You will find MetroPCS on M-139 open seven days a week including Monday through Saturday from 10am until 8pm and Sundays from noon until 5pm.

The beauty and bounty, the people and places, the fun and excitement of Michigan’s Great Southwest all return to the public airwaves this fall when Series Four of Harbor Lights TV premieres on WNIT Public Television in South Bend. The new series will debut on Thursday, September 3rd at 7pm. Harbor Lights TV is the brainchild and creation of Dawn Yarbrough of Benton Harbor who is co-producer of the colorful shows that showcase the region remarkably with multiple stories woven through the fabric of life and reflecting the economic development of the entire community. Harbor Lights TV Series Four will air every Thursday in September at 7pm with a new episode, and each show will then repeat on every Sunday in September at 9:30am beginning on September 6th. WNIT Public Television can be found on Comcast Channel 10 and Direct TV Channel 34. Yarbrough designed Harbor Lights TV to focus on interesting projects, people, places and events around Southwest Michigan. The programming also informs, educates and assists in the economic development of the communities across the region. This series will feature educational stories such as The First Tee program of Benton Harbor -- a program that teaches golf and its core values to children who might not otherwise be exposed to the game. The Readiness Center has, for the last 30 years, taught the parents to be the teachers of their children and has positively affected the lives for generations past, present and future. The spectacular natural resources of Southwest Michigan are featured in the Galien River Park and its new observation tower suspended high above the wetlands. Join HLTV for a look behind the scenes of Tabor Hill’s Wine production. Take a driving tour through Harbor Country to admire the public art and the quaint towns that host them. Other interesting stories include art, nature, cuisine, unique, re-purposed living and work spaces and much more. Harbor Lights TV is a magazine format show created, co-produced, and hosted by Yarbrough and aired in partnership with WNIT Public Television in South Bend. The stations serves 1.2-million viewers across the region. HLTV is a non-profit television series that is financially supported by underwriters and viewers. You can learn more online at the link: www.HarborLightsTV.org.

Patrick Moore worked for Seelye-Wright Chevrolet in South Haven for some seven years before launching his own used car dealership last month in Benton Harbor. He just might be kicking himself for not having stepped out as an entrepreneur long before now after setting a torrid pace at his new dealership on M-139. Moore opened his new Moore Motors just off of Exit 28 at I-94 less than a month ago. Having filled his lot with vehicles he proceeded to sell 18 cars in just 11 days. In fact, when I caught up with him shortly after the lunch hour on the 12th day, he was getting ready to lock the doors in order to make a run to Chicago where he was picking up new inventory for his lot at 2523 M-139, next to Country Kitchen Restaurant. Moore contends that he is already “the biggest buy here -- pay here dealer in the region.” He sells affordable pre-driven automobiles for the working man and woman. He says that essentially even fast food workers or anyone with $1,000 in income per month is approved before they even step onto the lot. Moore says he’s ready to help those who have had trouble qualifying for deals elsewhere and promises straight up “No Gimmicks, No Games, No Tricks.” Moore simply seeks out serviceable vehicles that he can sell to people in need of reliable transportation to get them back and forth to work and around town for errands and entertainment. Patrick says he has been so busy that his upcoming website is still “parked” at the webmaster and will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can reach him by phone at 269-926-9000.

That’s it for this week. See you Saturday right here in MailMax, or online 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com .

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

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