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Sale Dates: Nov 29 Thru Dec 5, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER The Helpful Place Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville . . . . . . . . . Pg 13 Coupon Page Pg 12 . . Pg 11 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg 14-18 Moody on The Market Pat Moody This time of the year, the Shop Local message typically gets ratcheted up a few notches, because so many retail dollars are traded during the annual holiday season. Interestingly, this year, that message is gain- ing support from some new found supporters in the education community. I recently heard from Rachel Wade, Director of the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County. Her group’s Parent Coalition is the local faction for a state-wide initiative committed to mak- ing life better for children and making sure they are ready for kindergarten. A part of what they do is legislative advocacy, and with this year’s budget cuts they have been fearful that early education programs for pre-school- erswould be decimated. The primary fund- ing source for Michigan’s public schools is sales tax. The local parent coalition is team- ing up with their Cass County compatriots and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation in Lansing to launch a shop local campaign. They have a goal to keep as many people as possible from crossing the border into Indiana and Illinois. Rachel says the group honestly believes that people might keep their money in Michigan if they knew that it could help impact school funding. The group is going all the way to the grass roots level on this issue, and they’ve asked me to share that word with you. This is a major shopping weekend all over the nation. Millions of dollars will trade hands in the next several weeks ahead of Christmas. Your friends and family members in the school systems urgent- ly remind you that there is an absolute direct connection between where you spend your disposable dollars and which states will earn Continued on page 10 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 28, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Corralled Carousel The Silver Beach Carousel figures have been rounded up and installation is scheduled to start Monday. Go to www.silverbeachcarousel.com Submitted by Al and Dagne Schoenbach 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 include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with e • ale Dates: Nov 2 ale Dates: Nov 29 Thru Dec 5, 2009 of St. Joseph PATER The Helpful Place Benton Harbor, Sodus, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville . . . . . . . . . Pg 13 Coupon Page Pg 12 . . Pg 11 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg 14-18 Moody on The Market Pat Moody This time of the year, the Shop Local message typically gets ratcheted up a few notches, because so many retail dollars are traded during the annual holiday season. Interestingly, this year, that message is gain- ing support from some new found supporters in the education community. I recently heard from Rachel Wade, Director of the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County. Her group’s Parent Coalition is the local faction for a state-wide initiative committed to mak- ing life better for children and making sure they are ready for kindergarten. A part of what they do is legislative advocacy, and with this year’s budget cuts they have been fearful that early education programs for pre-school- erswould be decimated. The primary fund- ing source for Michigan’s public schools is sales tax. The local parent coalition is team- ing up with their Cass County compatriots and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation in Lansing to launch a shop local campaign. They have a goal to keep as many people as possible from crossing the border into Indiana and Illinois. Rachel says the group honestly believes that people might keep their money in Michigan if they knew that it could help impact school funding. The group is going all the way to the grass roots level on this issue, and they’ve asked me to share that word with you. This is a major shopping weekend all over the nation. Millions of dollars will trade hands in the next several weeks ahead of Christmas. Your friends and family members in the school systems urgent- ly remind you that there is an absolute direct connection between where you spend your disposable dollars and which states will earn Continued on page 10 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 28, 2009 Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Corralled Carousel The Silver Beach Carousel figures have been rounded up and installation is scheduled to start Monday. 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Pat Moody<br /> <br /> This time of the year, the Shop Local message typically gets ratcheted up a few notches, because so many retail dollars are traded during the annual holiday season.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, this year, that message is gaining support from some new found supporters in the education community. I recently heard from Rachel Wade, Director of the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County. Her group’s Parent Coalition is the local faction for a state-wide initiative committed to making life better for children and making sure they are ready for kindergarten. A part of what they do is legislative advocacy, and with this year’s budget cuts they have been fearful that early education programs for pre-schoolerswould be decimated. The primary funding source for Michigan’s public schools is sales tax. The local parent coalition is teaming up with their Cass County compatriots and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation in Lansing to launch a shop local campaign. They have a goal to keep as many people as possible from crossing the border into Indiana and Illinois. Rachel says the group honestly believes that people might keep their money in Michigan if they knew that it could help impact school funding. The group is going all the way to the grass roots level on this issue, and they’ve asked me to share that word with you. This is a major shopping weekend all over the nation. Millions of dollars will trade hands in the next several weeks ahead of Christmas. Your friends and family members in the school systems urgently remind you that there is an absolute direct connection between where you spend your disposable dollars and which States will earn the resulting tax dollars for their school systems. I know that there are a whole lot of arguments from those who prefer to shop wherever they wish, and I hope you realize that I always encourage you to at least consider local options first. There are some things that simply cannot be purchased locally. Nevertheless, every effort you make to shop with local merchants in your own home town certainly adds to the overall success of the state. At least think about it before you jump in the car and head for the border.<br /> <br /> Thanks.<br /> <br /> Another friend in the education arena is Bill Crowder of Signature Automotive Group in Benton Harbor. Bill is a trustee and public relations chair for the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence. That group has just launched their Charter Donor Campaign, targeted at getting additional funding for the school system. They recently approved nine innovation grants for such things as a solar powered tricycle and anti-burst exercise balls that will serve as replacement chairs in a second-grade classroom.<br /> <br /> Private donations have funded all efforts thus far, and that’s why their charter campaign is so critical going forward. You can be a critical cog in the wheel of their success by logging onto www.bridgmanfoundation.organd joining their campaign. Bill and his colleagues would certainly be appreciative.<br /> <br /> Shopping locally today, Saturday, November 28th, will be the only way that you will get to buy Margaret Willey’s new book and have it signed personally by her. Forever Books in downtown St. Joseph welcomes Margaret into the shop at 312 State Street from noon until 2pm today for a special book-signing of her new book, A Summer of TheSilk Moths. Margaret, a native St. Joseph author, wrote several teen books early in her career and has returned to that genre with her new book, which pays tribute to one of her favorite books as a girl, The Girl of Limberlost. The book is about a fatherless, but fearless, girl and a moth collection wrapped up in a mysterious love story. Her story takes place on the banks of the St. Joe River in Buchanan.<br /> <br /> Check it out for yourself…or at least get the book later if you aren’t able to be there for the signing.<br /> <br /> Just down the street from Forever Books, Chartreuse…a Local Arts Co-Op has also adopted the Buy Michigan attitude, especially since everything in the house has been made by people from Michigan. Whether you are looking to make your party table sparkle with a balancing wine bottle holder, or charms for wine glasses, they even have handmade ceramic platters and be-jeweled serving utensils. From colorful baking aprons to rolling pins made from Michigan trees…there’s always something unique at Chartreuse…304 State Street in the heart of the central business district.<br /> <br /> Joe Pater and his crew at Pater True Value Hardware in the Scottdale Triangle certainly have lots of local shopping options for your consideration in his Annual Ladies Night this coming Wednesday evening from 5 until 8pm. That’s December 2ndon your calendar and it will be a night filled with promotional sale items, product giveaways, wine tasting, food and fun just like last year’s inaugural event. The first 300 ladies through the door will get a complimentary gift bag, and everyone is invited to in-store electrical seminars, exhibits from a host of vendors, psychic readings and more. Somebody is going to come away from the big night out with a great prize of a two-night stay at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, compliments of Travel Leaders. Other vendors on hand include Rogers Foodland, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, the Mark III Grille & Bar, Mr. Goody’s, Roma’s Pizza, Elliott’s Bakery, Bloomie’s Flower Studio, Libby & Karla’s Travel, Relaxercise Massage, Attitudes Salon, Sun Studio, C.A.R.E. Dentistry, Pratt & Lambert, Dutch Boy Paints, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Contours Express, Just Nails, Grandpa’s Cider Mill, the Computer Assistant, Beauty Control, Joe’s Café, Silpada Jewelry, Jane Oelke’sNatural Choices, Dr. Katie Stull, Ms. Margo the Bone Reader and Readings by Joshua. Pater’s will throw in a bonus discount for ladies only during the big event of 10% off of the entire store. This is an adults-only, event, and no children will be allowed. Even all non-sale Christmas items will be 25% off during this great night out. You’ll find Pater’s True Value at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> Now that the months-long disruption of Main Street in Benton Harbor for the massive reconstruction project by the Michigan Department of Transportation is complete for the year, the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority is scheduling an Open House to thank the downtown business owners and those who routinely traveled the construction route for their patience during the project. They also want to recognize the folks at M-DOT for completion of Phase one of the massive project.<br /> <br /> DDA President Rick Villa tells me that he is very proud of the work that has been done, and that the results far outweigh the inconvenience during the tough times. The Open House will take place this Wednesday evening, December 2nd, from 5 until 7pm at Michigan Works! The event is free and open to the public with a brief presentation getting underway at 6pm.<br /> <br /> This will be your last week of opportunity with local Burger King Restaurants operated by Quality Dining to participate in their VFW Unmet Needs Program. You may have seen the invitation on restaurant marquee’s in recent days for the campaign which concludes on December 6th. Participating restaurants have been offering paper flags to customers for $1-eachwith proceeds from the donations to go to national VFW headquarters, but earmarked for local military families in need wherever the dollars are collected.<br /> <br /> The goal of the generous campaign is more than $300,000.00 dollars. As you might already have learned, every dollar donation earns you a free Whopper coupon from Burger King. Last year the local campaign raised nearly $100,000.00. You can learn more about the effort at www.<br /> <br /> Unmetneeds.com. Everybody wins in a campaign like this. Give it a whirl before time runs out on you.<br /> <br /> A longtime local favorite, Anne Hills returns home tonight for a CD Release Party of her new album, “Points of View.” Although Anne was born in India, she still considers St. Joseph to be her home, so it’s only appropriate that her new album makes its debut tonight, Saturday, November 28th, at 8pm at The Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joe. Following a decade of collaborations, this musical collection returns to original compositions performed by Anne herself with 11 new songs on topics from diversity to love, from loss to resiliency in a changing world.<br /> <br /> Tickets for tonight’s show are $15 dollars or $10 for students and seniors. You’ll find the Box Factory at 1101 Broad Street in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> Welcome home, Anne!<br /> <br /> It still holds a special place in my heart and it will do the same for you if you’ve never been there before when the zany annual Reindog Parade steps off next Saturday at 12-noon in downtown St. Joseph. Under the guidance of St. Joseph Today and thanks to the underwriting of Chemcial Bank, this heart-warming spectacle of costumed pets and their crazier than ever owners will escort the annual arrival of Santa Claus into the community as has become tradition.<br /> <br /> Entry into the parade is just $2-dollars per pet/ owner, and prizes will be awarded for the Best Dressed Pet, the Best Group, and Best Owner/ Pet Look-Alike. You can avoid parade-day chaos by pre-registering as Carol and Chuck did. Simply stop by the Welcome Center at 120 State Street with your entry donation, and you’re good to go. All entries must be registered by 11:30am next Saturday. The parade will step off at noon from the corner of State and Elm. Don’t miss it…and all the pre-and-post parade fun and games.<br /> <br /> The second week of December will be one of those holiday inspired weeks of sugarplums dancing thanks to the Lakeland Healthcare Auxiliaries in St. Joseph, Niles and Berrien Center. With Christmas on the doorstep, the auxiliaries are sponsoring the South Bend Chocolate Company Sale with a variety of holiday favorites from Christmas Crunch and Pretzels to Candy Cane Fudge, Fresh Roasted Nuts, Gift Baskets and more. The sale begins on Tuesday, December 8th at Lakeland’s Center for Outpatient Services on Hollywood Road in St. Joe. Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th the show moves to the lobby of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joe. On Monday the 14th, the show moves to the lobby of Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles, and it wraps up on Friday the 18thin the dining room at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center. Money raised from the sale will assist the auxiliary teams with many projects in the community.<br /> <br /> Don’t forget that the Lake Park Place developers and the YWCA are concluding their commemorative brick sale on December 7th. It’s a great gift idea for hundreds of women and children who cherish their memories at the Y. For more, call 927-8164.<br /> <br /> Finally, a reminder that this afternoon at 2pm is your “Meet the Admirals” party at the St. Joe High School Gym. The Lake Michigan Admiralsare making their debut.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br />

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