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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer JOIN NOW & SAVE Joining fee as low as $69 through Sept. 30 racbh.com | 269.927.1129 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 19, 2015 September 19, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 38 Moody on The Market Greater Bridgman Area Chamber and Growth Alliance presents the 6th Annual M oody Pat Weko Beach Brewers Festival michigan Craft brews • music • local food vendors Toast the Coast! Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-6 p.m. Advance tickets: $20 / Tickets at the gate: $25 Advance tickets available until noon, Sept. 25. Purchase online at www.wekobeachbrewersfest.com or at Harding’s Market in Bridgman, and at the following breweries: Arclight, Cultivate, Greenbush, The Livery, Tapistry. Tickets for designated drivers and ages 13-20 years: $10 at the gate. W ith 74 tap handles offering one of the largest arrays of beer in the entire state, Ken Kozminski knows that selecting the perfect brew for the mood you happen to be in isn’t the easiest task in the world. He also knows that simply having 74 tap handles dispensing that liquid gold makes his Buck Burgers & Brew an absolute destination attraction. And with tons of people vying for table space all summer long, he knew it was time to take The Buck to the next level. Ken and his website developer, IT crew and others have found a way to make life fun and easier for all of us with his new, free, mobile app that will give you the low down on tons of information whether you’re on the way to The Buck, sitting at The Buck, curious about The Buck or even just happen to find yourself in the vicinity and get a digital coupon tossed your way to encourage a visit while you’re near. Kozminski has become the consummate brand-builder, whose success keeps soaring, literally, skyward. First and second floor seating has been supplemented with two additional levels of outdoor decking with colorful umbrella tables and his reputation for providing excel-lence in customer service keeps the cash register ring-ing and interest on the rise. Yet, he continually strives to stay ahead of the curve, to be as cutting-edge and responsive as possible. Thus, his colorful and complete new app. Available for Android at Google Play and for iPhones at The App Store , the new mobile application is free. Ken’s even offering a free incentive of a per-centage discount for those who take the time to load the app. The Buck App offers a reward program, loyalty offers, events calendars for both the restaurant itself and the local community, a tip calculator, a Fan Wall where you can leave comments, a newsletter, and even a direct link to Moody on the Market , so you can catch up on business and event news while you’re waiting for friends to join you or your next craft brew. Ken calls the app a tool to reach out to his fan base with information updates, service notifications, and alerts to events like Tap Takeovers , new arrivals and the like. He has plans to tie the app to table hosting to help identify projected wait times during busy hours and similar amenities. The Buck Burgers & Brew is located at 412 State Street in downtown St. Joseph and has been a hit since they first opened their doors. Get the new app today and stay on top of all the fun of downtown St. Joe thanks to Ken and his crew at The Buck. When Chef Eduardo Pesantez struck a deal with Don Bleich and his daughter Amy Bleich Heugel in the spring of 2014 to co-brand the LakeHouse by Cravings overlooking Lake Michigan , even he did not foresee the creation a short time later of a host of in-house microbrews at his flagship restaurant Cravings Bistro . As a result, he could not foresee the amazing success of the re-branding of his own bistro into the Cravings Bistro & Brewpub last fall, and the attraction of the craft beers created by Cravings Brewmaster Pat Glenn . Then, too, there is the growing demand for the Cravings Catering team and the realization that they have a gold-mine opportunity for in-house catered events. With a seating capacity at Cravings Bistro & Brewpub in excess of 200 people, the proverbial “great idea” light bulbs have been popping for Eduardo and his crew. Add it all up, and Chef Eduardo has begun to TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ADMISSION, FIVE TASTING TICKETS PLUS A SOUVENIR MUG live musical performances by: 1:30-3:45 p.m. Top Secret Band Dance hits from the 60s to today 4 4:15-5:30 p.m. The Whistle Pigs 7-man band plays rock, jazz, R&B Featuring these Michigan breweries: Arcadia Ales • Arclight Brewing Company • Bell’s Brewery Black Dragon Meadery • Brewery Terra Firma • Crane Brewing Cultivate Brewing Company • Dark Horse Brewing Company Greenbush Brewing Company • The Livery • Mountain Town Station Brewing New Holland Brewing Company • Paw Paw Brewing Company Perrin Brewing Company • Rochester Mills Beer Company • Round Barn Brewery Saugatuck Brewing Company • Schmohz Brewery Short’s Brewing Company • Tapistry Brewing Company INFO: Call 269.925.6301 • www.wekobeachbrewersfest.com • • 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 • St. Joe Harvest Festival • Harbor Freight Tool • Pater True Value • E & H Auto Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 8

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

With 74 tap handles offering one of the largest arrays of beer in the entire state, Ken Kozminski knows that selecting the perfect brew for the mood you happen to be in isn’t the easiest task in the world. He also knows that simply having 74 tap handles dispensing that liquid gold makes his Buck Burgers & Brew an absolute destination attraction. And with tons of people vying for table space all summer long, he knew it was time to take The Buck to the next level. Ken and his website developer, IT crew and others have found a way to make life fun and easier for all of us with his new, free, mobile app that will give you the low down on tons of information whether you’re on the way to The Buck, sitting at The Buck, curious about The Buck or even just happen to find yourself in the vicinity and get a digital coupon tossed your way to encourage a visit while you’re near. Kozminski has become the consummate brand-builder, whose success keeps soaring, literally, skyward. First and second floor seating has been supplemented with two additional levels of outdoor decking with colorful umbrella tables and his reputation for providing excellence in customer service keeps the cash register ringing and interest on the rise. Yet, he continually strives to stay ahead of the curve, to be as cutting-edge and responsive as possible. Thus, his colorful and complete new app. Available for Android at Google Play and for iPhones at The App Store, the new mobile application is free. Ken’s even offering a free incentive of a percentage discount for those who take the time to load the app. The Buck App offers a reward program, loyalty offers, events calendars for both the restaurant itself and the local community, a tip calculator, a Fan Wall where you can leave comments, a newsletter, and even a direct link to Moody on the Market, so you can catch up on business and event news while you’re waiting for friends to join you or your next craft brew. Ken calls the app a tool to reach out to his fan base with information updates, service notifications, and alerts to events like Tap Takeovers, new arrivals and the like. He has plans to tie the app to table hosting to help identify projected wait times during busy hours and similar amenities. The Buck Burgers & Brew is located at 412 State Street in downtown St. Joseph and has been a hit since they first opened their doors. Get the new app today and stay on top of all the fun of downtown St. Joe thanks to Ken and his crew at The Buck.

When Chef Eduardo Pesantez struck a deal with Don Bleich and his daughter Amy Bleich Heugel in the spring of 2014 to co-brand the LakeHouse by Cravings overlooking Lake Michigan, even he did not foresee the creation a short time later of a host of in-house microbrews at his flagship restaurant Cravings Bistro. As a result, he could not foresee the amazing success of the re-branding of his own bistro into the Cravings Bistro & Brewpub last fall, and the attraction of the craft beers created by Cravings Brewmaster Pat Glenn. Then, too, there is the growing demand for the Cravings Catering team and the realization that they have a gold-mine opportunity for in-house catered events. With a seating capacity at Cravings Bistro & Brewpub in excess of 200 people, the proverbial “great idea” light bulbs have been popping for Eduardo and his crew. Add it all up, and Chef Eduardo has begun to re-tool his brands and renew his focus on expanding at the mother ship, stepping away from the LakeHouse brand in the process. In recent days, LakeHouse has been rebranded to simply LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar, as Pesantez dissolves his partnership with Bleich & Heugel who are enjoying a spectacular and busy season at Lakeshore Drive and Hilltop Road in St. Joseph. Shortly after the partnership was created, Pesantez fired up the brewery and the Cravings Bistro & Brewpub name at 1599-B Mall Drive in Benton Township, and the business has been expanding rapidly creating further demands on Eduardo’s time and talents. Recognizing the vast accumulated talent and knowledge on the catering side of the house, Eduardo and his key sidekick Tracy Boyd have decided to capitalize on the huge seating capacity in-house to actively pursue hosting large parties and events. The Cravings Brewpub has already been pressed into action for a number of events like birthday parties and rehearsal dinners. In fact, Brewmaster Glenn has even partnered with party clients to create special, exclusive craft brews for individual events even providing naming rights to the beer created specifically for the party. Mainstream restaurant and pub dining at Cravings Bistro & Brewpub will continue with Eduardo’s extremely popular menus, but the crew will be actively promoting on-site parties and events for clients who’d like to have Cravings Catering right there on-the-spot. Visitors to Round Barn Winery in Baroda also enjoy a limited menu of Cravings Grille items during live music events on the grounds of the winery. Meanwhile, Eduardo still has a vision and dream to potentially craft a restaurant in the South Bend market, so stay tuned for future news on that development front as well.

Learn more about the Cravings brand and offerings by clicking the link below to their website for additional information and menus. Www.cravingsbistroandbrewpub.com/

With footballs flying and fewer beach days on the horizon, the focal point in St. Joseph shifts from the sands of Silver Beach to the areas just below the bluff and along Lake Bluff Park for the next big party of the season...St. Joseph Today’s Fall Festival, Wine Festival and the Public Art Auction by the City of St. Joseph. It’s all headed our way next weekend. Everyone’s favorite fall activities come together as the giant bath tub toys go on the auction block after a summer anchoring street corners and store fronts all throughout the central business district. The Fall Festival kicks off on Friday, September 25th with the 3rd Annual Rotary & Slumberland Great Bed Race along Lake Boulevard. Showtime is 4:30pm and onlookers can cheer their teams racing bed frames to the finish line and the wild waving of the checkered flag. It’s a fundraiser to benefit the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary youth programs and the Slumberland Furniture 40 Winks Foundation that provides mattresses and beds to children who need them. Then, “It’s Finally Friday” will host their Block Party festivities enticing visitors to stay downtown from 5pm until 8pm for fall sales, harvest menus and lots of entertainment. Saturday morning, the 26th, dawns with the Day on the Farm, bringing rural living to the city. Families can gather up just-harvested fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, cider and fall decorations at the downtown Farmers Market along Lake Bluff Park from 9am until 2pm. A Musical Instrument Petting Zoo from the Benton Harbor Citadel Dance & Music Center’s collection will also be placed along the bluff from 10am until 4pm as well as the Critter Barn Petting Farm featuring goats, rabbits, ducks and more animals from 11am until 3pm. Other activities include face painting at State & Broad Streets from 11am until 3pm and live music with Leonardo at Ship & Pleasant Streets from noon until 2pm. The Great Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary, runs from 10am until 2pm with a fun-filled event including pumpkin carving and decorating contests and it all culminates with the Great Pumpkin Race at 2pm. Participants will cheer on a flotilla of mini numbered pumpkins dropped in a pool on site. The first five pumpkins to cross the finish line will win $1,000, $300, $200, $100, and $50 respectively. A $10 entry fee will benefit Benton Harbor youth programs. All tickets will be sold by 1:45pm and entrants do not need to be present to win. The St. Joseph Wine Festival on Saturday, offers up one of the finest backdrops you could ask for as Michigan wines are showcased at Whirlpool Centennial Park alongside the Whirlpool Compass Rose Fountain on the periphery of Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach. The event runs from 4pm until 9pm, presented by the Lake Michigan College Great Lakes Wine Institute. The Wine Festival features vintages from local and state wineries, local cuisine, live music and front row views of a glorious sunset. Admission is free, and wine tasting starts at $10 and includes five tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. Tastings may be purchased with 1-2 tickets or by the glass for 4 to 8 tickets. A small selection of craft beer and hard cider will also be available from Bud Distributing. These wineries are among those slated for the Wine Festival: Baroda Founders Winery, Burgdorf’s Winery, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery, Dablon Vineyards, Fenn Valley Winery, Lazy Ballerina Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Mackinaw Trail Winery, Round Barn Winery, Free Run Cellars, St. Julian Winery, Tabor Hill Winery, Warner Vineyards, and White Pine Winery. The wine and craft beers will be paired with food choices available for cash from popular local restaurants Coach’s Bar & Grill and LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar. Music for the Wine Festival will be provided by South Bend cover band Vyagra Falls, a rocking group of medical professionals known as “Docs that Rock” at 4pm and Laura Rain and the Caesars, a groovefunk- and-blues band from Detroit at 5pm. Running concurrent with the Wine Festival, the City of St. Joseph will feature its Live Public Art Auction on Saturday evening. Since mid-May, the city has been “Splishin’ and a Splashin’” with its annual public art display of sculptures painted by regional artists. This year’s theme has been bath tub toys featuring ducks, frogs, whales and bath tubs. A new opportunity this year will be for bidders who are unable to attend the live event to participate in a silent auction. To participate, bidders are asked to submit their contact information, the name of the art piece and the bid amount to ssolon@ sjcity.com. All silent auction bids start at $500 and a bid of $1,500 guarantees ownership to the bidder. The Silent Auction will end at 11:59pm on September 24th. A live auction will be held on September 26th at Whirlpool Centennial Park on the Wine Festival grounds at 5:45pm with whatever remaining pieces were unsold in the silent auction. Professional Auctioneer Jerry Glassman will manage the auction for these original works of art. Bids will start at $500, and registration for paddle numbers will take place from 4pm until 5:45pm that day. For additional information, contact Susan Solon at ssolon@sjcity.com or by phone at 269-983-5541.

What started out several years ago as somewhat of a team-building, in-house, employees-only fitness challenge at LECO Corporation in St. Joseph has rapidly turned into one of the most colorful and exciting run/ walk events in the entire region, and you are invited to join the fun. The 4th Annual Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk slated for Saturday, October 10th at Riverview Park in St. Joseph is officially taking registrations now for the big event which turned into a public fundraiser after the first year. Now, three years later, the run/walk is one of the hottest tickets in fall racing in all of Berrien County with hundreds of participants joining the cause. Proceeds from the registration fees and a silent auction on race day will be shared by three fantastic charities in the region -- Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan. Until tomorrow, September 20th, early registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for youth aged 14 and under. After that, sign-up fees will increase to $25 for adults and $15 for youth. The first 500 registrants will earn a race shirt and goody bag. The silent auction on race day will offer up item donations from local businesses. Local businesses who would like to be a part of the event through goody bag contributions or by donating items for the silent auction can get additional information at the website below or can contact Maria Hutchins, Event Director at maria_ hutchins@leco.com or by phone at 269-985-5496. The colorful race will begin and end at Riverview Park’s Woodbine Lodge, and takes runners and walkers through the park’s scenic trail systems and wooded terrain. The race committee will used chip-timing devices to accurately determine winners for age divisions, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners and walkers in each age group. For more information, or to register to take part in the 4th Annual Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk from LECO, click the link: www.fit4fall5k.com.

The Lincoln Township Volunteer Corps has scheduled a road clean up of I-94 Exit 23 for next Saturday, September 26th. Those interested in volunteering should call the Lincoln Township office at 429- 1589 to sign-up. Volunteers will meet at the Lincoln Township Hall, 2055 John Beers Rd. at 8:30 AM for a mandatory safety briefing, pick up their safety vests and trash bags, receive their assigned sectors of the interchange and parking locations. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers must wear light colored clothes that cover arms and legs, wear leather shoes or boots, hat and gloves. First time volunteers must sign a release/waiver.

That’s it for this week. See you Saturday right here in MailMax!

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

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