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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Get $ 50 off your joining fee or first month’s dues. Offer valid through Nov. 30, 2015. racbh.com | 269.927.1129 DONATE A COAT & SAVE Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 31, 2015 October 31, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 44 Moody on The Market Southwest Michigan’s Retina Specialist, Pat M oody Ben Nicholson, M.D. wants you to know: I n the formative years of the Village of Three Oaks , there were many folks who bore the title of Staymaker . They were the people who crafted corsets at the community’s now historic Featherbone Factory just a block off of the village’s central business district. The Featherbone has been the colorful home of Journeyman Distillery since it emerged onto the scene four years ago. In recognition of that great heritage, and coinciding with Journeyman’s 4th Anniversary celebration this month, the distillery has opened a full-service restaurant alongside Journeyman called Staymaker. The new Staymaker restaurant was quietly opened on September 30th to friends and family and the next day opened to the gen-eral public just in time for the big anniversary party on October 3rd. Now, they hope to see all of us and many can’t wait to give it a try. Bill Welter is owner and operator of both Journeyman Distillery and Staymaker. He says, “People have long told us of the need for a full-service restaurant here at the distillery. With pro-duction currently at capacity on our original still, we immediately jumped at the opportunity when the north-ern half of the building became available last year. Using the space as both a way to add expanded dining options and more production capacity just made sense.” Since opening the distillery, Journeyman had offered a limited menu of soups, salads and sandwiches at the distillery. Now, they can craft anything to their heart’s content. The new Head Chef is Luke Caenepeel . He says, “I’m beyond excited to make use of our brand new kitchen. The new equipment and expanded space allow us to create dishes we could only dream of in the past.” Staymaker’s 125 seat restaurant offers an inventive twist on classic dishes, making use of local ingredients whenever possible. The spirit of the distillery is appar-ent in many of the dishes. The Detroit-style pizzas, a rectangular deep dish pizza with a unique baking meth-od that creates a highly-caramelized crust, feature a choice of crusts made from the same grain bills that go into the distillery’s Last Feather Rye and Featherbone Bourbon . The mussels are steamed in the distillery’s apple cider liqueur, Old Country Goodness and the olives on the Journeyman Pizza are brined in the botan-icals used to flavor Billberry Black Hearts Gin . Six taps have been installed to offer cocktails and coffee on draft. Currently on tap are Old Country Goodness, a negroni americano, a Buggy-Whip Wheat-based cocktail with added hops and nitro coffee. The coffee is a proprietary blend made for the restaurant by Chicago’s Sparrow Coffee Roastery . Chef Caenepeel says, “Each of our dishes has been constructed with the distillery in mind. Just like our spirits, the food is small-batch and artisanal.” Limited portions of the Staymaker menu are also avail-able in the distillery’s tasting room. Staymaker offers a unique dining experience with the tables overlooking the new production facility at the northern end of the building. The first and second floors have been cut out in the production area to accommodate the larger equip-ment, creating a vast open space. Diners can walk right up to metal railings and peer down at the distillers at work. Staymaker will celebrate its official grand open-ing today, Saturday, October 31st. The celebration will include a small release of Journeyman’s cask-strength Macular degeneration is the lead-ing cause of blindness in older adults. Symptoms include blurred, wavy or dis-torted vision and a blind spot in the cen-ter of vision. Dr. Nicholson is specially trained to treat diseases of the retina. His specialized care allows patients to have treatments performed close to home. Please call our office today if you think that you might benefit from an evaluation of your eyes. 1-800-424-2393 Convenient locations in St. Joseph, Niles and South Haven Clinical Research Site Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269.428.3300 www.greateyecare.com 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 • Signature Automotive Group Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 10

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

In the formative years of the Village of Three Oaks, there were many folks who bore the title of Staymaker. They were the people who crafted corsets at the community’s now historic Featherbone Factory just a block off of the village’s central business district. The Featherbone has been the colorful home of Journeyman Distillery since it emerged onto the scene four years ago. In recognition of that great heritage, and coinciding with Journeyman’s 4th Anniversary celebration this month, the distillery has opened a full-service restaurant alongside Journeyman called Staymaker. The new Staymaker restaurant was quietly opened on September 30th to friends and family and the next day opened to the general public just in time for the big anniversary party on October 3rd. Now, they hope to see all of us and many can’t wait to give it a try. Bill Welter is owner and operator of both Journeyman Distillery and Staymaker. He says, “People have long told us of the need for a full-service restaurant here at the distillery. With production currently at capacity on our original still, we immediately jumped at the opportunity when the northern half of the building became available last year. Using the space as both a way to add expanded dining options and more production capacity just made sense.” Since opening the distillery, Journeyman had offered a limited menu of soups, salads and sandwiches at the distillery. Now, they can craft anything to their heart’s content. The new Head Chef is Luke Caenepeel. He says, “I’m beyond excited to make use of our brand new kitchen. The new equipment and expanded space allow us to create dishes we could only dream of in the past.” Staymaker’s 125 seat restaurant offers an inventive twist on classic dishes, making use of local ingredients whenever possible. The spirit of the distillery is apparent in many of the dishes. The Detroit-style pizzas, a rectangular deep dish pizza with a unique baking method that creates a highly-caramelized crust, feature a choice of crusts made from the same grain bills that go into the distillery’s Last Feather Rye and Featherbone Bourbon. The mussels are steamed in the distillery’s apple cider liqueur, Old Country Goodness and the olives on the Journeyman Pizza are brined in the botanicals used to flavor Billberry Black Hearts Gin. Six taps have been installed to offer cocktails and coffee on draft. Currently on tap are Old Country Goodness, a negroni americano, a Buggy-Whip Wheat-based cocktail with added hops and nitro coffee. The coffee is a proprietary blend made for the restaurant by Chicago’s Sparrow Coffee Roastery.

Chef Caenepeel says, “Each of our dishes has been constructed with the distillery in mind. Just like our spirits, the food is small-batch and artisanal.” Limited portions of the Staymaker menu are also available in the distillery’s tasting room. Staymaker offers a unique dining experience with the tables overlooking the new production facility at the northern end of the building. The first and second floors have been cut out in the production area to accommodate the larger equipment, creating a vast open space. Diners can walk right up to metal railings and peer down at the distillers at work. Staymaker will celebrate its official grand opening today, Saturday, October 31st. The celebration will include a small release of Journeyman’s cask-strength wheat whiskey, Corsets, Whips & Whiskey. The renovation at the Featherbone also includes a 500-person event space perfect for weddings and corporate meetings above the original distillery. Staymaker has its own dedicated entrances, but may also be accessed through the original distillery and tasting room. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 10pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 11:30am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Journeyman Distillery was founded in 2011 and crafts organic and kosher certified spirits in the Featherbone Factory. They pride themselves on using the highest quality grains sourced from Midwestern organic farmers to craft their award-winning spirits. Journeyman spirits are distributed in twelve states and Washington D.C.

When the Paparrazi want you, you know you’re at the top of your game. If you find yourself ready for a spotlight position in the hair styling business, then Paparazzi Hair Studio would like to talk to you soon, as prepare to be triple the size of when they opened for business four years ago. When Allison Mashke launched her styling studio on Niles Avenue in St. Joseph with three stations in January of 2011, it didn’t take long to prove that the building was far too small to accommodate her rapidly growing clientele. Less than two years later she packed up lock, stock and hair-dryers to move to much larger quarters in Stevensville. That space, allowed her to grow into 8 stations and add manicure, pedicure, and massage services to her growing menu of offerings. Now, just three years later, Ali is adding to her team once again. Paparazzi Hair Studio, now located at 5732 St. Joseph Avenue in Stevensville, is adding one new stylist now and another at the beginning of next year, and she’d love to hear from you. She is also in the process of adding a make-up station to accommodate her rapidly growing bridal business. The specialty niche of bridal service is a major new growth center for Paparazzi Hair Studio inasmuch as they are one of the few salons in the area that will go on location to do hair and makeup for weddings. So far in 2015, Paparazzi performers have served more than 30 weddings this year alone. Thanks to that rapidly growing sector, and the studio’s growing reputation for excellence, Paparazzi Hair Studio is actively recruiting new team members right now. If you’d like to be considered, contact Owner/Stylist Allison Mashke at 269-985-0210. Paparazzi Hair Studio is open for business Monday - Thursday from 10am until 7pm, on Fridays from 10am until 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am until 3pm.

The Real Estate Broker slated to become President of the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors next year is launching a brand new real estate brokerage in the Greater Lakeshore area, serving all of Berrien County. Realtor Paul Dumke is introducing the community to Integrity Real Estate Professionals Lakeshore. The new firm, anchored at 5709 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville, is independently owned and operated by Dumke through a collaboration agreement with Integrity R.E. Professionals of Southwest Michigan located in Niles. That firm is independently owned and operated by Realtor Jackie Murdock. Her office has grown to become a leading office in the Niles, Buchanan and Brandywine areas with a unique style of leadership, customer service, and quality agents working together to be great. Paul is now structuring his new office next to Postal Connections at the corner of Red Arrow and John Beers Road to serve clients with today’s marketing techniques, online transaction systems, and by integrating his knowledge from traveling to multiple state and national leadership and Realtor conferences over the years. His new Integrity Real Estate Professionals Lakeshore also offers commercial services with substantial experience and training to back that up. Agents who affiliate with Integrity will benefit from tools sets from both local offices, advanced leadership, and attractive programs, training and locations. Dumke brings a unique and educated perspective to his new venture. He is not only a Past President of the local Realtors association, having served in that capacity in 2012, but is the incoming President for 2016. He also served for multiple years as the association’s Treasurer and in other roles. He’s been involved on State and National task forces and committees for years, and was a President’s Cup Award winner and Realtor of the Year in 2011. He is also a consistent top production award winning recipient over the years. Paul and his agents can be reached at the office on Red Arrow Highway, by phone at 269-405- 4139, or by clicking the link below. Here’s the link: www.BerrienCountyProperties.com

The men and women who have used countless dramatic re-enactments and other programming to diligently illuminate the past in order to brighten our future will return again this fall with another spectacular Veteran’s Concert at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center -- Lest We Forget. As is tradition, the Lest We Forget organization’s Patriotic Veteran’s Concert with the Southshore Concert Band will salute members of our armed forces who have kept us safe for decades by fighting on the frontlines around the world. Organizers promise it will be active, loud, and it will be patriotic when the Southshore Concert Band under the direction of Dale Reuss takes to the Mendel Mainstage on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm, as they salute veterans of all conflicts. This will mark the 10th Annual Veteran’s Concert put on by Lest We Forget and the Southshore Concert Band, and will feature their 20-piece “Big Band” sound. They will be playing songs from the Big Band Era such as “In the Mood,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” For the 2015 concert Lest We Forget will honor WWII veterans by taking their photos and providing them and a guest with free concert tickets. The photo session will start at 1pm and continue until 1:45pm. Additionally, a tribute will be paid to the Lest We Forget members who have passed on. Photos of those who have died will be accompanied by “Mansions of the Lord,” performed by Jeffrey Whittaker of Niles. Veterans of all conflicts will be recognized, along with a “Tribute to Missing Comrades” to be read by Al Pscholka of Stevensville. There will also be a salute to each branch of the armed services. The MC, Jim Cassidy, is active in the community and has been an announcer at the Lest We Forget concerts for the past six years. Patriotic music will be furnished by The Voices of Freedom from Grand Rapids. Voices of Freedom is an 8-part, a cappella, vocal ensemble. The group was founded in 1997 and is currently under the direction of Allen Matheson. The group focuses on three types of music: patriotic, Americana, and in-season Christmas. They have sung for many organizations around the state, and especially enjoy their involvement with veterans programs. Tickets to the event are available at the Mendel Center Box Office at 927-1221 or online at www.lmcmainstage.org. They are also available at Martin’s Super Markets in St. Joseph and Stevensville and from members of Lest We Forget. Those purchased from Martin’s or Lest We Forget members are $10 while those purchased at the Box Office are $12.00. Children 17 and under are admitted free. Organizers will have a map of Vietnam for Vietnam veterans to sign in the place in which they served. There will also be opportunities to purchase Lest We Forget shirts, books and DVDs. If you have questions, they can be answered by calling 269-925-7176 or by visiting online at www.lestweforgetusa.org.

Last year, Michigan businesses exported nearly $60-billion worth of goods to international markets, ranking 6th in the nation for jobs supported by exporting. If you make or market goods that could be used by other businesses or even ordinary people anywhere else in the world, why would you not want to capitalize on that opportunity? The Cornerstone Alliance Business Development Team is working to help support all Berrien County businesses interested in extending their reach into the global marketplace. The next opportunity to learn first-hand how to do that is coming your way soon in a workshop called “Export 201: Expanding Your Business Through International Markets.” The interactive workshop will feature a panel of experts in the world of exporting. Together, they will conduct a round-table discussion covering various aspects involved in exporting. The workshop is slated for Friday, November 13th from 8am until noon at the Western Michigan University SW Campus at 2785 East Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. The panel of export professionals will discuss a variety of important topics.

The workshop includes breakfast, networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings afterward. The fee is $15 and registration is underway from now through Tuesday, November 10th. For more information or to register for Export 201: Expanding Your Business through International Markets,” contact Jennifer Stone at jstone@cstonealliance.org or call her at 269-925-6100.

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

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

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