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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 November 14, 2015 November 14, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 46 Moody on The Market SERVING YOU LOCALLY FOR 35 YEARS Pat M oody T he amazing journey for the talented Christania Waggoner has advanced once again now that her colorful new Sweet Dreams shop has opened for business in the 505 Building in downtown St. Joseph . With candies of all kinds in the spotlight in the shadow of Halloween and on the cusp of the holiday season, there’s no better time to swing open the doors onto the new Sweet Dreams candy shop and bakery just yards from the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in the central business district. Waggoner’s new enter-prise finally took flight after months of planning and a sweet makeover of the space between Tim’s Too and Schu’s in downtown St. Joseph with an eclectic showcase of penny candies we all grew up knowing and cherishing not only at Halloween, but all the year round. Sweet Dreams features Albanese gummy bears , penny candies by the pound, her amazing array of baked goods from the original Sweet Dreams Baked Goods lineup, and coming soon fresh-popped popcorn and caramel corn pre-pared in-house with Christania’s own special formu-las. The new confectionery offers entrances off of both Pleasant Street and the lobby of the 505 Building for ease of access by anyone. Bins of jelly beans and hard candies are stored along the display wall along with silver-capped jars with all sorts of additional candy offerings for aficionados of all stripes. A specialty of the house is the arrival of Waggoner artisanal chocolates , unofficially her namesake, from candy-makers in Ohio who have licensed her as a retailer of their fine individually wrapped chocolates. Nostalgic soft drinks like Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer, Sioux City Sarsaparilla, and Towne Club flavors like Michigan Cherry and Honolulu Blue are offered from a chiller in the store. The new confectionery is located in Suite 100 of the 505 Building at 505 Pleasant Street alongside the Edward D. Jones Brokerage next door. From her bakery line up, the showcase routinely features cupcakes, cookies and biscotti daily with specialty cakes available by spe-cial order for virtually any occasion. Chris has done some amazing things for bridal parties across the region and will add a consultation and tasting room for brides interested in hiring her services as she settles in. Chris says she’s hopeful that she can cap-ture the imagination of kids everywhere so that they bring mom and dad in for baked goods while they sample the candies of all sorts in store. Gluten-free baked good options are coming soon, too, as the bakery settles into a groove there. Another attraction for folks strolling through the central business dis-trict will be coffees and specialty hot chocolates. Look for Sweet Dreams to be open Thursday through Sunday during the fall and winter season from 10am until 6pm daily, with extended summer hours once that season arrives on the scene. Business meetings, conventions, trade shows and other events have called upon the talents of Ms. Waggoner for several years, with brides and grooms also scoring memorable, showcase works of art for wedding cakes and the like. Now, everyday people can dis-cover the talents she brings to the storefront in FOR CHRISTMAS? TOP Dollar, Hands Down! AY WE P NEED EXTRA MONEY WE BUY DIAMONDS! CASH FOR Gift Cards! ‡
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Pat Moody

The amazing journey for the talented Christania Waggoner has advanced once again now that her colorful new Sweet Dreams shop has opened for business in the 505 Building in downtown St. Joseph. With candies of all kinds in the spotlight in the shadow of Halloween and on the cusp of the holiday season, there’s no better time to swing open the doors onto the new Sweet Dreams candy shop and bakery just yards from the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in the central business district. Waggoner’s new enterprise finally took flight after months of planning and a sweet makeover of the space between Tim’s Too and Schu’s in downtown St. Joseph with an eclectic showcase of penny candies we all grew up knowing and cherishing not only at Halloween, but all the year round. Sweet Dreams features Albanese gummy bears, penny candies by the pound, her amazing array of baked goods from the original Sweet Dreams Baked Goods lineup, and coming soon fresh-popped popcorn and caramel corn prepared in-house with Christania’s own special formulas. The new confectionery offers entrances off of both Pleasant Street and the lobby of the 505 Building for ease of access by anyone. Bins of jelly beans and hard candies are stored along the display wall along with silver-capped jars with all sorts of additional candy offerings for aficionados of all stripes. A specialty of the house is the arrival of Waggoner artisanal chocolates, unofficially her namesake, from candy-makers in Ohio who have licensed her as a retailer of their fine individually wrapped chocolates. Nostalgic soft drinks like Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer, Sioux City Sarsaparilla, and Towne Club flavors like Michigan Cherry and Honolulu Blue are offered from a chiller in the store. The new confectionery is located in Suite 100 of the 505 Building at 505 Pleasant Street alongside the Edward D. Jones Brokerage next door. From her bakery line up, the showcase routinely features cupcakes, cookies and biscotti daily with specialty cakes available by special order for virtually any occasion. Chris has done some amazing things for bridal parties across the region and will add a consultation and tasting room for brides interested in hiring her services as she settles in. Chris says she’s hopeful that she can capture the imagination of kids everywhere so that they bring mom and dad in for baked goods while they sample the candies of all sorts in store. Gluten-free baked good options are coming soon, too, as the bakery settles into a groove there. Another attraction for folks strolling through the central business district will be coffees and specialty hot chocolates. Look for Sweet Dreams to be open Thursday through Sunday during the fall and winter season from 10am until 6pm daily, with extended summer hours once that season arrives on the scene. Business meetings, conventions, trade shows and other events have called upon the talents of Ms. Waggoner for several years, with brides and grooms also scoring memorable, showcase works of art for wedding cakes and the like. Now, everyday people can discover the talents she brings to the storefront in downtown St. Joseph. Sharpen your sweet tooth and make your way to the 505 Building between Schu’s and Tim’s Too for an after-dinner dessert, some great options for kids’ parties, or just a flashback to your own childhood when you, too, were a kid in a candy store at Sweet Dreams now ready for business and eager to please customers everywhere. In fact, she will happily take suggestions for whatever you think is missing and you’d like to see in the house on your next visit.

The Facebook fan page for Happy Jacks BBQ & Southern Cooking in St. Joseph is still online, but hasn’t had a new post since sometime in late April. The phone number was still active, but simply rang and rang unanswered every time until finally being disconnected. The speculation among regular customers had run rampant, but hope always prevailed. Now, that hope is gone as all the signs have been removed from the windows and the business has been closed for several weeks, and the building is now available for lease once again. Happy Jacks BBQ has ceased to exist. The barbecue emporium at 2112 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph, across from Martin’s Supermarket was home to Billy Cheatham, but attempts to contact Billy have gone unanswered. Cheatham had garnered a reasonably steady audience of barbecue fans with his BBQ chicken, beef, pork, broasted chicken and all the sides, but apparently it was not enough to keep the business afloat. The business sprang up in the building that had previously housed Passero’s Pizza for several years down the strip from Family Video. That was in early February, so the business survived for about eight months before something forced the decision to step away. Cheatham never did have the opportunity to develop his proposed outdoor space this summer. He actually admitted when opening last winter that he never in a million years intended to enter the barbecue business, but says it became so ingrained in him while growing up under the influence of a prolific barbecue talent in the form of his father that it was almost inevitable. Both Billy and his father were heavily influenced by the incredible outdoor cooking talents of his grandfather outside of Memphis and just over the line into Arkansas. He actually crafted the Happy Jacks name because his father, Jack Cheatham, was always a happy man, perpetually crafting BBQ stylings in the yard of their Benton Harbor home. Before anchoring to the Cleveland Avenue address, Billy operated for 12 summer seasons out of a roadside mobile rib shack in New Buffalo and Sawyer. So, perhaps Happy Jacks fans can hold out hope that at least Billy returns to his roots by the roadside. The only other option might be the dousing of the flame that fired the Happy Jack story in the first place, and that would be decidedly sad for fans everywhere. Stay tuned, and we’ll see how it all shakes out.

If venturing into the marketplace with bargain hungry shoppers in search of the holy grail strikes fear in your heart, or you simply don’t do well with crowded aisles...St. Joseph Today has a great alternative option for you on Black Friday. It’s a great Black Friday Brewery Tour running the better part of the day. St. Joe Today’s collaborative holiday brewery tour will give guests the opportunity to sample one of the world’s most acclaimed stouts, visit a trio of new West Michigan breweries and later explore downtown St. Joe. The Black Friday Brewery Tour will take place Friday, November 27th with official registration occurring at the Buck Burgers & Brew at 412 State Street downtown where you can sample a flight of several variants of Goose Island’s Bourbon County, the Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. The gold medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup is one of the most in-demand beers in the Midwest. Each year Goose Island releases Bourbon County and a few variations on the stout. You will also have the opportunity to visit three of the lakeshore region’s newest breweries including Tapistry Brewing Company, Cultivate Brewing Company, which opened in July, and Arclight Brewing Company. Tour participants will receive either samples or a pint at each stop and the opportunity to meet with the staff and tour the facilities. Tickets start at $59. The Hilton Garden Inn is offering a special rate for guests of the tour, and is conveniently located just off of I-94 at exit 29. To book a room, or for more details, simply call 269-926-5000, extension 4605. The tour will include the original pick-up and drop-off for Hilton Garden Inn guests. Here’s the itinerary for the day: Optional pickup for hotel guests -- Hilton Garden Inn at 10:30am… Origination/Registration -- Buck Burgers & Brew, Goose Island Bourbon County flight from 11am until 12:30pm…Stop 1 -- Tapistry Brewing Company in Bridgman for samples and meet & greet from 1 to 2pm…Stop 2 -- Cultivate Brewing Company in Berrien Springs for samples & tour from 2:20 to 3:20pm…Stop 3 -- Arclight Brewing Company in Watervliet for samples & tour from 4 to 5pm…Termination -- Buck Burgers & Brew at 5:30pm…Optional Drop off for hotel guests at Hilton Garden Inn at 6pm. Order tickets for the event www.westmichiganbeertours.com

A “Holiday Greek Pastry Sale” is scheduled for next Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 9am until 4pm. The event is being hosted by the Annunciation-Agia Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church Women’s Group and will take place in the Social Hall of the church located off U.S. 12 at Exit 4B (18000 Behner Road) in New Buffalo. In addition to the authentic baklava, cream-filled galaktobouriko, honey-dipped melomacarona, powdered- sugar covered kourambiedes, and other traditional pastries, non-traditional items will be available for purchase. Free coffee will be available. All this in time for the upcoming holiday season. Father Paul Martin, Pastor, will conduct tours of the Byzantine style church, and Elaine Thomopoulos, curator, will conduct tours of the Greek museum located within the church.

Want a good book you can get cozy with? One with some sad and beautiful moments that could bring tears to your eyes? If you’re ready to be transported to other times and places around the world through the pages of a book written by a fellow resident of Michigan’s Great Southwest you might want to check out “Nocturnes” by T. R. Stingley. That’s the opinion of the first online review of Stingley’s new mystery. Many of us have known him for several years as The Wine Guru from his time with Bud Distributing and The Food District. Terry Stingley is excited to roll out his first mystery novel, Nocturnes, which hit the street last week and is already available for purchase through Amazon.Com, or the publisher’s site www.friesenpress.com. The 192-page soft cover novel from FriesenPress will be featured in the first and “official book signing & release party” on November 17th from 7pm to 9pm at Coach’s in Stevensville. The event will be a “Local Night” with local beers, wines, foods and a local book author signing by Stingley.

Here’s the synopsis on Nocturnes from Amazon.com: Do you believe in eternal love? Is there an experience available to the human species that might prove that love truly is eternal? What if you lost someone 50 years ago, or even 500 years ago, and your grief was still as fresh as the day it happened? Could the longevity of grief be a clue to the infinite nature of love? Isaac Bloom survived the Holocaust and has wandered the world like a kind of ghost for 50 years. Now, while writing his last travel article before retirement, he has stumbled upon something sinister, and disturbingly-familiar, that threatens to exhume memories he thought long since buried. The forbidding stranger at the center of this mystery offers Isaac a difficult choice, and one that he has failed at in the past; whether to embrace love or fear. Isaac must follow the stranger down dark labyrinths of time in the hopes of finally answering the question of eternal love. Congratulations, Terry Stingley on your new mystery novel.

Deb Burkett is Secretary to the St. Joseph Musical Boosters club. She has asked me to let you know that St. Joseph High School will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella next Friday and Saturday, November 20th and 21st at the John & Dede Howard Auditorium at 2521 Stadium Drive in St. Joseph. Showtime on Friday the 20th is 7pm with two shows slated for Saturday at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and will be available for purchase at the door, or in advance by calling 449-8972 or by emailing jonrwallace@yahoo.com.

As you begin your holiday shopping, please remember to Shop Us First…There’s More Here Than You Know in Michigan’s Great Southwest, and many of your friends and neighbors own and operate businesses on the local scene and rely on all of us for their own success in the world of business. Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see you next Saturday, as usual, right here in MailMax…as well as online 24/7 complete with photos and immediate web links at www.MoodyontheMarket.com. Thanks for your support.

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

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