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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Paper. News Your Good January 16, 2016 www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 16, 2016 Volume 17, Ver. 03 Moody on The Market M oody Pat T he early influence of the seaside Florida town where Tim Sizer earned his stripes as a culinary genius is still prevalent in his burgeoning career and will be in full evidence for the next month as his 15-year old lakeside enterprise, Timothy’s Restaurant in the Gordon Beach Inn at Union Pier celebrates with a full-tilt Mardi Gras menu. Mardi Gras carnivals began this past week in New Orleans and Timothy’s will enter his sixteenth season in Harbor Country featuring an entire menu based on traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras fare. He is having live crawfish flown in regularly along with red fish, King cake and more. It’s a culinary style he is intimately familiar with inasmuch as the first eleven years of his career were spent preparing such delights in Atlantic Beach, Florida , a seaside town near Jacksonville . After earning his degree in the culinary arts in 1985 from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island , Tim settled into the kitchen of The Ragtime Inn & Seafood Grille in Atlantic Beach, a premier restaurant destination there. Ultimately he worked his way up to the position of Executive Chef there, and in 1995, was selected by its owners to set up and run the kitchen of a new, and eventually equally successful, property in nearby St. Augustine called the A1A Aleworks . In 1997, Mr. Sizer returned to his hometown area of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor for his role as Executive Chef at the new Lighthouse Depot & Brew Pub and subsequently held similar positions at Miller’s Country House in Union Pier and the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana . Early in 2001, when the owner of the Gordon Beach Inn, Devereux Bowly , approached Tim about opening a restaurant in the inn, he jumped at the oppor-tunity, and he opened Timothy’s At Gordon Beach Inn on May 21st, 2001. This summer will be his 16th sum-mer “in the house.” Tim sums his philosophy for both food and business as “Simple and straight forward.” He’s the real deal, telling us he will “Always use the finest and freshest ingredients possible, nothing less.” He thoroughly enjoys creating flavors that contrast, but at the same time, complement one another. He also loves to combine textures and colors and always pays very special attention to the presentation of every meal. His philosophy also says, “Take care of your customers; good service is just as important to a restaurant’s suc-cess as the food it serves.” Timothy’s Mardi Gras cele-bration began this past Wednesday, January 13th and will run through the season right up to February 6th. It will feature such legendary offerings as Fried Green Tomatoes , Warm Crawfish Dip , Red Beans & Rice , Boiled Crawfish , Gumbo Ya Ya , Crawfish Etoufee , Blackened Shrimp Jambalaya , Blackened Redfish , Beignets , and King Cake . You’ll find Timothy’s Restaurant inside the Gordon Beach Inn at 16220 Lakeshore Road in Union Pier. The historic inn was built in 1920 and renovated in 1992 when artisans were brought in to hand-stencil the walls, corridors and ceil-ing with designs based on botanical themes and local Native American patterns. That artistic detail adds to the warm and distinctive atmosphere of the inn and restaurant. The lobby of the inn welcomes guests with a warm stone fireplace and serves as the Copper Top Lounge for Timothy’s. The restaurant itself also fea-tures a warm stone fireplace, a full bar, and two outside porches for summertime dining. You can make reserva-tions for dining at Timothy’s by calling 1-269-469-ANNUAL FLOOR GREA G REA R EA E AT A T SELECTION! S E L E C CTION! T IO I O N! N ! $OOVDOHVÀQDO We are happy to help! Come in for the fun of it! Come in and see Jack! DISCOUNTS ON ACCESSORIES & FLOOR SAMPLES GREAT PRICES TO MAKE YOUR HOME AMAZING! 613 Broad St., St. Joseph, Michigan • 269-983-7774 • www.harbortowninteriors.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 • Bridal Guide • Great Clips • Harbor Freight Tool Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 8

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

The early influence of the seaside Florida town where Tim Sizer earned his stripes as a culinary genius is still prevalent in his burgeoning career and will be in full evidence for the next month as his 15-year old lakeside enterprise, Timothy’s Restaurant in the Gordon Beach Inn at Union Pier celebrates with a full-tilt Mardi Gras menu. Mardi Gras carnivals began this past week in New Orleans and Timothy’s will enter his sixteenth season in Harbor Country featuring an entire menu based on traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras fare. He is having live crawfish flown in regularly along with red fish, King cake and more. It’s a culinary style he is intimately familiar with inasmuch as the first eleven years of his career were spent preparing such delights in Atlantic Beach, Florida, a seaside town near Jacksonville. After earning his degree in the culinary arts in 1985 from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, Tim settled into the kitchen of The Ragtime Inn & Seafood Grille in Atlantic Beach, a premier restaurant destination there. Ultimately he worked his way up to the position of there, and in 1995, was selected by its owners to set up and run the kitchen of a new, and eventually equally successful, property in nearby St. Augustine called the A1A Aleworks. In 1997, Mr. Sizer returned to his hometown area of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor for his role as Executive Chef at the new Lighthouse Depot & Brew Pub and subsequently held similar positions at Miller’s Country House in Union Pier and the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana. Early in 2001, when the owner of the Gordon Beach Inn, Devereux Bowly, approached Tim about opening a restaurant in the inn, he jumped at the opportunity, and he opened Timothy’s At Gordon Beach Inn on May 21st, 2001. This summer will be his 16th summer “in the house.” Tim sums his philosophy for both food and business as “Simple and straight forward.” He’s the real deal, telling us he will “Always use the finest and freshest ingredients possible, nothing less.” He thoroughly enjoys creating flavors that contrast, but at the same time, complement one another. He also loves to combine textures and colors and always pays very special attention to the presentation of every meal. His philosophy also says, “Take care of your customers; good service is just as important to a restaurant’s success as the food it serves.” Timothy’s Mardi Gras celebration began this past Wednesday, January 13th and will run through the season right up to February 6th. It will feature such legendary offerings as Fried Green Tomatoes, Warm Crawfish Dip, Red Beans & Rice, Boiled Crawfish, Gumbo Ya Ya, Crawfish Etoufee, Blackened Shrimp Jambalaya, Blackened Redfish, Beignets, and King Cake. You’ll find Timothy’s Restaurant inside the Gordon Beach Inn at 16220 Lakeshore Road in Union Pier. The historic inn was built in 1920 and renovated in 1992 when artisans were brought in to hand-stencil the walls, corridors and ceiling with designs based on botanical themes and local Native American patterns. That artistic detail adds to the warm and distinctive atmosphere of the inn and restaurant. The lobby of the inn welcomes guests with a warm stone fireplace and serves as the Copper Top Lounge for Timothy’s. The restaurant itself also features a warm stone fireplace, a full bar, and two outside porches for summertime dining. You can make reservations for dining at Timothy’s by calling 1-269-469- 0900. Dinner is served Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm...and Sundays from 6pm to 9pm. As Tim celebrates the Mardi Gras season and prepares for his sweet sixteenth summer on the shore, he reminds us all of the mantra that he lives by and bases his business on: “Eating should be one of the great joys in life. At Timothy’s, our goal is to fulfill that promise. We want you to leave having had a wonderful dining experience... and wanting to come back!” There’s little doubt Tim has hit a home run in that regard, as fans, regular customers and new arrivals have enjoyed his culinary magic for 15 consecutive years and eagerly look forward to his sixteenth with a healthy appetite ready to go.

The last of the egg nog has been poured, the Christmas cookies have finally disappeared, and so has the view of your belt. The traditional post-holiday stress of getting back into shape can be much easier to tackle with the assistance of a professional team like the crew at Lakeland Nutrition Counseling and their colleagues at Lakeland Orthopedic Physical Therapy. They hope you will “flip” for their upcoming program to help regain some sense of normality. The two Lakeland Health units are scheduling a new set of classes for their Fitness & Lifestyle Improvement Plan -- or FLIP for short. The program is designed to help participants learn how good nutrition and exercise can help create a solution for successful weight management. Classes for the 8-week FLIP program will take place from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesdays from January 20th through March 9th, and will be held in the Pharmacy Conference Room at the Center for Outpatient Services at 3900 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph. FLIP is led by experienced experts in the field of weight management. The program cost is $250 and includes the following: A two-month fitness membership... Pre- and post-program assessment of weight, body composition, girth measurement, blood pressure, and cardiovascular fitness...Eight-week hands-on nutrition education classes...Proven techniques to help foster a healthy relationship with food...Personalized exercise prescription and meal plans that promote maximum body fat loss...Complimentary FLIP support groups upon completion of the program. Space in FLIP is limited, and pre-registration in advance is required. For more information or to register, call 269-556-7171. Visit www.LakelandHealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events. If, by the way, all of the egg nog and Christmas cookies are not gone yet...you might want to get rid of them now, before the classes start!

Self-employed people everywhere are faced with the prospect of working alone at home the majority of their time or taking their “show” on the road when possible. In most larger cities, coworking spaces are available that cater to their need for an occasional desk or a bit of brainstorming with fellow creative types. Until now, self-employed people, sometimes referred to as solopreneurs -- as in solo entrepreneurs -- have either been stuck with home turf or hopping from cafe to cafe to capitalize on WiFi access and occasional idea generation. Now comes Seth Haley, accomplished photographer, videographer and self-proclaimed solopreneur in his own right. You might recognize Seth’s name from several stories I’ve shared with you in the past year or so regarding some of his amazing work including aerial photography shot from drones over the ice floes of Lake Michigan. He is a first-class artist with a wide range of talent. Seth has a new project stimulated by his own desire to be a part of coworking opportunities. Having worked in major cities where coworking sites are considerably more common, Seth is creating DwellersCoworking in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Over the past year or two, a few local creatives have joined Seth once a week in local cafes to chat with one another, work together and do a little brainstorming. Haley decided it’s time to kick that up a notch to the next level through creation of a space dedicated to bringing people together in a way that allows creativity to flow. It’s largely up to each individual involved to imagine what creative outlet that takes whether it be photography, film, music, design, writing, or whatever. Haley’s new project, DwellersCoworking recognizes that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than alone. The new coworking space at 140 Fifth Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District offers members a collaborative work environment that shares resources and ideas. Haley insists that DwellersCoworking is “more than a desk.” He tells me that his plan “is about collaboration and inspiring others.” He adds, “Members of our coworking space will get more than just desk space.

They will benefit from a creative environment, shared skills, an expanded network of professionals, and a community of creatives.” He says the workspace will be a key resource in enabling each player to inspire creative thinking habits. Haley anticipates members of the new coworking habitat to be entrepreneurs, web designers, independent business owners, artists, writers, photographers and other professionals with non-traditional office needs. If you like the sound of the opportunity, visit DwellersCoworking online at the link provided below and use the “Sign me up” area to get in touch. Coworkers will have the opportunity to join in for a day, weekly or even full time in the space behind the former home to The Ideal Place, across from ARS Gallery just off of Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. If you’d like to see the place, they’re scheduling an Open House for 11am on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 and everyone is welcome to stop by. If you have questions, you can reach Seth Haley by email at DwellersCoworking@ gmail.com. Here’s the link to DwellersCoworking: www.DwellersCoworking.com

The anxiety of being sleepless in Seattle was one thing, but not having a Sprint presence in St. Joseph was sometimes just as aggravating for cell phone aficionados of the Sprint persuasion until last month. Sprint customers can now be Wireless in St. Joseph thanks to the arrival on the scene of Wireless Land St. Joseph, a new establishment in the Panera Plaza at I-94 and Niles Road in St. Joseph Charter Township. Wireless Land Store Manager Justin Arthur sliced through the bright red ribbon with the oversized scissors of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce recently to welcome residents, customers and friends to the world of Sprint next door to Five Guys Burgers & Fries. The store has actually been up and running for a couple of months, but celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening once systems were fully operational at the new store at 3260 Niles Road. It marks the third regional location for Wireless Land, a local small family business in Michigan first established in 2000 with the drive to serve all of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Other Sprintauthorized retailers under the Wireless Land brand are in Benton Charter Township and in Niles. During the ribbon cutting ceremony Arthur told chamber members and friends his company has selected the Panera Plaza location “Because we felt that this was a market that has been neglected, and we decided we need to serve the local residents in St. Joe with our best value in wireless.” He added, “It’s time that St. Joseph can have this opportunity.” The Sprint retailer, which is currently offering to beat any competitor’s pricing by cutting bills in half, offers family plans at $120 and unlimited data plans for $70 per month.

Current hours of operation are from 9am until 8pm Monday through Friday, with Saturday hours from 10am until 7pm and Sundays from noon until 5pm. Mr. Arthur is Store Manager and he has one other fulltime employee and two part-timers, and continues to accept applications for employment. The phone number for the new wireless server is 269-408-1071.

Even students on Christmas break love hearing good news about their work, and that was the case recently with word from the Michigan Credit Union League about a major award for students engaged in the work of Honor Credit Union’s Student Credit Union program. While the first half of the 2015/16 school year was wrapping up, the Honor Credit Union’s Student Credit Union program got off to an award-winning school year. Through hard work and dedication to the communities they serve, and to education as a whole, Honor Credit Union has been awarded First Place in the Alphonse Dejardins Award. That award recognizes credit union efforts to teach financial concepts and skills to members and non-members in the youth and adult categories. Honor was selected as the first place winner of this award for their outstanding Student Credit Union program. The Credit Union currently has 12 student credit unions in place. The in-school credit unions are completely run by students, for students. Under the supervision of Honor branch teams, Student Credit Unions promote life skills, financial literacy, and responsibility, all while showing kids how easy and fun saving money can be. Being awarded the Desjardins Award proves all of that hard work and dedication to education has not gone unnoticed. As the first place winner at the state level, Honor’s application will now be reviewed by the Credit Union National Association at the national level.

That’s a wrap 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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