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Sale Dates: May 16 Thru May 22, 2010 of St. Joseph Sale Price Effective Monday, May 17 through Sunday, May 23 Celebration Movie Guide ...Pg 9 Moody on The Market Pat Moody What if you could literally have it all for a loved one by way of a new Assisted Living Facility situated on a quiet two-lane roadway surrounded by fields in the middle of residen- tial neighborhoods, yet still very close to res- taurants, shopping centers, entertainment, the wonders of Lake Michigan, and with easy access to I-94? Well…a quick visit during an upcoming open house opportunity may very well provide the answer to you in the form of Serenity Shore of Stevensville. Owned and soon to be operated by Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Saverus, Serenity Shore is due to officially open for business on Friday, May 21st. Serenity Shore is a state-licensed, wheel chair accessible home for 20 residents serving both men and women aged 18 and older. The Saverus family shares a combined 30-years of experience in geriatric nursing and providing assisted living services for the community. Both are registered nurses, and their staff is dedicated to providing quality care in a safe, tranquil, and friendly environment designed to feel is if you were walking into the home of a family member. You will have the opportu- nity to take a look at Serenity Shore on Friday, May 28th from 1pm until 5pm at their new center located at 1883 W. Glenlord Road in Stevensville. You can also learn more by pointing your Internet browser to www.serenity-shore.org or by calling 269- 408-8547. The Saverus family has a goal to alleviate your worries about a loved one who needs care throughout the day when you can- not provide that care for them. Congratulations, and welcome Serenity Shore! Continued on page 8 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Jump Start Summer CJ Smith of St. Joseph enjoys an early dip in the lake at Silver Beach. She got cold feet when she felt the under toe. Photo by J Smith 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: MAILSUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. SUMMER SECTION May 15, 2010 Look Inside for the Annual Call today for your FREE SCREENING Eligibility Appointment! Save your gas money! Our doctors are local, experts in their field and provide personalized care in a comfortable atmosphere. F 0% Available For 12 Months! inancing www.greateyecare.com FREE Wi Fi in St. Joseph 2848 Niles Road • St. Joseph • 269-428-3300 x 298 or 299 Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 15, 2010

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What if you could literally have it all for a loved one by way of a new Assisted Living Facility situated on a quiet two-lane roadway surrounded by fields in the middle of residential neighborhoods, yet still very close to restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment, the wonders of Lake Michigan, and with easy access to I-94? Well…a quick visit during an upcoming open house opportunity may very well provide the answer to you in the form of Serenity Shore of Stevensville. Owned and soon to be operated by Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Saverus, Serenity Shore is due to officially open for business on Friday, May 21st.<br /> <br /> Serenity Shore is a state-licensed, wheel chair accessible home for 20 residents serving both men and women aged 18 and older. The Saverus family shares a combined 30-years of experience in geriatric nursing and providing assisted living services for the community.<br /> <br /> Both are registered nurses, and their staff is dedicated to providing quality care in a safe, tranquil, and friendly environment designed to feel is if you were walking into the home of a family member. You will have the opportunity to take a look at Serenity Shore on Friday, May 28th from 1pm until 5pm at their new center located at 1883 W. Glenlord Road in Stevensville. You can also learn more by pointing your Internet browser to www.serenity-shore.org or by calling 269- 408-8547. The Saverus family has a goal to alleviate your worries about a loved one who needs care throughout the day when you cannot provide that care for them. Congratulations, and welcome Serenity Shore!<br /> <br /> MOODY Continued from page 1 A couple of miles on down the road apiece from Glenlord Road, the folks at The Baymont Inn of Stevensville are churning up the dust as they have begun construction on a new indoor swimming pool at the property just off of I-94 and Red Arrow Highway. Management at the inn tells me that the new pool should be ready for use by sometime in July if construction schedules move along smoothly. Just one more amenity for the popular lodge as they come into the busy season.<br /> <br /> Speaking of swimming pools, Bryce Hallock and Larry Woodhams have been employed in the local pool industry for years now, but never before have they been in that business for themselves. That has all changed with the arrival of their new business called Pool Tech. Hallock and Woodhams are now on their own, and stand ready to conduct pool openings, weekly maintenance, and (naturally) pool closings at the end of the season. The guys also sell pool liners, chemicals (which they will deliver right to your home for you), and will construct a new pool for you as well. They’ve been busy around town with postcards, door-hangers, and they even posted a $150 coupon in this year’s Superbook. You can reach Bryce and Larry at their headquarters in Berrien Springs by dialing 269-487-8550. Welcome to the world of owning your own business, guys! Best of luck with your new venture.<br /> <br /> Bob & Linda Wagner launched Flowerland on Napier Avenue across from the Orchards Mall almost before there was an Orchards Mall.<br /> <br /> Now, more than 30-years later, they are celebrating the complete renovation of their colorful corner by officially opening for the new growing season this past week. Following weeks of tough labor, the center has been completely made over with new wider aisles and an even bigger selection of flowers. From potted plants and planters to geraniums, zinnias and a gazillion more, Flowerland has something for virtually any taste or style. The Wagner’s also offer a high-quality selection of vegetables and herbs. Additionally, they relocated their parking lot to the rear of the garden center so there’s more room to park than ever before. You’ll find Flowerland, as always, at 1261 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> Believe me…you can’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Our friends at Riverwood Center have been hard at work for several months now converting a former data processing center for local banks in downtown St. Joseph into a couple of retail centers along Main Street, the first of which has formally opened for business. Kaffe de Art is now serving lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, and naturally a good old fashioned cup of coffee at 301 Main Street, next door to the newly opened campaign office for Al Pscholka in his bid to become State Representative to the 79th District. The new coffee shop is operated by the mental health agency’s New Beginnings program, and staffed by clients of that program. You can also find treats like bagels and muffins, yogurt and granola, and other assorted pastries. The members of the program will also soon be staffing the slot next door called 2nd Impressions. That shop is a consignment shop slated to open for business sometime next month. The program had previously been called Crossroads when it was located along Pipestone Road in Benton Township, where they staffed an in-house thrift shop. The consignment shop is expected to offer men’s, women’s and children’s clothing on a consignment basis, along with infant clothing, shoes and other accessories.<br /> <br /> The recent departure of Script’s Pharmacy in Royalton Township was a blow to the shopping center that is anchored by Roger’s Foodland, but that gap will apparently soon be filled right inside Roger’s, according to plans by the Seely family. Roger and his wife Pam and their daughter Rachel Bernard are the owners of the popular grocery store along Hollywood Road. They are currently in the process of rearranging portions of the store to make room for an in-store pharmacy design, as well as a dramatic expansion of their wine department. Look for the pharmacy to be up and running by sometime in late July or the first part of August according to Store Director Zac Bernard, who is Rachel’s husband.<br /> <br /> You may recall that I told you about the short-term closure of a local car wash operation due to some unforeseen issues that the owners were forced to deal with. I also promised you that I’d let you know when the shop was up and running once again. Well, that day has arrived.<br /> <br /> Harbor Wash Car Wash at 1949 Mall Place is once again open for business, and ready to help get the road grime off of your vehicles. Same faces, same great service as always, and the crew would like to say thank you for your patience during the brief shutdown. Look for self-serve specials to welcome you back into the fold. Harbor Wash is located in the center of action between Meijer and the Mall, across from the Secretary of State’s license bureau offices in Benton Township.<br /> <br /> Salon Salon & Day Spa at 511 Ship Street in downtown St. Joe is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in business this month. As a result, the entire month of May has been declared Customer Appreciation Month, offering economy buster savings of 20% on all services, products, and gift certificates. In fact, they will conduct weekly drawings for free spa services with any purchase made. Salon Salon’s crew is in the house every Monday through Saturday, and you can dial them up at 983-2202 to schedule your appointment today. Or, for that matter, you can just swing by and celebrate with the girls, as all new clients and walk-ins are welcome.<br /> <br /> Happy Anniversary, gang! Keep up the great work!<br /> <br /> Barely a block away from Salon Salon, Waterfront Framing & Fine Art has turned another year older. Diane and Ned Wollenslegel have been at it since spring of 2001, piecing together great memories for folks who bring in their treasures to be framed and showcased. In celebration of their anniversary, they will be offering a 20% savings on framing projects as well as on art that they have in their shop both framed and unframed. It’s perfect timing for graduation and family photos, father’s day, artwork, memorabilia and beyond. That promotion begins on Monday, May 17th and will run through the balance of the month. Check it out for yourself at 606 Ship Street in downtown St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> There are a couple of big Relay for Life events on the block soon, so pull out your social calendar, and get ready to mark them down.<br /> <br /> First of all, my friend Julie Beck is teeing up the 2nd Annual Big Mak’s Tractor Fun Run on Saturday, June 12th. The Relay team, Township Terminators will host this classic event which gets started at the Rocky Weed Soccer Complex in Stevensville, and motors through the countryside. Only the first 100 tractors will be allowed into this great run, and you can learn more at www.lctberrien.org. Meanwhile, Team Mamma Mia’s Dahli Lamas will host a Spaghetti Dinner, on Sunday, May 23rd from 4 until 7pm at The Lakeview Inn at Sister Lakes in Dowagiac. $7 bucks gains you access to the pizza and pasta bar, garlic bread, salad and dessert. The price is $4 for kids 10-and-under. There will be door prizes, too…so call 876-9071 to learn more.<br /> <br /> The question later this week will rage on everybody’s lips: “Who let the dogs out?” The answer will be quite simple: The City of St. Joseph! This coming Friday, May 21st, from 5pm until 9pm the city will unveil this summer’s public art project, Hot Diggity Dogs! The artists themselves will conduct a mass unveiling all throughout the central business district as the project comes to life under the sponsorship of Abonmarche Consultants. There will be lots of free “Artist Bucks” for you to spend in local stores that night…some great photo opportunities and more.<br /> <br /> In celebration of the Hot Diggity Dogs unveiling, FuzzyButz Pet Bakery will host a Grand Re-Opening at their new location at 306 State Street in downtown St. Joe. Also hosting Grand Re-Openings that night will be EVE Boutique, and the new offices of St. Joseph Today and Welcome Center. FuzzyButz will offer Chocolate Chunk cookies for 500 people and Cherry Beer Biscuits for their fuzzy friends.<br /> <br /> You are also invited to enter your dog in their “Best Beach Dog” costume contest. Dress your pup in his finest beach wear for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Judging will take place at 6:30 on the stage in front of the Harbor Shores Resort Center Offices. The city will hand out Frisbees to the first 250 people and balloons to the first 500. The Welcome Center Will host a silent auction to help raise funds for more downtown events this summer, and cake for the first 500 people. It will be a night to remember, so get downtown and check it all out.<br /> <br /> The St. Joe Bears Football “Golf Outing” has been registering players for an outing at Berrien Hills Golf Club on Friday, June 11th at 1pm. It’s a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start followed by dinner and commentary by the coach on the upcoming season. Bret Witkowski will serve as MC for the night. Sign up now, or at least learn more online at www.stjoefootball.com. You can also call Steve Rush at 429-8291.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a super week, and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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