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S of St. Joseph Sale Dates: June 13 Thru June 19, 2010 Sale Price Effective Monday, June 14 through Sunday, June 20 PATER Moody on The Market Pat Moody With summer due to officially get under- way a little more than a week from now, interest begins to really peak for those who would love to get into the spirit of the season by enjoying the season in their own lakefront cottage. Well, Realtor Brenda Regan and some of her col- leagues will help maximize that opportunity today, Saturday, June 12th from noon until 3pm with a host of Open Houses inside at least seven lakefront homes in the Sister Lakes region. Four of the homes on display will be on Magician Lake, including homes at 63345 Lakeshore Drive, 62583 CR-687, 31464 Hemlock Island Drive, and 50598 Maple Island Road. Two of the homes ready for your inspec- tion are on Round Lake, including 93545 CR-690 and 68526 Hillside Drive. The final home on the route today is on Little Crooked Lake at 95631 CR-690. In addition to Brenda, who represents Attila Real Estate in St. Joseph, you will find Realtors Dave Springsteen of Springsteen Realty in Dowagiac, Mark Wortman of Crawford Group Sotheby’s International of New Buffalo, and both Carmen Fleischauer and Sheree Slott from Cressy & Everett Real Estate in Dowagiac. Open house maps will be located at each of the individual listings, or you can find them online at www.brendaregan.com/sisterlakesopenhouses. Incidentally, Holly Mantei from Lake Michigan Credit Union will be on hand to answer financing questions from interested buyers at the Round Lake home on CR-690, where they will be roasting hot dogs. Holly is also offering coupons for $250.00 off of clos- ing costs and a special 30-year fixed rate to qualified buyers of 4.75% (but as always, Continued on page 8 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Big Wheels Keep On Turning This second grader at Christ Lutheran School was "competing" in a road rally, part of a mini field day of fun. Photo by Chuck Strohacker, Principal Christ Lutheran School, Stevensville, MI 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. St. Joseph High School Dickenson Stadium www.LestWeForgetUSA.org June 12, 2010 Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on June 12, 2010

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With summer due to officially get underway a little more than a week from now, interest begins to really peak for those who would love to get into the spirit of the season by enjoying the season in their own lakefront cottage. Well, Realtor Brenda Regan and some of her colleagues will help maximize that opportunity today, Saturday, June 12th from noon until 3pm with a host of Open Houses inside at least seven lakefront homes in the Sister Lakes region. Four of the homes on display will be on Magician Lake, including homes at 63345 Lakeshore Drive, 62583 CR-687, 31464 Hemlock Island Drive, and 50598 Maple Island Road. Two of the homes ready for your inspection are on Round Lake, including 93545 CR-690 and 68526 Hillside Drive. The final home on the route today is on Little Crooked Lake at 95631 CR-690. In addition to Brenda, who represents Attila Real Estate in St. Joseph, you will find Realtors Dave Springsteen of Springsteen Realty in Dowagiac, Mark Wortman of Crawford Group Sotheby’s International of New Buffalo, and both Carmen Fleischauer and Sheree Slott from Cressy & Everett Real Estate in Dowagiac. Open house maps will be located at each of the individual listings, or you can find them online at www.brendaregan.com/sisterlakesopenhouses. Incidentally, Holly Mantei from Lake Michigan Credit Union will be on hand to answer financing questions from interested buyers at the Round Lake home on CR-690, where they will be roasting hot dogs. Holly is also offering coupons for $250.00 off of closing costs and a special 30-year fixed rate to qualified buyers of 4.75% (but as always, Rates are subject to change). Holly will also conduct a drawing in which four lucky visitors will win a $25-dollar LMCU Visa Card. If you have been searching for the ideal summer home, this could be your lucky weekend. Check it out.<br /> <br /> The Box Factory has a new café…the Culin’Arte Caffe. Serving European goodies made from scratch with tasty quiches, specialty sandwiches with Bit of Swiss breads, salads and more, you’ll find the crew in the house from 8am until 2pm Monday through Friday as well as two Friday evenings monthly, and on Saturday night concert nights. For more, go to www.caffeculinarte.com, or dial 983-1111.<br /> <br /> You’ll find them at 1101 Broad Street in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> Father’s Day is now just a week away… and my friends at Lest We Forget remind you that the Father’s Day weekend is the date for this year’s military tribute that they are so well known for. This year the event is being called “An American Veterans Tribute.” The event runs from this Thursday, June 17th through Sunday, June 20th at St. Joseph High School’s Dickenson Stadium. The main feature of this year’s tribute is a traveling replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. that is 80% of the original size of the memorial on the Washington Mall. A 10am opening ceremony on Thursday morning will launch the event, and the traveling wall opens to the public for the first time at 11am that day. From that point forward, the wall will be open for visitation around the clock until the closing ceremonies and retiring of the colors on Sunday afternoon at 3pm. In addition to the Wall, there are many additional memorials and tributes on the site, as well as varied events too numerous to list here. To learn more, go to www.LestWeForgetUSA.org. The full schedule of events is there so that you won’t miss a thing. These incredible men work diligently to bring these remarkable displays and remembrances to our community. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.<br /> <br /> To get us into a patriotic frame of mind for the military tributes, we would all do well to pay a visit this weekend to the Village of Three Oaks for their 58th Annual Flag Day Celebration. Things get underway with a pet contest at 10:30am this morning (Saturday, June 12th) but the highlight of the weekend is always Sunday afternoon’s massive parade, aptly dubbed “The World’s Largest Flag Day Parade” through downtown Three Oaks which will step off promptly at 3pm. It is an unforgettable red, white, and blue extravaganza in Harbor Country that continues to delight visitors from across the state and nation. In between the pet contest and the parade there are tons of things to do including a visit to the Three Oaks Farmer’s Market, the library’s annual big book sale, Art in the Park, softball and volleyball tournaments, the South Shore Concert Band, a pancake and sausage breakfast and more. The entire line up is available online at www.ThreeOaksVillage.org. It is great fun!<br /> <br /> They hosted a big party last night (June 11th) at the new location of 6-Degrees in downtown Benton Harbor which was sent my way too late to include in last week’s MailMax, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still get on down to check out Emergency Shelter Services up-cycle boutique and resale store outlet. Their mission is to reduce poverty, help end homelessness in Berrien County, and provide men and women with a comprehensive job training alternative that provides income, education, and teaches a multitude of skills. All proceeds from the sale of goods at 6-Degrees remain in the community through job training, fundraising for ESS, and employing workers from the Michigan Works! JET Program.<br /> <br /> You’ll find the new boutique at 510 W. Main Street. It is newer, much larger, and features a dedicated gallery and performance space to highlight local artists that up-cycle, recycle, and re-purpose while also keeping in line with the original mission to “keep it local!” Barely a block away from 6-Degrees on the opposite side of Main Street, Harbortown Café’s Kim Curley has great news for weekend dining fans. Her café is now open 7 days a week. You’ll find the crew in the house on Saturday and Sunday now from 8am until 2pm, and weekdays from 6am until 3pm.<br /> <br /> If you’re tired of mowing and weeding and tree-trimming, and car washing, and leaf blowing, and hedge-trimming, and house-painting, and…well, you know…all that other stuff that you have to do around the house seemingly every weekend…here’s someone to help! Deb Megna is the owner and operator of the new R&D Residential Cleaning and Maintenance Company of St. Joseph. Serving Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties, R&D specializes in environmentally friendly home cleaning.<br /> <br /> Deb recognizes that with the fast pace we all seem to be setting, and the busy schedules we all face, we all could use a little extra help. The nice thing is you don’t have to sign a big, hefty contract for Deb’s services. She will help you out weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or even just once-and-done, if that’s all that you need! Whether you need help power-washing, cupboard cleaning, window washing, pool vacuuming, grocery shopping, errand running…you name it…R&D is ready to help. You can reach Ms. Megna at 269-369-5739 or by email at randdcleaning@yahoo.com. The company is licensed and insured for your safety, and no job is too big or too small to be handled.<br /> <br /> It’s nice to be able to help a new business like Deb’s get underway, especially since arriving in the middle of the year, the phone book is not a resource at all until the new one is issued in the fall. Sometimes, the worst happens, as was the case for Melanie Findlay of Benton Harbor who has been in business for years now under the name Paws and Effects at 635 W. Napier Avenue. This year, for whatever reason, she was inadvertently left out of both the white pages and the yellow pages of the phone book and it has had a debilitating effect on new client opportunities. Her number is 925-2961. By being left out of the book, she also lost her top spot among Internet searches, too. So, please know that Melanie is still alive and well and grooming animals every Tuesday through Friday from 8:30am until 4pm and Saturdays from 8 until 1. She welcomes new dogs for pet styling all the time.<br /> <br /> The expansion of the St. Joe Farmer’s Market this past weekend introduced a new kid on the block in the form of Marla Shureb’s Old Fashioned Family Popcorn Wagon. Look for her next to the cannon atop the bluff, as well as at many school functions, Relay for Life, graduation parties, fund raisers and more. Marla has been in the area for 23 years now , and she is the 4th generation to run the colorful red and white wagon which features their secret trademark recipe for French Fried Popcorn! Once you’ve checked out their great product at the market, you might be inclined to hire Marla for your own event. You can reach her at 429-2712 to learn more. Whether it’s a neighborhood block party, a children’s birthday party, a church event…whatever…check it out for yourself.<br /> <br /> I don’t know how he does at popcorn, but Y-Country’s Wild Bill hopes to exhibit his grilling prowess today (Saturday, June 12th) between 11am and 1pm during Pater True Value’s Grill Crazy Tent Sale. Wild Bill goes up against Andy from Mr. Goody’s in a Grill Off event during the big tent sale. The best part is we, the audience, get free hamburgers and hot dogs compliments of Roger’s Foodland, and samples of the Gourmet Grill Faire. Check out the area’s largest selection of Weber Grills, sale prices, and a whole lot more. Pater True Value is at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> If a more exotic line-up of meats is what it takes to get your engine running, Jim Gray has asked me to remind you of Garry Zick and his Zick’s Specialty Meats in downtown Berrien Springs. Garry’s dad, Harry, used to own the forerunner to Roger’s when it was called Zick’s Grocery. Garry is a regular provider to the Cabela’s Outfitter Stores throughout the country for his “Zick Sticks,” which are exotic jerkys ranging from beef and alligator to kangaroo, elk, ostrich and more. He also provides a range of high-quality meats for your own grill from steaks and burgers to brats and more.<br /> <br /> Now, as an avid fly-fisherman who recognizes that people travel from all over the country to fish sections of the St. Joe River, Garry has begun selling fly-fishing gear including rods, flies, waders and things right out of his popular store in Berrien Springs. There’s a wealth of great stories to be heard. Stop in for yourself.<br /> <br /> Or call for details at 471-7121.<br /> <br /> For more than 16-years, Ibba Glaske was the elementary art teacher for the St. Joseph Public Schools. Today is the final day of a 2-day Estate Sale featuring the sale of her paintings and art work, including many collectibles and the contents of her home, office, workshop and rally stage. The sale started yesterday (Friday, June 11th) and continues from 9am until 4pm today at the Teenarena at 1530 Ogden Avenue in Benton Harbor. You can learn more by calling 925-1357.<br /> <br /> Also on the art scene, Harbor Country’s Burnison Galleries has welcomed an unusual collection of late 19th and 20th century soapstone carved portraits. Judi Burnison tells me that it is a collection of Inuit Eskimo Carvings of Native Animal and Human Studies. You can find the gallery at 15460 Red Arrow Highway in Lakeside. For more information, you can call 469-1141.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids! Have a great weekend…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

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