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Sale Price Effective Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27 of St. Joseph Sale Dates: June 20 Thru June 26, 2010 atHOME Real Estate Guide The Helpful Place CLASSIFIEDS Pages 13-18 Moody on The Market Pat Moody Ethnic food lovers will be ecstatic to learn of another new dining option in Michigan’s Great Southwest, and they’ll be equally delighted to learn that the offering comes not only from people they already know and love, but it is all right in the center of the action in the heart of downtown St. Joseph. Introducing: Cassava’s Latin American Restaurant on the second floor of what has been known for years as the St. Joseph Elks Lodge. That space, at 518 Broad Street, just off the major crossroads at the center of St. Joe’s central business district, is now owned by Edgewater Development principals Ron Schults and Ron Raade. The restaurant, however, is owned and operat- ed by the crew from Cravings Catering. You might recall that I told you around Christmas time about Chef Eduardo and Tracy Boyd and their entire cast and crew because of rumors running through the community that they were getting out of business and the like. As I told you then, it wasn’t true, it was just that the building they leased space in along Red Arrow Highway had been placed onto the real estate market. Well, they’ve solved that entire issue now, by moving Cravings Catering lock, stock and barrel to the second floor at the former Elks Lodge. The real excitement for them is that now, their catering business will still provide off-site catering for whatever occasion you need them to gear up for, but they also have an on-site catering facility called Cravings Conference & Banquet Facility! Clearly these kids are ready to rock n’ roll, with off-site catering, on- site hosting, and now the all new Cassava Latin American Restaurant. You’ll find the Continued on page 10 Automotive Market Place ..Pg 15 ..Pg 11 BUY OUR BEEF   Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com United We Stand Young patriots Andriejus, Aleksandra and Anika take part in a Lest We Forget event. This weekend, visit the tribute at St. Joseph High School. Photo by Jen Gaska 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: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. KAMINSKI FARMS  June 19, 2010 OUR MEAT IS: Farm Fresh & All Natural. No added hormones or steroids. CORN FED for great flavor & marbling. Pork - Lamb -Chicken Available   Call for Retail Store Hours \UE \UE \UE F 0% Available For 12 Months! inancing   \UE Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on June 19, 2010

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Ethnic food lovers will be ecstatic to learn of another new dining option in Michigan’s Great Southwest, and they’ll be equally delighted to learn that the offering comes not only from people they already know and love, but it is all right in the center of the action in the heart of downtown St. Joseph. Introducing: Cassava’s Latin American Restaurant on the second floor of what has been known for years as the St. Joseph Elks Lodge. That space, at 518 Broad Street, just off the major crossroads at the center of St. Joe’s central business district, is now owned by Edgewater Development principals Ron Schults and Ron Raade.<br /> <br /> The restaurant, however, is owned and operated by the crew from Cravings Catering. You might recall that I told you around Christmas time about Chef Eduardo and Tracy Boyd and their entire cast and crew because of rumors running through the community that they were getting out of business and the like.<br /> <br /> As I told you then, it wasn’t true, it was just that the building they leased space in along Red Arrow Highway had been placed onto the real estate market. Well, they’ve solved that entire issue now, by moving Cravings Catering lock, stock and barrel to the second floor at the former Elks Lodge. The real excitement for them is that now, their catering business will still provide off-site catering for whatever occasion you need them to gear up for, but they also have an on-site catering facility called Cravings Conference & Banquet Facility! Clearly these kids are ready to rock n’ roll, with off-site catering, onsite hosting, and now the all new Cassava Latin American Restaurant. You’ll find the Restaurant open for business Monday through Wednesday for dinner hours from 5pm until l0pm. Then, on Thursday through Saturday they are in the house for both lunch and dinner, with hours of 11am until 10pm. Sunday lunch and dinner will carry you from 11am until 9pm. Chef Eduardo’s Latin flair for the fresh and flavorful tees up a tremendous menu of delicious dishes, including a build-your-own pasta dish opportunity. Lunches will average 9-or-10 bucks for the most part with offerings from fried perch sandwiches to burgers and cheeseburgers…from cilantro chicken breasts to Cuban pulled pork, and more. The dinner menu is pretty extensive with appetizers like crab cakes and pork empanadas, salads in both side and entrée versions, soups and ceviches, and nearly 20 varied entrees from chicken and duck to steaks, pork, lamb chops, seafood, pastas, and paellas. You’ll also find a short children’s menu for kids 10 and under. Cassava has been open for business for just about a week now, so be among the first to check it out and tell your friends, too. Congratulations, and best of luck in your new venture downtown.<br /> <br /> Speaking of restaurants, Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuit fans have their Stevensville fix back up and running, and there’s a very familiar face behind the counter. Roger Reddel is the new manager for Popeye’s at 2615 Marquette Woods Road in Stevensville.<br /> <br /> Owner Lou Dominion had closed the popular restaurant for remodeling late last winter, but now they are back open for business and they’ve added some great new menu items and special prices as well. Reddel is a long-tim well known businessman in the community Who owned and operated both Reddel Travel & Tours and Dunkin’ Donuts in Southtown St. Joseph for many years. Welcome back Roger, welcome back Lou, and welcome back Popeye’s of Stevensville!<br /> <br /> Looks like a few small hitches in the giddy- up have briefly delayed the opening of the new Sweet Seasons Orchards-Silver Beach in the heart of downtown St. Joe. A few setbacks in the delivery of some of the equipment necessary to launch the fresh produce store in the 300 block of State Street, have pushed back the planned opening for owners Scott & Rebecca Blodgett. The couple had targeted an opening for this weekend, but that’s getting pushed back to around the end of the month at this point. Many of their products and appliances are arriving daily, so they are very eager to get the doors opened and geared up to welcome you into the store, but we’ll keep you posted as they continue their progress toward a summer start up in the space that formerly housed EVE Boutique which recently moved across the street to new larger quarters for that outstanding women’s clothing store. Stay tuned for the impending arrival at 319 State Street downtown.<br /> <br /> One of Scott and Rebecca’s neighbors, Forever Books, would like to see your smiling face this coming Monday evening at 7:30pm when they play host to a book signing by author Jonathan Eig. Mr. Eig will deliver a brief talk and present a reading from his true crime book, Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster. The book received a starred review in Publisher Weekly, and Jonathan is pumped up to tell you his exciting story. He is a former writer and editor for the Chicago bureau of The Wall Street Journal, and former executive editor of Chicago Magazine. Eig has also penned two highly acclaimed New York Times best sellers about Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson. Don’t miss this exciting face-toface opportunity with a world class writer right here in your own hometown. Forever Books is located at 312 State Street in downtown St. Joe.<br /> <br /> Happy Father’s Day this weekend to dads and grandfathers everywhere. The folks at Bridgman Family Dental Care and Pike Funeral Home hope that you’ll reserve a little face time with dad at their upcoming Red Arrow Run Car Show in concert with Celebrate Bridgman Days on Saturday, July 10th. The popular car show runs from 9am until 3pm that day in the parking lots for both businesses at 9151 Red Arrow Highway.<br /> <br /> Following the show, the exhibitors will drive from the show site down Lake Street as a part of the Celebrate Bridgman Parade at 3pm.<br /> <br /> Cars of all decades are welcome for a minimal entry fee, while admission to the public is always free. It’s a lot like a gigantic block party as friends and family visit with one another and reminisce about their first cars, and share stories with everyone. It’s literally history on display. You can learn more online at www.redarrowrun.com. Next weekend you have the opportunity to enjoy a ride of a different sort, in the form of the 6th Annual Motorcycle Ride to Benefit the Athletes of Special Olympics Michigan Area 17, which includes all of the tri-county area of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren. You are invited to “Come Ride for the Gold,” on Saturday, June 26th at the FOP Lodge #96 in St. Joe. Registration gets underway that day at 10:30 and the ride starts at noon. Cost is just $15 per person or $20 per couple. Key players in the event who have helped to make it happen include Rogers Foodland, Country Kitchen Catering, Popeye’s of Benton Harbor, Coloma Frozen Foods, Laser Graphics, the St. Joe and Coloma FOP lodges, and many other community supporters.<br /> <br /> You’ll find the lodge at 2665 Niles Road in St. Joe, and your entry fee is taxdeductible.<br /> <br /> The rain date, in case of bad weather, is a day later on Sunday the 27th.<br /> <br /> Lots of fun, food and door prizes following the ride at the lodge. Heather Loggains would appreciate your support.<br /> <br /> Our friends and neighbors in the Village of Baroda are just days away from the launch of a new season of Music in the Park. The first of three summer concerts will take place next weekend on June 27th at 4pm when Uphill Climb Bluegrass fires up their classic bluegrass gospel music in the Baroda Village Park with entrances off of both Fourth Street and Lemon Creek Road. Uphill Climb features traditional harmonies and lyrics with spiritual roots that reach back to the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee. Other concerts to get onto your calendar include the July 25th concert featuring Bob Flood, and the August 22nd event featuring Chuck & Nino. Enjoy the casual country charm of the Village of Baroda this summer.<br /> <br /> So you’ve been bragging for years about your prowess behind the grill? Well, it’s time to put your feet to the fire, kids…by considering entry into The College Football Hall of Fame’s 16th Enshrinement Festival Ribs Cook-Off! Coming July 16th and 17th both amateurs and professionals are invited to strut their stuff in the highly competitive cook-off.<br /> <br /> Last year they had 20-competitors chasing up to $600 in cash and prizes along with trophies in each category. Jean Hill is the Executive Assistant for the Hall of Fame, and she can answer your questions at 574-235-5520 or by e-mail at jean.hill@collegefootball.org. Here’s your chance to shine with some high profile publicity regarding your grilling talents!<br /> <br /> Speaking of museums, one of our own here in Berrien County is hoping to retain your support at the August Ballot Box. In 2006 local voters said yes to a vibrant and wellpreserved heritage in the form of a special millage for the North Berrien Historical Society. That millage is up for renewal, and Executive Director Alex Gates has done a remarkable job of putting your dollars to excellent use. Remember to Vote Yes on the millage renewal on August 3rd.<br /> <br /> The partners in Harbor Shores are doing something very special this summer to celebrate the transformational milestones being reached by providing a 7-day a week free shuttle bus service connecting the neighborhoods of Benton Harbor with Jean Klock Park. “The Jean Klock Express” will run a continuous loop of 16 stops in the Benton Harbor community in partnership with Dial-a- Ride. Service began over the Memorial Day weekend and will continue through Labor Day. Employing normal Dial a Ride rules, all riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The loop will start at Calvin Britain Elementary and end at Jean Klock Park with additional stops at Benton Harbor High, McCord School, Morton Hill, The Boys and Girls Club, and the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. What a great gift to the community from some people who clearly care about equal opportunities for everyone.<br /> <br /> Bridgman Middle School Teacher Hans Heil and his class took home some high honors for innovation in Solar Technology in statewide competition last month. The school’s new Industrial Technology group project of a solar-powered vehicle earned a First Place Award at the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society in Sault Ste Marie. Better yet, they also took First Place Honors from the American Society of Body Engineers. Needless to say, Bill Crowder and his colleagues on the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence are delighted with the victories, and the talents of their students.<br /> <br /> Nice work, folks! Keep up the great job!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Bridgman’s Immanuel Lutheran Church at 9650 N. Church Street, is showcasing a 50-flag display “The Historic Flags of Our Country” from June 25th through July 5th. The display is owned by Lest We Forget member Ray Damaske.<br /> <br /> You can learn more at www.immanuelbridgman.org. That’s it for this week, kids. Have a super weekend…don’t forget the Lest We Forget display at St. Joe High School…and again, Happy Father’s Day! See you next 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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