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of St. Joseph Sale Dates: July 11 Thru July 17, 2010 Sale Price Effective Monday, July 12 through Sunday, July 18 PATER ..Pg 7 Moody on The Market Pat Moody Harbor Country’s Ben Schwartz has known his friend Attorney Carl Burdick since Schwartz was in his teens. For years, Burdick was a mentor to Schwartz who helped craft his interest in the legal profession. Now, following a legal career that has spanned nearly 24-years with other firms, the two are re-united as partners in the new law firm of Burdick, Engeln and Schwartz, P.L.C. at 206 Court Street in St. Joseph. I recently had the opportunity to join Schwartz and Burdick along with their partner Bill Engeln over lunch as they talked about their new firm and the principles that they stand for. The trio labors in a broad array of legal arenas, com-plementing one another nicely with their indi-vidual specialties. By way of example, Burdick is a long-time civil litigator with additional emphasis in family law and collab-orative divorce cases. Engeln’s practice includes contract, business, real estate, and estate planning law. Schwartz brings a new set of skills to the firm’s table focusing his practice under the umbrella of real estate law including development and complex land use issues, environmental law, zoning and resi-dential real estate transactions. In fact, Ben currently serves as co-chair of the special committee on zoning and land use for the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Ben told me that it is exception-ally gratifying to affiliate with Carl & Bill given their longevity and respect in the local legal community. He will continue to serve clients from offices in both St. Joseph and New Buffalo. Schwartz joined the firm previ-ously known as Burdick & Engeln in mid-June, and they established the New Buffalo Continued on page 6 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Sun Drenched James escapes the summer heat thanks to the Whirlpool Compass Fountain at Silver Beach. Photo by Courtney M. Arnt Eau Claire, 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. See center for Venetian Festival 411 July 10, 2010 Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 10, 2010

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Harbor Country’s Ben Schwartz has known his friend Attorney Carl Burdick since Schwartz was in his teens. For years, Burdick was a mentor to Schwartz who helped craft his interest in the legal profession. Now, following a legal career that has spanned nearly 24-years with other firms, the two are re-united as partners in the new law firm of Burdick, Engeln and Schwartz, P.L.C. at 206 Court Street in St. Joseph. I recently had the opportunity to join Schwartz and Burdick along with their partner Bill Engeln over lunch as they talked about their new firm and the principles that they stand for. The trio labors in a broad array of legal arenas, complementing one another nicely with their individual specialties. By way of example, Burdick is a long-time civil litigator with additional emphasis in family law and collaborative divorce cases. Engeln’s practice includes contract, business, real estate, and estate planning law. Schwartz brings a new set of skills to the firm’s table focusing his practice under the umbrella of real estate law including development and complex land use issues, environmental law, zoning and residential real estate transactions. In fact, Ben currently serves as co-chair of the special committee on zoning and land use for the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Ben told me that it is exceptionally gratifying to affiliate with Carl & Bill given their longevity and respect in the local legal community. He will continue to serve clients from offices in both St. Joseph and New Buffalo. Schwartz joined the firm previously known as Burdick & Engeln in mid- June, and they established the New Buffalo Horizon Bank Building at 500 West Buffalo Street just last week. Schwartz also points with pride to the outstanding track record of community service that his colleagues bring to the firm, with a number of Berrien County non-profit organizations. Bill has served the Krasl Art Center, The Heritage Museum, and the Old St. Joseph Neighborhood Preservation Association. Carl has served the State Bar of Michigan, Berrien County Bar, and has logged many years of service Michigan. Schwartz was previously with the law firm of Troff, Petzke & Ammeson. To reach the new firm, you can call 983-0103 in St. Joseph or 469-4145 in New Buffalo.<br /> <br /> Congratulations, gentlemen. Best of luck in your new partnership.<br /> <br /> In the wake of all the recent excitement of World Cup Soccer, the cast and crew at the St. Joe Kickers Sports Club, Inc have rolled out an announcement that will get your Vuvuzela blasting! Membership at the club will break ground soon on substantial renovation and expansion of their current indoor soccer building. The remake will create an indoor complex measuring 210 feet by 100 feet, complete with state-of-the-art field turf, netting appropriate for all field sports, and a new 194’x87’ soccer field. That will make it the largest indoor soccer field in Southwest Michigan. The remodeling job will also afford the club a welcoming entrance, a spectator friendly layout, new lighting, and a facelift for both the interior and exterior of the existing building along M-139 between St. Joe and Berrien Springs. The popular club has been in existence since 1953, and launched youth and indoor soccer experiences in the winter of 1985. Interest in the sport has skyrocketed to the point where last winter more than 900 players enjoyed indoor leagues or practiced at the club each week. Perhaps the best part of the new deal is that the new design will allow the field to be split in half for practice or simultaneous play among younger teams. The club will offer fall, winter and spring soccer leagues starting in 2011, and in addition to league play, they will host indoor tournaments, coaching clinics and be available for other team sports like lacrosse or Football for practice or league play. Pearson Construction Company of Benton Harbor has been selected by Kickers Club members as the General Contractor, and they plan to utilize local subcontractors and talent to complete the project, which is slated to be done by November 1st. Financing for the project is being provided by United Federal Credit Union, and a fundraising campaign is due to be launched any day now. Kickers Club President Ryan Arnt reminds you that the club’s facilities are also available as banquet facilities for groups ranging from 50 to 900 people, by calling 429-1057. You can also learn more online at www.stjoekickers.com. This is a huge year for Harbor Habitat for Humanity! Mike Green’s team has several major milestone events coming up, and you can be a part of them yourself. First on that list is Habitat’s Hard Hat Open Golf Outing. That event will place you and your team onto the full 18-holes of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores, next Friday, July 16th. It’s a great opportunity to have some fun while helping to eradicate substandard housing in the Benton Harbor community. Cost is $175 per player, or $700 for a foursome. A week later, the crew will celebrate big time with their 7th Annual Hard Hat Ball Fundraising Gala, on Saturday, July 24th. That entire event of dinner, entertainment and dancing will be hosted at Pier 33 on the island in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> You’ll also hear the inspirational stories of Harbor Habitat partner families and volunteers.<br /> <br /> Tickets are $75.00 each. That event, by the way, comes on the heels of the group’s dedication celebration of their 100th home in the Benton Harbor community on the build site of that home at 387 Butternut Street. That special event takes place at noon on the 24th, when the partner family of Myron Stubbs and his three children will be handed the keys to their new home. It will be a truly historic occasion, and you are all invited to see the joy and join in the celebration with local and state political leaders and other partner families. For information on or registration to any of these Harbor Habitat events, you may call Chris Laurent at 925- 9635, Extension 14. Truly a memorable year, and some great events lined up.<br /> <br /> If you are already committed to other activities on the 16th, the Lakeshore Basketball & Football Boosters organization invites your team to play Harbor Shores on Monday, July 19th at either 8:30am or 2pm.<br /> <br /> Entry fee for that 18-hole event is also $175.00 per person, and you can call 269-408-0040 today to register.<br /> <br /> We certainly can’t complain about any lack of heat thus far this summer, and recognizing that fact, the folks at Save A Stray are packing you off to the Howard Ice Arena this weekend, July 10th and 11th for their Summer on Ice Benefit Sale featuring hot savings on cool items. Today and tomorrow, July 10th and 11th from 8am until 4pm, you are invited to shop with Save A Stray, and visit animals available for adoption at the ice arena. All proceeds will benefit their foster dogs and cats. It’s the 2nd annual benefit sale, and offers many donated items for sale. The Ice Arena is just off the intersection of Napier & Niles Avenues in Southtown St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> Chili’s of St. Joseph is providing you the chance to enjoy some of your favorite meals at the popular restaurant and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Wednesday MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Night, July 14th, the restaurant will host one of their Give Back Nights to benefit Hospice at Home. Take the family and head over the 1275 Hilltop Road, and the crew at Chili’s will donate 10% of the dining checks generated between 11am and closing to Hospice at Home, if your check is accompanied by a copy of the Give Back voucher. You can get one by contacting Hospice at www.hospiceathomecares. org. They will appreciate your support as you Pepper in Some Fun while you also Pepper in Some Funds!<br /> <br /> Hopefully, members of the Lest We Forget organization are still basking in the afterglow of another outstanding summer time demonstration in Michigan’s Great Southwest with their recent Father’s Day performances at St. Joseph High School. Now, they are hard at work lining up travelers to join them in their “Military Museum Tour,” which is scheduled for September 25th through October 3rd.<br /> <br /> The contingent has just added a seventh museum to their schedule, which has been put together by Caryl Olson of Advantage Travel and the group’s president, Retired US Army Colonel Don Alsbro. The tour is designed to bring to life the classes of the past three years at Lake Michigan College, wherein the group studied WWII, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. To learn more about the tour, contact Caryl at 982-0901 or Don at 925-7176.<br /> <br /> While we’re talking travel, Anne Williams of St. Joseph has a unique invitation for you to join a group headed off to Heviz, Hungary for the Ultimate Pampering Experience at the Danubius Health Spa Resort for a two-week adventure from September 30th through October 15th. It has become a tradition over the past 12-years now, but with the Euro down, it really becomes an economical trip this year. Anne is a homebased travel agent who operates Group Travel Consultants. She has been in the industry since 1987 with A-l Travel in Berrien Springs and Reddel Travel before flying solo. Clearly, details regarding a two week spa trip are too extensive to detail here, so I will simply point you to Anne’s online info at www.grouptravel-hungary.vpweb.com for the big picture or www.famfacts.com for more details. Click on FAMFacts Trips in the left hand column for more. You can also reach Anne at 269-470-8502.<br /> <br /> The Krasl Art Fair is going on this weekend, and many of the artists and artisans at Chartreuse, the Local Arts Co-Op in downtown St. Joseph are using the occasion to remind friends and fans that the Co-Op is a veritable Year Round Art Fair at 304 State Street in St. Joseph. Several of their artists took part in South Haven’s July 4th Art Fair, and two of them have been juried into the Krasl event this weekend. Becky Rotter and Mary Burke will be showcasing their talents in the big event, but you can find them at Chartreuse all year long. Seven of the Co-Op’s artists are among the Krasl art teachers who will share a booth and display their work at the fair. As always, the local artists encourage you to Buy Michigan, by Michigan at Charteuse.<br /> <br /> Recently I told you about Maria Rosner’s Hot Yoga Class at the Blue Dress Barn.<br /> <br /> Well, she thought you might also like to know that she teaches classes at The Livery in Benton Harbor’s Arts District every Tuesday morning from 9am until 10:30 open to all levels of experience. What makes the class unique is the cost is purely by way of donation wherein each student pays whatever they can.<br /> <br /> As a result, those who can pay more help to support those who can’t pay as much. Maria launched the class last September to encourage people who had suffered financial hardship to reap the physical and mental benefits of a weekly yoga practice. Yoga helps people to deal with the stress of uncertainty in challenging times. No experience is necessary.<br /> <br /> You can reach Maria at 465-6711 to learn more.<br /> <br /> Out of time and space again this week, kids! See you at the Krasl Art Fair and Smooth Jazz Concert this weekend, and Monday night at the Cornerstone Chamber Steak Fry at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores! 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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