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of St. Joseph Sale Dates: Aug 22 Thru Aug 28, 2010 Sale Price Effective Monday, Aug 23 through Sunday, Aug 29 Golf Directory Page 8 CLASSIFIEDS Pages 14-18 ..Pg 7 Moody on The Market Pat Moody Before we move on to the next big thing in life, I’d like to take one last step back to the amazing events of Tuesday, August 10th. I had the distinct privilege of working “inside the ropes” at the Champions for Change Tournament at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores that day. That privilege afforded me a truly unique point of view on many of the holes played by golfing legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Johnny Miller. From that unique vantage point, I was witness not only to a great and historic occa-sion, but I was also a witness to some of the most remarkable goodwill and hospitality I’ve seen assembled in one place in my life. Despite long treks and extremely hot weather, the people of Michigan’s Great Southwest who turned out for that wonderful day were in extremely great spirits and clearly were enjoy-ing being a small part of a very big day. On behalf of everyone associated with the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the affiliate partners who have worked diligently to get the community transformation under-way, thank you for giving our region a first class image for the more than 130 members of the media from all over the country that day. Appreciative fans were evident from the packed grandstands at the driving range for the opening clinic to every single hole along the way. They then reprised that appreciation with a couple of standing ovations at the Mendel Main Stage event at the end of the day. This entire community played a spectacular role as a collective warm and inviting host, and drew high marks from a broad range of media. Give yourselves a pat on the back. I have a feeling the folks at the PGA are already applauding their own decision to bring the Senior PGA Continued on page 6 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Food Extinguisher This little chief was enjoying the last bites of his free hot dog at the National Night Out. He takes a break on the back of a St. Joseph Charter Township Fire Department fire truck. Photo by Gerry Kabelman 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. Aug 21, 2010 O SALE* FF August 21st through September 4th On any Smith BrOtherS Of Berne Sofa, Love Seat, Chair, Ottoman & Sectional. in stock or Special Order. www.imperialfurniture.net 57530 m-51South, Dowagiac (800) 884-5020 • mon.-fri. 9-6, Wed. 9-8, Sat. 9-5 *Off Suggested retail Price…not Applicable to Prior Sales Postal Customer Benton Harbor, MI PERMIT NO.225 PRSRT. STD. U.S. Postage PAID POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Aug 21, 2010 40%

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Before we move on to the next big thing in life, I’d like to take one last step back to the amazing events of Tuesday, August 10th. I had the distinct privilege of working “inside the ropes” at the Champions for Change Tournament at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores that day. That privilege afforded me a truly unique point of view on many of the holes played by golfing legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Johnny Miller. From that unique vantage point, I was witness not only to a great and historic occasion, but I was also a witness to some of the most remarkable goodwill and hospitality I’ve seen assembled in one place in my life. Despite long treks and extremely hot weather, the people of Michigan’s Great Southwest who turned out for that wonderful day were in extremely great spirits and clearly were enjoying being a small part of a very big day. On behalf of everyone associated with the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the affiliate partners who have worked diligently to get the community transformation underway, thank you for giving our region a first class image for the more than 130 members of the media from all over the country that day. Appreciative fans were evident from the packed grandstands at the driving range for the opening clinic to every single hole along the way. They then reprised that appreciation with a couple of standing ovations at the Mendel Main Stage event at the end of the day. This entire community played a spectacular role as a collective warm and inviting host, and drew high marks from a broad range of media. Give yourselves a pat on the back. I have a feeling the folks at the PGA are already applauding their own decision to bring the Senior PGA Championship tournaments here in 2012 and 2014. The enthusiastic and cordial welcome they enjoyed this month will be a great harbinger of things to come. This entire region is on a roll, and we’ll all enjoy the benefits going forward. Congratulations!<br /> <br /> Speaking of congratulations…they are certainly in order for Ethel Golliday and Murfee’s Boutique in downtown Benton Harbor. You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I teased the fact that Ethel’s new women’s clothing business would be forthcoming soon. That day has arrived, and she is now officially open for business at 82 West Main Street downtown, right next door to the Tabor Hill Wine Tasting Room. Ethel is no stranger to the world of retail, having launched a women’s shop on Pipestone back in 1976. She is leasing space in a building owned by Cornerstone Alliance, where she also received business plan assistance from their Small Business Services team. It was the excitement of Harbor Shores and Whirlpool’s planned downtown campus that reignited the entrepreneurial spark for Ethel who termed this “an ideal time to open a business in the heart of the city.” She reports that more than 50 visitors dropped into her new business on the day of the golf tournament alone. Murfee’s Boutique features Extra Style for Plus-Size Women, and offers women’s clothing, hats, purses, and other accessories as well as cologne for both men and women. You will find her in the house every Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am until 6:30pm and on Saturdays from 10:30 until 4:30. You can reach her by calling 757-7019. Best of luck with your new shop, Ms. Golliday!<br /> <br /> Following tons of work running the course of many months, and more than a handful of trial runs, Mike Branch tells me that his Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is now officially ready for the road for whoever wants to rent it for special occasions. Dubbed the “WoodFellas,” the mobile oven is the first of its kind in all of Southwest Michigan, and it is available exclusively at The Rental Branch on Niles Road in St. Joseph. It’s an all wood fired oven and can cook a pizza in literally 90-seconds. Mike says it is guaranteed to be the center of attention at your next party. The mobile super star is ideal for graduation parties, weddings, festivals, company picnics, promotional events, and fundraisers. If you’re headed into Chicago’s Navy Pier for the Tall Ships Festival this coming Thursday through Sunday (August 26-29) you’ll have a chance to see WoodFellas in action. It will also be pressed into action for the Schu’s Labor Day Party at Silver Beach. If you’d like to learn the details on using this unique new wagon, call The Rental Branch for details at 429-3116. Lots of Cornerstone Chamber members got a sneak preview at the Business After Hours for the Parade of Homes recently at the Harbor Shores Hideaway neighborhood.<br /> <br /> A week from Monday…on August 30th… Sport Fit Athletics of St. Joseph will roll out the welcome mat and celebrate their official Ribbon Cutting ceremonies and a week full of fun that goes along for the ride. Shelly Fitzpatrick tells me that the cutting of the ribbon is merely the beginning, as they fire up their Grand Opening Week Specials, including free personal training sessions all week for both men and women…raffle prizes…daily specials…open gym times and more. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to meet the staff, get a tour of the facility, and learn about their myriad programs for fitness and personal conditioning. If you’d like to avail yourself of the free personal training sessions, please call ahead to set up an appointment at 983-3169. That Monday, the first 25 people in the door will get a $50-dollar gift card beginning at 5pm. That Tuesday, they will have free fitness punch cards for the first 10 folks in the door beginning at 5pm, and other offers. On Wednesday, they will hold a workout to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Thursday is free Sports Day Camp day, where you can drop your kids off for a day of fun starting between 7:30 and 9am and then pick them up between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Space is limited, though, and you must call to reserve your spot. Friday is Free Camp Friday from 6:30pm until 11pm with supervised babysitting by an adult staff, complete with pizza and refreshments. Check it out for yourself at 983-3169.<br /> <br /> Today, Saturday, August 21st, is a big day of celebration for Leonard Olson and his crew at Founders Wine Cellar in Baroda. Olson is the owner and Wine Master, and today he’s celebrating with wine tastings, the grill will be fired up serving summertime favorites, and you can enjoy live music from local favorites like blues artist Garth Tayor and jazz singer Gina McLaughlin. The party runs through the afternoon and into the night, right in the heart of downtown Baroda. I’ll be there, and hope to see you this afternoon. Stop by and check it out!<br /> <br /> Small business entrepreneurs looking to expand their knowledge of QuickBooks will have a great opportunity next month at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence. Registration deadline for the three week run is September 6th for classes that will be held on September 13th, 20th and 27th from 6pm until 9pm each of those nights. Presented by Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services, the classes are purposely small to assist rapid learning by each individual enrolled. The “Introduction to QuickBooks” seminar series will teach participants how to prepare and interpret important financial reports, create your company’s books from scratch, how to set up accounts, and how to enter and process checks, bills, payments and more. Call 925- 6100 or 866-477-9922 toll free to enroll today.<br /> <br /> As more and more of our harvest comes in, the folks at Sweet Seasons Orchards Silver Beach are celebrating their first month in business with formal approval of their on-site kitchen. That means they are now making their own nut butters, caramel corn and cheddar cheese corn in the house and its flying off the shelves. They’ve also been making strawberry rhubarb, cherry and peach pies, along with upside down pineapple. You can actually buy pie by the slice and eat it on your way out the door and down the street. Scott Blodgett tells MailMax for Michigan's Great Southwest Me that they have also added many more organic, gluten-free, and vegan products to their store upon customer request. The shop at 319 State Street in downtown St. Joseph is keeping their coolers full of locally grown fruit, as well as ruby red grapefruit and Valencia Oranges from California. This fall the shop will be open from 11am until 8pm Monday through Saturday and 11 until 6 on Sundays. If you have questions, you can reach the Blodgetts at 983-2107.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile that “other” Silver Beach… the Silver Beach Center below the bluff is going to pack next weekend with a huge Endof-Summer celebration including an Island Theme Party on Friday the 27th, and Swing Dancing on Saturday the 28th at the center’s Shadowland Ballroom. The band Waverland will be the featured guests on Friday, with the Tom Milo Big Band taking to the stage for Saturday. Cover charge on Friday is $5-bucks, and on Saturday it’s $10-dollars. To see more, check out the Silver Beach Carousel Fan Page on Facebook.<br /> <br /> You can push out your end-of-summer weekend celebration by taking the kids to The Kelly Miller Circus on Thursday, August 26th with performances at 4:30 and 7:30pm.<br /> <br /> The tent will be raised at 9am on a five-acre field alongside The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. It’s a traditional “old-style” circus presented by Young Life of Southwest Michigan. You can watch the animals being unloaded and fed starting at 7:30am that day with the elephants raising the tent at 9. You can buy tickets in advance and save money at The Orchards Mall, at Austin Tax & Advisory Group, the YMCA, at Bridgman Family Dental, Parable Christian Stores, and the Benton Harbor Street Ministries. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids. On the day of the circus, those prices jump to $14 and $7 respectively. If you need more info, you can call 429-1585.<br /> <br /> If the circus really gets your engine running, this is a bonus week, because one day after the Kelly Miller Circus, our friends at Curious Kids’ Museum will host the Jammin’ Science and Art Circus outside at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor. Friday, August 27th from 1 until 4pm the special event will feature the unique Chicago Youth Circus called, “CircEsteem.” It is Chicago’s premier youth circus organization whose mission is to unite youth from diverse backgrounds and build self-esteem and confidence through the practice of circus arts. After each performance at 2pm and 3:30, there will be workshops conducted by the circus youth for kids in the audience to learn skills like tight-wire walking, gym wheel, juggling, plate-spinning and feather balancing. In addition to the Curious Kids’ hands-on fun, the Citadel Instrument Petting Zoo, and Benton Harbor fire trucks will be on hand to join in the fun. The entire event is underwritten by the Berrien Community Foundation TEAM Board and AEP’s Heart Of Cook. Definitely some worthwhile opportunities as we punctuate the end of summer in Michigan’s Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> From the e-Mailbag: Mr. Moody, Karri and I would like to thank you for the amazing write-up on July 31st about our business Experience Peace Massage Therapy. We have received many new clients and phone calls inquiring about our services after reading about us in MailMax. Again, we thank you for your support and all you do for new business owners, as well as our community as a whole! Rob & Karri Stauffer. As always, folks, happy to help. Best of luck going forward!<br /> <br /> Out of space and time again, kids. See you around town…and next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br />

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