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of St. Joseph Sale Dates: Sept 5 Thru Sept 11, 2010 Sale Price Effective Monday, Sept 6 through Sunday, Sept 12 PATER CLASSIFIEDS Pages 13-18 ..Pg 11 Moody on The Market Pat Moody It might not be Hollywood…but, at least it’s not Chicago, either. That’s what gets Kyle Bainter’s engine running, and it’s what most deeply influenced his decision to move his high-tech commercial video pro-duction company to the heart of downtown St. Joseph. Not that he doesn’t love his busi-ness clients in Chicago, and other major cities as well. It’s just that Kyle wanted a whole lot better quality of life for his family…and he wasn’t getting that at all from his perch in downtown Chicago. As Kyle tells it…”My wife’s family is from here, and both the dog and I hated living in downtown Chicago. The dog and I won.” Actually, he’s pretty con-vinced that his wife, won, too…inasmuch as she works from her home in Stevensville for a Chicago-based company, enjoying the best of both worlds, like he is. Bainter owns and oper-ates Overdun Productions, having moved to the area in the past year to take up residence in Stevensville. His base of operations for Overdun is at 213 State Street, in the same building as D.K. Boutique and Scooter Joe’s. His company specializes in commer-cials, marketing videos, branding, and indus-trial videos. His operations downtown consist largely of his business office and editing bays where he puts the finishing touches on his unique product. There is no on site studio, as such, for his business, since most of the work is done on-site at the client’s business. He has recently been working on products for Whirlpool and Goshen Hospital, by way of example. He has a number of clients in Chicago, Grand Rapids, and other Midwest markets. He doesn’t maintain a full staff, pre-ferring instead to hire out for producers, direc-Continued on page 10 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Bandit Breakout These masked marauders were getting some midnight munchies from the bird feeder on the porch. Photo by Wilma Kime Sodus, 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. $ GOLD IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH $ WE BUY & SELL GOLD WE SELL A LARGE SELECTION of Jewelry, including Wedding Sets & Bands Look On Pg 5 for Complete Schedule & Sponsors September 4, 2010 We buy all 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 22kt & 24kt Gold • Gold & Silver • Platinum • Diamonds • Estate Jewelry • Dental Gold • Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry • Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins • Proof Sets NAPIER GOLD 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS 2616 Niles Ave., St. Joseph Monday -Saturday • 10:30am-6:00pm 269-983-2500 1261 Napier Ave., Benton Harbor Monday -Saturday • 10:00am-6:00pm 269-927-4012 Postal Customer Benton Harbor, MI PERMIT NO.225 PRSRT. STD. U.S. Postage PAID POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 4, 2010
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It might not be Hollywood…but, at least it’s not Chicago, either. That’s what gets Kyle Bainter’s engine running, and it’s what most deeply influenced his decision to move his high-tech commercial video production company to the heart of downtown St. Joseph. Not that he doesn’t love his business clients in Chicago, and other major cities as well. It’s just that Kyle wanted a whole lot better quality of life for his family…and he wasn’t getting that at all from his perch in downtown Chicago. As Kyle tells it…”My wife’s family is from here, and both the dog and I hated living in downtown Chicago. The dog and I won.” Actually, he’s pretty convinced that his wife, won, too…inasmuch as she works from her home in Stevensville for a Chicago-based company, enjoying the best of both worlds, like he is. Bainter owns and operates Overdun Productions, having moved to the area in the past year to take up residence in Stevensville. His base of operations for Overdun is at 213 State Street, in the same building as D.K. Boutique and Scooter Joe’s. His company specializes in commercials, marketing videos, branding, and industrial videos. His operations downtown consist largely of his business office and editing bays where he puts the finishing touches on his unique product. There is no on site studio, as such, for his business, since most of the work is done on-site at the client’s business. He has recently been working on products for Whirlpool and Goshen Hospital, by way of example. He has a number of clients in Chicago, Grand Rapids, and other Midwest markets. He doesn’t maintain a full staff, preferring instead to hire out for producers, direc-Tors, gaffers (who handle critical lighting issues) and certain editors. He is the chief cinematographer and editor for the majority of his projects.<br /> <br /> He produces motion picture quality video for broadcast, web, and DVD applications.<br /> <br /> Interested parties are asked to arrange for private appointments by calling him at 269-588- 0050 or by cell at 312-218-6084. Bainter employs state of the art Red Digital Cinema gear and camera technology that has high Definition resolution of four times standard industry gear, and has substantial editing expertise and skills. You can see samples of his outstanding work at www.overdun.com. His success already has forced him to consider potential relocation for expansion, but has no immediate plans in that arena. Congratulations on your decision to call Michigan’s Great Southwest your home, Kyle…and best of luck with your growing firm!Julie O’Malley is expanding her empire once again with the recent addition of Sweet Expressions Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe conveniently located inside her Expressions Gallery & Café in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor. Sweet Expressions offers a wonderful selection of 14 ice cream flavors, gourmet popcorn, gourmet jelly beans, chocolate covered pretzels, and many other sweet treats. You’ll find them in the house weekdays from 7am until 3pm at 213 E. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, downtown St. Joseph will finally realize a dream from a dozen years ago or more held by Jim Keller. Keller advocated very strongly for multiple tasting rooms scattered throughout the central business district in St. Joe. That concept never caught on with the wineries, who more often than not had their hands full with the tasting rooms on their own properties alongside the vineyards. While, one tasting room doesn’t quite fulfill Jim’s big picture dream, it’s certainly a start. Dave & Sandy Miller who own and operate White Pine Winery & Vineyard in Lawton, will be the first to open such a space. When their liquor license was authorized at St. Joe City Hall last week, they indicated their goal was to be open for business by this, the Labor Day weekend. If they are not open this weekend, they soon will be. Dave has 27 years under his belt as a winemaker, having worked at St. Julian Wines for more than 13 of those years.<br /> <br /> Their new White Pine Winery Tasting Room at 317 State Street in downtown St. Joseph will be only a tasting room and retail outlet for the Van Buren County vineyard. The center will offer half-ounce pours, but no sales by the glass. You will be able to buy bottles and cases of wine, however. The shop will be open from 11am until 5pm weekdays, except for Tuesday, when they are closed. They will be open from 11 until 6 on Saturdays and noon until 5 on Sundays.<br /> <br /> Congratulations are in order for Tina Buck and The Chocolate Garden in Coloma. A recent story regarding romantic getaways to Michigan in The USA Today online travel section encouraged readers to “Visit the Chocolate Garden in Coloma for handmade chocolate truffles so decadent they’d make the French blush.” That’s a pretty ringing endorsement of something most of us have already discovered for ourselves. Nothing like great press to help grow the brand, Tina!<br /> <br /> Tom & Jean Cellentani are in the final stages of their transition to the new modern DQ Grill & Chill brand at their Dairy Queen stores in both St. Joseph and Stevensville.<br /> <br /> The Grill & Chill concept is the flagship brand for Dairy Queen nationally. You might have seen the new signs going up in recent days, and both stores just got a fresh coat of exterior paint to brighten things up. Under the Grill & Chill brand, the expanded menu includes such things as chicken or veggie quesadilla baskets, andThose who dine in will experience “enhanced table service.” Table caddies with ketchup, mustard, salt & pepper and napkins are now on every table and hot food will be placed directly in front of each guest, as you would encounter in full-service restaurants.<br /> <br /> If you’re looking for a new trade, Lake Michigan College’s Workforce Training Institute is offering a new Welding Academy this fall at their M-TEC facility in Benton Harbor. It is a 240-hour class with the potential for earning a nationally-recognized welding certification. Classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays from September 13th through November 18th. Two other welding classes will be offered later in the fall including Introduction to MIG Welding and a Decorative Arts Welding Workshop. Pre-registration is required. Contact Chad Dee at 926-4296 or go to www.lakemichigancollege.edu/wti. Well known Artist Anna Russo-Sieber is offering a variety of art classes in her new space in The Benton Harbor Arts District’s Barentsen Candy Company building. ClassesRanging from The Art of Wine, to the Art of Entertaining are included along with classes on Language, Painting, Mixed Media, Pastel, Film, Interior Design and beyond. Some classes begin in a few short weeks, some arrive later in the fall. By way of example, check out the Pinot & Pastel Workshop on September 22nd and 29th. You’ll begin with an hour long educational wine class with Rick Cooper and then swing immediately into a lesson on pastels with Susan Henshaw. There are also opportunities to learn Conversational Italian with Lucia Liano, Small Scale Sculptural Experimentation with Carolyn O’Hearn, The Art of Interior Design, and half a dozen youth classes including a teen mural project, and film education for teens. To register or learn more, contact Anna at 208-4409 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Her website www.annarussoart.com also has a great deal of information on each of the class offerings, pricing and more.<br /> <br /> Melisa Heibel recently graduated from Indiana University Dental School. She has always enjoyed visiting the many treasures of our area, growing up in Niles. Now, she is a professional in her own home region, having joined the staff and practice of Dr. Stuart Boekeloo in St. Joseph. She was a dental assistant for nine years before pursuing her degree in Dental Hygiene. At Indiana U. she was an award winning student, and now is looking forward to meeting members of the local community. This is National Dental Hygiene Month with the theme, “Healthy Habits are Easier Than You Think.” To learn more, call Melisa at 429-6101 or visit her office at 2525 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> Friends and Fans of Dr. Bob Harrison at Lake Michigan College have a couple of unique opportunities to visit with him, pay homage to him, see fun poked at him, or just generally enjoy his company in coming days.<br /> <br /> This coming Wednesday, September 8th, the 2nd Annual Bob-B-Que and Scholarship Benefit happen to coincide with Bob’s 60th Birthday celebration. All contributions and net proceeds from the event will go to the Lake Michigan College Community Scholarship Fund. Tickets are just $8 each for a grand picnic party, music and games. Families are welcome.<br /> <br /> Kids under 5 get in free. About five weeks later, you need to get the night of Thursday, October 14th on your calendar for the 4th Annual Community Roast wherein Dr. Bob will be the “honored guest” benefiting the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan in a rollicking night of roasting and toasting at the LMC Mendel Center. Visit online at www.<br /> <br /> Volunteerswmi.org for details or check out their Facebook Fan page for information on purchasing tickets to that big event. Hope you’re ready for this, Dr. Bob!