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What Do You See? October 23, 2010 Photo of the Week -Page 2 Moody on The Market Moody Pat For several months now, I’ve been watching with great interest and, frankly, admiring the craftsmanship of the crew at Green Towne Builders as they have converted a plain and simple home along Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph into a beautiful office space for Green Towne Coastal Realty. At various points, I would take notes and jot down phone numbers and later call for details on both entities, but that wonderful game of “telephone tag” continual-ly failed me. Finally, I hunkered down to do my research and have discovered that the Green family has rather substantial experience in both the construction of new homes and offices, and the buying and selling of real estate in the region. Mike Green is the Owner and Broker for Green Towne Coastal Realty. You will find his inviting new offices just down the block from The Neon Grill. The actual address is 2624 Niles Avenue. Green has more than 20-years of experience in real estate including property management, relocation services, the building of high-end residential homes and renova-tions, land development and more. Debbie Green is a Realtor engaged in sales for the firm, and she has orchestrated the sales, mar-keting and management of hundreds of homes and apartment complexes over the last 20-years while maintaining a part-time job with Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a Medical Lab Tech. Ryan Green is a Realtor who is also the licensed master builder behind Green Towne Builders. He launched his own residential building company specializing in high-end residential homes and renovations shortly after graduating six years ago from Western Michigan University. The remark-able makeover of the new Coastal Realty office on Niles Avenue is just one example of his firm’s work. There are others on his web-site at www.greentownebuilders.com. I’m not certain as to how long the Green Towne Coastal Realty name has been around, but it appears to be fairly new. The Greens bill themselves as “Your Source for Lakefront Homes in Michigan.” Their experience in the region ranges from Harbor Country to Continued on page 10 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Inserts & Promotions Harding’s of St. Joseph Martin’s Super Markets Pater True Value Automotive Market Place Dining & Entertainment At Home Real Estate Page MailMax Classifieds www.MailMaxOnline.com el et SEE US INSIDE Volume 11, Ver. 43 e r Shown: Double ButterBurger® Cheese Shown: 2-Scoop Turtle Sundae Shown: Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer Based on purchase at regular menu. Based on purchase at regular menu price. Coupon not valid with SnackPak meals. Value 1/200 cent.Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® Please no substitutions.Not valid with any other offer. restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 price. Please no substitutions. Not valid. with any other offer. Value 1/200 cent. one coupon per person per visit. Valid. participating Culver’s® restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 pric w Limi o only at Not valid with any other offer. Value 1/200 cent. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no substitutions. restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 Shown: Chicken Tenders Value Basket Chi Shown: Sourdough Melt Value Basket 6 pc Shown: pc. Shrimp Dinner $1 off regular menu price. All Value Baskets include designated sandwich, regular French fry and medium soft drink. Please no substitutions. Not valid withany other offer. Coupon not valid with SnackPak meals. Value 1/200 cent. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 You See? October 23, 2010 Photo of the Week - Page 2 Moody on The Market Moody Pat For several months now, I’ve been watching with great interest and, frankly, admiring the craftsmanship of the crew at Green Towne Builders as they have converted a plain and simple home along Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph into a beautiful office space for Green Towne Coastal Realty. At various points, I would take notes and jot down phone numbers and later call for details on both entities, but that wonderful game of “telephone tag” continual-ly failed me. Finally, I hunkered down to do my research and have discovered that the Green family has rather substantial experience in both the construction of new homes and offices, and the buying and selling of real estate in the region. Mike Green is the Owner and Broker for Green Towne Coastal Realty. You will find his inviting new offices just down the block from The Neon Grill. The actual address is 2624 Niles Avenue. Green has more than 20-years of experience in real estate including property management, relocation services, the building of high-end residential homes and renova-tions, land development and more. Debbie Green is a Realtor engaged in sales for the firm, and she has orchestrated the sales, mar-keting and management of hundreds of homes and apartment complexes over the last 20-years while maintaining a part-time job with Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a Medical Lab Tech. Ryan Green is a Realtor who is also the licensed master builder behind Green Towne Builders. He launched his own residential building company specializing in high-end residential homes and renovations shortly after graduating six years ago from Western Michigan University. The remark-able makeover of the new Coastal Realty office on Niles Avenue is just one example of his firm’s work. There are others on his web-site at www.greentownebuilders.com. I’m not certain as to how long the Green Towne Coastal Realty name has been around, but it appears to be fairly new. The Greens bill themselves as “Your Source for Lakefront Homes in Michigan.” Their experience in the region ranges from Harbor Country to Continued on page 10 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Inserts & Promotions Harding’s of St. Joseph Martin’s Super Markets Pater True Value Automotive Market Place Dining & Entertainment At Home Real Estate Page MailMax Classifieds www.MailMaxOnline.com el et SEE US INSIDE Volume 11, Ver. 43 e r Shown: Double ButterBurger® Cheese Shown: 2-Scoop Turtle Sundae Shown: Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer Based on purchase at regular menu. Based on purchase at regular menu price. Coupon not valid with SnackPak meals. Value 1/200 cent.Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® Please no substitutions.Not valid with any other offer. restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 price. Please no substitutions. Not valid. with any other offer. Value 1/200 cent. one coupon per person per visit. Valid. participating Culver’s® restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 pric w Limi o only at Not valid with any other offer. Value 1/200 cent. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no substitutions. restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 Shown: Chicken Tenders Value Basket Chi Shown: Sourdough Melt Value Basket 6 pc Shown: pc. Shrimp Dinner $1 off regular menu price. All Value Baskets include designated sandwich, regular French fry and medium soft drink. Please no substitutions. Not valid withany other offer. Coupon not valid with SnackPak meals. Value 1/200 cent. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® restaurants. Expires 11/30/10. CFSI-9/10 SnackPak SnackPak meals. Valu 1/20 Baskets include d French fry and m You See? October 23, 2010 Photo of the Week - Page 2 Moody on The Market Moody Pat For several months now, I’ve been watching with great interest and, frankly, admiring the craftsmanship of the crew at Green Towne Builders as they have converted a plain and simple home along Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph into a beautiful office space for Green Towne Coastal Realty. At various points, I would take notes and jot down phone numbers and later call for details on both entities, but that wonderful game of “telephone tag” continual-ly failed me. Finally, I hunkered down to do my research and have discovered that the Green family has rather substantial experience in both the construction of new homes and offices, and the buying and selling of real estate in the region. Mike Green is the Owner and Broker for Green Towne Coastal Realty. You will find his inviting new offices just down the block from The Neon Grill. The actual address is 2624 Niles Avenue. Green has more than 20-years of experience in real estate including property management, relocation services, the building of high-end residential homes and renova-tions, land development and more. Debbie Green is a Realtor engaged in sales for the firm, and she has orchestrated the sales, mar-keting and management of hundreds of homes and apartment complexes over the last 20-years while maintaining a part-time job with Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a Medical Lab Tech. Ryan Green is a Realtor who is also the licensed master builder behind Green Towne Builders. He launched his own residential building company specializing in high-end residential homes and renovations shortly after graduating six years ago from Western Michigan University. The remark-able makeover of the new Coastal Realty office on Niles Avenue is just one example of his firm’s work. There are others on his web-site at www.greentownebuilders.com. I’m not certain as to how long the Green Towne Coastal Realty name has been around, but it appears to be fairly new. The Greens bill themselves as “Your Source for Lakefront Homes in Michigan.” Their experience in the region ranges from Harbor Country to Continued on page 10 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Inserts & Promotions Harding’s of St. Joseph Martin’s Super Markets Pater True Value Automotive Market Place Dining & Entertainment At Home Real Estate Page MailMax Classifieds www.MailMaxOnline.com el et SEE US INSIDE Volume 11, Ver. 43 e r Shown: Double ButterBurger® Cheese Shown: 2-Scoop Turtle Sundae Shown: Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer Based on purchase at regular menu. Based on purchase at regular menu price. Coupon not valid with SnackPak meals. Value 1/200 cent.Limit one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at participating Culver’s® Please no substitutions.Not valid with any other offer. restaurants. 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For several months now, I’ve been watching with great interest and, frankly, admiring the craftsmanship of the crew at Green Towne Builders as they have converted a plain and simple home along Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph into a beautiful office space for Green Towne Coastal Realty. At various points, I would take notes and jot down phone numbers and later call for details on both entities, but that wonderful game of “telephone tag” continually failed me. Finally, I hunkered down to do my research and have discovered that the Green family has rather substantial experience in both the construction of new homes and offices, and the buying and selling of real estate in the region. Mike Green is the Owner and Broker for Green Towne Coastal Realty. You will find his inviting new offices just down the block from The Neon Grill.The actual address is 2624 Niles Avenue. Green has more than 20-years of experience in real estate including property management, relocation services, the building of high-end residential homes and renovations, land development and more. Debbie Green is a Realtor engaged in sales for the firm, and she has orchestrated the sales, marketing and management of hundreds of homes and apartment complexes over the last 20- years while maintaining a part-time job with Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a Medical Lab Tech. Ryan Green is a Realtor who is also the licensed master builder behind Green Towne Builders.He launched his own residential building company specializing in high-end residential homes and renovations shortly after graduating six years ago from Western Michigan University. The remarkable makeover of the new Coastal Realty office on Niles Avenue is just one example of his firm’s work. There are others on his website at www.greentownebuilders.com.I’m not certain as to how long the Green Towne Coastal Realty name has been around, but it appears to be fairly new. The Greens bill themselves as “Your Source for Lakefront Homes in Michigan.” Their experience in the region ranges from Harbor Country to South Haven, or as they refer to it in their marketing materials, “The Hamptons of the Midwest.” Their corporate website at www.greentownecoastalrealty.com is peppered with stunning waterfront and residential photography, and is powered with all the resources necessary for buyers, sellers, or just interested parties to begin or advance the process of finding real estate solutions. I know that it’s a busy stretch of road, but as you drive by their new office, take a moment to admire the handiwork that has transformed the space into a beautiful office that looks like it belongs in a stand of dune grass somewhere.Excellent work. You can reach the construction side of the house at 269-556-1225 and the real estate team on Niles at 269-408-8626.<br /> <br /> If you haven’t already discovered on your own…Tulips Asian Bistro has closed up shop in St. Joseph Charter Township’s Panera Plaza. Signs in the front window of the eatery located at Niles Road & I-94 indicate that struggles with liquor licensing issues resulted In the ultimate decision to close down.The signs contend that they had been working since February to acquire the proper licensing to allow patrons to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with their meal. Several steps along that path were successfully achieved, however, it appears that some local opposition to the opportunity precluded the license from going into effect, and the decision was made to close.Owners report that the two immediate reactions from everybody upon dining at Tulips were: 1) I love your food! And 2) I sure wish I could enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with my meal. Having suffered through the entire summer without the liquor license, the proprietors, who also own and operate Port 412 in downtown St. Joseph, elected to cease operations. Port 412 is encouraging fans of Tulips to dine with them as an alternative.<br /> <br /> Another restaurant that had been in operation for decades just blocks away from the heart of downtown Benton Harbor recently pulled the shades as well. The past few years have been very tough for the operators of The Establishment, and they recently threw in the MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Towel after trying to sell the diner for several years.Ironically, now that the business is closed and Whirlpool’s major downtown campus is in the works just blocks away, the restaurant has reportedly been sold and is in the process of the liquor license transfer process. No word yet on the new owners, or what plans they might have for the once-popular spot…but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on the transfer process.<br /> <br /> The crew at Round Barn Winery is close to wrapping up their grape harvest after the hot summer season pushed up their picking dates by nearly two weeks this fall. The Moersch family says that everything that has come into the cellar is looking great, and while it is still a bit premature to call this a vintage year, it is definitely the best they’ve had in the past five years. That’s great news for Wine Trail fans, who continue to flock to the Barn every weekend for live music performances, wine and beer tastings and great harvest season weather.<br /> <br /> Their friends at The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently named their new Executive Director of the organization. He is Darrin Drollinger, and he was elected to the post by the ASABE Board of Trustees. He is a 21-year member of the organization with a vast experience record in association management.His career began in his family’s Ohio greenhouse and continued at Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering. He comes to ASABE from the Association of Equipment Managers. Congratulations, Darrin…and Welcome to Michigan’s Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> Also new on the local business front is my friend Katie Shoop, who recently joined Perry Ballard Incorporated as a Program Strategist. She joins the PBI crew from Adams Outdoor where she served as an account executive. Her new colleague, Patrick Bosse has been promoted at PBI to Media Director/Program Strategist. Both announcements were made by Perry Ballard President Gary Tipton.<br /> <br /> There is no grass growing under Nancy Maryniak’s feet, as she continues to find new technologies to better serve her public at Planet Beach Contempo Spa in St. Joseph.Nancy’s newest innovation is the inclusion of Red Light Therapy for total body skin rejuvenation.NASA actually developed the technology for light therapy, which is a non-invasive, low-level, non-thermal light energy that activates skin cells. Planet Beach uses the technology to erase the appearance of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and beyond. You can learn more at their website Www.planetbeach.com, or by visiting their spa in the Martin’s Supermarket Plaza on Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> Excitement is building again for the next annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar Fundraiser at Power in Motion Gymnastics and Fitness at 3889 S. M-139 in Royalton Township. The gym’s parent group is hosting the fundraiser on Thursday, November 4th from 4:30 until 8:30pm across the road from Pater’s Tru-Value Hardware in Scottdale.The parents call it a night of endless shopping with vendors such as Tastefully Simple, Jordan Essentials, Tupperware, Silpada, Creative Memories Photo Solutions, 31, Scentsy, Miche Bags, Avon, Party Lite, Close to My Heart, Designer Inspired Purses, Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Pamella Purses, and Mary Kay all under one roof at the same time! They will also conduct a bake sale and silent auction that evening. All proceeds from the bazaar will go to the 2010-2011 Power in Motion Competitive Gymnastics Team coached by Amber Smith and Chad Williams. Get it on your calendar…it is a big, big night out!<br /> <br /> Halloween is next weekend…and there are lots of opportunities to celebrate, including the St. Joseph Today Celebrations on Saturday the 30th with the Howl-o-Ween Dog Dress Up Contest by FuzzyButz Pet Bakery at 1pm. A Pumpkin Carving Contest follows at 2:30pm with Trick or Treating downtown taking place from 3 until 4pm. The Curious Kids Museum and their Discovery Zone are offering free Trick or Treating from 4 until 6pm and the Silver Beach Carousel is offering free carousel rides that entire time.<br /> <br /> The Carousel, by the way, has fun for adults, too…as they tee up “Night Mares on Broad Street,” this Friday night (October 29th) from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. Adults 18 and older who dare to pass through the Silver Beach Center doors will experience a ghoulish evening that includes a costume contest, dancing in the Shadowland Ballroom with DJ Zack East, free haunted carousel rides, souvenir photos and fortune telling.They are also gearing up for a premier appearance by special guest The Great Zandini. There will be Halloween snacks and a cash bar with seasonal spirits and brews. Advance tickets are $15…or it will cost you $20 at the door. You can get advance tickets at the carousel itself or at St. Joseph Today.<br /> <br /> Benton Harbor’s Creative Arts Gifted and Talented Academy has a great night out for the whole family this Thursday, October 28th, featuring their Harvest Festival at 1995 Union in Benton Harbor, located behind Sparkle Car Wash. Students from the 4th through 6th grades will be performing in this school fundraiser which features a full pulled roast pork dinner.The student performance is a part of the dinner entertainment. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $4 dollars for kids when purchased in advance. Prices at the door will run $8 and $4.50 respectively. The school’s secretary won a Herald-Palladium contest over the summer in which the prize was a pig valued at $650-dollars. That 350 pound pig was donated to the school for the event.Advance tickets are available from students and staff or at the school office.<br /> <br /> Another annual superstar family on the fundraising circuit is the Readiness Center’s Fundraiser hosted by Pete and Nancy Racine of The Grand Mere Inn. Get that event on your calendar for Sunday, November 7, 2010 with dinner served anytime between 4pm and 8pm at the popular Red Arrow Highway site of the restaurant. You must register by November 1st and then make your Dinner reservation with the restaurant no later than November 5th. Tickets are $125 each…and every penny of that cost goes to the Readiness Center. The Racines and their staff annually donate the entire event and their time to this very special event. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> If you have never been to a performance by the SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra, tomorrow’s Strauss & Strauss show at the Mendel Center would be a good time to try them out. All first time attendees will be admitted for free to the 3:30pm show tomorrow, Sunday the 24th. Works by Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss will be featured, and you can’t beat the price!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you next Saturday, right here in MailMax!

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