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What Do You See? Photo of the Week -Page 2 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com November 1 3, 2010 Volume 11, Ver. 46 Suzanne Wilcox’s BioBody Weight Loss Clinic is ready to personally coach you in shedding unhealthy weight. Her local suc-cess along the Lake Michigan shoreline has expanded to new clinics in more than six states now, and she’s conducting increasing business over the internet as well. Her goal is to coach people to eating healthy, natural-ly. She is now a Naturopathic Doctor, and works regularly with people to lose between 25 and 40 pounds in as little as 40-days. You can learn more about BioBody online at www.biobody.me, or by calling 269-369-3155. Vicki MacKenzie is celebrating 15-years in business with her pet-styling enter-prise Shear Affection, at 3546 Bacon School Road in Royalton Township. Known for her own sheer affection for animals large and small, Vicki is commemorating the occasion by partnering with Mary Schaut at FuzzyButz Pet Bakery in St. Joseph. All new and current customers’ pups will be treated to a FuzzyButz cookie after their Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 M oody Pat I f you are among those who have been “waiting for the other shoe to drop” at The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor, you can pack away the bet-ting slips, forget the office pool, and while you’re at it, you might want to dig out your department store credit card because my friends at the J.C. Penney Company store in the Orchards Mall are not , (repeat after me now) NOT closing their store. In fact, General Manager Clyde Jack told me last week that they recently signed a new multi-year contract with mall management, and they have a multi-year option beyond even that agreement if they wish. Ever since Sears closed up shop at the mall, the rumor mill has been churning like wildfire, suggest-ing that Penney’s would be next. The store is doing just fine, and they are very eager for ongoing success in the holiday season now upon us. Meanwhile, just outside J.C. Penney’s door, Majerek’s Readers World has just undergone a makeover with fresh paint, new signage, upgraded fixtures, new merchandise and a broader selection of mag-azines, cards, gifts and books. Majerek’s has been a staple at the local mall for more than 20-years, and they have just launched a new Signature Coffee Label called Benton Harbor Coffee Company made with fine beans from Maple City Roasters. There is no question that the mall has suffered through some tough times with the state of the economy nationwide, but they are head-ing into the holidays with some new firepow-er including the arrival and expansion of Lakeside Books. Chris & Amber are refill-ing the shelves of the former B. Dalton Bookseller store in the mall. They are a fam-ily-owned operation based in Coloma , and are continuing their success with this new store that they are dubbing their Big Brother location. Between the two shops they will carry more than 50,000 new and used books. Additionally, they will offer gift sets, collections, accessories, music, movies and much more. The original shop is located at 222 N. Paw Paw in downtown Coloma. Find online, as well, at them www.lakesidebooks.com. Also arriving on Continued on page 10 the mall scene this week is the new This-N-That Discount Department Store. Owned and operated by Jim Robinson of Indianapolis, the new This-N-That is also his second store, with his home-base in the Indy area. Mr. Robinson brings a grand array of items to the former Shoe Sensation space in the mall, an 11,000 square foot showcase inside Entrance One. He offers home, bed, bath and kitchen décor, small appliances, men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, and most importantly for the holiday season…he has toys! Jim’s mode of operation is if there’s something that you want that you don’t see, ask him and he will do his very best to get what you are look-ing for. Meanwhile, the Food Court at the mall is growing as well. Already home to the Great Steak & Potato Company and Nica’s Mexican Restaurant…John Gibbs of Benton Harbor is adding in a new American Vending center, featuring self-service for on-the-go shoppers, including Christmas Open House 20% off * Christmas & Fall Accessories Save 10%* Store Wide Enjoy Refreshments! Friday, Nov. 19th, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21st, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. soups, sandwiches, snacks, sodas, and coffee. Mall management is also applauding the growing success of Epoch Style. The shop, which is owned and operated by Khalil Ahmad , was first opened in 2009, selling clothing for the entire family, as well as accessories, purses, hats, caps and more. He started out in a small 1,440 square foot space. Less than a year later, the shop has enjoyed such a level of success that they have moved into the former KayBee Toy location. Epoch Style has nearly tripled in size and now occupies more than 3,650 square feet. Ahmad began as a retailer in the mall with a single cart in the center hallway offering dig-ital photo transfers. He now has three such carts with a wide array of merchandise, plus Epoch Style. Clearly, he’s enjoying success on the local scene. The AT&T Store in the mall is also sporting a massive new, state-of-the-art remodeling. Congratulations to Mall Manager Ammy Jannert and everyone affiliated with this resurgence of late. The rest of the world is about to learn what discriminating local women have known for several years now, Angela Wolf is one of the top fashion designers around! The prestigious “Chicago Showcase 2010” at the Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel conducted a sneak preview last night (Friday, November 12th) at which Angie was named one of the Top Chicago Designers by the Apparel Industry Board. As a result, her designs will be featured in the showcase event which opens to the general public tomorrow and Monday. Angela, for those who don’t know, is an accomplished women’s clothing design-er who operates her studio at 185 East Main Street in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. The Chicago event is chaired by Mayor Richard Daley as Honorary Chairman. You can see examples of her striking collection featuring many local mod-els by pointing your internet browser to Congratulations, www.angelawolf.com. Angela…on some well earned recognition for your outstanding talents! If you’re looking forward to showing off your new figure in one of Angie’s fashions, grooming from now through the end of the year. Her all-inclusive fees for dogs and cats include nail trimming, ear cleaning, high-quality shampoos and conditioners and the fish crafted from local beach driftwood and for the 24-inch Douglas Fir Wreaths with use of a high-velocity dryer. If you have Karen Brandt who showcases sumptuous red velvet bows and pine cones. Cost is $25 multiple pets, you can earn a discount, and still life oil paintings at Chartreuse. Check it each or 5 for $100.00, and orders can be she also has products available for pets with out, and shop local to boost the local econo-made by calling 429-7100 or by logging onto MGM47-2010 Mailmax full pg color1 1 11/3/10 8:32:37 PM Inserts & Promotions sensitive skin. She operates on an appoint-my with some talented folks at their State www.hospiceathomecares.org . You can pick ment only basis, and does not kennel your Street Gallery. up your wreaths of beginning Monday, Harding’s St. Joseph pets to eliminate stress for them. You can The Harbor Shores Local Business November 22nd at 4025 Health Park Lane in is a publication of Far Martin’s Super reach her at 429-PETS MailMax (7387). Consortium is Ahead hosting Advertising, a seminar Inc. on the St. Joseph. Delivery is Market available upon 2202 Plaza importance Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Congratulations on your milestone anniver-of safety for contractors in part-request, and Ace they have gravesite Hardware easels for sary, Vicki! nership with Pepper Construction and the remembrance of loved ones during the Phone: 269.934.7522 The talented cast and crew at Insurance Management Services. That holidays. Schroeder Furniture FAX: 269.934.3297 Chartreuse in downtown St. Joseph hope seminar is free to attendees and gets under-The success of a Happenings 2009 trip to Vietnam by Holiday you can join the party this coming Friday, at 6pm this Wednesday, November 17th Lest We Forget has sparked huge interest in email: way publisher@farahead.com Automotive Market Place November 19th as they celebrate their 4th at the Benton Harbor office of Michigan a second trip next year from June 4th to the www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Anniversary in business. To show their Works! at 499 W. Main Street. Guest 24th departing from Los Angeles and cover-thanks for their many loyal customers and speaker Gary Boyer will share key safety ing both North and South Vietnam. The friends, the artists who own the co-op gallery elements contractors should use when doing organization will host a presentation on the are throwing a party from 6 until 9pm Friday business. All area contractors are encour-trip this coming Tuesday, November 16th at 57530 M-51 South • Dowagiac, MI , (800) 884-5020 ys th a nd . 19 www.imperialfurniture.net u S c n De . e op st -p.m *In stock items only. -4 ow Home 21 1 is 2 Offer not applicable to than prior sales. Hospice . grown from 13 artists to more 20 and now underway with N at v store details now they’re See adding two for more. Welcome their Annual o Home Wreath Sale to support N care. Orders are being taken Dave Smykal with his whimsical “voodoo” local hospice POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 23, 2010 Postal Customer

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If you are among those who have been "waiting for the other shoe to drop" at The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor, you can pack away the betting slips, forget the office pool, and while you're at it, you might want to dig out your department store credit card because my friends at the J.C. Penney Company store in the Orchards Mall are not, (repeat after me now) NOT closing their store. In fact, General Manager Clyde Jack told me last week that they recently signed a new multiyear contract with mall management, and they have a multi-year option beyond even that agreement if they wish. Ever since Sears closed up shop at the mall, the rumor mill has been churning like wildfire, suggesting that Penney's would be next. The store is doing just fine, and they are very eager for ongoing success in the holiday season now upon us. Meanwhile, just outside J.C.Penney's door, Majerek's Readers World has just undergone a makeover with fresh paint, new signage, upgraded fixtures, new merchandise and a broader selection of magazines, cards, gifts and books. Majerek's has been a staple at the local mall for more than 20-years, and they have just launched a new Signature Coffee Label called Benton Harbor Coffee Company made with fine beans from Maple City Roasters. There is no question that the mall has suffered through some tough times with the state of the economy nationwide, but they are heading into the holidays with some new firepower including the arrival and expansion of Lakeside Books. Chris & Amber are refilling the shelves of the former B.Dalton Bookseller store in the mall. They are a family- owned operation based in Coloma, and are continuing their success with this new store that they are dubbing their Big Brother location. Between the two shops they will carry more than 50,000 new and used books. Additionally, they will offer gift sets, collections, accessories, music, movies and much more. The original shop is located at 222 N. Paw Paw in downtown Coloma. Find them online, as well, at www.lakesidebooks.com. Also arriving on the mall scene this week is the new This-NThat Discount Department Store. Owned and operated by Jim Robinson of Indianapolis, the new This-N-That is also his second store, with his home-base in the Indy area. Mr. Robinson brings a grand array of items to the former Shoe Sensation space in the mall, an 11,000 square foot showcase inside Entrance One. He offers home, bed, bath and kitchen décor, small appliances, men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories, and most importantly for the holiday season…he has toys! Jim's mode of operation is if there's something that you want that you don't see, ask him and he will do his very best to get what you are looking for. Meanwhile, the Food Court at the mall is growing as well. Already home to the Great Steak & Potato Company and Nica's Mexican Restaurant…John Gibbs of Benton Harbor is adding in a new American Vending center, featuring selfservice for on-the-go shoppers, including soups, sandwiches, snacks, sodas, and coffee. Mall management is also applauding the growing success of Epoch Style. The shop, which is owned and operated by Khalil Ahmad, was first opened in 2009, selling clothing for the entire family, as well as accessories, purses, hats, caps and more. He started out in a small 1,440 square foot space. Less than a year later, the shop has enjoyed such a level of success that they have moved into the former KayBee Toy location. Epoch Style has nearly tripled in size and now occupies more than 3,650 square feet. Ahmad began as a retailer in the mall with a single cart in the center hallway offering digital photo transfers. He now has three such carts with a wide array of merchandise, plus Epoch Style. Clearly, he's enjoying success on the local scene. The AT&T Store in the mall is also sporting a massive new, state-ofthe- art remodeling. Congratulations to Mall Manager Ammy Jannert and everyone affiliated with this resurgence of late.<br /> <br /> The rest of the world is about to learn what discriminating local women have known for several years now, Angela Wolf is one of the top fashion designers the prestigious "Chicago Showcase 2010" at the Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel conducted a sneak preview last night (Friday, November 12th) at which Angie was named one of the Top Chicago Designers by the Apparel Industry Board. As a result, her designs will be featured in the showcase event which opens to the general public tomorrow and Monday. Angela, for those who don't know, is an accomplished women's clothing designer who operates her studio at 185 East Main Street in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. The Chicago event is chaired by Mayor Richard Daley as Honorary Chairman. You can see examples of her striking collection featuring many local models by pointing your internet browser to www.angelawolf.com. Congratulations, Angela…on some well earned recognition for your outstanding talents!<br /> <br /> If you're looking forward to showing off your new figure in one of Angie's fashions, Suzanne Wilcox's BioBody Weight Loss Clinic is ready to personally coach you in shedding unhealthy weight. Her local success along the Lake Michigan shoreline has expanded to new clinics in more than six states now, and she's conducting increasing business over the internet as well. Her goal is to coach people to eating healthy, naturally. She is now a Naturopathic Doctor, and works regularly with people to lose between 25 and 40 pounds in as little as 40-days. You can learn more about BioBody online at www.biobody.me, or by calling 269-369-3155.<br /> <br /> Vicki MacKenzie is celebrating 15- years in business with her pet-styling enterprise Shear Affection, at 3546 Bacon School Road in Royalton Township. Known for her own sheer affection for animals large and small, Vicki is commemorating the occasion by partnering with Mary Schaut at FuzzyButz Pet Bakery in St. Joseph. All new and current customers' pups will be treated to a FuzzyButz cookie after their grooming from now through the end of the year. Her all-inclusive fees for dogs and cats include nail trimming, ear cleaning, highquality shampoos and conditioners and the use of a high-velocity dryer. If you have multiple pets, you can earn a discount, and she also has products available for pets with sensitive skin. She operates on an appointment only basis, and does not kennel your pets to eliminate stress for them. You can reach her at 429-PETS (7387). Congratulations on your milestone anniversary, Vicki!<br /> <br /> The talented cast and crew at Chartreuse in downtown St. Joseph hope you can join the party this coming Friday, November 19th as they celebrate their 4th Anniversary in business. To show their thanks for their many loyal customers and friends, the artists who own the co-op gallery are throwing a party from 6 until 9pm Friday night. They'll have wine, food, and naturally a lively time with the artists who make up Chartreuse. In the last four years they have grown from 13 artists to more than 20 and now they're adding two more. Welcome Dave Smykal with his whimsical "voodoo" fish crafted from local beach driftwood and Karen Brandt who showcases sumptuous still life oil paintings at Chartreuse. Check it out, and shop local to boost the local economy with some talented folks at their State Street Gallery.<br /> <br /> The Harbor Shores Local Business Consortium is hosting a seminar on the importance of safety for contractors in partnership with Pepper Construction and Insurance Management Services. That seminar is free to attendees and gets underway at 6pm this Wednesday, November 17th at the Benton Harbor office of Michigan Works! At 499 W. Main Street. Guest speaker Gary Boyer will share key safety elements contractors should use when doing business. All area contractors are encouraged to attend, and reservations are strongly encouraged by contacting Reyna at 757-0225.<br /> <br /> Hospice at Home is now underway with their Annual Home Wreath Sale to support local hospice care. Orders are being taken for the 24-inch Douglas Fir Wreaths with red velvet bows and pine cones. Cost is $25 each or 5 for $100.00, and orders can be made by calling 429-7100 or by logging onto www.hospiceathomecares.org. You can pick up your wreaths beginning Monday, November 22nd at 4025 Health Park Lane in St. Joseph. Delivery is available upon request, and they have gravesite easels for the remembrance of loved ones during the holidays.<br /> <br /> The success of a 2009 trip to Vietnam by Lest We Forget has sparked huge interest in a second trip next year from June 4th to the 24th departing from Los Angeles and covering both North and South Vietnam. The organization will host a presentation on the trip this coming Tuesday, November 16th at 7pm in the Blue Lecture Hall at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. Get all of the details regarding the trip at that session.<br /> <br /> You can direct questions to Don Alsbro at 921-7176.<br /> <br /> If you'd like to help the folks at the Soup Kitchen, you can do so while enjoying a night on the town yourself by reserving your space for dinner at The Bistro on the Boulevard for the evening of December 7th. The good folks at the Bistro will donate 50% of the proceeds that evening to the Soup Kitchen. You can make your reservation today by calling 983-6600. Be sure to tell you friends about it, too!<br /> <br /> Well known and talented local artist Matt Payovich from St. Joseph will be exhibiting his work at The Anna Russo- Sieber Gallery from this coming Friday until after the New Year. He has been working on painted panels, and tile relief installations for various churches in the area for several years now. He is also known for his still life, portraiture, and views of the St. Joe River and Lake Michigan in water colors. His ARS display is titled "In the Spirit of Renaissance," and can be seen at 147 Fifth Street across from The Ideal Place. An opening reception will take place on Friday from 7 until 9pm, so check it out for yourself.<br /> <br /> All it took was last week's dusting of snow and word spread like wildfire regarding the 4th Annual Toys for Tots Pub Run, under the guidance of insurance man Jamie Veersma. This year's event takes place on Sunday, December 5th beginning at Pauly's Bar & Grill in the Benton Harbor Arts District at 11:45am. More than 80 runners, walkers and mountain bikers joined in the fun last year and generated more than 300 unwrapped gifts and $185 in cash for the local Toys for Tots campaign. They hope to have no less than 100 participants this year and even more gifts and cash to go around. Other stops on the run include Silver Beach Pizza, the St. Joe Boathouse, Rivers Edge, The Livery, and back to Pauly's for the wrap up. Find more by becoming a fan of the pub run on Facebook. In the search box at the top, type in Pub Run, and select the second of two offerings. (The first is for the community of Worcester.)<br /> <br /> That's it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…remember to shop locally for the holidays and all year round for that matter. Shop us first…there's more here than you know! See you Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br />

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