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At Forbes, on and The the folkse that time she was still Lauron Scudder from University’s viticul-Joseph. on site to St. explain how She was doing volunteer emer-gency Don’tight relief work feeding hungry first-s own vineyard. responders a short distance away from on your doorstep.he Ground Zero when I interviewed her on my more serious amongichigan radio Society show. She was going to school at the Grape and worked for an eclectic restaurant a Wine time, Evaluationay across the from The Waldorf-Astoria , February 1st as street authwest Hotel in New York City. Eventually, she Michigan fellow foodie Drew Turnipseed and at the married Southwest they returned to Michigan’s Great & Extension Center on Southwest to launch their own catering busi-you register by the ende ness, Two forhich Turnips. About a year later, they is just $75-dollars ended up taking includes a series of a unique and colorful oppor-tunity to your staff a sizable hunting lodge in wine tastings, Alaska , and providing food service and manage-skilled tastings, aturing there. Now, Lauron & Drew are back in the ment wines of oure the region having a delightful time helping to day. This event is tar-run the new Brewery Vivant in a former grape growers, winerynd funeral chapel, auto repair shop and child-hospitality staffers, care distribu-thers facility in the Eastown neighborhood retailers and Grand Rapids. The brewery and restau-who of may be seek-dge rant are owned by Jason & Kris Spaulding, of wine tasting andl but developed the menu and is Vivant’s products. A Drew brochurem Head Chef, at while Lauron runs the front of the can be found house as the operation’s General Manager. The new brew-house opened officially for been selected by Golf business Christmas week, and was one of the Top during 600ion. drawing strong reviews from a number of John Sieber, who quarters, including The Grand Rapids Press. SieberGolf in Colomaom In fact, Draft Magazine tabbed Brewery golf clubs for more Vivant of as one is a member the of “12 Breweries to Watch in in a recent article. The magazine cited Golf 2011,” Clubfitting Spaulding’s heritage as a founder of New years ago he was alsop Holland Brewing in 1996 as key to their rea-100 Clubmakers bynia behind the Vivant alert. The location . John soning offers a full-m just blocks from the Grand Rapids’ Farmers’ swing analysis to club Market is also cited as a reason because of he has just installed alf Spaulding’s challenge to Chef Drew and the simulator fromnd brewers to “make a dish that pairs well with this beer,” or “make a beer with the properties of this dish.” The entire affair is working remarkably well, and Spaulding blogs to his the followers that “Chef Drew and the kitchen Goodar crew are putting out some great food right out of the gate on our limited menu,” adding, forountyps “Our burger is a blend of sustainably raised ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com Volume 12, Ver. 3 Moody on The Market M oody Pat cases.e thanovereds last as ae were…for Continued on on page page 8 7 Continued home in the Grand Upton Hall of the Lake Niman Ranch beef cuts of hanger steak, top Michigan College Mendel Center in sirloin, and short ribs served on a pretzel roll, Benton Harbor. 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The musical backdrop great local winery near my sister Jennie’s for this grand affair will come from Bryan house outside of Charlottesville. I was Lubeck and the band Accoustic Vineyard. doing my usual bragging to the winery staff Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or there about the Southwest Michigan Wine $20 at the door. They are available online at www.winterdelightsfestival.com or by calling Trail, another tax visitor noted that while in Come try when the best professionals the industry at a great price...FREE. You the Mendel Center Box Office at 927-1221. Michigan wines are performing admirably, he Come try the best tax professionals in the industry at a great price... FR EE . You pay nothing when H&R Block prepares your 2010 Federal Form 1040EZ. 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Pat Moody<br /> <br /> I was first introduced to Lauron Turnip seed in the days following the attack on The World Trade Center on 9/11. At that time she was still Lauron Scudder from St. Joseph. She was doing volunteer emergency relief work feeding hungry first responders a short distance away from Ground Zero when I interviewed her on my radio show. She was going to school at the time, and worked for an eclectic restaurant across the street from The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Eventually, she married fellow foodie Drew Turnip seed and they returned to Michigan’s Great Southwest to launch their own catering business, Two Turnips. About a year later, they ended up taking a unique and colorful opportunity to staff a sizable hunting lodge in Alaska, providing food service and management there. Now, Lauron & Drew are back in the region having a delightful time helping to run the new Brewery Vivant in a former funeral chapel, auto repair shop and childcare facility in the Eas town neighborhood of Grand Rapids. The brewery and restaurant are owned by Jason & Kris Spaulding, but Drew developed the menu and is Vivant’s Head Chef, while Lauron runs the front of the house as the operation’s General Manager.The new brew-house opened officially for business during Christmas week, and was drawing strong reviews from a number of quarters, including The Grand Rapids Press.In fact, Draft Magazine tabbed Brewery Vivant as one of “12 Breweries to Watch in 2011,” in a recent article. The magazine cited Spaulding’s heritage as a founder of New Holland Brewing in 1996 as key to their reasoning behind the Vivant alert. The location just blocks from the Grand Rapids’ Farmers’ Market is also cited as a reason because of Spaulding’s challenge to Chef Drew and the brewers to “make a dish that pairs well with this beer,” or “make a beer with the properties of this dish.” The entire affair is working remarkably well, and Spaulding blogs to his followers that “Chef Drew and the kitchen crew are putting out some great food right out of the gate on our limited menu,” adding, “Our burger is a blend of sustainably raised Niman Ranch beef cuts of hanger steak, top sirloin, and short ribs served on a pretzel roll, with a side of bacon-onion marmalade.” The boss added that he heard several patrons say that it was “the best burger they ever had.” If you find yourself in the Grand Rapids neighborhood… check ‘em out in the East Hills Business District at 925 Cherry Street SE.They are open 3pm until 11pm Monday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am til midnight and Sundays from noon until 9. Congratulations, guys! Best of luck!<br /> <br /> While visiting with family in Virginia over the Thanksgiving holiday, we visited a great local winery near my sister Jennie’s house outside of Charlottes ville. I was doing my usual bragging to the winery staff there about the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail, when another visitor noted that while Michigan wines are performing admirably, he was drawn to the outstanding craft brewers all across the state. He was very knowledgeable on the subject and I steered him to The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District.He may well show up at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival around the end of next month at Fifth Third Ballpark outside Grand Rapids. If so, (or even if not) you have the opportunity to join in that great undertaking with the crew from The Livery. They have secured a bus to take local fans to the big event on Saturday, February 26th from 1 until 6pm. The limits of the bus allow no more than the first 42 paid attendees to sign up for a 10:30am departure from The Livery at 190 5th Street in Benton Harbor. You must sign up before Friday, January 21st, and there are no cancellations or refunds allowed. Cost is $75 for the entire affair including your bus transit. More than 250 different beers from 45 breweries, live music, hot food and more. Get down to The Livery to reserve your spot ASAP. It is a very popular event and it will sell out!<br /> <br /> If your tastes run more to the wine side of the house, a quick cure for your winter cabin fever is on the docket a week from today on Saturday, January 22nd in the form of the 2nd Annual Winter Delights Festival of Wine, Food and Jazz. That event is right here at home in the Grand Upton Hall of the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Harbor. Showtime is from 5pm until 9pm next Saturday, exclusively featuring Michigan wineries including Cascade Winery, Contessa Wine Cellars, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Fenn Valley Winery, Free Run Cellars, McIntosh Orchards & Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Round Barn Winery, and St. Julian Winery. Also along for the ride on this one-stop wine tour will be local cuisine from Martin’s Catering, Schu’s Grill & Bar, LMC Conference & Event Services and The Chocolate Garden. The musical backdrop for this grand affair will come from Bryan Lubeck and the band Accoustic Vineyard.Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They are available online at www.winterdelightsfestival.com or by calling the Mendel Center Box Office at 927-1221.For a small fee you can also take part in a wine-tasting class conducted by certified wine sommelier Jason Forbes, and the folks from Michigan State University’s viticulture program will be on site to explain how one can start up one’s own vineyard. Don’t miss this great event right on your doorstep.<br /> <br /> Incidentally, for the more serious among us, MSU and The Michigan Grape Society are offering up a Wine Evaluation Workshop on Tuesday, February 1st as a prelude to Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days at the Southwest Michigan Research & Extension Center on Hill andale Road. If you register by the end of this week, your fee is just $75-dollars for the day-long event which includes a series of highly informative wine tastings, your catered lunch, more skilled tastings, and a hospitality session featuring the wines of our region at the end of the day. This event is targeted largely to wine grape growers, winery personnel, tourist and hospitality staffers, restaurateurs, wine retailers and distributors, the media and others who may be seeking a working knowledge of wine tasting and the quality of our local products. A brochure and registration form can be found at www.grapes.msu.edu.<br /> <br /> A local man has been selected by Golf Digest magazine as one of the Top 600 Club fitters in the nation. John Sieber, who owns and operates Sieber Golf in Coloma has been making custom golf clubs for more than 30-yeraes and is a member of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals. Three years ago he was also named one of the Top 100 Club makers by KZG Golf in California. John offers a full range of services from swing analysis to club repair. Additionally, he has just installed a state-of-the-art golf simulator from MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest 269-934-7522 • www.MailMaxOnline.com January 15, 2011 Page 9 repair. Additionally, he has just installed a state-of-the-art golf simulator from Foresight Sports, featuring several championship courses. John offers his services by appointment only at 269-849-4619. You can learn more online at www.siebergolf.com. Congratulations, John. Keep up the stellar performance!<br /> <br /> The rebirth of downtown Baroda got a booster shot recently when the Baroda Village Council authorized a 5-year commercial tax abatement to a local couple planning to open a new art gallery on First Street this coming spring. Greta & Bill Hurst will open their new Tabula Rasa Gallery in the former Tio’s Restaurant building at 8918 First Street. The eatery closed up shop last month, making way for the Hurst family who were granted a 100-percent property tax break on all improvements for the next five years. Both of the Hursts are artisans in their own right. Bill Hurst will feature his digital photography and his wife will showcase her mosaic art. The couple told the village council they could expect to see the gallery open in late spring. Stay tuned for more.<br /> <br /> There is new leadership at the helm of The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors following their recent installation of officers. Doreen Johan, who co-owns RE/MAX Sunset Coast in Stevensville is the new President of both the association and the MLS. She has been licensed since 2001 and was Realtor of the Year in 2009. The President-Elect is Paul Dumke of CORE Real Estate, and Treasurer is Chris Marzke of Meredith & Kamp. Ten other Realtors were named to the organization’s Board of Directors, including Michelle Alger, Victoria Eberhard, Debbie Floor, Cathy Smith, Paul Crouch, Marilyn Lomonaco, Renay Suseland, John Valenziano, Bert Peters, and Louis Price.Marzke, by the way, was presented in December with the organization’s coveted President’s Cup Award as the Realtor who best exemplifies the spirit of the industry’s Code of Ethics.<br /> <br /> Telamon Corporation of Paw Paw reminds local area businessmen and women that cost-free programming is available to help recruit new employees and reduce turnover and training costs by identifying qualified candidates that meet the specific needs and requirements of your desired workforce. The crew at Telamon offers On The Job Training, Work Experience, Pre- Screened Candidates, Retention Services, Support Services, Worker Opportunity Tax Credits, and Federal Bonding. Regional Manager Marcos Flores is available to tell you more at 269-655-9916.<br /> <br /> Grant applications for $100 and higher are once again available from the Heart of Cook Foundation Fund at the Berrien Community Foundation. The program, as you may recall, is designed to assist educational, human services, and environmental non-profits in SW Michigan and Northern Indiana through funding provided by Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant.Employees there volunteer thousands of hours to local organizations each year according to Chief Nuclear Officer Larry Weber.Last year, by way of example, those employees contributed $54,000 to fund 35 non-profit programs and special projects. Your applications are due February 8th, with awards Being announced in May. You can find the form at www.berriencommunity.org. Good luck!<br /> <br /> Looks like 2010 was a solid year for crime solving! Berrien County Crimes toppers received anonymous tips last year that successfully solved 38 felony cases.In fact, 41 felony arrests were made as a result of Crimes topper tips, and more than $1,300.00 in stolen property was recovered while nearly $1,500 in illegal narcotics were seized. It pays to call Crimes toppers…for all of us!<br /> <br /> My friend Ken Clark has nudged me for the annual reminder regarding the upcoming 5th Annual No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to Benefit the Soup Kitchen of Benton Harbor. The big event is schedule to take place on Sunday, January 30th at the Silver Beach Center in St. Joseph. You can check-in and register beginning at 12:30 and the first cards will be dealt at 2pm. Entry fee is $50 dollars, with a maximum of 200 players.You must be 18 or older to play. First Place prize is $1,000.00 (assuming 100 players)A $50 bounty will be offered to the player who successfully bounces Special Guest Players Sheriff Paul Bailey, Wild Bill and others. To register or learn more, call Ken at 927-8174. Good Luck!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Please shop local…and we’ll 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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