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What Do You See? NEW CONSTRUCTION • REMODELING • POOLS •DECORATING • LANDSCAPING • DECKS & PATIOS • WALKWAYS & DRIVES • HOME FURNISHING Photo of the Week -Page 2 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com April 9, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 15 can get tickets and additional info online at www.smso.org. We’ve talked about it for several months now, and then we both get busy on various projects and forget to sit down for the details, but I finally hooked up with St. Joseph Attorney Paul Jancha Sr. recent-ly so that I could get the final word on the expansion of his law firm which now includes his son, Paul Jancha Jr. Paul Jr. was a Notre Dame undergraduate where he played football, among other activities. After the Golden Dome, Paul attended Michigan State Law School and graduat-ed with honors in May of 2009. He was admitted to the practice of law before Judge John Donahue later that fall. Now that he has joined his father’s law firm, they are known as Jancha, Struwin & Jancha , with Attorney Jack Struwin as the third partner. Since joining the firm, Paul Jr.’s practice has focused on family law and criminal defense. Congratulations to father and son! Incidentally, the Jancha family made a sizable investment in the former Hennes Company Building in the heart of the St. Joseph central business district a number of years ago and pledged to keep the majority of the ground floor space as retail. They also made a substantial investment to make the building suitable for a first class day care center. Until its recent dissolu-Continued on page 8 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 M oody Pat B efore we take one more step into this new day in Michigan’s Great Southwest , I want to remind you of an his-toric moment on our doorstep. Set an alarm clock if necessary, have a friend call you as a reminder or something…but make sure that you are in front of a television set and ready to go at 2pm this afternoon, Saturday, April 9, 2011. At that appointed hour, the eyes of the world will be on our community and on the Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor. At 2pm sharp, the CBS Sports Network will launch a 30-minute recap of last summer’s Champions for Change Tournament which featured Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller in a million-dollar skins game to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor. We’ve been working behind the scenes to assure that dozens, if not hun-dreds, of television sets in public venues will be set to CBS Sports for that half hour lead in to today’s coverage of the third round of The Masters Golf Championship . The front page of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce website at www.cornerstonechamber.com has a link to show you special offers from member businesses in the region who are hosting “Party With the Masters” events, or other discount opportunities tied to the big show. Whether you are hosting your own viewing party in your own home, or want to join member bars, restaurants and others who are hosting them with special deals, check out the list for some great opportunities. You will also find advertis-ers elsewhere here in MailMax who are showcasing the program which focuses not only on the tournament last August, but on the community transformation taking place as well. The Herald-Palladium also has engaged advertisers to share party informa-tion, and support for Harbor Shores. Let’s all tune in together and let the world know Continued on page 7 what’s going on right here at home! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen, not the least of which is Whirlpool’s KitchenAid brand, who is helping to bring the world to our doorstep next May as the presenting sponsor of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship. The Masters this weekend will get a lot of blood coursing through the bodies of golf fans across the region eager to get onto the course themselves, and there will be myriad opportunities for the next sever-al months. Chamber members are marking July 11th on their calendars for the organi-zation’s 51st Annual Steak Fry, Golf & BeanBag Tournament at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Details will be forth-coming soon. Meanwhile, The New Territory Arts Association is teaming up with the Krasl Art Center for their 2nd Annual Swinging for the Sculpture out-ing at Harbor Shores. That event is sched-uled for Wednesday, June 1st to help bene-fit the Krasl’s 2012 Biennial Sculpture Invitational in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Friends at the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will host an outing at Harbor Shores on June 20th, as an organizational fundraiser for Symphony programming. Even non-golfers who would still like to admire the majesty of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course can enjoy a couple of oppor-Southwest Michigan’s only local LASER VISION CORRECTION facility. tunities to tour the course and the amazing tee-marker sculptures displayed at each hole. One of those, as I told you several weeks ago is underway today, sponsored by the Water Street Glassworks. If you don’t have a “tee-time” for the self-guided tour, stop by the clubhouse at M-Tec to see if slots are still available. If there are not, or if you can make it this Tuesday, April 12th, at 3pm, The Benton Harbor Public Library Renovation Fund will host a similar tour of the course and the unique sculptures designed by local artists, glass blower Jerry Catania and metal sculp-tor Josh Andres. Tickets for that tour, being called Tea on the Tees, are $25 each and are available at the library itself or online at www.bentonharborlibrary.com. In this day and age when funding for libraries is increasingly at risk, it’s your chance to help out in a way that benefits both you and the library. These are just a few of the many showcase events coming our way in the months ahead. The crew at the Symphony, meanwhile has another unique event coming up ahead of their golf outing. It’s called Space Odyssey and will take place on May 14th at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport featuring stellar food stations, brilliant one-of-a-kind auction items offered up by New York Auctioneer Ric Cherwin , the Cosmic Sounds of the N’Harmonics Jazz Band and more. You What does that mean? The ophthalmologist that you see preoperatively will be the same one who performs the LASER correction and gives you your post operative care. If you are not eligible for LASER Vision Correction, you may be a candidate for Implantable Collamer Lenses. “Dollar Office Supplies” according to win-Saturday’s preliminary work is to simply dow displays there. You’ll find Armco in begin the process through an old fashioned tion after 100 years of operation, the the house Mondays, Tuesdays and clean-up project. All participants in the YWCA had operated State Street Thursdays from 9am until 6pm, on April 16th event will be required to watch Daycare in that location. The facility is Wednesdays from 10am until 8pm, Fridays an MDOT safety video first and be pro-licensed for 80-children and comprises from 8am until 4pm, and Saturday morn-vided with proper safety gear. Youngstedt nearly 2,000 square feet on the ground ings from 8am until noon. The shop is is talking with other local communities floor and nearly 5,500 square feet on the closed on Sundays. According to web along the I-94 corridor to consider similar second floor. When setting up for day care details posted by the company, Armco projects at other key interchanges in the operations, Jancha installed an entirely offers ink and toner cartridges, photo area to assure we’re all putting on our best new sprinkler system and exceptional paper, printer cables and many other face for visitors not only in coming years security technology. Despite the demise of items for many of the printers on the mar-for the Senior PGA, but for the steady the Y, there is still a significant need for ket today. Buyers can choose from origi-increase in tourists scoping out our grow-child care in the center of the city , and nal equipment manufacturer, compatible or ing array of destination attractions. If you can help, please contact the township hall Jancha is eager to discuss options with re-manufactured cartridges. at 429-1589 for schedules and require-The man who almost single-handedly interested organizations or individuals to operate there. The center is fully furnished recruited dozens of volunteers to paint all ments. Thanks! One way to brighten your own neigh-and ready to go. If you are interested, you of the fire hydrants in Lincoln Charter this spring is with flowers from can see the center at 306 State Street Township has now turned his attention to borhood Inserts & Promotions the Symphony League of SW Michigan’s another form of local beautification efforts. downtown, or call Paul at 983-0109. Harding’s Friendly Markets Armco Ink & Toner has returned to Glen Youngstedt hopes to see your smil-Annual Floral Extravaganza Flower Markets Top quality Super hanging baskets, flower-ing face of next when a team MailMax is a publication Far Saturday Ahead Advertising, Inc. of Sale. Martin’s the Southtown St. Joseph neighborhood ing containers and bedding local volunteers will begin the task of with a retail store front once again. 2202 The Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Jet’s Pizza plant orders up until April 18th and pick discount marketer of printer and computer cleaning up Interstate-94’s Exit 23 in can be placed Hardware Phone: 269.934.7522 place on Friday, May 6th at the Stevensville. Glen and fellow organizers up will take Ace supplies has hosted retail sites on several FAX: 269.934.3297 Pator True Value in St. Joe. occasions, most recently less than a block have been working closely with Nature’s Howard Ice Arena and Lumber order forms are available Landscaping to develop a compre-Information from their current location. The shop is Way Von Toble & Hardware email: publisher@farahead.com online right now at www.smso.org hensive plan to eventually install 14 land-. Inserts may vary by ZipCode now located at 2932 Niles Avenue, sand-www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Race fans…don’t forget that next wiched in between Signal Travel & scape beds at that interchange to put a Tours and Maynard Chiropractic offices bright, fresh, clean face on the entryway Saturday, April 16th, is the Steven C. in Southtown. The ink specialist had into the community. While eventually his Silcox Spring Training 5K/10K Run and briefly resorted to selling exclusively crew will be working with professional 5K Walk on the Napier Campus of Lake MOODY Continued from page 7 Call today for your FREE SCREENING Eligibility Appointment! % Financing Available For 12 Months! 0 www.greateyecare.com FREE Wi Fi in St. Joseph “Clinical Research Site” 2848 Niles Road • St. Joseph • 269-428-3300 x 298 or 299 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on April 9, 2011 ECRWSS Postal Customer

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Pat Moody

Before we take one more step into this new day in Michigan’s Great Southwest, I want to remind you of an historic moment on our doorstep. Set an alarm clock if necessary, have a friend call you as a reminder or something…but make sure that you are in front of a television set and ready to go at 2pm this afternoon, Saturday, April 9, 2011. At that appointed hour, the eyes of the world will be on our community and on the Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor. At 2pm sharp, the CBS Sports Network will launch a 30-minute recap of last summer’s Champions for Change Tournament which featured Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller in a million-dollar skins game to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor. We’ve been working behind the scenes to assure that dozens, if not hundreds, of television sets in public venues will be set to CBS Sports for that half hour lead in to today’s coverage of the third round of The Masters Golf Championship. The front page of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce website at www.cornerstonechamber.com has a link to show you special offers from member businesses in the region who are hosting “Party With the Masters” events, or other discount opportunities tied to the big show. Whether you are hosting your own viewing party in your own home, or want to join member bars, restaurants and others who are hosting them with special deals, check out the list for some great opportunities. You will also find advertisers elsewhere here in MailMax who are showcasing the program which focuses not only on the tournament last August, but on the community transformation taking place as well. The Herald-Palladium also has engaged advertisers to share party information, and support for Harbor Shores. Let’s all tune in together and let the world know What’s going on right here at home! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen, not the least of which is Whirlpool’s KitchenAid brand, who is helping to bring the world to our doorstep next May as the presenting sponsor of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship.<br /> <br /> The Masters this weekend will get a lot of blood coursing through the bodies of golf fans across the region eager to get onto the course themselves, and there will be myriad opportunities for the next several months. Chamber members are marking July 11th on their calendars for the organization’s 51st Annual Steak Fry, Golf & BeanBag Tournament at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Details will be forthcoming soon. Meanwhile, The New Territory Arts Association is teaming up with the Krasl Art Center for their 2nd Annual Swinging for the Sculpture outing at Harbor Shores. That event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st to help benefit the Krasl’s 2012 Biennial Sculpture Invitational in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Friends at the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will host an outing at Harbor Shores on June 20th, as an organizational fundraiser for Symphony programming. Even nongolfers who would still like to admire the majesty of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course can enjoy a couple of opportunities Tour the course and the amazing tee-marker sculptures displayed at each hole. One of those, as I told you several weeks ago is underway today, sponsored by the Water Street Glassworks. If you don’t have a “tee-time” for the self-guided tour, stop by the clubhouse at M-Tec to see if slots are still available. If there are not, or if you can make it this Tuesday, April 12th, at 3pm, The Benton Harbor Public Library Renovation Fund will host a similar tour of the course and the unique sculptures designed by local artists, glass blower Jerry Catania and metal sculptor Josh Andres. Tickets for that tour, being called Tea on the Tees, are $25 each and are available at the library itself or online at www.bentonharborlibrary.com. In this day and age when funding for libraries is increasingly at risk, it’s your chance to help out in a way that benefits both you and the library. These are just a few of the many showcase events coming our way in the months ahead.<br /> <br /> The crew at the Symphony, meanwhile has another unique event coming up ahead of their golf outing. It’s called Space Odyssey and will take place on May 14th at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport featuring stellar food stations, brilliant one-of-a-kind auction items offered up by New York Auctioneer Ric Cherwin, the Cosmic Sounds of the N’Harmonics Jazz Band and more. You Tion after 100 years of operation, the YWCA had operated State Street Daycare in that location. The facility is licensed for 80-children and comprises nearly 2,000 square feet on the ground floor and nearly 5,500 square feet on the second floor. When setting up for day care operations, Jancha installed an entirely new sprinkler system and exceptional security technology. Despite the demise of the Y, there is still a significant need for child care in the center of the city, and Jancha is eager to discuss options with interested organizations or individuals to operate there. The center is fully furnished and ready to go. If you are interested, you can see the center at 306 State Street downtown, or call Paul at 983-0109.<br /> <br /> Armco Ink & Toner has returned to the Southtown St. Joseph neighborhood with a retail store front once again. The discount marketer of printer and computer supplies has hosted retail sites on several occasions, most recently less than a block from their current location. The shop is now located at 2932 Niles Avenue, sandwiched in between Signal Travel & Tours and Maynard Chiropractic offices in Southtown. The ink specialist had briefly resorted to selling exclusively online through its presence at www.apexink.com. The center offers ink cartridges as low as $3.99, and features “Dollar Office Supplies” according to window displays there. You’ll find Armco in the house Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 6pm, on Wednesdays from 10am until 8pm, Fridays from 8am until 4pm, and Saturday mornings from 8am until noon. The shop is closed on Sundays. According to web details posted by the company, Armco offers ink and toner cartridges, photo paper, printer cables and many other items for many of the printers on the market today. Buyers can choose from original equipment manufacturer, compatible or re-manufactured cartridges.<br /> <br /> The man who almost single-handedly recruited dozens of volunteers to paint all of the fire hydrants in Lincoln Charter Township has now turned his attention to another form of local beautification efforts. Glen Youngstedt hopes to see your smiling face next Saturday when a team of local volunteers will begin the task of cleaning up Interstate-94’s Exit 23 in Stevensville. Glen and fellow organizers have been working closely with Nature’s Way Landscaping to develop a comprehensive plan to eventually install 14 landscape beds at that interchange to put a bright, fresh, clean face on the entryway into the community. While eventually his crew will be working with professional landscapers, garden clubs, service organizations and beyond to help install and maintain the beautification efforts, next Saturday’s preliminary work is to simply begin the process through an old fashioned clean-up project. All participants in the April 16th event will be required to watch an MDOT safety video first and be provided with proper safety gear. Youngstedt is talking with other local communities along the I-94 corridor to consider similar projects at other key interchanges in the area to assure we’re all putting on our best face for visitors not only in coming years for the Senior PGA, but for the steady increase in tourists scoping out our growing array of destination attractions. If you can help, please contact the township hall at 429-1589 for schedules and requirements. Thanks!<br /> <br /> One way to brighten your own neighborhood this spring is with flowers from the Symphony League of SW Michigan’s Annual Floral Extravaganza Flower Sale. Top quality hanging baskets, flowering containers and bedding plant orders can be placed up until April 18th and pick up will take place on Friday, May 6th at the Howard Ice Arena in St. Joe. Information and order forms are available online right now at www.smso.org.<br /> <br /> Race fans…don’t forget that next Saturday, April 16th, is the Steven C. Silcox Spring Training 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk on the Napier Campus of Lake Michigan College. My friend Steve was a long time trustee and board chair at the college and is an amazingly dedicated run MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest ner who has participated in a multitude of major marathons and countless races for several decades now. The race is open to the public and proceeds will support the LMC Soccer Club. Race day registration begins at 7:45am at the flag pole in front of the administration building, with a 9am race start and chip-timing technology. Race forms can be found online at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/race. Good luck, and thanks, Steve, for your years of service!<br /> <br /> Cycle-Re-Cycle is hosting a great evening of fun for everyone at The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District on April 30th from 6:30pm until 10pm. Cycle- Re-Cycle is the non-profit bike co-op that recycles bikes and offers Earn-A-Bike programs. At the event you can bid on an awesome array of silent auction items including a Trek tandem, a Fuji road bike, dining experiences, a romantic vineyard picnic, spa time, man toys, fine art, jewelry and more. Learn more at their website at www.cycle-re-cycle-swm.org. Check it out.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week…hope you’ve had a great spring break…and if you’ve been gone, then: Welcome Home! See you again next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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