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What Do You See? Photo of the Week -Page 2 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com April 23, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 17 Moody on The Market A ssuming everything went according to schedule, the new Martin’s Supermarket in Stevensville is now open and welcoming shoppers eager to see the amazing transforma-tion from the old store to the new. The new super center, located at 5637 Cleveland Avenue , will result in the demolition of the old store to make way for the store’s parking lot. One of the tremendous new highlights of the new Martin’s will be the pride and joy of Lisa Micunek, Coordinator and Community Affairs Specialist for the new Martin’s School of Cooking located inside the new super store. It is only the third such school in the entire Martin’s line up, and it features a beautiful, state-of-the-art, commercial-grade kitchen, under the sponsorship of Whirlpool and KitchenAid. The new School of Cooking is equipped with top-of-the-line large and small appliances from the manufacturer. Lisa’s job as coordinator of the School of Cooking is just one facet of her role at Martin’s. As Community Affairs Specialist she will be working with organizations throughout the community to educate schools and businesses on the many ways that their space can be utilized for enjoy-ment, education, and betterment. She is cur-rently reaching out to all of the public and pri-vate schools in the area whose students might enjoy field trips to the School of Cooking inside Martin’s. She will also be working with Lakeland Regional HealthCare in a bid to partner with the hospital to educate the public on health-related food topics and the promotion of a healthful lifestyle. Lisa hopes that the cen-ter will be a place where people of all culinary skill levels can enjoy taking public cooking classes taught by accomplished professional chefs. The School of Cooking will also be available for customized private parties for cus-tomer’s special occasions, such as having a private chef prepare a meal to commemorate a momentous occasion or conduct a Chef’s Table Dinner for a small group. Additionally, Scouts of all levels will be able to earn cooking badges and patches there, innovative and upscale birth-Continued on page 9 M oody Pat Lake Michigan She maintained a booth at the American It moves us. Countryside Farmers Market in Elkhart, Shapes our region. Indiana. Her operation was doing very well, but the market itself ran into financial difficul-Changes our perspective. ties and closed following the Labor Day week-It’s the Lake effect. end last year. Now, Judi has taken a much big-ger leap of faith and has relocated to a new store at 408 State Street in downtown St. Joseph. Lake Michigan College As a result, Judi now offers the area’s largest room fragrance products, nautical More than 100 selection areas of of study that gifts, local artisan crafts, and antiques in her lead to a certifi cate or still degree. new shop, called The Candlestick Maker. Judi is the Chief Fragrance Officer, and is To move you. open for business 7 days a week from 11am To reshape your life. until 7pm. She will expand to longer summer hours in season. Stop in and say hi to Judi and Change your perspective. her little dog Loli. An absolutely striking new home complet-ed last fall is the latest feather in the cap of local Architect John Allegretti. The 2,400 square foot home set into the dunes between Holland and Saugatuck was custom designed for a Kalamazoo resident looking to build a home capable of adapting to the sloping terrain of the dunes while still embodying an environmental ethic. Designers at Allegretti Architects in St. Joseph earned LEED Platinum Certification for the home which also captured the 2010 First Place Award from Detroit Home magazine’s Vacation Home Category under 3,000sf. No small accomplishment, that marks Allegretti’s third consecutive win in that category! For 35-years they have been serving clients at 500 Main Street in St. Joe. Congratulations John… and your entire team! Inserts & Promotions This Thursday, Circle C Stable at 905 Pine Hills Lane in Benton Harbor will intro-Harding’s Friendly Markets Reaching for the Reins at 11am with stu-duce MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. Super Markets High dents Martin’s from Cedar Lane Alternative 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 School in Pater Niles a school at-risk teens and True for Value middle school students from Lighthouse Phone: 269.934.7522 Ace Hardware Education Center of Berrien RESA. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Assuming everything went according to schedule, the new Martin’s Supermarket in Stevensville is now open and welcoming shoppers eager to see the amazing transformation from the old store to the new. The new super center, located at 5637 Cleveland Avenue, will result in the demolition of the old store to make way for the store’s parking lot. One of the tremendous new highlights of the new Martin’s will be the pride and joy of Lisa Micunek, Coordinator and Community Affairs Specialist for the new Martin’s School of Cooking located inside the new super store. It is only the third such school in the entire Martin’s line up, and it features a beautiful, state-of-the-art, commercial-grade kitchen, under the sponsorship of Whirlpool and KitchenAid. The new School of Cooking is equipped with top-of-the-line large and small appliances from the manufacturer. Lisa’s job as coordinator of the School of Cooking is just one facet of her role at Martin’s. As Community Affairs Specialist she will be working with organizations throughout the community to educate schools and businesses on the many ways that their space can be utilized for enjoyment, education, and betterment. She is currently reaching out to all of the public and private schools in the area whose students might enjoy field trips to the School of Cooking inside Martin’s. She will also be working with Lakeland Regional HealthCare in a bid to partner with the hospital to educate the public on health-related food topics and the promotion of a healthful lifestyle. Lisa hopes that the center will be a place where people of all culinary skill levels can enjoy taking public cooking classes taught by accomplished professional chefs. The School of Cooking will also be available for customized private parties for customer’s special occasions, such as having a private chef prepare a meal to commemorate a momentous occasion or conduct a Chef’s Table Dinner for a small group. Additionally, Scouts of all levels will be able to earn cooking badges and patches there, innovative and upscale birth-Day parties centered on cooking, baking, and food can be hosted, and companies can stage team-building activities such as “Iron Chefstyle” competitions there. Lisa tells me that they also have a great space and myriad menu options for private parties such as bridal or baby showers, book groups, Bible Studies, retirement parties and teas. If all that isn’t enough, the Martin’s School of Cooking is also perfect for groups wanting to learn and practice foreign Language skills, because Lisa has lived in France on two occasions, took a 12-week cooking course taught by a French chef, and has also studied German and Italian, traveling extensively.You can reach her at 429-1171 ext 2345 to get your adventure underway.<br /> <br /> While Martin’s new supermarket is now open, the folks at Meijer of Stevensville are still a couple of weeks away from the opening of their new store. However, the Meijer gasoline station at the front of the lot has been open For better than a week now, and is fully operational.<br /> <br /> I don’t have a whole lot of the detail yet, but there’s a new winery on the way just outside of Baroda. Fans of the local Wine Trail are probably already familiar with the name Rockie Rick. For several years he has been the owner and operator of Fruitful Vine Tours, wherein he will take your private party of friends from winery to winery across the region for a grand tour of the tasting rooms. Later this Summer, he will be adding a stop of his own on the wine tour map for his new Gravity Winery.<br /> <br /> Rockie and his wife Allison have been growing wine grapes for about five years now and are currently growing 10 different varieties of grapes on some 30-acres of land. Construction on their new winery building has been launched and it is scheduled to be finished this summer, at which point they will open to the public.Gravity will be located at 10220 Lauer Road, just outside of Baroda, about two miles from Round Barn and Tabor Hill Wineries. I hope to have the rest of the story for you going forward, but just wanted to get you thinking now about a new stop on the wine tours as they plan for a summer Grand Opening. Stay tuned.<br /> <br /> If your Easter celebration includes some great cupcakes this weekend, but you can’t get your rightful share or your fill…my friends at Mimi’s Cupcakes are now making it easier to regularly enjoy their gourmet cupcakes. Earlier this week Liz & Emily began selling their outstanding morsels at the offices of Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services at 511 Renaissance Drive in the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joseph. These prolific bakers will be rotating the flavors offered each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cupcakes will be available from 10:30am until 5pm every Tuesday and Thursday or until all of the cupcakes are sold for any given day, whichever comes first. You will be able to select the flavors you wish and package them to go. They Will post the flavors of the day on their Facebook Fan Page. Go to www.mimis-cupcakes.com for the link. Obviously, nothing changes regarding regular orders and requests, this is just one more way to get your hands on their tasty product.Look for them in the new Superbook, too.<br /> <br /> If mosquitoes play havoc in your backyard routinely, you now have the option of a new team to battle their infestation. Ken & Julie Wuerfel have been recruited to the Mosquito Squad team in Michigan’s Great Southwest.Their service territory for battling ticks and mosquitoes covers parts of Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Berrien Counties. The Squad is North America’s fastest growing outdoor living concept franchise, and the Wuerfels are now official franchise operators in the region. You may know the Wuerfels from their success locally with The Cleaning Authority, an operation they’ve been running for more than five Years now. Mosquito Squad is known as the mosquito exterminator, and offers five ways to ensure affordable, dependable and effective protection against mosquito bites and the control of ticks. The Wuerfels got their license to operate in Michigan recently and are now open for business. You can reach them at 877-667-7823. As they say, No bugs. No bites. No kidding!<br /> <br /> The team at Core Real Estate just got larger thanks to a merger that brings John Meredith & Associates of Bridgman into the fold. The joint announcement comes from Broker Richard Kading of Meredith and Co-Owner and Broker Ron Birmingham at Core. Core already had the highest volume of sales in Bridgman over the past ten years, and this merger gives them the largest real estate office in the city. As a result of the merger, Core now boasts 23 total people with 9 associate brokers and 14 agents. The new Core office in Bridgman is at 9845 Red Arrow Highway, and can be reached at 465-4700. Core headquarters in Stevensville remains at 5750 James Drive, and can be reached at 429-8001.<br /> <br /> Harbor Country is now home to the perfect place for the “little princess” in your life.Kim Miller recently cut the ribbon on her new shop, Little Princess Treasures, at 122 N. Whitaker Street in New Buffalo. The shop is centered between The Chocolate Café and the Harbor Country News offices. Kim offers moderately-priced to higher-end children’s clothing up to size 10 ½ for girls and size 7 for Boys. She and her husband Tim decided that there was a definite need for such a store, and describe it as offering children’s clothing for special occasions like birthday parties, going out on the town and such. The store opened on April 1st and is open daily at 10am and at 11 on Sundays. Kim’s background in retail is pretty eclectic, having served recently as a regional retail manger for Hard Rock Café, and previously having worked for both Harley-Davidson and Target. Good luck, Kim and Tim!<br /> <br /> Party planners in the Paw Paw Lake neighborhood have an exciting new space for weddings, birthday parties, and all sorts of events. Chris & Guy Leach have opened West Street Station just a block off the main drag in downtown Coloma. The 5,000 square foot hall features beautiful wood walls and chandeliers and is very nicely appointed. Parties up to 300 people will find a great space to celebrate at 210 N. West Street in the city. Since the building is located on West Street and is alongside the railroad tracks close to where there was once a train station, a friend of the Leach family suggested the name West Street Station. You can learn more at www.weststreetstation.com which shows preferred vendors, and offers the opportunity get a quote for your affair. You can reach the event hall at 468-3120.<br /> <br /> A couple of years ago, Judi Benninghoff retired following a faithful 42-year career with Alpha Baking Company of LaPorte, Indiana.Not content to sit on her laurels, Judi launched a new enterprise as The Candlestick Maker.<br /> <br /> She maintained a booth at the American Countryside Farmers Market in Elkhart, Indiana. Her operation was doing very well, but the market itself ran into financial difficulties and closed following the Labor Day weekend last year. Now, Judi has taken a much bigger leap of faith and has relocated to a new store at 408 State Street in downtown St. Joseph.As a result, Judi now offers the area’s largest selection of room fragrance products, nautical gifts, local artisan crafts, and antiques in her new shop, still called The Candlestick Maker.Judi is the Chief Fragrance Officer, and is open for business 7 days a week from 11am until 7pm. She will expand to longer summer hours in season. Stop in and say hi to Judi and her little dog Loli.<br /> <br /> An absolutely striking new home completed last fall is the latest feather in the cap of local Architect John Allegretti. The 2,400 square foot home set into the dunes between Holland and Saugatuck was custom designed for a Kalamazoo resident looking to build a home capable of adapting to the sloping terrain of the dunes while still embodying an environmental ethic. Designers at Allegretti Architects in St. Joseph earned LEED Platinum Certification for the home which also captured the 2010 First Place Award from Detroit Home magazine’s Vacation Home Category under 3,000sf. No small accomplishment, that marks Allegretti’s third consecutive win in that category! For 35-years they have been serving clients at 500 Main Street in St. Joe. Congratulations John… and your entire team!<br /> <br /> This Thursday, Circle C Stable at 905 Pine Hills Lane in Benton Harbor will introduce Reaching for the Reins at 11am with students from Cedar Lane Alternative High School in Niles a school for at-risk teens and middle school students from Lighthouse Education Center of Berrien RESA. The program is a service-learning program that combines interactive learning with the opportunity to give back using the gift of mentoring and hard work.<br /> <br /> Finally, don’t forget that today, Saturday, April 23rd is the Spring Garden & Gift Open House at Crystal Springs Florist, 1475 Pipestone in Benton Harbor. The show runs from 8am until 5pm. Don’t miss it.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Happy Easter! See you around town, and again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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