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What Do You See? Photo of the Week -Page 2 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com May 7, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 19 www.gourmetgiftboxes.net now offer her cli-ents the option and convenience of e-com-merce through paypal. St. Joe website devel-oper Michael Ostrander did the re-design work for the sites. Carol has been assembling stellar gift baskets for happy clients under the Gift Basket Classics moniker for two decades now. She started the business in 1991 in a small corner of her husband’s bicycle shop in Stevensville. Ten years later she changed to a home-based studio since far and away the majority of her sales were by way of e-mail or phone. It was her love of Michigan that inspired her Michigan Gourmet Travels Specialty Foods featuring stories about many state landmarks on her custom labels. Happy Anniversary, Carol! Keep up the great work! In addition to her websites, you can reach her at 985-9000. It’s also anniversary time for Pater True Value Hardware in the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township. Get in on the fun with Joe Pater and his crew next Saturday and Sunday, May 14 th and 15 th when they roll out their Bucket Sale. In essence when you buy a 5-gallon bucket for $3.00…you will be entitled to 25% off of the regular price of everything that you can fit inside the bucket with the lid on. Oh, and the 3-dollars for the bucket? That gets donated to Lake Michigan Catholic Athletics operations. In addition to the big sale there will be hundreds of dollars in gift certificates, savings on Dutch Boy Paint, Scott’s Fertilizer and lots more. You’ll find the Pater team at 4032 M-139 in St. for ALL Joseph. The of store is open Saturday from 8am until 7pm and Sunday from 10 til 5. Happy Anniversary! Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat I n 1957 Tony & Ann Vitale stepped into the world of business opening up a soon-to-become famous neigh-borhood grocery and deli appropriately named Vitale’s Market . The new shop joined anoth-er remarkable new neighbor of that era in the form of DiMaggio’s Pizza in the lakeside stretch of M-63 known as Hagar Shores. Soon the market was teeming with Vitale fam-ily members of all ages including the oldest son among their brood of nine kids, Frank . In 1980 Frank and his lovely wife, Vicki ended up taking over the reins at the market full time when they purchased the store from mom and dad. Frank & Vicki’s children, Ken, Jennifer and Jason all grew up in the store as well, learning the strong work ethic engendered in their amazing parents. The venerable roadside marketplace remained the bailiwick of the Vitale’s until they elected to retire in 2005, turning over the store on a land contract to Debbie & Paul , who successfully kept the family tradition alive for another five years. In fact, it was just a couple of short months ago that Frank & Vicki were enjoying time by the swimming pool in Florida watching the palm trees sway. The two had logged literally thousands of hours making thousands of peo-ple very happy with their incredible home-made sub sandwiches and other great offer-ings at the popular market just north of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Retirement was growing on them when word came that they would be getting the store back on the land contract deal. The shock was undoubtedly unnerving until the realization set in that the two actually missed the Hagar Shores lime-light and their myriad loyal customers. The shop was actually closed up in January, and the Vitale’s have been working diligently to get all of the paperwork and licensing back in order to resume ownership of the market. That work is now complete and I am delighted to tell you that the mom and pop shop known forever as simply Vitale’s Market is now back open for business seven days a week! Turns out it is one of the more surprising birthday celebrations in Frank’s life, since he marked his 63 rd birthday, yesterday, Friday May 6 th , by officially re-opening the store to Continued on page 12 M oody eager customers. The Vitale’s are deeply indebted to Debbie & Paul who worked hard to keep the family tradition going strong in their absence. Just as over the decades, Vitale’s hot sub sandwiches contain exclu-sively homemade ingredients. As Vicki likes to tell it…”We were making subs long before there was such a thing as Subway .” At least one hungry customer can clearly attest to the lovability of the Vitale sub…he called every Dr. Robert Flood O.D., P.C. single day that the store was closed and left Eye Injury -Glaucoma one simple message, “When are you opening Dry Eyes -Infections up again? I’m starving!” No need for him or any of the rest of us to starve any longer. Vitale’s Market is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 8pm and 9 to 7 on Sundays until they expand for summer hours down the road. They are extremely gratified to have so many loyal customers, are busy training new employees and very optimistic for the future. You’ll find them up and run-ning at 6402 M-63 and can reach the store at 849-1622. Congratulations, and welcome back! Dr. Flood’s Vision Center 269-408-8762 • 2603 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI Lana Hawkins brings her own brand of success to Michigan’s Great Southwest in the form of women’s clothing for downtown St. Joseph. The young entrepreneur has been selling clothing to the fashion-conscious woman for several years. When she first launched Lana’s Boutique several years ago, she enjoyed great success on the campus of Western Michigan University. That success spawned her decision to branch out by launch-ing Lana’s Couture in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo in 2008. That shop is geared toward the professional woman with contem-porary and missy lines such as Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, True Religion, and Citizens of Humanity. She added a boutique in Saugatuck last spring offering an eclectic mix of resort wear, accessories and home décor. Now, her third Lana’s Boutique is poised to open in the heart of downtown St. Joseph. You will find her newest offerings at 400-A State Street in the space recently vacated by Bloomie’s, who moved down the block toward the lake. The new shop has been undergoing substantial renovation to get ready and Lana says she will carry upscale women’s contemporary clothing…”a variety of prod-ucts where you will find everything you are looking for from beach accessories to the per-fect pair of denim.” Congratulations to Lana who took advantage of Cornerstone’s Rent Subsidization Program , as an incentive to open her new store. Congratulations are also in order for Carol Brandt who is celebrating her 20 th Premier Sunglass Center Anniversary in business with the unveiling of two newly re-designed websites www.giftbasketclassics.com and www.govision.com SW Michigan Sporty or Casual We have you Covered! 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Moody on The Market

Pat <br /> <br /> Moody<br /> <br /> In 1957 Tony & Ann Vitale stepped into the world of business opening up a soon-to-become famous neighborhood grocery and deli appropriately named Vitale’s Market. The new shop joined another remarkable new neighbor of that era in the form of DiMaggio’s Pizza in the lakeside stretch of M-63 known as Hagar Shores.Soon the market was teeming with Vitale family members of all ages including the oldest son among their brood of nine kids, Frank. In 1980 Frank and his lovely wife, Vicki ended up taking over the reins at the market full time when they purchased the store from mom and dad. Frank & Vicki’s children, Ken, Jennifer and Jason all grew up in the store as well, learning the strong work ethic engendered in their amazing parents. The venerable roadside marketplace remained the bailiwick of the Vitale’s until they elected to retire in 2005, turning over the store on a land contract to Debbie & Paul, who successfully kept the family tradition alive for another five years.In fact, it was just a couple of short months ago that Frank & Vicki were enjoying time by the swimming pool in Florida watching the palm trees sway. The two had logged literally thousands of hours making thousands of people very happy with their incredible homemade sub sandwiches and other great offerings at the popular market just north of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Retirement was growing on them when word came that they would be getting the store back on the land contract deal. The shock was undoubtedly unnerving until the realization set in that the two actually missed the Hagar Shores limelight and their myriad loyal customers. The shop was actually closed up in January, and the Vitale’s have been working diligently to get all of the paperwork and licensing back in order to resume ownership of the market.That work is now complete and I am delighted to tell you that the mom and pop shop known forever as simply Vitale’s Market is now back open for business seven days a week!Turns out it is one of the more surprising birthday celebrations in Frank’s life, since he marked his 63rd birthday, yesterday, Friday May 6th, by officially re-opening the store to eager customers. The Vitale’s are deeply indebted to Debbie & Paul who worked hard to keep the family tradition going strong in their absence. Just as over the decades, Vitale’s hot sub sandwiches contain exclusively homemade ingredients. As Vicki likes to tell it…”We were making subs long before there was such a thing as Subway.” At least one hungry customer can clearly attest to the lovability of the Vitale sub…he called every single day that the store was closed and left one simple message, “When are you opening up again? I’m starving!” No need for him or any of the rest of us to starve any longer.Vitale’s Market is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 8pm and 9 to 7 on Sundays until they expand for summer hours down the road. They are extremely gratified to have so many loyal customers, are busy training new employees and very optimistic for the future. You’ll find them up and running at 6402 M-63 and can reach the store at 849-1622. Congratulations, and welcome back!<br /> <br /> Lana Hawkins brings her own brand of success to Michigan’s Great Southwest in the form of women’s clothing for downtown St. Joseph. The young entrepreneur has been selling clothing to the fashion-conscious woman for several years. When she first launched Lana’s Boutique several years ago, she enjoyed great success on the campus of Western Michigan University. That success spawned her decision to branch out by launching Lana’s Couture in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo in 2008. That shop is geared toward the professional woman with contemporary and missy lines such as Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, True Religion, and Citizens of Humanity. She added a boutique in Saugatuck last spring offering an eclectic mix of resort wear, accessories and home décor. Now, her third Lana’s Boutique is poised to open in the heart of downtown St. Joseph. You will find her newest offerings at 400-A State Street in the space recently vacated by Bloomie’s, who moved down the block toward the lake. The new shop has been undergoing substantial renovation to get ready and Lana says she will carry upscale women’s contemporary clothing…”a variety of products where you will find everything you are looking for from beach accessories to the perfect pair of denim.” Congratulations to Lana who took advantage of Cornerstone’s Rent Subsidization Program, as an incentive to open her new store.<br /> <br /> Congratulations are also in order for Carol Brandt who is celebrating her 20th Anniversary in business with the unveiling of two newly re-designed websites www.giftbasketclassics.com and MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Www.gourmetgiftboxes.net now offer her clients the option and convenience of e-commerce through paypal. St. Joe website developer Michael Ostrander did the re-design work for the sites. Carol has been assembling stellar gift baskets for happy clients under the Gift Basket Classics moniker for two decades now. She started the business in 1991 in a small corner of her husband’s bicycle shop in Stevensville. Ten years later she changed to a home-based studio since far and away the majority of her sales were by way of e-mail or phone. It was her love of Michigan that inspired her Michigan Gourmet Travels Specialty Foods featuring stories about many state landmarks on her custom labels. Happy Anniversary, Carol! Keep up the great work!In addition to her websites, you can reach her at 985-9000.<br /> <br /> It’s also anniversary time for Pater True Value Hardware in the Scottdale Crossroads of Royalton Township. Get in on the fun with Joe Pater and his crew next Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th when they roll out their Bucket Sale. In essence when you buy a 5-gallon bucket for $3.00…you will be entitled to 25% off of the regular price of everything that you can fit inside the bucket with the lid on. Oh, and the 3-dollars for the bucket? That gets donated to Lake Michigan Catholic Athletics operations. In addition to the big sale there will be hundreds of dollars in gift certificates, savings on Dutch Boy Paint, Scott’s Fertilizer and lots more. You’ll find the Pater team at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph. The store is open Saturday from 8am until 7pm and Sunday from 10 til 5. Happy Anniversary!<br /> <br /> MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest <br /> <br /> Brad Picardat doesn’t mind for a minute if you call him a muscle freak…in fact, he hopes that you’ll remember that name and stop by to see his new operation in Southtown St. Joseph. Brad has opened up Muscle Freaks Nutrition at 710 Midway Avenue. Mr. Picardat and his fiancée Sally Wilson, who serves as co-owner and marketing manager, sell body building and sports supplements, vitamins and more. The shop is working with local gyms, weight loss experts and others, especially in the body-building realm where Brad has performed well in competitions.You’ll find Muscle Freaks Nutrition open for business Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11am until 7pm, Thursdays from 11 til 5 and Saturdays from 10 til 5. The shop carries protein, creatine, BCAA’s, fat burners, vitamins and more from name brand manufacturers and providers. You can find them online at www.musclefreaksnutrition.com and by phone at 269-978-1914. Welcome Brad and Sally!<br /> <br /> One of the coolest fundraisers of the year is just a week away now. Dubbed as Bids for Barks, this annual rite of spring is a great event to benefit the Humane Society of SW Michigan. Showtime is next Saturday (May 14th) evening at 5pm at the St. Joseph FOP Lodge on Niles Road. Your $25 advance ticket gets you into the silent auction, dinner and the live auction with a truly outstanding line up of items up for bids. Hope to see you there!<br /> <br /> Just ahead of that event, Harbor Shores and The Petz Carlton of Benton Harbor hope to see animal lovers at their 1st Annual Rin Tin Tin to the Rescue Canine Therapy Fundraiser for PetsZercize Animal Assisted Therapy. That event also takes place next Saturday from 3:30 until 6:30pm at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores at 400 Klock Road in Benton Harbor. Music, art, and hors d’oeuvres are all a part of the party. Check it out at www.thepetzcarlton.com. <br /> Nature lovers can Plant It Forward on Saturday, May 21st from 10am until noon in the parking lot of the Catholic Community Center by St. John’s Catholic Church at the corner of Pearl & Catalpa Streets in Benton Harbor. Successfully coordinated each year for the past ten by the Indian Hills Garden Club and other clubs, the event resulted in the giveaway of more than 2,000 plants last year.It’s a free event, so stop by on the 21st and Plant It Forward!<br /> <br /> That same day a ton of new flowers will also get planted in a City Wide Clean-Up and Landscape Beautification in the City of Benton Harbor under the banner of the 1st Annual Community Unity Project.<br /> Registration and a light breakfast will take place at the Dwight Mitchell City Center Park across from City Hall at 8am on Saturday, May 21st with site-deployment and clean-up launching at 9am and running until 1pm. If you have questions, you can call 269-519-9928. <br /> <br /> After the clean-up operation, plan to join the Berrien County Farm Bureau Young Farmers as they do a little seed planting of their own with the 2nd Annual Fruit Belt Bushel-and-1/9th Lawn Mower Race. From 1pm until 5pm on the 21st at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs they will host the STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to educational grants promoting agriculture in the classroomTickets are $6 for adults and $3 for 12 and under and are available at the Farm Bureau office at 8383 Edgewood Road in Berrien Springs or at the door. Great action and excitement for a great cause!<br /> <br /> Lots of action that Saturday, including a pancake breakfast at Chief’s Bar on Territorial in Millburg being sponsored by Team Mama Mia’s Dollie Llamas Relay for Life crew. $5 bucks gets you into the breakfast on the 21st from 8am until 11am. If you can’t make that, the crew is offering a spaghetti dinner at the Lakeview Inn in Dowagiac on Sunday, June 5th from noon until<br /> 4. Finally, that active Relay team will feature a rummage sale at 317 Congress Street in Watervliet on June 16th and 17th from 8am until 4pm each day.<br /> <br /> If you’re feeling pretty creative, The Railroad Café in Bangor needs a new name, and they’d like your help. In fact, they are hosting a Name That Café Contest! The crew is looking for a fun, creative and memorable name…and whoever comes up with it will win a $75-dollar gift certificate to the café. Send your suggestion, your name, phone number and e-mail bchambers@beaconserv.org no later than May 31st to qualify. The café is located at 555 Railroad Street in Bangor if you’d like to check it out before taking a shot at it. Good luck!<br /> <br /> That’s it for now, kids! Hope to see you at the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade!Happy Birthday to my son Peter at Dagwood’s in East Lansing, and to Mr. Steve Upton! See you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of <br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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