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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Since 1927 Christopher J. Johnson 2680 M-139 Hwy. (Exit 28, I-94) Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Internet Manager and Sales www.MaxtonMotors.com cjohnson@MaxtonMotors.com Cell (574) 350-7630 Office: (269) 925-7000 • Fax (269) 925-6965 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com cal facility of this nature) the new 40,000 square foot facility at 800 M-139 in Benton Charter Township is days away from open-ing. In fact, the current clinic, in the old Mercy Center will close up shop at noon this coming Wednesday, June 1 st , and the new clinic will open for business as usual at 8am on Monday, June 6 th . In between, a formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place next weekend. The facility was made possible by an $8.5-million dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In fact, it is one of just two health centers in Michigan and only 85 nationwide to be awarded the grant from a pool of more than 600 applicants. The balance of the center’s $10-million dollar project is funded by a USDA Rural Health Facilities loan. InterCare has been serving the local community since 1984, and according to President & CEO Velma Hendershott, they see approximately 50,000 patients every year in the region. The new building is not only good for health-care, it’s good for the environment, having been designed under the guidelines of LEED rules, making it eco-friendly in many ways. You are invited to see the facility for yourself at the Open House from 2 until 5pm next Saturday, June 4 th . Hope to see you there! On an interesting sidebar, the new InterCare facility will be sporting a new 6,000-pound sculpture designed by Jerry Catania and Josh Andries. They are the tal-ented artists who created the artwork marking every tee at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Their piece, “Natural Embrace,” symbolizes the dynamic bond POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 28, 2011 May 28, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 22 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 As we celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend at hand, the gentle remind-er from the teaching community is that sum-mer is on the doorstep. Many a teacher will earn some well-deserved time off in the com-ing weeks. At least one good friend of mine, however, will undoubtedly find a few hours of brief respite before swinging into the work of summer in her own kitchen. While peanut butter will be involved, this will be more than just scrambling to make PBJ sandwiches for the neighborhood kids. Pam Bodley, whose regular daytime role for years has been teacher at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, will fire up the oven and crank up the mixer to manufacture her incredible home-made gourmet cookies under her professional trademark of Peabods Cookies! Pam began her enterprise several years ago quite inno-cently. It really just started out as a hobby. She often baked homemade giant-sized cook-ies for various school activities, for friends and occasionally for family gatherings. This talented lady was continually reminded that the unforgettable flavor and incredible size always left an indelible impression on every-one lucky enough to sample one. Word began to spread beyond the ranks of friends, and orders began to roll in. Shortly thereaf-ter, Pam made it official, launching Peabods Cookies. Now everyone has the equal oppor-tunity to make the day a little sweeter with a gift of the most delicious, giant-sized, gour-met cookies around. Some folks use them as a birthday surprise, some for special events, but everyone agrees that they are pure deli-ciousness. On the Peabods website you will find a grand menu of cookies including Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin, Cinnamon Gingersnaps, White Chocolate Apricot, Dark Chocolate Chip, and Pam’s best seller, Chocolate Chip with semi-sweet chips and a hint of peanut butter. She uses only the finest all natural ingredients like rich, creamy but-ter, nutty peanut butter, pure cane sugar, and wholesome oats. Everything is made from scratch and baked fresh daily. Begin your own cookie adventureat Pam’s website www.wix.com/peabods/peabods-cookies. If you don’t like these cookies…there’s some-thing seriously wrong with your taste buds! It was March of 2008 when InterCare Community Health Network solicited requests for proposals regarding proposed construction of a new state-of-the-art health center in Benton Harbor. At that time Southshore Companies of St. Joseph was selected to head up the task from site selec-tion and acquisition to project construction management and owner’s representation. It was just last July the official ground-breaking for that major new project took place. Now, in virtually record time, with a build time of approximately one year (literally at least two months earlier than is customary for a medi-Continued on page 11 M oody Pat between nature and healing – together creat-ing a rhythmic balance of universal well-being. The piece was fabricated by Grant Knuth. Be sure to check it out when you visit the new health care facility. As longtime supporters of youth pro-grams in Benton Harbor, the cast and crew at Harbor Shores announced this week that they will team up with the City of Benton Harbor again this summer in a special partnership with Dial-A-Ride to provide citizens with a free shuttle service connecting the city’s neighborhoods with Jean Klock Park. The “Jean Klock Park Express” will run a continuous loop of 16 stops in the Benton Harbor community 7-days a week from 10am until 6pm through Labor Day. The full schedule and all of the stops at www.harborshoresdevelopment.org. The shuttle operates on standard Dial-A-Ride rules and all riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. As Father’s Day approaches, if you find yourself scrambling for something meaning-ful to give this year, you might want to con-sider the purchase of a commemorative brass plate on the Champions for Change Bridge at Harbor Shores. That’s the bridge over the Paw Paw River that connects holes two and three at the Golf Club. Lake Michigan College and Cornerstone Alliance have joined forces to raise funds that will provide future scholarship and educational opportunities for area residents while supporting economic development efforts at the same time. That bridge, by the way, is not only used by golfers on the course, it is part of the community Continued on page 12 INCLUDING: 30 TYPES OF FLAGSTONE & STEPPERS • 12 TYPES OF NATURAL STONE STEPS *ACCENT BOULDERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION* 200 TYPES OF NATURAL STONE IN STOCK! See Them And Much More At: WWW.CULBYS.COM 1010 South Blue Creek Rd Benton Harbor, MI Off Napier 1 Mile E. of Lake Michigan College to Blue Creek Rd. 269-944-1881 877-944-1881 Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Harding’s Friendly Markets Martin’s Super Markets Ace Hardware Inserts may vary by ZipCode Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax

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As we celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend at hand, the gentle reminder from the teaching community is that summer is on the doorstep. Many a teacher will earn some well-deserved time off in the coming weeks. At least one good friend of mine, however, will undoubtedly find a few hours of brief respite before swinging into the work of summer in her own kitchen. While peanut butter will be involved, this will be more than just scrambling to make PBJ sandwiches for the neighborhood kids. Pam Bodley, whose regular daytime role for years has been teacher at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, will fire up the oven and crank up the mixer to manufacture her incredible home-made gourmet cookies under her professional trademark of Peabods Cookies! Pam began her enterprise several years ago quite innocently.It really just started out as a hobby.She often baked homemade giant-sized cookies for various school activities, for friends and occasionally for family gatherings. This talented lady was continually reminded that the unforgettable flavor and incredible size always left an indelible impression on everyone lucky enough to sample one. Word began to spread beyond the ranks of friends, and orders began to roll in. Shortly thereafter, Pam made it official, launching Peabods Cookies. Now everyone has the equal opportunity to make the day a little sweeter with a gift of the most delicious, giant-sized, gourmet cookies around. Some folks use them as A birthday surprise, some for special events, but everyone agrees that they are pure deliciousness.On the Peabods website you will find a grand menu of cookies including Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin, Cinnamon Gingersnaps, White Chocolate Apricot, Dark Chocolate Chip, and Pam’s best seller, Chocolate Chip with semi-sweet chips and a hint of peanut butter. She uses only the finest all natural ingredients like rich, creamy butter, nutty peanut butter, pure cane sugar, and wholesome oats. Everything is made from scratch and baked fresh daily. Begin your own cookie adventureat Pam’s website www.wix.com/peabods/peabods-cookies. If you don’t like these cookies…there’s something seriously wrong with your taste buds!<br /> <br /> It was March of 2008 when InterCare Community Health Network solicited requests for proposals regarding proposed construction of a new state-of-the-art health center in Benton Harbor. At that time Southshore Companies of St. Joseph was selected to head up the task from site selection and acquisition to project construction management and owner’s representation. It was just last July the official ground-breaking for that major new project took place. Now, in virtually record time, with a build time of approximately one year (literally at least two months earlier than is customary for a medical facility of this nature) the new 40,000 square foot facility at 800 M-139 in Benton Charter Township is days away from opening.In fact, the current clinic, in the old Mercy Center will close up shop at noon this coming Wednesday, June 1st, and the new clinic will open for business as usual at 8am on Monday, June 6th. In between, a formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place next weekend. The facility was made possible by an $8.5-million dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.In fact, it is one of just two health centers in Michigan and only 85 nationwide to be awarded the grant from a pool of more than 600 applicants. The balance of the center’s $10-million dollar project is funded by a USDA Rural Health Facilities loan. InterCare has been serving the local community since 1984, and according to President & CEO Velma Hendershott, they see approximately 50,000 patients every year in the region. The new building is not only good for health-care, it’s good for the environment, having been designed under the guidelines of LEED rules, making it eco-friendly in many ways. You are invited to see the facility for yourself at the Open House from 2 until 5pm next Saturday, June 4th. Hope to see you there!<br /> <br /> On an interesting sidebar, the new InterCare facility will be sporting a new 6,000-pound sculpture designed by Jerry Catania and Josh Andries. They are the talented artists who created the artwork marking every tee at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Their piece, “Natural Embrace,” symbolizes the dynamic bond Between nature and healing – together creating a rhythmic balance of universal wellbeing.The piece was fabricated by Grant Knuth. Be sure to check it out when you visit the new health care facility.<br /> <br /> As longtime supporters Of youth programs in Benton Harbor, the cast and crew at Harbor Shores announced this week that they will team up with the City of Benton Harbor again this summer in a special partnership with Dial-A-Ride to provide citizens with a free shuttle service connecting the city’s neighborhoods with Jean Klock Park. The “Jean Klock Park Express” will run a continuous loop of 16 stops in the Benton Harbor community 7-days a week from 10am until 6pm through Labor Day.The full schedule and all of the stops at www.harborshoresdevelopment.org. The shuttle operates on standard Dial-A-Ride rules and all riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.<br /> <br /> As Father’s Day approaches, if you find yourself scrambling for something meaningful to give this year, you might want to consider the purchase of a commemorative brass plate on the Champions for Change Bridge at Harbor Shores. That’s the bridge over the Paw Paw River that connects holes two and three at the Golf Club. Lake Michigan College and Cornerstone Alliance have joined forces to raise funds that will provide future scholarship and educational opportunities for area residents while supporting economic development efforts at the same time. That bridge, by the way, is not only used by golfers on the course, it is part of the community Trail-way system open to the general public, so lots of people will have the chance to see the plate dedicated to someone special in your life. You can learn more and/or purchase a plate online at www.cstonealliance.org/invest/specialproject.taf. If you have questions or don’t have access to the Internet, you can also accomplish the same task by calling Katie Veine at 925-0147.It’s a uniquely different opportunity available to everyone.<br /> <br /> While thousands of golf fans will see those bridge plates a year from now during the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, visitors to this year’s version of that event have been in Louisville, Kentucky this week. Earlier this week they were treated to the handiwork of The Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman and his team at the Valhalla Golf Club. Goldman and his crew created a cake replica of the signature Hole #7 at Harbor Shores on display at the oncourse KitchenAid Fairway Club. That unique center was also home to lots of interactive Cooking and product demonstrations by the KitchenAid team.<br /> <br /> End of the line for New2U Consignment Shop on M-139 in Benton Harbor. A few short weeks ago the barn-like building sported a giant sign out front indicating that they were under new management. Last week the sign changed to say that the shop was closing up. Now, there’s a real estate sign out front indicating the building is for sale. Not sure what happened, but, apparently, show’s over! <br /> <br /> My friends John & Jitka Nelson have officially opened their new Dove Nest Bed & Breakfast at 5000 Scottdale Road in Royalton Township. The new inn features four beautiful rooms, each with its own flair, in a delightful home surrounded by hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants. Visitors can relax by the pond, on the porch, patio or deck and enjoy open aviaries and dove displays. You can book your room today by calling 429- 2211 or at www.dovenestbedandbreakfast.com. Congratulations on your hard work and preparation, and best of luck!<br /> <br /> If they can handle the order for the Economic Club, they can handle just about anything! Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey recently filled the largest single event order in the history of their new Mimis Cupcakes enterprise when they baked 1,100 cupcakes for the folks at the club. Now, you can find their fresh-baked goodness every Saturday at the St. Joe Farmer’s Market starting next Saturday along the bluff in downtown St. Joseph. Check ‘em out!<br /> <br /> Congratulations are in order for Bill Seeburger of Wilber & Townshend CPA’s.Bill received the accolades of friends and colleagues earlier this week in a private celebration at the St. Joseph Yacht Club. Bill just completed his 50th tax season…a remarkable milestone matched by very few in the industry.Steve Wilber tells me that the firm recognized Bill’s milestone in that celebration, saluting his years of dedication to clients everywhere.<br /> <br /> Speaking of the Yacht Club…you are cordially invited to visit the club next Saturday, June 4th for their 6th Annual Rhumbline Regatta.That’s an off-shore style sailboat regatta, with the first portion of the event being the morning race followed by the giant public afternoon party on the Yacht Club grounds. It is not uncommon to find well over 1,000 people enjoying this great event complete with Rum Punch Specials, a Beer Truck and a Hog Roast Dinner. It is one of the few times a year that the club is open to the public for a $5-admission charge. Live music will punctuate the party as has become tradition. The club is located by the North Pier, next to the Coast Guard Station. For more, call 983-6393.Be there!<br /> <br /> There’s great live music tonight at 8pm (Saturday, May 28th) at The Box Factory for the Arts. Pianist, composer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Deborrah Wyndham will perform in concert. She has appeared on Fox, NBC and ABC, recently played to a packed house at Foundry Hall and has logged more than 2,700 performances featuring ragtime, jazz, stride, pop, contemporary classical, blues, folk and alternative styles of music.You will not be disappointed! This is a very versatile young lady with a wealth of talent.<br /> <br /> Motorcycle fans hoping for a safe season are invited to Harbor Sports and Cycle on M-139 in Benton Harbor next Sunday, June 5th, for a special Biker Blessing. Hosted by the Prayer-Re-Riders of Benton Harbor, registration will begin at 9:30am…the blessing will begin at 11:30am, and a 100 mile ride will kick off at noon wrapping up at Rookies in Watervliet. It is a police-escorted event by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Motorcycle Division and is a free event.<br /> <br /> The Lincoln Township Public Library Annual Book Sale is just days away now, with a members-only sale on Thursday, June 9th from 6 until 8pm, and then the public sale on Friday the 10th from 10am until 4:30pm, continuing from 10am until noon on Saturday.<br /> <br /> They will then close down for an hour and re-open for a $5-dollar bag sale from 1 until 3pm. Proceeds assist the special summer reading programs and many yearlong projects at the library. They are bursting at the seams with hardbound and paperback books, videos, CD’s, puzzles, games and children’s books.You’ll find them at 2099 W. John Beers Road in Stevensville.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week, enjoy your holiday weekend, and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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