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Look for Our Special 4 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax July 23, 2011 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com family business, and in a spectacular way with outstanding products available at the winery and across the region. Free Run was founded in 2006 and is the only second-generation winery business in the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country AVA. This coming Saturday, the 30 th , the Moersch brothers are planning a fun-filled afternoon overlooking their tranquil pond and romantic vineyards complete with live music from Alligator Blackbird from 1pm until 4. You’ll find them at 10062 Burgoyne Road in Berrien Springs and online at www.freeruncellars.com. Congrats, guys…and Cheers! Since we’re talking great wine my friends at Domaine Berrien Cellars hope to see your smiling face next weekend, too. Wally & Katie Maurer are getting ready to uncork their 7 th Annual Art, Wine & Music Festival from 11am until 7pm next Saturday, July 30 th at their wonderful winery between Berrien Springs & Baroda along Lemon Creek Road. It’s a grand outdoor tradition that takes place rain or shine surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and grounds of their boutique win-ery. Roughly 30 artists and craftsmen will offer their hand-crafted creations under indi-vidual tents in the art fair area. Everything from oils and watercolors to photography… from hand-woven baskets to jewelry, wood carvings, tie-dye, metal sculpture, pottery and more can be found in the artist showcase. Toss in a grand measure of live music throughout POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 23, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 30 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 O ne of the oldest con-tinuously operating family businesses in the region is just days away from a notable milestone. Lambrecht’s Liquors is on the doorstep of their 55 th Anniversary in business in the Southtown St. Joseph neighborhood. Dan Lambrecht and his parents before him have held court in the 2900-block of Niles Avenue for the past five and a half decades as of the end of this month. The family and longtime loyal employees have been helping customers make beverage selections and plan festivities at 2926 Niles Avenue since the days when there was little else in that now burgeoning neighborhood on the city’s south side. From an outstanding array of beer, wine, and spirits to beer and wine making kits, the Lambrecht crew has long been the “go-to” team for successful party planners from far and wide. Additionally, they offer event catering assistance and a selection of fine cigars for aficionados. At the store, Rick Cooper tells me that the celebration is being observed this week in several ways. On Friday, July 29 th , the store will offer a tasting of Bell’s Beers from 4:30pm until 6:30. Then, on Saturday the 30 th , a sampling of Lehman’s Orchards of Niles ciders and fruit wines will take place from 1:30pm until 3:30. They’ll also feature a birthday cake from their friends at Bit O’Swiss Bakery along with foods from Lambrecht’s neighbors at Ban Thai Restaurant and Jet’s Pizza. Bread from Bit O’Swiss and cheese from Old Europe/Reny Picot will be sampled both days. Helen “Mama” Lambrecht will be on hand to greet customers and old friends and give out some gifts to customers as part of the in-store fes-tivities. If you have questions, you can reach the Lambrecht family at 983-5353. Congratulations to Team Lambrecht, and here’s to another 55 years of outstanding ser-vice to the community of Michigan’s Great Southwest! This weekend will mark another great anniversary celebration in the beverage world as my good friends at Free Run Cellars sur-pass the 5 th Anniversary of their second-gen-eration boutique winery located in the majes-tic rolling hills of our local Wine Country. Owned and operated by Chris & Matthew Moersch, Free Run Cellars stands proud of their aggressive and experimental wines including Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Dry Riesling and Dry Gewurtztraminer. Chris and Matt were steeped in the wine-growing tradition having been raised on the actual estate of their parent’s Round Barn Winery. It was a natural that they followed into the Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Registration going on now for classes that begin September 6. 1-800-252-1562 • www.lakemichigancollege.edu the entire day, prize raffles, mouth-watering dor for downtown St. Joe, who routinely wel-grilled sandwiches from The Outdoor comed customers for more than 7-years at the Kitchen and, naturally, outstanding samplings shop. In celebration of his wonderful life on of Domaine Berrien’s great wines and you’ve this planet, Forever Books is gratefully accept-got a day-long party second to none. You’ll ing donations in his memory for the Humane find the party at 398 East Lemon Creek Road, Society of SW Michigan , where Robin adopt-and more online at www.domaineberrien.com. ed him ten years ago. You can mail your dona-Hope to see you there! tions directly to the society or drop them off at On your way to the winery celebrations, the store at 312 State Street. Incidentally, if Cindy -stop Lake Michigan College student you might want to and check out the big you happen to have any photos of Trevor taken Open House at Concord Ridge Equestrian in the store, the staff would love for you to Center next Saturday. Cornerstone Chamber share them with the store. Farewell, Trevor… of Commerce members will assist with a for-and thanks for the memories! mal ribbon cutting ceremony on the 30 th at Realtor Nina Rochau (formerly Nina 2pm. That will be followed immediately by Williams) has joined the growing realty firm an hour-long Performance Horse Show at 2:30 of Executive Realtors Pro Brokers. She has which is open to the public. The Open House been in the profession dating back to 1988, and will run until 5pm at the state-of-the-art, full-tells me that she is excited to be a part of the service equestrian facility which provides national franchise with 700 offices nationwide horse boarding, lessons and training for the and a commitment to Southwest Michigan. beginner to the experienced adult and more. You can reach her at 449-6462. The center is part of the 140-acre Concord Armed with 30-years of experience as a Ridge Development between Dickinson graphic designer, Robin Maxon of St. Joseph Road and Marquette Woods on M-139 in recently relocated her graphic design studio, Royalton Township, developed by Ron Maxon Graphix, to new space inside The Schults. Congratulations, Ron and company Box Factory for the Arts downtown. You on your grand opening. will now find Robin’s talents on display at It was a sad day earlier this month when Studio #43 in The Box Factory. Thanks to the an icon in the St. Joseph Central Business move, Robin can now use the space to contin-District passed from the scene. Trevor, the ue to pursue her passion for both graphic Forever Books’ bookstore dog, sadly is no design and fine art. Her background brings a longer with us. He was not only Robin variety of services to the table from logo Allen’s beloved pet, he was a great ambassa-development and brochure design to trade-show graphics, packaging and website Continued on page 11 design. She has also been the designer of the Venetian Festival logos, posters and bro-chures for the past 8-years. Studio #43 is downstairs at the Box at 1109 Broad Street in St. Joseph and online at www.maxongraphix.com . Artists of another stripe, Sherry Miller and Chrissy Meek are firing up another Artsy-Smartsy Summer Writers Networking Workshop. Now offered as a once-a-month affair for four months, the sessions are more “hanging out with your peers in a positive environment so you get down to the real busi-ness of writing,” according to Sherry. The first session happens this coming Wednesday, July 27 th at Biggby Coffee, 111 Main Street in St. Joe from 7pm until 8:30. Register by the 25 th by calling 468-6067 or 369-3380. Cost is $15 including dessert and a beverage. 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One of the oldest continuously operating family businesses in the region is just days away from a notable milestone. Lambrecht’s Liquors is on the doorstep of their 55th Anniversary in business in the South town St. Joseph neighborhood. Dan Lambrecht and his parents before him have held court in the 2900-block of Niles Avenue for the past five and a half decades as of the end of this month. The family and longtime loyal employees have been helping customers make beverage selections and plan festivities at 2926 Niles Avenue since the days when there was little else in that now burgeoning neighborhood on the city’s south side. From an outstanding array of beer, wine, and spirits to beer and wine making kits, the Lambrecht crew has long been the “go-to” team for successful party planners from far and wide. Additionally, they offer event catering assistance and a selection of fine cigars for aficionados. At the store, Rick Cooper tells me that the celebration is being observed this week in several ways. On Friday, July 29th, the store will offer a tasting of Bell’s Beers from 4:30pm until 6:30. Then, on Saturday the 30th, a sampling of Lehman’s Orchards of Niles ciders and fruit wines will take place from 1:30pm until 3:30. They’ll also feature a birthday cake from their friends at Bit O’Swiss Bakery along with foods from Lambrecht’s neighbors at Ban Thai Restaurant and Jet’s Pizza. Bread from Bit O’Swiss and cheese from Old Europe/Reny Picot will be sampled both days. Helen “Mama” Lambrecht will be on hand to greet customers and old friends and give out some gifts to customers as part of the in-store festivities. If you have questions, you can reach the Lambrecht family at 983-5353. Congratulations to Team Lambrecht, and here’s to another 55 years of outstanding service to the community of Michigan’s Great Southwest!<br /> <br /> This weekend will mark another great anniversary celebration in the beverage world as my good friends at Free Run Cellars surpass the 5th Anniversary of their second-generation boutique winery located in the majestic rolling hills of our local Wine Country. Owned and operated by Chris & Matthew Moersch, Free Run Cellars stands proud of their aggressive and experimental wines including Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Dry Riesling and Dry Gewurtztraminer. Chris and Matt were steeped in the wine-growing tradition having been raised on the actual estate of their parent’s Round Barn Winery. It was a natural that they followed into the family business, and in a spectacular way with outstanding products available at the winery and across the region. Free Run was founded in 2006 and is the only second-generation winery business in the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country AVA. This coming Saturday, the 30th, the Moersch brothers are planning a fun-filled afternoon overlooking their tranquil pond and romantic vineyards complete with live music from Alligator Blackbird from 1pm until 4. You’ll find them at 10062 Burgoyne Road in Berrien Springs and online at www.freeruncellars.com. Congrats, guys…and Cheers!<br /> <br /> Since we’re talking great wine my friends at Domaine Berrien Cellars hope to see your smiling face next weekend, too. Wally & Katie Maurer are getting ready to uncork their 7th Annual Art, Wine & Music Festival from 11am until 7pm next Saturday, July 30th at their wonderful winery between Berrien Springs & Baroda along Lemon Creek Road. It’s a grand outdoor tradition that takes place rain or shine surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and grounds of their boutique winery. Roughly 30 artists and craftsmen will offer their hand-crafted creations under individual tents in the art fair area. Everything from oils and watercolors to photography… from hand-woven baskets to jewelry, wood carvings, tie-dye, metal sculpture, pottery and more can be found in the artist showcase. Toss in a grand measure of live music throughout the entire day, prize raffles, mouth-watering grilled sandwiches from The Outdoor Kitchen and, naturally, outstanding samplings of Domaine Berrien’s great wines and you’ve got a day-long party second to none. You’ll find the party at 398 East Lemon Creek Road, and more online at www.domaineberrien.com. Hope to see you there!<br /> <br /> On your way to the winery celebrations, you might want to stop and check out the big Open House at Concord Ridge Equestrian Center next Saturday. Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce members will assist with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on the 30th at 2pm. That will be followed immediately by an hour-long Performance Horse Show at 2:30 which is open to the public. The Open House will run until 5pm at the state-of-the-art, full service equestrian facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to the experienced adult and more. The center is part of the 140-acre Concord Ridge Development between Dickinson Road and Marquette Woods on M-139 in Royalton Township, developed by Ron Schults. Congratulations, Ron and company on your grand opening.<br /> <br /> It was a sad day earlier this month when an icon in the St. Joseph Central Business District passed from the scene. Trevor, the Forever Books’ bookstore dog, sadly is no longer with us. He was not only Robin Allen’s beloved pet, he was a great ambassador for downtown St. Joe, who routinely welcomed customers for more than 7-years at the shop. In celebration of his wonderful life on this planet, Forever Books is gratefully accepting donations in his memory for the Humane Society of SW Michigan, where Robin adopted him ten years ago. You can mail your donations directly to the society or drop them off at the store at 312 State Street. Incidentally, if you happen to have any photos of Trevor taken in the store, the staff would love for you to share them with the store. Farewell, Trevor… and thanks for the memories! <br /> <br /> Realtor Nina Rochau (formerly Nina Williams) has joined the growing realty firm of Executive Realtors Pro Brokers. She has been in the profession dating back to 1988, and tells me that she is excited to be a part of the national franchise with 700 offices nationwide and a commitment to Southwest Michigan. You can reach her at 449-6462.<br /> <br /> Armed with 30-years of experience as a graphic designer, Robin Maxon of St. Joseph recently relocated her graphic design studio, Maxon Graphix, to new space inside The Box Factory for the Arts downtown. You will now find Robin’s talents on display at Studio #43 in The Box Factory. Thanks to the move, Robin can now use the space to continue to pursue her passion for both graphic design and fine art. Her background brings a variety of services to the table from logo development and brochure design to trade show graphics, packaging and website design. She has also been the designer of the Venetian Festival logos, posters and brochures for the past 8-years. Studio #43 is downstairs at the Box at 1109 Broad Street in St. Joseph and online at www.maxongraphix.com. <br /> <br /> Artists of another stripe, Sherry Miller and Chrissy Meek are firing up another Artsy-Smartsy Summer Writers Networking Workshop. Now offered as a once-a-month affair for four months, the sessions are more “hanging out with your peers in a positive environment so you get down to the real business of writing,” according to Sherry. The first session happens this coming Wednesday, July 27th at Biggby Coffee, 111 Main Street in St. Joe from 7pm until 8:30. Register by the 25th by calling 468-6067 or 369-3380. Cost is $15 including dessert and a beverage.<br /> <br /> The crews at Edward Jones offices across the region are celebrating another feather in their cap thanks to another survey ranking great places to work. For the 10th consecutive year, the investment firm has been ranked among the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. They are ranked 72nd overall…and #42 among large companies by Computerworld, for “partnership structure and success in avoiding layoffs during the economic downturn.” Earlier this year, the firm was ranked #11 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2011.<br /> <br /> Nancy Maryniak loves milestones, and she has just reached the first anniversary of her Cyber Relax Massage Chair at Planet Beach Contempo Spa in St. Joe. To celebrate, she is giving away free massages in the chair through the end of August. Call for your appointment at 982-3800. You get a full body massage in just 15-minutes in the chair. Enjoy.<br /> <br /> Harbor Country is all spiffed up again thanks to the creative talents of numerous artists who have created the Umbrellas of Harbert now beautifully gracing the path along Red Arrow Highway. These stunning hand-painted market umbrella creations are now in place greeting visitors in the district under the guidance of the Harbert Business Association. Be sure and check them out before they head for the auction block on August 20th at the Center of the World Showroom to be sold for charity. More than 20 umbrellas will be on the block that day to benefit the non-profit HELP for Southwest Michigan.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Harbor Country this coming weekend, you are invited to the Inside Out Summer Festival in downtown Three Oaks. From 9am until 7pm on Saturday the 30th, businesses, artists, vendors, and “creative types” will set-up on three blocks of Elm Street to showcase Three Oaks Treasures, culinary delights, art, games, live music and more. The event is produced by the Three Oaks Downtown Development Authority and the Three Oaks Business Association. Check it out.<br /> <br /> If you can’t make it next weekend, Harbor Country stands ready to welcome you August 12th through the 14th for the New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival presented by Four Winds Casino and the New Buffalo Business Association. It’s an affair that has been underway for 27-years now, having started out as a small arts and crafts fair, and now having evolved into an annual, three-day signature event in downtown New Buffalo. Food, wine, entertainment, art, games and more all rise to the occasion that weekend including a lighted boat parade and fireworks display. Find upto- date details online at www.newbuffalo.org. <br /> <br /> If you are successful in reading this on time, my friends in Baroda hope you will join in today’s (Saturday, July 23rd) 1st Annual Support Our Troops Festival. The day-long event includes U.S. Military vehicles and displays, a car and motorcycle show, a Poker Run, a 1pm parade, lots of vendor booths, an American Legion beer, wine and drinks opportunity, an outdoor dance this evening, a formal, proper, retired flag burning ceremony at dusk, and a fireworks display at 11pm. Check it out…and add your thanks to our men and women in uniform.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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