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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer sale dates -Monday thru sunday select Zip Copes only Look for our fLyer inside! ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 10, 2011 September 10, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 37 Continued from page 8 Design in Chicago, Stacia’s new Sojourn Botique did a marvelous job reusing materials in her new retail shop in Sawyer at the corner of Red Arrow Highway & Sawyer Road. Strand Design crafted some of the lighting for Sojourn from a combination of salvaged floorboards and hand-turned urban white oak. Sojourn has “just the kind of things people want to add to their lake homes,” according to my friend Bonni Sullivan. Mon • Tues • Wed 4-8pm The shop is located at 12908 Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer. You can reach Stacia at 269-426-4247 if you have questions regarding her home décor business. You can expect to hear “Lookin’ buff, Bring in times Super Book Coupons Jared!” more than you’d care to next week-end when “The Subway Guy” Jared Fogle comes to town for Whirlpool’s 100 Years Running Race. The 5k walk/run and 10k run over mostly flat terrain will step off at 9am next Saturday morning, September 17 th to promote health and wellness as a part of the company’s 100 th anniversary celebration. Jared will provide a pre-race speech, and Subway personnel will be on hand to provide healthy post-race refresh-ments. The race is open to the public, and you can sign up online today at www.active.com/run-Fresh or Frozen ning/benton-harbor-mi/whirlpool-corporation-5k-and-10k-walkrun-2011. Check it out! Runners and walkers who would like to tune up for that 100 th anniversary event are invited to participate in the 12 th Annual Baroda 5k Run/ Walk for Organ & Tissue Donations. That race Includes large container of croutons steps off at 8:30am this morning, Saturday, Continued on page 10 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat I f you’ve been watching closely, as I have, you’ve probably noticed new life in and around the shuttered Marathon service sta-tion and convenience store at M-139 and I-94 in Benton Charter Township. That’s the sta-tion that sustained a major collapse of one of its huge canopies protecting a bank of gasoline and diesel pumps last winter. The station had clearly been struggling in some manner, inasmuch as the hours of operation there were sporadic at best in the week before the canopy came crashing down. In recent weeks, the canopy has been success-fully resurrected through erection of a replace-ment cover bearing the Marathon colors. Shortly after that, workers could be seen inside the C-store tearing out walls and working on a makeover. Signs on the door indicate only that the station is “Closed for Construction.” Contractors approached on site have indicated no knowledge regarding any scheduled re-opening of the pumps or the store. The station, alongside Maxton Motors used to be open 24/7 but had truncated those hours somewhat in the weeks leading up to the eventual closure. No word on when the rehabilitated station will be open, who owns the space, or the expected hours of opera-tion once it’s back on line. I guess all we can do is stay tuned to learn more. If things proceeded according to schedule, job interviews should be complete and hiring underway for the new Rockstarz II Karaoke Bar & Grill inside the Orchards Mall. The week before Labor Day, company reps were accepting applications and holding open inter-views to staff the new entertainment center near Entrance 2 at the Mall. Shawn VanKampen is the new General Manager for the club opening soon for lunch, dinner and drinks. Rockstarz II will be open Monday through Friday from 4pm until 2am and on the weekends from noon until 2am. The club features a full karaoke experience on a 20-foot stage complete with a digital state of the art music system, costumes and instruments for the full effect. The new Rockstarz II is due to open shortly, and I’ll keep you posted. A rock solid summer season finds the crew at White Pine Winery in downtown St. Joseph celebrating their First Anniversary in style this weekend. Winemaker David Miller tells me that his outstanding wines have been very well received, sales have been great, and local busi-ness owners have been extremely supportive. Dave says that they are looking forward to the 2011 vintage with a healthy crop and conditions setting up for some awesome wines. As a huge thank you to everyone, White Pine Winery is offering a 10% discount on 6-to-11 bottles of wine and 15% off of 12 or more this weekend only, September 9 th through the 11 th . Congratulations! Continued on page 8 M oody Meanwhile, the crew at Lemon Creek Winery is celebrating their 16 th Annual Harvest Festival today, September 10 th , from noon until 7pm. You’ll find the party underway at 533 E. Lemon Creek Road in Berrien Springs. Your $5 admission fee earns you a wine glass and 5-wine tasting tickets. Enjoy hot air balloon rides, music, the smell of grapes in the air, and more. A special raffle to help the Special Olympics program through the Blossomland Learning Center , will be held with lots of great prizes. The Outdoor Kitchen will have grilled food for sale, and the Harvest Fest wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t have their famous corn on the cob, as well. While blankets and chairs are encour-aged, coolers are not permitted. We all know very well that this area is a dream for most parents as an incredible place to raise children. Well, now local parents will have a magazine all of their own. Marcy Blesy is the Territory Manager for the new Lakeside Family Magazine, a spin-off from a publication called Family Magazine of Michiana. The new par-enting magazine is making its local debut this month with free distribution copies available at such locations as Meijer, St. Joseph Today, Martin’s Supermarket, local libraries, chil-dren’s boutiques, pre-schools, day-care cen-ters, gyms, doctor, dental, and veterinary offices and beyond. The magazine’s Indiana version has been published for 5-years success-fully, and this new iteration covers the territory from New Buffalo to St. Joe. Total distribution of 25,000 copies of the 100-page glossy publica-tion will be available. The first localized issue includes stories about local people, including a Stevensville family whose son suffers from Tourette Syndrome. You can find the online electronic version of this new magazine at www.michianafamilymagazine.com. Then click Current Issue and Lakeside Family Magazine. If you’d like to talk to Marcy about the magazine, Minestrone Soup • you can reach her at 574-293-3261. If her name sounds vaguely familiar, you might recognize stories here in Moody on the Market about her husband, Veterinarian Ed Blesy in St. Joe. Join Us on October 8 For the Downtown St. Joseph Harvest Festival! Gift Cards Available Thank you for letting us serve you for over 18 years! (Offers expire 10-9-11) MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 As we all continue to strive to be more “green” in our daily lives and work, there’s excellent news from GateWay Services. The outstanding local agency no longer charges cli-ents for its recycling service. According to GateWay’s Manager of Business & Development Services, Paul Eagle, you can now send all of your recyclable paper products for free. They take paper, phone books, magazines, books, newspapers, file folders, shredded paper, card-board and even 3-ring binders. While they do still charge for secure document destruction, that cost has been reduced to just 10-cents a pound with a $10-dollar minimum fee. There are no pick-up fees, no fuel surcharges and no truck fees, either. If you would like your business to be a partner with GateWay, or if you would like to increase your recycling, call Paul at 471-2897, extension 14. GateWay is a non-profit agency headquartered in Berrien Springs. Ken & Julie Wuerfel waste no time getting a new business up and running, as they have proven time and again in their various enterpris-es. Now, INC. Magazine reports that their new franchise operation, Mosquito Squad , has been named to their list of the fastest growing com-panies in America. With three-year sales growth approaching 500%, the firm ranked 646 th on the list of 5,000 companies. If you break out the franchises on the list, it is the 13 th fastest growing franchise in the Top 100. Clearly the Wuerfels are doing their part, inasmuch as their office is ranked 3 rd in the nation for first year operators. Mosquito Squad, located in the Scottdale Triangle of Royalton Township, is in the busi-ness of protecting people in their own backyards from the diseases carried by mosquitoes. Congratulations, Ken & Julie…keep up the great work! An eclectic new shop in Harbor Country is turning heads these days. Stacia Garriott Kass has turned what used to be a non-descript old building on Red Arrow Highway into a Bit of Swiss Goods design destination according to some of the folks who helped her to create that new space. According to Ted & Sharon Burdett at Strand Continued on page 9 MOODY Buy 1 Entree Get 1 Entree 1/2 OFF Free Wifi • Catering • Carry -Out Wine • Espresso • Tea Buy 1 Sandwich, Get 1 FREE But 1 Waffle, Get 1 FREE Buy 1 Minestrone & Bread Get 1 FREE Homemade Soup Buy 1 Quart Get 1 Quart FREE Beer • Stop in during Harvest Fest, Oct. 8 Espresso Beverage 50¢ OFF $5.00 OFF T-Shirts 516 Pleasant Street • Downtown St. Joseph • 983-DELI (3354) Inserts & Promotions Roger’s Foodland Harding’s Friendly Markets Martin’s Super Markets Ace Hardware Inserts may vary by Zip Code Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax

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Pat Moody

If you’ve been watching closely, as I have, you’ve probably noticed new life in and around the shuttered Marathon service station and convenience store at M-139 and I-94 in Benton Charter Township. That’s the station that sustained a major collapse of one of its huge canopies protecting a bank of gasoline and diesel pumps last winter. The station had clearly been struggling in some manner, inasmuch as the hours of operation there were sporadic at best in the week before the canopy came crashing down.In recent weeks, the canopy has been successfully resurrected through erection of a replacement cover bearing the Marathon colors. Shortly after that, workers could be seen inside the C-store tearing out walls and working on a makeover. Signs on the door indicate only that the station is “Closed for Construction.” Contractors approached on site have indicated no knowledge regarding any scheduled re-opening of the pumps or the store. The station, alongside Maxton Motors used to be open 24/7 but had truncated those hours somewhat in the weeks leading up to the eventual closure. No word on when the rehabilitated station will be open, who owns the space, or the expected hours of operation once it’s back on line. I guess all we can do is stay tuned to learn more.<br /> <br /> If things proceeded according to schedule, job interviews should be complete and hiring underway for the new Rockstarz II Karaoke Bar & Grill inside the Orchards Mall. The week before Labor Day, company reps were accepting applications and holding open interviews to staff the new entertainment center near Entrance 2 at the Mall. Shawn VanKampen is the new General Manager for the club opening soon for lunch, dinner and drinks. Rockstarz II will be open Monday through Friday from 4pm until 2am and on the weekends from noon until 2am. The club features a full karaoke experience on a 20-foot stage complete with a digital state of the art music system, costumes and instruments for the full effect. The new Rockstarz II is due to open shortly, and I’ll keep you posted.<br /> <br /> A rock solid summer season finds the crew at White Pine Winery in downtown St. Joseph celebrating their First Anniversary in style this weekend. Winemaker David Miller tells me that his outstanding wines have been very well received, sales have been great, and local business owners have been extremely supportive.Dave says that they are looking forward to the 2011 vintage with a healthy crop and conditions setting up for some awesome wines. As a huge thank you to everyone, White Pine Winery is offering a 10% discount on 6-to-11 bottles of wine and 15% off of 12 or more this weekend only, September 9th through the 11th.Congratulations!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, the crew at Lemon Creek Winery is celebrating their 16th Annual Harvest Festival today, September 10th, from noon until 7pm. You’ll find the party underway at 533 E. Lemon Creek Road in Berrien Springs. Your $5 admission fee earns you a wine glass and 5-wine tasting tickets. Enjoy hot air balloon rides, music, the smell of grapes in the air, and more.A special raffle to help the Special Olympics program through the Blossomland Learning Center, will be held with lots of great prizes.The Outdoor Kitchen will have grilled food for sale, and the Harvest Fest wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t have their famous corn on the cob, as well. While blankets and chairs are encouraged, coolers are not permitted.<br /> <br /> We all know very well that this area is a dream for most parents as an incredible place to raise children. Well, now local parents will have a magazine all of their own. Marcy Blesy is the Territory Manager for the new Lakeside Family Magazine, a spin-off from a publication called Family Magazine of Michiana. The new parenting magazine is making its local debut this month with free distribution copies available at such locations as Meijer, St. Joseph Today, Martin’s Supermarket, local libraries, children’s boutiques, pre-schools, day-care centers, gyms, doctor, dental, and veterinary offices and beyond. The magazine’s Indiana version has been published for 5-years successfully, and this new iteration covers the territory from New Buffalo to St. Joe. Total distribution of 25,000 copies of the 100-page glossy publication will be available. The first localized issue includes stories about local people, including a Stevensville family whose son suffers from Tourette Syndrome. You can find the online electronic version of this new magazine at www.michianafamilymagazine.com. Then click Current Issue and Lakeside Family Magazine. If you’d like to talk to Marcy about the magazine, you can reach her at 574-293-3261. If her name sounds vaguely familiar, you might recognize stories here in Moody on the Market about her husband, Veterinarian Ed Blesy in St. Joe.<br /> <br /> As we all continue to strive to be more “green” in our daily lives and work, there’s excellent news from GateWay Services. The outstanding local agency no longer charges clients for its recycling service. According to GateWay’s Manager of Business & Development Services, Paul Eagle, you can now send all of your recyclable paper products for free. They take paper, phone books, magazines, books, newspapers, file folders, shredded paper, cardboard and even 3-ring binders. While they do still charge for secure document destruction, that cost has been reduced to just 10-cents a pound with a $10-dollar minimum fee. There are no pick-up fees, no fuel surcharges and no truck fees, either. If you would like your business to be a partner with GateWay, or if you would like to increase your recycling, call Paul at 471-2897, extension 14. GateWay is a non-profit agency headquartered in Berrien Springs.<br /> <br /> Ken & Julie Wuerfel waste no time getting a new business up and running, as they have proven time and again in their various enterprises.Now, INC. Magazine reports that their new franchise operation, Mosquito Squad, has been named to their list of the fastest growing companies in America. With three-year sales growth approaching 500%, the firm ranked 646th on the list of 5,000 companies. If you break out the franchises on the list, it is the 13th fastest growing franchise in the Top 100. Clearly the Wuerfels are doing their part, inasmuch as their office is ranked 3rd in the nation for first year operators.Mosquito Squad, located in the Scottdale Triangle of Royalton Township, is in the business of protecting people in their own backyards from the diseases carried by mosquitoes.Congratulations, Ken & Julie…keep up the great work!<br /> <br /> An eclectic new shop in Harbor Country is turning heads these days. Stacia Garriott Kass has turned what used to be a non-descript old building on Red Arrow Highway into a design destination according to some of the folks who helped her to create that new space.According to Ted & Sharon Burdett at Strand Design in Chicago, Stacia’s new Sojourn Botique did a marvelous job reusing materials in her new retail shop in Sawyer at the corner of Red Arrow Highway & Sawyer Road. Strand Design crafted some of the lighting for Sojourn from a combination of salvaged floorboards and hand-turned urban white oak. Sojourn has “just the kind of things people want to add to their lake homes,” according to my friend Bonni Sullivan.The shop is located at 12908 Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer. You can reach Stacia at 269-426-4247 if you have questions regarding her home décor business.<br /> <br /> You can expect to hear “Lookin’ buff, Jared!” more times than you’d care to next weekend when “The Subway Guy” Jared Fogle comes to town for Whirlpool’s 100 Years Running Race. The 5k walk/run and 10k run over mostly flat terrain will step off at 9am next Saturday morning, September 17th to promote health and wellness as a part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration. Jared will provide a pre-race speech, and Subway personnel will be on hand to provide healthy post-race refreshments.The race is open to the public, and you can sign up online today at www.active.com/running/ benton-harbor-mi/whirlpool-corporation- 5k-and-10k-walkrun-2011. Check it out!<br /> <br /> Runners and walkers who would like to tune up for that 100th anniversary event are invited to participate in the 12th Annual Baroda 5k Run/ Walk for Organ & Tissue Donations. That race steps off at 8:30am this morning, Saturday, September 10th, at Hess Lake Park in Baroda.Registration gets underway at 7am and a Children’s Fun Run will follow the walk and run.Proceeds from the race go to the OTOSM Edward Heyn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lake Michigan College. With 3,000 Michigan patients awaiting a life-saving transplant, this is an important fundraiser. Barodafest has a full slate of fun for the rest of the day. Check the details online at www.barodavillage.org. <br /> <br /> While Labor Day might have signaled the unofficial end of summer, the fun is far from over. Barodafest is this weekend and next weekend there are more great events for you to take in.Artoberfest 2011 returns to the Benton Harbor Arts District next Saturday, the 17th from noon until 10pm, in the parking lot of The Livery and beyond. It’s a fundraiser for the New Territory Arts Association. See more details online at www.artoberfest2011.weebly.com. Also on Saturday, the 17th, Lake Charter Township plays host to their 3rd Annual Fall Festival at their beautiful park at 10801 South Gast Road in Bridgman. From 8am until 3pm, you’ll find a pancake breakfast, children’s games, helicopter rides, rooster crowing contest, cake walk, archery clinic, pedal pull, craft and farmer’s market vendors and lots more. The schedule can be found at www.lakechartertownship.org. <br /> <br /> Then, on Sunday the 18th, head to Lincoln Township Park for their Community Fun Day! At 11am it’s the Wheels & Heels Bike Rodeo. At 1pm it’s the Cirque Amongus at the picnic shelter. At 2pm there’s a Corn Hole Tourney, followed by a 3-hour Family & Fun Bike Ride from 2 until 5pm. Krasl’s Cauldar Circus and Artist’s Booths will take place all day along with food, music, games, and more.Sounds like a grand day in the park…right alongside the Lincoln Township Library. Get it on your calendar!<br /> <br /> By now, you might have noticed that your weekly MailMax is a little heftier in content.That’s because Roger Seely and his crew at Roger’s Foodland have recently begun inserting their weekly sales fliers into your paper here.With competition increasing, Roger was pretty excited to get saturation around his store for the weekly sales specials. Check it out, and visit Roger’s this week to show your support!<br /> <br /> If you’re running a little low on gas and you catch this wrap-up before 3pm on Saturday, September 10th, go and get your fill-up taken care of by LMC President Bob Harrison. He, faculty, staff and students from the college will be pumping gas for tips today from 9am until 3pm at Lakeshore Shell on Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. All tips from the day will go toward the LMC United Way Campaign. Live United! Put Bob’s skills to work for you!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids! Have a great weekend and we’ll 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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