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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 17, 2011 September 17, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 38 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat W henever you lose something that you’ve had for a long time, it’s typi-cally hard to let go. The loss of the Pizza Hut Restaurant on Mall Drive in Benton Charter Township, by way of example, was a tough loss to the myriad folks who liked to stop by either before or after a movie at Celebration!Cinemas for pizza or a snack. Sometimes things work out okay in the long run, and since there have always been other Pizza Huts nearby it wasn’t a devastating blow. The good news is that when the build-ing was successfully sold shortly after going on the market, the promise of a new business overshadowed the loss. Now that new busi-ness is up and running and those of us in the market for a quality used car or truck now have a great enterprise on our side. Matt Ghazal has opened his fourth vehicle sales lot in the region at that site on Mall Drive, and it’s a unique one in the method of operation he brings to the market. Express Auto at 1620 Mall Drive completes Matt’s quartet, with his other operations well established in both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, where he has two lots. Over the past 8 to 10 years, the Express Auto team has worked hard to put more than 10,000 people back behind the wheel…many of them who had struggled to cut a deal with more conventional dealerships. The Express Auto method is “buy here…pay here.” In other words, they finance your pur-chase right on the spot, and help to heal a shaky credit history. In fact, their mantra is “It’s about your future, not your past!” It’s more than just a motto it’s the very foundation of their business. At Express Auto they offer low down payments, express auto financing, flexible loan payments, limited warranties, and free oil changes for as long as you own the vehicle. You can choose from the inventory of four lots filled with late model quality used cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs. You can even search their inventory on line at www.expressauto.com. Check it out the next time you’re on your way to a movie or a shop-ping excursion. Incidentally, some of you might recall my friend Doug Allor. He is Express Auto’s Chief Financial Officer. Congratulations, guys…and welcome to the market! Michael Ferrill recently retired to St. Joseph after serving our nation for more than 40 years in the U.S. Army. So what does an Army guy do when he retires? He joins the “Navy.” Well…not actually…but Mike has taken up the use of his Grandfather’s wood chisels and has begun to return the long lost art of woodcarving to his new neighborhood downtown. Mike has opened a small Marine Nautical Antique Store that he affectionately Continued on page 7 M oody calls “Seven Seas.” You can find it at 719 Pleasant Street right next door to the 721 Pleasant Street Studio where Yoga and Tai Chi are growing daily in the community. Mr. Ferrill studied wood-carving under the tute-lage of Paul McCarthy, a world famous artist on Nantucket. Mike’s specialties are New England Quarter Boards, original oil paint-ings on colorful wood paddles and ships oars, sailor Valentines from New England, wood carvings of ocean whales and Lake Michigan fish. Seven Seas also features ships bells, naval charts, door stops, walking canes, ocean art and more. His shop is a working wood carving shop, so you’ll likely come away with wood shavings under foot. You’ll find the Seven Seas crew on board Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 4:30pm, or by appointment by calling 408-6440. Incidentally, David Knight’s Fire Fly Photography Studio is due to open alongside Mike shortly. Check it out for yourself! A couple of years ago, Robert Mazigian purchased the Allstate Agency, Harbor Shores Insurance & Financial, at 501 Quaker Street in South Haven. “Bobby,” as he is known, is a graduate of Lakeshore High School and Olivet College. A couple of months ago, in a bid to expand his reach and his services, Bobby launched a new satellite office in the Roger’s Foodland complex along Hollywood Road in Royalton Township. That operation was built from scratch and now joins his South Haven center in offering auto, home, life and retirement services. Bobby tells me that while “You’re in good hands with Allstate,” you’re also very much “in good hands with Bobby Mazigian!” You can reach the new St. Joe office by dialing 932-4333 or in South Haven you can call 637-6871. Congratulations, Bobby! My friends at B&L Information Systems in Bridgman have achieved an elite new level with one of their business partners. Progress Software Corporation, a publicly traded firm on the Nasdaq, has issued Premier Partner status to the crew on Rambo Road. B&L’s President and CEO Phil Laney expressed great delight, citing his team’s vigorous pur-suit of excellence as key to the award. B&L has assisted more than 400 metalcasters across the globe in making better decisions faster with their unique software service. Leaders at Progress tell us that they reserve Premier Partner status exclusively for high-growth, market-leading application partners like B&L. 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Whenever you lose something that you’ve had for a long time, it’s typically hard to let go. The loss of the Pizza Hut Restaurant on Mall Drive in Benton Charter Township, by way of example, was a tough loss to the myriad folks who liked to stop by either before or after a movie at Celebration!Cinemas for pizza or a snack.Sometimes things work out okay in the long run, and since there have always been other Pizza Huts nearby it wasn’t a devastating blow. The good news is that when the building was successfully sold shortly after going on the market, the promise of a new business overshadowed the loss. Now that new business is up and running and those of us in the market for a quality used car or truck now have a great enterprise on our side. Matt Ghazal has opened his fourth vehicle sales lot in the region at that site on Mall Drive, and it’s a unique one in the method of operation he brings to the market. Express Auto at 1620 Mall Drive completes Matt’s quartet, with his other operations well established in both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, where he has two lots. Over the past 8 to 10 years, the Express Auto team has worked hard to put more than 10,000 people back behind the wheel…many of them who had struggled to cut a deal with more conventional dealerships.The Express Auto method is “buy here…pay here.” In other words, they finance your purchase right on the spot, and help to heal a shaky credit history. In fact, their mantra is “It’s about your future, not your past!” It’s more than just a motto it’s the very foundation of their business. At Express Auto they offer low down payments, express auto financing, flexible loan payments, limited warranties, and free oil changes for as long as you own the vehicle. You can choose from the inventory of four lots filled with late model quality used cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs. You can even search their inventory on line at www.expressauto.com. Check it out the next time you’re on your way to a movie or a shopping excursion. Incidentally, some of you might recall my friend Doug Allor. He is Express Auto’s Chief Financial Officer.Congratulations, guys…and welcome to the market!<br /> <br /> Michael Ferrill recently retired to St. Joseph after serving our nation for more than 40 years in the U.S. Army. So what does an Army guy do when he retires? He joins the “Navy.” Well…not actually…but Mike has taken up the use of his Grandfather’s wood chisels and has begun to return the long lost art of woodcarving to his new neighborhood downtown. Mike has opened a small Marine Nautical Antique Store that he affectionately Calls “Seven Seas.” You can find it at 719 Pleasant Street right next door to the 721 Pleasant Street Studio where Yoga and Tai Chi are growing daily in the community. Mr. Ferrill studied wood-carving under the tutelage of Paul McCarthy, a world famous artist on Nantucket. Mike’s specialties are New England Quarter Boards, original oil paintings on colorful wood paddles and ships oars, sailor Valentines from New England, wood carvings of ocean whales and Lake Michigan fish. Seven Seas also features ships bells, naval charts, door stops, walking canes, ocean art and more. His shop is a working wood carving shop, so you’ll likely come away with wood shavings under foot. You’ll find the Seven Seas crew on board Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 4:30pm, or by appointment by calling 408-6440. Incidentally, David Knight’s Fire Fly Photography Studio is due to open alongside Mike shortly.Check it out for yourself!<br /> <br /> A couple of years ago, Robert Mazigian purchased the Allstate Agency, Harbor Shores Insurance & Financial, at 501 Quaker Street in South Haven. “Bobby,” as he is known, is a graduate of Lakeshore High School and Olivet College. A couple of months ago, in a bid to expand his reach and his services, Bobby launched a new satellite office in the Roger’s Foodland complex along Hollywood Road in Royalton Township. That operation was built from scratch and now joins his South Haven center in offering auto, home, life and retirement services. Bobby tells me that while “You’re in good hands with Allstate,” you’re also very much “in good hands with Bobby Mazigian!” You can reach the new St. Joe office by dialing 932-4333 or in South Haven you can call 637-6871. Congratulations, Bobby!<br /> <br /> My friends at B&L Information Systems in Bridgman have achieved an elite new level with one of their business partners. Progress Software Corporation, a publicly traded firm on the Nasdaq, has issued Premier Partner status to the crew on Rambo Road. B&L’s President and CEO Phil Laney expressed great delight, citing his team’s vigorous pursuit of excellence as key to the award. B&L has assisted more than 400 metalcasters across the globe in making better decisions faster with their unique software service. Leaders at Progress tell us that they reserve Premier Partner status exclusively for high-growth, market-leading application partners like B&L.It’s not the first time that B&L has earned industry accolades, and we add in our congratulations as well.<br /> <br /> The crew at The Ideal Place in the Benton Harbor Art’s District has long stood for excellence and high-achievement, and now they’d like to have you join them in a very special one-day only affair tomorrow, Sunday, September 18th at 5pm. It is the 1st Annual Barb Clark Cancer Fundraiser. Your ticket price of $50 includes some outstanding offerings including a seafood boil, Asian BBQ ribs and chicken wings, just to name a few. A number of local businesses have donated items for a raffle to accompany the dinner, and $25 for each dinner ticket sold and all of the raffle proceeds will be donated to Lakeland’s Marie Yeager Cancer Center. The Ideal Place is located at 212 Territorial Road in Benton Harbor. Incidentally, now that fall is on the doorstep, the crew at the restaurant will continue to serve lunch every Thursday through Saturday from 11am until 2pm.Dinner hours for the fall are 5 to 9pm Tuesday through Thursday and 5 until 10pm on Friday and Saturday with the bar remaining open an hour later than the dining room. Check their daily menu at www.theidealplace.com. If you have questions, give ‘em a shout at 934-0460.<br /> <br /> If your hunger gets the better of you on the second Sunday of any month through the end of the year, the team at The Vineland Center at 1155 Vineland Road has a unique new offering called, coincidentally, the Second Sunday Brunch. The affair is open to the general public on October 9th, November 13th And December 11th. From 10:30am until 2pm the whole family can join in the brunch. Large parties are welcome and reservations are highly recommended. You can learn the rest of the story online at www.vinelandcenter.com. If you’d like to make a reservation, call 556- 9901 and hit extension 7.<br /> <br /> Just in case you were planning to drop in unannounced on Heather Shelby and her LUXE Design Group in downtown St. Joseph, you might like to know that she has relocated to the 505 Building. She had been ensconced in Old City Hall, but has moved now to Suite 308 at 505 Pleasant Street in downtown St. Joseph. That’s above Schu’s Grill & Bar, in case you are geographically or cartographically-challenged. Her phone remains the same at 985-0530.<br /> <br /> While the days are getting shorter, there’s still plenty of quality time available for local golfers who’d like to take advantage of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores plan for Community Days. Residents of Berrien County have the chance to play 18-holes at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course for just $75.00 on three calendar dates this fall.Those dates are September 27th, October 4th and October 18th. To set up a tee time go to www.harborshoreslife.com/golf/tee-times. Or you can simply call them at 927-4653.<br /> <br /> In their on-going “Realtors Do Make a Difference” campaign, the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors and affiliate members volunteered to clean South Haven’s North Beach this weekend as a part of the Adopt-a-Beach Littering Monitor Program. If you have time yet, and would like to join them, the clean up takes place today, Saturday, September 17th, from 9am until noon. A celebration party will follow at Café Julia’s sponsored by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Last May that same group cleaned St. Joe’s Silver Beach collecting nearly 150 pounds of trash. See! They DO make a difference!<br /> <br /> In One form or another I see barbecue in your near future if you’re a fan! This coming Friday, the 23rd, the Lakeshore Rotary and Lakeshore Excellence Foundation are teaming up for a Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser at The Wash Station on Cleveland Avenue across from Lakeshore High. You can drivethrough or walk-up, and tickets are $8 each.<br /> <br /> The very next day, O.K. Distributors teams up with St. Joe Today for the 4th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ at the John E. N. Howard Bandshell. That’s next Saturday, the 24th from noon until 6pm. It will also feature the return of the Extreme Bean Bag Tournament next to the Veranda at the Whitcomb. Local BBQ from Lark’s and Charlie’s Piggin’ n Grinnin’ will be available for purchase, and O.K. will tee up Michigan craft beers and local wines.<br /> <br /> Teams are now forming for Child & Family Services 2nd Annual Amazing Road Rally Race next Sunday from 2 until 6pm starting in their own lot at 2450 S. M-139 in Benton Harbor. It’s a family friendly race and is a fund raiser for Safe Shelter. Enter online at www.cfsswmi.org or by calling 925-1725, extension 133. Don’t miss it.<br /> <br /> Tomorrow, the 18th, a free Community Safety Day at The Chapel will take place at 4250 Washington Avenue in St. Joe. The event runs from 2 til 4 and has many police, fire and safety teams joining in for car seat and blood pressure checks, smoke-house and fire extinguisher demos, safety tips and handouts are all free. Just stop by and be a part of it.<br /> <br /> Success begets success and the third Artsy-Smartsy Writers Networking Workshop is now set for this coming Wednesday the 21st at Biggby Coffee in St. Joe. Local bookstore owners will answer questions about what they want from authors, what role they play in promoting local authors, and what’s hot and selling currently. Space is limited, reserve by Tuesday by calling 468-6067. The forum runs from 7pm to 8:30pm at 111 Main Street.<br /> <br /> The 4th Annual Kilometers for Cam fundraiser is set for next Saturday, the 24th, beginning and ending at the Silver Beach Carousel in St. Joe. 5k runs and walks and 3k fun walk are included, and you can register now at www.iamcam.org.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids…have a great weekend…and we’ll see you out and about, and again Saturday right here in MailMax!

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