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Look for Our Special 4 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax October 29, 2011 Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 29, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 44 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat N ews of last week’s October Art Hop didn’t arrive on my desk until it was too late to include in last week’s Moody on the Market column…but the event was another huge hit for the neighborhood which is booming these days. Not only is construction well underway on new living space atop the New Territory Arts Association’s 210 Water Street headquarters, progress continues to be made paving the way toward creation of the Ideal Place Lofts for addi-tional urban living options on several floors above the Ideal Place Restaurant . Meanwhile, that same building will be the new home of Kirian Photography Studio. Just around the corner from the restaurant itself, Elizabeth Kirian will estab-lish her new studio in what she is terming an “Ideal” location at 140 Fifth Street . She arrives in a short hop from her short term home in the 210 Water Street building where she took up residence back in February. That followed a five year stint in south St. Joseph along Cleveland Avenue. Elizabeth tells me that she absolutely loves the atmosphere of the Benton Harbor Arts District and all the friends she made in her Water Street stay. The main advantage of her new location in the Ideal Place building is she now has 12-hundred square feet of ground floor space and another 600 square feet on the basement level. Kirian will utilize the main floor studio for family and group portraits, wedding and engagement photography, as well as work with high school seniors, kids, babies and pets. She is well known for using lots of outdoor locations for her photography as well, and now they can accommodate any size of group virtually year round. She will use the basement level for its underground, edgy gallery option to feature art, music and photography. She worked with Realtor Pete Jorgensen to broker the deal. Her website remains available for viewing at www.kirianstudio.com, and her phone number is still the same, as well, at 983-0312. Congratulations on your successful relocation! A couple of short blocks away, another major change has taken place in the Benton Harbor Arts District, where Mike & Sarah Nadolski have closed the deal to purchase the Citadel Dance Center Building from previous owners Scott Elliott & Eileen Cropley. Nadolski told me that he is delighted to be the new owners of such a beautiful and historic building. He and Sarah believe in the transformational power of the arts, the mission of the Citadel Dance and Music Centers and the future of Benton Harbor and its people. Nadolski’s company, Sunset Coast Holdings, purchased the building on a land con-tract deal, and they immediately extended the lease agreement with the Citadel Dance Center which will continue to offer a full slate of dance lessons and programming into the foreseeable future. The building, which is located at 91 Hinkley Street in the heart of the Arts District, will be used to advance Nadolski’s main endeav-ors including communications coaching, busi-ness lunch & learn sessions, acting workshops, improv comedy, and the Southwestern Michigan M oody and officers, and for the winter they have set their Talent Directory. Mike tells me that the Oak hours at 11am to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesday Room will now be available as a full-service event through Saturday, and 11 until 4 on Sunday. They venue for individuals and organizations with seat-are closed on Tuesdays. You can find current exhi-ing up to 140. Catering, event planning and A/V bition schedules at www.chartreuseartgallery.com. equipment and services are available including Congratulations on your anniversary! wireless Internet access. The Acorn Room is also Cassandra Lopez has worked for nearly available for use by smaller groups up to 15. Four twenty years in the home improvement business additional artist studios will be available by the and recently she decided she needed a new chal-first of the year. You can reach Mike and Sarah at lenge. So, she engaged a fourth generation shoe 269-861-0055 if you have questions. cobbler to teach her the shoe repair trade his fam-Before we leave the world of the arts today, ily has graced the community with for decades. my friends at -the Chartreuse Art Gallery in Cassandra Mike Lake Michigan College paramedic student has been working side-by-side with downtown St. Joseph have asked me to invite you Michael Gagliardo to learn his trade and, more help them celebrate their Fifth Anniversary in importantly, his family tradition of selecting only business throughout the entire month of November. the best materials for the craft of successful shoe That’s five solid years of selling wonderfully repair. Now, Cassandra will transition to take over crafted local art in the heart of the central business Gagliardo Shoe Repair at 810 Highland Avenue district. You’ll find Chartreuse at 304 State Street in Southtown St. Joseph. That’s just off of Niles alongside the Chocolate Café. They showcase an Avenue behind Dunkin Donuts and Southtown ever-changing selection of art works in a variety of Car Wash. Now, Michael can transition into media all created by the 21 artists who comprise retirement knowing that his protégé is ready to their co-op within a 50 mile range of the gallery. take on the world with her new extended hours of The co-op is run democratically by its members MOODY Continued from page 10 I really enjoy what I do now. Continued on page 11 Registration going on now for classes that begin January 17. Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm. Stop and check out the extensive remodeling job Cassandra has undertaken, and let her help you with everything from shoe shines to heel and sole repairs. She can also assist with the repair of belts, purses and other leather goods. You can reach the shop at 983-7010. There is a beautiful new smiling face accom-panying many a morning cup of coffee these days in the form of Meg Simpson. She is the new Store Manager at Bearclaw Coffee Company’s conve-nient drive-thru coffee shop across the street from Martins Supermarket on Cleveland Avenue in St. Joe. Meg is a recent Business Management grad from Hope College who recently moved back to St. Joe. Bearclaw is open daily at 6am (and 8am on weekends) with lots of friendly faces and hot coffee, lattes, mochas, and more. They can also offer you gift certificates, gift baskets, coffees and espressos by the bag, and their notable excellence in customer service. In case you were not aware, Meg tells me that they can also cater your special events with mobile service like you might have seen at art fairs, sporting events and beyond. Welcome, Meg…and best of luck to you. Another mobile service at the ready for you is Rawhide Mobile Grooming Service, where Diana Cotter is celebrating her 8 th anniversary in business across the region. With some recent upgrades, Diana has made the entire grooming process more efficient and that has enabled her expansion to welcome new clients. In fact, she can groom multiple dogs simultaneously so that fami-lies with more than one pet are able to be together making the process faster and less stressful. Her full service pet salon on wheels can operate right in your own driveway. Diana earned professional certification from the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Grand Rapids , and offers specialty shampoos at no additional charge. She offers well lit, sanitary and comfortable conditions for your pet. Her holiday schedule is filling rapidly, so you might want to check in soon by dialing Diana at 269-326-0416 to schedule an appointment, or at www.rawhidemobilegrooming.com. Congrats on 8-years and going strong, Diana. If you’ve ever had to endure the task of pre-paring for a dental crown on a damaged tooth, you might be delighted to learn that technology is Continued on page 12 Continued on page 10 Continued from page 11 tion office in the city that takes great pride in their That’s it for this week kids…Happy speeding up and shortening down the process. Dr. community outreach programming and they’d like Halloween! See you Saturday right here in Sven Erickson’s Modern Dentistry Associates your help with a project they are calling their MailMax! in St. Joseph is among the first to offer Cerec Warpath for Winter Warmth – or simply WWW. Digitial Impressions for the creation and manu-The folks at HealthSource are conducting a hat, facture of crowns in a technological achievement mitten, and coat drive for area people in need, in that has been described as simply amazing. The addition to their continuing efforts to collect Pat Moody new gear completely eliminates the need for gel canned goods and non-perishable foods for the Executive Vice President of impression material, and effects design and cre-local food bank. Every donation made will get Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce ation of the crown on site. That also eliminates the your name in a drawing for multiple 30-minute pmoody@cstonealliance.org need for a temporary crown and a second appoint-massages conducted weekly. You can find 269-925-6100 ext. 216 ment for seating of the restoration. You’ve got to HealthSource in Suite 4 at 2560 South Cleveland love advancements in technology! You can reach Avenue in St. Joe, or you can reach them via phone the good doctor’s office at 429-1515 if you have at 982-1611. Inc. questions. MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Gary Werdesheim is a Professor Emeritus at J. Michael Hall logged Drive 39 years Benton at the grind-2202 Plaza Harbor, MI 49022 the Florida State University College of Music. stone with Whirlpool Corporation , but now that In four decades of independent study and his work Phone: 269.934.7522 he has retired he has written a book on how he as a hospice volunteer the professor has estab-processed the task of quitting smoking some lished what he calls “The Case Against Death.” FAX: 269.934.3297 17-years ago. His new book, “My Dad’s Lungs He shares near-death experience, spiritual and publisher@farahead.com from Smoking , ” is email: his story of what led him to metaphysical aspects of the near-death experience, Inserts may vary by Zip Code www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax start smoking and then ultimately quit as well. and direct, spontaneous after-death communica-Once he took note of some startling statistics such tion and reincarnation topics. He will present his as the 50,000 people who die every year from case in a session from 7 until 9pm on November second hand smoke exposure, Michael felt that he 11 th at the Super 8 Motel Conference Center at MOODY 1-800-252-1562 • www.lakemichigancollege.edu Inserts & Promotions • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Roger’s Foodland • Martin’s Super Markets • Schroeder Furniture

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

News of last week’s October Art Hop didn’t arrive on my desk until it was too late to include in last week’s Moody on the Market column…but the event was another huge hit for the neighborhood which is booming these days. Not only is construction well underway on new living space atop the New Territory Arts Association’s 210 Water Street headquarters, progress continues to be made paving the way toward creation of the Ideal Place Lofts for additional urban living options on several floors above the Ideal Place Restaurant. Meanwhile, that same building will be the new home of Kirian Photography Studio. Just around the corner from the restaurant itself, Elizabeth Kirian will establish her new studio in what she is terming an “Ideal” location at 140 Fifth Street. She arrives in a short hop from her short term home in the 210 Water Street building where she took up residence back in February. That followed a five year stint in south St. Joseph along Cleveland Avenue. Elizabeth tells me that she absolutely loves the atmosphere of the Benton Harbor Arts District and all the friends she made in her Water Street stay. The main advantage of her new location in the Ideal Place building is she now has 12-hundred square feet of ground floor space and another 600 square feet on the basement level. Kirian will utilize the main floor studio for family and group portraits, wedding and engagement photography, as well as work with high school seniors, kids, babies and pets. She is well known for using lots of outdoor locations for her photography as well, and now they can accommodate any size of group virtually year round. She will use the basement level for its underground, edgy gallery option to feature art, music and photography. She worked with Realtor Pete Jorgensen to broker the deal. Her website remains available for viewing at www.kirianstudio.com, and her phone number is still the same, as well, at 983-0312. Congratulations on your successful relocation!<br /> <br /> A couple of short blocks away, another major change has taken place in the Benton Harbor Arts District, where Mike & Sarah Nadolski have closed the deal to purchase the Citadel Dance Center Building from previous owners Scott Elliott & Eileen Cropley. Nadolski told me that he is delighted to be the new owners of such a beautiful and historic building. He and Sarah believe in the transformational power of the arts, the mission of the Citadel Dance and Music Centers and the future of Benton Harbor and its people. Nadolski’s company, Sunset Coast Holdings, purchased the building on a land contract deal, and they immediately extended the lease agreement with the Citadel Dance Center which will continue to offer a full slate of dance lessons and programming into the foreseeable future. The building, which is located at 91 Hinkley Street in the heart of the Arts District, will be used to advance Nadolski’s main endeavors including communications coaching, business lunch & learn sessions, acting workshops, improv comedy, and the Southwestern Michigan Talent Directory. Mike tells me that the Oak Room will now be available as a full-service event venue for individuals and organizations with seating up to 140. Catering, event planning and A/V equipment and services are available including wireless Internet access. The Acorn Room is also available for use by smaller groups up to 15. Four additional artist studios will be available by the first of the year. You can reach Mike and Sarah at 269-861-0055 if you have questions.<br /> <br /> Before we leave the world of the arts today, my friends at the Chartreuse Art Gallery in downtown St. Joseph have asked me to invite you help them celebrate their Fifth Anniversary in business throughout the entire month of November. That’s five solid years of selling wonderfully crafted local art in the heart of the central business district. You’ll find Chartreuse at 304 State Street alongside the Chocolate Café. They showcase an ever-changing selection of art works in a variety of media all created by the 21 artists who comprise their co-op within a 50 mile range of the gallery. The co-op is run democratically by its members and officers, and for the winter they have set their hours at 11am to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 until 4 on Sunday. They are closed on Tuesdays. You can find current exhibition schedules at www.chartreuseartgallery.com. Congratulations on your anniversary!<br /> <br /> Cassandra Lopez has worked for nearly twenty years in the home improvement business and recently she decided she needed a new challenge. So, she engaged a fourth generation shoe cobbler to teach her the shoe repair trade his family has graced the community with for decades. Cassandra has been working side-by-side with Michael Gagliardo to learn his trade and, more importantly, his family tradition of selecting only the best materials for the craft of successful shoe repair. Now, Cassandra will transition to take over Gagliardo Shoe Repair at 810 Highland Avenue in South town St. Joseph. That’s just off of Niles Avenue behind Dunkin Donuts and South town Car Wash. Now, Michael can transition into retirement knowing that his protégé is ready to take on the world with her new extended hours of Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm. Stop and check out the extensive remodeling job Cassandra has undertaken, and let her help you with everything from shoe shines to heel and sole repairs. She can also assist with the repair of belts, purses and other leather goods. You can reach the shop at 983-7010.<br /> <br /> There is a beautiful new smiling face accompanying many a morning cup of coffee these days in the form of Meg Simpson. She is the new Store Manager at Bear claw Coffee Company’s convenient drive-thru coffee shop across the street from Martins Supermarket on Cleveland Avenue in St. Joe. Meg is a recent Business Management grad from Hope College who recently moved back to St. Joe. Bear claw is open daily at 6am (and 8am on weekends) with lots of friendly faces and hot coffee, lattes, mochas, and more. They can also offer you gift certificates, gift baskets, coffees and espressos by the bag, and their notable excellence in customer service. In case you were not aware, Meg tells me that they can also cater your special events with mobile service like you might have seen at art fairs, sporting events and beyond. Welcome, Meg…and best of luck to you.<br /> <br /> Another mobile service at the ready for you is Rawhide Mobile Grooming Service, where Diana Cotter is celebrating her 8th anniversary in business across the region. With some recent upgrades, Diana has made the entire grooming process more efficient and that has enabled her expansion to welcome new clients. In fact, she can groom multiple dogs simultaneously so that families with more than one pet are able to be together making the process faster and less stressful. Her full service pet salon on wheels can operate right in your own driveway. Diana earned professional certification from the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Grand Rapids, and offers specialty shampoos at no additional charge. She offers well lit, sanitary and comfortable conditions for your pet. Her holiday schedule is filling rapidly, so you might want to check in soon by dialing Diana at 269-326-0416 to schedule an appointment, or at www.rawhidemobilegrooming.com. Congrats on 8-years and going strong, Diana.<br /> <br /> If you’ve ever had to endure the task of preparing for a dental crown on a damaged tooth, you might be delighted to learn that technology is speeding up and shortening down the process. Dr. Sven Erickson’s Modern Dentistry Associates in St. Joseph is among the first to offer Cerec Digitial Impressions for the creation and manufacture of crowns in a technological achievement that has been described as simply amazing. The new gear completely eliminates the need for gel impression material, and effects design and creation of the crown on site. That also eliminates the need for a temporary crown and a second appointment for seating of the restoration. You’ve got to love advancements in technology! You can reach the good doctor’s office at 429-1515 if you have questions.<br /> <br /> J. Michael Hall logged 39 years at the grindstone with Whirlpool Corporation, but now that he has retired he has written a book on how he processed the task of quitting smoking some 17-years ago. His new book, “My Dad’s Lungs from Smoking,” is his story of what led him to start smoking and then ultimately quit as well. Once he took note of some startling statistics such as the 50,000 people who die every year from second hand smoke exposure, Michael felt that he needed to in some way talk to smokers from a smoker’s point of view to try to influence at least one person to quit. His book details his many efforts to quit, and his fresh new approach to quitting. If you’d like to get a copy of the book and help wean yourself from the habit, simply Googling the title will offer at least three purchase options from sources such as Author House, Amazon, and the Book Depository. Check it out. You can also reach Michael directly at 429-6575.<br /> <br /> The folks at HealthSource of St. Joseph are hoping you can lend them a hand in November. They are a chiropractic and progressive rehabilitation office in the city that takes great pride in their community outreach programming and they’d like your help with a project they are calling their Warpath for Winter Warmth – or simply WWW.The folks at HealthSource are conducting a hat, mitten, and coat drive for area people in need, in addition to their continuing efforts to collect canned goods and non-perishable foods for the local food bank. Every donation made will get your name in a drawing for multiple 30-minute massages conducted weekly. You can find HealthSource in Suite 4 at 2560 South Cleveland Avenue in St. Joe, or you can reach them via phone at 982-1611.<br /> <br /> Gary Werdesheim is a Professor Emeritus at the Florida State University College of Music. In four decades of independent study and his work as a hospice volunteer the professor has established what he calls “The Case Against Death.” He shares near-death experience, spiritual and metaphysical aspects of the near-death experience, and direct, spontaneous after-death communication and reincarnation topics. He will present his case in a session from 7 until 9pm on November 11th at the Super 8 Motel Conference Center at 4290 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. You must pre-register by October 30th and the cost is $10.00 with limited seating. To reserve your seat, call 267-446-7413.<br /> <br /> Finally, a reminder that your kids can Trick or Treat among ancient Mastadon bones and learn about Kangaroos in the Australian Outback today as the Heritage Museum and the Curious Kids partner for an afternoon of unusual free Halloween fun beginning at 1pm today, Saturday, October 29th. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week kids…Happy Halloween! See you Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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