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Look for Our Special 8 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax November 26, 2011 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 26, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 48 non-sale Christmas items will be 25% off and Travel Leaders is featuring a 3-night stay at Aria Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. Sorry kids, this is an adults only party, with a bonus discount of 10% off the entire store for ladies only. The Samaritan Counseling Center of SW Michigan has been awarded full accreditation until July of 2015 by industry experts in Denver, Colorado. That is a major accomplishment according to the head of the Samaritan Institute that provides the accreditation. Congratulations to Executive Director Kim Forsey and the team. I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that my friend, Dr. Glenn Chapman recently marked his 30 th year anniversary with that team. That’s a huge milestone! Congratulations, Glenn! The folks at the Sawyer Garden Center in Sawyer will be setting the bar a little higher this year when they host their 2011 Christmas Open House next weekend, the 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th of December. Owners Barry & Linda Patejdl and their children and grand daughter will swing open the doors onto more than 17,000 square feet of amazement with treasures for everyone to find. In addition to the pre-lit Christmas Tree Rooms and a greenhouse filled with Everything Christmas, you will also find bargains in their gourmet foods, unique gifts, bath and body, candles, kitchenware, and wine and specialty brews areas of the store. As any-one who has ever been there will tell you, the Sawyer Garden Center is just one of those places that can help you get ready for the holidays in a big way, and in more ways than you ever expect-ed. From fresh cut trees to tons of décor, catch the holiday spirit at the Sawyer Garden Center at 5865 Sawyer Road, just off of I-94 in Harbor Country. You’ll do well to wander into Baroda next Sunday, December 4 th about 4:30pm. That’s when the Village of Baroda celebrates Christmas in the Village at the Baroda Fire Station Hall. They’ll serve a light supper, con-duct a tree-lighting ceremony, present a drama scene, sing some carols, enjoy kid’s crafts, cook-ies and cocoa, and take part in a non-perishable food drive. Oh…and there’s a visit from Santa, naturally. Don’t miss out! Also on tap next Sunday, the 4 th , Monday Musical’s Annual Vespers Program “Joy to the World” will get underway at 3:45pm at the Congregational Church. It’s a free show cele-brating Monday Musical’s 80 th Year Anniversary. A free will offering will go to Monday Musical’s support of the GoodFellows Fund. Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Pat A t first blush, Dr. Tom Kirkdorfer probably felt like he had done something wrong. He was hopeful that by being a stellar role model for his son, a new dental career would be born. Tom is a long time Stevensville Dentist. After rethinking it all, though, I’m sure that we can rest assured that Tom is delightfully proud of his son, Dr. Kraig Kirkdorfer , espe-cially now that Kraig has launched his own chi-ropractic office here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Allow me to introduce you to the new Lake Michigan Chiropractic center, now located at 4082 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. Kraig is a Lakeshore High School grad who has worked for half a dozen years in other chiropractic offices in the area before tak-ing this step to begin his own practice. Dr. Kraig tells me that he offers specific, gentle chiroprac-tic care to patients of all ages. His office features an onsite digital x-ray system as well as the new-est technology in electronic medical records. Lake Michigan Chiropractic also offers myofas-cial release and trigger point therapy provided by a certified massage therapist. Dr. Kirkdorfer will personally recommend and oversee your therapeutic exercise in the active care rehabilita-tion center to strengthen the body and improve patient outcomes while protecting against future injuries. Incidentally, you might recognize Kraig from his role as a frequent performer at Twin City Players where he is also a Past President of the Board of Directors. He has also performed with The Studio Dance Theater/Dance Arts. You can reach his office at 269-408-8729 or online at www.lakemichiganchiropractic.com. The crew at Comfort Keepers is celebrat-ing their tenth anniversary in business, extend-ing a heartfelt thanks to the community for their continued support over the past decade. Owned and operated by Rocky & Diane Genovese, Comfort Keepers serves the tri-county region of Berrien, Cass & Van Buren counties. Offering non-medical, in-home health care, they have been working hard to protect and care for the senior population of the community. Diane told me recently it is truly rewarding work knowing that they can make a difference in the quality of life for the aging population of the market work-ing to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes. She also saluted the workforce that she and Rocky have assembled that lovingly shares their hearts daily with clients by providing the highest level of care from simple companion-ship to personal care. The fact that so many have literally become like family to their clients is true testimony to the impact being made. Congratulations on your ten year anniversary! A couple of folks have asked me if Scooter Joe’s Bike & Scooter Rentals has departed the Continued on page 10 M oody scene. The answer is definitely no! Granted, his new kiosk building that spent the summer in the parking lot across the alley from Cabana’s has been put into storage for the winter season to keep it looking shiny and new. However, come spring, Joe Allen and his crew will be back at it at 508 Broad Street in downtown St. Joseph ready for some summer fun with their scooters, family-friendly surrey bikes and more. He’ll be open and ready for next year’s Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and the rest of the season of sunshine. In the mean-time, and just in time for the holidays, Scooter Joe’s got a great holiday gift idea for family, friends and work associates. You can order gift certificates for anyone online at their website of www.scootjoe.com. Check it out for yourself. Diners at the new Ryebelle’s Restaurant will have a birds-eye view of the action at Scooter Joe’s kiosk next spring when they dine alfresco on the new expansive deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Jim Champion’s new enter-prise is now officially open for business in what for many years was the Elk’s Lodge Bar. Jim lovingly maintained the beauty of that curvy old bar and jazzed up the rest of the place for a great new dining experience on the second floor of the former Elks building on Broad Street between State and Lake Boulevard. I have a feeling it’s going to be a hit with local folks, tourists, visi-tors and everyone. It pays to be connected! Proof positive is solidly in evidence at Point Blank Shooting Range & Sports Club in Benton Charter Registration going on now for classes that begin January 17. Township. Club owner Roy Daugherty tells me that his crew recently joined the group Living Social. Now, that group will be bringing more than 2-thousand-100 people from Chicago to our area to learn how to shoot a firearm. Daugherty offered up an online package includ-ing firearm instruction, lunch catered in by the Airport Diner, and then a wine-tasting tour at Round Barn Winery before heading back to Chicago-land. So far Roy has 15 different event dates with 37 different groups of people totaling 2,109 participants. At the time of my deadline, the $130 offer was a complete sell out, so unless Roy offers further dates, the 8-hour tour from Chicago to Benton Harbor to Round Barn and back is off the table for now. Clearly, the Living Social folks liked the headline offer of “AK47s, Rifles and Pistols Followed by 8 Drink Tastings!” Congratulations, Roy! Thanks for making our region a true destination attraction with lots of different options. Speaking of Round Barn Winery, their Annual Holiday Open House and Noir Nouveau Release is coming. It’s already next Saturday, December 3 rd from 1 until 4pm at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda. Guests will have the chance to meet and greet the Man in Red while sipping some seasonal cheer with lots of gift-giving ideas for beer, wine and spirits enthu-siasts. Round Barn’s brewer Chris Moersch will also be sharing his latest masterpiece, the Co-Co Cognac Stout, a Cocoa Stout aged for 3-months in their Brandy/Cognac barrels, as well as his newest rye beer, “Rye if you want to.” Get ready for the holidays in style. Another holiday tradition we’ve grown accustomed to seeing a massive turnout for each year is coming your way this Wednesday night, November 30 th from 5 until 8pm when Pater True Value Hardware at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph throws open the doors onto Ladies’ Night. It’s a gigantic night out with promotional sale items, product giveaways, wine tasting, food and fun. The first 300 ladies in the door will get a complimentary gift bag, and many in-store vendors will have prizes and giveaways. All 1-800-252-1562 • www.lakemichigancollege.edu Continued on page 11 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Roger’s Foodland MOODY Continued from page 7 • Martin’s Super Markets • Pator True Value • Ace Hardware Inserts may vary by Zip Code Inserts & Promotions

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At first blush, Dr. Tom Kirkdorfer probably felt like he had done something wrong. He was hopeful that by being a stellar role model for his son, a new dental career would be born. Tom is a long time Stevensville Dentist. After rethinking it all, though, I’m sure that we can rest assured that Tom is delightfully proud of his son, Dr. Kraig Kirkdorfer, especially now that Kraig has launched his own chiropractic office here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Allow me to introduce you to the new Lake Michigan Chiropractic center, now located at 4082 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. Kraig is a Lakeshore High School grad who has worked for half a dozen years in other chiropractic offices in the area before taking this step to begin his own practice. Dr. Kraig tells me that he offers specific, gentle chiropractic care to patients of all ages. His office features an onsite digital x-ray system as well as the newest technology in electronic medical records. Lake Michigan Chiropractic also offers myofascial release and trigger point therapy provided by a certified massage therapist. Dr. Kirkdorfer will personally recommend and oversee your therapeutic exercise in the active care rehabilitation center to strengthen the body and improve patient outcomes while protecting against future injuries. Incidentally, you might recognize Kraig from his role as a frequent performer at Twin City Players where he is also a Past President of the Board of Directors. He has also performed with The Studio Dance Theater/Dance Arts. You can reach his office at 269-408-8729 or online at www.lakemichiganchiropractic.com. <br /> <br /> The crew at Comfort Keepers is celebrating their tenth anniversary in business, extending a heartfelt thanks to the community for their continued support over the past decade. Owned and operated by Rocky & Diane Genovese, Comfort Keepers serves the tri-county region of Berrien, Cass & Van Buren counties. Offering non-medical, in-home health care, they have been working hard to protect and care for the senior population of the community. Diane told me recently it is truly rewarding work knowing that they can make a difference in the quality of life for the aging population of the market working to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes. She also saluted the workforce that she and Rocky have assembled that lovingly shares their hearts daily with clients by providing the highest level of care from simple companionship to personal care. The fact that so many have literally become like family to their clients is true testimony to the impact being made. Congratulations on your ten year anniversary!<br /> <br /> A couple of folks have asked me if Scooter Joe’s Bike & Scooter Rentals has departed the scene. The answer is definitely no! Granted, his new kiosk building that spent the summer in the parking lot across the alley from Cabana’s has been put into storage for the winter season to keep it looking shiny and new. However, come spring, Joe Allen and his crew will be back at it at 508 Broad Street in downtown St. Joseph ready for some summer fun with their scooters, family-friendly surrey bikes and more. He’ll be open and ready for next year’s Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and the rest of the season of sunshine. In the meantime, and just in time for the holidays, Scooter Joe’s got a great holiday gift idea for family, friends and work associates. You can order gift certificates for anyone online at their website of www.scootjoe.com. Check it out for yourself.<br /> <br /> Diners at the new Ryebelle’s Restaurant will have a birds-eye view of the action at Scooter Joe’s kiosk next spring when they dine alfresco on the new expansive deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Jim Champion’s new enterprise is now officially open for business in what for many years was the Elk’s Lodge Bar. Jim lovingly maintained the beauty of that curvy old bar and jazzed up the rest of the place for a great new dining experience on the second floor of the former Elks building on Broad Street between State and Lake Boulevard. I have a feeling it’s going to be a hit with local folks, tourists, visitors and everyone.<br /> <br /> It pays to be connected! Proof positive is solidly in evidence at Point Blank Shooting Range & Sports Club in Benton Charter Township. Club owner Roy Daugherty tells me that his crew recently joined the group Living Social. Now, that group will be bringing more than 2-thousand-100 people from Chicago to our area to learn how to shoot a firearm. Daugherty offered up an online package including firearm instruction, lunch catered in by the Airport Diner, and then a wine-tasting tour at Round Barn Winery before heading back to Chicago-land. So far Roy has 15 different event dates with 37 different groups of people totaling 2,109 participants. At the time of my deadline, the $130 offer was a complete sell out, so unless Roy offers further dates, the 8-hour tour from Chicago to Benton Harbor to Round Barn and back is off the table for now. Clearly, the Living Social folks liked the headline offer of “AK47s, Rifles and Pistols Followed by 8 Drink Tastings!” Congratulations, Roy! Thanks for making our region a true destination attraction with lots of different options.<br /> <br /> Speaking of Round Barn Winery, their Annual Holiday Open House and Noir Nouveau Release is coming. It’s already next Saturday, December 3rd from 1 until 4pm at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda. Guests will have the chance to meet and greet the Man in Red while sipping some seasonal cheer with lots of gift-giving ideas for beer, wine and spirits enthusiasts. Round Barn’s brewer Chris Moersch will also be sharing his latest masterpiece, the Co-Co Cognac Stout, a Cocoa Stout aged for 3-months in their Brandy/Cognac barrels, as well as his newest rye beer, “Rye if you want to.” Get ready for the holidays in style.<br /> <br /> Another holiday tradition we’ve grown accustomed to seeing a massive turnout for each year is coming your way this Wednesday night, November 30th from 5 until 8pm when Pater True Value Hardware at 4032 M-139 in St. Joseph throws open the doors onto Ladies’ Night. It’s a gigantic night out with promotional sale items, product giveaways, wine tasting, food and fun. The first 300 ladies in the door will get a complimentary gift bag, and many in-store vendors will have prizes and giveaways. All non-sale Christmas items will be 25% off and Travel Leaders is featuring a 3-night stay at Aria Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. Sorry kids, this is an adults only party, with a bonus discount of 10% off the entire store for ladies only.<br /> <br /> The Samaritan Counseling Center of SW Michigan has been awarded full accreditation until July of 2015 by industry experts in Denver, Colorado. That is a major accomplishment according to the head of the Samaritan Institute that provides the accreditation. Congratulations to Executive Director Kim Forsey and the team. I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that my friend, Dr. Glenn Chapman recently marked his 30th year anniversary with that team. That’s a huge milestone! Congratulations, Glenn!<br /> <br /> The folks at the Sawyer Garden Center in Sawyer will be setting the bar a little higher this year when they host their 2011 Christmas Open House next weekend, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December. Owners Barry & Linda Patejdl and their children and grand daughter will swing open the doors onto more than 17,000 square feet of amazement with treasures for everyone to find. In addition to the pre-lit Christmas Tree Rooms and a greenhouse filled with Everything Christmas, you will also find bargains in their gourmet foods, unique gifts, bath and body, candles, kitchenware, and wine and specialty brews areas of the store. As anyone who has ever been there will tell you, the Sawyer Garden Center is just one of those places that can help you get ready for the holidays in a big way, and in more ways than you ever expected. From fresh cut trees to tons of décor, catch the holiday spirit at the Sawyer Garden Center at 5865 Sawyer Road, just off of I-94 in Harbor Country.<br /> <br /> You’ll do well to wander into Baroda next Sunday, December 4th about 4:30pm. That’s when the Village of Baroda celebrates Christmas in the Village at the Baroda Fire Station Hall. They’ll serve a light supper, conduct a tree-lighting ceremony, present a drama scene, sing some carols, enjoy kid’s crafts, cookies and cocoa, and take part in a non-perishable food drive. Oh…and there’s a visit from Santa, naturally. Don’t miss out!<br /> <br /> Also on tap next Sunday, the 4th, Monday Musical’s Annual Vespers Program “Joy to the World” will get underway at 3:45pm at the Congregational Church. It’s a free show celebrating Monday Musical’s 80th Year Anniversary. A free will offering will go to Monday Musical’s support of the GoodFellows Fund.<br /> <br /> While you’re out and about shopping at the Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor, the good folks from Berrien County Relay for Life will be beautifully wrapping gifts for you for nearly free! All they ask is that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society when they provide the service to you. That service runs every weekend from Black Friday right through Christmas Eve. The Relay for Life volunteers have all the supplies of boxes, bows, wrapping paper and so forth so all you have to do is bring your gift. Thanks to your donation, everyone wins!<br /> <br /> You can’t mention volunteers and winning in the same breath without being duly impressed with the recent work of the United Way’s Day of Action for Seniors! More than 350 volunteers went to more than 100 senior homes to clean gutters, rake leaves and seal windows! Great job, folks! Thank you!<br /> <br /> Don’t forget next Saturday morning, the 3rd, is the Annual Rein Dog Parade through downtown St. Joseph at 11am, immediately followed by Animal Aid’s Annual Open House Party for the Animals at the Whitcomb. Dogs and cats looking for forever homes will be on hand along with lots of other fun things to see, buy, and do.<br /> <br /> Santa will also swing by Wolf’s Marine & Divers Supply on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor next Saturday, the 3rd, when you can bring your pets to have a picture taken with the jolly old elf for a $10 donation to Adopt a Friend for Life of SW Michigan. That event runs from noon until 3pm.<br /> <br /> That’s pretty much all the time and space for this week, kids. Have a great rest of your Thanksgiving holiday weekend…and we’ll see you 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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