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2018 Senior PGA Championship on-site experiences –


The Championship Shop is located at the main entrance and is open to all ticketed attendees during gate hours. A variety of merchandise, such as men’s and women’s apparel, outerwear, headwear, artwork, gifts and memorabilia will be available for purchase. American Express, MasterCard, VISA and U.S. currency are accepted at The Championship Shop.

The Championship Shop Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, May 22 ……………………………7:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesday, May 23 ……………………..7:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursday, May 24………………………….6:45AM – 8:00PM
Friday, May 25 ……………………………….6:45AM – 8:00PM
Saturday, May 26 ………………………….7:15AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, May 27……………………………..7:15AM – 8:00PM


The KitchenAid Fairway Club, located at the main entrance, is open to the public and gives all fans the opportunity to learn new skills in the kitchen. Ask your culinary questions and watch live cooking demonstrations throughout the week by celebrity chefs and local chefs. Don’t forget to check out the KitchenAid immersive video experience at Jean Klock Park! This experience puts you inside a KitchenAid dishwasher to see how it works from the inside out. Be inspired to experiment and challenge yourself in the kitchen. Check in at The KitchenAid Fairway Club for daily schedules.


Sit down for this one! Each day, Thursday – Sunday, one lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid shopping spree! Stop by any “Scan and Win” location to enter and increase your chances by visiting them all. Locations: KitchenAid Fairway Club, Stand Mixer Stadium, or KitchenAid vignettes, the Community Showcase, and the Harbor Shores Real Estate Office. No purchase necessary, visit for rules.


Stop by the Community Showcase located at the main entrance to see the fun things you can do and places you can visit within minutes of Harbor Shores. We’ll have residents on hand to share their insider “must do’s” and give you a taste of Southwest Michigan beer and wine. Also, scan your ticket to win prize packages from local businesses.


Enjoy local cuisines near Hole #8 by swinging by the food trucks. Grab mouth-watering barbeque from Lark’s BBQ (Tuesday – Sunday) or stop by Nosh Village (gluten-free options) for some Asian fusion delights (Thursday – Sunday).


New this year, all ticket-holders attending Saturday, May 26 can stick around after play concludes to enjoy live music at the main entrance. Local band Slim Gypsy Baggage will open for The Accidentals out of Grand Rapids. You won’t want to miss this!


To continue the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf, the Championship offers the YMCA Kids Zone near Hole #8. This area is a place for kids to enjoy activities such as inflatable hitting bays, bounce houses and much more.

Hours of Operation are 10:00AM – 6:00PM Friday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Saturday and Sunday of the Championship

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See This Tiny New England Cottage Transformed Into a Scandinavian-Inspired Retreat

When Michelle Keefe and her husband, Harry Schechter, purchased their Cape Cod summer home in Pocasset, Massachusetts, they knew they had work ahead of them. Originally built in the 1930s, the cottage underwent an “unfortunate update,” as Keefe calls it, in the 1970s. Translation: vinyl siding, carpeting in the kitchen(!), and an abundance of linoleum. But the challenge was what drew Keefe and Schechter to the 1,224-square-foot house in the first place—plus, it had loads of beachy potential.

“Everything in the house was meant to make life easier down here,” says Keefe, who drew inspiration from Scandinavian minimalism to create a comfortable space for her family. She sought to minimize time spent cleaning, to make entertaining easy, and to keep her kids outside by making the outdoors accessible and welcoming.

To bring the cottage back to its original splendor, Keefe also called upon elements of classic Cape Cod design—cedar shingles, wood floors, and an open porch. The result? A no-fuss, warmth-infused home. “It’s a special place for us,” Keefe says. “A little slice of heaven.”

WATCH: A Perfect Weekend in Cape Cod

Replicate Keefe’s style—and create your own piece of paradise—by following these tips for simplifying your space.

Lighten the interiors

With its original dark paneling, the house felt small and cramped. Keefe knew a simple coat of white paint (in this case, Simply White by Benjamin Moore) could go a long way in opening up the interiors. “This was the easiest aspect to change, but it created the biggest interior impact,” Keefe says.

Shaker-style cabinets keep things simple in the kitchen, and Keefe chose open shelving on the walls instead of upper cabinetry to keep from weighing down the small space.

Cultivate hygge

If you look closely, you can spot hints of hygge, the Danish concept of cultivating coziness, throughout the house. Keefe transformed the kitchen’s bench seat by ditching the stereo and adding more thoughtful accessories. A snug cushion, sundry pillows, and a monogrammed throw make the nook a much more inviting spot to embrace hygge—no extra ornamentation needed. “Living in a space that is light and joyful manifests into a lifestyle of the same sentiment,” Keefe says.

Minimize accessories

One of the hallmarks of Scandinavian style is minimalism. Keefe kept the décor simple and purposeful, including only select elements of nautical intrigue. For example, a stately sailboat replica and seashell mirror stand out as maritime focal points against a fresh white canvas.

Open up the porch

Keefe knew her family would only be using the house in the summer, eliminating the need for a covered three-season porch. So they knocked out the porch’s walls, which had been part of the ‘70s-era update, to restore and maintain the spirit of the original cottage. “Having the open porch brought back the summer home feel,” Keefe says. The family savors those warm summer evenings spent lounging on the porch and taking in the views of the harbor—called Hen Cove—just down the street.

Reinvent the backyard

With no outdoor living space, the former backyard appeared desolate and unwelcoming. But by adding a cedar deck and rich mahogany patio furniture—plus a sliding kitchen window—Keefe instantly made an outdoor haven for entertaining with a spacious patio table and a bench seat that doubles as extra seating for guests. “I wanted to create an inviting area for summer meals and play,” says Keefe, who also designed the deck as a drop zone for the kids—a pit stop where they can shed the salt and sand of the day before heading inside.

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Amazon is Having A Major Sale on KitchenAid Mixers Right Now

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are the trusty, reliable, kitchen appliance every baker dreams of having. But they’re also on the pricey side, which is why any time there’s a sale on the rainbow-colored beauties, the mixers move quickly.

If you’re not yet the proud owner of a stand mixer, you’ll want to act fast: Right now, the Artisan Series 5-quart Stand Mixer is on sale for nearly half off on Amazon. Depending on which color you get, the usually $430 appliance can be purchased for as low as $260. Prime subscribers, you’ll get free shipping, too.

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Choosing a color like Aqua Sky, Green Apple, or Caviar will save you the most, but other neutral and springy colors are on sale too. Tangerine, Grape, and Liquid Graphite are all marked down below $300.

Some colors, like the Aqua Sky, come with a pouring shield that keeps ingredients like flour from flying around when you turn the mixer on. Other accessories included with the 10-speed mixer are a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. Get your cookie recipes ready!

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KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Tees Off This Week

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is back in Benton Harbor for the fourth time. Ryan Ogle is the tournament director and tells us there is a lot to do this week in and around Harbor Shores.

“It is a major championship, but it’s more than just a golf event, it’s a community event,” Ogle told Morning Sportsbeat on 957 1400 WSJM Sports. “It’s for all ages. Our juniors 17 and under can come in free, military members and our opportunity to say thank you to them and have them come in for free.”

The golf starts with Tuesday’s Pro-Am, followed by practice rounds on Wednesday and the Championship itself will tee off on Thursday. The champion will be crowned on Sunday. There are new things this year, from KitchenAid giving away shopping sprees for appliances for lucky fans who scan winning tickets to the championship, to the Makers Trail 19th Hole with local beer, wine and spirits and Amtrak dropping off fans coming in from Chicago right at the course. We will be carrying the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship live on News/Talk 94.9 WSJM in the afternoon Thursday through Sunday, and for the first time, you’ll be able to listen to our coverage as we stream online at

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Pairings and times announced for 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – WNDU

The pairings and times for the first two rounds were announced for the 79th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Sunday.

The most notable group includes Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie and Vijay Singh, who will tee-off at 1:30pm on Thursday.

Mediate won the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in 2016, finishing ahead of Montgomerie.

Montgomerie won the prior two years before that in 2014 and 2015, with the ’14 Senior PGA Championship being at Harbor Shores.

This will be Singh’s first year at Benton Harbor. He was the runner up in last year’s Senior PGA Championship behind Bernhard Langer, who will not be in this year’s tournament to attend his son’s high school graduation.

For a full list of this year’s pairings, click here.

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Antiques and Collecting: Collection of materials used in folk-art dolls

Dolls have been favored toys for centuries. Long before there were manufactured china, metal or plastic-headed dolls, there were wooden, rag and even dried-apple heads.

And often, where there was no available doll material, folk-art dolls were made with leather and beads, silk stockings, felt, carved stone and fur, knit socks, clothes pins, wishbones, corn cobs, acorns and pinecones — even old broomsticks.

A 2016 doll auction sold a German carved wooden folk-art doll, made in about 1850 from a hollow wooden tube and other wood pieces, for $1,600.

It is 20 inches tall and is decorated with a painted geometric design. There are no arms or legs, but the paint suggests a bunting blanket used on babies.

The auction catalog called it the “bed post doll” because the head looked like the top of a bed post and was, perhaps, made from a recycled bed post. The original painted finish, age, size and originality all added to the value.

I’d like to know something about F. Winkles Co. pottery. Is it old or valuable?

F. Winkle Co. made earthenware at the Colonial Pottery in Stoke, Staffordshire, England, from 1890 to 1931. Ridgways took over F. Winkle Co. in 1931.

The Colonial Pottery became Whieldon Sanitary Potteries Ltd., later a subsidiary of Doulton Co. The factory was torn down in about 2000.

Pottery by F. Winkle Co. is selling for low prices. Dinner plates sell for $10 to $25, bread and butter plates for $9, a fruit dish for $15. Serving dishes sell for higher prices.

We have an old cast-iron stove that reads “Wooddale Belknap Hdw. Mfg. Co. Louisville, KY” on the front. It belongs to my mom and we want to sell it, but we need to know an asking range.

Belknap Hardware Manufacturing Co. was established in 1840 by William Burke Belknap. Belknap made stoves, hot plates, dutch ovens, skillets and waffle irons.

The company name became Belknap Inc. in 1968. It closed in 1985. Some stoves with the same mark as yours sell for $250 to $300.

Current Prices

Store sign, Ice Cream 5 Cents, ice cream-cone shaped, impressed lettering, copper, c. 1920, 14 x 6 inches, $160.

Charm bracelet, Bakelite, three hot dogs on buns, 4 footballs, 4 beer bottles, chain, 7 inches, $370.

Toy sand shovel, Mickey and Minnie on beach, Disneyana, tin lithograph, wood handle, Ohio Art, 1930s, 6 x 7 x 21 inches, $595.

Needlework, embroidered silk textile, classical scene with servant pouring water, c. 1810, 21 x 17 inches, $800.

Tip: If possible, hang an oil painting on an inside wall away from direct sunlight.

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The Home of the Future!

The Plan

Families have always needed spaces that fit the way they live. And with today’s busy schedules and distracted lifestyles, we need spaces that work harder so we can relax better. The professionals on this year’s Best Builders list—compiled with votes from their peers—walk us through each room of the home to show how we can get more out of these spaces.

Our Best Builders also dish on the features that will be trending in the next five years—from knock-to-open kitchen appliances to steam showers and cryotherapy baths. It’s all about the little changes and additions that will help to make your life easier. Homeowners, get ready: the future starts now.

A Look Inside Your Next Home

Miniio “Miniko” Modern Dollhouse; Designeres Guild “Parchment” Sevres Porcelain Wallpaper


It is a truth universally acknowledged that house guests will always hang out in the kitchen (no matter how perfectly you prep the rest of the house). With that in mind, many homeowners are opting for two kitchen areas. “Homeowners are wanting their kitchens to be another beautiful space for entertaining in their homes, and that can mean hiding some of the not so pretty aspects of the space,” says Stacy Brotemarkle of Bella Custom Homes. “We are seeing lots of catering kitchens adjacent to the main kitchen space.” That can also mean more hidden spaces for appliances to conceal the work behind those exquisite presentations. “The ‘dirty pantry’ is a functional area off the kitchen where you can have a sink, microwave, and countertop space for your toaster, juicer, or coffee machine. This area allows easy walk-up access to kitchen accessories without them being visible from other rooms in the house,” says Elliott Perry of Hudson Construction Group.

In addition to hidden kitchen space, get ready to see new materials in the heart of the home. “We are seeing a huge increase in our homeowners’ interest in quartz and engineered stone,” says Kelly Ongena of Hawkins-Welwood Homes. “Man-made stone is extremely durable and can be as large or small as the kitchen demands.” In addition to new stones and countertops, prepare to bring back the color. “Stained cabinets are coming back,” says David Leite of David Leite Custom Homes. “We recently installed some clear alder wood cabinets with a grayish mocha stain that are absolutely stunning.”

What’s In: Dual-performance and high-function appliances. “Manufacturers are introducing creative, new technologies in the kitchen like ‘knock-to-open’ appliances that conveniently open with a quick knock,” says Ben Coats of Coats Homes.

What’s Out: Nondurable materials like marble; all-white kitchens. “It’s been white, white, white for some time now. We are seeing more buyers and designers start adding more color to kitchens in cabinets, countertops, and backsplash areas,” says Chad Brozovich of CJB Homes.


Attention stain seekers! The natural wood look is back.

Living spaces have seen many changes in recent years: First, reality design shows swung the pendulum deep into open-concept territory, but trends are starting to move back to delineated rooms—but don’t expect the return of your grandmother’s parlor. “These rooms will shrink slightly, used mainly for displaying family heirlooms and treasures,” says George Davis of George Davis Associates. Instead, more square footage is dedicated to the way people live—and many homeowners need a functional space to work from home. “Parlors, formal living rooms, and studies are all becoming a hybrid, and clients are finding different places to work in the house,” says Mark Molthan of Platinum Homes by Mark Molthan.

Not only is the size of living space changing, but the footprint is as well. “We’re seeing full-control systems for entire home automation, including HVAC, lighting, and AV, along with enhanced security systems and panic rooms,” says Dawn Carmichael of Alford Homes. But even with brand-new devices and installations, homeowners are opting for softer aesthetics rather than a tech-saturated space. “People are not always mounting their TVs over the mantels or fireplaces and opting to have their entertainment more concealed,” says Lauren Grasso of Ellen Grasso Sons. “Integrating smart home devices like Savant Systems and Amazon’s Alexa into the home are also becoming very popular.”

What’s In: “We’re seeing more light and textured wood floors, like wire-brushed or distressed,” says Kim Swanner of Britton Homes.

What’s Out: Over-the-top details. “The use of triple crown moldings and a lot of detail in the door casings, beams, and window trims are dying,” says Chad Brozovich of CJB Homes.

Custom is King


The days of giant bedrooms and master suites are over, but don’t think these spaces are going back in time—they’re just getting smarter. “There is a clear trend of bedrooms becoming more ‘utilitarian’ again: a place to rest and sleep, rather than the huge master suite as a ‘place to be,’” says Marc Kleinmann of Bauhaus Custom Homes. Instead, builders are seeing more square footage used to create personalized spaces in other areas. “Closets are continuously becoming larger,” says Sam Allgood of Milan Design + Build. That rings true for master suites as well as kid and guest bedrooms. “Fewer and fewer want room for dressers as they are moving into the closet and TVs are on the wall,” says Jeff Dworkin of JLD Custom Homes.

As the size changes, so does the way the room functions. Some builders are seeing clients incorporate technology into bedroom suites with digital control panels, LED lighting, motorized shades, and additional charging stations. But as technology evolves, homeowners want a more natural, rustic look to balance out the digital details. “More rustic trends are popping up as clients are asking for vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams or antique doors,” says Lauren Grasso of Ellen Grasso Sons.

What’s In: “We have definitely been seeing more built-in AV areas in all bedrooms,” says George Davis of George Davis Associates.

What’s Out: “We are starting to see less of the complete open layout and more dedicated rooms,” says Elliott Perry of Hudson Construction Group.


Your choice of 3D-printed faucet or motion/touch activation

If a man’s home is his castle, then the bathroom is the spa. The bath suites of the future bring the best elements of peace, calm, and relaxation to the busy homeowner looking for a place to unwind. “Wellness bathrooms are increasing in popularity. Health and wellness are trending overall right now, and that is reflected in new homes. Master baths are becoming more like in-home spas with steam showers and cryotherapy,” says Kelly Ongena of Hawkins-Welwood Homes. Freestanding tubs are also still trending for those who take their time to de-stress. “They are like having a piece of art in your bathroom,” Ongena adds.

But even with these slow-down details, technology—like in all other areas of the house—is also moving into the bath. Heated floors, water-efficient toilets, built-in speakers, hidden plugs, and digital controls are just a few of the ways to streamline this space of the home. “We’re seeing increased implementation of smart showers—touch or motion faucets are becoming more standard,” says Michael Munir of Sharif Munir Custom Homes. Expect that to only increase in coming years. “Bathrooms are the first spaces where 3-D printing technology is really finding a fit in the form of 3-D printed faucets,” says Ben Coats of Coats Homes. “The line recently released by American Standard Brands is a perfect example.”

What’s In: Simple design in the bath. “We’re doing more open and clean lines—minimalist, but strong and beautiful,” says Susan Newell of Susan Newell Custom Homes.

What’s Out: Like in other spaces of the home, the all-neutral look is fading out. “Color, color, color,” says David Leite of David Leite Custom Homes.


When building the home of the future, there’s no reason to exclude the outdoors. Homeowners want to make the most of their space no matter the season, and that means making a few calculated adaptations. “People will find ways to make their outdoor living spaces usable year-round with features like built-in outdoor heaters for the winter and automatic screened porches for the summer,” says Lauren Grasso of Ellen Grasso Sons. More and more homeowners are asking for add-ons to bring the indoors out. “We’re getting requests for fire pits, gathering spaces, motorized shades that provide both insect and UV protection, outdoor misting, and radiant heat on patios,” says George Fuller of George C. Fuller Custom Homes. These extras, such as outdoor cooking areas, tend to make the exterior of the home one of the easiest spaces to live in. “They want that extension of their home for entertaining family and friends,” says Stacy Brotemarkle of Bella Custom Homes.

As part of that easy living, many builders are seeing a boom in artificial turf to keep lawns looking green even in summer droughts—plus, the water-saving efficiency doesn’t hurt, either. “Homeowners are tired of the mess that comes with muddy feet or grass hanging off them. They’ve also grown tired of cleaning grass out of the pool after the yard has been mowed,” says Shane Stout of Stout General Contracting. “The upfront cost is considerably more, but the benefits of low maintenance may outweigh it.” Some builders are even getting requests for faux plants in the backyard.

What’s In: Aesthetic details that make the outdoors easy to care for. “We do a lot of artificial grass plus heated and AC loggias for 365-day use,” says Ben Roostai of Danes Custom Homes.

What’s Out: Not using your yard in the dead heat of summer. “People want outdoor living to be year-round,” says Cyndee Herrin of Dave R. Williams Homes. “It’s more an extension of the house.”


Don’t forget the smallest members of your team when adapting your space. “En suites for the kids are in,” says Chad Brozovich of CJB Homes. “Bedrooms that include bed, bath, and closet are what Mom and Dad are seeking. The days of shared bathrooms are losing desire.” Like with parents, though, kids’ bedrooms must fit the demands and pace of modern life. Built-in desks and study areas, bunk rooms, and locker room–style storage areas are all finishing touches that add intelligent design to kids’ spaces. But kids’ spaces don’t have to be confined to bedroom suites. “We do lots of open spaces with viewable access to ground-level square footage, both indoor and outdoor, for pets and playing children, like a center courtyard,” says Susan Newell of Susan Newell Custom Homes.

Your four-legged friend’s amenities are also getting more luxe.

For fluffy friends, amenities are also getting more luxe. “We can do a section in the laundry room for a dog-washing station and a built-in place in the cabinetry to store the dog bowls,” says Mark Hayes of Hayes Signature Homes. Some builders are crafting under-the-stairs “suites” for pets and heated pet beds for ultimate comfort. “We’ve built custom dog houses with water supplies, insulation, windows, and finish materials that mirror that of your home,” says David Leite of David Leite Custom Homes. When it comes down to it, it’s about creating creature comforts for your four-legged friends. “Most people are now willing to spend the money on products that will stand up to multiple kiddos and dogs,” says Brandon Bush of Custom Homes of Texas.

What’s In: Rethinking small spaces for extra efficiency. “We’re combining the kennel and utility rooms with a shower area to bathe pets,” says Cyndee Herrin of Dave R. Williams Homes.

What’s Out: Playrooms. “The kids’ playroom is a feature that is going away as it is getting integrated into the social space,” says Marc Kleinmann of Bauhaus Custom Homes.

The New Standard

“We’re seeing more modern architecture with clean lines, green building, solar panels, and bigger windows for more natural light.” –Ben Roostai, Danes Custom Homes

“I see many more builders adding a 220v car-charging plug to the garage as a standard feature.” –Shane Stout, Stout General Contracting

“We’ll see more Tesla-type solar roof tiles.” –George Fuller, Fuller Custom Homes

“Whole-house water filtration systems seem to be becoming more and more standard.” –Lindsay Thomas, Thomas Development and Construction

“Smart homes are becoming the norm. Everyone wants to control their AV, lighting, alarm, and security from their smart phone.” –Lauren Grasso, Ellen Grasso Sons

“Ceiling height is increasing as customers are wanting 12-foot ceilings instead of the 10- and 11-foot trends we’ve seen in the past.” –Lauren Grasso, Ellen Grasso Sons

“Custom and decked-out garages are a fun, new trend. We have a lot of car lovers in Texas, and we are proud to build them a custom garage to complement their cars.” –Kelly Ongena, Hawkins-Welwood Homes

“When you’re inside a well-lit home with floor-to-ceiling windows and a high-quality lighting system, you see how the lighting truly transforms the space.” –Ben Coats, Coats Homes

“We’re getting more requests for sound buffering between walls and floors using methods that haven’t been commonly used in standard residential construction.” –Michael Munir, Sharif Munir Custom Homes






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