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Monday, 2013 Dec 02nd

Every year, Fiddlers ReStrung and the Saline Area Fire Department partner on this benefit concert. Over the past six years, the Fire Department and Fiddlers ReStrung have collected more than 5,500 toys distributed by Saline Area Social Services.

A Tuesday morning bankruptcy auction is expected to result in new owners for the Commons at Sauk Trail shopping plaza on Saline's east-side.

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try to see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
-Nhat Hanh
Count your blessings - not your troubles!
-Dale Carnegie

Oscar’s Sports and Grill has replaced Wings-Pizza-N-Things at 6877 State St., Suite D. Yet the proprietors, Oscar and Maria Cotero, remain the same. And the food choices will only get better, according to Oscar.

Saline High School senior Mehul Kulkarni finds time to get top marks even while he's involved in Science Olympiad, Saline Youth Council, NHS, Student Council, and Fiddlers ReStrung. He hopes to study civil engineering at University of Michigan, University of Illinois or MIT.

Milan's Kari Morningstar, one of 150 crafters at Friday's Saline Craft Show, paints fairy scenes on Brazilian Agate.

Saline City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at city hall.

Sunday, 2013 Dec 01st

Curious about Saline Area Players' show Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story that opens this week December 5-8?  Never heard of it?  That's because it is an original production that tells the story of how the well-known beloved Christmas carol came into being with TONS of embellishment.  This is definitely not a dry history lesson.  Kara Cardella, who has skillfully adapted other stories for the stage, brings the facts to life with some colorful characters.

Here's what a few cast members have said:

Saturday, 2013 Nov 30th

Today is Shop Small Saturday, the day we celebrate small business in this country by supporting the entrepreneurs that support the communities we live in!  Locally owned businesses return a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, supporting a wide range of jobs and enriching the whole community.  Where we shop, eat and have fun—-all of it makes our community home. So stop by Downtown Saline today!  See you there!


Opening Day

On opening day of gun season, state conservation officer Jason Smith was at the Dexter Buck Pole making sure the bucks displayed there were taken legally. Men and families stood around admiring and photographing the big bucks.

One animal particularly stood out, a huge buck with a 14-point rack. It was taken by Mark Scarberry of Ann Arbor.

Friday, 2013 Nov 29th

Families, individuals, companies and groups are invited to participate in the Gingerbread House Contest, which raises money for the Weber-Blaess One Room School House.

You receive an email message that appears to be a shipping notification for a package. You've been doing your holiday shopping online, so you figure it must be something you've ordered. Curious, you open the email and attachment. When you click on the file, you find that it isn't a tracking notification after all. It's really a virus that will download to your computer.

The Saline Coalition for a Quality Community has launched a new Promote Saline Marketing Toolkit designed to help Saline community groups, government entities, schools, non-profits and local businesses conduct effective and unified marketing campaigns while leveraging the messaging of the Saline brand.

Thursday, 2013 Nov 28th

Graham Pennington, a lifelong Saline resident, experienced what it was like to be part of the "Saline Hockey Family" as the Hornets defeated the Pioneers 4-2 in front of friends, family and alumni during the annual Thanksgiving Eve game.

Wednesday, 2013 Nov 27th

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

This week's Saline Police Department files have reports about a break-in at Jensen's, a reported theft at the freshly sold Commons at Sauk Shopping Center, and a driver who blacked out and drove the wrong way on Michigan Avenue.

A man was arrested driving under the influence of drugs Nov. 22. He was released after he sobered up. The next day, after he allegedly crashed his truck into a tree, police located him passed out behind the wheel.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
-Mark Twain

Tuesday, 2013 Nov 26th

If Board of Education President David Holden's comments are any indication, upcoming rounds of negotiations with Saline Area Schools unions may be less contentious than they were in 2012.

The Washtenaw Elves, who believe no child should go without something to unwrap during the holidays, are collecting new and gently used gifts for local children in need. Bring a gift to the Downtown Dojo during the Christmas Parade or make a donation online to help.