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Wednesday, 2012 Aug 15th

I'm on my way to take pictures of the football team and I have time to stop for dinner.

Today's stop: Joyful House (515 E Michigan, 734.944.3197, http://www.joyfulhouserestaurant.com)

Since giving up soda, breads noodles and rices, settling on dishes in an Asian restaurant isn't easy, as the white rice and noodles are often needed to soak up and balance some of those yummy sauces.

I've decided to go with the Beef and Brocolli dinner for $10:45.

Local historian Bob Lane presents the Saline Area Historical Society's educational program at the Stone Arch Arts & Events.

Community News

Assistant Superintendent Steve Laatsch said the district was striving to help lower performing students long before new designations were released by the state.


Tuesday, 2012 Aug 14th

Residents can support the Saline cross country teams while test driving a Dodge during the annual Run-a-Thon Aug. 20 at Saline Middle School.

Here's a link to Dexter Patch's interview with the Saline mayor and state representative candidate.

Rain reduced Friday crowds, but things picked up Saturday, said Art Trapp, executive director of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

Arts & Entertainment

The 70th Miss Saline Pageant will be held at the Saline Community Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. The 15 contestants are all honor roll seniors at Saline High School.

Here's the school calendar for 2012-13.

Was damage at the Saline Community Garden something more than the work of the everyday vandal?

That’s a question being asked by Saline Police and others in the community.

On Monday afternoon, Saline Police took a complaint that the Saline Community Garden was wrecked.

At Monday’s city council meeting, councillor Dean Girbach asked Saline Police Chief Larry Hrinik about symbols carved into produce damaged during the incident.

Businesses complain that employers and residents are taking parking spaces from customers, but what can be done?


Monday, 2012 Aug 13th

Marie J. Cuff, age 84, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Saline Evangelical Home.

She was born January 24, 1928 in Saline, the daughter of Harold Webster and Erma Augusta (Osborne) Finch. On December 23, 1950 she married David A. Cuff at the First Presbyterian Church of Saline and he preceded her in death on July 30, 2008.

Survivors include her children, Barbara (Bob) Ruetz of Ypsilanti, MI, John Cuff of Saline, MI, and Brian Cuff of Saline, MI. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Steven, David and Shannon Cuff and one sister Lois (Robert) Egner.


The following reports are from Saline Police Department records from Aug. 5-12.

Police & Fire

The event, organized by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, featured 225 participants.

A Wolverine becomes a Hornet, Driskell vs Ouimet, and City Council agenda.

Sunday, 2012 Aug 12th

Johnny Capps' `63 Mercury Meteor was the hottest car at the the Saline Street Machines car show.

Saturday, 2012 Aug 11th

The inaugural Saline Rotary rubber ducky race raised more than $1,000 for community projects, like the downtown "Alley Project."

Arts & Entertainment

Rainy weather did little to dampen spirits at Saline Summerfest Friday.

The annual summer event, deemed Saline's family reunion by Mayor Gretchen Driskell, continues Saturday with a day full of events for people of all ages. Here's the schedule for Saturday.

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, 2012 Aug 10th

With one of their teacher's sons on the USS New Hampshire, Heritage Elementary Students wrote over 200 letters showing their support for Sailors they have never met.


The 77th Annual Saline Community Fair will take place Aug. 28 to Sept. 2 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.