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Saturday, 2013 Dec 07th

Fire gutted a small trucking operation shop tucked behind homes on the 800 block of Willis Road in York Township Friday night. There were no injuries in the blaze. Firefighters prevented the blaze from damaging nearby homes and trucks parked in a lot.

Friday, 2013 Dec 06th

Friday's events include the Christmas Tree Lighting, Saline Area Players' holiday show, the Two Twelve Arts Center Holiday Sale reception and the Moonlight Madness Craft Show.

Over 150 creative crafters from throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are selling their work at the Saline Moonlight Madness Craft Show held from 5 – 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Saline Middle School.

Bob Conradi's photo gallery gives readers a sneak peek at some of the art featured during the Two Twelve Arts Center Holiday Sale, which starts Friday with a reception.

Thursday, 2013 Dec 05th

I attended the opening night performance of Saline Area Players' world premiere of Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story.  The show was wonderful.  The singing was beautiful with some delightful twists; the costumes  and hairstyles were wonderful, the characters were colorful and portrayed extremely well, and the full house audience was very responsive.  It's not every day that you get to see an original creation that is so well done.  Many thanks to SAP member Kara Cardella for bringing this show to Saline.   There are four more chances to see the show.

At a hearing Wednesday, Eastern District of Michigan Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly granted approval of the sale of the property at 1335 E. Michigan Ave.

Open 9am-noon every Saturday, Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road.  Over 30 vendors and so many choices.  Beautiful fresh Holiday pine wreaths and decorative center pieces.  Produce including winter squash, onions, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, leeks, kale, chard, potatoes, apples and apple cider and more.  Baked goods are plentiful including bread, dinner rolls, muffins, cookies, sweet rolls, sour cream coffee cake, brownies, pretzels, biscotti, cake, candies...all delicious for your Holiday table.  Also abundant is coffee, eggs, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, and meat including

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
-Josh Billings
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
-Anne Frank

Wednesday, 2013 Dec 04th

Having just returned from the dress rehearsal for Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story, it's clear to me that this original Saline Area Players' production will be a hit.  The show is both humorous and meaningful and the costumes are wonderful.  There are 5 chances to see the show:  Dec 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm, Dec 7 at 1 & 3:30 pm, and Dec 8 at 3:30 pm.  All shows are at Stone Arch Arts and Events.

Bemis Farms has achieved the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation renewal for the fourth time since its founding in 1994.

This December in Kids Corner we are offering an exciting month of holiday themed activities for our kids. Check out the calendar of fun activity days and don’t forget to participate. You can pick up a calendar in Kids Corner.

The Youth Fitness Room Orientations are back! Sign your teen (12-15 year old) up for our fitness room orientation class! To register call 429-3502

Listen to your Own voice, your Own soul. Too many people Listen to the noise of the world Instead of themselves.

Stop for a holiday tea and scrumptious snacks with Brewed Awakenings Cafe's Kim Kaster and the Miss Saline Court, Friday at the Saline Moonlight Craft Show.

Councillor Lee Bourgoin, criticized by peers at a November meeting for wasting city staff's time, said Mayor Brian Marl's and Councillor Dean Girbach's attempts stifle his quest for information are "attacks on the democratic process."

Johnny Strawbridge loved playing the guitar, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and the outdoors.

Gerald Janeczek,who worked for Ford Motor Company for 37 years, is survived by his wife, three children and many grandchildren.

Coach Waltz and the girls opened the 2013-14 season in style, defeating Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 47-25. Here's our photo gallery from the game.

A well-known newsman in Southeast Michigan and Washtenaw County, Tom Johnston was known to many young swimmers at the Rec Center as a coach.

Amanda Zylstra and the Hornets shook off the early game rust and won in convincing fashion against Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Tuesday, 47-25.