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Wednesday, 2013 Nov 27th

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.
-Epictetus
 
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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.

Last week, Bill Crispin and his daughter Debbie Crispin, partners in the family business, celebrated the grand opening of the Crispin Chevrolet pre-owned dealership 6947 E. Michigan Ave., just few hundred yards down the road from Crispin's original Saline dealership, at 7112 E. Michigan Ave.

Monday, 2013 Nov 25th

Margaret Rose, Alexandria Kase and Wyatt Gordon, members of the Saline High School FFA Chapter were national finalists in the 2013 National FFA Agriscience Fair at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.

The 2013 Classical Holiday Expression Concert kicks off the Music Under the Arch Series at Stone Arch Arts and Events in downtown Saline.

The pessimist complains about the wind, The optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjust the sails.
-William Ward
 
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If your mind is empty. It is always ready for anything. It is open to everything.
-Shunryn-Suzuki
 
 

Sunday, 2013 Nov 24th

Rotary Club of Saline joined other Rotary Clubs in hosting the International Festival at Saline High School Saturday. The festival was designed as a fundraiser and a celebration of cultural diversity. Another goal of the program is to educate impoverished girls overseas to make them more employable and less vulnerable to human trafficking.

The new Downtown Form Based Code ordinance is supposed to provide developers and planners more options for developing in downtown Saline. But city council wants the city's planning commission to review zoning of the vacant property at Michigan and Lewis.

Saturday, 2013 Nov 23rd

With its fifth top three finish in as many years, the Saline High School girls swim and dive team proved it's still a state powerhouse.

After the preliminaries of the MHSAA Division 1 Swim and Dive event, the Hornets are in the hunt for hardware. A deep Mercy team has the advantage, but with a huge day, the Hornets can come away with the title.

Friday, 2013 Nov 22nd

Pursued by Harvard, Dartmouth and other Ivy League schools, Saline High School star swimmer Kate Rogers chose Yale after visiting the campus and getting to know the swim coach and team.

Thursday, 2013 Nov 21st

US Navy man George Perrault recalls serving in the ceremonial guard that watched over the body of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

Don't let next week get the best of you....plan your workout now!

The Saline Rec Center staff offers our deepest sympathies as our friend and co-worker TJ (Tom Johnston) has passed away. TJ taught swimming at the Rec Center since 1992. He taught thousands of children and adults to swim. He mentored swim instructors, lifeguards, and was always encouraging young people to become swim instructors. He was an ambassador for Saline Parks and Rec. We count ourselves lucky to have had such a generous, caring and wonderful friend.

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
-Leo Buscaglia
 
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When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
-Joseph Roux

Carina Fodor, dual enrolled at EMU, hopes to be nearly fluent in Spanish by the end of her senior year at Saline High School. She also hopes to begin learning a new language. One day, she may use her multi-lingual skills to be a translator for the government or United Nations.

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 p.m.– 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Saline Middle School.

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