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Saline Sesquicentennial Historic Homes Tour and Tea on 10/16

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On Sunday, October 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Saline’s Sesquicentennial celebration continues with a “Historic Homes Tour & Tea.” This is a rare opportunity to enter some of the community’s most celebrated historic private homes to admire design details treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to the historic homes featured on this tour, ticket holders will also enjoy an intimate Traditional Tea with Saline Historian Bob Lane on hand for questions and historical stories.

Ticket holders will feel as if they’ve stepped back in time as they enjoy afternoon Tea at the Annin-Peoples House. This historic home, in the Italianate style from 1859, will be transformed into an elegant Tea Room, showcasing delicate china and unique Saline artifacts. To complement the 19th century atmosphere, guests will be greeted by live classical music and a few of the hosts will even be dressed in period attire! A lovely Tea menu of traditional and herbal teas will be served with delicate tea sandwiches and an assortment of miniature tea pastries from sponsors Brewed Awakenings and Carrigan Cafe.

Tickets for the “Historic Homes Tour & Tea” are $25 and are available now through October 13th at the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce office (M-Th, 9am-4m; 141 E. Michigan Ave, Saline). Each ticket includes a seating for Tea, starting promptly at either 1:00pm or 3:00pm, plus entrance to the six historic homes on the tour. There are a limited number of tickets available and they are expected to sell out quickly.

In addition to the Annin Peoples House (218 Monroe St.), the tour of historic homes will also feature:

  • Beverly-Davenport House – 1873 (302 E. Henry St.)
  • John Henry Barr House – 1873 (275 S. Ann Arbor St.)
  • William Barr House – 1895 (550 S. Ann Arbor St.)
  • Layher House – 1870 (320 N. Ann Arbor St.)
  • Lambarth House – 1922 (213 S. Ann Arbor St.)

The Historic Homes Tour & Tea offers an engaging look into Saline’s history and architecture, featuring six private, historic homes of distinctive American architectural styles such as Italianate, Victorian Second Empire, Folk Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore each home’s unique and original features and learn about the prominent Saline townspeople there.

Family Fun at Rentschler Harvest Time on Sun. 10/2

Plan to spend next Sunday afternoon at the Rentschler Farm Museum. Our 19th Annual Harvest Time will take place Noon-5:00 with pumpkin painting, wagon rides, live animals, demonstrations, traditional crafts, farm and house open for visitors, and food wagons from the Kiwanis and Lions Club. The gift shop will be open. Admission $1 Adults; Children Free.

The Saline Area Players will present “Stories and Other Tales” in the Upper Barn Theatre at 1:00 amd 3:30. The Saline Retired Iron Vintage Tractor Club will display their antique tractors all afternoon outside the Lower Barn.

Kendra Kokelaar is August’s Pave It Forward Winner!

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And the Pave It Forward winner for August is….Kendra Kokelaar! The winning ticket was drawn by Karen Carrigan, owner of Carrigan Cafe. Lucky for Kendra she brought her receipts from Saline Optometry into the Saline Chamber office and got her Pave It Forward raffle tickets because now she is $250 richer!

Many thanks to everyone who continues to support Saline’s downtown businesses during the Michigan Ave. construction project. The next Pave It Forward drawing will be on October 7 so make sure to get your September receipts in to one of the redemption centers (Saline Chamber, Saline Main Street and Hartman Insurance).

The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

$500 “Pave it Forward” Raffle goes to Lee Fosterling

Congratulations to Lee Fosterling for winning the August “Pave it Forward” raffle for $500.  Continue collecting your receipts from downtown Saline businesses in the month of August for the September drawing!  Shoppers will have an opportunity to win $250 each month in September and October, and $1,000 at the Grand Prize Drawing in December. All drawings are the first Thursday of each month at the Leather Bucket Alley at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street.

The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

Chuck Sprunger wins $250 in July 9th Pave It Forward Raffle

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Congratulations to Chuck Sprunger for winning the July 9th “Pave it Forward” raffle for $250.  Continue collecting your receipts from downtown Saline businesses in the month of July for the August drawing!  Shoppers will have an opportunity to win $250 each month in September and October, $500 in August, and $1,000 at the Grand Prize Drawing in December. All drawings are the first Thursday of each month at the Leather Bucket Alley at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street.

The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

Tadeusz Jozefiak Wins First “Pave it Forward” Raffle Prize

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Congratulations to Tadeusz Jozefiak of Saline for winning the first “Pave it Forward” raffle for $250.  The drawing took place on June 2nd at Leather Bucket Alley in Downtown Saline. Start collecting your receipts from downtown Saline businesses in the month of June for the July drawing!  Shoppers will have an opportunity to win $250 each month in July, September and October, $500 in August, and $1,000 at the Grand Prize Drawing in December. All drawings are the first Thursday of each month at the Leather Bucket Alley at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street.

The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

Saline Pave It Forward Raffle Offers Prizes to Shoppers

“Shop local, shop often, and win BIG!” That is the theme of the Pave It Forward Raffle organized by Saline Main Street and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s a way that many local businesses are saying “Thank you!” to their customers who choose to shop in Saline and continue to visit our businesses throughout the 2016 construction road and streetscape improvement project. Shoppers have an opportunity to win $250 each month in June, July, September and October, $500 in August, and $1,000 at the Grand Prize Drawing in December. All drawings are the first Thursday of each month at the Leather Bucket Alley at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street.

“Saline businesses are unique enterprises that contribute to the character of our community — they create a web of economic and social interaction that link us together as neighbors,” says Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street’s Executive Director. “There are many reasons to ‘shop local,’ but the following statistic really proves it:

• For every $1.00 spent at a locally owned business, $0.73 remains in the local economy.
• For every $1.00 spent at a non-locally owned business, $0.43 remains local.
• For every $1.00 spent online, $0.0 remains local.

“We can make a difference by supporting our local businesses! The Pave It Forward campaign is a fun way to do this.”

The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.

That is all there is to it! Simply convert your receipts into tickets and get a chance to WIN BIG every month!

“Shop local, shop often, and win BIG!

It’s Time for Summer Music in the Downtown Streets of Saline

The Saline Summer Music Series continues starts Thursday, June 18 16 in downtown Saline!

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert organized by Saline Main Street, starts Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline. This weekly series, held all summer long,promises to bring a crowd-pleasing concert each week.

All Summer Music Series concerts begin at 7:00 pm. The series is free to all and highlights a wide variety of cultured musicians.

In addition to the spectacular music, you can enjoy downtown Saline’s favorite eateries and unique shops. The goal of Summer Music Series is to bring people to our downtown, and provide a fun evening of entertainment to our community residents and visitors. Feel free to bring your friends and enjoy a nice summer evening in downtown Saline!

For a complete schedule of this year’s Summer Music Series, go to www.salinemainstreet.org, or the Saline Main Street Facebook page.

In case of rain, the concert will take place at Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road. Please watch the Saline Main Street Facebook page for updates.

Santa’s Special Mailbox

If you have a wish list for Santa, you have until Dec. 15 to send it to him via a letter and dropped off in a special mailbox in Saline.

The mailbox, bright red and adorned with paintings of Kris Kringle, sits on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Road.  Sponsored by the Saline Chamber of Commerce, it has been a Christmas tradition spanning back at least 24 years.

“The magic of Christmas and believing in Santa Claus [keeps the tradition strong].  It’s a fun thing and I think kids are excited to get a response from Santa,” said Mary Alice Smith.

The mailbox gets upwards of 500 letters a year.