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“Knit 1 Bike 2 Saline” Yarn Bomb Scavenger Hunt from May 24 – August 1

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Two Twelve Arts Center has earned a reputation for the colorful yarn bombed trees that show up on Michigan Ave each summer. This year the trees were taken down for the road improvement on Michigan Avenue. But, never fear Two Twelve Yarn Bomb is still here!

The artist group, from the Two Twelve Arts Center, known as the Cake Eaters, has spent the past several months feverishly knitting to cover ten different bicycles that have been placed around Saline. The bikes are part of a scavenger hunt, yarn bomb and community-wide interactive art installation.

To join in the fun, pick up a map at participating locations and coffee shops around town. Follow the map and cruise around Saline to visit the knitted bikes. Collect a token from each bike. Take your 10 tokens to Two Twelve Arts Center and be entered into a prize drawing. Winners will be announced at Summerfest, Saturday, August 13, at 2pm on stage before the Two Twelve Arts children’s play.

Bike locations are: Saline Rec Center, Liberty School, Saline District Library, Saline City Hall, Henne Field, Bank of Ann Arbor, Salt Springs Brewery, Risdon Park, 208 W. Henry and Two Twelve Arts Center. The Knit 1 Bike 2 Saline committee would like to especially thank John Waterman of Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) and Junga Ace Hardware for their support with this project.

Friday, July 22 – Star Wars The Force Awakens at Mill Pond Park

Bring your blankets, family and friends and enjoy watching Star Wars The Force Awakens under the stars!  Come as early as 6:30pm.  Movies begin at dusk and there will be an inflatable obstacle course and bouncer, pre-show music, concessions and more!

Location at Mill Pond Park (565 W. Bennett St.) and rain location will be at Liberty School Gym.  For more information, contact Saline Parks and Recreation at 734-429-3502.

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.

Two Twelve Arts Center presents Valerie Mann as the Artist of the Month for July and August

In her “Observations” collection, Valerie Mann’s watercolor paintings from various Artist in Residency programs and from around Saline will be featured from July 11th through August 26th at Two Twelve Arts Center.

These plein air watercolors center around the landscapes– from the tall grasses of Nebraska to the farmscapes of Saline to the dunes of Indiana’s Lakeshore. Stop by Two Twelve Arts Center to see how Valerie captures the clouds, shadows, and light within her plein air landscapes at the Artist’s Reception on Thursday, July 14th from 7-9 pm at Two Twelve Arts Center.

 

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.