Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In need of a new home, or just browsing? Check out this home for sale in Saline.
Each week, Saline Patch will feature a different home to give readers an idea of what the local housing market has to offer. Today, check out this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 6989 Alber Rd. in Saline listed at $207,500. Find the full listing here. Are you a real estate agent with homes for sale? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to feature yours next week. >>Sign up for the Saline Patch newsletter here.
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out a list of lawn services in Saline in our directory. If you use one of the services, be sure to rate it for your neighbors! This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Routine medical procedures such as colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars in Washtenaw County.
Prices for common medical procedures at health care facilities in Washtenaw County vary widely, according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter health care consumers. An MRI, for example, can cost as little as $2,450 or as much as $3,840, depending on where a patient has the procedure done. That's a difference of almost $1,500. The same is true for colonoscopies, mammograms and CT scans, according to the data for the county, which is highlighted in the chart above. These cost disparities have been in the news lately. Last week, the Washington Post highlighted disparaties in medical procedures by different health care providers in the District of Columbia. Using the same data as the …
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Lisa Williams shares with her high school students what motivated her to never give up and to see each day as an opportunity to heal and move forward. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Lisa Williams, principal at Ferndale High School, is someone who cares about her students. As leader of the school for just over a year, Williams has already made a big impact by connecting and reaching out to her "community of learners." Williams herself was a student not that long ago who found herself with the weight of the world on her shoulders. But she persevered through the darkest and toughest situations for one thing: her two children. Here, Williams shares how becoming a teenage mother inspired her not …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Senior Michael Bundas has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy.
Saline High School senior Michael Bundas, a stand-out for his high school swim team, will continue his career next year at the Naval Academeny in Annapolis, Maryland. The high school senior was also accepted to the University of Michigan, but according to the Saline Reporter, the Naval Academy had been his top choice. Although attending the school comes with a commitment to serve in the Navy for five years after graduation, according to the report, Bundas knew "it was the right school for him." “It’s the atmosphere, it’s amazing. I mean you walk around campus and everyone’s in their uniforms and everything just looks neat, nice and in order,” he said in the report. “All the halls are amazing and well kept.” Read the full story on heritage.…
Charles Bogren, Congressman Tim Walberg's District Representative, presented a certificate from the Congressman to commemorate the opening.
Here are five pieces of information to help fuel your week in Saline.
It's Monday, and that means we've put together this list of things going on in Saline to help make your week a little brighter, easier and more fun. For a full list of things to do this week, look at the Patch calendar of events. 1. In case you missed it The publications published their 2013 America's Best High School rankings Monday, listing the top 2,000 schools in the country. Four are in Ann Arbor, one is in Saline and one is in Chelsea, according to annarbor.com. (Read more here.) 2. Share your photos Do you have that perfect photo of a iconic place in Saline? Add them to our Pics & Clips gallery 3. Names in the news Fourteen students from the Ann Arbor area have won $2,500 scholarships in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship …
Here is the weekly weather forecast for May 13 through May 17.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here are some of the big headlines from around Saline this past week.
Franklin Homicide Suspect Found Dead Inside Royal Oak House Dexter Cityhood Referendum Passes by 52 Votes Two Riders Injured in Motorcycle Accident Breast cancer victim's dedication leads to 'mothering rooms' at Toyota offices nationwide Man Threatened With Machete During Fight