Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Saline.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Saline, including the following. Don't see your favorite March Madness venue listed? Leave a comment! You can watch the basketball action online here. RELATED: Are You a March Madness Super Fan? Show Us Your Team Spirit, Saline!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
State ranks third in nation for Christmas tree production, seventh for poinsettias.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers. "Michigan ranks third nationally in Christmas tree production and seventh in the U.S. in poinsettia production," said Clover Adams. "Whether it's cutting your own tree at your local Christmas tree farm, or purchasing a fresh tree or poinsettia from a local retailer, fresh Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias add a special touch to holiday celebrations." With an annual wholesale value of $40 million, Michigan Christmas tree growers harvest approximately three million trees. Michigan produces and sells more than a dozen tree varieties on a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Don't get fleeced on fake fixes when winterizing a home heating system.
Whatever a homeowner's heating needs this fall to prepare for winter — from furnace cleaning to repair or replacement — he or she should make sure to hire a licensed professional from a reputable company. Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Steven H. Hilfinger offers some important tips to help people avoid paying for needless heating repairs and equipment. "Especially at this time of year, we see more activity from furnace ‘scam artists' cleaning out customers' wallets by using scare tactics to try and sell expensive repairs or replacement that consumers don't need," said Hilfinger. "Make sure you hire a licensed mechanical contractor who is reputable, competent and fair — one you know and trust, or are…
Schuette is part of legal action to permanently separate Great Lakes from carp-infested Illinois waterways, state announces.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office will continue to move forward with a lawsuit aimed at protecting the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. Schuette has joined four states and an Indian tribe in legal action to force the Army Corps of Engineers to quickly develop and implement plans to permanently separate the Great Lakes from Asian carp-infested Illinois waterways, an Oct. 9 press release announces. "Asian carp are knocking at the front door of the Great Lakes, and we cannot afford to wait on a federal government that fails to act. This ecological disaster has been building and building for years, with no definitive action," said Schuette. "We need to permanently separate these two bodies of water as soon as possible. The …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Purpose is to make travel easier for 1.2 million motorists, officials say.
It's good news for Labor Day weekend travelers -- beginning at 3 p.m. today and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, MDOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges. This will make travel easier for the 1.2 million motorists that AAA Michigan estimates will travel at least 50 miles away from home during the popular end-of-the-summer holiday, MDOT has reported on its website. To help make this holiday weekend a safe and enjoyable one, motorists are advised to minimize distractions while driving, obey the posted speed limits, and pay close attention to road signs and orange barrels as they navigate construction zones. "We urge all motorists to drive with caution through work zones during this busy summer holiday …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sen. Carl Levin says U.S. Postal Service faces "an extraordinary financial challenge" in the future.
In late April, the U.S. Senate approved an important bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service. Though the bill was not perfect, it makes important changes to help the Postal Service adapt and thrive in the 21st century. And it includes an amendment that I helped write that I believe will help protect postal facilities in Michigan and across the nation from unjustified closures. There is little doubt that change is necessary; the Postal Service faces an extraordinary financial challenge, and it must make changes to take into account a new reality in which physical mail has in many cases been replaced by electronic communication. But in making these necessary reforms, we must ensure that all the American people can continue to rely on the U.S…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Small business owners and residents can talk with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley during a question and answer forum on April 30.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Local small-business owners, elected officials and residents can learn about a new proposal to overhaul the state's personal property tax at a special town hall meeting on April 30. The meeting, sponsored by state Rep. Mark Ouimet, R-Scio Township, will take place at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Road, in Ann Arbor from 6 to 8 p.m. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will discuss the proposal that could reduce or totally eliminate some portions of the personal property tax. Calley testified before a Senate committee last week in support of the proposal. “The town hall meeting will give local business owners and municipal officials a chance to learn more about the reform proposal, and to ask any questions," Ouimet said. "The …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Smoke detectors with fresh batteries can provide a family with better protection during a house fire.
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Friday, March 9, 2012
The Michigan Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) is reminding consumers to change batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when changing their clocks to Daylight Saving Time (setting clocks ahead one hour) on March 11. Having working smoke detectors with fresh batteries can provide a family with crucial extra seconds to escape a burning home. “We recommend testing your smoke alarm on a monthly basis and changing batteries once a year. If you didn’t change your batteries during the time change in the fall – now is the time to do it,” Karen Towne, acting state fire marshal said. “Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Having working smoke alarms is a …