Monday, December 10, 2012
Rosenberger is leading the organization's mission to keep downtown vibrant and attractive.
In the month since Bob Rosenberger started his job as Saline Main Street Manager, he has filled his days getting to know business owners and attending a variety of community functions. “I want to do as good of a job as possible,” he said. Since Nov. 1, Rosenberger has led the organization, which is part of a program run by the state of Michigan to help preserve and grow communities with thriving downtowns. "I am working to support the mission statement of Saline Main Street which is to enhance the vitality of downtown Saline as the social, cultural and economic heart of the community," he said. “I am working on plans that support businesses to keep downtown vibrant.” Originally from Pennsylvania, Rosenberger moved to Saline from …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The pacts with local restaurant owners will allow for development of the space behind their establishments, through Saline's Main Street program.
Saline city officials have moved forward a project to transform a downtown alley into a new community gathering place, by approving lease agreements with two restaurant owners and Saline Main Street, according to a Thursday story in The Saline Reporter. Saline Patch reported in August that Main Street program manager Kelly Idzikowski told city officials Brecon Grille and Mangiamo’s had agreed to lease the alley for a small fee. With those agreements in place, the restaurants will allow use of their portions of the alley for public events. The Saline Post's report indicated those events could include "a wine tasting, art gallery or pet adoption" and quoted Design Team Chair Rebecca Schneider as saying, “Our alley is not that dilapidated, …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Residents can meet Kelly Idzikowski, Saline's Main Street manager, at a reception Thursday at Brecon Grille.
When decisions are being made about downtown Saline, there will a seat at the table for Kelly Idzikowski. Idzikowski, who graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in advertising in May, was hired to manage the Saline Main Street program. The community will welcome Idzikowski to town at reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Brecon Grille, before Bluescaster takes the stage for the Summer Music Series concert. This is Idzikowski’s first “big girl” job. But she’s no stranger to the Main Street program, which aims to help communities strengthen their historic downtowns. She spent a year as the communications intern for the Old Town Commercial Association in downtown Lansing. In many Michigan communities, the Main Street program is …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Saline Fiddlers are releasing their 10th CD, Breaking Free, at tonight's free concert in downtown Saline.
Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the streets. The Saline Fiddlers kick off the Saline Music Series 2012 in downtown Saline from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, june 14. The free concert series takes place on South Ann Arbor Street, between Michigan Avenue and Henry Street. For the Saline Fiddlers, Thursday's concert is extra special. The group, which dubs itself America's premier youth fiddling band, is releasing its 10th CD, "Breaking Free." The title is dedicated to all Saline Fiddler alumni. As always, the Saline Fiddlers will draw a big crowd so people are reminded to arrive early for the best seating. The Saline Fiddlers have also released their 2012 Summer travel plans which takes them on their "Song of the Southeast Tour" June…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
After a top-10 finish in the Let's Save Michigan placemaking contest, Saline's "Alley Project" remains in the running for up to $2,000 in grants.
If you cast a vote for the proposed downtown Saline “Alley Project” in the Let’s Save Michigan “placemaking” contest, you helped make the project a finalist for up to $2,000 in grant funding. In voting conducted on the Let’s Save Michigan website, Saline’s Alley Project finished ninth with 1486 votes. The top ten finalists are headed to panel of judges who will determine the grand prize project and multiple runners-up. "Thank you to everyone who supported the project. Daily voting has put us in the top 10. We will wait to see what the judges have to say. Either way the alley project is an exciting project for Downtown Saline," said Kelly Idzikowski, Manager of the Saline Main Street program. The Alley Project is proposed to help find a …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Be Bloomin' flower baskets and boxes will start arriving downtown on Thursday, May 24.
Local business owners and residents can help downtown Saline bloom this season. Be Bloomin' is a fundraising campaign to help purchase flowers and plants for the hanging baskets and ground planters in Downtown Saline for the 2012 Spring/Summer season. The campaign is sponsored by the Saline Main Street program and the City of Saline. The flower baskets and boxes will start arriving downtown on Thursday, May 24. People can help beautify Downtown Saline by sponsoring flowers/plantings for a hanging basket or planter box for $75. People can sponsor in their name or in the name of a loved one, a memorial, business, or group, etc. A plaque will be created and placed on the light pole or planter box with the designation. To sponsor, go to the …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Saline Main Street can win $2,000 to support a plan to beautify the alley behind the downtown businesses on the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street.
Would you like to see the alley behind Brecon Grille beautified with lights, tables, plants, decorations, an arch and more? Saline residents can help make it a reality by voting for the project at the Michigan Municipal League's "Let's Save Michigan" placemaking contest page. The contest will award $2,000 to fund the project of one grand prize winner, and will grant multiple awards, ranging from $500 to $2000, to partially or fully fund the projects of runners-up. The alley project is the Saline Main Street program's first. To vote for the project, click here. Here's a snippet of the project's description, from the Alley Project page: The Alley is in the heart of our downtown in the space behind five businesses that front Michigan Avenue, …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Officials from the Saline Main Street board and the Michigan Main Street Center will answer questions at an information meeting May 7.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What is the Main Street program? What is the Main Street four-point approach? How can this program help our community? How do I get involved? These questions and more will be answered at the an information meeting to be held at 7 p.m. May 7, at the Saline Middle School Media Center. Representatives from the Michigan Main Street Center will be on hand to give a short presentation and answer questions. Members of the Saline Main Street Board will also be on hand and share the summary of the baseline assessment conducted by the Michigan Main Street Center and National Trust Main Street Center. The baseline assessment was the first of the technical services provided by the Michigan Main Street Center since Saline was selected as a Michigan …