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Just a hop, skip and jump down the road from Ann Arbor is the town CNN/Money Magazine calls one of the country's top 100 "Best Places to Live" (It's 42nd). Known for its annual Celtic Festival in July, this community of 9000 boasts great schools, a charming downtown and the kind of quality of life other communities drool over.
Meet a friend for coffee at the Drowsy Parrot, chow down on one of the best burgers you've ever had at Dan's Downtown Tavern or slurp oysters at Mac's Acadian Seafood. From its weekly farmer's market to a pair of nationally renowned high school bluegrass/fiddle groups, if you're looking for authetic midwestern living, look no further.
Healing through Xbox: Locally-launched non-profit gives games to sick kids nationwide
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Talk about the law of unintended consequences. In 2007, a local police officer shut down a Saline high school Halo tournament, claiming video games corrupted the minds of teens. That one misguided complaint ended up inspiring Gamers Outreach, a growing nonprofit that provides video games to children's hospitals across the country.
OpEd: Why mediation is a model for problem solving
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Unresolved disputes can hurt economies or degrade the quality of life in a community. Belinda Dulin, executive director of The Dispute Resolution Center, explains why mediation is a viable alternative to costly and time-consuming court cases.
Downtown Saline Goes to Downtown Detroit
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Over 1,300 downtown professionals are making the journey to Detroit this week for the National Main Street Conference. Saline will be in the house, learning what Motown has to teach about revitalizing downtown development and, in turn, educating the Motor City about its Main Street successes.
Saline's Amped Up Alley
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Smart growth means employing new and innovative ideas about overlooked spaces. Consider the alley, an urban feature that conjures up all manner of unsavory images. Some communities have discovered that what was once reserved for dumpsters and smoke breaks may actually be an untapped downtown asset. Just ask Saline.
The Art of Community Building: Saline's TwoTwelve Art Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
How do you turn a community of artists into an arts community? It's a question many in Washtenaw County struggle to answer. In Saline, Margie Bovee has helped to make the TwoTwelve Art Center part of the solution, creating a space that teaches, exhibits, and advances both the expression and profession of art.
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Ann Arbor area among happiest metros in the US
Source: Huffington Post
Ann Arbor area has new technology job mojo
Source: Progressive Policy Institute
Monarch Antenna takes global prize for vehicle wireless solution
Source: Automation Alley
Daily Beast ranks Saline High School in America's Top 300
Source: Daily Beast
Ann Arbor's "human capital" is tops for small metros
Source: The Atlantic Cities
Toyota Tech Center celebrates 35 years of R&D
Source: Product Design & Development
It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself
Issue Media Group named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation
Source: Columbia Journalism Review
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Source: The Wall Street Journal
Saline's use of Google apps saving money
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