Here are the top five most interesting stories from the Dexter, Chelsea area this week.
1. Ann Arbor magician Kip Berry is opening a magic store and performing arts theater in Kerrytown. The shop is expected to open in December and will include magic tricks, magic classes, and special shows, according to Ann Arbor.com.
2. Saline High School teacher Mellor received an Honorary American FFA Degree in recognition for his agriscience classes, according to Saline Patch.
3. The Dexter Leader reported that Dexter's Kiwanis Club disbanded earlier this fall, citing a dwindling membership base.
4. The Chelsea Education Foundation awarded more than $22,000 in local grants during the 2012 grant cycle. According to Chelsea Update, the grants funded a broad array of programs and projects — from a field trip to a Civil War battlefield to an adopt-a-grandparent program and an extra-curricular science competition.
5. Wild West Barbecue Adventures received a three-year lease from the Village of Dexter to operate a barbecue take-out restaurant at 8050 Main St., according to Dexter Patch.