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Wednesday, 2018 Jan 17th

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a Public Information Meeting regarding the paving of Textile Road from Hines Drive to Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) and the Platt – Textile Greenway. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave.
 
The meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the construction plan and timeline for this project.    

During this project WCRC and its contractors will also:

Government

 

A celestial object exploded into a fireball, lit up the sky, set social media ablaze and even rocked our world -- ever so slightly.

 

 

Weather

There’s a simple idea that has fueled the growth of Workout1, the Saline fitness club started by Emily Rogers in 2010.

“I’m a firm believer in moving to feel better,” Rogers says.

These days, Rogers is feeling even better about her business, which recently moved from its location in the old Redies building in downtown Saline to a new home at 1408 E. Michigan Avenue.

Business

Tuesday, 2018 Jan 16th

Law enforcement agencies closed westbound I-94 at the State Street in Pittsfield Township after a crash Tuesday evening.

According to an alert from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, the road will be closed for an extended time. The alert was delivered around 11:45 p.m.

Westbound traffic is being rerouted on to US-23.

Police & Fire

Broomball returns to South Ann Arbor Street during the annual Winterfest event Jan. 27.

The Canadian sport is usually played in a hockey rink or on ice. Players use “brooms” to shoot a ball past the goalie into the net.

This year’s broomball activities offers fun for all age groups.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., it’s “open broomball,” so anyone of any age is welcome to pick up a broom and start passing and shooting.

Community

When first asked to teach art classes while living in Hawaii in 1985, Keith McGuire did not think it was something he’d be interested in. But he gave it a go, and something clicked.  “This is fun!” he thought, and, over thirty years later, McGuire is still at it.

Arts & Entertainment

The 30th annual Farm Toy Show, benefiting Saline High School FFA, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27.

The show features dozens of vendors selling antique toys and collectibles.

A pancake breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. 

Kids will enjoy a pedal tractor pull at 11 a.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for kids, 6-12. Kids under five gain free admission.

Anyone interested in displaying goods should call 734-401-4222. For more information visit www.salineffa.com.

Agriculture

The inaugural Saline Charity Ball and Black Tie Masquerade, benefiting Saline Area Social Service, takes place March 10 at the LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership in Saline.

Tickets for the event are $75 each or $550 to sponsor a table.

(Click here to buy tickets.)

The event is sponsored by LaFontaine, Maureen’s Designs, Perry’s Tuxedo Plus and VIP Smoke and Vape.

Community

Monday, 2018 Jan 15th

Paul John Fox, of Saline, age 50, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 while on a business trip in Orlando, FL.  Paul was born on June 15, 1967 in Rochester, New York, the son of Paul Robert and Sharon (Hudson) Fox.

He graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in 1985 in Rochester, NY. 

In 1986, Paul met the love of his life, Shelly Lucidi, at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. They married on May 14, 1994 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Obituaries

Sunday, 2018 Jan 14th

Antique Week January 1, 2018: "Watches kept James Bond on time and fashionable," by Barbara Miller Beem

Our wristwatch exhibits have earned a place on the front page of Antique Week earlier this month.

As we wrote here on The Saline Post last November, Dell Deaton was at the National Watch & Clock Museum just before Thanksgiving 2017 to open a second James Bond-themed display as part of fortieth anniversary celebrations for that institution.

The movie franchise aspect of this story is obviously of interest locally to patrons of Emagine Theatre, as owner Paul Glantz has said.

But this attention from Antique Week helps shine light on its value to another part of the Commons at Sauk Trail — with the Saline Area Historical Society.

History

It might be cold and snowy but now is time to register for Spring Recreation Soccer with Saline FC. 

The early bird pricing ends January 31st. 

So save $15.00 and register today. Registration ends February 15th. 

Register here.

Saline FC is a non-profit volunteer program.  We are always in need of coaches and volunteers.  

Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Jan 7, 2018

A couple of Comments on The Saline Post this week suggest that some readers would like to engage a bit further with article contributors.

Yesterday it was a piece titled "Two Transported to Hospital After Crash on Michigan Avenue" — which came a day after another automobile accident within spittin' distance of the same spot. Before that, "Saline Township Board Says 'No' to Medical Marijuana" elicited a question for clarification from another reader.

Contributors are free to engage with readers as much or as little as they choose. But it should be noted that writing via the Internet has created the opportunity, if not expectation, of dialogue here.

Community

Saturday, 2018 Jan 13th

Two people were transported to hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening after a near head-on crash on Michigan Avenue in the City of Saline. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 5:05 p.m., Saturday.

The crash occurred just west of Keveling Drive, in front of the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant.

A red Ford Ranger was eastbound on Michigan Avenue when a blue Chevrolet Equinox, westbound on Michigan Avenue, turned left in front of the Ranger and the vehicles collided.

Police & Fire

The City of Saline is holding a volunteer fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Saline Rec Center, located at 1866 Woodland Drive.

Whether you have an hour or five hours to volunteer, the community can find a fit that matches your schedule and interest.

Here are some of the groups and commissions who will be meeting with prospective volunteers.

Community

Friday, 2018 Jan 12th

Danetta  (Nettie) Cruze 88, long time resident of Ossining, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Saline, MI, only 10 days after the passing of her beloved husband, Clark.

Obituaries

Theodore Alfonse Jacques, age 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Ted was born on September 30, 1947 to Alfonse and Julia (Piescharka) Jacques. In 1972 Ted married Bonnie Guenther, whom he met at Michigan State University. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Ted continued his education at the University of Michigan in business administration and graduated in 1977. He worked at R.L. Polk in Detroit, MI. Ted enjoyed traveling and British sports cars.

Obituaries

Workout1 will celebrate the grand opening of its new home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Owned by Emily Rogers, Workout1 recently moved from its downtown location to 1408 E. Michigan Ave.

The fitness club will celebrate by offering free sample classes, giveaways, raffle, price discounts, and games for the kids.

For more information visit the Facebook page or visit http://goworkout1.com.

 

Recreation

Saline Police are looking for a motorist who whose vehicle skidded across Michigan Avenue and knocked down a utility pole Friday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 8:20 a.m. in front of Huntington Bank and Saline Inn on East Michigan Avenue near Keveling Drive. A white pickup truck was westbound on Michigan Avenue when it crossed center, went across at least three lanes of traffic and struck the utility pole, which fell to the ground.

Police & Fire

 

Students at Saline High School will be offered classes that give them more control of their learning.

Steve Laatsch, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Learning at Saline Area Schools, and David Raft, Principal of Saline High School, spoke to the Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting about blended learning.

Schools

On Friday, January 12, at approximately 11 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission will reopen Bemis Road on the border of York and Pittsfield Township between Fosdick Road and Warner Road.

The culvert at this location failed a routine inspection late in 2017 and through a partnership with Evan Pratt, the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner; WCRC was able to expedite the repairs and reopen the road.

WCRC will be back at a later date to fix the culvert permanently.

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