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Sunday, 2017 Sep 24th

A weekend of wiener dog races, music, hammerspiel, and bratwursts is in the history books.

Saline Oktoberfest, a Saline Main Street event, enjoyed attendance Friday and Saturday in downtown Saline.

Friday’s crowds weren’t quite as big as they were in 2016, when police had to turn away visitors, but attendance was strong.

The oppressive heat didn’t do much to chase away crowds Saturday afternoon, when families brought their kids to enjoy the activities and inflatable rides at Kinderplatz.


The ChadTough Foundation raised close to $187,400 through its 4th Annual RunTough for ChadTough event, Saturday (Sept. 23). All proceeds will go toward Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) research.


The Saline girls varsity cross country team finished eighth running in the sweltering heat at the Jackson Invitational Saturday. Saline finished with 180 points. Northville won the meet with 88.

Senior Jessi Larson was the fastest Hornet, finishing fifth in 18:34.5. Birmingham-Seaholm’s Rachel McCardell won the race in 18:13.4.

Junior Kayla Fortino was 18th in 19:25. Senior Rebecca Cantrell (42nd, 20:03), junior Emma Cummings (48th, 20:11) and sophomore Nicole Dillman (67th, 20:26) also finished in the scoring.

Saline took another step toward an SEC Red football championship and playoff berth Saturday night, with a 50-7 defeat of host Skyline.

The Hornets improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the SEC. Saline visits Monroe next week with a chance to clinch at least a tie for the SEC championship.


Saturday, 2017 Sep 23rd

Saline Area Players will be holding AUDITIONS October 8 from 2-4 PM at Liberty School for Silent NIght:  The Real(ish) Story.  The play written and directed by Kara Fay Cardella is for persons of all ages, actors and audience members.

The aroma of sauerkraut wafted through downtown Saline, signaling the start of Saline Oktoberfest Friday night.

Opening night was marked by cheerful drinking and dancing, with popular cover band Your Generation providing the soundtrack for an evening of fun.

Downtown Saline

Friday, 2017 Sep 22nd

Saline Chelsea Ski Team

Any student from Saline and Chelsea High Schools is invited to join us!
Saline – Chelsea High School Co-operative Ski Race Club
Pre-Season Meeting
Saline High School Commons
Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30PM


What is a co-op?


Art Around Saline brings 5 new public art displays to downtown Saline!



The 13th Annual Saline Oktoberfest kicks off with live entertainment Friday, September 22 in Downtown Saline with Your Generation!


Thursday, 2017 Sep 21st

Saline junior Emi Maloney hates ties as much as losses. So when she got her shot to win the game before the final horn sounded Wednesday night, she made no mistake.

Saline and Hartland were tied at one with about 20 seconds left when the Hornets were awarded a penalty corner. Time continued to fall off the clock until there was no time left as senior Grace Livsey set up to play the ball in. Time expired before she did – but as long as Saline kept play alive in the circle, the game continued.


The Foundation for Saline Area Schools (FSAS) will host the Fall 30th Celebration Tailgate and Fair at Saline High School.  The tailgate event will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Saline High School Gymnasium and the Fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the auxiliary football field and will run through half-time.


Briarwood Ford hopes to help Washtenaw Christian Academy raise $6,000 Saturday.

The local Ford dealership is hosting a Drive For Your School event between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the school, located at 7200 Moon Road in Saline.

For every test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the school. 300 test drives will raise $6,000.


A 53-year-old Livonia man is accused of backing his car into an Allen Park man at Mill Pond Park after the suspect’s Doberman Pinscher twice attacked the victim’s dog in the dog park.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. April 15.

Police & Fire
RunTough for ChadTough Road Closures from 8:45-10:00am on 9/23

The 4th annual RunTough for ChadTough event will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Saline High School Stadium from 8:30-11:00 am. The local, family-friendly event will include a 1-mile fun run and 5K race for both children and adults, and the Foundation will once again offer a “virtual race” option for anyone who isn’t local or has scheduling conflicts.


Have you ever wondered who built the big house on Michigan Avenue with the large fenced yard, known today as the Davenport-Curtiss Mansion? Do you know who founded Saline and how it happened? Come and hear the stories of the people who settled in Saline and what their lives were back then.


Wednesday, 2017 Sep 20th

The Saline K9 Crusaders are collecting supplies for animal shelters in Hurricane stricken areas in Texas and Florida.

Some animal shelters closed due to damage from the storms. Those that remain open have even greater demand for their service, as lost pets find their way into the shelters.

Saline K9 Crusaders is collecting pet food, cleaning products, blankets, towels, cat litter, insect repellent, plastic storage bins with lids, collars, leashes and more.


Saline High School senior Emily Cohen delivered boxes of donated soccer equipment to the Hamtramck Warriors Youth Soccer Club.

Cohen collected more than 300 goods at three different events.

“We could not have been happier with (the results),” Cohen said.

The Hamtramck club was started four years ago by Hesham Ronaldo, who runs the club to give the low-income children in the Detroit area a place to play and learn the game.

“We are so thankful for the support and the Saline community’s willingness to donate to this cause,” Cohen said.


Oktoberfest is an opportunity to celebrate German culture, food and beer!  Our festive Biergarten will feature great German brews and a few American-made options too.  We will offer Spaten Oktoberfest, Spaten Lager, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Deschutes Brewery Pacific Wonderland Lager, Perrin 98 Problems IPA, Blake’s Flannel Mouth Hard Cider and Bud Light.  For the non-beer drinking crowd, we will also offer r

Saline City Councillor Jack Ceo and former Deputy Police Chief delivered the final report and recommendations of the Saline Police Advisory Board Work Group at Monday’s council meeting.

The work group was tasked with determining whether the city should create and advisory board to benefit a Saline Police Department that was riddled with controversy and low morale in 2015 – after legal and quasi-legal actions were launched by long time officers Don Lupi and Chris Boulter. Lupi later dropped his lawsuit and Boulter lost his case.


Saline stayed undefeated in the SEC with victories against Huron and Skyline Wednesday.

Catherine Loftus was match medalist, shooting 37. Saline’s top 4 accumulated a team score of 160. Huron forfeited due to a lack of golfers and Skyline shot 190.

Saline sits with a 10-0 record. They face Bedford Monday at the SEC championships – where they will also be gunning for the SEC title.