Saline Farmers Market - New This Week - Beefalo.

 06/29/2016 - 20:55

Announcement:  Deb Marks of Marks Farm will be bringing beefalo to the market.  Deb tells us: "we will now be selling our own beefalo meat that we raise naturally and humanely on our own farm. No additional hormones and antibiotic free."

Paul and Terri Kniffen of Kniffen Family Farm will be bringing fresh chicken this Saturday as well as their very popular eggs.

Celtic Festival's "Wee Folks Island” offers fun for kids and parents

 06/29/2016 - 18:45

            If your kids haven’t yet colored in “Flat Millie” or had a photo taken with her, hurry to the Saline Celtic Festival website and download the image of Saline’s very own Mill Pond Monster. Kids can color and cut out “Millie,” take photos for social media and the website; and there will be special treats for children who bring their colored-in “Flat Millies” to the festival’s Wee Folks Island on July 9 in Mill Pond Park.

            Another big bonus: Kids 12 and under have free entry to the festival, and ages 13-17 are only $5.

Saline Boys U12 Baseball Team wins the State Championships this Weekend

 06/29/2016 - 18:34

26 teams from all over the State headed to Canton, MI to compete for the AA State Tournament championship this past weekend. With tons of talent on the dozen fields at Canton Sports Center, Saline earned their status of State Champs with 6 wins, 0 losses. 

Saline Area Schools Extends Superintendent Graden's Contract Through 2020-21

 06/29/2016 - 13:24
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden addresses the crowd at Saturday's alumni banquet.

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education has extended the contract of Superintendent Scot Graden until June 30, 2021. If Graden completes the term, he'll be the second longest-serving superintendent in the history of the school district.

Saline Area Schools Honors Retirees at Reception

 06/29/2016 - 00:18
Deborah Budnik, Val Porter, Dave Steeb, Patti Henes and Sue Mulka pose for a picture at a Saline Area Schools staff reception Tuesday.

Saline Area Schools said goodbye to several retiring staff members Tuesday. Only five retiring staff members attended a reception in the cafeteria at Liberty School. They were also honored at the Board of Education meeting later in the evening.

Bulging Budget Will Allow Saline Area Schools to Create New Teaching Jobs

 06/28/2016 - 21:44
Janice Warner, Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Reviews the Proposed Budget with the Board of Education

Due largely to the special education millage approved by voters this spring, the district is budgeting for an extra $2.2 million in revenue for 2016-17. Assistant Superintendent for Finance Janice Warner presented the district's fiscal outlook at a budget session before the regular Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

Construction Gives Saline the Opportunity to Remove Lead Water Pipes

 06/28/2016 - 13:22

Among the discoveries unearthed by Saline’s Michigan Avenue makeover were sections of pipe made out of lead. The water main itself, which is over 100 years old, was cast iron, but lead was found in part of the the service lines – the leads – connecting to the buildings.

Group Nearing Fundraising Goal for Leslee Niethammer Saline River Preserve

 06/28/2016 - 01:28
Spring Brook (top) flows into the Saline River at what will become the Leslee Niethammer Saline River Preserve

The Friends of the Saline River are looking for a few more donations to reach a fundraising goal needed to convert the old Berg property to a nature preserve.

German Farmers Organized Charity in 1877

 06/27/2016 - 13:33
George Nissly was one of the few German families from Saline included in the 1874 Atlas of Washtenaw County. His gorgeous brick home on Macon Road was included in the Atlas, but his name was misspelled.

A group of German farmers from Saline set up a charitable organization, and filed it with the Washtenaw County Register of Deeds in 1877.

The purpose of this organization: “to assist those of the Society who may be suffering from disease, infirmity or necessity.”

Some of the names listed as members included Christopher Hauser, John Schwalns, Konrad Jedde, John Lindenschmidt, George Lindenschmidt, Jacob Weesinger, Michael F. Schaiable, and Adam Sauer.

With Trees Uprooted, Saline Artists Yarn Bomb Bicycles Instead

 06/27/2016 - 13:19

Two Twelve invites people to visit each bike in town and collect a token. These tokens can be redeemed at the art center for inclusion in a prize drawing. Participants present their tokens and fill out a card with their name and phone number. Ten cards will be selected during Summer Fest on August 13, just before they children’s play is presented. The winners will receive gift cards to local businesses.

Aly's Pals Raise More than $4,000 to Help Find a Cure for Childhood Cancer

 06/27/2016 - 02:02

Ally has more pals than she thought. Ally Hennessey, an eight-year-old Saline girl who lives with an inoperable brain tumor slowly diminishing her eyesight, raised more than $4,000 with a lemonade sale Saturday.

Mastodon Celtic Challenge Offers 'Bootcamp Style' Fun for All Ages

 06/27/2016 - 00:22

There are various obstacles along a 3-mile course include hills, mud, woods, water, and more. Some obstacles may be strenuous but are optional. This year the event will include a corporate team challenge on Friday, July 8th, and the traditional family and kids challenge, along with the adult challenge on Saturday, July 9. If you’re up for some adventure, here are the details:

    Brecon Grille Markets to a Captive Audience During Traffic Tie-Ups

     06/27/2016 - 00:07

    Brecon Grille owner PaulGeragosian and his staff packaged the hickory-flavored, homemade potato chips into 200 little white bags. Each of the bags also included a coupon entitling one to a free beverage (with a purchase) during the restaurant's happy hours. 

    Saline City Council: Rhoads Will Not Seek Reelection, Girbach Will

     06/26/2016 - 20:05

    Three Saline City Council members will see their terms expire at the end of 2016. David Rhoads, Dean Girbach and Janet Dillon were elected to two-year terms in 2016. Of the three, Girbach is the only candidate to announce his intention to see reelection. Rhoads told The Saline Post that he will not seek reelection. Dillon has not yet revealed her intentions to The Saline Post.

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