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Sunday, 2019 Mar 24th

On the 4th of December 2018, their most recent attempt at drumming up buzz on animal rights has predictably caused a stir on Twitter. A tweet that asked people to replace popular turns of phrase became the subject of criticism and memetic mutation.


Saturday, 2019 Mar 23rd

Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from the Saline Area Players, once again. The community theater group presents Scrambled one last time at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Fifth Corner, located at the corner of South Ann Arbor Street and Willis Road.

Saline Police, aided by a  bomb-sniffing dog from the University of Michigan Police, searched a downtown building for a bomb Friday after a threatening phone call was made.

The call was made to Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack around 11:30 a.m.

"We called the police and they evacuated the buildings for  search," said Wally MacNeil, owner of Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack. "Better safe than sorry."

Police & Fire

Saline senior Nicole Sweetland, the daughter of Cheryl and Brian Sweetland, has committed to play basketball at Albion College.

Sweetland, a two-year player on the varsity squad, was the Hornets' second leading scorer in her senior year. Sweetland was known for her ability to take over games with three-point shooting - and her ability to fire up the entire team doing so.

Sweetland said she chose Albion because the coaches run a similar offense to Salines, and because it was a good fit, academically.  She plans to study exercise science.

Saline senior Maddy Welch has committed to play college basketball at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Welch, the daughter of Steve and Astrid Welch, said she chose U-M Dearborn because she likes the family atmosphere around the team and because she enjoys the tempo of their game.

Welch was a three-year varsity player for the Saline basketball team.


Friday, 2019 Mar 22nd

Today we have another Good Morning Saline greeting from The Saline Area Players, who present Scrambled, Friday and Saturday at the Fifth Corner.

Saline Mayor Brian Marl and City Councillor Dean Girbach were among several people who spoke in opposition to a permit for the Andelina Farms wastewater system at a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality public hearing held Thursday at Saline City Hall.­­ Also speaking out against the project was a representative for Pulte Homes – which is building another phase of Huntington Woods not far from where wastewater would be discharged into an unnamed tributar


Thursday, 2019 Mar 21st

Acoustic Routes Concerts returns to Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on Sunday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Minneapolis-based guitar virtuoso Dakota Dave Hull. 

Arts & Entertainment

We spent January talking about setting resolutions and goals for the new year in such a way that they get met, and taking the first steps in working towards those goals. If you missed any of this emails, you can check out the blogs here and here


As Michigan Department of Environmental officials come to Saline for Thursday’s public hearing on the wastewater treatment plan for Andelina Farms, the subdivision planned for Saline Township, west of the city limits, government leaders continue to meet with the developer.


Karrie Waarala and The Saline Area Players Present "Scrambled" at the Fifth Corner Teen Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For tickets and other information, click here.

Wednesday, 2019 Mar 20th

Saline Area Players had their last dress rehearsal Wednesday night and are ready to present Scrambled, a play written by Pat Cook, to the community.  Shows are Thursday - Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.  Tickets at the door are cash or check.  Doors open at 7 PM to general admission seating - The 5th Corner, 211 Willis Rd.  Steps lead to the entrance and theater area.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on its plans to allow Paxton Resources to inject fluid underground to drill oil in Saline Township.


Saline Area Schools presented the annual String Fling at Saline High School Tuesday night.

Students from grades five through 12 fiddled in front of a large crowd in the gymnasium.

The concert began with the fifth grade orchestra performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Then the middle school orchestras played. The first half of the show concluded with a performance by the middle school fiddle club.


The Saline Township Board of Trustees approved the 2019-20 budget at their meeting Monday night. The 2019-20 budget totals $649,086, an increase of $41,505 over the 2018-19 budget.  The board approved budget includes $125,000 and $80,000 for road and bridge repairs. The township went over budget by $13,044 for recycling services.


Saline's Emagine Theatre is screening The Russian Five, the documentary about the Detroit Red Wings' legendary Russian hockey players who helped build Hockeytown. The film documents how former Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch and his staff smuggled Sergei Fedorov, Slava Kozlov and Vladimir Konstantinov into the United States just before the Cold War thawed. Then, coach Scotty Bowman brought Red Army legends Igor Larionov and Slava Fetisov to Detroit. 


Tuesday, 2019 Mar 19th

Natalie June (Klapchuk) Springsteen, age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Saline. She was born on June 9, 1925, in Detroit, the daughter of George and Mary Klapchuk, who had emigrated to this country from the Ukraine and Poland. She was three years old when they to moved to Dowagiac, MI. When she was 4 years old, a talent agent from Hollywood saw her tap dancing and wanted to take her there, but her parents wouldn't let her. The family lived above their lunch restaurant, George's Place, on Beeson Street downtown until she was 14.


Stop in on Wednesday, March 20 from 11:30am-1pm and taste 10 different chili recipes. 

Competitors are:

Saline Area Fire Department
Saline Area Police Department
Saline Liberty Club
Saline Farmer's Market
The Alternative Chef
Heartland Health Care
Saline Area Schools Transportation
Smokehouse 52
Brewed Awakenings
Oscar's Sports & Grill


This event is open to all. $5 entrance fee.

SASC is located behind Saline Middle School.

While Saline has joined a coalition of communities working toward long-term recycling efficiencies and improvements, there are pressing short-term considerations, too.