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Saturday, 2019 Jul 13th

The Saline Celtic Festival rocked into action with "pub night" at Mill Pond Park Friday night.

The festival opened with dance, singing, drum, and flute workshops. 

 

Food, Drinks & Fun

Mr. Pretty Legs brought the heat at the Saline Celtic Festival. 

Highland Township resident Curtis Schmitt, a legitimate fire eater, earned the crown as the annual festival kicked off a Mill Pond Park Friday night. Schmitt wowed the judges when he crouched down, lifted his kilt to show some leg, and then produced a flame which traveled a few inches up his shin.

Schmitt is no stranger to fire. A performer with Ring of Steel, he later entertained the crowd with a fire-eating performance.

Below is video and a photo gallery from the Mr. Pretty Legs contest.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Friday, 2019 Jul 12th

It was a gorgeous evening for Salty Summer Sounds Thursday night as Chelsea's Thunderwude performed, kicking off the 2019 edition of the Saline Celtic Festival. Thunderwude guitarist Jason Dennie remarked more than once that it was a perfect evening for live outdoor music.

Downtown Saline

The fact that school is out for the summer doesn't mean Saline Area Schools staff don't have ongoing to-do lists throughout July and August.

During this week's board of education meeting, Superintendent Scot Graden reminded folks that "there's a lot going on for the business side" of Saline's school system.

Schools

Welcoming 5 new vendors this Saturday! Market is open 8am-Noon.

Downtown Saline

Have you noticed or heard about patches of skin becomes red, inflamed, itchy, cracked or rough?  Sound familiar right? Such a condition is known as eczema.

Health

Thursday, 2019 Jul 11th

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The inaugural Merry Mile is a one mile run that will take place on Michigan Avenue before the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 7.

Community

The Red Cross has a blood drive at Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. 

To schedule an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org, enter 48176, see Drives near 48176, keep scrolling down to Holy Faith Church's listing on July 28, and choose a time. 

Health

The Saline Township Planning Commission reviewed three Special Use Permit requests at its regular meeting Tuesday night. 

Government

Highland athletics allegedly date back to the eleventh century, when King Malcolm III of Scotland held a foot race to the top of Craig Choinnich in the Scottish Highlands, to find the fastest runner to be his royal messenger.

A handful of people attended a forum Wednesday night to learn and ask questions about a $3.5 million plan to build a Speedway fuel and convenience store on the northeast corner of Industrial Drive and Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township.

Government

Wednesday, 2019 Jul 10th

Some of the strongest, kilt-wearing people in American (and Canada) will be in town this weekend for the Ancient Athletics competition at the Saline Celtic Festival Saturday.

They'll compete in contests like throwing stones, the sheath toss, and the caber toss at Mill Pond Park. 

Thursday night, on North Ann Arbor Street, some of those strongmen (and women) will be at the Salty Sounds of Summer concert, teaching kids how its done. It makes for one of the liveliest and most family-friendly downtown concerts of the year.

Downtown Saline

Step back in time at this weekend’s Saline Celtic Festival, when history will come alive at Mill Pond Park.

 

Here's what's new at local restaurants, bakeshops, breweries, and cafes.

From Enchanted Oven. Yum.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Rick Richter of Guaranteed Rate invites the community for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. on the patio behind 109 E. Michigan Ave., in downtown Saline.

The first 200 guests will receive a free burger and beer. Dan's Downtown Tavern is providing the beer.

United Way will be on site collecting donations.

Downtown Saline

A 17-year-old Saline girl may face a misdemeanor charge after a dine and dash at Dan’s Downtown Tavern June 13.

The accused and her 15-year-old brother ordered burgers and fries and then left, carrying their leftovers box, without paying the $23.30 bill.

Police & Fire

Many downtown shops and boutiques have extended their hours to take advantage of increased foot traffic on Thursday nights during the Salty Summer Sounds.

Downtown Saline

In my last blog, I focused on managing the kids over the summer - setting up activities and opportunities for improvement over the summer break, as well as keeping them occupied and away from boredom and acting out. While this benefits adults too, I wanted to focus a little more on how adults can use summertime for personal self care and growth. 

Health

Two and a half months of summer vacation - a concept that lights up the eyes of kids everywhere, but can cast worry, fear, frustration, and anticipatory exhaustion on parents. How can we balance work and child-care, and let the kids have a fun summer while maintaining some semblance of structure and rules after the Monday-through-Friday school grind no longer defines the weeks? 

Health

Tuesday, 2019 Jul 09th

Wee Folks Island at Saturday’s Saline Celtic Festival in Mill Pond Park is a kids’ area like no other!

 

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