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Thursday, 2017 Nov 30th

Acoustic Routes Concerts will close out its 2017 concert season at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., with a blast of Delta Blues, roots rock & roll, Americana and bluegrass at two December shows.

Arts & Entertainment
Saline Area Schools Board of Education trustee Michael McVey

During the Nov. 28 meeting of the Saline Area Schools Board of Education, Supt. Scot Graden announced that trustee Michael McVey is running for a spot on the board of directors for the International Society for Technology in Education.

The society focuses on how technology can be used appropriately in classroom and creates standards for best uses. The society also provides a "seal of alignment" to educational products they feel would be useful to their membership.

Schools

Wednesday, 2017 Nov 29th

Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story, produced by the Saline Area Players, and written and directed by Kara Cardella runs this weekend only.  Tickets are $5/person, a super deal for the whole family.

Arts & Entertainment

The campaign provides toys for children of families who receive help from Saline Area Social Service. Some of the toys are also collected for the Washtenaw County Toys for Tots program.

Community
Chris Simpson and Lawrence D'Andrea - Saline Schools Food Service

Lawrence D’Andrea, the Director of Food Service, gave a presentation to the Saline Area Schools Board of education during its Nov. 28 meeting about a few of the challenges the food service department faces as well as recent achievements. D’Andrea said the main challenges were increasing parental awareness of food service programs, complying with federal nutrition requirements, and increasing the number of meals sold that the district can receive reimbursement for from the federal government.

Schools

About 100 people gathered at the corner of Michigan Avenue and South Ann Arbor Street to light the town Christmas tree,

Community

Wilma Kay Savitski, 81, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Wilma was born March 28, 1936 in Milan, Michigan, to the late Arthur and Anna (Loesch) Cook.

She attended Milan schools where she played bass clarinet in the high school band and was proud of her perfect attendance certificate. Wilma was a medical secretary at the Veterans Administration Hospital and earlier at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where she met a handsome Dictaphone repairman, Edward Savitski. On February 8, 1958 they were married in Ann Arbor. 

Obituaries

With a new coach, a new system and many girls playing their inaugural varsity basketball game, Saline fell to Chelsea, 36-25, in the season opener at Saline High School Tuesday.

The Hornets’ hard-working defense didn’t allow much – but Saline struggled to generate offensive opportunities and the girls fired a few stray shots they’d like to take back.

Sports

Tuesday, 2017 Nov 28th

Dress Rehearsals are underway this week for Saline Area Players' show Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story which opens November 30 at 7:30 PM at Fifth Corner, Saline.  Additional show times are Dec 1 at 7:00 PM, Dec 2 at 1:00 and 3:00 PM, and Dec 3 at 3:00 PM.  Seating is general admission and there are a few steps to get into the auditorium.

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline District Library was closed this afternoon due to a natural gas leak, according to the City of Saline. Maple Road is closed between Echo Court and Woodland Drive.

According to the City of Saline, DTE is advising that gas will be shut off in the area. Repair estimates are three to four hours. City officials are not sure how many customers will be affected.

The natural gas leak is across the street from Saline District library, according to the city.. Construction crews struck a gas main while working on the housing development at 600 N. Maple Road.

Police & Fire

Saline Area Players will open “Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story” this THURSDAY, November 30 and through December 3 at Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Rd.

Arts & Entertainment

Monday, 2017 Nov 27th

Saline senior Cassie Anderson has always believed in hard work and dedication. Now she’s seeing her own hard work pay off.

Last week Anderson, the daughter of Saline graduates Steve and Lisa Anderson, signed a letter of intent to play water polo at the Virginia Military Institute. Anderson, a varsity water polo player for the Hornets since her freshman year, emerged as a star on the Michigan water polo scene last year.

Sports

Mayor Brian Marl today invited all Saline community residents to join him for an upcoming coffee hour.

“It’s great to hear from the people I represent,” said Mayor Marl. “I will be talking with residents about a wide range of issues, including economic development and municipal finance, but the main focus of conversation will be odor abatement for the wastewater treatment plant.”

Multiple city staff will be present who will be able to provide specifics about the plan the city is implementing, which the Mayor expects will resolve 99 percent of the odor issues.

Government

The Washtenaw County 4-H Advisory Council is holding their Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale.

The sale will take place at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds (5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, building B) on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Dec. 3 and Dec. 12, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.. Being offered this year: Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Black Hill Spruce, White Pine, and wreaths. The proceeds from this sale benefit Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Programs.

Agriculture

In late October thousands of high school and middle school musicians from all over the State of Michigan auditioned for membership in the Michigan All State Band.  Saline band and orchestra musicians performed exceptionally well this year with nine students earning positions in the All State ensembles, and three earning honorable mention.  These students will perform at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids on January 27. Please join us in congratulating the following student musicians:

Schools

Tickets for the annual Schools of Rock event are on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. The annual event, which features teachers and staff from Saline schools competing in a choreographed lip-syncing contest, often sells out within minutes.

The event raises funds for the Foundation of Saline Area Schools, a non-profit agency that has supported education initiatives in Saline schools for 30 years.

Schools

Saline kicks off the holiday season Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a tree lighting ceremony at the four corners.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. beside the Christmas tree outside Key Bank, at the corner of Michigan Avenue at Ann Arbor Street.

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce will serve cocoa and cookies. There will also be music.

 

Community

Art Trapp will be the Grand Marshal of the 42nd Annual Saline Christmas Parade, presented at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce. Radio host Lucy Ann Lance will emcee the parade from the “four corners” at Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street.

Community

Sunday, 2017 Nov 26th

The Saline Area Schools district hired a troop of new teachers before the start of the school year.

The Saline Post continues to introduce you to the district's new teachers.

Today we meet Heather Theisen, who is no stranger at all to the community.

Heather Theisen 

What you teach: 2nd Grade

Where you teach: Pleasant Ridge Elementary

Hometown: Saline, MI :)

From what university did you graduate? Michigan State University

Schools

Feeling overwhelmed by reminding your kids to do chores around the house? To do school work? To not lose belongings? To get organized?

 

And they still can’t remember?

 

Are they purposely ignoring you? Or are they just being defiant?

 

Or is this...could this be…a real struggle with ADHD?

 

Health

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