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Tuesday, 2019 Jul 30th

NJ Indie Alt Rock by Wyland

SALINE, MI (July 30, 2019) – Downtown Saline's weekly live music street fest continues this Thursday Night with East Coast rock troubadours Wyland, whose "wildly theatrical performances" are coming to Saline Main Street’s Salty Summer Sounds for the first time!

Downtown Saline

Quantum Signal, a 20-year-old robotics firm located in the Union School building in downtown Saline, has been sold to Ford Motor Company, which is aiming to meet its goals in the area of self-driving vehicles, according to a media release published on Medium.com.

Business

Brian Cassise hasn’t been here long. But after three years of residency, the 35-year-old bachelor says he’s found a lifelong home in Saline – perhaps a place to set down roots.

Elections

Monday, 2019 Jul 29th

Mayor Brian Marl announced his second “Lunch with the Mayor” event for 2019.

 

Government

The Saline Area Schools special education golf outing takes place Saturday at Rustic Glenn Golf Course, 12090 W. Michigan Ave., Saline.

Tickets, $85 a person, entitle patrons to 18 holes of golf, a burger bar lunch, and a chance to win and bid on great tiems.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

Proceeds from the event help fund special education programs in the school district.

Schools

Sunday, 2019 Jul 28th

The Saline Area Historical Society will once again host a sale at the Rentschler Farm Museum during the US-12 Heritage Yard Sale, Aug. 9-10.

Billed as one of the best stops on Michigan's longest yard sale, the Rentschler sale features antiques, collectibles, crafts and food.

The Rentschler Farm is located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave., in Saline. The sale takes place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

History

Bertha Luckhardt, 99, of Dexter, Michigan passed away peacefully on July 26, 2019 with her family by her side. Friends are invited to celebrate Bertha’s life with her family on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service starting at 1:00 P.M. at St. James United Church of Christ in Saline. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dexter.

Obituaries

Saturday, 2019 Jul 27th

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 Friends of the Library are holding an in impromptu "Bag of Books" sale Saturday at the Corner Book Shop in the Saline District Library. The sale is from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Library received a very large donation of books, which are said to be in excellent condition. 

One bag of books is $5. The next two bags of books are free.

 

Community News

The Saline Hornets 12U AAA team knocked the baseball all around the park in Cooperstown.

Saline started the fun by placing fifth out of 104 teams in the Around the Horn Plus skills competition.

Saline then went 4-2 in pool play, earning a bye for the first two rounds of the baseball tournament. The team won two games and lost one game in the tournament, falling to the number one seed.

Sports

Friday, 2019 Jul 26th

Saline boys' varsity basketball coach Jake Fosdick tweeted a picture of the teams' new jerseys.

The stripes have been placed with blue and gold checkers.

Sports

This Saturday we have Live Music with The Native Heart from 9am-noon…check out the vendor list below!

Dandylion Deign- beaded jewelry including warring, necklaces, bracelets, also hand painted art and more

Fresh- locally roasted fresh coffee beans

The Massage Center- offering FREE 5 minutes massages 

Shagbark Hickory Farms- stop by and see whats new this week! Farmhouse style items, linen sprays, jams and more

Downtown Saline

Thursday, 2019 Jul 25th

The Saline Twirlettes are again competing for a National Title at Notre Dame during  America Youth on Parade in South Bend, Ind.  America Youth on Parade is baton twirling’s most prestigious event of the year and it brings together the best baton twirlers, teams, and corps for national and the world open championship contests.

Saline's had a strong showing so far and has qualified for Friday's finals.

Community

Several young adults and teens are being treated at the scene of a crash on Michigan avenue around noon Thursday afternoon. 

It appears there were at least two vehicles involved in the incident. A small Toyota passenger vehicle suffered extensive front-end damage and airbags were deployed. Across the street at Taco Bell an SUV suffered much less damage.

The incident snarled traffic in both directions.

Police & Fire

130 kids in the Saline Area School District need the community's help in getting ready for the 2019-20 school year, and with your help, Saline Area Social Service would like to give each child the opportunity to buy new shoes, boots, purchase specialty items for classes or participate in after school sports and enrichment programs.

Community

Young Pioneer brings a Michigan brand of power pop to downtown Saline as the Salty Sounds of Summer concert series continues Thursday night.

This week's show, presented by Saline Main Street, takes place on South Ann Arbor Street.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Below are two videos from the band.

 

Downtown Saline

Stop by McPherson Local from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to visit a few of the animals from Creature Conservancy.

Business

Wednesday, 2019 Jul 24th

Four candidates for Saline City Council will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 5, 2019 election.

Incumbent Jack Ceo will be joined on the ballot by Jim Dell'Orco, Brian Cassise and Kevin Camero-Sulak. Citizens of the City of Saline will elect three people to the council. The two-year terms will begin in 2020.

Incumbents Linda TerHaar and Heidi McClelland chose not to seek re-election. 

Mayor Brian Marl will lead a city council with at least two new members when councillors take office in January.

Elections

Tuesday, 2019 Jul 23rd

The recently retired Alicia Seegert visits Andrew Birkle on "What's the Buzz" to discuss her 29 years at Saline, her time coaching softball, her playing career at U of M, what she will do in retirement and much more.

Listen to the podcast:

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