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Monday, 2020 Feb 24th

Sunday, 2020 Feb 23rd

Visit the Saline Rec Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon, March 7, for a Mom-2-Mom sale. 

The sale has 80 tables of gently used children’s clothing, toys, books and gear for a fraction of the cost of buying them new.

Early bird admission from 8:30-9 a.m. is $2. It's $1 from 9-11 a.m. (cash at the door). Free admission starting at 11 a.m.

Concessions (coffee, donuts, pizza etc.) will be available.

Family

Creole du Nord performs during a Mardi Gras celebration at Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack, from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 25.

Mac's is at 104 E. Michigan Ave. in downtown Saline.

Creole du Nord perform Cajun and Zydeco music.

Downtown Saline

Celebrate the leap year with a .29K run in downtown Saline.

The fun run - a quick jaunt around the block - starts at noon, Feb. 29, outside Brecon Grille, located on the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Downtown Saline.

Register for the fun run at Brecon Grille for $10. All participants receive a pint glass and free drink coupon which may be redeemed at sponsoring Saline establishments. 

The event is hosted by Brecon Grille, Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack, Carrigan Cafe, Rock Paper Scissors and McPherson Local.

 

Downtown Saline

Saturday, 2020 Feb 22nd

Between hands of Texas Hold 'em, blackjack and baccarat at tonight's James Bond-themed Casino Royale fundraiser for The Saline Fiddlers (7 - 11 p.m.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Firefighters from the Saline Area Fire Department quickly extinguished a blaze on Waters Road in Lodi Township Friday afternoon.

The fire department was dispatched the home on the 4100 block of Waters Road just after 3:38 p.m. The 911 caller reported that flames were showing on the deck behind the home. Firefighters acted quickly to minimize damage.

"When we arrived we had smoke showing from the deck on the back of the house. The guys took a line to the back. (The fire) was maintained to the deck. The fire's out and everyone's good," Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said.

Police & Fire

Saline senior Tyler Belskus put back an offensive rebound just before the buzzer sounded, lifting Saline to a 49-47 victory over Skyline. 

Sports

The Saline varsity girls basketball team defeated Skyline, 56-16, to wrap up the SEC Red season with an 8-2 record. 

Despite having the best conference record in years, the Hornets had to settle for second, as Huron won with a 9-1 record.

Saline improved to 16-2. The Hornets have a chance to finish with their best record since 2004, when they went 18-3, including a playoff loss, according to long-time Hornet stats tracker Al Bates.

Sports

Friday, 2020 Feb 21st

When racism invades the halls of a school, we, parents with children of color, assume a position on the front line of the battle. Saline Parents Against Racism (S.P.A.R.) and former students of color began strategizing around solutions, as our city was thrust into the limelight for an act of racism by some students, and the act of racism in a community forum. Does racism exist in Saline? Have issues of racial bias permeated the halls of Saline Area Schools (SAS)? Yes – on both counts. Are our children negatively affected? Yes.

Opinions

Patricia Ann Hitchingham, born November 23, 1936, departed this life on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the age of 83.  Pat was born in Ann Arbor and resided here her entire life.  She attended public school in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1956 from the University of Michigan University High School.

Obituaries

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is a business-driven organization guided by its business members’ interests and the goal of pursuing local economic development.  As a Chamber of Commerce we are proud to promote, encourage, and welcome a diverse business community, as is evidenced by the numerous international companies located here that do business on a global scale.

Opinions

There don’t appear to be any silver bullet solutions for Saline City Council as it considers plans to upgrade or replace its aging wastewater treatment plant. Instead, council appears to favor upgrading at its current location in phased approach.

Given the enormous costs, council may not have reasonable alternatives.

Government

Thursday, 2020 Feb 20th

Saline gave up six first-quarter offensive rebounds,  which Huron converted into ten points, and that was the difference in the game as the Hornets lost to the host River Rats, 58-47, Tuesday.

Sports

The lead changed hands several times throughout the contest, and the largest lead in the game was five points but the JV Hornets used a huge fourth quarter to pull out a thrilling one-point victory, 57-56 which raised the team’s season record to 13-2.

Sports

Services will be held at Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, Saline, Michigan as follows:  Visitation:  March 5, 2020 3 pm to 6 pm with memorial service to follow. Rev. Aaron Chittick of St. Paul Lutheran Church, of Coldwater, Michigan will officiate the service.

Burial of Ashes: Oakwood Cemetery March 6, 2020 9:30 am.  

Obituaries

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Saline Salutes committee has invited the City of Saline Youth Council to organize and promote the annual “Youth of the Year Award”. This prestigious award recognizes a Saline Area School District resident in grades 7-12 who has made a positive impact in the community in 2019. The Youth of the Year will be honored at the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Saline Salutes awards ceremony in March, 2020. Ceremony date and location will be determined soon.

Community

Here are the calls for service for the Saline Area Fire Department, Feb. 19, 2020.

  • 7:36 a.m., medical 400 block of Maple Road, City of Saline
  • 8:07 a.m., medical, 6200 block of Lodi Lane, Lodi Township.
  • 1:03 p.m., medical, 800 block of Valley Circle Drive, City of Saline.
  • 3:50 p.m., motor vehicle crash, Michigan Avenue and Industrial Drive, City of Saline.
  • 11:59 p.m., medical. Linden Square assisted living, City of Saline.
Police & Fire
An Evening with Mitch Album

The ChadTough Foundation is honored to host “An Evening with Mitch Albom,” sponsored by Bill Crispin Chevrolet. The event will take place Monday, February 24th at the Saline Middle School Auditorium. The best-selling author will be promoting his latest book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. With this book, the author of Tuesdays With Morrie returns to nonfiction for the first time in over a decade to celebrate Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.

Community News

Wednesday, 2020 Feb 19th

The Pineapple House in downtown Saline is closing its doors, owner Joy Ely announced on the business website.

Ely plans to reopen the store, located on the northeast corner of Ann Arbor Street, on March second for a closing sale.

Ely said she plans to continue her interior design business and sell home decor products through social media, a new website, events and markets.

"It's been an unforgettable experience serving you in my beloved shop. I sincerely want to thank you for supporting Pineapple House and for being so important to me," Ely said.

Downtown Saline

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