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Monday, 2017 Nov 27th

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

Claire Logozzo, the eight-year-old daughter of Bill and Paulina Logozzo, loves learning at Pleasant Ridge Elementary in Saline.

“I love all the fun things we get to do,” she said.

A third grade student taught by Mrs. Welzbacker. Claire is a girl of many interests, so she loves all the “specials” classes.

“Art, Spanish, media, gym and music,” Claire said.

Asked by her mom to pick one, Claire decided to combine two classes into one: Musical media.

Schools

Marlene Johann Corker 85, of Birmingham, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2017 as a resident of the Saline Evangelical Home.

Obituaries

A new-look Saline varsity girls basketball team takes the court Tuesday night when Saline hosts Chelsea to open the 2017-18 season.

New head coach Leigh Ann Roehm has taken over for Jeff Waltz. She’s running a new offense, a new defense and a new press. And she’s doing so with just one returning starter – senior Asia Lindsey.

Where the Hornets finish in the SEC Red and what they might do in the post-season is something Roehm isn’t thinking about these days.

Sports

Saturday, 2017 Nov 25th

QR Codes are available for more information throughout the Rentschler Farm Museum grounds

Have you ever wanted to get just a little more of the history associated with a structure or exhibit you've seen at Rentschler Farm Museum? Wished you could have been around when a Saline Area Historical Society expert was on site to tell the story? Thought it would be nice to share the experience here with others as a taste of the visit you'd like to see them make?

History

Business

Friday, 2017 Nov 24th

City officials hope Jerrod Hart will soon begin his service as Saline’s Chief of Police.

City council voted 5-0 to approve an employment agreement with Hart, who currently serves as Deputy Chief of Novi’s police department.

The agreement will pay Hart $97,160 in annual salary plus fringe benefits. He’ll be paid on a pro-rated basis for the final six months and change of the 2017-18 fiscal year and then receive the same salary the next year, according to City Manager Todd Campbell.

Government

The Saline Farmers Market will be open from 9am to 12pm tomorrow.  It is small business Saturday tomorrow, come and support all of your local farmers.  We have a wide selection of items to pick from.  Stop in and do your weekly grocery shopping and look for gifts at the same time.  Our vendors would love to discuss ways to use their fruits and vegetables in dishes.  We have many baked goods that you can pick up ready to eat, which can make things a bit easier.  While walking through, you might find the perfect gift for your family and friends.  We acc

Family

Thursday, 2017 Nov 23rd

Happy Holidays to everyone from the Saline’s Environmental Commission!  This is the time of year for consciously planning environmentally friendly selections of gift wrapping and decorating.

Keep in mind when shopping for gift wrapping that tissue paper, ribbons, bows, and foil wrapping paper are not considered recyclable and not to be placed our curbside bins in Saline.  Think re-use as an alternative and save these bows, ribbons for use next year. 

Be Green
D2 Enterprises 1960 Ford Falcon in 1983 Saline Christmas Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has nothing on us!

With Saline's Christmas Parade just over a week away, today we are remembering that event from the eighth time it was held — in 1983.

History

Brendan Murphy scored two gaols and assisted on another as Saline defeated Pioneer, 5-3, in the annual Thanksgiving Eve contest between the hockey rivals.

Murphy went coast-to-coast and skated through the entire Pioneer team before deking the goalie and depositing the puck in the net to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead just 1:06 into the game.  Saline built a 5-0 lead before allowing three goals in the game’s final seven minutes.

Sports

Wednesday, 2017 Nov 22nd

The Saline Rec Center is considering a proposal to raise membership fees by 10 percent while increasing program offerings.

Carla Scruggs, Director of Saline Parks and Recreation, presented the proposal to Saline City Council during a work session prior to Monday’s regular meeting.

Government

Tuesday, 2017 Nov 21st

The entire class of first graders met volunteers from The Generosity Project in the Pleasant Ridge Elementary cafeteria from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 21 for a service project to benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

Over the previous three weeks, first-graders and their parents collected food, dog toys, and other pet supplies for donation to HSHV. They also read a book about generosity and had a lesson on the concept of being generous to those in need.

Schools
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Potato Chip Challenge

Pleasant Ridge Elementary School third-graders participated in a cross-curriculum Potato Chip Challenge Nov. 21.

Schools

The eyesore on South Monroe Street should soon be demolished, according to developer Damien Farrell, who bought the house and surrounding property to build housing.

The Fairdene development has been at a standstill since the manufacturer of prefabricated modules comprising the condominiums went out of business.

“I’ve been through the wringer,” Farrell told Saline City Council Monday. “I’m feeling the pressure.”

Government

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