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Monday, 2017 Nov 20th

The developers behind the Saline hotel project are pushing to break ground by the end of the year.

At last Monday’s meeting Saline City Council approved two hotel-related items. Council voted 6-0 to approve a special land use to allow the developers to build a three-story, 43-foot-tall hotel. Council also voted 6-0 to allow a hotel in a SPA-1 (special planning area) zone.


A 66-year-old Pittsfield Township man called 911 to report he’d just strangled his wife to death Sunday morning, according to a news release issued by the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety.

The victim was identified as Marcia Neigebauer, 63.

The couple lived on the 5800 block of Plum Hollow Drive, located off Michigan Avenue between Platt and US-23.

According to police the suspect remained at the home until he was taken into custody pending arraignment.

Pittsfield Police continues to investigate.

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Sunday, 2017 Nov 19th

At holiday time, Kara Cardella has been an invaluable member of the Saline Area Players.  This year, SAP will present Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story, which is the 9th annual Christmas show that Saline Area Players has presented, on the same weekend as SACC’s Christmas Parade. These shows are well-attended, prove a wonderful family activity, and are at a great bargain at $5 a ticket.

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Saturday, 2017 Nov 18th

I hope the adult ADHD tips and tricks in my last article ("ADHD Life Hacks") were useful to you! This week I have some more life hacks to share with you. But first, let’s talk about a term used often in relation to ADHD - Executive Function.


Friday, 2017 Nov 17th

Saline firefighters are being equipped and trained for the nightmare scenarios that have become all too common in America.

The Saline Area Fire Department recently purchased bullet-proof vests, helmets and emergency medical equipment. Firefighters would use the equipment in an active shooter situation. Half the department has already been trained in active-shooter exercises. More firefighters are being trained Saturday morning at Saline High School.

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Violet Grace Hollister, age 93, of Saline, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

She was born March 3, 1924 in Detroit, the youngest of nine children. At the age of 2 her family moved to Azalia, Mich. On August 26, 1950 she married the late Loran A.C. Hollister in Ann Arbor.


The Lady Hornets put themselves in line for hardware at the MHSAA Division 1 swim and dive finals at Oakland University Friday.

Based on unofficial scoring from Friday’s preliminaries, Mercy will be the favorite to take home the state championship Saturday when competition resumes. Saline is solidly in second place.

Saline couldn’t ask for much more than they got from the girls Friday.


The Holiday Light recycling drop off box has been set up in city hall.   Saline residents have the good fortune of having a place to recycle used, old, burned- out strings of Holiday lights starting on November 18th through January 2018. 

The Saline Environmental Commission for the past three years has set up a clearly-marked and brightly lit drop off box in the front entranceway of Saline City Hall to accept all strings of lights. 

The City of Saline is moving forward with a plan to replace the Peoples Park tennis courts with a parking lot.

Saline City Council voted 5-1 to approve the Parks Commission’s recommendation to build the parking lot and a new tennis court south of the basketball court. Mayor Marl and Councillors Heidi McClelland, Jack Ceo, Dean Girbach and Linda TerHaar voted in favor of the motion. Councillor Janet Dillon voted nay. Councillor Christen Mitchell was absent.


The Saline Rotary Club listened to Chris Wood, Washtenaw County coordinator for The Salvation Army, at Thursday’s meeting at Travis Pointe Country Club.

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London by Methodist preacher William Booth and his wife, Catherine. Wood’s ancestor’s, who were jewelers in London, were curious when they watched the group parading down the street in military-style uniforms, playing music and making noise and eventually, they joined the group.


Gay M. Cleere, age 80, of Saline, MI, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

She was born on March 29, 1937 in Windsor, Ontario, the daughter of Jack and Gladys (DeVille) Partridge. She was married to Gordon Cleere Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1986. 

SHS Drama Club to Perform "Inherit the Wind" this Weekend

While driving to Detroit or taking a train to Chicago or even flying to New York City to see a play or musical may be on a lot of people’s bucket list, enjoying the theater doesn’t have to be such a far-off idea.  Saline has plenty of local talent to enjoy, as is evidenced by Saline High School Drama Club’s upcoming production of Inherit the Wind, a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.  

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Elsie H. Gransden, 77, Dallas, passed away, Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born in Saline, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Marguerite Buehler Burmeister and was a graduate of Saline High School.

Elsie took great pride in decorating her home for the holidays and enjoyed watching her favorite programs, The Golden Girls and The Waltons. Elsie’s love of nature inspired her joy of flowers and birds. Elsie was a self-employed housekeeper for many families for over thirty years.


E. Sandra Hughes, of Cold Spring, KY,  died of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at the age of 74 Nov. 12, 2017. She was born Aug. 1, 1943 to Albert and Lola Glassford, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son Vincent Harris (ALS).

She is survived by her brother Carl Glassford, sons Jeffery and Daniel Harris, grandson Albert, Ronald, Vincent, Peter and Charles Harris.


Thursday, 2017 Nov 16th

The Saline Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault.

According to, the incident occurred on the 300 block of Clark Street at 6:40 p.m., Nov. 9.

Because the police department is still investigating, police are releasing few details.

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The Saline District Library

Kathleen Krone and Kristina Clarke were reappointed to the Saline District Library Board of Trustees for another two-year term during the Nov. 14 meeting of the Saline Area Schools Board of Education meeting. Their new terms will end Nov. 30, 2019. The school board's vote was 6-0 in favor of the reappointments (board president Tim Austin was not present at this meeting).

In other news from the Nov. 14 meeting of the board of education:

Wednesday, 2017 Nov 15th

We’re fast approaching the holiday season, with only a week before the hustle begins.

Our activities are culled from our free community calendar. To post to our community calendar, all you need to do is register (click here), complete the process and then log in and click Post It! in the main menu.

Here are activities to enjoy with friends and family in and around Saline this weekend.

Alvorada and Friends Music at Brewed Awakenings


One Voice Gospel Choir will present a Fall Gospel Concert and Tribute to Veterans on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 7pm, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Saline.   In addition to singing traditional and contemporary gospel music, the group will also be celebrating and recognizing our veterans.   All are invited!   Refreshments will be served following the concert.  One Voice is a non-profit music outreach ministry in it's 27th year of sharing the good news with communities all around the region.


Nathan Bush, the video/photo instructor for Saline High School made a presentation to the Saline Area Schools Board of Education during its Nov. 14 meeting, giving an overview of the video program, including Saline Community Television Network, and highlighting the school's new live video streaming coverage.


Tuesday, 2017 Nov 14th

About 240 visitors listened to patriotic and military songs at The New Horizons Veterans Tribute Concert Sunday afternoon at Saline Middle School.

Led by Conductor Richard Schoenfeldt and Associate Conductor Grant Hoemke, The New Horizons Band performed songs and arrangements such as Proud Heritage, American Flourish, Highlights from the South Pacific, Songs for America, the Battle Cry of Freedom, God Bless America, America the Beautiful and the Marches of the Armed Forces.