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Thursday, 2018 May 17th

Saline Area Social Services will be the benefactor of Meijer’s Simply Give initiative June 1, when donations by customers at the Ann Arbor-Saline Road store will be double matched by the company.

A gift of $100 would end up being $300, for example, and is provided to SASS in the form of gift cards that can be used to purchase food all year. The program allows for up to $25,000 in contributions per pantry.

Community

After a week like this one, who doesn’t want a reason to get out and have some fun?  Luckily, Saline will be buzzing with activity all weekend long.  Check out this weekend’s highlights from our Community Calendar!

Community

 

Saline High School finished 9th in Michigan at Science Olympiad State Competition, held this year at Michigan State University. The team won 9 medals in 23 events. There are nearly 200 teams in Michigan, 60 qualify for the state tournament. State Champion Northville and Runner up Grand Haven return to the National Championship in Colorado later in May.

Schools

Dining options have been limited in the City of Saline thanks to Wednesday’s water main break, loss of water service and the resulting boil water advisory that’s expected to be in place until at least 2 p.m. Friday.

On Wednesday, with no water, many restaurants simply closed for the day. Among them were Mark’s Coney Island, Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Brecon Grille, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, and Smokehouse 52. Some restaurants opened – with some with limited menus. They included Salt Springs Brewery, Matty J’s Bakery and Café, Carrigan Café, McDonald’s and other restaurants

Business

Wednesday, 2018 May 16th

About 17 hours after they began working on it, the Saline Department of Public Works crew has repaired the broken water main at the corner of Maple Road and Michigan Avenue, according to DPW Director Jeff Fordice.

Government

The 57th annual Saline Spring Arts Festival opened on May 11 with students who came to proudly show off their talents to family and friends.

Schools

Water pressure is beginning to return to some neighborhoods in the City of Saline, but a boil water alert remains in effect.

Residents throughout the City of Saline were without water this morning after a water main break at Maple Road and Michigan Avenue. City-wide water pressure is expected to be restored to regular levels by 4 p.m. at the latest, except in areas close to the main break. 

Schools in the City of Saline remained open and are using buses to shuttle students to Saline High School to use bathrooms.

Government

On Tuesday, May 15, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) has closed Bethel Church Roadbetween Alber Road and Grass Road in Lodi Township due to flooding. The road will remain closed to the traveling public until further notice.

Three residents have pulled petitions to run for Saline City Council, and incumbent Brian Marl has pulled the petition to run for mayor.

The deadline for returning nominating petitions is 4 p.m., Aug. 7.

Incumbents Janet Dillon and Christen Mitchell have pulled their petitions from the city clerk's office. So has city resident Brian Cassise. Cassise bought a home on Amherst Circle in 2016.  In November, voters will elect a Mayor and three members of Saline City Council. 

Elections

The Saline Post daily email newsletter has a few new features starting this morning.

If you scroll down, you'll see our free classified advertisements and, below the daily events, you'll see a new feed of stories and information from Michigan Radio.

We once had our classified ads listed as part of our regular news feed, but we heard complaints from readers and removed the feed. Still, if our readers take the time to post classified ads, we want them to be seen. So you just have to scroll down a little bit to see them. 

Community

Tuesday, 2018 May 15th

Continuing in 2018, we will unite and play against competition from other 
schools in the Wolverine Youth Football League. This program will teach the 
essential football skills in a team setting and serves as the main feeder program 
to the Saline Middle School football teams as well as for the teams at 
Saline High School. Players will learn the offensive and defensive 
systems put in place by our head football coach, Joe Palka.

Monday, 2018 May 14th

The downtown traffic islands installed two years ago during the Michigan Avenue reconstruction project will take on new life this summer, as the city recently approved a request from A&H Lawn Service to voluntarily plant and maintain the incorporated flower beds.

Government

On Saturday, May 12, 67 2nd-5th grade students from Harvest, Pleasant Ridge, Woodland Meadows, and Heritage Elementary competed against more than 2,500 students from 39 elementary schools in the 16th annual Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad at Pioneer High School.

The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is the largest elementary Science Olympiad event in the country and consists of 21 events with topics that included Feathered Friends, Water Rockets, Circuit Wizardry, iCompute, and GENE-ius.

Schools
Sean and Maria Panikkar

A father and daughter from Saline, Sean and Maria Panikkar, are performing in the Michigan Opera Theatre production of “The Summer King” May 12-20 at the Detroit Opera House.

Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, 2018 May 13th

Last week we shared one of the the impacts of Keystone Church (Keystone) and their partnership with Saline Area Social Service through a project at Mill Pond Manor senior apartments called, “The Honey Do” list, which is one of several community outreach events that the church leads each year.

Community

Saturday, 2018 May 12th

On Wednesday May 9th, Lil' SAINTS Preschool invited moms and grandmas to join us for Mother's Day Tea. This is a special day where we honor moms with songs, tea/sandwiches, and a gift their child made.

Saline went into Friday’s SEC Red championship meet at Huron as slight favorites. They left as the undisputed conference champs.

Saline piled up 200.833 points to Pioneer’s 121.833 points to come away with the conference title.

Sports

Friday, 2018 May 11th

Sophomore Lauryn Hunt established herself as the fastest girl in the SEC Red, winning three events at the track and field conference championship Friday at Huron High School. Hunt was one of three SEC champion Hornets. Sloane Pepper was champion in the high jump and Jessi Larson won the 3200 meters.

Sports

A 47-year-old Adrian woman who worked at MMI in Saline confessed to police that she put a tube of laxative into brownies she made for a going-away party for a co-worker. The party was heled May 3. Someone called MMI’s management to warn that the woman used laxatives in the brownies because she didn’t like the departing employee.

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