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Wednesday, 2019 May 15th

You never know what you’re going to see on the job when you punch in for your shift at the Saline Police Department.

Police & Fire
Nearly 300 Incredible Items!

Play Fortnite with the newest New England Patriot, Chase Winovich.  Spend a week in the Harbaugh's California home.  Hang out with your favorite University of Michigan coach.  Become the honorary mayor of Hell, Michigan for a day.  Host a party at Saline's own Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack.  Nearly 300 incredible auction items available to the public.  Proceeds will go toward pediatric brain cancer research.  Auction closes this Saturday, May 18th at 9:00PM.  Check it out at www.chadtough.org/auction!

Community

Acoustic Routes and Saline's Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., are hosting the acclaimed Irish fiddler Kevin Burke for a rare solo concert on Saturday, May 18.  

Arts & Entertainment

Tuesday, 2019 May 14th

In 2013, a $75,000 grant from the Foundation for Saline Area Schools helped kickstart new Spanish language curriculum in Saline’s elementary schools.

At the time, the district was eager to introduce world languages to elementary school kids and hoped to produce graduates were globally aware. The district chose Spanish over Mandarin Chinese, French and German after surveying 1,100 residents.

Schools

The Saline High School Trapshooting team is in the midst of its first official season. 

The Hornets have 17 shooters on the team. Some are experienced, with as many as five years experience. Others are using a trap gun for the first time.

The team practices every Tuesday and has virtual meets every Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tri County Sportsmen’s League on Moon Road. The Hornets are currently ranked 4th in our region.

Sports

Andelina Farms, a proposed 280-unit development of single-family homes and condos that will be built over three phases near Michigan and Austin Road, cleared another hurdle at the Saline Township Board meeting Monday night.

Government

On Saturday, May 11, 53 2nd-5th grade students from Harvest Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Woodland Meadows Elementary, and Heritage School competed against more than 2,000 students from 39 different elementary schools in the 17th Annual Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad at Pioneer High School.

The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is the largest elementary Science Olympiad event in the country consisting of 21 events with topics including Feathered Friends, Estimania, Circuit Wizardry, iCompute, and GENE-ius.

Schools

Two people, including an alleged hit and run driver, were sent to hospital after a two crashes in downtown Saline early Monday evening.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2019 May 13th

Last week was a big week for the Saline Hornets. And this one could be, too.

Sports

The Saline girls water polo team advanced to the district championship before falling to Skyline.

Sports

Saline swept a doubleheader from Dexter to improve to 20-3 and extend its win streak to 14 games.

Sports

Sunday, 2019 May 12th

Volunteer at the Saline Celtic Festival, July 12-13 in Mill Pond Park—and get a free pass!

There are plenty of opportunities to pitch in during the days leading to the SCF and at the Festival itself.

Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, 2019 May 11th

Two Saline High School seniors have earned the National Merit Scholarship.

Schools

Saline's all-around depth ruled the day as the Hornets captured their ninth straight SEC Red boys track and field title at Monroe Friday.

Saline entered the event in the driver's seat, having won each of their SEC dual meets. And then they took first in the SEC meet to seal the deal. Saline finished with 143.5 points - 10.5 better than second place Huron. Pioneer, 104, Bedford, 103, Skyline, 85.5, and Monroe completed the standings.

The Hornets won without winning a single individual event on the track - and despite a disqualification in the 400 relay.

Sports

Saline junior Lauryn Hunt won the 200 and 400-meter races to help the Hornets to a second place finish at the SEC Red meet held at Monroe High School Friday.

Saline finished with 132 points. Pioneer won with 170 points. Skyline was right behind Saline at 130 points. Bedford, 60.5, Huron, 53, and Monroe, 51.5, made up the rest of the scoring.

Hunt wasn't Saline's only winner. Greta Downey won the long jump by leaping 16-9.5 - nine and a half inches better than the second place finisher from Bedford.

Sports

Saline Area Players invites middle and high school students to a weeklong introduction to Shakespeare, culminating with a performance of a short, fun, adaptive version for kids of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on June 22 for family and friends. In addition to the background on Shakespeare and the play, they will work on: stage presence and posture, voice projection and diction, expression and delivery of lines, basic stage directions, character development, and other aspects that go into making a quality production.

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, 2019 May 10th

The Saline baseball community is rallying of Dave Sontag, the coach who helped finally bring a state championship to the Hornets.

Sports

Test drive a new Ford from Briarwood Ford Saturday at Harvest Elementary School and you can help raise up to $8,000 for Saline Area Schools music programs.

Schools

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast-casual cafe, is a fast-growing chain that has plans to open in the Saline area.

The drive-through restaurant will open at 6983 E. Michigan Ave., in Pittsfield Township, just east of Moon Road, in the former Bank of America location.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and smoothies.

Business

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