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Wednesday, 2018 Jan 03rd

Saline Area Players announce auditions for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard.  Auditions are on Saturday, January 27 from 10AM-12 noon at Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Rd, Saline.  Callbacks will be Sunday, January 28 from 4:30-6:30.  The show will be performed April 12, 13 & 14.  Actors ages 16+ are encouraged to audition.

Arts & Entertainment

To many Salinians, he’s known as the friendly, lederhosen-clad fellow who greets everyone with a smile or a pretzel at Oktoberfest.

Today, Matthew Schneider was appointed Interim US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Government

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden will hold a “community conversation” from 2-3 p.m., Jan. 5, at Carrigan Café, 107 S. Ann Arbor St.

Schools

With the region in the grips of an icy freeze, the new Saline Chief of Police is asking residents to check on their neighbors.

Weather

A small sewage spill was cleaned up at the River Ridge community Wednesday morning in Saline Township.

Government

Monday, 2018 Jan 01st

Janet Deaton at Best Western Premier in Southfield Michigan

As we all know, the new Saline hotel will be a Best Western Premier. A lot has been written about the process of getting all sorts of ducks in a row to begin construction.

But I haven't seen anyone describe what it felt like to spend the night as a guest at one of these prestige properties. So I booked a room at the Best Western Premier in Southfield — at my own expense. During the holidays, I stayed there with my husband, Dell.

Here's what that experience was like for us.

Opinions

Sunday, 2017 Dec 31st

32-year-old Desten Houge, of Ypsilanti, was killed in a head-on collision on Michigan Avenue Saturday evening.

Police & Fire

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by family, Lewis S. Ellis Jr. left this life to join the family and friends that went before him.

Lewis was born on November 11, 1946 to Elaine and Lewis S. Ellis Sr. From November 1963 to February 1968 he honorably served in the U.S. Navy. In 1970, he joined the Ford Team, retiring as a supervisor after 30 years. In retirement he worked as a security guard at Lewis Jewelers.

Obituaries

Jeanne Patricia Buckley Learman, 73,  of Saline, lived an uncommonly purpose-driven and meaningful life, a life of selfless service, generosity of spirit, a tireless work ethic, loving dedication to family and friends, and a seemingly endless supply of energy for fun, all with a twinkle in her smiling Irish eyes. She died peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and determined, well-fought battle with cancer. 

Obituaries
The Saline Post "Sports" Forum added its tenth new topic this past week.

Appropriate to the last day of 2017, here's a look at the articles and Forum topics that garnered the most reader input during this past week on The Saline Post.

Topping the articles list, Tran Longmoore's annual production featuring local talent in collaboration to sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

"Health Wise: Soaring through the Holidays in Gratitude" came in second.

Community

Saturday, 2017 Dec 30th

One person was killed in a head-on collision on Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township Saturday evening.

The crash occurred just west of the entrance to Warner Creek subdivision, or a couple hundred yards west of the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety.

Pittsfield Police Lt. Sean McCormick confirmed a fatality in a head-on collision but otherwise declined to comment on the incident.

Police & Fire

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory which will be in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to fall between zero and 10 degrees below zero. Wind chills are expected to fall to as low as -15.

The cold wind chill can cause frost bite in as little as 15 minutes, according to the NWS.

People outdoors are advised to cover their skin and to wear a hat and gloves.

Weather

Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one more day for some City of Saline residents.

The following message is from City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell

Government

Friday, 2017 Dec 29th

Waste Management was not able to complete regular trash and recycling pickup in the City of Saline today due to extremely heavy volumes and the onset of bad weather, according to City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell. 

Waste Management will return on Saturday, Dec. 30 to complete Friday's pickup and Saturday’s pickup as well. 

Please contact the non-emergency Saline police dispatch number at 429-7911 with questions/comments. 

 

Government
Salt Valley Arts offers a number of art classes for any skill level

January is known as a time of restarts, renewals, and resolutions, and setting goals that we sometimes forget by the beginning of spring.  A new year is a good time to challenge ourselves to try something new, or return to something we haven’t tried in a while.  This year, why not dust off those art supplies, or order some new ones, and take an art class?  Good news, you don’t have to go very far to find one.

Arts & Entertainment

The Washtenaw Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing a complaint against a Britton man accused of pointing a handgun at a Saline man Dec. 26.

On Dec. 26, a 31-year-old Saline man called police to complain that 24-year-old Britton man pointed a handgun at him during an altercation near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Sage Court (located off Industrial Drive).

Police & Fire

Kenneth George Feldkamp, of Clinton, age 64, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at his home. 

Kenneth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 10, 1953 to the late Milton and Margaret (Finkbeiner) Feldkamp. 

Ken married Nancy Haynes on July 22, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Obituaries

Thursday, 2017 Dec 28th

 

Holidays bring back refreshing memories from the past. Times that we have spent with our loved ones, memories of delicious meals cooked together, and the never-ending midnight conversations that we have after reuniting with a long lost friend.

 

Health

Celebrate and bid farewell to 2017 this New Year’s Eve at Salt Springs Brewery! Come and enjoy an amazing spread of food along with the area’s tastiest craft beers….and a few special releases.  Music, along with all of the NYE party favors will fill the air as we eat, dance and sip our way to 2018.

When: 8pm to 1am
What’s included:

Food, Drinks & Fun

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