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Thursday, 2020 May 07th

The Saline boys' basketball program hosts the Buzz City Can & Bottle Drive May 15-16.

Donations can be dropped off at 224 Wallace Drive, Saline. If these dates are inconvenient, set up pickup time with Luke Fosdick at [email protected].

Sports

Mayor Brian Marl announced at Monday's city council meeting that the Saline Celtic Festival has given up on the original July dates for the annual festival.

City council previously approved Aug. 21-22 as fallback dates - though there's no guarantee it will happen then.

Marl reported the festival's executive committee is discussing plans and determining the feasibility of the festival.

Government

Wednesday, 2020 May 06th

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-76, extending and building upon her earlier executive orders expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Executive Order expedites benefits for tens of thousands of Michiganders who have filed for unemployment benefits by allowing the state to review only an individual’s most recent job separation, which is the cause of the current unemployment, to determine the individual's benefit entitlement. 

Government

Emily Brooke Ruela, of Saline, MI, is among the more than 5,400 candidates for graduation who will be celebrated during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9, 2020.

Ruela, who is a Psychology major, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Liberal Arts.

Schools

Christine Hanna of Saline graduated from Georgia State University during the spring 2020 semester with a Master of Science degree from the university's College of Education & Human Development.

Hanna majored in Instructional Design & Technology.

More than 4,000 students graduated from Georgia State in the spring of 2020, and were honored by the university with a virtual celebration on May 6. Spring 2020 graduates have been invited to return to the university to participate in an in-person, formal commencement when it is safe to do so.

Schools

Someone drove through the construction project at Wagner and Ann Arbor-Saline Road, causing damage and setting back the timetable, according to Lodi Township Clerk Christina Smith.

The driver left marks on new concrete that was poured.

Smith said it happened after 8 p.m., Tuesday night.

A Washtenaw County Road Commission project is adding a center-left-turn lane, a traffic signal and drainage improvements as the road is reconstructed.

The project began March 23 and was expected to take three months.

Government

Six weeks after citing the coronavirus and "stay home' order as the reason to back out of a proposed development and utilities service agreement with M/I Homes of Michigan for Andelina Farms, city council is moving to recommence negotiations.

Government

These days I visit regularly with our area takeout food providers who are managing to stay open.  To some extent, I am also am in contact with non-open food providers and other small business owners - all of whom are hoping to open soon.   There have been encouraging signs lately, but we’re still at least several challenging weeks away!

Community

Tuesday, 2020 May 05th

The Saline community and surrounding areas have supported us for more than 83 years. Thousands of families have put their trust in us to help care for their loved ones over the years. We recognize this and would like to do what we can to give back to the community. We also recognize that during this time, much needed sanitary supplies are especially hard to come by for everyone.

Community

The ChadTough Foundation, with a mission to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on DIPG, announced this week they will host the first ever ChadTough Live: Tougher Together virtual event presented by The M Den.  The event will take place on Sunday, May 17th from 7-9pm EST and can be accessed at ChadTough.org/Live.

Michigan State University Extension is a resource for answering consumer questions regarding food safety. Food Safety Educators will be hosting a live online webinar series focusing on various food preservation topics. Participants are encouraged to ask their questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Food Safety Educators will be available for this session and will provide the most up-to-date research-based information.

May 7, 2020 1-2 p.m. EDT

Agriculture

Robert R. Webster Jr. 97 of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Robert was born on July 19, 1922 in Redford, Michigan to the late Robert R. Webster Sr. and Clara M. (Jefferies) Webster of Redford, MI.

Obituaries

Monday, 2020 May 04th

Hello! We hope you’re doing well and enjoying the spring weather.

This pandemic has changed our world and our understanding of “normal”. From face masks to video calling, things we barely considered before have become a regular part of our lives. While we are getting used to some aspects of the new normal, as the stay-at-home order continues, it’s easy to lose motivation and energy.  

Health

Registration link:  https://bit.ly/35t26Qp

We have taken the same great Mad Science Experience and made it virtual and hands-on! Jr. Scientists will get to connect with their peers and experience a LIVE hands-on workshop conducted by a real Mad Scientist. During our four weekly sessions, kids will be able to connect with their peers and learn about a different scientific topic each week. 

Classes include: Fantastic Flyers, Movie Effects, Watts Up and Super Structures

Schools

Sunday, 2020 May 03rd

With the Saline Farmers Market opening Saturday, Karen Carrigan forecasted a high turnout of customers seeking coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches and more at Carrigan Cafe, her popular cafe in downtown Saline.

She welcomed more customers. But she was also committed to maintaining social distancing and doing her part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Carrigan Cafe allows six customers in the cafe at a time and they must space six feet apart as they await service.

Downtown Saline

Did you notice the colorful hearts decorating the lawn at the Saline Area Fire Department?

They are the work of the Strasser family.

On her Facebook page, Karen Strasser said  the decorations were dedicated to healthcare heroes - the men and women serving on the front lines during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Strassers also placed decorations on the lawn of a local doctor.

Community

Saturday, 2020 May 02nd

Here's welcome news for anyone craving something resembling a return to normal life.

The Saline Farmers Market opens Saturday morning in downtown Saline. The market opens at 8 a.m. and runs until noon in its normal spot - the parking lot accessible by foot from South Ann Arbor Street.

Here are some of the vendors:

Downtown Saline

Friday, 2020 May 01st

Michigan Medicine experts are working to find the right treatments for COVID-19 and Remdesivir shows some promise, says Daniel Kaul, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Michigan Medicine.  In the video linked below, Kaul discusses Remdesivir and other possible COVID-19 treatments. Kaul is also director of Michigan Medicine's Transplant Infectious Disease Service and a professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School.

Health

Today, at a press conference with leaders in health care, business, and labor, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The executive order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors. 

Government

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