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Wednesday, 2019 Aug 21st

Do you want to transform yard debris and kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich, natural soil amendment? Identify your own soil profile? Learn hot composting techniques? Create low-maintenance, low-waste yards? Tour large- and small-scale compost operations? Know how to compost with red worms? Make compost teas? Use cover crops, green manures and living mulch? These topics--and more--are offered by a range of presenters. Michigan Master Composter certification is available for students who pass the take-home exam and complete at least 10 volunteer hours in the community.


Have you recently moved into Saline or have you found yourself with extra time on your hands? Would you like to find out about volunteer opportunities within our community?

A Volunteer Fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Saline Rec Center,1866 Woodland Drive.

The City of Saline will also be collecting donations for Saline Area Social Services.  Items needed are: laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper and tissues.

This is a great time to speak with the organizers to learn more about all the great events in our community.


There is another blood drive,  this Friday at Saline Area Senior Center. You can register through Michigan Blood online, call us to schedule, or simply walk in.

Friday, August 23


7190 N. Maple Rd.


We are attached to the middle school, located next to the transportation department.

Residents of the Saline Area School District were some of the most generous blood donors in Southeast Michigan during the 2018-2019 school year.

In total, blood drives at Saline High School garnered 252 units of blood during that period of time, due in part to incredibly successful blood drives throughout the year. During the school year, when blood drives attract more people, they raised an average of 60 units per drive.


The Saline football program continued to tune up for the fall season with a scrimmage against Birmingham Groves Tuesday.


Tuesday, 2019 Aug 20th

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, James Bond 007 went all in playing Texas Hold ‘em in Casino Royale.  He won at craps in Diamonds are Forever. His game was blackjack in License to Kill and there’s even a James Bond strategy for roulette (bet $140 on high numbers (19-36), $50 on six numbers 13-18 and $10 on zero as an insurance).

Food, Drinks & Fun

Ruth B. Lange, age 92 of Saline, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Ruth was born on November 8, 1926 to Leslie and Ivy (Taylor) Hammons in Ohio County, KY.

On December 26, 1946 she married Vernie C. Drake and they brought three children (Donald, Sue and Beverly) into this world.


Monday, 2019 Aug 19th

About $20,000 in property was reportedly stolen from a tattoo shop on West Michigan Avenue sometime July 29-30. The owner returned to the parlor and found drawers left open at workstation throughout the business. Closet doors were left open and items on the shelves were scattered all over the floor.

Police & Fire

August 23rd is the deadline to register for participating in the 2019 Saline Community Fair Talent Show, “Saline’s Got Talent”. This annual talent show will be held on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. at the Saline Community Fair located at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. The contest is open to all ages, adult (18 years & up) and youth (up to 17 years). However, performers who have been paid for a performance are not eligible for this contest.


On Sunday, the Washtenaw County Road Commission re-opened Textile Road between Campbell Road and Michigan Avenue (US-12) in Pittsfield Township.


Saturday, 2019 Aug 17th

Anyone interested is invited to enter exhibits at the Saline Community Fair and now is the time to put the finishing touches on those items. There are more than 1,000 classes for participants of all ages - why not get that photo printed off, enter some vegetables or flowers, do some baking or canning, finish up that artwork, a fine arts project, or a barn quilt just to mention a few.


Saline Parks and Recreation hosted their final Movie in the Park and Family Camp-out of the summer Friday at Mill Pond Park.

Local families took advantage of beautiful weather. From the grassy hill by the entrance of the park, well over a 100 people watched The Greatest Showman on the inflatable screen.


Saline cross country runners put their summer training to the test at the annual three-mile time trial Friday afternoon.

Junior Emmett Berryhill was the fastest Hornet, finishing in 15:30 – more than a minute faster than his time last year.


Friday, 2019 Aug 16th

A big Thank You goes out to all who supported our annual Donation Sale last Saturday!  We received so many donations of fabric, kits, craft supplies and books, that we had to rent tables to hold it all!  By the end of the day we had received $5470 that was given to the Saline Area Social Services to help kids buy new shoes and clothes for school.  There was enough left over to go toward the Scholarship Fund that gives the kids the chance to join after school activities such as music and sports.  The beautiful Crazy Quilt brought in another $800 that also went to the Scho

Saturday Aug 17th is art day at the Farmers Market! Stop by and check out Dandylion Design and try out her pottery wheel! There will also be a drawing class with local Artist Keith McGuire (8-10:30a) and Free face painting from Creation Highway LLC! This is event isn’t just for kids, but adults too!


•Shoreline Wild Salmon- is returning for the season, find them on the 3rd Saturday’s of the month with fresh caught Alaskan Salmon


Downtown Saline

Thursday, 2019 Aug 15th

Thursday evening's Saline Athletics Pep Rally, scheduled for 6 p.m. at Henne Field, has been cancelled due to weather. 

This is the second straight year the event has been scratched due to the weather.


The administrative leadership of Saline Area School district will remain with Scot Graden's hand at the wheel after a unanimous Board of Education vote to keep him aboard until June 30, 2024.