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Sunday, 2019 Dec 01st

With the holidays coming up, and Thanksgiving in particular, many of us are hustling to prepare for family gatherings, planning decorations, meals and schedules. 

It’s so easy to get lost in the rush and preparations and forget the meaning of the holiday - being thankful and giving thanks to those around us! Most of us look forward to the holidays but often, with stressors and rushing around, suddenly the holidays are over and we realize that we didn’t get to truly experience the special moments.


Saturday, 2019 Nov 30th

The more than $800,000 one-time financial shot in the arm for the Saline Area School district from the sale of school property to Speedway was the most glaring difference between the amended 2019-2020 budget and earlier drafts.

The sale fell through due to the buyer being unable to get the zoning for the land at Industrial and Michigan.


Every year since Acoustic Routes was founded in 2013, it has been a tradition for virtuoso guitar and mandolin picker Jason Dennie to assemble a band of friends and close out the year with a night of Americana and hot bluegrass and blues licks. The tradition continues Dec. 21, 8 p.m. at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline.

Arts & Entertainment

Saturday is Small Business Saturday in Saline - and all over America. Small Business Saturday is the decidedly cozier and friendlier version of Black Friday, the frenzied start to the American big-box business Christmas shopping season.

There are plenty of reasons to shop local this holiday season. Every time consumers visit local coffee shops to sip a latte, buy a handbag at a boutique or patronize the farmer's market at Liberty School, they are supporting a small business.

Downtown Saline

Holy Faith Church hosts its annual Christmas Crèche Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7.

The church is located at 6299 Saline-Ann Arbor Road.

The exhibit features 300 nativity scenes from around the world.

Refreshments and Christmas cookies will be served. There are activities for children.

Admission is free.


The Saline High School National Honor Society holds its food drive for Saline Area Social Service Dec. 7. 

Starting at 9 a.m., students will be visiting Saline neighborhoods collecting bags of non-perishable items. The food is used to stock the Saline Area Social Service food pantry.

Saline Area Social Service provides a food pantry and other assistance to Saline area residents with low incomes.


Friday, 2019 Nov 29th

Help Saline Area Social Service provide meal baskets to all of their clients by sponsoring a meal basket for one of their 150 families. An estimated donation is $50-80 per meal and a suggested menu will be provided. Sponsors are responsible for purchasing and assembling a basket of food. Sign-up is now through December 5.

Completed baskets will be accepted on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.  at First Assembly of God Church.


Saline firefighters quickly knocked down an early morning fire in an attached garage Friday.

Around 3:30 a.m., the Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to the 4300 block of Maple Road for a structure fire. A family living in the residence was awoken by a smoke detector. Smelling smoke, they safely evacuated the home, according to Lt. Brandon Sears.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the eaves of the attached garage.

Firefighters found a small fire in the garage.

Police & Fire

The CP Holiday Train is expected to run through Milan Saturday evening.

Dressed in Christmas and winter decorations, the illuminated train is expected to leave Windsor, Ont., around 6:30 p.m. The train will traverse a tunnel under the Detroit River, enter the United States, and travel through Wayne County before it runs through Milan in the southeast corner of Washtenaw County on its way to Chicago.

Last year, the train roared through Milan shortly after 11 p.m.


The Saline Post hopes you enjoyed Thanksgiving. With the turkey feast now in the rearview mirror, we're in the home stretch to Christmas.

Here's a video of a festive home on West Bennett Street in Saline.

Tell us who else has a home we should see.

Community News

In the annual Thanksgiving Eve rivalry game between Saline and Pioneer, the Pioneers were thankful for goalie Michael Leighton’s spot-on impersonation of a brick wall.

The Hornets fired 53 shots on Leighton but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Pioneer scored the game’s only goal when Sean Fitzgerald’s screen shot beat Griffin Granica on the powerplay in the second period.


Tuesday, 2019 Nov 26th

Over the course of nine years of scouting, starting as a Boy Scout at eight years old, Nick McManana has been instilled with a simple idea.

"The lesson that I have learned is that volunteering and giving back to the community is something that I want as a part of my life," he humbly shared with the SAS Board of Education last night.

Now as an Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Saline High School, McManana is pursuing that idea through his Eagle Scout project, which is intended to provide an opportunity for fun on school grounds for a range of folks.


At the beginning of the swim and dive season, not many prognosticators had Saline winning the SEC and earning a trophy at the state meet.

But that’s exactly what they did.

A couple of weeks after winning the SEC Red meet, Saline went to Holland and took third place at the MHSAA Division 1 meet.


Two Saline residents were airlifted to hospital after a crash in Pennsylvania on Nov. 15.

According to the Lock Haven Express, Lorraine Thompson, 63, was driving a 2009 Hyundai Sonata west on I-80 when a deer entered the road and was struck by the vehicle. The deer shattered the windshield and struck the passenger, Gerald Roston, 58. The vehicle then drifted into a Freightliner Cascada, which was stopped when a driver witnessed the crash and stopped to help.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2019 Nov 25th

Norman Jude Gladych, 82, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on November 23, 2019 with family by his side. 

Norman was born in Detroit on April 22, 1937 to the late Albert J. Gladych and Helen (Glanc) Gladych.  

If you are interested in a fun, upbeat dance cardio workout - you should come try a FREE class at Jazzercise of Saline! We are located near Emagine on MI Ave, here is a link to our website https://www.jazzercise.com/location/jazzercise-saline-fitness-center-17486 If you are interested, send me, Rhonda, and email at [email protected] and we can get you set up for the best hour of your life! Hope to hear from you soon!


Friday, 2019 Nov 22nd

Saline battled back from a 4-2 deficit but couldn't capitalize on a late 5-on-3 and then gave up a goal in the last minute of the third period as Plymouth spoiled opening night at the Ice Cube.

Connor Wright scored two goals and had an assist for Saline, who also got goals from Joe Raupp and Keegan Bunting.

Plymouth's Brendan Allen scored three goals, including the game-winner with 57.9 seconds left in a penalty-filled game. The Hornets were called for seven penalties. The Wildcats were assessed seven minor penalties and one 10-minute misconduct.


Saline's girls swim and dive team posted strong results on day one of the MHSAA Division 1 finals at Holland Aquatic Center Friday.

Using unofficial scoring based on the preliminary round results, Saline sits in third place. Pioneer sits in second place, looking to make up about 20 points on Farmington Hills Mercy when the meet resumes Saturday.

Saline put girls through to championship day 18 times. Only Pioneer (19) and Mercy (24) bested Saline in that regard.


Kathy Jean Keeping, our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, sister, wife and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 after a brief illness at 66 years of age.