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Monday, 2019 Oct 07th

Michigan’s Saline Area Schools  today announced a new multiyear partnership with Discovery Education focused on helping district students build proficiency in the “4C” (Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving) skills needed for post-graduate success.  Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

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TEMPERANCE -- Larry Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and Noah Nelson picked off two passes in the fourth quarter as Saline defeated Bedford, 24-21, to improve to 3-0 in the SEC Red and 5-1, overall. It was Saline’s 31st straight win in SEC Red action.

Sports

Sunday, 2019 Oct 06th

The free show & sale will begin on Friday, November 8th, at Schmidt’s Antiques Inc’s Michigan Art Gallery, and will include over 20 never before seen works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004) - A founder of what became American Abstract Expressionism.

Please join us in an Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Opening Weekend continues through Saturday, November 9th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 10th 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

Sophie Wood shot 102 to earn All-Conference honors as the SEC Championship was held at Rustic Glenn last week.

Saline shot 409 to finish fourth in team scoring.

Wood was one of three Hornets to shoot 102, along with Izzy Chehadi and Brittany Roberts. Katie Sloan was right behind them at 103.

Sam Richardson and Ava Hoffman also golfed for the Hornets.

The Saline Area Historical Society invites you to Harvest Time at the Farm, from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Rentschler Farm Museum, located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.

The annual event features all of the traditional activities, including old-time children's games, wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more.

Guests are invited to tour the farm museum, barns, gift shop and gardens. People can also visit the farm's animals - including chickens, sheep and a calf.

There will also be antique tractors, crafters and demonstrations.

History

The Rotary Club of Saline presents the 2019 Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Oakwood Cemetery is located at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue

Tickets for the event are $12. Children 12 and under have free admission. The event was originally scheduled for last week but postponed due to rain.

Guests will tour the cemetery and stop at gravestones where actors and volunteers will portray people interred at the city-owned cemetery.

Among those residents profiled this year are:

History

Saturday, 2019 Oct 05th

Fiber Expo aims to bring natural materials and fibers into the hands of people, To spread knowledge of growing and working with natural fibers, To create, to design, to build a product that is both useful and beautiful, To find fulfillment in merging with products of the land, joining together people and nature in a harmonious whole.

More than 65 exhibitors are expected.

It takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.

Community

Saline Kiwanis presents Win Big for Kids - a prime rib dinner and reverse raffle, from 5 to 9 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Saline American Legion, 320 W. Michigan Avenue.

The annual event raises money in support of several youth initiatives in the Saline area, including scholarships, youth baseball and softball, scouting activities, dictionaries for third grade students, Kids Against Hunger, sending kids to camp and more.

There will be 140 tickets sold. The top prize in the reverse raffle is $2500. The winner does not have to be present. There is also a silent auction.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Friday, 2019 Oct 04th

It's starting to feel like fall. But the temperatures are still warm, so this weekend will be a great time do things around town. Here's a look at some of the events from our community calendar. To add events to our calendar, register for free by clicking here.

Torwood Community Garage Sale

Saline defeated a couple of SEC White opponents in a tri-meet Thursday at Saline High School.

The Hornets defeated Tecumseh, 130-55, and Pinckney, 152-30. Saline went three-for-three in the relay events to propel the team to victory.

The night began with Kiersten Russell, Emma Loveland, Samantha Graden and Caroline Klein winning the 200-medley relay in 1:52.4. Allison Snyder-Ploutz, Madison Miller, Courtney Marsh and Megan Socha finished third in 1:55.97.

Sports

Thursday, 2019 Oct 03rd

Saline’s varsity field hockey team is regular season co-champion of the Michigan High School Field Hockey Associations Division 1. Saline and Pioneer tied, 2-2, on a rainy senior night at Hornet Stadium.

Saline and Dexter finished with identical 5-0-2 records to finish with 12 points. Pioneer was 5-1-1 to finish with 11 points.

The Saline Area Historical Society invites you to Harvest Time at the Farm, from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Rentschler Farm Museum, located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.

The annual event features all of the traditional activities, including old-time children's games, wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more.

Guests are invited to tour the farm museum, barns, gift shop and gardens. People can also visit the farm's animals - including chickens, sheep and a calf.

There will also be antique tractors, crafters and demonstrations.

Family

The strategic framework will meet six to seven times between now and May to review and update a document that guides the district's decision making.

Schools

Wednesday, 2019 Oct 02nd

Michigan's fourth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Calhoun County resident, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

Due to the ongoing risk, the state is recommending continued public health interventions to combat this disease.

Health

The Saline Township Planning Commission had a light agenda at their twenty-five (25) minute meeting Tuesday evening at the Township Hall.

Government

Police are still investigating the crash that killed Charles Arquette, a 75-year-old resident of Carleton, Mich., in Lodi Township Oct. 1.

Arquette was northbound on Ann Arbor-Saline Road on his motorcycle when he crashed in the roundabout at Textile Road. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency personnel could not revive the man. Saline firefighters and Huron Valley Ambulance EMTs were also on the scene.

The crash occurred around noon. The road was closed until 2:30 p.m. as police investigated the crash.

Police & Fire

Jack Ceo, Saline City Council member and Chair of the Medical Marijuana Task Force, announced the City will host a public meeting to discuss Medical Marijuana.   

"Medical marijuana, and marijuana more broadly, are timely and relevant topics," stated Mayor Brian Marl, "Our Medical Marijuana Work-group has spent several months vetting and evaluating this issue, and at this point, we are eager to hear the thoughts of the residents we represent. All interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend our upcoming forum, scheduled for next Thursday."

Government

 A small portion of northern Washtenaw County may receive aerial treatment tonight to control for mosquitoes that carry deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE. The Washtenaw County zone will only be sprayed tonight if, due to weather, it is not possible to spray the areas in southwest Michigan prioritized for treatment tonight. All aerial treatment will begin at dusk and conclude by 4:30 am.

Health

Kevin Camero-Sulak, candidate for Saline City Council, isn’t barnstorming around the community, promising big changes and reforms for the city.

Far from it.

Over coffee, during an interview at Carrigan Cafe, the husband and father of two speaks in measured tones, choosing words carefully as he talks about issues often stoke the passions of Saline residents.

Take the issue of growth. Camero-Sulak doesn’t proclaim to be pro-growth or anti-growth.

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