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Friday, 2019 Sep 27th

The Saline varsity boys soccer team's SEC title hopes suffered a blow with their 2-0 loss to host Pioneer Thursday. 

In conference action, the Hornets suffered their first loss. They also have a tie. The Pioneers also have a loss and a tie.


Alice Abby Goltz of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 93 years of age. Alice was born on May 10, 1926 to the late George and Ernestine Schumm.

Thursday, 2019 Sep 26th

On a desk inside an office on the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Industrial Drive, Marty Carrier picks up an old recipe card. You can still crusted dough on the card, which provides a recipe for the classic Bill Knapp’s chocolate cake. But Carrier doesn't let you take too long a look. He's not swapping recipes.

“It’s the original, old fashioned recipe, made with natural ingredients,” said Carrier, managing partner for Bill Knapp’s LLC. “It’s the same cake people love from the restaurants.”


The ChadTough Foundation truly appreciates the support of the Saline and Pittsfield Township communities, especially for our RunTough for ChadTough 5K and 1M Fun Run!  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closing of the roads around the high school on Saturday morning.  The roads are scheduled to be closed from 8:30 - 10:30am, however we will do our best to try to get them opened as soon as possible once the participants have safely moved beyond the roads.


Carrigan Cafe, located at 101 S. Ann Arbor St., in downtown Saline, is celebrating its 5th anniversary Thursday.

Karen Carrigan, owner of the business, opened her cafe on Sept. 26, 2014, in the space previously occupied by My Favorite Cafe and Sweetwater's Cafe.

Carrigan Cafe will officially celebrate its anniversary next week with a party and a raffle. If you stop in to wish Karen a happy anniversary Thursday, she's serving an organic French dark roast, an organic Mexican light roast and a chocolate raspberry flavored coffee (regular and decaf).

Downtown Saline

A later Sunday evening dinner with her daughter at Brecon Grille put Jenna Saldana over the top in the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce's inaugural scavenger hunt.

Saldana had downloaded the required app and was bound and determined to win the contest. It was a Sunday - the last day of the hunt. And many businesses were closed. Saldana searched the app and saw she could earn 50 points by having dinner at Brecon Grille. So, she and her daughter dined at the eatery at the four corners.

Saldana won by 30 points.


Larry Osterling, after more than seven years away, has returned as executive director of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce. Osterling, who retired from the same position in 2012 after 12 years on the job, replaces John Tripolsky, who resigned after less than 12 months on the job to take a new position.

After 12 years with Osterling in the leadership role, the chamber had gone through three executive directors in less than seven years. Art Trapp, John Olsen and Tripolksy served in the role.


Wednesday, 2019 Sep 25th

Not seeing enough squirrels gathering nuts around your yard? Visit Carrigan Cafe on South Ann Arbor Street between now and the end of the month. Local photographer Corey Seeman is exhibiting a collection of pictures of his furry friends.

Arts & Entertainment

ANN ARBOR - Saline's varsity boys soccer team picked up a critical victory on the road at Ann Arbor Skyline Tuesday night.

Brayden Stavros and Rhitom Sen scored as Saline defeated Skyline, 2-1.

Stavros' second goal in as many games gave Saline a 1-0 lead in the first half. After Skyline scored, Sen tallied in the second half to put the Hornets up for good.

Saline improved to 9-1-4 overall and remained unbeaten in the SEC Red. The first place Hornets are now in control of their own destiny. They'll face a tough Pioneer team on the road Thursday.



Beating Bedford always brings smiles to the girls on the Saline volleyball team. The Hornets defeated the Kicking Mules in straight sets, Tuesday, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-0, in a match played at Saline High School. The Hornets previously bested

Saline is 6-1-0 in the SEC Red, with their loss coming to Skyline. The Hornets face the Eagles at Skyline Oct. 22.


Shopping at Busch's today, I noted they didn't have Espresso Royale, the brand I like. It got me wondering, what brand of coffee to Saline residents recommend at their local grocery store? 

Dark Roast recommendations preferred!


Halloween isn't complete without jack-o'-lanterns, and jack-o'-lanterns can't be made without pumpkins. Plenty of people are familiar with pumpkins thanks to their connection to Halloween and, of course, pumpkin pie, but few may know some of the more interesting aspects of this Halloween staple.

Tuesday, 2019 Sep 24th

While fire can provide warmth and safety, it also can cause immediate and significant damage that can uproot lives and devastate homes. Because fire is such a formidable foe, it's imperative that people from all walks of life have a fire safety plan.

Police & Fire

Saline Area Players has selected a talented cast for their upcoming holiday show “A Fairytale Christmas Carol.” Congratulations to the following thespians:



Gary Glover: OLD KING COLE

Ignatius Gregor: TWIG​

Mattheas Gregor: LITTLE WOLF




Rich Hamann: JACK

Sarah Hamann: QUEEN OF HEARTS​

Charissa Kofahl​: MOTHER GOOSE

Mackenna Kofahl: MERIWETHER ​

Organizers of Saline Oktoberfest say the 2019 edition was a resounding success.

The two-day festival drew thousands to downtown Saline.

The final numbers weren't tallied, but officials from Saline Main Street were happy with what they saw.

Downtown Saline

Saline High School graduate Katie Crysler graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State College of Law in May 2019. Crysler graduated from Saline High School in 2012 and De Paul University in 2016. She is now an attorney with the firm Warner, Norcross and Judd in Detroit.



You may be paying too much for your Medicare plan. Or you may want prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) that works better for you. During open enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), you can make changes.


Monday, 2019 Sep 23rd

The ever-popular Rec-On-The-Go youth recreation program needs a new source of funding.

The program came back to Saline parks in the 2018 thanks to a $5,000 grant from Washtenaw County Building Healthy Communities and thanks to donations from Saline resident Diane Mukkala. 

The program reached between 30 and 70 children a day reached 294 children last year, according to Sunshine Lambert, of Saline Parks and Recreation. Lambert estimate those children took more than 4 million steps.

ChadTough: Journey to a Cure

Five years ago, everything changed.  Precious, fun-loving Chad Carr was diagnosed with DIPG on September 23, 2014, during a time when little was known about this devastating, inoperable form of brain cancer. But, by the end of that fateful week, the #ChadTough movement was born, primarily due to the outpouring of support from the Saline community. Now, five years later, because of the overwhelming support of PEOPLE LIKE YOU, we’ve RAISED MORE THAN $9 MILLION for pediatric brain cancer research. That’s a staggering number.


Steve Feldkamp was the winner of the Saline Rotary Club truck raffle. Feldkamp's raffle ticket was selected Saturday night at Oktoberfest.

He wins a two-year lease of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado four-by-four with a double cab.

Saline Rotary uses the funds from the raffle to fund its initiatives - local and around the world. Initiatives include: