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Monday, 2017 Jun 26th

Stone Clover will perform at the Saline Celtic Festival

Stone Clover, CrossBow, Steel City Rovers, and Brother Crowe are headliners at the Saline Celtic Festival, Saturday, July 15 at Mill Pond Park in Saline.

“This is Stone Clover’s first year performing at the festival, and they are happy to be part of the festivities,” says spokesperson Sara Astley. “What you can expect is their very own unique sound, ‘Paddy Slag,’ a spin on the Irish Punk genre. Stone Clover is ecstatic to show Saline an awesome time!”

Sunday, 2017 Jun 25th

A 31-year-old West Bloomfield man was seriously injured when he crashed his vehicle into vehicles parked at the LaFontaine dealership on the west side of town early Sunday morning.

At 2:12 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of the dealership for a reported crash. When they arrived they found a vehicle overturned in the parking lot, according to Sgt. Jay Basso.

Police & Fire

Saturday, 2017 Jun 24th

The Saline Connecting program is one of a kind.

Connecting is a class at Saline High School taught by teacher Patricia Fair. In the class, students are assigned a location somewhere throughout the district where they will do anything from swim in the pool every morning with the student who have special needs to helping kids with disabilities do their work at school.

Schools

Friday, 2017 Jun 23rd

Art Around Saline!

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Thursday, 2017 Jun 22nd

A 59-year-old Ypsilanti woman is accused of stealing from a Saline woman who hired her to prepare her home while she recovered.

In April, the 57-year-old Saline woman returned to her house on Maplewood Drive. She had let the Ypsilanti woman move in to her home while she was away.

When she returned to her home, she noticed her 55-inch television was gone. The Ypsilanti woman said she accidentally bumped into when cleaning, knocked it over and then put it in the trash.

Police & Fire

It's a sure sign of summer when people from all over town descend on Downtown Saline for the weekly free concert on a Thursday evening.

The Saline Summer Music Series kicked off its 2017 season with a performance by Forte and LaShera Moore, who belted out blues music on South Ann Arbor Street Thursday.

Along with free music, there are free activities for children - including the ever popular chalk art on the street.

Downtown Saline

Saline City Council set salaries for city officials and department heads during Monday’s meeting.

During a series of votes, council voted 4-2 to appoint the recommended staff and set their salaries for the 2017-18 year. Councillors Linda TerHaar, Jack Ceo, Christen Mitchell and Heidi McClelland voted in favor of the resolution. Councillors Janet Dillon and Dean Girbach voted against the resolution.

Government

Wednesday, 2017 Jun 21st

City of Saline voters will elect three people to Saline City Council during the Nov. 7. 2017 general election.

Prospective candidates must pull their petitions from the city clerk’s office and return them to the clerk’s office by 4 p.m., July 20.

Councillors Linda TerHaar, Jack Ceo and Heidi McClelland will see their terms expire at the end of 2017. All three candidates have pulled petitions to run for re-election, said City Clerk Terri Royal. Ceo is the only person to submit his petition to the clerk’s office, according to Royal.

Elections
Brother Crowe will play at this year's Saline Celtic Festival

The skies over Saline are starting to turn tartan in preparation for the  22nd annual Saline Celtic Festival, taking place at Mill Pond Park on Saturday, July 15.

This year’s headliners are Stone Clover, CrossBow, Steel City Rovers, Brother Crowe, Roane, Peat in the Creel, Blue Caledonia, and Saline’s very own Fiddlers Philharmonic.

About 20 young artists were on hand as city officials cut the ceremonial ribbon on the annual Student Banner Project.

Colorful and creative banners, created by Saline students, were installed last week throughout downtown. 57 banners hang from the new light posts.

The theme this year is “What hometown means to me.” Children painted and colored scenes of Mill Pond Park, downtown Saline, Dairy Queen, the Davenport house, a baseball diamond, Hornet Stadium, its caring citizens and more.

Mayor Brian Marl was on hand to congratulate the artists at the ribbon cutting.

Downtown Saline

Tuesday, 2017 Jun 20th

X-Golf, the golf-simulation center planned for Saline Commons plaza, cleared a hurdle at Monday’s Saline City Council meeting.

City Council approved X-Golf’s request for a special use permit – required for a recreation use in a commercial district. Council voted 5-1, with Councillor Janet Dillon as the dissenting vote.

Planning Commission previously voted to recommend the special use permit.

Government

The Saline Area Youth Baseball & Softball (SAYB&S) 8U “All-Stars” machine-pitch softball team won the Juen 10 Saline Summer Slam Tournament, held at the Saline High School fields.

Sports

Saline City Council took a major step toward solving the wastewater treatment plant odor problem on the city’s south side.

Council voted 6-0 (Mayor Brian Marl was absent) to approve a resolution adopting a financial project plan for wastewater system improvements. The project plan is required to be considered for the State of Michigan’s low-interest loan program, which would allow the city to borrow $2.7 million while paying about 2.5 percent interest over 20 years. The project includes:

Government

SALINE, MI, (06/20/17) – The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on North Ann Arbor Street this Thursday, June 22nd in Downtown Saline with the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. This local philharmonic is America’s premier youth fiddling show band that astounds audiences every time the group takes the stage.

Downtown Saline

Sunday, 2017 Jun 18th

Scott Theisen and the Saline High School baseball team are state champs.

Saline defeated Northville 5-2, Saturday, at Michigan State University to win the MHSAA Division 1 state championship.

Sports

Saturday, 2017 Jun 17th

Making the trek to East Lansing to watch the Hornets play for the state baseball championship Saturday morning?

Here are a few things you need to know.

Saline vs Northville

Saline (38-3) plays Northville (30-10) for the Division 1 state championship. The game starts at 9 a.m. Plan to get there by 8:40 a.m., at the latest, because you’ve got a 10-minute walk from the parking lot to the stadium and you probably want to see the introductions.

Both of these teams crushed their semifinal opponent to get here.

Sports

Friday, 2017 Jun 16th

The reason why predictions are so worthless is because they’re so easy.

A year ago, after the Saline High School baseball team lost a heartbreaking game, 7-6, to Warren DeLaSalle, it was easy to look at all the underclassmen and predict the Hornets would be back in 2017.

And at 9 a.m. Saturday at Michigan State University, the Hornets will take the field again, looking for that state championship.

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