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Thursday, 2017 Mar 30th

On March 30th, 2017 a quadcopter drone was found near Old Creek Drive in the vicinity of Pleasant Ridge School.

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Bella Petrock scored a late goal on a penalty kick to lift Saline to a 2-1 victory over Canton in varsity girls soccer action at Hornet Stadium Wednesday.

Canton took a 1-0 lead early in the first half. Tate Robison put Saline on the scoreboard early in the second half when she kicked home a rebound.

Annika Udrys and Olivia Bond played goal for Saline.

The Hornets, 2-2, open their SEC Red season when they play next at Bedford, at 7 p.m., April 12.

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Contacts:
Riley Hollenbaugh
Saline Main Street
Executive Director
(734) 717-7406

03/30/2017

Saline Main Street & Saline Environmental Commission Invite you to “Clean Saline” Day Saturday April 22nd

 

Wednesday, 2017 Mar 29th

About 250 people attended the presentation of Chasing The Dragon, a documentary about the perils of opiate addiction, during an event hosted by the Saline Community Addiction Prevention Task Force and SalineAlive March 22 at Saline High School.

Following the presentation, many stayed for a forum addressing social-emotional and mental health and drug and alcohol issues.

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The Saline Board of Education visited Saline Middle School to learn more about what’s happening in the school this year.

The 50-minute meeting in the school’s media center was an event filled with jazz, singing and demonstrations by seventh graders who were eager to show off their specially designed, 3-D-printed carbon dioxide-powered race cars.

Principal Brad Bezeau, who took the top job at the school over the summer, also went over some of the highlights and changes at the school. Bezeau also talked about plans for the near future.

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Saline District Library today announced that Lora Bex Lempert – author of Women Doing Life: Gender, Punishment and the Struggle for Identity – will pay a special visit to the library at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 2, for a fascinating and informative afternoon discussing her book and research.

Lora Bex Lempert is visiting the Saline District Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2017 Michigan Notable Authors Tour. This year, several authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2017 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state. 

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Saline Main Street is accepting sponsorships for the 2017 Be Bloomin’ program in downtown Saline. After a year off because of construction, downtown Saline is ready to bloom again and you can help! How? By sponsoring a Be Bloomin’ hanging basket.

Be Bloomin’ is the Saline Main Street program that places beautiful flowers in hanging baskets in Downtown Saline. The flowers breathe beauty, color and life into our downtown every spring and summer. This year, the baskets will be filled with beautiful flowers that will make our downtown vibrant once again!

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Tuesday, 2017 Mar 28th

Vocal music teacher Sarah Price congratulated the Saline High School Choirs for fantastic performances at MSVMA District Choral Festival, March 13 at Clarenceville High School.

Each choir performed two pieces for a panel of adjudicators, received a clinic with a master teacher, and then sight-read a completely new piece of music. Our three curricular choirs, Chamber Choir, Colla Voce and Concert Choir, all received the highest Division 1 rating of "Excellent," and the Chamber Choir even had the the highest score of the day, earning 119 of 120 total points.

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A marathon session of Saline City Council on March 20 lasted almost five hours, yet it was not the soporific tedium that one might expect. The meeting was punctuated with sharp disagreements, emotional outbursts and a motion to reconsider a vote that had just been completed.

Government

The Ann Arbor Region is one of the most competitive regions in Michigan for Science Olympiad. Saturday, Saline had an excellent showing tallying six gold medals and seven silver medals in 23 events.  Out of 23 events  Saline placed in 21. Still that was not enough to keep the Regional trophy in Saline. Saline finished third as a team behind Pioneer and Huron ending an 8 year win streak. A very slim 8 points separated first to third place.

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In a rematch of the 2015 girls soccer state championship game, Saline faced Grand Blanc Monday night. This time, Grand Blanc came away with a 4-2 victory.

Paige Webber and Faith Webber each scored twice for Grand Blanc. Annika Dahlmann and Bella Petrock scored for Saline.

Saline fell to 1-2 on the season.

Coach Ryan Williams said Grand Blanc returned most of the player’s from last year’s squad, which was ranked in the top five all season.

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Monday, 2017 Mar 27th

It was Ladies Night Out in downtown Saline, Thursday. Downtown businesses reported strong turnout for the semi-annual event, which encourages women and their girlfriends to visit local stores and restaurants.

Joy Ely, owner of Pineapple House, northeast corner of Michigan and Ann Arbor Street, already had 120 visitors by 7:30 p.m. Even with 90 minutes left in the event, that total matched the typical number of visits for a Ladies Night Out event.

“We’ve had a good turn out,” Ely said. “We’ve been busy since 6 o’clock.”

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Fire Chief Craig Hoeft shares a message about his crew.

Police & Fire

According to local veterans George Perrault and Tim Driscoll, it is the tallest flagpole and the largest flag - in proper proportion - in the City of Saline. Rules of flag etiquette provide general guidelines for the relative size of flag and pole, one factor being that it should be possible to fly the flag at half-mast in times of mourning without it touching the ground.

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Saturday, 2017 Mar 25th

Over 150 creative craft persons, showcasing their most recent and exceptional work, from throughout  Michigan,  Illinois, Indiana and Ohio will travel to this 21st annual show starting at 8 a.m.-3:30  p.m. on Saturday  at the SALINE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 7190 N.

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Jeff Waltz resigned as head coach of the Saline varsity girls’ basketball team Wednesday.

In a letter to the Saline Area Schools district offices, Waltz said his decision to resign was emotional and difficult, but that he was ready to start a new chapter in his life. Waltz told The Saline Post he planned to work toward his master’s degree in educational leadership.

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Friday, 2017 Mar 24th

Students from the South and West Consortium at Saline High School Earned a First Place Gold Medal at the Michigan Restaurant Association’s ProStart competition in Frankenmuth, MI on March 13, 2017. The ProStart annual competition showcases the best of the best of high school culinary students. These students will go on to compete at the MRA’s national competition in South Carolina this April. First Place students included: Kiersten Garrett, Austin Hannah, Madeline Robison, Lauren Wilson and Kelly Zielinski.

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Students from the South and West Consortium at Saline High School Earned a First Place Gold Medal at the Michigan Restaurant Association’s ProStart competition in Frankenmuth, MI on March 13, 2017. The ProStart annual competition showcases the best of the best of high school culinary students. These students will go on to compete at the MRA’s national competition in South Carolina this April. First Place students included: Kiersten Garrett, Austin Hannah, Madeline Robison, Lauren Wilson and Kelly Zielinski.

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Saline firefighters helped a bed-ridden woman escape from a house fire on Riverview Drive in Saline Township Friday afternoon.

Firefighters were dispatched to the River Ridge community shortly after 3 p.m.

“When we arrived there was smoke rolling out of the building from what we now know was a dryer fire. In a small building, the smoke gets thick. It was a black smoke so you couldn’t see much,” Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said.

Firefighters Sean Payeur and Kurt Schneider, Chief Hoeft and a neighbor located the bed-ridden resident and took her to safety.

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