Saline Area Players Announce 2016-17 season

 07/25/2016 - 21:14

Saline Area Players have been actively working on their upcoming season.  They are pleased to announce that they have created a season with a little something for everyone. 

 In an annual tradition, SAP will entertain guests at the Rentschler Farm during their Harvest Days on October 2.  Shows will be at 1 & 3:30 and highlight SAP through the ages.  The show is an original production and those interested in joining in can come to auditions on September 8 at Liberty School.

Announcement of Name Change

 07/25/2016 - 19:11

Kurtis Lee Flinn, Kristina Marie Flinn, Kenneth William Flinn, and Matthew William Flinn are now known as Kurtis William Foor, Kristina Marie Foor, Kenneth William Foor, and Matthew William Foor. The baby their family is expecting in March of 2017 will follow the same format depending upon gender. Kurtis has decided to change his middle name in honor of his Uncle Rich, who passed away in June of 2005. The entire family decided to change their last name to reflect their new start in life together as a proper loving family.

The History of the Bob-Lo Steamers at Saline District Library

 07/25/2016 - 14:33
Bob-Lo Steamer

On Wednesday, July 27, from 7-8 pm, Lori Feret will present the history and future of the Bob-Lo steamers and the history of Bob-Lo Island at Saline District Library. Her presentation will include a narrated slideshow and and video footage. These historic steamers transported visitors to the docks of Bob-Lo island and were considered the matriarchs of the Detroit River. Feret, a photographer and historian, is involved with lighthouse organizations, the Belle Isle Conservancy, the Friends of the Detroit River, and other historical societies. The Library is located at 555 N. Maple Road.

Construction Update: Busy Week Planned, Including Michigan From Monroe to Ann Arbor Streets

 07/24/2016 - 22:40

Some exciting news! Paving from Monroe Street east to near South Ann Arbor Street intersection is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) and Monday.  Cadillac Asphalt will be in Saline to put down the base and leveling course of asphalt on Saturday and Monday.  Hoffman Bros. and their sub-contractors will also continue to work on storm sewers and streetscape items this coming week. 

Army of Volunteers Are Needed for a Community Food Drive

 07/24/2016 - 22:33

Please join Saline Area Social Service for a food drive on two Saturdays: August 13 and the 20, from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

The first week volunteers will be canvassing the community and leaving food donation bags at homes.  The second week, volunteers will be picking up filled bags, which will be in front of homes, and bring them to Saline Area Social Service.  

Contact Jamail Aikens at JAikens@SalineSocialService.com to volunteer 

Summerfest Is Coming. Here's What's on Tap for This Year's Event

 07/23/2016 - 23:22

Saline’s Summerfest promises more food, music and fun than ever before.

Summerfest takes place in downtown Saline Aug. 12-13.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the events, as well as links to find out more information:

Eats & Treats

On Saturday the firefighters will host their annual chicken broil, starting at noon.

With Saline Leading the County in Youth Overdose ER Visits, Task Force Presses On

 07/23/2016 - 00:22

Saline has experienced deaths by overdose, but less appreciated is that there have been 37 emergency room admissions for opioid overdose during this period. This places the 48176 zip code in fifth place out of 11 county zip codes. Moreover, about 26 percent of the admissions from 48176 were 21 or younger, the highest for all zip codes in the county.

Antiques, Collectibles for Sale at Rentschler Farm Sale Aug. 12-13

 07/21/2016 - 16:05

Rentschler Farm Museum has been part of the US 12 Statewide Garage Sale for several years. Each year gets bigger and better.       

Now in our eighth year, the Saline Area Historical Society will take place Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday Aug.13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The US 12 Sale goes from Wayne County all the way across 180+ miles to Berrien County.

Some locations also offer Sunday sales, but Rentschler Farm has never opened on Sunday. We’re sold out and tired by Saturday afternoon," said Agnes Dikeman, of the Saline Area Historical Society.

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