- 2016-07-26 10:18 : The Saline Summer Music Series continues Thursday, July 28 in Downtown Saline with Dr. Pocket. by Saline Main Street
- 2016-07-26 01:27 : Saline's Sean O'Keefe Chooses Baseball, WMU by Tran Longmoore in Sports
- 2016-07-25 21:14 : Saline Area Players Announce 2016-17 season by Mary Rumman in Arts & Entertainment
- 2016-07-25 19:11 : Announcement of Name Change by Foor_km in Family
- 2016-07-25 16:03 : Saline Dance Team Takes Gold, Advances To National Championship by Saline Post Staff in Sports
Arts & Entertainment
Saline High School rising senior Sean O’Keefe has decided on baseball and on Western Michigan University.
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.
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 Saline Varsity Dance Team won the Gold at National Dance Association’s regional competition, ranking them in first place and advancing them on to the NDA National Championship in Orlando, Florida March 3-5, 2017.
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.
Mary Ellen Mulcrone was named director of the Saline District Library. She was hired as assistant director last year and became interim director in March when long-time director Leslee Niethammer lost her battle with cancer.
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.
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
The Former Miss Saline Association seeks outstanding young Saline women to participate in the Miss Saline Pageant. The pageant takes place Aug. 31 at the Saline Community Fair in the Washtenaw County Farm Council Grounds.
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.
Pittsfield Township is reporting that the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Carpenter road is closed due to downed power lines.
Motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
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.
Fans of country music will love the Saline Varsity Blues show which continues Friday and Saturday at Saline High School. Showtime is at 7 p.m.
Mayor Brian Marl, seeking his third term, will be unchallenged unless a write-in candidate surfaces.
Incumbents Dean Girbach and Janet Dillon are joined on the ballot by Christen Mitchell and Mike Gudith.
The Acoustic Routes concert series, hosted by Mangiamo Italian Grill, 107 W. Mich. Ave., will be showcasing wildly different takes on Americana, the blues and traditional music this weekend.
Tonight's free Summer Music Series concert has been moved to Liberty School.
Tonight's act is Last Call, a country-rock band.
Show time is at 7 p.m.
Admission is free.
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.
The Saline City Council meeting of July 18 was abbreviated, perhaps because the July Fourth holiday forced the semimonthly meetings to only one week apart. Nevertheless, there were many items on the agenda, some rather significant.
This photo of a Saline grocery store in 1927 was donated by Laura B. Stoll. A note mentions the store was three stores east of Ann Arbor Street on the north side of Michigan Ave. The note says “Mr. Cook” and Mamie Schrader are shown in the store.