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Saturday, 2020 Jul 04th

As Salt Valley Arts changes and grows, the community arts information wants its logo to grow with them. Artists 18 and older are invited to submit a new logo design for Salt Valley Arts (SVA). Things to keep in mind: Saline Valley Arts is an artist group located in Saline, MI with members from Washtenaw and surrounding counties.

Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, 2020 Jul 02nd

The City of Saline will not close Ann Arbor Street to create dining and shopping areas this weekend.

Last weekend, the city opened "recovery zones" on Ann Arbor Street, allowing restaurants to set up outdoor seating and increase capacity that has been reduced due to social distancing regulation.

That will not take place this weekend.

Government

As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise in Michigan, Washtenaw County saw one new death and one new hospitalization in data updated by the county health department Thursday.

The number of deaths nows stands at 106. The number of hospitalizations increased to 381.

There were 13 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total to 1,506. The number of recoveries increased by 10 to 1,287.

Health

Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and start your morning off with a great yoga class! Yoga in the Park will be held at Henne Field at 8 a.m. each Saturday until Aug. 29, weather permitting.

Yoga in the Park is offered by Saline Recreation.

Recreation

The Great Pierogi & Polish Favorites Drive-Up happens July 18 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline.

It takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Great Pierogi and Polish Favorites Drive Up offers easy curbside pickup of frozen dozen count packages of handmade pierogi, heat and serve Polish favorite dishes and decadent baked goods from 10+ food establishments and bakeries.

Food, Drinks & Fun

The local election is beginning to take shape.

Two former Saline Area Schools educators have jumped into the race for the Board of Education. Tom Frederick, who retired from Saline Area Schools, has filed to run for the four-year seat, according to county documents. Jennifer Miller, who left Saline Area Schools to work in Ann Arbor, has created a Facebook page to promote her candidacy. Brad Gerbe, an educator in Manchester Community Schools, has filed to run for the four-year seat.

Elections

All Washtenaw County operated sirens will be tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through October. If severe weather is possible on the afternoon of a test, it will be delayed until the following month.

Purposes for Activation
Except for scheduled testing, these sirens will be activated when:

The Washtenaw County Health Department urged residents to be vigilant about COVID-19 over the holiday weekend as local case counts appear to be rising. The health department issued the warning on its Facebook page, saying there were 12 new confirmed cases yesterday and 30 over the weekend. 

Health

The real estate market in the City of Saline has bounced back after a dismal May.

Numbers are still rolling in for the month of June, but records available on the City of Saline website show 15 sales for $3,880,798 in sales - and one of those sales doesn't show a price.

That's down by more than $2 million from the June of 2019 report, which showed $6,072,686, but transaction reporting is often delayed.

With that in mind, here's a comparison of May sales for 2019 and 2020.

Real Estate

Wednesday, 2020 Jul 01st

Jill Stefani Wagner's oil painting, Serenity Lane, will be installed at Pineapple House in downtown Saline.

Arts & Entertainment

What will school look like in Saline this fall?

The answer is tied to the spread of COVID-19.

Schools

Beverly Fern Merz, age 83, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at her home in Ann Arbor. She was born on July 29, 1936 in Osseo, MI, the daughter of Harvey Ernest and Bertha Fern (Pittman) Blakeman.

Obituaries

Tuesday, 2020 Jun 30th

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today called on the Michigan High School Athletic Association to consider postponing some fall sports until the spring season.

"I am calling on the Michigan High School Athletic Association to consider postponing fall sports that have the impossibility of social distancing, to consider moving those to the spring," Whitmer said during a press conference Tuesday.

Social distancing is being practiced throughout the state to thwart the spread of COVID-19.

Sports

With Michigan now well into Phase 4 (Improving) of the Covid19 epidemic, we are happy to announce that we are now opening up our offices for in-person sessions. Much has gone into the planning of this reopening so that staff and clients alike can remain healthy and safe.

Health

Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road, Scio Church Road between S. Wagner Road and I-94 AND Scio Ridge Road between Scio Church Road and W. Liberty Road in Lodi and Scio Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will apply a fog seal on the following roads in Lodi and Scio Townships:

Government

The following is from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

 

As you plan to gather with family and friends for the Fourth of July holiday, Sheriff Clayton and your local elected official are urging you to celebrate safely. Let’s enjoy the Fourth, obey fireworks laws, respect our neighbors and make sure our loved ones make it home safely at the end of the night.
 
When can I set off fireworks?
State law allows fireworks to be permitted on specific days during specified times. These days and times are:

Police & Fire

Allison Huxley of Saline was named to the Dean's List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester. This was a result of earning a semester grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Pensacola Christian College is a liberal arts college enrolling students from every state in the U.S. and from around the world. The College has an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, and seminary) and offers a variety of programs of study.

Schools

Monday, 2020 Jun 29th

There were no new COVID-19 deaths in data reported Monday as the Washtenaw County Health Department resumed updating its website. COVID-19 has claimed 104 people in Washtenaw County so far.

The number on hospitalizations inched forward by one to 380.

There were 29 new lab-confirmed cases added since Friday, bringing the total t 1,469. The number of recoveries increased by nine to 1,265.

The number of lab-confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code increased by three to 76.

Health

Sunday, 2020 Jun 28th

On Monday, June 29 the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the intersection of Textile Road and Woodland Drive on the border of Pittsfield Township and the City of Saline to construct a single-lane roundabout.

Government

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