Construction Update: Some Work Will Take Place During MIS Weekend

 08/26/2016 - 14:26

(From City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell)

The MDOT approved Hoffman Bros.’ request to suspend this weekend’s Michigan International Speedway race rules in part.  The MDOT’s revised rules include:  Thursday 8/25: Normal workday until 1 PM, after 1 PM, work can continue, but, no construction equipment to interfere with westbound traffic, Friday 8/26-Normal workday until 1 PM, after 1 PM, work can continue, but, no construction equipment to interfere with westbound traffic, Saturday 8/27-No work, Sunday 8/28- No work and Monday 8/29- Normal workday. 

Gallery: Saline Wins 6 of 9 Events at Huron Relays

 08/26/2016 - 12:51

The Saline girls won six of nine events as they opened their season at the 15th annual Huron Relays Thursday at Ann Arbor Huron.

“I think we swam well and looked pretty good for our first time out. It’s an important meet. We get to see where we stand against some of the best teams in the state,” Saline coach Todd Brunty said. “This meet helps us figure out what we need to work on over the next few months.”

Saline started the day by winning the diving competition, holding off a challenge from a strong Huron team.

Football: Rockford Forfeits, Idling Disapponted Saline Players on Opening Night

 08/25/2016 - 22:01

It won’t be the way the Hornets want to spend opening night, but they’ll get a victory.

Rockford has forfeited their home game against Saline that was to be played Friday.

According to WOODTV, a virus sickened as many as 50 players, coaches and other people connected with the football program.

Saline Farmers Market - Peak Time For Veggies and Fruit

 08/25/2016 - 17:02

Open 8am-noon, Saturdays, Downtown on S. Ann Arbor Street.  Even with the construction many customers come early when the parking is easy, get a cup of coffee and maybe a treat, and wander though the farmers market to buy produce, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jams, local cheese, eggs and meat, fresh roasted coffee beans, salsa and chips and more.  Maybe even buy a new hot pad or a gift for family or friends.  Beautiful bouquets of cut flowers are available and our customers love them. 

Gallery: Saline Survives Downpour to Beat Stevenson, 2-0

 08/25/2016 - 16:18

After opening with a 1-2 record at a weekend tournament in Canton Saturday, Saline visited perennial powerhouse Livonia Stevenson for its first regulation-time match of the season.

The Hornets survived a torrential first-half downpour to win 2-0 and even their record at 2-2.

Josh Bradin and Cole Larance scored for Saline. Nolan Krause and Quinn Fox split the shutout in goal.

Schick, Loftus Lead Saline at Lenawee Country Club

 08/25/2016 - 14:44
Stephanie Schick shot 39 to lead all golfers Wednesday.

The Saline varsity golf team continued its early season roll, picking up two more victories in the SEC at the Lenawee Country Club Wednesday.

Saline shot 169 to defeat Adrian, 209, and Chelsea, 219.

Stephanie Schick was the top golfer on the day, shooting 39. Catherine Loftus was second overall at 40. Sydney Page shot 44 and Danielle Bunney shot 46 to complete the scoring.

Saline is 4-0 in the SEC.

Photo of the 'Pre-Prix' Conjures Memories of 1980s Saline

 08/25/2016 - 13:59

A time capsule of sorts representing Saline’s past has been installed in Council Chambers at Saline City Hall. It is a photo captured by Dell Deaton in 1986 of mini-Indy race cars speeding down Michigan Avenue near the heart of Saline.

The event, spearheaded by then mayor Donald Shelton was called the “Pre-Prix.” Organizers created a race course downtown by lining the streets with scrap tires bound together with plastic bands.

Saline Rec Center Hiring Lifeguards

 08/24/2016 - 12:23

The Saline Rec Center is looking for aquatic staff for this fall.

Lifeguards are needed to work shifts weekdays between 5:15 am-10 pm and weekends between 6 am-6 pm. Scheduling is very flexible so this is the perfect job for college students, active retirees, adults who are looking for a second job, stay at home parents (there is free child care available during select shifts) and high schoolers.

81st Annual Saline Fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Includes Pardae, Rodeo, Tractor Pulls, Carnival

 08/24/2016 - 11:04

The 2016 Saline Community Fair will feature many traditional activities as well as several new ones throughout the fair week, August 31 to September 4.  There will be rides only on September 5 and the parade will be held on August 30.  The fair is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor.  There is an exciting line-up of entertainment all week. Check out all the details at www.salinefair.org.  

Saline Community Fair Seeks Volunteers

 08/23/2016 - 01:53

The Saline Community Fair is looking for volunteers to assist with various activities prior to and during the 81st annual fair.  It takes many people to make this all volunteer fair run smoothly and to make sure a variety of activities are offered to the fairgoers. Several new things will be held during this year’s fair and the fairboard is hoping that additional community members will want to be involved and help with some of the programs. The fair will be held August 31 - September 4 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor.

Pribble, Loftus and Schick Medal as Saline Golf 3rd at Tecumseh

 08/23/2016 - 01:50
Pictured are Catherine Loftus, Molly Pribble and Stephanie Schick, from the Saline Golf Team.

Three Lady Hornets earned medals as Saline finished third at the Tecumseh Invitational.

Playing without regular Sydney Page, Saline managed a score of 373 – 11 behind the winners from South Lyon. Pioneer finished tied with South Lyon at 362 but lost the tie breaker.

Molly Pribble shot 82 and placed fifth. Catherine Loftus shot 86 and was seventh overall. Stephanie Schick shot 89 and was ninth. Gabi Solis (116) and Danielle Bunney (119) also golfed for the lady Hornets.

Saline was the only team with three girls in the top 10.

Gallery: Saline Wins Field Hockey Season Opener

 08/23/2016 - 01:41
Erin Reilly scores after taking a great pass from Devin Reilly.

Saline crushed Brighton 7-0 to open the 2016 season.

It was a dominating performance by team that could have easily run up the score if coach Erica Reilly had not reined in the Hornets after they scored four goals in the game’s first 6:12.

By winning the Division 2 State Championship last year, Saline moved up to Division 1. Coach Reilly wanted her team to come out strong after the Hornets struggled in the early stages of a scrimmage against Division 1 Skyline Saturday.

Despite Concerns, No Norovirus Cases After Water Polo Tournament Canceled

 08/23/2016 - 00:15

Ann Arbor Public Schools officials say there were no reported cases of norovirus after a weekend scare closed the Skyline High School pool and forced the cancellation a water polo tournament.

Andrew Cluley, communications officer for AAPS, said a deep clean of the Skyline pool was ordered Saturday after there were two reported cases of viral gastroenteritis.

NEW YOUTH CHOIR Launches on September 13 in SALINE

 08/22/2016 - 14:48

Saline welcomes a wonderful new opportunity for young people who love to sing: Viva Voce Youth Choir!

Viva Voce Youth Choir provides an exceptional choir experience with excellent vocal training for boys and girls in grades 4-9. Viva Voce (VEE-vah VOH-chay) is a Latin phrase that means “with living voice”. Our singers discover and express the power of the individual and collective voice through song.

At Viva Voce, we....

-Inspire and connect through excellence in choral singing

-Discover and express our authentic voices

As the Community Stocks the Food Pantry, Saline Area Social Service Seeks Cash Donations

 08/22/2016 - 12:58

“We are doing all that we can to serve the residents in need here,” Aikens said. “We are having very successful food drives and are getting the food that the community needs, but we need the operating support to continue to provide the programs and to continue to pay the staff to be here.”

Gallery: Record Turnout for Ice Cream Social at Weber-Blaess School

 08/22/2016 - 12:39

The annual ice cream social at the Weber-Blaess One Room School attracted a record turnout Sunday.

Organizers estimated the crowd at well over 300 people.

Visitors enjoyed scoops of ice cream, homemade cake, hot dogs grilled by firefighters and other treats. Children and parents crowded the old school house, which was built 149 years ago. Inside the school they were treated to an interactive history lesson by Rebecca Groeb-Driskill, who played the teacher, and a group of young actors, who played students in the old rural school.

Update: Lohr Road Has Re-Opened

 08/22/2016 - 11:17

Update: According to Pittsfield Township, Lohr Road has reopened.

Pittsfield Township’s Department of Utilities and Municipal Services has closed Lohr Road between Textile Road and Ellsworth Road to perform an emergency utility repair. The road will be closed to through traffic until further notice.  The emergency repair on Lohr Road is located just north of Waterways Drive.  The road closure will remain in effect until the emergency repair work can be completed.

Please see the attached media advisory for more information.

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