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Wednesday, 2019 Jul 17th

The 24th annual Saline Celtic Festival was held Friday and Saturday at Mill Pond Park.

Mayor Brian Marl said the event, which was first organized to celebrate Saline's sister-city relationship with Brecon, Wales, was a success.

He said organizers have received glowing reviews and will soon begin working on plans for the 25th festival.

Community

Saline school officials were front-and-center for this year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia, where district staff led by Superintendent Scot Graden and Board of Education Trustee Michael McVey led the charge.

The ISTE conference represented an opportunity for Saline educations to come away with knowledge and a greater understanding of how to deliver a cutting-edge contemporary education to today's and tomorrow's students.

Schools

Tuesday, 2019 Jul 16th

Maxine E. (Fosdick) Lossing, age 94, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Maxine was born at home in Saline, on August 15, 1924, the daughter of Max S. and Pauline C. (Burrows) Fosdick. On August 10, 1946 in Saline, Michigan she married Mac Erwin Lossing and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1998.

Obituaries

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

According to the warning, thunderstorms producing heavy rain dropped up to 2.5 inches of rain and flooding is expected to begin shortly. Saline, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti are among many locations expected to experience flooding. 

Another 1 to 3 inches of rain may fall this evening. The warning is in effect until 10:45 p.m.

The warning cited potential flooding on freeways. People are advised "turn around, don't drown" when encountering flooding.

Weather

Students attending Saline High School and Saline Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year will see some of the fruits of the $67.5 million bond their parents and neighbors in the community approved in 2015.

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden reported to the Board of Education during last week's regular meeting on Tuesday evening that all ongoing work in on schedule.

Schools

City Council met for more than six hours Monday, in yet another meeting that stretched beyond midnight.

Council voted to go into executive session shortly after 9 p.m. They re-emerged after midnight. During the three-hour closed session, council discussed three issues with legal counsel:

Government

Joel Arnold 77, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019 with his family by his side. Friends are invited to celebrate Joel’s life with his family on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a time of sharing at 6:00 P.M.

Obituaries

Daniel Leroy Whitcomb, age 79, passed away on Thursday, May 30 at the University of Michigan Hospital.  Dan was born on January 5, 1940 in Flint, MI. Daniel led a life of service to others.  From serving his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps to serving his family through hard work as an independent contractor and later as a business owner. Danny always had others needs in front of his own.

Obituaries

Monday, 2019 Jul 15th

The Saline District Library is Saline's official "cooling center." As temperatures are expected to reach 90 Monday, residents who need a break from the heat are invited to visit the library located at 555 N. Maple Road: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Weather

Wide variety of interesting items!

large bookcase

used Martha Stewart craft table

collectable Snow Babies and Boyd Bears

lots of clothing

various household items

Somerset Studio magazines

20 inch, Sharp, Aquos TV

pet stroller

7 ft pre lit, multi color, artificial Christmas tree 

(Saturday only - soft pretzels for sale)

 

 

 

Community

Saturday, 2019 Jul 13th

The Saline Celtic Festival rocked into action with "pub night" at Mill Pond Park Friday night.

The festival opened with dance, singing, drum, and flute workshops. 

 

Food, Drinks & Fun

Mr. Pretty Legs brought the heat at the Saline Celtic Festival. 

Highland Township resident Curtis Schmitt, a legitimate fire eater, earned the crown as the annual festival kicked off a Mill Pond Park Friday night. Schmitt wowed the judges when he crouched down, lifted his kilt to show some leg, and then produced a flame which traveled a few inches up his shin.

Schmitt is no stranger to fire. A performer with Ring of Steel, he later entertained the crowd with a fire-eating performance.

Below is video and a photo gallery from the Mr. Pretty Legs contest.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Friday, 2019 Jul 12th

It was a gorgeous evening for Salty Summer Sounds Thursday night as Chelsea's Thunderwude performed, kicking off the 2019 edition of the Saline Celtic Festival. Thunderwude guitarist Jason Dennie remarked more than once that it was a perfect evening for live outdoor music.

Downtown Saline

The fact that school is out for the summer doesn't mean Saline Area Schools staff don't have ongoing to-do lists throughout July and August.

During this week's board of education meeting, Superintendent Scot Graden reminded folks that "there's a lot going on for the business side" of Saline's school system.

Schools

Welcoming 5 new vendors this Saturday! Market is open 8am-Noon.

Downtown Saline

Have you noticed or heard about patches of skin becomes red, inflamed, itchy, cracked or rough?  Sound familiar right? Such a condition is known as eczema.

Health

Thursday, 2019 Jul 11th

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The inaugural Merry Mile is a one mile run that will take place on Michigan Avenue before the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 7.

Community

The Red Cross has a blood drive at Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. 

To schedule an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org, enter 48176, see Drives near 48176, keep scrolling down to Holy Faith Church's listing on July 28, and choose a time. 

Health

The Saline Township Planning Commission reviewed three Special Use Permit requests at its regular meeting Tuesday night. 

Government

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