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Friday, 2018 Jul 13th

Check out the Ring of Steel fire performance, the Mr. Pretty Legs competition, the craft beer, Celtic arts workshops and much more! All for only $5 Friday night.


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2018 Business Enterprise Awards now through Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  These coveted annual awards, now in their 23rd year, will honor two Saline Chamber Member businesses who have exhibited exemplary business practices in the Saline area.


Thursday, 2018 Jul 12th

The skies over Saline are turning tartan in anticipation of Celtic fun and festivities!


Friday, July 13 – Pub Night in the Park

Boy Scout Will Minnette, of Troop 457, continues fundraising efforts for his Eagle Scout project at Henne Field.

Minnettte is building a fenced-in privacy area for portable toilets at Henne Field, which is home to little league baseball, runners, and dog walkers among many others. Henne Field is owned by Saline Area Schools.

To connect with Minnette or support his project, email


Anders Jacobsen, of Boy Scouts Troop 416, plans to build a pasture fence around a small orchard at the Rentschler Farm Museum.

Jacobsen, working to attain rank of Eagle Scout, received Saline City Council's approval for the project. The museum, while operated by the Saline Area Historical Society, is property of the City of Saline.

According to Jacobsen, members of the historical society want to start an orchard to beautify the farm. Sheep in the same pasture eat the buds and kill the trees.


A Saline man called police after people stole his canoe from the banks of Mill Pond early Thursday.

Around 2:45 a,m. to 3 a.m., A Pondview Street man was awoken by a loud noise which caused his dog to start barking. His 18-19-foot Grumman aluminum canoe was chained to a tree on his property by Mill Pond. The man later realized it was stolen.

The victim believes at least two people were responsible for the theft due to the size and weight of the canoe. He estimated it would cost $2,000 to replace the canoe.

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The owner of 207 S. Monroe St. now has plans to build more than three times more homes than he originally pitched when he bid on the property.

Damian Farrell appeared before Saline City Council Monday night to go over his plans for a 44-unit development on the four-acre parcel.


Wednesday, 2018 Jul 11th

Kathleen (Kathy) V. Taylor passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at her home in Gowen, MI.

She is survived by her sister, Judy Turpening; children, Kevin (Kim) Taylor, Tara (Bill) Hall;  grandchildren, Garret and Riley Taylor and Morgan, Jesse and Tony Hall; 1 nephew; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Doris Flickinger and brother Robyn Flickinger.


Jeraldine (Jerry) Marta Feiner Suits, of Dexter, transitioned peacefully surrounded by her family and caregivers.

Jerry was born on September 4th, 1931, in Ann Arbor, to Flossie Bell Polk Feiner and Carl M. Feiner. 


Catherine Irene Santure passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 91. 

The popular duo of Brother Crowe— a bluegrass, Celtic, country, folk twosome from Detroit with Derek Wade on lead vocals, harmonica, and bodhran, and his songwriter sibling Paul Bruno on guitar, banjo, and vocals— will perform at 6:30 and 9:05 pm at Friday’s Pub Night in the Park; and at 4:15 p.m. on the Red Dragon Stage at Saturday’s all day festival.

Saline City Council agreed to extend the contracts of City Manager Todd Campbell and Police Chief Jerrod Hart at Monday's meeting.


Tuesday, 2018 Jul 10th

Head downtown Thursday when all things Celtic kick off with CrossBow performing at the free Saline Summer Music Series in downtown Saline. The event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Saline Celtic Festival and also includes Highland athletics demos and crowd participation, pre-sale festival tickets and more.


Saline Area Schools will likely hire five new teachers at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. New hires include Kasey Chapman, Daniel Hunt, Jillian Parrish, Melissa Reeves and Megan Stephenson. None of the teachers have been assigned a building or department except Hunt, according to assistant Superintendent Curt Ellis's report. Hunt will teach at Liberty.

The report also includes the resignation of Heritage teacher Natalie Cameron.

Here's a list of the teachers who've resigned or retired, according to HR memos, since January.


Saline City Council approved Huntington Woods Phase 3, a 25-home development on 27.3 acres off of Macon Road.

Council voted 7-0 to approve the plan, developed using the city's planned unit development ordinance. Saline's planning commission approved the PUD final site plan June 27. Carlisle-Wortman Associates reviewed the plan.

The single-family homes are being developed by Pulte Homes.


With several projects under construction and more planned, the City of Saline has decided new rules are necessary to protect residents' quality of life.

Saline City Council voted 6-1 to adopt a new construction activity ordinance at its July 9 meeting.


The City of Saline's largest office building is for sale. Colliers International listed 182-194 S. Industrial Dr., for $1.5 million.

The two-story, 25,500 square-foot brick building was constructed in 2006 and has a parking lot with 96 spaces.

Real Estate

Monday, 2018 Jul 09th

History will come alive at this weekend’s Saline Celtic Festival, when Mill Pond Park will resound with clanging swords, thundering hooves and clashing lances in jousting tournaments and much more.