Friday, 2017 Dec 15th
Each year, Santa and his sleigh make a stop at Salt Springs Brewery. Bring the family, your camera and your appetite Sunday Dec. 17 from 12 - 2 p.m. or on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. And don’t forget to bring your growlers to fill for Dad!
The Pittsfield Charter Township Administration Building will be closed from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, for employee training.
All non-administrative operations such as Public Safety patrols and services as well as Parks & Recreation classes, programs, and activities during that time period will be uninterrupted.
Residents who are attempting to make tax or utility payments during the closure can utilize the drop box located outside of the front entrance of the building.
Is there anyone in Saline who wasn't amazed at the snowfall we've gotten this week?
Sure, many of us actually do dream of a white Christmas. But I don't recall southeast Michigan typically seeing accumulations like this until well into the first quarter of the New Year.
Even this early, the "Be Prepared" types who were able to had undoubtedly made arrangements with any of the fine snow removal service contractors in our area. Others had their "Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor" snowblowers serviced and itching for release from home garages. Or you may be blessed with a strong back for shoveling, or have a caretaker who is.
But what if you are not? What if your neighbor is not?
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is warning resident to be aware of a telephone scam in the community.
Residents are receiving messages telling them they’ve missed jury duty and to pay fines to avoid being arrested. When the resident calls the number they are placed in a voicemail system that sounds official. Then they are routed to a person who prompts them to pay the bogus fines.
According to an alert issued by the WCSO, it’s nothing new that scammers are pretending to be police, but the voicemail system adds what some might perceive to be authenticity.
Thursday, 2017 Dec 14th
The Saline Area Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 in favor of a budget amendment at its Dec. 12 meeting.
Assistant Superintendent of Finance Janice Warner said typically the board amends its budget in January or February, but some key numbers on both the revenue and expenditure sides the board had been waiting to finalize were ready.
Looking at the December calendar, you might be tempted to think there's plenty of time for your packages to make Santa's sleigh for on-time delivery of your thoughtfully selected gifts to friends and relatives far (far) away.
But have you checked the price of shipping by air?
"Ground is way-cheaper," responds Bruce Temby, owner of The UPS Store on East Michigan Avenue near Cottage Inn Pizza. Tomorrow is anticipated to be one of his busiest days of the year. "By Tuesday," he adds, "people are resigned to pay big bucks." This will be true regardless of the carrier they choose.
The developer of the Curtiss Bluffs subdivision on South Monroe Street has decided not to seek charges against a 16-year-old Saline boy who vandalized the construction site on three different occasions between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1.
At least one male removed a large sign and threw it over a fence. They also tipped over a portable restroom, climbed up heavy equipment and threw ladders in to a dug-out basement. A framed exterior door was tossed into the basement with the ladders, splintering the door.
Developers anxious to build a hotel in Saline put the full press on the city’s planning commission and it paid off when the body voted to approve the final site plan.
Jim Junga, Mark Kuykendall and Jim Haeussler were among those in attendance from the hotel group. The group has an agreement to purchase city land on East Michigan Avenue and hopes to build a $9 million, 63-room Best Western Premier hotel and a new Ace Hardware store.
Wednesday, 2017 Dec 13th
Saline Area Schools will be closed Thursday, Dec. 14, due to the driving conditions caused by Wednesday's winter storm.
With inches of snow already on the ground and more expected, the Saline Area Schools have canceled tonight's athletics events and practices.
The district has also announced early dismissal times at Saline High School, Saline Alternative High School and Saline Middle School. Dismissal takes place at normal times at Saline's elementary Schools.
Here are the dismissal times:
The Pittsfield Charter Township Municipal Offices will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 due inclement weather.
All Pittsfield Township Community Center and all Parks & Recreation classes and groups will be cancelled after 2:00 PM as well including: Cards, Mahjong, and Men’s Group at the Community Center and Beginner Yoga at the Ann Arbor Learning Community.
There is an expression well known to everyone.
“If you live by the sword, you can die by the sword.”
In basketball, there is a similar expression, “If you live by the three, you can die by the three.” 18 of the Hartland Eagles’ 20 first half points came by way of the three-point shot. Saline switched to a man-to-man defensive strategy in the second half and were able to walk away with a 45-42 win, upping their season record to a perfect 3-0.
Saline’s top line racked up four goals and nine assists as the Hornets defeated Huron 10-2 in a game that was called early due to the mercy rule Tuesday at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor. Saline improved to 5-0.
The Hornets top line of Logan Dejanovich, Alex Birkle and Gordie Niethammer dominated nearly every time they stepped on the ice.
Dejanovich scored a goal and had five assists, Birkle scored twice and three assists and Niethammer scored once and had an assist. Saline’s top line often looked like they were on the powerplay even when Huron was at full-strength.
Tuesday, 2017 Dec 12th
Freshman Ella Stemmer scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as Saline defeated Ypsilanti, 50-42, in varsity girls basketball action at Saline High School Tuesday.
Saline snapped a two game losing skid and improved to 2-3 overall.
Brooke Bauer scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds and three steals. Kelsey Alexander scored six points and grabbed six rebounds while coming up with four steals.
Saline held Ypsilanti to just 12 first half points.
Saline visits Pioneer at 7 p.m. Tuesday to open the SEC Red schedule.
HARTLAND -- Sophomore Griffin Yaklich scored 20 points as Saline defeated Hartland 45-42 on the road Tuesday.
Saline improved to 3-0 on the season.
Yaklich also had five rebounds.
The Hornets outscored Huron 15-8 in the second quarter and then held on to win.
Saline hosts Pioneer Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday.
Heavy snow is possible in Southeast Michigan between 3 and 7 p.m., with total accumulation of four to seven inches possible. The snowfall should be heaviest between 3 and 7 p.m., and between I-69 and I-94.
The snowfall could reduce driver visibility and create snow-covered roads.
The snow is expected to begin late Wednesday morning and continue into the evening. The winter storm watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday.
Back in the days when cameras required film to capture images, the phrase "Kodak moment" came to describe both process and result.
The advent of digital photography made the first part even easier. Computers, connected televisions, and vivid smartphone screens would have then had us feel that making a commitment to just one shot for display on wall or desktop is somehow insufficient in the second part of the equation.
As it turns out, that's wrong.