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Tuesday, 2020 Jul 07th

The Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration released information about the 4.9 million paycheck protection loans issued to help businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, there were more than $521 billion in loans - and much of that amount will be forgiven.

According to documents made public on the SBA's website, 322 businesses in Saline's 48176 zip code were granted PPP loans.

Business

Another Washtenaw County resident has died and two more were hospitalized, according to COVID-19 data updated by Washtenaw County Health Department Tuesday afternoon.

107 county residents have died as a result of COVID-19. 384 residents have been hospitalized.

The county also reported 15 new lab-confirmed cases, bringing the total to 1,561. There were 20 new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,315.

Health

Bennett Drake made the University of Alabama Dean's List, while Margaret Wood and Eric Wu made the President's List.

Schools

Saline Mayor Brian Marl delivered the mid-year "State of Saline" address at Monday's Saline City Council meeting.

Watch the video or read the text of the speech below.

Do you have questions? Join us for a chat at 3 p.m., Tuesday, live on the Saline Post's Facebook Page. Type in your question and we'll pose it to Mayor Marl. You can also send your questions in advance to [email protected].

Government

The Saline Area Schools food services department will continue providing food assistance to students in need through the summer.

Families can receive food for all children under 18 or for people under 26 with special needs.

Food pickup is once a week, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, at the east entrance of Saline High School (near the auditorium).

Families will receive a packages that contain breakfast and lunches for seven days.

Schools

There were no new deaths and one hospitalization in data updated by the Washtenaw County Health Department as reporting resumed after a long holiday weekend Monday.

The number of COVID-19 deaths remained at 106. The number of hospitalizations increased to 382.

There were 40 new lab-confirmed cases, taking the total to 1,546. The number of recoveries increased by eight to 1,295.

It was the first time the county page was updated since Thursday.

The number of cases in Saline's 48176 zip code increased by two to 82. 

Health

Monday, 2020 Jul 06th

Sunday, 2020 Jul 05th

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations online or by mail for game officials for the 2020-21 school year.

Sports

Fireworks are blamed for a blaze that damaged a garage in Saline Township Saturday, July 4.

Nobody was injured.

Saline firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage that was attached to a manufactured home on the 200 block of Boston Circle.

"Nobody was injured. Homeowners are remaining in their home. Nothing inside the house was damaged. It was limited strictly to the exterior of the garage, with minimal damage. You can't ask for anything better than that," Lt. Brandon Sears said.

Police & Fire

Saturday, 2020 Jul 04th

Multiple people on social media are reporting a 17-year-old male drowned at Milan Beach early Saturday evening.

The Detroit News identified the boy as Jorge Delgadillo-Flores, of Inkster.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department dive team joined the search for the teenager who was recovered from the water after being submerged from an unknown amount of time.

Police & Fire

Volunteers from the Saline Rotary Club spent the day on chores at Mill Pond Manor in Saline, June 27. The spread gravel around parts of the property.

To learn more about Saline Rotary visit www.salinerotary.org.

Community

The Pittsfield Township planning commission will consider a new hotel, an apartment complex and revisions to a development ordinance when it meets virtually Jan. 9.

Pittsfield Township planners will consider final site plan approval of Residence Inn, a four-story, 111-room hotel planned for Airport Boulevard.

The hotel would be located on a 3.47-acre site once home to a Motel 6.

Government

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

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