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Now Showing at the Purple Rose Theatre through Dec. 19: Casting Session by Jeff Daniels

The Purple Rose Theatre Company is thrilled to kick off its 25th Anniversary season with the world-premiere comedy, Casting Session, by theatre Founder Jeff Daniels! Frank and Ron are two middle-aged actors who have been competing for the same roles in New York City and beyond for thirty years. Join […]


Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday Packed with Community Celebrations | December 4-6

The 29th Annual Chelsea Hometown Holiday, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, will take place Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6 in downtown Chelsea (14 miles west of Ann Arbor). The historic City of Chelsea will be decked in holiday splendor to warm the hearts of […]


Ballet Chelsea presents The Nutcracker on December 5-6, 2015

Chelsea, Mich. – Ballet Chelsea will present its 18th annual The Nutcracker performance on December 5th & 6th during Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday weekend. The ballet will be performed Saturday, December 5th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, December 6 at 2pm. This family favorite is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director, Wendi DuBois. For […]


Shop local and celebrate the holidays in Chelsea, Michigan

The holiday season in Chelsea awakens a magical time where families come from all corners of the state to cut christmas trees in our forests, skip the big box stores to explore family owned shops featuring unique gifts, and warm up with friends to sip a hot cocoa or peppermint […]

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Wine, Women and Shopping event returns Nov. 7, 2015

Wine, Women and Shopping November 7, 2015 | Click here for event details Each year, early in November, the town of Chelsea hosts Wine, Women & Shopping, an event that draws people from as far away as Grand Rapids and Chicago. The city-wide event includes special offers, trunk shows, demonstrations and […]

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Rare woolly mammoth skeleton unearthed at Chelsea, Michigan farm | News sparks international interest

An ancient woolly mammoth skeleton was unearthed at a Chelsea farm this week. According to reports, University of Michigan archaeology professor Dan Fisher says the bones may be approximately 13,000 years old, and one of only about 30 of mammoths recovered in Michigan. Not only is it amazing to find such a treasure in […]


Will Johnson thanks Chelsea community

  A note from the editors: Will Johnson asked us to share his thanks to the Chelsea community for 40 wonderful years, and we are happy to do so!

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Pioneer Day at Waterloo Farm Museum

Sunday, October 11th from Noon – 5 pm In it’s 6th decade, Pioneer Day is a much anticipated annual event at the Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School, located just outside of Chelsea. Pioneer Day is an autumn celebration of late 19th century farm life, live music, and demonstrations of […]


Purple Rose Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary season kicks off this fall

2015/16 Season to feature a World Premiere by theatre Founder, Jeff Daniels, and more! The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) is proud to announce their 2015 / 2016, 25th Anniversary Season, which will feature a world premiere play by Purple Rose Founder, Emmy Award winning actor and award-winning playwright, Jeff Daniels, a […]

2015 Chelsea Community Fair

Your Guide to the Chelsea Community Fair: Aug 25-29, 2015

Chelsea Community Fair: August 25-29, 2015 Click here to see 2015 schedule of events The Chelsea Community Fair takes place in late August each year, and has something for everyone! Favorites include the ever popular demolition derby and tractor pulls, horse shows, family entertainment, livestock judging, crafts, agriculture and art exhibits, midway games and […]