Chelsea News and Blog

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Explore the Sculpture Walk in Chelsea, Michigan

Enjoy a stroll while discovering each stop in this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition SculptureWalk is a year long community arts project in which juried sculptures are installed at 12 locations in historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Brochures are available to inspire self-guided walking tours of the exhibit.  Guided docent tours are […]

 
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Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights in downtown Chelsea, Michigan

This year is the 10th anniversary for this weekly outdoor music series held in historic Chelsea, Michigan. Residents and visitors delight in the festive atmosphere which features the best of Chelsea — charming and historic downtown, a friendly community, unique shops, art & music, great variety of food options — […]

 
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Chelsea Farmers’ Market on Wednesday and Saturdays from May through October

Chelsea Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8am til 12pm New location in Palmer Lot on Main St. The biggest change customers can expect is a new location, on the other side of Main Street in the Palmer parking lot. The address is 222 South Main St., and a new site will mean […]

 
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August 9th event planned for residents to share ideas about a Community Center in Chelsea

Click to view calendar listing for Community Center event on August 9th Open gym time for drop-in basketball, after school space and programs for tweens, art studio space, open fields for pickup games, outdoor courts for pickleball, educational programming, community spaces, perhaps a community pool — imagine the possibilities that a Chelsea […]

 
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2014 Primary Elections: Don’t forget to vote on August 5th

On August 5th, before you head off to work or summer activities, make a quick stop to cast your vote in the 2014 Primary Elections. If you’re not actively keeping up with politics and local elections, it may feel strange to think about voting in the middle of summer instead of in […]

 
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Chelsea awarded grant to improve walking and biking routes

The City of Chelsea is a recipient of a $377,285.29 grant from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) for safer routes to walk and bike. Improvements will include adding and improving sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and intersections for routes in and around Chelsea schools. The projects are expected to be completed […]

 
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Sounds & Sights Festival: Live Music, Art Market, Family Fun and more!

Sounds & Sights Festival is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The two-day, three-night festival features live music and social tent, indie art market, kids’ entertainment and activities, a classic car show, and much more. All performances and activities are held in downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Thursday, July […]

 
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Celebrating the 4th of July in the Chelsea area

Where does Chelsea gather for fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July? Although Chelsea does not have its own fireworks display, we do have some great options near by. Public fireworks displays that are the favorites of locals include: Manchester – Carr Park July 3rd at dusk Carr Park 600 […]

 
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Chelsea’s Historic Newspaper Project

Chelsea Historic Library’s Historic Newspaper Project: Final Years Up for Grabs! The Chelsea District Library is actively working to digitize all 134 years of Chelsea’s  newspapers, making more than a century of local history stories and images available and searchable online, 24/7. We are taking newspapers preserved on microfilm and […]

 
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Chelsea Historical Society to host Annual Chelsea History Fest at Timbertown

Family friendly event to showcase vintage baseball, old-fashioned games and exhibitions The Chelsea Area Historical Society (CAHS) will host a celebration of history on Sunday, June 22, from 11a.m. until4 p.m. at Timbertown Park in Chelsea, Michigan. Chelsea History Fest is a free, family-friendly celebration of history. The afternoon’s highlight will be […]

 
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Sounds & Sights Announces 2014 Season

Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights is pleased to announce its 2014 season lineup.  This year’s schedule kicks off June 5th and runs every Thursday through August 14th, and features a variety of music, dance, comedy, film, and family entertainment. Celebrating its tenth season, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights […]

 
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The Inside Track: Staying at Chelsea House Victorian Inn

When visiting a city, everyone wants to get the “scoop” on local favorites, and there is no better way to do it than to stay with a local who loves to share their knowledge. You’ll find the best places to eat, where the locals like to hang out and advice […]

 
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Chelsea Center for the Arts popular summer camps to return starting June 16

The Chelsea Center for the Arts’ (CCA) popular summer camps return starting June 16th! CCA camps help immerse students in a creative world of imagination with classes in visual arts and music. This year’s camp themes include Mad about Mummies, Fashionista Camp, and How Does Your Garden Grow as well as classes in painting, […]

 
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Chelsea’s award-winning Company C to present spring show “One Voice: Across the Pond”

Chelsea High School’s talented show choir group, Co.C, will perform their annual spring show, Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th, 7:30pm at the CHS auditorium.  This year’s theme is One Voice: Across The Pond and features five decades of music hits from Great Britain.  Tickets are now on sale […]

 

2014 ChelseaMich City Council Presentation

What has ChelseaMich been up to? View the 2014 ChelseaMich City Council Presentation.

 
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Sounds & Sights Announces 2014 Season

Chelsea’s Free Summer Concert Series Celebrating 10th year Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights is pleased to announce its 2014 season lineup.  This year’s schedule kicks off June 5th and runs every Thursday through August 14th, and features a variety of music, dance, comedy, film, and family entertainment. Celebrating its tenth season, Sounds & Sights on […]

 
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Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea, Michigan

Take time to honor our Soldiers on Memorial Day For those of us who are lucky enough to be enjoying the long weekend with friends and family, please take a moment to pause and reflect on the importance of Memorial Day. Attending Chelsea, Michigan’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony is […]

 
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Ballet Chelsea to present its premier performance of Don Quixote

Storybook ballet a perfect event for dance lovers of all ages Join Ballet Chelsea as it presents its premiere of the popular ballet Don Quixote on Saturday, April 26 at 7pm and Sunday, April 27 at 2pm at the Chelsea High School Auditorium. Dancers have been rehearsing since January for […]

 
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Chelsea Michigan’s “National Register of Historic Places” sign moves from library to Main St.

One of the many things residents and visitors love about Chelsea is our historic character. Did you know that our downtown has been placed on National Register of Historic Places? Chelsea received the designation in 2011, and until recently, the official sign had a temporary home in the lobby of […]

 
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Purple Rose Theatre Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars & Lunatics

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents the third production of the 2013 / 2014 season, The PRTC Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars & Lunatics, A World Premiere Production by Various Playwrights. The collection of world premiere short comedies will explore the nature of love, loss, revenge and renewal. The evening […]