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Smoke & Ale Fall Festival on October 10 to feature BBQ Contest, BeerFest, Live Music and Cornhole Classic Tournament

BBQ Contest, BeerFest featuring Michigan brewed beer, wine, and cider, Live Music and the First Annual Smoke & Ale Cornhole Classic Click here for 2015 Smoke & Ale details.   Chelsea’s first annual Smoke & Ale Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-off Contest is taking place on October 10, 2015 at the […]

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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 […]

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Wine, Women and Shopping

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 […]


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 […]


The Garden Mill celebrates 10th anniversary in downtown Chelsea

A retail landmark in downtown Chelsea celebrates a milestone this summer. The Garden Mill, located in the heart of Chelsea’s vibrant downtown business district, marks its 10th anniversary during the annual Sounds and Sights Summer Festival, July 23-25. “It’s the perfect time, because the store opened during the festival in 2005,” […]


Breathe Yoga opens new studio in downtown Chelsea

Downtown Chelsea has added a new yoga studio its mix of boutique stores, offices and restaurants. Breathe Yoga, co-founded and owned by Sue Whitmarsh and Marie Brooks, both residents of Chelsea, opened in July during the Sounds & Sights Festival weekend July 24, 2015. Located on East Middle, adjacent to Moran’s Consignment in […]


Chelsea Chamber accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year Award

The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2015 Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Awards through July 24, 2015. Chelsea is blessed with a wealth of residents who are committed and dedicated to serving our community. These individuals often go about performing their tasks […]