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Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights returns for an exciting 2015 season in downtown Chelsea, Michigan

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Leslie

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights:  June 4-August 13 Celebrating its 11th season, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights is one of Michigan’s most popular free open-air concert series, and is performed on ten stages throughout historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan. These laid-back concerts are known for their variety of music […]

Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea, Michigan

Friday May 1st, 2015 Leslie

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 […]

Chelsea Farmers Markets in full swing for 2015 season

Thursday April 30th, 2015 Leslie

Chelsea, Michigan’s two farmers markets run from May through October in downtown Chelsea, bringing local fresh food to the community. New in 2015, both the Saturday and Wednesday markets are located on Main Street in the parking lot next to Palmer Auto. The Chelsea Farmers Market runs Saturdays 8am-noon, and the Bushel […]


Chelsea Update - News from Chelsea, Michigan

Chelsea Update is an online news source published by Lisa Allmendinger, Chelsea resident and journalist. Read more on chelseaupdate.com.

At the Saturday Farmers Market on May 23

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

The Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 23 at the Palmer parking lot. Last week, because of the weather, a number of vendors did not make it but many of them are ...

Ask the School Psychologists: how can pets improve your mental health?

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kristin Krarup-Joyce, Ed. S. NCSP, Ellen Kent, Ed. S. NCSP and Emily Verbeke, Ed. S. NCSP for the information in this weekly column. If you have a question for one of ...

May 26: CAFA Board to hold work session on budget

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board has planned a work session on its current budget on Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at the fire station on Middle Street. The board plans to review new and current ...

Chelsea Music and Memory project looking for volunteers and donations

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information and photo in this story.) Silver Maples is partnering with the Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Senior Center, Ascent Audiology, ...

May 25: Chelsea’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

Chelsea’s Annual Memorial Day parade takes place on Monday, May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. and is followed by a traditional ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery. Parade participants should gather at about 9:30 ...

Purple Rose Theatre Company announces 25th anniversary script preview tour

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Doral for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Script Preview Tour, coming to a venue near ...

May 27: Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Chelsea Wellness Center

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

Chelsea School Board considers next steps to replace superintendent

Thursday May 21st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District (CSD) Board of Education invited Scott Menzel, Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) Superintendent, to their regular meeting on May 18 to advise them ...


Washtenaw Now (Chelsea Standard) - News from Chelsea, Michigan

Washtenaw Now (formerly Chelsea Standard) is a newspaper published by the Heritage News. The paper covers Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti. Read more on heritage.com/chelsea_standard.

Spring auction raises over $316,500 for St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Friday May 22nd, 2015

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s 30th annual Spring Auction, “Polynesian Paradise,” raised over $316,500 to support the transformation of the Behavioral Health Services wing at the hospital.

St. Louis Center receives 5-year commitment for intentional housing community

Thursday May 21st, 2015

CHELSEA -- St. Louis Center, a residential community for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities founded and administered by the Servants of Charity Congregation, began its ...

Chelsea Library’s summer reading program kicks off June 10

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

The 2015 Chelsea District Library Summer Reading/Summer Learning Program will kick off at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, on the library lawn and in the library’s Park Street parking lot thanks to the support ...

Ballet Chelsea to hold annual sale

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

CHELSEA - Ballet Chelsea’s annual Big Event Rummage and Plant Sale is set from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 22; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23. at the Washington Street Education Center, ...

Chelsea Painters Art Fair artist profile: Carol Evert

Friday May 22nd, 2015

In the coming weeks, The Chelsea Standard/Washtenaw Now publication will be profiling artists participating in the Chelsea Painters 42nd Annual Art Fair set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 and 7 in the Courtyard ...


The Sun Times News - News from Chelsea, Michigan

The Sun Times News is a weekly newspaper covering news in Chelsea, Dexter, Pinckney, Stockbridge, and the surrounding areas. Read more thesuntimesnews.com.

Monitor bait to spot juvenile Asian carp

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Jim Pruitt

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to monitor their live bait purchases this holiday weekend and also to look for juvenile Asian carp during the entirety of the fishing season. ...

Fire safety important over holiday

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Jim Pruitt

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to remind residents and travelers that fire prevention is especially important during periods of increased wildfire danger. Weather forecasts for ...

Consultant to tie Chelsea plans together

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Jim Pruitt

By Jim Pruitt [email protected] The city hired Carlisle Wortman Associates to conduct a comprehensive study of all sectors of the community. CWA won the city job for a price not to exceed $30,000 ...

Rediscover Michigan this summer

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Jim Pruitt

Looking for some fun for the summer, check out some destinations that may have fallen under the radar. Ron Rademacher will present a slideshow on a road trip to 10 Michigan destinations that may have been ...

Chelsea electricity rates rising 3 percent

Friday May 22nd, 2015 Jim Pruitt

City Council approves budget, millage and utility rates By Jim Pruitt [email protected] Electricity rates rise 3 percent Users of the electricity produced by Chelsea’s city-owned utility will pay ...