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Featured News from ChelseaMich.com

Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea, Michigan

Sunday May 1st, 2016 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 […]

The Purple Rose Theatre presents world premiere: Gaps in the Fossil Record

Monday March 28th, 2016 Leslie

A practical joke turns into an exploration of what we pass down through the generations Gaps in the Fossil Record, a world premiere by Michigan-born playwright Matt Letscher, is the next play slated to appear at The Purple Rose Theatre Company as part of its 25th anniversary season. When Jane brings home […]


 Notices from the City of Chelsea

Road Commission Roundabout Survey

Tuesday April 26th, 2016

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is seeking feedback from local residents on how to improve roundabouts from a safety through driver education.  They have ...

City Park Clean Up Day

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

The public is encouraged to participate in the City Parks Clean Up Day.  The City of Chelsea Parks Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 am at Pierce Park and ...

Board of Review Member Opening

Wednesday December 9th, 2015

The City of Chelsea is accepting applications for Board of Review Members.  The City of Chelsea Board of Review is a three-member board supported by the City Assessor that hears and ...


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.

The Mimics of Bird World Are Back In Town

Sunday May 1st, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this column.) Each species of songbird has its own unique song that can be recognized by others of its kind. This enables individuals of the species to find each other amid the cacophony of sounds […]

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In photos: Preservation Chelsea hosts going away party for Jim and Kim Myles

Sunday May 1st, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Cathy Bean for the photos in this story.) Jim and Kim Myles were honored with an open house hosted by Preservation Chelsea at the Chelsea Area Historic Museum on April 24. The couple, who have done a lot for Chelsea during the years, is moving to Pennsylvania.

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May 14: Benefit concert for St. Louis Center

Sunday May 1st, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

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Dexter Township’s Jason Maciejewski running for County Board of Commissioners

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

Jason Maciejewski of Dexter Township has entered the race for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners 1st District seat. “Dexter and Chelsea have a distinctive rural character, which makes our part of the county a great place to live, work and play,” Maciejewski said in a press release. “As a Dexter Township trustee, I have […]

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The Lessons I Learned Through Sports That Have Helped Me in Life

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

(Note: April is Community Banking Month and Chelsea State Bank will share some of their human interest stories about how they give back to the communities they serve. Here is Chelsea State Bank President and CEO John Mann’s story to give back to his community… what people do at community banks.) By John Mann  On […]

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May 2: Chelsea Kiwanis welcomes Karen Persello

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.) On Monday, May 2, the Chelsea Kiwanis Club will welcome back Karen Persello, head of Youth and Teen Services at Chelsea District Library. She will be joined by Lori Coryell, the new library director. Kiwanis has supported the Library’s Summer Reading […]

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May 7: E-waste recycling in Ann Arbor

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Gary Adams for this information.)

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Wednesdays in May: successful retirement series at the Chelsea District Library

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

To register for this program or to learn more about upcoming programs at the Chelsea District Library, please click here.

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April 20: Chelsea Community Fair Demo Derby on the Cooking Channel

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 Lisa Allmendinger

Extra Virgin Americana, a cooking show on the Cooking Channel, filmed a segment at the Demolition Derby at the 2015 Chelsea Community Fair that is planned to air on April 20 at 9 p.m. Here’s the blurb from the show’s Website: “Debi Mazar loves Motown, classic cars and American history, so it’s only fitting that […]

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A Chelsea Community Fair thank you from fair queen contestant Hanna Brodeur

Saturday November 14th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

From Hanna Brodeur Since 1950, the Fair Queen program has been a part of the Chelsea Community Fair. I was honored to be a part of the 2015 program. The experience will provide a lifetime of special memories. Beyond the tremendous support from my family, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to the following […]

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2015 Chelsea Community Fair: appreciation dinner hosted by fair board

Monday September 14th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

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Sept. 14: Bob Pierce to speak to Chelsea Kiwanis Club

Saturday September 12th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.) We would like to thank fair-goers from Chelsea and the surrounding communities for purchasing food at our Kiwanis trailer. Working at the Chelsea Community Fair is our biggest fundraiser and a record was broken this year. So far this fiscal year, […]

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2015 Chelsea Community Fair: fair parade in photos by Burrill Strong

Sunday September 6th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

Since I was in the parade this year, Burrill Strong took over taking photos for Chelsea Update. The 2015 Chelsea Fair Parade took place on Saturday, Aug. 29. Please enjoy this slideshow from this super popular event.

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2015 Chelsea Community Fair: fair rides from Burrill Strong

Saturday September 5th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

Please enjoy these long exposure photos of rides at night at the 2015 Chelsea Community Fair by Burrill Strong.

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2015 Chelsea Community Fair: sheep shearing in photos by Burrill Strong

Saturday September 5th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

In case you missed the sheep shearing demonstrations inside the Nature’s Creation of Life barn during the 2015 Chelsea Community Fair, please enjoy this slide show from Burrill Strong from one of these events.

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2015 Chelsea Community Fair: 4-Wheel, 2-Wheel and diesel pull in photos by Burrill Strong

Friday September 4th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

The 2015 Chelsea Community Fair ended this year’s run with the 4-Wheel and 2-Wheel drive pulling and diesel pulling contest. Please enjoy the photo gallery from the event by Burrill Strong.

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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.

Photo Gallery: Stockbridge Softball vs Potterville

Monday May 2nd, 2016 Mike "Willie" Williamson

Stockbridge beat Potterville 12-9. Pictures by Lynne Beauchamp Share this on social media:

Photo Gallery: Stockbridge Baseball vs Potterville

Monday May 2nd, 2016 Mike "Willie" Williamson

Stockbridge fell to Potterville 7-6 in 8 innings. Pictures by Lynne Beauchamp Share this on social media:

Pinckney Tennis Standout Has Successful First Year at Spring Arbor

Sunday May 1st, 2016 Mike "Willie" Williamson

Former Pinckney Tennis Star Nick Romano had a stellar freshman season at Spring Arbor University, leading the Cougars in wins.

Photo Gallery: Pinckney Baseball vs Ypsilanti

Saturday April 30th, 2016 Mike "Willie" Williamson

Pinckney Baseball hosted Ypsilanti in  non-league doubleheader April 30 Pictures by Benny Hessling Share this on social media:

Photo Gallery: Saline Girls Lacrosse vs Portage Central

Friday April 29th, 2016 Mike "Willie" Williamson

The Saline girl’ lacrosse team fell to Portage Central in a nonleague contest. Pictures by Angelo Parlove Share this on


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

Washtenaw Now (formerly Chelsea Standard) published its last edition in June 2015. Read more on heritage.com/chelsea_standard.


 

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