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Featured News from ChelseaMich.com

Purple Rose Theatre presents Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling through March 14

Tuesday January 13th, 2015 Leslie

A beloved and classic comedy about the everlasting bonds of friendship The Purple Rose Theatre Company kicks off 2015 with the heartfelt classic comedy, Steel Magnolias by American writer, producer and film director, Robert Harling. You may think you know the story of Steel Magnolias, but you have never experienced the story quite […]

American Legion Winter Carnival

Monday January 12th, 2015 emily

American Legion Post 31 welcomes everyone each year to its Winter Carnival event, held in early February. This is normally a weekend long (Friday-Sunday) event with ice fishing, food and beverages.  Click here for this year’s details!               Typical Friday: 7pm Euchre Tournament – $10 Entry Fee […]

Midwest Literary Walk

Tuesday January 6th, 2015 emily

Critically acclaimed annual event to take place on April 25, 2015 The annual spring Midwest Literary Walk welcomes critically acclaimed authors from all over the country and from various fields of writing, that have included fiction, nonfiction, poetry and even horror.  The festival features readings at venues throughout downtown, such as […]


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.

Feb. 2: Chelsea Kiwanis Club hosts Joe Weber as its speaker; accepting applications for MI State Police Academy

Saturday January 31st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.) The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea, in its 91st year, holds a weekly meeting on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph ...

Washtenaw County Dental Clinic for low income/Medicaid recipients now open

Saturday January 31st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Blodgett for the information in this story.) Washtenaw County Public Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System recently opened the Washtenaw County Dental  ...

Call for artists for Chelsea Art Market at Sounds and Sights Festival

Saturday January 31st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.) The 39th Annual Sounds and Sights Festival is seeking regional artists and crafts people of outstanding quality for ...

Beach Middle school basketball recap

Saturday January 31st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank the coaches for the information in this story.) 7th Grade Gold The 7th grade gold basketball team lost to Bedford by a score of 17-10 on Thursday night. Riley Davis ...

Recent obituary: Patricia ‘Patty’ June Denton, John Richard Duffey, Alice Marie Hackey

Saturday January 31st, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

Patricia “Patty” June Denton of Ann Arbor, age 82, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at the Residence of Arbor Hospice. She was born June 27, 1932 in Jackson, MI, the daughter of Paul F. and Florence G. ...

3 years running, Vogel’s and Foster’s makes donation to Chelsea District Schools

Friday January 30th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

For the third year in a row, Mike Jackson of Vogel’s and Foster’s, designated Black Friday weekend as Chelsea Gold weekend and made a donation earlier this week to the Chelsea District Schools. He’s ...

Ask the School Psychologists: my son seems ‘down’ on himself, what do I do?

Friday January 30th, 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 ...

Feb. 28: Chelsea Area Garden Club grant applications due

Friday January 30th, 2015 Lisa Allmendinger

The Chelsea Area Garden Club (CAGC) will award a limited number of grants of $500 or less in spring 2015 to local nonprofit organizations or for horticulture projects that benefit the community. Projects ...


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.

Chelsea District Library offers Dungeons & Dragons nights

Wednesday January 28th, 2015

Come and play Dungeons & Dragons at the Chelsea District Library -  teens and adults are invited to play the role-playing game, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the library, 221 S. Main.

'Steel Magnolias:' Cast delivers on classic comedy at Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea

Tuesday January 27th, 2015

The Purple Rose Theater’s production of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” is a joy to behold and a chance to laugh, to cry and spend two hours with six talented women.

7th annual Chocolate Extravaganza returns to Chelsea Feb. 7

Tuesday January 27th, 2015

The City of Chelsea is once again celebrating Chocolate, and Valentine’s Day, with its annual Chocolate Extravaganza.

Police arrest Chelsea man for failing to appear on drinking and driving charge

Monday January 26th, 2015

A domestic disturbance report led police to arrest a Chelsea man on a failure to appear warrant.

Man becomes violent when medical personnel revive him

Monday January 26th, 2015

A man being treated by emergency responders after he had passed out became combative and had to be subdued by police.


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.

Status on fire station in Webster Township

Friday January 30th, 2015 Michael Stavola

  Applications to build a new fire station in the township were the biggest topic of discussion at the Webster Township Board meeting Jan. 20.   The land for the future site of the station will ...

Update on McCoig Mine

Friday January 30th, 2015 TheSunTimesNews

  State Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) announced in a recent press release that a possible alternative site to a proposed sand mine by McCoig Materials in Lyndon Township is under consideration. ...

ET Rover gas line proposal worries residents

Thursday January 29th, 2015 TheSunTimesNews

  Representatives from ET Rover Natural Gas Line were available to speak with Putnam Township board members and residents during the Jan. 21 board meeting.   Perceived lack of communication between ...

Chelsea Police continue to battle credit card fraud

Thursday January 29th, 2015 TheSunTimesNews

  Chelsea police recently met with bank officials, state police, and members of the Secret Service to develop a game plan to combat the recent wave of credit card thefts, according to the police chief. ...

EMU professor remembers student who died in car crash

Wednesday January 28th, 2015 Michael Stavola

  Jordan Hopkins, from Dexter, was a senior at the Honors College at Eastern Michigan University.   She died as a result of a car accident with her friend on Jan. 25.   Hopkins, 23, was ...