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Featured News from ChelseaMich.com

Community Center Days invites families for activities, games, gym and more on Dec 21-23

Sunday December 14th, 2014 Leslie

Chelsea area families are invited to Community Center Days on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 1-6 p.m. at Washington Street Education Center (WSEC—the old high school) to enjoy holiday movies, open gym, Trivia Smackdown, Wii games, Tai Chi and other fun activities. Parents and grandparents: still have wrapping to do and cards […]

Shop local and celebrate the holidays in Chelsea, Michigan

Monday December 8th, 2014 Leslie

The holiday season in Chelsea awakens a magical time where families come from all corners of the state to cut christmas trees in our forests, skip the big box stores to explore family owned shops featuring unique gifts, and warm up with friends to sip a hot cocoa or peppermint […]

Chelsea, Michigan’s 2014 State of the City Address available online

Monday December 8th, 2014 Leslie

In case you missed it, Chelsea, Michigan’s annual State of the City Address by Mayor Jason Lindauer is available both online (below) and on Channel 18. Mayor Lindauer delivered the speech on November 20, 2014 at the Chelsea Retirement Community, and reports on the city’s progress, goals and strategic plans. Watch […]


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.

Chelsea District Schools receives donation from Global Marketplace

Saturday December 20th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

For the third year in a row, Kevin Frahm, owner of Global Marketplace, donated a portion of the proceeds from sales at the store during the Chelsea Gold weekend, which kicks off the Christmas shopping ...

Chelsea State Bank partners with Larky for money-saving app

Saturday December 20th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

Chelsea State Bank has announced a partnership with Larky, which offers a mobile service to help busy people get the most out of every benefit they deserve from their memberships, employers, and now local ...

Village Conference Center plans 2015 Sunday brunches

Saturday December 20th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

Recent obituary: Jeannene Marie Lorenzen

Saturday December 20th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

Jeannene Marie Lorenzen of Grass Lake, age 69, died very peacefully Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Allegience Hospital in Jackson with her family by her side. She was born June 4, 1945 in Ann Arbor, MI, the ...

Misty would love a new home for Christmas

Friday December 19th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

Come by Wags to Wiskers at its new location, 1188 South Main St., on Saturday between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. when The Age of Miracles Animal Rescue hosts an adoption event for cats and dogs that need a home. Among ...

Ask the School Psychologists: Suggestions for dealing with childhood anger?

Friday December 19th, 2014 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 ...

Chelsea District Library awarded 2 grants for Authors in Chelsea program

Friday December 19th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Patty Roberts for the information in this story.) The Chelsea District Library was recently awarded two grants in support of its 2015 Authors in Chelsea program. Next ...

Hospital auxiliary donates another $20,000 to new cancer center

Friday December 19th, 2014 Lisa Allmendinger

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Russ Billau for the information in this story.) A check for $20,000 was presented to Nancy Graebner, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, at the Hospital ...


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.

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Daniels talks with Stephen Colbert about life in Chelsea

Thursday December 18th, 2014

Watch Stephen Colbert grill Jeff Daniels on Washtenaw County politics in this 2005 clip from "The Colbert Report."

@Your Library: Discover Michigan’s premier cultural attractions using your library card

Thursday December 18th, 2014

Have you ever thought about visiting the Yankee Air Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Meadowbrook Hall, or the Michigan Philharmonic?

Flood of gifts mean needy families will have a merry Christmas

Thursday December 18th, 2014

For 35 years the residents of Chelsea have been making sure no one goes without something to smile about on Christmas Day.

Troopers looking for shooting suspect near Chelsea

Thursday December 18th, 2014

MLive reports state troopers are looking for a suspect they believe might be involved in a shooting incident reported to police Thursday afternoon.

Chelsea's Purple Rose Theatre opens new rehearsal center

Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Casts of upcoming productions at the Purple Rose Theatre Company have a new home for rehearsals.


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.

Dreads face top 10 team in state

Friday December 19th, 2014 TheSunTimesNews

  Dexter Dreadnaughts boys’ basketball team host the state’s 10th ranked Ypsilanti. Tip-off is at 7pm.           The post Dreads face top 10 team in state appeared ...

Chelsea vs Tecumseh basketball

Friday December 19th, 2014 TheSunTimesNews

  Chelsea Bulldogs girls’ basketball are hosting Tecumseh at 5:30pm while the boys play at 7pm.         The post Chelsea vs Tecumseh basketball appeared first on The Sun ...

State police investigate shooting outside Chelsea

Friday December 19th, 2014 TheSunTimesNews

  Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting at 1100 block of Boyce Road in Lyndon Township. The shooting occurred at 3pm on Thursday.   No other information is available at this ...

Honoring Deputy Grant William Whitaker

Thursday December 18th, 2014 TheSunTimesNews

  The incident that took place in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 2014 that took the life of Grant Whitaker has forever changed the lives of many Stockbridge residents.   Born, raised and ...

New sushi restaurant in Dexter is a goal realized for Korean firefighter

Thursday December 18th, 2014 Michael Stavola

  Sushi Time, located at 7050 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd. Suite 100, is adding some diversity to the Dexter food scene.   Owner and Chef Min Kang is still looking to make additions – another sushi ...