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Lisa Allmendinger on June 30th, 2016


Boys tennis: SEC white champions
Girls golf: Chelsea 208, Tecumseh 210
Field Hockey: Marion 1, Chelsea 0
Varsity football: Chelsea 33, Tecumseh 0
JV football: Chelsea 28, Tecumseh 16
Freshman football: Chelsea 37, Tecumseh 0
Varsity girls cross country: 3rd in SEC Jamboree
Varsity boys cross country: 1st in SEC Jamboree
Chelsea girls swimming: Chelsea 117, Pinckney 69
Varsity boys soccer: Chelsea 8, Ypsilanti 0
Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin

Despite some recent complaints about noise levels in the township, the Lima Township Planning Commission unanimously voted Sept. 26 to stick with the noise ordinance as it is written.

Resident Susan Filipiak told the commission, “An increment of just a little bit in decibels would be a huge amount.”

Zoning Administrator Tom Caplis recommended leaving the ordinance alone.

“It’s specific and relatively easy to enforce the rules we’re operating under right now, and they do seem to have been working for the last year,” he said.

The topic of the noise ordinance was brought up after some recent complaints about noise at Nordman Lake.

Planning Commission member Bill Coltre said, “In the part of the township where I live, the noise level is unbearable (near I-94 and Freer Road.) There’s no silence at my place. The attenuation of sound in our environment here is part of life.”

In other action, there was a public hearing about off premise businesses. The commission voted unanimously to move the ordinance with corrections on to the board for consideration.

Additions to the ordinance include: “Employees shall be permitted to access the site to pick up and drop off vehicles and equipment.” Also added is that equipment should be stored in a completely closed building or as specified by the Planning Commission through a special use permit, as well as adding that minor routine maintenance of equipment would be permitted from time to time.

The Planning Commission also voted on some updates to the Master Plan that include information on agricultural goals, population numbers and forecasts that will now move to the Township Board.

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office logo (Publisher’s note: Because this vandalism took place in the Chelsea community area, I wanted folks to beware and keep an eye out.)

During the early morning hours of Sept. 26, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office began taking reports of suspicious incidents in the NW corner of Dexter Township.  These areas include North Territorial, Riker, Wagon Wheel Ct, and the subdivisions surrounding those areas.

There was a stolen vehicle, which was recovered nearby and numerous malicious destruction of property incidents.

We feel it is local juveniles in the area or familiar with the area.

If you see or hear anything suspicious during the night/early morning hours please call 911.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, you can contact our tip line at 973-7711.

Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kitty Jensen for the information in this story.)

Did you know there will be a SE Michigan Mass Transit Proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot?

Learn more about it on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 201500 Old US-12.

The proposal involves mass transit from Ann Arbor to Detroit and suburbs.

Attend this meeting to discuss RTA (Regional Transit Authority of SE Michigan)
proposal for mass transit.

For more information, contact Marie Donigan, transit projects coordinator, 248- 505-2195. www.rtamichigan.org


Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring it.)

On Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2-3:30 p.m. enjoy the program titled Seven Outdoor Skills Everyone Should Know.

Sure, your iPhone has an app for everything, and you won’t get lost using your GPS. But what if your batteries die?

In this hands-on workshop, Meg Gower and Ryan Dibble will show you ways to navigate, as well as basic survival skills.

Learn how to make fire without matches, build a shelter, find water, signal, and more.  Aimed at ages 10 to adult.

Cost: $2/person or $5/family.

The program will take place at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Sylvan Township.

Advance registration required at 734-475-3170.  Limited to 25 people.


Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016
Courtesy photo. The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 23 for Namaste Family Services.

Courtesy photo. The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 23 for Namaste Family Services.

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

Chelsea Bulldogs logo(Chelsea Update would like to thank Emma Hess, Valerie Johnson, Kim Eder and Dave Brinklow for the information in this story.)

7th Grade Gold
Results of Sept. 26 match vs. Dexter:

After being down two sets, 7th grade gold came back to win set three against Dexter, 25-22.

There were contributions from Erin Dusenbury with 5 aces and Maggie Olaveson with 2 aces. Hailey Proko had a great save in the back row. Sophia Tolliver kept us in all sets with great play at the net. Mckenna Major had a good pass and set in the third set to come out on top.

Despite the loss, there were many more rallies and over the net serves by all of the girls.

8th Grade Blue
The 8th grade blue girls played a great game against Bedford Monday night.

The girls worked hard and improved every game, but didn’t come up with the win. Kasey Matsuik and Tapanga Tedder had kills and great digs and the girls moved around the floor to work together.

Leading in serves were Emma Zocharski with 6 points including two aces and Lauren Allison with four points served. Way to go Blue.

7th Grade Blue
The 7th grade blue volleyball team lost to Bedford Monday night 18-25, 14-25 and 7-25.

Lily June led the way with 8 service points followed by Ellie McGlashen with 4 points including 1 ace. Rachel Hein had 3 points including 2 aces and Klara Kuebler 1 point.

8th Grade Gold
The 8th grade gold volleyball lost to a strong serving Dexter Monday night.  Chelsea played well as a team but came up short defensively.

Leading servers on the night were Maddie Dunlap and Natalie and Rachel Bareis. Laura Mosier and Bella Andreski both showed improved passing. Morgan Majeske, Emily McCalla, Peggy Smith, and Natalie Falerios all worked hard at the net. Mya Dever and Laura Koch each had a good dig in the back row.

Good teamwork girls.


Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2016

Chelsea State Bank sent a message its customers on Tuesday that said:

“Due to ongoing, significant fraudulent transactions on debit cards we have restricted transactions on debit cards used at pharmacy locations (including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, etc.) to be PIN use only.

The bank apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding to help protect our customers.”

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 27th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Alan Ashley for the photos in this slideshow.)

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 27th, 2016

Chelsea Police logo 2In this week’s Chelsea Police blotter, a 49-year-old Chelsea man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a team trophy was stolen.

For the full stories, please click here.


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Lisa Allmendinger on September 27th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jed Fritzemeier for the information in this story.)

On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Chelsea High School Auditorium, the Chelsea Orchestra program will reach a new goal by having the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra perform half of a concert.

The first half will be performed by the Chelsea High School orchestras. This is an important event for the orchestra program as this demonstrates to the students not only the power of great music making but also the practical application of the work they do in the classroom.

Chelsea High School Orchestra Director Jed Fritzemeier explains in a press release why this has been his aim for the program since he began teaching in Chelsea 31 years ago.

“I believe in the power of great music and the vital relationship of great art and society,” he said. “Often, the music of the great masters such as Beethoven, Brahms and Bach, do not make money as a result of a lack of audience attendance. This is because of the level of understanding it takes to appreciate their works.”

He said, my goals have been to:

  • have students perform great music well enough to formulate an understanding of the art’s complexity and craftsmanship
  • bring the experiential learnings of the orchestra to as many students as possible
  • to connect and promote my school program with a professional orchestra.”

The A2SO/CHS concert on Nov. 20 will hopefully be the beginning of a relationship that will help bring the orchestra to the Chelsea students and community – which in turn can bring new audience members to A2SO concerts.

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