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Lisa Allmendinger on June 30th, 2016

Wrestling: sends 3 to the states
Boys varsity basketball: 11-7, Pioneer 65, Chelsea 46
Boys JV basketball: Pioneer 63, Chelsea 61 (OT)
Boys frosh basketball: Chelsea 61, Pioneer 51
Girls frosh basketball: Chelsea 38, Jackson 18
Girls varsity basketball: 14-5, Chelsea 39, Bedford 26
Girls JV basketball: Bedford 33, Chelsea 32
Boys varsity bowling: Chelsea 17, Skyline 13
Girls varsity bowling: Chelsea 23 1/2, Bedford 6 1/2
Boys JV bowling: Skyline 25, Chelsea 15
Hockey: Woodhaven 6, Chelsea 5 (OT)

Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

The Chelsea High School Theatre Guild One Act play cast and crew recently placed second at the MIFA State finals.

Spencer Smith and Jason Moise received “Excellent” awards for their acting performances, while Grace Boote and Annie Nichol received “Superior” awards for the program design.

Kira Frahm, Zachary Spitzley, and Brendan Maguire won “Superior” awards for costumes, and the cast received a “Superior” ensemble performance award.

The cast included Ali Boham, Grace Boote, Emily Chizek, Grace Davis-Annis, Kara Feldkamp, Kira Frahm, Kelsey Gibbons, Riley McGuffin, Brendan Maguire, Jason Moise, Annie Nichol, Madilynn O’Hara, Tommaso Padovano, Carolyn Pierce, I.T. Rammaphan, Emily Rosolowski, Julia Schachinger, and Spencer Smith.



Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

File photo by Jim Pruitt of a table from a previous Festival of Tables.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Trinh Pifer for the information in this story.)

The annual Chelsea Festival of Tables is almost here and tickets are sold out.  Nineteen creatively decorated tables will be on display this Friday from 6-8 p.m. at St. Mary Church.

Admission for this preview is just $1, and you can enjoy tables decorated with themes of fairy gardens, Snoopy/Peanuts characters, historical election memorabilia, a bird sanctuary and much more.


Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

Courtesy photo. Nicholas Detterman, Nicholas Bennett, Ken Lynn, Greg Bennett (Den Leader), Nathan Doyle, and Anthony Pearse.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Linda Detterman for the information and photo in this story.)

Chelsea has three new Boy Scouts.

Nicholas Bennett, Nathan Doyle, and Ken Lynn, all of Chelsea Cub Scout Pack 435, crossed over to Boy Scouts on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the annual Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet.

All three earned the Arrow of Light Award – the highest rank in Cub Scouting.

The three new scouts elected to join Chelsea Boy Scout Troop 476.

Nicholas Detterman, senior patrol leader Troop 476, said, “We are excited that they chose to continue with scouting and delighted to welcome them to our group. We will work hard to get them the core outdoor skills, scouting knowledge, community service outlook, and confidence to assume leadership roles quickly so that if they choose to, they can pursue the Eagle Scout rank.”

He said that boys do not need to have Cub Scout experience to join Boy Scouts. All boys age 11-17 years may join.

Interested boys/parents may contact Troop 476 on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaBSA476/

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin

Chelsea residents who want to learn about proposed utility rate changes are invited to attend a public hearing at 7 p.m., Monday, March 20 at the Chelsea Municipal Building.

Included among these proposed changes are:

  • a proposed $1-monthly decrease in the water and wastewater ready to serve charges on April 1.
  • a proposed $2-monthly increase in the electric ready to serve charges on April 1.
  • a proposed 3-percent increase in residential electrical rates beginning July 1.
  • a proposed 3-percent increase in commercial and industrial electrical rates on July 1.
  • no proposed water or wastewater increases for FY 2017-18.

The Chelsea City Council set the date for the public hearing at its Feb. 21 meeting.

City Manager John Hanifan wrote in the City Council packet that “with the proposed adjustments, our electrical rates for all classes will still be among the lowest in the State of Michigan.”

The council also adopted a resolution authorizing publication of notice and reimbursement from bond proceeds, which Hanifan called, “A first step in the bond process the city would follow specific to the Palmer Lot Project” for which the maximum cannot exceed a $1.5 million bond.

In addition, the council approved a request from Utilities Director Ray Schmidt to replace 36 Reverse Osmosis Membranes at the Water Treatment Plant at a cost of $19,440.

The City Council also unanimously voted to reappoint current DDA board member Jennifer Fairfield and to appoint a new member Charles Wiseley. Both terms run through Dec. 31, 2020.

Also, the council approved the appointments of two alternates to the Board of Review-Michelle Elie and Jennifer Baghdoian.

During the public comment Kurt Koseck, chairman of the Chelsea Area Fire Authority board introduced new Fire Chief Rob Arbini, who started on Feb. 20.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

Corbyn Munson, Nick Matusko, and Gus Reynolds, wrestled in the MHSAA regional competition and qualified for states.

Matusko finished third pinning the 5th ranked wrestler in his weight class.

Reynolds took 2nd at 160 pounds, and Munson won the 125 weight class.

The wrestlers now head to the Palace in Auburn Hills.


Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 23rd, 2017

The Sylvan Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight, Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sylvan Township Hall, 18027 Old US 12, on the proposed Sylvan Township Master Plan.

The document is available for review on the Sylvan Township website: http://www.sylvan-township.org.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send comments to: Carol Konieczki, zoning administrator:  ckonieczki@sylvan-township.org.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017

Chelsea Area Fire Authority receives about 4,600 feet of fire hose Monday afternoon.

Thanks in large part to a Federal grant, Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) has received about 4,600 feet of much needed new fire hose.

Through a county-wide grant that was written by Ann Arbor Township Fire Department Lt. Marc Volger, CAFA was able to afford boxes and boxes of fire hose was delivered to Fire Station 1 Monday afternoon.

The many boxes of new hose are opened before they are unloaded inside Chelsea Area Fire Authority Station 1.

Included was about 2,000 feet of 5-inch hose, which Fire Capt. Scott Basar said is typically used for connections to fire hydrants.

There was another 1,200 feet of 1 3/4-inch hose which is used for residential fire fighting. Also included was about 1,400 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose, which is typically used for commercial fires and “large flow water fires” such as a barn fire, said Chief Robert Arbini.

Basar said that each of the 6 fire trucks have at least 1,000 feet of 5-inch hose, 600 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose and about 400 feet of 1 3/4 inch hose loaded on them when they leave the fire station.

The first few boxes of new fire hose unloaded.


Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017

Courtesy photo. Company C.

Courtesy photo.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Trinh Pifer for the information in this story.)

Chelsea’s Company C, under the direction of Steven Hinz, presents its annual winter choral and dance extravaganza, Showcase 2017, on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Chelsea High School Auditorium.

Chelsea’s award-winning high school performance ensemble will be joined by choral groups and show choirs from around the state of Michigan in this spirited evening of music and dance.

Ann Arbor Skyline, Battlecreek Lakeview, Greenville and Fenton high schools will share the stage with Co. C in this popular community exhibition.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Chelsea Pharmacy or at the door. Be sure to get your tickets early as this show sells out.

Co.C is embarking on its 27th year of helping students connect to each other and their own potential through vocal and dance performance. The theme this year, Shelter, reflects the desire to build and create a safe space for all students to develop their talents and to believe in themselves.

More than 50 students have been hard at work learning challenging choreography and vocal scores to prepare for their annual performances. This year’s performances will once again inspire, entertain and engage audiences.

Sponsorships are available to support and honor this tradition of musical excellence for our local youth.

If you are interested in being a patron of the arts, please contact Elaine Economou, 734-255-9110 or elaine@movewellness.com for more information.


Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017

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