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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 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.

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(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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Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017

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

Learn about Michigan’s bears on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2-3 p.m. at the Discovery Center.

Black bears are primarily creatures of Michigan’s north woods.  We’ll discuss the biology, habits and distribution of one of Michigan’s largest mammals and we’ll talk about how to live in harmony with these sometimes pesky creatures.

We’ll also learn about how the DNR maintains a healthy black bear population. This program is meant for at adult audience, and the cost is $2/person or $5/family.

Eddy Discovery Center is at 17030 Bush Road in Sylvan Township.

Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017


Lisa Allmendinger on February 22nd, 2017

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


Lisa Allmendinger on February 21st, 2017

New Chelsea Area Fire Authority Chief Robert Arbini (center) on his first day on the job with Capt. Scott Basar, Lt. Bill Regnier and firefighter Nate Saarinen, who were on shift Monday.

New Fire Chief Robert Arbini (on left) and Interim Chief Jon Ichesco exchange the Chelsea Area Fire Chief’s helmet.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 21st, 2017

Photo by Burrill Strong. A scene from a previous Authors in Chelsea event.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Patty Roberts for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea District Library has been awarded two grants in support of its 2017 Authors in Chelsea program.

Authors in Chelsea brings nationally known authors to Chelsea schools, providing children close contact with award-winning authors to explore the power of writing, and encourages students to read and appreciate literature. The event takes place each year in March and also includes an evening Author Meet and Greet for the entire Chelsea community.

The Chelsea Education Foundation awarded the library $1,500 to help pay for books by the visiting authors for school classrooms and media centers, and the Friends of Chelsea District Library awarded the library $2,500 to assist in paying authors’ appearance fees.

This year’s program will see participation from 1,025 children in grades 1-6.

“We could not offer this great program without the financial support of the Chelsea Education Foundation and the Friends of the Chelsea District Library,” says Karen Persello, head of Youth and Teen Services at the library in a press release.

“This is our eighth Authors in Chelsea, and it promises to be a very inspiring and memorable experience for the community,” she said.

“This year, we are excited to have visits from authors Jennifer Jacobson, Gordon Korman, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt, on March 22 and 23. Because of the generosity of these two local fundraising organizations, Chelsea schoolchildren will be offered the unique opportunity to attend presentations on writing from each author,” Persello said.

About The Chelsea Education Foundation:

The Chelsea Education Foundation provides funding for a wide spectrum of educational activities to benefit the residents of Chelsea, Michigan. A non-profit, tax-exempt organization, Friends and supporters organized CEF in 1990 to provide a link between school, business, and community to help strengthen Chelsea’s future.

About the Friends of Chelsea District Library:

The mission of the Friends of Chelsea District Library is to provide financial assistance for special library programs, and to supplement materials and equipment; to increase the visibility of the library in the community; provide volunteer aid to the library; and to recognize library staff annually.

About the Chelsea District Library:

The Chelsea District Library is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide equal access to quality resources that serve the lifelong cultural, educational and informational needs and interests of all people. The library currently serves 15,100 residents in the Chelsea district, which includes the City of Chelsea and the Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan townships. Approximately 16,000 individuals visit the library each month.

For more information visit www.chelseadistrictlibrary.org.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 21st, 2017

Courtesy photo. Recent North Creek Elementary School Bucket Fillers.

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

The students pictured above with the North Creek Elementary School Hero were recently recognized by their teachers as outstanding “Bucket Fillers”.

A bucket filler is someone who says or does something kind to another. Make sure to recognize and encourage these children when you see them around town.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 21st, 2017

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