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Perhaps one of the best kept childcare secrets in Chelsea is the Kids in Motion (KIM) program that on July 25 held its annual picnic at Pierce Park. Created for youth ages 6 months to 12 years, Kids in Motion is a year-round, childcare option for members of the Chelsea Wellness Center which provides “a [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 31st, 2012

If you need to renew your driver’s license early this month, take note that the Chelsea Secretary of State office at 1113 S. Main St. will close for remodeling from Friday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 10. New carpeting and other updates are planned, according to a press release from the Secretary of State office. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 31st, 2012

Although the medals earned by Dexter Township resident Michael Favre while serving in Iraq were awarded 20 years after he completed his tour of duty, finally holding them in his hands was worth the wait. Especially impressive was the Kuwait Liberation Medal from Saudi Arabia, which was nestled in a beautiful green box. Favre served [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 30th, 2012

The Bushel Basket Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Chelsea Community Fair Grounds. Here’s what the vendors expect to have on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Kapp Farms: string beans, cucumbers, summer squash, kale, tomatoes, pattipans, basil, sweet and hot peppers, baked goods, pretzels, brownies, and cookies. Waterloo Country Crafts and [...]

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Did you know that before every election, city, village and township clerks across the state (and the country) perform a public accuracy test of the computers used to tabulate your votes? Terri Royal, Chelsea‘s clerk/treasurer performed this test for the Aug. 7 primary on Friday, July 27, in the downstairs conference room of the Chelsea [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 30th, 2012

The Old US-12 sidewalk project was delayed due to underground fiber optic and electric utility conflicts, but these issues have been resolved and the project is back on track. Christine Linfield, city engineer, sent an update that the contractor’s plan to remove the detour on Friday, Aug. 3. “If the asphalt paving crews cannot be [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 30th, 2012

There are radishes and tomatoes, pumpkins and squash, sunflowers, kale, beans, broccoli, watermelon and cabbage. And this is just a short list of the many veggies at the thriving Intergenerational Garden at the Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington St. If you haven’t had a chance to see this fully fenced, cooperative gardening effort of the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 29th, 2012

In case you missed it, the new Chelsea Police Department at 311 S. Main Street is now fully-operational. The building is across the driveway from the downtown branch of the Chelsea State Bank and the Chelsea City Offices. There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 28 during the Chelsea City Council meeting regarding [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 29th, 2012

Cindy Lesser’s plum crazy purple 1971 Chevelle was hard to miss at Friday night’s Classic Car Show during the Sounds and Sights Festival. For starters, it was parked in the first spot on Middle Street — right behind the blockade that separated a few hundred classic cars from Main Street. Then there was the car’s [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 29th, 2012

Check out this video narrated by Chelsea‘s own Jeff Daniels. Lots of people talking about it this weekend.  

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