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Lisa Allmendinger on December 30th, 2012

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this story.) Woodpeckers that visit local feeders in Chelsea are permanent residents.  They nest here in summer and remain through the winter season. They are hole-nesters, most often excavating nesting cavities in dead or dying [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 30th, 2012

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven for this Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority column.) We are very pleased with the success of the new single-stream recycling. Not only are intake numbers almost double the amounts taken in during the same time last year, but also some of the output numbers have doubled (or more) [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 30th, 2012

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amy Heydlauff, executive director of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation for this column.) It is traditional to make a commitment to lose weight beginning in the New Year. Some of us are compelled by a recent health scare or a long-standing need to shed some pounds, while others are reacting [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 29th, 2012

Chelsea Area Fire Authority firefighters were called to Keezer’s Hill, a sledding hill in Lyndon Township, to assist Huron Valley Ambulance with a rescue of a female sledder who was injured. The hill is located off M-52 on Waterloo Road and the woman was injured and at the bottom of the hill. It’s believed she [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 29th, 2012

Rick De Troyer, an artist from Lyndon Township, who specializes making sculptures from found art objects, is proposing of a large sun dial that would be made from one of a roof trusses to form the dial, he told Chelsea Update in a Facebook message Friday. “The metal window frames also salvaged from the Federal [...]

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Bill Harmer, the Chelsea Area Library Director, is one of about 120 library directors from across the country chosen by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to attend a Global Library Summit in Capetown, South Africa in 2013. Harmer told members of the Chelsea DDA last week that he will be attending the April 2013 [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 29th, 2012

The Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation, Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition, and Power Wellness will hold a grand opening of the Stockbridge Wellness Center on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The grand opening features membership enrollment, tours of the facility, opportunities to meet the staff, prizes and giveaways. To celebrate the opening, anyone who enrolls [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 28th, 2012

I wanted to give everyone a head’s up about another change coming to Chelsea Update in the next few days — on the off chance that there’s a problem. Now that the site is back up and running, Alan Scafuri, its IT guy, is going to grab the site and move it to his server, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 28th, 2012

Are you dreaming of Bloody Mary’s with bacon vodka for the New Year? Then look no further than Ugly Dog Distillery, LLC, in Dexter Township. Or, pick up one of the products at one of more than 650 (and counting) locations where it’s sold. But, nothing beats a trip to the small retail location at [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 28th, 2012

In the wake of the first significant snow of the season, and the many young drivers’ who are home for Christmas, it’s time to have “the family distracted driving talk.” According to www.distraction.gov, 3,092 people were killed in 2010 in crashes involving a distracted driver. That same year, an estimated 416,000 people were injured in [...]

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