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Lisa Allmendinger on August 14th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Doral for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company is thrilled to bring the bittersweet comedy, Annapurna by Sharr White for its first production of the theater’s 24th season. What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life – but couldn’t remember it? [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 28th, 2014

Story and photos By Lisa Carolin Depending on the weather, you might still be able to see East Middle Street, just east of Main Street, looking like a big easel. On Saturday, more than a dozen artists created sidewalk art during one of the events of the Sights and Sounds Festival. “This is my first [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 26th, 2014

Story and photos by Lisa Carolin The Art Market is open from noon-8 p.m. at the Sounds and Sights Festival and will have demonstrations and a variety of items for sale. There’s jewelry, handmade soaps, hand bags, ceramics, woodwork and more. Rose Giacherio from Ann Arbor runs the Images in Metal by Rose booth, which [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 24th, 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by Chelsea Bakery yesterday to wish Chelsea Update a happy second birthday. And, a big shout out to Jennifer Kundak who planned the celebration.  

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.) One of the most popular features of Chelsea’s Sounds and Sights Festival is the KidZone entertainment and activities area. The KidZone, sponsored by Chelsea Teddy Bear Company, will offer activities for children of all ages on both Friday and Saturday from [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 23rd, 2014

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank John Groesser for the information in this story.) Christian bands “Amplified Version,” Stillwater Creek” and “City of Nations” are among those who will be performing July 25 and 26 as part of the Chelsea First Assembly of God‘s annual open house held on the church’s property next to the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.) Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is proud to announce the return of its annual Sounds and Sights Festival July 24-26 in downtown Chelsea. The 3-day event will feature national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, an open-air art [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 17th, 2014

July 16, 2014 Dear CCA Students, Friends and Supporters, It is with great sadness that we inform you that the CCA has ceased operations and closed the building due to financial hardship effective immediately. All camps and lessons are suspended due to an inability to make staff and instructor payroll. We are unable to grant [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 16th, 2014

(Publisher’s note: I plan to speak with a CCA board member later today for more details.) Below is an email that was sent yesterday to folks taking the Music Together Class at Chelsea Center for the Arts from Tara Vesprini, an instructor there. “I write this note still in shock from the email I received [...]

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