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By Lisa Carolin Twelve Beach Middle School students were honored at an awards ceremony on May 14 in Detroit for winning the statewide social studies competition, the Michigan Social Studies Olympiad XXX. For all eighth-grade Honors students at Beach, competing at one or more events is part of their grade. “Though it is a social […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 20th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Doral for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company will conclude its 25th anniversary season with “Morning’s At Seven”, an American classic by Paul Osborn. The play is a gentle comedy about folks just like us. The story, set in a small Midwestern town in […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 13th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Doral for the information in this story.) Jeff Daniels has been nominated for a 2016 Tony Award, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. Daniels, founder of Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theatre Company, was nominated for best lead actor in a play for his role as Ray […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 13th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.) Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is proud to announce the 40th annual Sounds and Sights Festival July 28, 29 and 30. Presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, the weekend event will feature national and regional live music acts, […]

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By Crystal Hayduk The “Lovers of Valdaro,” whose 5,000-year-old bones were discovered in Italy in 2007, are a central and recurring image in the world premiere by Matt Letscher currently playing at the Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) as part of its 25th anniversary season. “Gaps in the Fossil Record” is a provocative examination of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 2nd, 2016

By Lisa Carolin It takes dedicated, encouraging, supportive teachers and parents to bring out the best in a student. In the case of Chelsea High School senior Abe Cone, it also takes a very talented student – one who is also extremely motivated. Cone was one of 16 recipients of the Gold Medal Portfolio 2016 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 1st, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 25th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin Jet’s Pizza, located at 506 North Main St. in Chelsea and owned by Jason and Suzei Povlich, has been growing, and so have the owners’ plans for summer concerts and a new home for children in Haiti. The Povliches run Project 418, the nonprofit that helps impoverished communities develop opportunities and sustainable […]

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