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Lisa Allmendinger on August 20th, 2014

By Elizabeth Richardson Nothing is sweeter than the taste of maple syrup from local Michigan trees. Jane and John Kelly started over 10 years ago what they thought would be just a little hobby tapping sugar maple trees and making syrup. They had the trees, learned how to do it and began by making syrup [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to congratulate Randy Lee on this terrific accomplishment.) Randall Lee, owner of RK Studios in Grass Lake, with an office in nearby Chelsea, announced that his recently completed documentary “The Purple Rose in Full Bloom” will be featured at the Florida International Documentary Film Festival on Sept.  12-14 in Boca Raton. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 16th, 2014

The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ballet Chelsea studio space at 1050 South Main St. Friday afternoon. Please enjoy the photo gallery below from the event, which was attended by chamber members, students, parents and board members.

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Three members of the Chelsea Area Players (CAP) — Clara Smith, Vicky Wurster and Don Paulsell — were at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Thursday morning carrying a very large check. Wurster, secretary of the board and Paulsell, treasurer of the board, as well as Smith, a long-time board member, presented a $3,000 donation from the [...]

Continue reading about Chelsea Area Players donate $3,000 to new cancer center at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Please enjoy the photo gallery from Ross Richardson below of the special visitors in Chelsea found outside the Global Marketplace on the closing night of Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights.

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 15th, 2014

This is a reminder that Chelsea Update now has a classified page. Look for the tab on the right side of the page and check back often as new items appear regularly.  

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 14th, 2014

Be sure to get a spot by registering now for the Sept. 20 Fairy Garden “Make and Take” Workshop  at The Garden Mill. The workshop takes place from 11 a.m.-noon and costs $25. Reservations are recommended by calling 475-3539. The Garden Mill will provide the container, soil, a plant, and a selection of accessories. With a few [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kevin Frahm for the information in this story.) The Global Marketplace will welcome monks from Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in Tibet on Thursday, Aug. 14 during the final Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights of the 2014 season. The monks are in the area for their year-long US based [...]

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The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for four convertibles and drivers for Chelsea Community Fair Parade on Aug. 23 as rides for four distinguished guests. Riding in them will be the 2014 Citizen of the Year Rick Eder and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Lenard McDougall and representatives from the Small Business Leadership Winner [...]

Continue reading about Four convertibles and drivers needed for distinguished citizens in the Chelsea Fair Parade

Story and photos by Lisa Carolin Chelsea Farmer’s Supply at 122 Jackson St. will stay open during the nearby construction work that is expected to begin soon. The city is taking down The Livery Building and replacing it with a parking lot as well as extending the existing Longworth alley between Main and Middle Streets [...]

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