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For the third year, Mike Jackson, owner of Vogel’s and Foster’s, will host a shopping event to give back to the community called Chelsea Gold. During the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28-30, the store will donate a percentage of its sales to the Chelsea School District’s general fund. “I decided to designate my donation to the general fund [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 20th, 2014

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Chuck Reed for the information and photo in this story.) The American Legion Post 31 recently honored Phil and Jenn Tolliver, owners of Smokehouse BBQ 52, with a plaque of recognition for their help and contribution to the Legion and to the community.

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Kevin Frahm, owner of Global Marketplace, said “Faith in Action is such a great organization that helps fill the gaps for our community’s neighbors, and we are thrilled to support their mission and contribute to our neighbor’s in need by helping people fill the pantries at Faith in Action.” “This is a great way to [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 18th, 2014

By Lisa Carolin Chelsea resident Tricia McKenzie is an occupational therapist and an entrepreneur. The combination of the two is bringing her a lot of positive attention these days thanks to an iPad app she created called StartDOT Handwriting. McKenzie’s 21 years of experience working with preschool and elementary school-aged children inspired her to create [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 17th, 2014

By Lisa Carolin Mocha Caramel Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso,  Hazelnut Iced Coffee or one of the many other coffee variations along with tea, hot chocolate and more have made Biggby Coffee on South Main Street in Chelsea a destination. That is confirmed by the fact that Biggby Store 191 is celebrating its fourth birthday in November. [...]

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By Lisa Carolin When your home is hit by a flood, a fire, a tornado, or another type of natural disaster, what should you do? That’s the specialty of Gateway Restoration, Inc. which has a Chelsea office on South Main Street. It’s owned by Deanna and John Robbins, who started the business exactly five years [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 5th, 2014

Three members of Fair Trade Chelsea — Elizabeth Hammer, Rebecca Meuninck and Gail McCulloch — spent most of October celebrating Fair Trade Month by providing free Fair Trade coffee for meetings to about eight organizations. The effort was one more step in moving Chelsea toward becoming a Fair Trade City. On Monday, Nov. 3, the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 3rd, 2014

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 1st, 2014

Chelsea State Bank will begin collecting food and household items for Faith in Action Chelsea/Dexter on Nov. 1. The bank will place holiday boxes in their lobbies from Nov. 1 to Dec. 12 to collect items that are in great need for families in both the Chelsea and Dexter communities. “As the local community bank, [...]

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