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The Chelsea Education Association (CEA) and the Chelsea School District will be headed to the fact finding stage of contract negotiations for the first time. Fact finding happens when traditional bargaining and the further step of involving a state mediator have proven unsuccessful at reaching an agreement according to a press release from the CEA. [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kristin Krarup-Joyce, Ed. S. NCSP, Ellen Kent, Ed. S. NCSP and Emily Verbeke, Ed. S. NCSP for the information in this new weekly column.  If you have a question for one of the school psychologists, please email asktheschoolpsychologist@gmail.com. All information will be kept confidential.) Question: Recently, I have learned [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

This is the last Saturday Farmers Market for the season. It takes place on the former Palmer lot with is across from the Police Station from 8 a.m.-noon. Here’s what to expect from the vendors this week: Kapnick Orchards:  Apple cider, donuts, Honey Crisp, Jona-Mac, Empire, Spartan, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, McIntosh apples, potatoes, pie, peanut, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

Please enjoy this photo gallery from Alan Ashley of a recent Beach Middle school volleyball match. More of his work can be found here.

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank coaches (Chelsea Update would like to thank coaches Todd Blomquist, Dan Rhodes, Ryan Panzer, Sam Vogel, Jason MacDonald, Larry Merx and Joe Koengeter for the information in this story.) The 7th Grade Football team concluded its season with a loss to Monroe on Tuesday. Kyle Knight and Patrick Kelleher [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

Carl Theodore “Ted” Nelson of Houghton, Mich., age 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at his daughter’s home. He was born April 8, 1937 in Houghton, Michigan, the son of Carl and Margaret (Nylund) Nelson. Ted graduated from Michigan Tech with a mechanical engineering degree.  He belonged to Theta Tau fraternity. Ted was a champion skier [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 23rd, 2014

Rick Eder will remember 2014 as a year of community honor and great luck. This summer, he was chosen as Chelsea’s Citizen of the Year and will be a guest of honor tonight at the Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center. (Also to be honored tonight is Lifetime Achievement Winner Lenard McDougall.) On Oct. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 23rd, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Janice Ortbring for the information in this story.) The Yellow Door farm-to-table fund-raising initiative is hosting a breakfast event on Saturday, Nov. 8 fro, 9 a.m.-noon at the Chelsea Alehouse. All proceeds from the event will go to the Chelsea High School Theater Boosters. Special guest Chef Todd Wesley [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 23rd, 2014

Pastry chef Laura O’Brien, who was the assistant pastry chef at the former Glee Cake and Pastry, will be hosting a special Holiday Open House and Tasting of her sweet creations at Gee Farms in Stockbridge on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 3-5 p.m. The event is free and open to all and the farm is [...]

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