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By Crystal Hayduk Since the Purple Rose Theatre Company opened its doors 25 years ago, audiences have been entertained by award-winning plays. Although it might seem that talented actors effortlessly perform their scenes, the reality is that it takes a strong team many months of working long hours to produce shows that meet the Purple […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 26th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin 5 Healthy Town’s Board of Directors recently approved a budget of $75,000 for the Chelsea Wellness Coalition‘s Year 5 Plan. Chelsea Update is profiling each of the interventions that is receiving funding. The Adaptive Dance Program was developed in 2014 thanks to the vision of Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director Wendi DuBois and […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 26th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amythyst Romero for the information in this story.) The Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards are some of the most important awards our community can bestow upon our residents. We all have very busy schedules and great demands on our personal time. However, I would encourage you […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 25th, 2016

Two-term Washtenaw County Commissioner Kent Martinez-Kratz recently announced he will seek re-election to the district one seat. District One covers Chelsea, Dexter, and five surrounding townships. “As County Commissioner, I have been dedicated to maintaining Washtenaw County as an attractive place to live and work. During my tenure, property values have risen for four straight […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information in this story.) Silver Maples of Chelsea will host a reception for the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild exhibit in the Gallery 100 on Sunday, June 26, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Circles of Life,” a collaborative piece designed and executed by six members of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 25th, 2016

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program offers cancer patients free transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment. When transportation is a cancer patient’s biggest roadblock to treatment, we help provide the rides that can help save lives. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to treatment, volunteers […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 24th, 2016

Dr. Luman Strong, who has been with the Chelsea School District since 1997, has been named the new North Creek Elementary School principal. Strong has been an assistant principal at Chelsea High School for the last four years and new Superintendent of Schools Julie Helber and an interview team determined that he was the best […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 24th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin (Chelsea Update is running a series of stories on businesses in Chelsea beginning with those that belong to the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.) Edward Jones opened its first office in Chelsea 20 years ago, and lifelong Chelsea resident Michael O’Quinn has worked as a financial advisor there for the past eight […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 24th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Joe Ewald for the information in this story.) Chelsea High School golfer Ben Otto was named to the Division 2 Golf, All State Team. In addition, he was recently named Ann Arbor News area Player of the Year. “Ben had a great season, and his play was very deserving […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 24th, 2016

The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place each Saturday at the Palmer parking lot from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the Chelsea Farmers Market. Robin Hills Farm is beginning its first partnership at the June 25 market. Their vegetable manager Bee Ayer and two partners are the owners of Get Down Farm, […]

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