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Lisa Allmendinger on July 28th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Don Enderby for this information and photo.) This is in the back yard of Don Enderby’s home on Clardale Court in Chelsea. Fortunately, he hasn’t found any interior damage. “I was out of town when the storm hit, so I missed the experience of the tree falling,” he said [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Nancy Paul for passing along this information from the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development.) Please spend 15 to 20 minutes taking a survey that will help identify issues surrounding affordable housing in Washtenaw County. Your input is critical to create a full understanding of the need [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 28th, 2014

Story and photos By Lisa Carolin Depending on the weather, you might still be able to see East Middle Street, just east of Main Street, looking like a big easel. On Saturday, more than a dozen artists created sidewalk art during one of the events of the Sights and Sounds Festival. “This is my first [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 28th, 2014

Story and Photos by Lisa Carolin It was like a flashback to Woodstock outside Farmers Supply Company Saturday morning. Woodstock was in fact the theme of this year’s Pet Parade, and there was no shortage of tie die accessories and groovy glasses. Juliana Gatza, 6, and her dog Paisley both dressed as hippies with the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 27th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this column.) Over 300 bird species visit or reside in Michigan every year, but none are more interesting or unique than the diminutive ruby-throated hummingbird. This, the smallest bird nesting east of the Rocky Mountains, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 27th, 2014

Just a quick note to readers about this week. My dear sweet Ryan is having surgery on Monday and I am taking some time off to cater to his every whim post-op. There will be a few stories published each day but not as many as you are used to reading so I wanted to [...]

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Alan Scafuri on July 27th, 2014

Spring clean-up day, which was held at the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) facility on May 17, was a great success. The final numbers are in from the county, and here are some of them:. The total number of vehicles that showed up was 1,161, with an average cost per car of $18.94, for a [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 26th, 2014

Great weather and more cars than I’ve seen in years at the car show at this year’s Sounds and Sights Festival. Please enjoy the slide show below from Friday.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 26th, 2014

Story and Photos By Lisa Carolin In between the art booths and the food vendors lining West Middle Street, you can also find members of the Chelsea Kiwanis Club selling raffle tickets. The money for raffle tickets will go toward eliminate tetanus in Africa where 160 babies die every day from the disease. Dr. Costas [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 26th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lion Keith Bloomensaat for the information and photos in this story and slideshow.) In this slideshow is Lion Keith Bloomensaat and Lion Ron Montange thanking Jackson Lion Marianne Behler for presenting a program about helping families to organize their thousands of photos. Lion Ron Montange thanks Chelsea resident Charlie [...]

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