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Lisa Allmendinger on December 22nd, 2014

By Lisa Carolin Jake Hollenbeck loves working with children. That is the impetus behind his job as North Creek Elementary School teacher consultant. He is in his fifth year at the elementary school  and works with kindergarten, first and second-graders on fine motor, gross motor, behavior, social skills, and academics. He also provides academic support [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 22nd, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jean Bust for the information in this story. And, if you would like your church’s Christmas Eve and Christmas services listed on Chelsea Update, please email me today at lallmendinger@sbcglobal.net and I’ll put together a list to run on Tuesday for readers.) Everyone is invited to join us in [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 22nd, 2014

The Chelsea District Library will host Makerchelsea Kids Day on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the McKune Room For ages 8-14 years, Registration Required. Tinker, explore, and create with library staff and community volunteers. Test out kid-friendly activities and projects at this makerspace program: Do squishy circuits, computer programming with Scratch, make tech-friendly winter [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Dave Jolly for the information in this story.) Chelsea got off to a solid start to competitive swim and dive season with great performances at MEGA Quad meet. The Bulldogs traveled to Skyline High School last weekend to take on Skyline the No. 4 ranked team in D2, Groves, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 22nd, 2014

The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce has tickets for the Saturday, Jan. 31 Red Wings hockey game against the Islanders. Sponsored by Jet’s Pizza, participants will board the bus at noon from Jet’s parking lot. The cost is $65 for the bus ride, beverages and tickets to the game. Registration and payment taken by the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 21st, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this story.) It’s always fun to see those “sometimes” feeder birds that only come by every two or three years, or the truly rare ones that only appear every 10 years or so. But the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 21st, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) This week is Christmas, a time of family gatherings, good food and presents. But it is also a time of boxes, wrapping paper and Styrofoam peanuts. And, yes, fruit cakes, too. The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is asking our area [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 21st, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Dustin Suntheimer for the information in this story.) Early in January, 1865, a group of men gathered for the first Installation of officers in the newly chartered Olive Lodge #156 of Free and Accepted Masons in Chelsea. Many of their names now adorn the names of the streets on [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 20th, 2014

For the third year in a row, Kevin Frahm, owner of Global Marketplace, donated a portion of the proceeds from sales at the store during the Chelsea Gold weekend, which kicks off the Christmas shopping season. Frahm and his wife, Denise, have two children in the school district. “We’re just appreciative of the opportunity to [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 20th, 2014

Chelsea State Bank has announced a partnership with Larky, which offers a mobile service to help busy people get the most out of every benefit they deserve from their memberships, employers, and now local merchants. “As the local community bank, we are excited about our new partnership with Larky and to introduce the Local Edge [...]

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