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Lisa Allmendinger on November 17th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Volunteers interested in being part of Sylvan Township’s Advisory Committee on Water Debt are invited to step up as a new committee is forming. Chair Kurt Koseck reported at the Nov. 14 Sylvan Township Board meeting that the current committee did not come up with a recommendation but instead developed three options: […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 8th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring this event.) Learn about Michigan birds of prey On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m., at the Eddy Discovery Center. Francie Krawcke of Michigan Avian Experience will bring a bald eagle […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 7th, 2017

Melissa Johnson received 997 votes and will become Chelsea’s second female mayor according to unofficial results from the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election. In the City Council race, Rick Catherman was the top vote-getter with 950 votes, Tony Iannelli received 881 votes and Cheri Albertson got 853 votes. All of the candidates ran unopposed. Chelsea voters […]

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Dear Editor: As a Sylvan Township Trustee, I’ve had the privileged to be a CAFA Board member for the last 5 years. I have been most impressed with the quality of the CAFA employees and the Board Members that have served. I am one dissenting vote of the Board, I do not support the millage […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 25th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring this event.) On Sunday, Oct. 29 beginning at 2 p.m., take a Sandhill Crane tour. Local expert Bill Wells will show a film about Sandhill Cranes at the Eddy Discovery Center and then […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 20th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Sue Rothamel for the information in this story.) Imagine being surrounded by giant paper hydrangeas, thousands of hand-painted butterflies, and paper-flowered umbrellas at a uniquely creative experience at USArtQuest, 18650 W. Old US12 Hwy. in Sylvan Township. Meet the artist Zahrah Resh, paper artist extraordinaire, on Thursday Nov. 2 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 19th, 2017

Large numbers of Sandhill Cranes can be seen in parts of the Waterloo Recreation Area through late November. Visitors to the Eddy Discovery Center may pick up free maps to the best fall color routes and crane viewing areas around the Waterloo Recreation Area. A film “The Sandhill Crane Story” will be shown on request.   […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 18th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring this event.) On Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:30 and 3 p.m., learn about alligators and their kin at the Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Sylvan Township. This is an exciting, hands-on […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 15th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Big 400 refers to the region that encompasses a 20 by 20 square mile area that surrounds Chelsea. Close to 50 people participated in this year’s Big 400 bus tour, which took place on Oct. 6, a magnificent fall day with light precipitation. This year’s tour covered the area northwest, northeast, […]

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