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Lisa Allmendinger on January 17th, 2018

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board re-elected its current slate of officers for 2018 and set its meeting schedule for the year during its annual meeting on Jan. 16. Kurt Koseck, the Sylvan Township representative on the board, will remain as chairman, while Craig Maier of Lima Township continues as vice chairman. Peter Feeney, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 14th, 2018

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Joe Yekulis for the information in this story and Kelly Flaherty for the photos in this photo gallery.) A joyous celebration took place at St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Louis Center Saturday, Dec. 16 as Fr. Joseph Rinaldo and Fr. Fortunato Turati each celebrated 50 years of service […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 11th, 2018

By Lisa Carolin Housing starts are on the increase in Sylvan Township and many more are expected in 2018. That was part of Carol Konieczki, Sylvan Township Zoning and Planning Administrator’s report that she shared at the Jan. 9 Sylvan Township Board meeting. Konieczki said there were 40 Zoning Compliance permits issued in 2017 of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 7th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Westchester Farms, the new Sylvan Township development located off Cavanaugh Lake Road, was one of the topics discussed at the Sylvan Township Board meeting Dec. 5. At least 12 homes have been presold in Westchester Farms and construction on a model is about to begin. The development, located a mile from downtown […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 1st, 2017

It’s “Donutpalooza” time again at Salem Grove United Methodist Church. This small country church, located at 3320 Notten Road in the heart of Sylvan Township’s Christmas tree farms, offers on-site made donuts, home baked treats, Merindorf hot dogs and hot and cold beverages for dining in or for take-out. The Family Meal Deal will be […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 23rd, 2017

The 2018 Chelsea Area Fire Authority about $1.464 million budget proposed by Fire Chief Rob Arbini was unanimously approved at the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board’s Nov. 21 meeting and will now go to Chelsea and the townships of Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan for comments.   Arbini also told the board about some changes he’d […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 19th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shirley Hoppe for the information in this story.) It’s “Donutpalooza” time again at Salem Grove United Methodist Church. This small country church, located at 3320 Notten Road in the heart of Sylvan Township’s Christmas tree farms, offers on-site made donuts, home baked treats, Merindorf hot dogs and hot and […]

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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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