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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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Lisa Allmendinger on October 11th, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 7 a.m., RMD Holdings, Ltd. will close Ivey Road in Sylvan Township on behalf of the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) between Bush Road and Werkner Road for a guardrail replacement project. The detour will utilize Bush Road, Sibley Road and Werkner Road. It’s anticipated that this closure to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 5th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Sylvan Township Board members will be signing a charter to create an Advisory Committee on Water Debt. That was the recommendation of Trustee Kurt Koseck, the board trustee chairing the committee. The committee has already met a few times, and Koseck says the plan is to quantify some scenarios and make a […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 29th, 2017

Celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Citizen of the Year Jim Randolph and Lifetime Achievement Winner John Mann at the annual banquet on Oct. 26 Tickets are currently on sale for the event that begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Conference Center. Tickets are $35 per person for adults and $15 for children and […]

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