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Mark your calendar now for the free September Transition Town Chelsea potluck meeting on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St. The group will hear a talk on emergency preparedness by Tim and Debbie Smashey, distributors for THRIVE storage foods and other prep items.  THRIVE specializes in natural, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 10th, 2014

Due to severe storm threats, today’s Bushel Basket Farmers Market has been cancelled.  

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 6th, 2014

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of the outdoor warning sirens across the county on Saturday, Sept. 6 2 at noon. These sirens are tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September – unless there’s a threat of severe weather. Sirens will be activated [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 5th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill for the photos and information in this story. This is Part 4 of a 4-part series that began Tuesday.) Blubs Spring bulbs, including crocus, daffodils and tulips, get planted at about the same time that the tender summer bulbs are dug up [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 4th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield for the information in this column. This is part 3 of a 4-part series, which began on Tuesday.) Fertilizing If you’ve been fertilizing your perennials, shrubs and trees this summer, now’s the time to stop.  Fertilizing encourages new growth, and that new growth will likely not have [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 30th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank the Washtenaw County Road Commission and the County Road Association for the information in this story.) While Michigan residents are enjoying the dog days of summer, road agencies are quietly preparing for winter. The County Road Association said that state and local road agencies are bracing for a massive [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 19th, 2014

Should there be severe weather while you are attending the Chelsea Community Fair, here is what’s posted. Go to your cars, start your engines and leave the windows cracked. It’s your choice whether you decide to stay or leave the fairgrounds. Listen for official announcements from fair officials, including the employees who are running the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 2nd, 2014

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of the outdoor warning sirens across the county on Saturday, Aug. 2 at noon. These sirens are tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September – unless there’s a threat of severe weather. Sirens will be activated for [...]

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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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Lisa Allmendinger on May 14th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Chelsea Area Fire Chief Jim Payeur for the information in this story.) The Chelsea Area Fire Authority has had many inquiries with regard to obtaining burn permits and outdoor burning in general. The following information should be helpful to the residents and businesses of the communities we serve. They [...]

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