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Lisa Allmendinger on April 20th, 2014

(Column and photos by Tom Hodgson with special thanks to the Waterloo Natural History Association.) The fall waterfowl migration is all about duck blinds, decoys and sitting in misery for hours in the cold and rain in hopes of getting a shot at a duck that is flying by at 40 miles an hour. The [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 18th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill, for the information in this column.) Even though we really can’t get any planting or dividing done yet because the ground is either still frozen or too soggy, there are still a number of things we can do to get our yards [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Angie Borrego for the information in this story.) The Washtenaw County Road Commission on Thursday, April 17, suspended the seasonal weight restrictions on roads throughout the county. These weight restrictions went into effect on March 1 and remained there for 54 days. Typically, each spring in accordance with state [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 16th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Patty Roberts for the information in this story.) The Chelsea District Library welcomes Eric Harrington, a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, initiated by former vice president Al Gore, on Monday, April 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. He will explore the causes and consequences of climate change in a [...]

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Despite all the shattered records for snow and cold this winter, life on the farm doesn’t miss a beat. In addition to caring for the goats and sheep and pigs, the cycle of life is not deterred by whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at local livestock farmers. They just bundle up and march on, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 25th, 2014

Chelsea resident Tom Girard is having some fun with the wicked winter we’ve all endured. He’s asking Chelsea residents to guess how long his ice block mass will last. See all the information below, and even if you don’t enter his contest, drive by and take a look at what he’s built.    

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Alan Scafuri on March 2nd, 2014

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) board released the final sales numbers for 2013 this week, and said WWRA earned $562,000 for recyclable materials sold. This is $110,000 less than what was earned in 2012, despite selling more material. The reason? Prices paid in 2013 for recyclable materials never returned to what they had been [...]

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The Chelsea Police Department is warning folks of both a wind chill advisory and whiteout conditions with intermittent slick roadways. The wind chill advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. Please take your time and drive very carefully.

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 21st, 2014

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 20th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jaclyn Klein of Arbor Hospice for the information in this story.) Winter continues to pummel Michigan with extreme temperatures and record-breaking levels of snow. While this weather may give you reason to gripe, it poses an extra challenge for those living with respiratory ailments, such as congestive obstructive pulmonary [...]

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