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Lisa Allmendinger on January 29th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Joyce Williams for the information in this story.) To put passing drivers’ minds to rest this winter, Huron Valley Ambulance and other public safety agencies will once again be using caution tape on vehicles that have been abandoned or slid off the road. The caution tape indicates that the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 20th, 2015

Deanna Robbins wanted to say thank you to the anonymous person who put hay under “my Jesus and a blanket over him in my yard nativity.” Isn’t that so sweet, she said.

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 19th, 2015

Challenge yourself to an afternoon adventure in the forest on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Winter is a great time of year for learning how to find your way in the woods, and this program is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Compasses will be provided or you can bring your own. The [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 6th, 2015

Following the first snow of the winter, City Manager John Hanifan told the Chelsea City Council on Jan. 5 that the Department of Public Works staff was called in at 1 a.m. to handle the snow, and would be back in again at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. “I’d like to thank Public Works for the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 4th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill, for the information in this column. Part 1 ran on Saturday.) Trees and Shrubs The winter of 2013-2014 was very hard on a lot of trees and shrubs.  If the weather didn’t do some of them in, the rabbits and deer did. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 3rd, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill, for the information in this column. Part 2 will publish on Sunday.) What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, we were up to our ears in snow – OK, maybe only our knees, but it sure seemed like [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 21st, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this story.) It’s always fun to see those “sometimes” feeder birds that only come by every two or three years, or the truly rare ones that only appear every 10 years or so. But the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 7th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield of The Garden Mill for the photo and information in this column. This is the second part of this column. Part one ran yesterday.) Soil tests  If your garden didn’t do as well as you had hoped this year, consider doing a soil test now so that [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 6th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield and The Garden Mill for the information in this column.) The weather gurus are having a tough time deciding exactly what kind of winter we’re going to have this year. “The Farmer’s Almanac” says we’re going to have a colder-than-normal winter, and that the cold is going [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 30th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this column.) Every fall, birds from as far away as the Arctic Circle move south to escape the brutal northern winters.  They begin arriving in our area in October and remain until spring. Some come [...]

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