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Lisa Allmendinger on October 19th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this column.) Local fall color is at its peak now and should stay at maximum through Wednesday barring heavy rains or high winds.  So, this is the last chance to enjoy the leaves in all [...]

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The planned turn lane closure at Main Street and Old US-12 has been cancelled today, Oct. 14, due to rain, and is expected to take place tomorrow, Oct. 15. Motorists should expect delays and find an alternate route on Wednesday from about 9 a.m.-3 p.m. while construction takes place.

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 5th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this story.) Change in the length of day is the switch that turns on the fall colors every year, but other factors determine whether the colors will be fantastic or just so, so. Chlorophyll is [...]

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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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