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Lisa Allmendinger on February 20th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Dennis Rice for the information in this story.) Homeowners can reduce their heating costs by planting tree and shrub windbreaks. Windbreaks provide protection for up to 10 times their height by reducing wind speeds that cool your home, causing your furnace to run longer and burn more fuel to [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 13th, 2015

The Emergency Services Division of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac, is offering Skywarn Spotter training free of charge to anyone 18 years of age or older, who is interested in being trained in severe weather identification, protection, and reporting procedures. The course is approximately 1-1/2 hours long, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 6th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill for the information in this column. Part 2 will run tomorrow.) Feb. 2 generally marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. That means that we’re halfway through winter. I need to hold on to that fact when [...]

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Alan Scafuri on February 3rd, 2015

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 2nd, 2015

The Chelsea City Offices will be closed today, Feb. 2, due to the weather, but the Chelsea City Council meeting will take place tonight. According to an alert from the Chelsea Police Department, the closure is due to the winter storm and travel hazards caused by the storm. If travel is necessary please use caution [...]

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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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