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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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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, [...]

Continue reading about Publisher’s message: Cold, what cold? This year’s fair entries were being born