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By Lisa Carolin When your home is hit by a flood, a fire, a tornado, or another type of natural disaster, what should you do? That’s the specialty of Gateway Restoration, Inc. which has a Chelsea office on South Main Street. It’s owned by Deanna and John Robbins, who started the business exactly five years [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 7th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jennifer Fairfield, owner of The Garden Mill, for the information in this column. This is part one of two parts. Part 2 will run tomorrow.) How did it get to be November already? As usual, I’m not ready for it to be cold.  I haven’t cleaned up my garden [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 26th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the photos and information in this story.) Yes, it’s time to think about deer. Of course, those who have had to deal with them eating their vegetable gardens, hostas and other landscape plants have been well aware of their presence [...]

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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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