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Chelsea Police logoAmong the recent crimes reported by the Chelsea Police were a wedding ring apparently stolen from a locker in the 14000 block or East Old US-12 and a cell phone apparently taken from a business in the 100 block of West Middle Street.

Police also responded to a report of a building break-in on the 800 block of West Middle Street and assisted a resident during a medical call in the 600 block of Flanders Street.

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 15th, 2014

Dear Editor:

On March 14, the State of Michigan approved a mid-fiscal year 2014 budget supplemental bill for several programs, including the replacement of funding for the room and board benefit for hospice Medicaid beneficiaries. Advocacy efforts were essential in replacing the room and board benefit for hospice Medicaid beneficiaries. Thank you for all of your efforts on this important issue.

When the Michigan Department of Community Health eliminated room and board reimbursement for Medicaid beneficiaries who needed inpatient hospice services in October 2013, many of our community members asked how they could help. You understood that without the room and board benefit, many frail and elderly Medicaid beneficiaries returned to the hospital for care, a more costly option.

Everyone who made their voice heard on behalf of patients and families made a difference. Thank you for everything you have done on behalf of this issue, whether it was calling, emailing, writing or visiting your legislator, spreading the word to your family and friends or keeping the faith that we would find a solution for Medicaid hospice beneficiaries.

We are grateful that the Michigan legislature found a solution to this critical situation through this supplemental law and recognizes the importance of this issue. Our advocacy efforts will be an ongoing effort. The supplemental bill expires in September and we will need to obtain funding for future budget years. Your advocacy efforts are very much appreciated. On behalf of the patients and families who utilize this benefit, thank you. Medicaid beneficiaries will receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

Gloria D. Brooks, MPA, CHA
President and CEO Arbor Hospice

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South Meadows Elementary School has a large amount of clothing and other assorted items in the lost and found.

Parents (and students) are asked to please stop in and check the area outside the office to see if any of the items belongs to you.

At the end of the day on Thursday, April 17, the stuff will be bagged up and donated to Faith in Action.

 

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 14th, 2014

2014_wine_brew_ad(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.)

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events invites the community to help celebrate and support the 10th Anniversary of “Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights” at this year’s annual Michigan Wine and Beer Show.

The fundraiser will take place on Monday, May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at The Common Grill. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the restaurant.

Guests will be treated to wide selection of Chef Craig’s sampling of Michigan foods, 50 wines and two dozen beers. Beers and wines will also be for sale that evening.

All proceeds from the event benefit Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights and the Sounds and Sights Festival.

“As with all nonprofit events, fundraising is an essential part of Sounds & Sights,” said event co-organizer Craig Common in a press release.

“For our annual spring benefit this year, we want to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights by offering Michigan-made wine, beer and cuisine. The Wine and Beer Show helps us raise money so we can continue to provide quality entertainment, free to the public, at Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights. Our team has been busy planning events and scheduling performers and this is a fun way to share our excitement for the upcoming season with the community.”

Sounds and Sights is kicking off its 10th season on June 5 and runs every Thursday until Aug. 14.

Dates for the 38th annual Sounds and Sights Festival are July 24-26.

“Sounds and Sights has become a popular community event,” said Common. “We have put together a fantastic lineup of returning favorites, as well as some new and innovative local groups. We truly appreciate the support of the community and volunteers who make this event so successful.”

For ticket information, call The Common Grill at 475-0470.

Sounds and Sights information can be found here.

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 14th, 2014
An old baseball bat that was brought in for an appraisal at a previous Dexter Area Museum Antiques Appraisal Day.

Courtesy photo. An old baseball bat that was brought in for an appraisal at a previous Dexter Area Museum Antiques Appraisal Day.

Courtesy photo. Jugs that were brought to the clinic for appraisal.

Courtesy photo. Jugs that were brought to the clinic for appraisal.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Sue Schotts for the information in this story.)

The spring Antiques Appraisal Day will be Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dexter Area Museum, 3443 Inverness St.

Certified appraisers from DuMouchelles Art Gallery in Detroit will give a verbal appraisal during a 15-minute appointment for 1-2 items with a fee of $7 per item.

So, if you are wondering what something in your home might be worth, make an appointment and find out. You must be able to carry it into the museum for an appraiser to look it over. For an appointment, please call Sue at 424-9998.

On May 3, please call the museum for additional information at 426-2519.

Proceeds benefit the preservation and operation of the museum.

Learn about future museum events by clicking here.

Courtesy photo of another antique bat that was appraised.

Courtesy photo of another antique bat that was appraised.

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The Chelsea Board of Education will meet at North Creek Elementary School tonight at 6:30 p.m. during which Principal Marcus Kaemming is on the agenda to make a special presentation.

On the consent agenda are the approval of a new 6-8 grade math curriculum and an AP economics class field trip to the Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis Tower Skydeck on May 19.

Up for discussion are a request for an estimated $389,700 in technology updates that would be taken from the technology bond funds.

Included in the request are:

  • Staff laptops – $35,900
  • Desktop computers – $11,200
  • Staff ipads and cases – $20,200
  • Student ipads and cases – $310,000
  • Projectors and accessories – $4,600
  • Ipad carts – $7,250
  • Syncing equipment – $3,630
  • Printers – $500

In addition, there is a request for 40 Apple iPad Airs for Beach staff at a cost of about $19,200, which cannot be paid for through the technology bonds and would have to come out of the FFE (furniture, fixtures and equipment) fund purchases.

“Technology purchase for administrators and support staff cannot be taken out of the technology bond funds,” Scott Wooster, director of Technology Services, wrote in a memo to Superintendent Andy Ingall.

 

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File photo of a previous hospital bake sale.

File photo of a previous hospital bake sale.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shirley Hoppe for the information in this story. And from personal experience, the baked goods are really, really good. Hope to see you there. )

This is a reminder about the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary’s Spring Bazaar tomorrow from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Chelsea Community Hospital cafeteria area.

This event features a variety of home baked goods,  including breads, cookies, cakes, coffee cakes, pies, fancy cupcakes and special Easter treats. Seasonal handcrafted items will also be available for purchase.

All That Art and Sports will set up Tuesday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. This company specializes in the field of picture framing and digital art design. They will sell high-quality framed art at outstanding prices. In addition to University of Michigan and Michigan State University teams’ art, categories of pictures include:  Abstracts, landscapes, collegiate and professional sports teams, military, music and wildlife.

Hoola Jewelry, a Chelsea-based company, will set up on Wednesday, April 16 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.  and offers you the ability to express yourself with jewelry that you design. Hoola is a jewelry piece hung from a hoop to form an earring or added to a necklace or bracelet or to form a pendant. Special materials available are sterling silver, gems, pearls and Swarovski crystals.

Funds raised from the bazaar and the art and jewelry sales will go toward the Chelsea Cancer Center.

Due to construction on the Cancer Center, the main entrance to the hospital should be used.

The free shuttle can be called at 646-1709 and is available during event hours.

 

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 14th, 2014

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The regular Chelsea Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. has been cancelled.

Instead, the planners will hold a work session during which they will continue discussions of the 5-year comprehensive plan review.

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