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Lisa Allmendinger on July 24th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 23rd, 2017

Today, July 23, marks Chelsea Update‘s fifth birthday.

Over those years, I’ve published more than 10,750 stories and photo galleries. How’s that for a lot of Chelsea Community news?

Since deciding to give up my full-time job with benefits to publish Chelsea Update for this community, I’ve truly been blessed. In the beginning, help came from former colleagues at the Ann Arbor News and folks I knew in the community. And as each year has passed, and this community has come to rely on Chelsea Update for their local news, it seems like almost everyone in this awesome community has assisted me in some way. Either they have provided me with stories, tips, information, and photos or advertised or donated to my efforts.

I promise you, I never get tired of people saying how much they love Chelsea Update. And yes, I work super hard on it each day because I know how much this community is counting on me to bring them the news. All of these factors have enabled me to continue publishing Chelsea Update and I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for their continued support along the way.

With all that said, I hope that you will take a few minutes on Friday, July 28 to stop by the Chelsea Bakery and help me celebrate the fifth birthday of your local news source. I’ll be there from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or so) and yes, folks, there will be cake. Two kinds. And cookies. So please, while enjoying the Sounds and Sights Festival, be sure to stop in the bakery and let’s celebrate our mutual accomplishments because without you, there would be no Chelsea Update.

Thank you all so very much.

Hope to see you Friday.

 

 

  

 

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 23rd, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 23rd, 2017

The 38h Annual Chicken and Corn Roast will be held at North Lake United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. until all the chickens are sold.

The church is located at 14111 North Territorial Road.

In addition to half a roasted chicken there will be fresh corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw and rolls. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Eat in or take home. Handicap accessible.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin

At its July 18 meeting, Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission’s members voted unanimously (Elizabeth Voshel absent) to approve bylaws that include purpose, objectives, and duties, membership, ethics and conflicts of interest, as well as officers, meetings, and parliamentary authority.

Those bylaws must now be approved by the Chelsea City Council, which will tentatively consider them at its Aug. 7 meeting.

The HRC also discussed creating a survey based on a human rights survey from the United Nations’ International Center for Human Rights Education.

HRC members agreed that they would each highlight parts of the survey that they think are important in order to make it fit their needs. The goal is to have local nonprofits, businesses, and individuals fill out the survey.

Finalizing the survey will be the first step in planning a public meeting that the HRC would like to organize this fall.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

File photo. From left: Ed Greenleaf, president of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Monica Monsma, new executive director and Leigh Schwatz, chamber administrative assistant.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.)

This Monday, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monica Monsma will talk to the Chelsea Kiwanis Club.

She will talk about the Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement nominations, and Chelsea’s first winter and curling festival that is planned for February 2018 in conjunction with Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chamber works to advance business opportunities and establish and maintain Chelsea as a premier community in which to live, work, and recreate.

The club meeting begins each Monday at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital cafeteria, and the speakers begin at about 6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to the club’s meetings to learn about Kiwanis.

Go to www.kiwanisclubofchelsea.org for more information.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

Gladys Steffens of Chelsea, age 93, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Marycrest Manor in Livonia.

She was born Aug. 28, 1923 in Redford Township, the daughter of Fred and Annie (Hamblett) Watson.

Gladys was a dedicated homemaker, farm wife and mother. She was an avid reader and decorating extraordinaire. Gladys enjoyed sewing and made her own clothes. She also enjoyed solving puzzles.

She married Irvin William Steffens, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Steffens, and 8 siblings. Survivors include 14 loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. at Chelsea Retirement Community, with Rev. Tina Zimmerman officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from noon – 1:30 p.m. at Chelsea Retirement Community. Burial will be at Vermont Cemetery in Chelsea.

For the full obituary, please click here.

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