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If you weren’t able to attend Chelsea Update’s 5th birthday party on July 29, above are the two cakes that were devoured by those who were able to stop by for the celebration. We had a lot of fun and I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to stop by and say Happy […]

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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 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 18th, 2017

It’s still a few months away but with the temperatures rising, there’s no better time to remind folks that tick-tock, tick-tock the greatest event in Chelsea is fast approaching. OK, so I admit my bias toward this event, but when it comes to the community reconnecting, nothing tops the Chelsea Community Fair, which will take […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 7th, 2017

In response to this column, readers of Chelsea Update have been most generous and for that I am so grateful and super thankful. I hope everyone knows I’d much rather be spending my time bringing you all the News That’s Fit To Print about Chelsea than asking for donations, which are not tax deductible. But […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 23rd, 2017

Are you one of the thousands of folks who enjoys reading Chelsea Update’s daily news content and/or gets the free newsletter every day so you can keep up with the headlines? Has it helped someone you know or a group in which you are involved? Have you attended an event because you read about it […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 2nd, 2017

As many of you know, I took a little time off to compete at the Rally National Championships (RNC) in Perry, Ga. This is a national competition that is divided into four different classes and to qualify, dogs and handlers need to meet specific requirements that include three scores of 90 or better (out of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 19th, 2017

For the first time in almost five years, I am taking a week off and the Chelsea Update offices will be closed from Monday, March 20-Sunday, March 26. Buzz and I will be competing in the National Rally Championships this week. I’d like to thank Amy Creteau for making Buzz look absolutely beautiful before we […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 29th, 2017

This week, Chelsea Update joined 15 additional news publications as part of a free collaborative five-day-a-week newsletter called ANNthology. Staff members from The Ann magazine are gathering  the top stories from around the county for this newsletter and delivering it to readers. Chelsea Update is providing the news from Western Washtenaw county. Below is a […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 1st, 2017

Welcome 2017. By now, I hope you’ve had a chance to take a look at the changes that have been instituted on Chelsea Update to make things easier for folks to find the news.  If not, let me walk you through them. Look at the top of the page. See the tabs? Click on any […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 18th, 2016

With 2017 just around the corner, I am implementing some changes to Chelsea Update to help folks be better informed about what’s going on locally. To do that, Leslie Surel, who is the website consultant behind the scenes of Chelsea Update, needs some time to do her magic. So, on Thursday, Dec. 29 and on […]

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