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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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Lisa Allmendinger on November 20th, 2016

As we approach Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wish everyone a terrific day filled with loving family, fabulous friends and wonderful food. Please take a few minutes to reflect on all the things for which you are grateful, and thank those people in your life who support you. I’d like to say thank you to this […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 13th, 2016

  If you are one of the more than 3,400 folks who are friends of Chelsea Update on Facebook, you may have noticed a lack of social media presence from me during the last few months. Previously, I tried (to remember) to post one of the top stories of the day on Facebook to draw […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2016

During the last couple of months, readers may have noticed that I wasn’t at some meetings, missed some stories, and wasn’t publishing as much information on Chelsea Update as I normally do. I responded to folks personally who inquired about what was going on, but thought I should explain what happened to everyone. I was […]

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By the time you read this, the last of the hay and straw will be swept out of the livestock barns. The rides will have headed to their next location. The Merchant Barn will no longer be filled with merchants and the last of the premium checks have been handed out. In other words, the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 7th, 2016

Monday, Aug. 1 marked the first day of Chelsea Update‘s extensive coverage of the 79th Annual Chelsea Community Fair. I love fair and of all the things I cover each year, this is my favorite. Officially, fair takes place from Aug. 23-27 this year, but the fun begins on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 24th, 2016

While the community was enjoying a hot Saturday, July 23, 2016, Chelsea Update was quietly celebrating its 4th birthday. Yes, it’s already been four years (and one day) since I launched Chelsea Update as a one-person, 7-days-a-week news site for this community. And since then, I’ve published more than 8,500 stories and almost 1,000 photo […]

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