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Lisa Allmendinger on September 7th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin A discussion about the pros and cons of legalizing medical marijuana was the subject of a public hearing held prior to the Sylvan Township Board meeting Sept. 5. Townships in Michigan have until December of 2017 to adopt an ordinance about legalizing medical marijuana; otherwise, all marijuana facility activities will become illegal […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 3rd, 2017

In an effort to raise awareness of the existing Chelsea Police Department anonymous Tip Line, students at Beach Middle School in the SRSLY YES program wrote a proposal to promote wider knowledge of the phone number to the community. Jennifer Kundak, a member of SRSLY, and also a Thrivent Financial member, is grateful to Eric […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 30th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Reiley Curran for the information in this story.) Every year, SRSLY celebrates the hard work of their dedicated volunteers by throwing a Volunteer Appreciation Party. The SRSLY coalitions in Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, and Stockbridge came together at Pinckney State Park for this celebration on Aug. 9. Thousands of T-shirts, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 17th, 2017

(Publisher’s note: I am a member of the SRSLY Steering Committee and I spoke in favor of this resolution at the City Council meeting.) A group from SRSLY made its first in a number of planned presentations throughout local communities to raise awareness of the consequences of having marijuana businesses in communities. Among the talking […]

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By Lisa Carolin Interventions that received recommendations from the plan team review were announced at the March 2 meeting of the Chelsea Friends and Family Wellness Coalition and are on the way to being funded. Although the final budget will not be announced until March 28, the amount approved for the Chelsea interventions will be […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 12th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 21st, 2016

Chelsea’s Homecoming Dance takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 so it’s time to bring out your SRSLY Safe Homes yard sign and proudly display it in your yard. Feel free to share your support of Chelsea youth by displaying your sign starting on Sept. 25 – Oct.9. If you want to sign up for the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 7th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Blodgett for the information in this story.) SRSLY Chelsea’s annual Kickoff Rally at Chelsea High School’s home football game against Dexter on Friday, Sept.  9 will begin the annual festivities of SRSLY Week. In addition, SRSLY, a youth substance abuse coalition, will be recruiting new members and celebrating […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 16th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin (5 Healthy Town’s Board of Directors recently approved a budget of $75,000 for the Chelsea Wellness Coalition’s Year 5 Plan. Chelsea Update is profiling each of the interventions that is receiving funding.) Since August of 2008, one out of every 15 students in the Chelsea School District has volunteered for SRSLY, which […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 15th, 2016

By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District Board of Education approved the hiring of seven new staff members at their meeting on June 13. The hires, who underwent a three-interview process, were approved by the six board members present; Tammy Lehman had an excused absence. James Schilt will teach English at the high school. He […]

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