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Lisa Allmendinger on August 15th, 2018

Varsity football: (6-2) Chelsea 42, Tecumseh 21

JV football: (7-1) Chelsea 47, Tecumseh 6

Frosh football: (8-0) Chelsea 14, Pioneer 8

Golf: Northwest 205, Chelsea 208

Tennis: qualified for states

Soccer: Saline 6, Chelsea 0

JV Soccer: Saline 2, Chelsea 0

Girls X-C: 2nd in Hudson Invite

Boys X-C: wins Portage Invite

Swim and Dive: Chelsea 113, Adrian 73

Volleyball: Chelsea 3, Ypsilanti 0

JV Volleyball: Chelsea 3, Ypsilanti 0

Frosh Volleyball: Chelsea 3, Ypsilanti 0

Field Hockey: Chelsea 1, Marian 0

Water Polo: Chelsea 10, Lake Orion 6

Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018

Photo by Burrill Strong. The Chelsea High School band had fun on Senior Night.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the photos in the gallery below.)


Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018

Courtesy photo by Matt Brinker from the Gabriel Richard Invite.

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018

By Lisa Carolin

There’s a Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert at Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Concert House Monday, Oct. 29, with a direct link to teens in Chelsea.

The concert will benefit the Eventually Group, which is made up of 13-18 year olds, many of whom are from Chelsea.

Frederik van Reesema is the founder, and he organizes group events under its board’s leadership and youth members’ guidance. The group was formally recognized as a 501(C)(3)tax-exempt nonprofit this past spring.

“The Eventually Group began as a free support group for students struggling with self-harm and suicidal thinking,” explained van Reesema, who says although the group was founded by Chelsea School District students along with adult community members, it is not affiliated with the school district.

“In November 2017, the group changed focus from primarily supporting its members to promoting widespread awareness of the impact that mental health has on teens and young people,” he said.

The Eventually Group’s goal is to end the silence surrounding self-harm and suicide. It has 14 active members, and they meet once a week after school at the Chelsea District Library.

“The Eventually Group operates as a therapeutic environment for the youth involved by promoting mindful action and radical acceptance as means to purposeful living,” said van Reesema. “It’s about the power youth have to change their community and the world around them.”

(Members of the Eventually Group asked that only their first names be given.)

“The purpose of Eventually Group is to give kids who might be struggling with mental health issues a healthy way to help others who might be going through the same thing,” said Eli, 14.

“I was in a bad place and it helped me to get better by helping other people get better. If there was one thing I could say to a struggling teen it’d be that it really does get better. I know that’s cheesy and stuff but it’s true. One day it will get better; you just have to be there to see it,” he said.

“It’s not worth completing suicide; Too many people love you,” said Nathan.

“The Eventually Group is important because it shows kids that there’s life beyond pain and things can get better,” said Adrienne, 15.

“The group helps spread awareness about suicide and depression. It gives teenagers a positive outlet to help their peers who suffer with similar mental illnesses as them with weekly check-in’s, charity events, and field trips,” she said.

Anyone interest in learning more about the Eventually Group can contact van Reesema at [email protected].

Proceeds from the benefit concert will go toward continuing the group’s programming, and van Reesema also hopes to be able to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The concert will feature Zach Adkins and Lauren Chapman, and tickets for the Broadway Benefit Concert for Suicide Prevention can be purchased by going to www.eventuallygroup.org.


Photo by Alan Ashley. Chelsea Head Coach Josh Lucas confers with an official during Friday night’s 42-21 win over Tecumseh.


Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bobby Maldonado for the information in this story.)

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Huron Valley Radiology, P.C. will offer low-cost 2D screening mammograms for $50 at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea on Oct. 18.

Women who are 40 years and older with no current breast problems and have not had a mammogram within the last year are eligible.  If your mother or sister was diagnosed with premenopausal breast cancer, mammography

screening is recommended at age 30 and you are eligible to participate in this program.

A signed physician order is required.

Callback appointments for further images, 3D tomography, ultrasounds and biopsies are not included or covered by low-cost screening.

The fee is $50 cash, check or by credit card.

Space is limited so please call 734-593-5540 for details or to schedule an appointment.


Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018


Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2018

Courtesy photo. Chris Martinson.

This week’s guest on “Around Town with Linda” is Chris Martinson, head brewer and owner of the Chelsea Alehouse, now in a new location on Main Street.

“Around Town” with Linda Meloche can be seen daily on Channel 18 at 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.

DVD’s of all shows are available to check out on the second floor of the Chelsea District Library and can also be viewed at http://storiesofchelsea.org/around-town-with-linda.

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 15th, 2018

Photo by Burrill Strong. Chelsea Head Coach Josh Lucas addresses team after win and makes playoffs for first time as a head coach.

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 15th, 2018

Story and photos by Lisa Carolin

Students at South Meadows Elementary School had the benefit of an unseasonably warm October day to enjoy time outside keeping up the annual tradition of the Bulldog Jog.

Last week, North Creek Elementary School students also participated in the Bulldog Jog in the morning, while South Meadows students did so in the afternoon.

Parent Josh Kuck was the announcer at South Meadows and helped motivate the students to do their preparatory calisthenics followed by the Jog.

Each grade did the jog separately, and students had their own styles of pacing themselves. Some ran hard then ran out of steam while others chose a more relaxed pace.

Kuck reminded the fifth-grade participants, “This is your last Bulldog Jog.”

The Bulldog Jog is a fundraiser for the PTO, and the Chelsea Kiwanis Club provided apple slices for all participants.


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Lisa Allmendinger on October 15th, 2018

Photo by Lisa Carolin. BBQ judges taste the entries at the 4th Annual Smoke & Ale Festival on Saturday.

Photo by Lisa Carolin. Smokehouse BBQ 52 and Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate have been presenting sponsors of the Smoke & Ale Festival since its inception four years ago.

By Lisa Carolin

One of the local fall events that has grown in popularity every year is Chelsea’s Smoke & Ale Festival. It’s in its fourth year and drew a good crowd to the Chelsea Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, Oct.12-13.

There were 39 BBQ teams from across the region preparing and entering pork ribs, pork butt or shoulder, chicken, and beef brisket in the Friday Backyard BBQ contest as well as the Professional Master Series on Saturday, both of which are sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

There was also a cornbread cookoff, a cornhole classic competition, and a kid zone.

Adults enjoyed an ample selection of Michigan beers, ciders and wines, and there was a variety of live music.

The sponsors of the Chelsea & Ale Festival are Smokehouse 52 BBQ and Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services.

“We’ve been sponsors since the event started,” said Tammy Lehman. “It’s a good community event that brings people to Chelsea. It’s nice to see people out in the fall.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.