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Comings and goings in downtown and southtown

In case you are wondering what happened to the New Chelsea Market, the business has moved out of its downtown location and announced on Facebook that the store will reopen in the Chelsea Shopping Center at the southwest corner of … Read more

‘EAT’ looking for interested volunteers

(Publisher’s note: I covered the aftermath of both the tornado and the Welshans family fire, and when I heard about the formation of this new emergency assistance team, I volunteered.) This spring, the Washtenaw County Farm Bureau formed an Emergency … Read more

Dexter Township to install 16 new outdoor warning sirens

Dexter Township residents will be able to move about outside in the township and hear electronic outdoor warning sirens, which will alert them to dangerous weather and other situations, following the approval of about $371,000 to fund 16 electronic emergency … Read more

Counting down to Chelsea’s Sounds and Sights Festival

(Publisher’s note: This is the first of several stories leading up to this weekend’s Sounds and Sights Festival, which begins Thursday, July 26 and runs through Saturday, July 28.) The Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival committee thanked its sponsors in … Read more

‘Tis the season … for political signs

Are you one of the many local residents who allow candidates to place their political signs on your property? As more and more signs pop up like brightly-colored weeds on the landscape throughout the area, here are some rules and … Read more

Turtles and friendship at crux of The Turtle Club

Tiny. Littlefoot. Hearty. Piper. These are the names of just a few turtles that belong to the six members of The Turtle Club – a group of young ladies and best friends who created a special friendship club while students … Read more