Sunday, January 6, 2013
Prospective tenants for the property will be considered after blight removal and contamination clean-up are complete.
The demolition of the Federal Screw Works building located at 500 S. Main Street in downtown Chelsea is complete and contamination of the site is being handled by construction crews. According to the Chelsea Standard, the property, which consists of 2.5 acres of land where the former Chelsea Screw Co. once operated, will undergo $321,000 of blight removal, in order to make the property developable. According to Ann Arbor.com, the site was one of five vacant or underutilized properties that the city focused on last year while determining a strategic plan for downtown. The other sites included the former auto dealership Palmer Ford, the Clocktower complex, the Longworth buildings and several downtown parking lots and alleyways. Once clean-up…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A Veterans Day service will be held in Chelsea and Dexter on Nov. 11.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Veterans of the U.S. military, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces, will be guests again this year at a special service at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter. The service will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. All veterans and service personnel in the community, and their families, are invited to this event. Girl Scouts from Troop 40513 will lead the program as color guard for the American and Christian flags. Veterans will be recognized as they stand at the presentation of the flags of each of the military branches. The anthem of each branch will be played as veterans are honored. A special presentation of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag will also take place. Patriotic hymns, such as the "Battle Hymn of the…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Transition Town Chelsea will showcase 13 sites using solar and other renewable energy in a walking tour of the community on Oct. 6.
In an effort to showcase the importance of renewable energy in Michigan, 13 homeowners across Chelsea will be conducting open houses as a part of the Chelsea Solar Tour on Oct. 6. The tour is a free event to demonstrate how home and business owners use solar, wind, geothermal heat pumps, passive solar design, and energy efficiency to save money while reducing their dependence on fossil fuels. The home owners displaying their solar installations to the public will be available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss their projects. "Participants can register at the Chelsea District Library, pick up a map, and visit the 13 sites at their leisure," Cary Church, co-founder of Transition Town Chelsea said. Church said most of the buildings are …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The City of Chelsea and communities bordering the Waterloo Recreation Area are promoting outdoor tourism in Southeast Michigan.
The Gateway Communities Initiative, a collaborative economic development group in Southeast Michigan, unveiled a new brand and website Sept. 28 to promote outdoor recreation in the area. The project, titled "The Big 400," identifies an area of nearly 400 square miles of Southeast Michigan connected by public lands, waterways, and the communities in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston and Ingham counties, which includes Dexter, Manchester and Chelsea. It’s a collaborative effort between the Department of Natural Resources, local governments and schools, several chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus, the Legacy Land Conservancy, Dahlam Conservancy, the Michigan United Conversation Clubs, and area businesses. "Working with our …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here's a look at some fun family-friendly activities going on in Washtenaw County this weekend.
From live music to fishing and festivals, there is plenty going on around Washtenaw County this weekend to entertain the kids. The Saline Community Fair continues this weekend. Friday is Ladies. Ages 11 and up, $7. Ladies 11 or older $5 until 1 p.m. The fair is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday is children's day. Ages 11 and up, $7. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://salinefair.org/events.htm The free summer concert series wraps up in Dexter on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Monument Park. Tonight's concert features the Jake Reichbart Trio. A nature bird hike will take place at the park on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $3 per person. Preregistration and prepayment required for all programs. For additional information or to …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The new concert series will launch on Sept. 5 at the Chelsea Depot in downtown Chelsea.
Chelsea residents Annie and Rod Capps have spent most of their lives performing alongside musicians on stages across the country. Now, for the first time, they’re launching a music series in their own backyard. On The Tracks Songwriter Showcase will take place at the historic Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St., in downtown Chelsea on the first Wednesday of every month beginning Sept. 5. The concert series will feature both Michigan artists as well as singer/songwriters across the Midwest. "As a musician, I've come across a lot of great performers on the road looking for work," Annie Capps said. "Chelsea is ripe with opportunity. The city is known for embracing the arts and I'm excited to share the musicians I know and love with our audiences…
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The fair runs through today at the Chelsea Fairgrounds on Old US-12, just west of South Main Street.
No one throws a party like Chelsea, and the 75th annual community fair is no exception. The weeklong event, which kicked off on Tuesday, features rides, animal exhibits, a teen pageant, and several parades. Rick Bohmam, fair board president, said the fair is more of a homecoming for the city's 5,000 residents. "Chelsea residents look forward to the fair every year," he said. "It's become a generational affair. Moms and dads bring their kids, and then their kids grow up and bring the grandkids." Bohmam said this year the fair board decided to add a few new enhancements to celebrate the event's ongoing success. A newly decorated hobby barn near the fair's entrance, as well as a 75th anniversary square dance, are just two new attractions. …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The free summer movie series in Chelsea is in danger of ending without help from local parent volunteers.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
By Reiley Curran CHELSEA — As summer comes to a close, Dexter and Chelsea youth have two more nights of SRSLY Cinema to look forward to – The Sound of Music on Aug. 16, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins on Aug. 30. But unless parents and other adults step up to help out, that could be the end of the free, outdoor movie nights in Chelsea. Now in the fourth year of SRSLY Cinema, this fun, substance-free event is in danger of ending. Fully-funded by local sponsors, SRSLY is not looking for more donations, just more adult volunteers. Every week more than 200 teens and tweens come to SRSLY Cinema to hang out with friends and enjoy the movies. Unfortunately, many of these kids are showing up without their parents, creating an unsafe ratio of kids to …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Chelsea Patch will debut online beginning Aug. 23.
Patch.com is expanding its footprint in Washtenaw County this summer. We’re putting down roots in Chelsea. That’s right. The community that's home to Jiffy Mix, produced Hollywood actor Jeff Daniels and boasts one of the finest school districts in the nation is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Why? Because we’ll chronicle it all, from Chelsea news you can use to the best gas prices around and the latest happenings up and down bustling downtown Chelsea. Consider Chelsea Patch a virtual community lawn, your online gathering place for conversation, events, announcements, news and more. You won’t have to wait much longer. Chelsea Patch debuts Aug. 23. Local Editor Daniel Lai is a veteran journalist who has been covering western …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The 37th annual music festival featured dozen of local artists and vendors who set up shop in downtown Chelsea for the three-day event.
Visitors throughout Michigan descended on downtown Chelsea this weekend for the 37th annual Sights & Sounds Festival. The festival weekend featured many of the popular attractions from previous years, including a Kidzone, classic car show, pet parade and live entertainment. This year's headline acts included Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies, Fifty Amp Fuse, and Cajun band Creole du Nord. Did you attend the event? Upload your photos in our weekend photo gallery.