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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Chelsea, Michigan is a wonderful closely-knit community whose residents truly cherish where they live.  It began as a Village, becoming a City in 2004.  City or Village -- its quaintness remains!

Cooperation and participation pull together to make Chelsea the unique community that it is. Whether it's the multitude of events and activities organized by Chelsea's District Library (The Best Small Library in America) or Chelsea's focus on the Arts, there is always something to do in Chelsea.

Many things bring notoriety and flavor of the Chelsea community. . .just to name a few ~  

Dwight E. Beach – U.S. Army General and namesake of Beach Middle School

Jeff Daniels – a film and theatre actor.  In July, 1991, Jeff bought an old bus garage with the dream of creating a professional Midwestern theatre group with actors directors, deigners and playrights.  The focus -- middle America.

Tony Scheffler – now playing professionally  for the Denver Broncos, was #88 when he played for Chelsea High School.   Graduating in 2001, he set a school record for receiving yards in a single season (1,340) and finished the 2000 season with 67 receptions and 16 touchdowns.


Purple Rose Theatre - Founded by Jeff Daniels in July, 1991 as a creative home for theatre artists to define their collective Midwestern voice.  Ticket prices are kept reasonable as Jeff does not believe it to be an opportunity only for the privledged few.


Common Grill - opened its doors in 1991.  Famous for it's unique fresh menu,  priding itself on excellent customer service, it is conservatively the finest restaurant in Washtenaw County.  Since its opening, the restaurant has consistently received outstanding reviews and ratings from critics and patrons alike. On most any day, you will see the hands-on style of Execute Chef Craig Common - a habit that makes his restaurant the very best!

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights - began in 2004 as a brain child to bring more  awareness to historic downtown Chelsea and all that it has to offer.  It features music, entertainment and attractions every Thursday evening throughout the summer.  Stage locations are spread throughout the downtown area.
You're just in time!  Auditions are held in the spring of each year, and are open to musicians, singer/song-writers, jugglers, magicians, performers, dance troupes, artists, and other street arts performers. Performers are judged before a panel of local artists, committee members and merchants. Performers are paid, a priority for organizers who feel that artists should always be compensated for their work.This year's Auditions are being held Monday night, April 19th from 5 to 8 PM at the Common Grill Restaurant.

Summerfest - always a clear indicator of the middle of summer, this year's event is scheduled for July 29 - 30, 2010.  An incredibly community event, it is comprised of food, drink, music, classic cars, sidewalk sales, pet parades and fun activities for adults and kids alike!

The Pet Parade
- a part of Chelsea Sumerfest

Annual Holiday Lights Parade - Last year's was held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 beginning at 6:00 p.m, and had the town glowing with the spirit of the season. You are invited to participate in this year'sevent, simply fill out a participant application and return it to the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce by mid November 2010. 

Don't forget to stay to the very end . . .

There just might be a special guest - if you know what I mean!

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