Albion has a unique combination of aspects that make it a great place to visit and live.  Albion is located in southern mid Michigan along the I-94 corridor between Chicago and Detroit.  Transportation options in Albion include easy access to the interstate freeways, a train station with stops by Amtrak and Greyhound, and a new taxi cab company.  Bicyclists are enjoying the bike friendly roads, and also a riverwalk that extends through town and is part of the North Country Trail.  Albion’s brick downtown streets are the oldest and longest stretch of continuously bricked streets in Michigan.
Albion is also known for its extensive public parks, 17 parks for the Albion population and guests to enjoy. With one public park for every 600 residents, Albion has more parks per capita that any other city in the United States.  Albion also has a lively arts community, with musicians, and other performing arts, murals, sculpture, and cooking arts in evidence.  Albion has several events each year that bring together its diverse community, for ethnic feasts and a wide ranges of activities not often found in cities this size.
See more information about Albion in the General Guide to Albion

Dolly Parton Imagination Library


One of the most giving things we can do is to read to our children.  Albion is lucky to be participating in a program that will provide your baby with a free book each month up until the age of 5. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a FREE program where each month, from the day a child is born until his/her fifth birthday, a carefully selected book arrives in … Continue reading →

Welcome to Albion signs proposed

Welcome to Albion signs

On October 24, 2015, there was an event called “Show Your Best” with Albion businesses and civic organizations invited to participate. We will post a few images here of the event. Over 200 people visited the show, and there were also many participants. There was a special presentation at the end of the event to unveil the proposed Welcome to Albion signs. These signs will showcase area organizations and show … Continue reading →

General Guide XIV – November 2015 – printable version


The “Giving Edition” – Issue XIV – November 2015  featuring Ways to Give in Albion Click on either of the images below to access a printable pdf file of the November 2015 General Guide to Albion (size ~2MB – give it a minute to load) Depending upon your plugins and settings in your browser, the file may download to your computer. From there you can read the file and print … Continue reading →

Hotel News Fall 2015


The video above is from WMMT news.  See the entire post about the hotel.   From the Albion College student newspaper – the Pleaid: At left is a screenshot from Google Earth showing the future location of the new hotel, that will be in the block adjacent to Cascarelli’s in downtown Albion, across from the Bohm Theatre.   … Continue reading →

Giving by Gardening

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From the photo/art of the General Guide “Giving Edition” under the Time panel – some Albion people who gave of their time to make Albion a better place. The main person is on the front right, Richard Weatherford.  Mr. Weatherford was one of Albion’s three Tuskegee Airmen and he began the Citizens the Beautify Albion group that is responsible for planting petunias along Albion’s main thoroughfares. The photo art shows … Continue reading →

November 2015 Events


Events in the General Guide Giving Issue will be posted to the calendar on the menu above.  In addition, many of the events are listed in the Albion e-calendar.  You can see them by clicking here: Albion-ecalendar November 2015 list of events. Use the “Back” button on your browser to return to this page.  You can also see Albion College Music Events by going directly to: the Music Department page … Continue reading →

General Guide XIII – October 2015 – printable version


Literacy Series – Issue XIII – October 2015  featuring Albion’s Big Read Click on either of the images below to access a printable pdf file of the October 2015 General Guide to Albion(size 2MB – give it a minute to load) Depending upon your plugins and settings in your browser, the file may download to your computer. From there you can read the file and print it onto two sheets … Continue reading →

Albion’s Big Read


Albion’s Big Read coming in October 2015!  Albion is one of only 75 cities nationwide that was selected for a program by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  Albion residents will have a chance to get a free book “Wizard of Earthsea” about a young man going through challenges and a transformation.   The October General Guide to Albion features the Big Read, thanks to … Continue reading →

Boutique hotel downtown groundbreaking


Albion’s biggest news in quite a while is the proposed boutique hotel downtown.  We will be posting more information about the site and official news about the groundbreaking when we can link to it.  It will be in October 2015 during Albion College homecoming weekend. (The ground breaking for the hotel did not materialize as planned for a few reasons, but there is a hotel coming to downtown Albion.  We … Continue reading →

Unity & Diversity banners

Unity & Diversity

Festival of the Forks celebrates Albion’s Unity & Diversity. The theme is symbolized by the forks of a river. The forks of the Kalamazoo River are near the bridge in Victory Park. Read more about when the Unity & Diversity banners were created.   … Continue reading →