Albion Blog

This page is where you can see the most recent posts. At the bottom of this page you can find all of the posts about each of the categories.

Albion Michigan continues to go through many changes. This website offers content on this page AlbionMich.net, and also now offers history by Frank Passic, and news from The Recorder newspaper.

Our goal is to support local businesses, educational institution, and local news sources.  See news from local restaurants who are offering carryout food during the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis.  See the local news page with official news sources streaming, and also a page that relate to the Coronavirus news from Michigan.  See the Index of Albion Websites, where we link to official and community websites.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person, and wish the best to people now, wherever they are.  Below, we share some current posts, including a new directory of Albion Churches Online .


Holiday Open House 2022

Holiday Open House 2022

Three downtown Albion businesses collaborated to spark holiday spirits and to celebrate the ribbon cutting at Anna's House of Flowers' new downtown location on ...
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Sweets on Superior Street

Sweets on Superior Street

Hundreds of people and creatures emerged on Albion, Michigan's Superior Street, on Saturday, October 30, 2022.  Many of those who appeared were not who ...
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Candidates Forum and Voting Information

Candidates Forum and Voting Information

Albion AAUW, NAACP, Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce, and Michigan Education Association hosted a candidates forum at the Marshall Opportunity High School on Thursday, ...
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Dedication of the Hoop House

Dedication of the Hoop House

Dick Porter, of Albion Community Gardens shares gratitude for the many people and organizations that made this development possible. Not all of the remarks ...
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Local Harvest Brings Smiles to the Growers and the Eaters

Local Harvest Brings Smiles to the Growers and the Eaters

Participants in the Community Table of Albion program enjoyed some local fresh produce last week thanks to the Center for Sustainability & the Environment ...
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Potawatomi Chief Crane and Brave

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 4, 2021 Albion City Council unanimously approved the adaptation of the resolution to observe Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday ...
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Ménwabek Meadow Park Trail extension

Ménwabek Meadow Park Trail extension

NEW PARK IN ALBION NAME UNVEILING The Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a name unveiling and community walk at 10 a.m. on June ...
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Albion Farmers' Market June 2022

Albion Farmers’ Market June 2022

Albion Farmers' Market has a variety of vendors for the 2022 Season The market is located at Stoffer Plaza Albion, behind the Bohm Theatre.  ...
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June 2022 Happenings

June 2022 Happenings

Lots of fun things are happening in Albion in June 2022! June events are shown here beginning with National Trails Day in Albion. On ...
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Historical Marker for Mother's Day

Historical Marker for Mother’s Day

The first known observance of Mother's Day occurred on May 13, 1877, and was held in Albion, Michigan over a dispute related to the ...
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No Mow May FAQ

No Mow May FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions we have heard about No Mow May  in Albion, Michigan Here is a round up of some of the questions we ...
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No Mow May - Albion

No Mow May – Albion

On Monday, May 2, Albion Mich City Council unanimously passed a Resolution to support the No Mow May Initiative for 2022 ...
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McIntosh Park Groundbreaking

McIntosh Park Groundbreaking

It was a cold and snowy April day in Albion, but there was much laughter and joy. McIntosh Park had its ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony, ...
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Friends help for Earth Day 2022

Friends help for Earth Day 2022

Albion Clean Up for Earth Day had about two dozen people come out. The first spot tackled was behind Family Fare. The group that ...
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General Guide - Spring Summer Fall 2022 - Spring Forward Growth Edition

General Guide – Spring Summer Fall 2022 – Spring Forward Growth Edition

If you live in the city of Albion or rural Albion, look inside the Morning Star shopper newspaper the weekend of March 16th to get ...
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Albion Clean Up for Earth Day

Albion Clean Up for Earth Day

Round One of the Clean-up was a big success.  We'll be sharing more photos soon.  We will meet again at City Hall, Saturday, April ...
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Albion Boards and Commissions

Albion Boards and Commissions

Several boards, commissions, and task-forces in the City of Albion need your help. Are you interested in learning more about your community and lending ...
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Calhoun County, Albion: Redistricting and Filing Deadlines for New Seats Opening

Calhoun County, Albion: Redistricting and Filing Deadlines for New Seats Opening

Six of the seven Calhoun County Commissioner District boundary lines have changed. A new redistricting map was approved for Albion. The seat for Albion's ...
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Job Fair - 2022 Recipe for Success - Albion Reemployment Services

Job Fair – 2022 Recipe for Success – Albion Reemployment Services

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 11th, from 11 AM - 3 PM for the 2022 Recipe for Success - Albion Reemployment Services Job ...
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General Guide - Winter 2022 - Hope Edition

General Guide – Winter 2022 – Hope Edition

General Guide - Winter 2022 - Hope Edition - will be delivered to Albion homes this weekend If you live in the city of Albion ...
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Giving Tuesday Albion

Giving Tuesday Albion

Giving Tuesday is always on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  It's after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, the next big national day is ...
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Miller family dines at Cascarelli's Albion night before big XC meet

Exciting Snapshots from a November Saturday in Albion

Cascarelli’s of Albion and other local restaurants served a few more guests from out of state this past weekend, Cascarelli’s of Albion and other ...
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Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools Partner to Expand Regional Workforce Development

Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools Partner to Expand Regional Workforce Development

ALBION, Mich., Nov 4, 2021— Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools today announced the Building the Future Workforce partnership.  This partnership ...
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Advisor members for the Park Project funded by the de Nicola gift

Two Million Dollar Gift from the de Nicola Family

Mayor Victoria Garcia-Snyder and the Albion Community Foundation announce $2 million matching gift from the de Nicola family By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer September ...
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Albion Train Depot

Cram Family Fund to Revitalize Albion’s Train Depot

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer October 7, 2021 In a weekend filled with positive news, the Albion Community Foundation received a $300,000 gift from ...
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The former workers at the Albion Malleable Iron Company stand proudly in front of the mural that shows scenes of where they once worked.

Mural dedication spotlights foundry history

By LINDA KOLMODIN Contributing Writer October 14, 2021 It was like a Malleable family reunion at the recent dedication of foundry-inspired mural painted on ...
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Albion College Homecoming 2021

Albion College Homecoming 2021

ALBION COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE HOMECOMING WEEKEND The Oct. 22-23 weekend will feature Hall of Fame Dinner, Alumni Award Ceremony and the rollout of plans ...
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Washington Gardner School - by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School – by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School - From 1872-2011, a school has sat on E. Michigan Avenue as a landmark where thousands of pupils have been educated ...
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Albion Coca-Cola Mural Dedicated at Festival of the Forks

Albion Coca-Cola Mural Dedicated at Festival of the Forks

By LINDA KOLMODIN Contributing Writer September 23, 2021 Albion's spectacular Coca-Cola sign and historic plaque were dedicated Saturday at the Festival of the Forks ...
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Holland Park Pavilion Dedication

Holland Park Pavilion Dedication

Several years ago, a small group of dedicated people in Albion saw a need.  There was a public park in Albion that had less ...
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Tomac Woods Golf Course-an era of golfing ends in Albion

Tomac Woods Golf Course-an era of golfing ends in Albion

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer September 23, 2021 According to golfers, employees, and families playing golf at the Tomac Woods just outside of the ...
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Dr. Johnson Albion College Inauguration

Albion College Celebrates Inauguration of Dr. Mathew B. Johnson as 17th President

By Jake Weber Special to The Recorder September 23, 2021 A perfect Saturday afternoon set the stage for the Inauguration of Dr. Mathew B ...
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Holland Park Pavilion naming ceremony honors local leader Dr. Harry Bonner

Holland Park Pavilion naming ceremony honors local leader Dr. Harry Bonner

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer September 23, 2021 Dr. Harry Bonner’s name is associated with community activism and leadership and with a deep love and concern ...
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Progress in Albion

Progress in Albion

Albion also has many stories of overcoming hardships that stretch back over 100 years.  We have seen various losses in the past 20 years ...
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Festival of the Forks Planning

Festival of the Forks Planning

There are so many things to do at the Festival of the Forks 2021 in Albion, it might be fun to take a virtual ...
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Labor Day Albion 2021 - Walk the River Trail

Labor Day Albion 2021 – Walk the River Trail

See the video of Wes Dick's Labor Day talk here: For past years of Labor Day Albion, visit this page: Labor Day Albion Walk ...
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Walk the Beat Albion - 2021

Walk the Beat Albion – 2021

Walk the Beat Albion 2021 was a successful event that was made possible by a number of sponsors and organizers.  The primary organizer was ...
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Dreamers hit the Bohm stage vying to become breakout Albion business owners through dream.build.rise

Dreamers hit the Bohm stage vying to become breakout Albion business owners through dream.build.rise

By Ann Dwyer Contributing Writer July 29, 2021 A group of business owners and entrepreneurs are now more prepared than ever to become a ...
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Restoration of Albion’s iconic coke sign begins again in expert hands

Restoration of Albion’s iconic coke sign begins again in expert hands

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 29, 2021 “What we do is walk softly and don’t leave any footprints,” Ron Koenig of Building Arts ...
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Performers for Fête de la Musique musically greet the first day of summer in downtown Albion

Performers for Fête de la Musique musically greet the first day of summer in downtown Albion

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer June 24, 2021 Although it was a cool 65 degrees with grayish skies in Albion on Monday, musicians came ...
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Delayed Juneteenth festivities in Albion were enjoyed indoors the following Saturday

Delayed Juneteenth festivities in Albion were enjoyed indoors the following Saturday

By Michelle Mueller Contributing Writer July 1, 2021 After all of the outdoor activities that had been planned by community members to celebrate the ...
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The Hill brothers bring the music home to Albion Independence Day weekend

The Hill brothers bring the music home to Albion Independence Day weekend

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 8, 2021 The Cheetahs are an eclectic rock group with members guitarist and singer Drew Hill and drummer ...
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Viewing Albion from above

Viewing Albion from above

Read more about how the citizens of Albion raised funds to restore the mural ...
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Dream.build.rise Albion E-Program participants get to pitch their businesses for prizes Monday

Dream.build.rise Albion E-Program participants get to pitch their businesses for prizes Monday

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 22, 2021 Monday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. the future or current business owners will participate in Pitch ...
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Women Owned Businesses in Albion

Women Owned Businesses in Albion

With the changes in employment due to COVID-19 stay at home orders, some mothers choosing to work from home, and some workers wanting more ...
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Making connections at Love Local, Love Albion outdoor events - May 2021

Making connections at Love Local, Love Albion outdoor events – May 2021

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ May 27, 2021 With the pandemic challenging people to stay connected, Love Local, Love Albion is a safe way to connect ...
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Albion's Farmer's Market brings back outdoor music at Stoffer Plaza and fresh food

Albion’s Farmer’s Market brings back outdoor music at Stoffer Plaza and fresh food

Stoffer Plaza - Behind the Bohm By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer May 27, 2021 Albion's Farmer's Market started the season with great music, fun, ...
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Dream.Build.Rise Albion - a vehicle for creating thriving minority and women-owned businesses

Dream.Build.Rise Albion – a vehicle for creating thriving minority and women-owned businesses

Program starts up in Albion this summer By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer May 27, 2021 Be ready to create, explore entrepreneurship, and work hard; ...
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