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 .


Top 5 Downtown visual images of Albion

Top 5 Downtown visual images of Albion

The five most well-known visual images for downtown Albion Michigan are: The American Molder Sculpture Superior Street, our bricked "Main Street" The Coca Cola ...
Mother's Day in Albion

Mother’s Day in Albion

This portrait of Juliette Calhoun Blakeley is in the Gardner House Museum. On May 13, 1877, the second Sunday of the month, Juliet Calhoun ...
Albion Icons - The Wave

Albion Icons – The Wave

Every town has certain themes or images that remind us of that place. An emerging decorative theme in Albion is "The Wave." This post ...
Mother's Day History

Mother’s Day History

Albion's Mother's Day Founder, Juliette Calhoun Blakeley is described on a historical marker near the library,  on S. Ionia St and E. Erie.  Few ...
Scenic Albion Photos

Scenic Albion Photos

Scenic Albion Michigan is fun to explore in all seasons. Spring is in the air in Albion after Easter weekend. This photo shows a ...
Cultural District near the Albion River Trail

Cultural District near the Albion River Trail

Albion has a number of culturally interesting locations near the National Historic District and near the Albion River Trail.  Click the icon on ...
Gardner House Museum

Gardner House Museum

Q: What historical tourism spot in Albion has a special event for each season? A:  The Gardner House Museum, located at 509 South Superior ...
Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum

Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum

Q- What brings dozens of big yellow buses full of kids to downtown Albion on a regular basis? A- Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum ...
Albion Symbols - The Forks

Albion Symbols – The Forks

A discussion of Albion symbols would not be complete without a review of "The Forks."  There is the Festival of the Forks, The Forks ...
Dickerson Music Co.  Historic Business Profile

Dickerson Music Co. Historic Business Profile

Dickerson Music Co. has been serving the music needs of Albion for over 60 years.   As part of our in-depth coverage of Albion's Cultural District, ...
Albion Rising YouTube Channel

Albion Rising YouTube Channel

Recently, Project Rising Tide Albion held a planning meeting to review and track the "Next Steps" for a number of key community projects. The ...
UNION STEEL PRODUCTS  - by Frank Passic

UNION STEEL PRODUCTS – by Frank Passic

Union Steel from above Morning Star, April 16, 2000, pg. 16 We take time here this week to note the current demolition of the ...
Labor Day Albion Walk the Trail - Albion Michigan 2018

Labor Day Albion Walk the Trail – Albion Michigan 2018

Labor Day Albion - Walk the Trail Albion Health Care Alliance and Albion Recreation Department invite the community to come to Albion on Labor ...
Labor Day Albion - Tour of History Hill in Holland Park

Labor Day Albion – Tour of History Hill in Holland Park

In 2018, Albion Health Care Alliance partnered with Albion Recreation Department for the Labor Day Albion - Walk the Trail event. Larry Williams, of ...
Aerial drone photo of Victory Park Waterfall by Gannon Cottone – March 18, 2016

Victory Park Waterfall – Aerial View

This view of the waterfall in Victory Park shows one of the most beautiful views of Albion's natural landscape. It is perhaps the largest ...
Ways to Build Resilience in Albion

Ways to Build Resilience in Albion

The greater Albion area has undergone a series of transformations over the last two generations or more. Most often the changes stem from the ...
Community Engagement Statement - City of Albion

Community Engagement Statement – City of Albion

The City of Albion posts a Community Engagement Statement that is updated at least every 5 years and includes information such as: Key Stakeholders ...
Black History Month Albion 2019

Black History Month Albion 2019

February is an important month for Albion's traditional celebrations honoring Black History, including community, music, and food. Visit the calendar on the menu above ...
GENERAL GUIDE 2019 – 34th ISSUE ANNUAL EDITION

GENERAL GUIDE 2019 – 34th ISSUE ANNUAL EDITION

The first ever annual General Guide was published early in 2019 and distributed to every home in Albion as an insert to the Morning ...
Huntington Bank Albion Branch closes

Huntington Bank Albion Branch closes

The building at 207 S. Superior Street was the location of Huntington Bank, Albion branch that closed on January 8, 2019. Huntington Bank closed ...
City of Albion

City of Albion

This post shows the 2012 map of Albion precincts after redistricting then. The City of Albion is divided into 6 precincts. Residents of each ...
Evening photo showing Bohm Theatre and new bricks

Evening photo showing Bohm Theatre and new bricks

Albion's brick streets shine with the marque of the newly renovated Bohm Theatre and the newly rebricked Superior Street.  This photo was taken on ...
Bournelis Park, Corner of Superior and Cass Streets

Bournelis Park, Corner of Superior and Cass Streets

Bournelis Park, on the right of this photo, is located where Cass Street crosses Superior Street in Albion Michigan. This corner could be called the "center of ...
Sustaining Communities with Giving

Sustaining Communities with Giving

As Albion continues its transformation, organizations such as Albion Community Foundation lead the way with opportunities to contribute to community-based investments.    The patient ...
Major 1980's Projects Supported by the Albion Community Foundation

Major 1980’s Projects Supported by the Albion Community Foundation

This is the third of several stories that lead up to the May 9, 2018 Albion Community Foundation Gala celebrating 50 years since the ...
Giving Tuesday - 2018

Giving Tuesday – 2018

We can volunteer, share our talents, and contribute financial resources to our community in many ways. Details of the Giving Issue photo art will ...
Learn to Swim - Albion Recreation Department October 2018

Learn to Swim – Albion Recreation Department October 2018

Albion Learn to Swim Program is a collaboration between Albion Recreation Department and Albion College Swim team.  Coach Robert Rariden leads the program with ...
A Community Celebration hosted by ARC

A Community Celebration hosted by ARC

As published in The Recorder Big Albion Plan to Revitalize Downtown Brought to the Public A few dozen people gathered in the old Sanders ...
New York Public Theatre brings Sweat to Albion

New York Public Theatre brings Sweat to Albion

There was a good sized crowd for the October 9, 2018 performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning performance of Sweat in Albion, Michigan The ...
Walk the Beat Albion 2018

Walk the Beat Albion 2018

Before the event, this information helped visitors to Walk the Beat to plan their tour. Download the list of bands, the map, and see ...
Albion - Hub of Trails

Albion – Hub of Trails

A one-mile recreational trail will wind its way through the community and help make Albion a hub for several state and national trail systems ...
Festival of the Forks 2018 - the Food

Festival of the Forks 2018 – the Food

The Farmer's market had plenty of cookies, fudge, baked goods, and food items. There was plenty of fresh produce also at Stoffer Plaza. The ...
The Morning Parade - Festival 2018

The Morning Parade – Festival 2018

The morning of Saturday, September 22, 2018 was clear and cool, a welcome change from the previous weekend that was warm and sticky.  The ...
General Guide Fall 2018 - 33rd Issue - The Giving Edition

General Guide Fall 2018 – 33rd Issue – The Giving Edition

Know when to turn your clocks back, when to shop, where to hear music, and when to give, by reading your General Guide. You ...
Completed Bricks in Albion September 2018

Completed Bricks in Albion September 2018

Superior Street in Albion Michigan is looking good after a brick replacement process that lasted through the summers of 2017 and 2018.  The bricks ...
Walk the Beat Albion

Walk the Beat Albion – 2019

Walk the Beat Albion Photo Page from 2019  Click here to see the photo gallery on the Walk the Beat Facebook page or ...
Mr. Bonner - the Book

Mr. Bonner – the Book

Coming soon, order information about the book: Mr. Bonner. Click the image above to see the author's Facebook page where you can add comments ...
Albion Malleable Brewing Aerial View - August 2018

Albion Malleable Brewing Aerial View – August 2018

Work is progressing on the Superior Street (second) rebricking project that spans from 2017-2018.  The construction has not stopped visitors from coming to Albion ...
Art and Purple Gang locations near the Albion River Trail

Art and Purple Gang locations near the Albion River Trail

Take a tour of the Albion River Trail and see the parks, historical markers, public art, and the Purple Gang Tour ...
General Guide 2018 - 32nd Issue - Summer Outdoor Fun

General Guide 2018 – 32nd Issue – Summer Outdoor Fun

The General Guide showcases cultural places and events along the I-94 corridor between Battle Creek and Jackson, including Albion, Marshall, and Homer. The primary ...
Albion River of Time Mural (1 year in Albion)

Albion River of Time Mural (1 year in Albion)

A 56-foot long mural downtown in the Huntington Bank drive-thru shows the four seasons of Albion in a river theme. Learn more about the ...
Swingin' Musical Artists Bios

Swingin’ Musical Artists Bios

Swingin' at the Shell is a concert series that takes place at the Victory Park Bandshell in Albion, Michigan each summer. Thanks to a ...
Recreation Millage 2018

Recreation Millage 2018

The Election on August 7 includes an opportunity for Albion residents to increase funding for the Recreation Department and Senior Services.  The exact ballot ...
Swingin' at the Shell, Albion Michigan 2018 lineup of concerts

Swingin’ at the Shell 2018 Poster

The 15th annual Swingin' at the Shell concert series takes place at Victory Park Bandshell in Albion Michigan from mid-July through mid-September.   As usual, ...
Ribbon cutting Albion Malleable Brewing Co. Albion

Ribbon cutting Albion Malleable Brewing Co. Albion

Albion Malleable Brewing Company official ribbon cutting on Monday May 21, 2018. Trivia Question - What company started the fast-growing Micro brewery trend and ...
Fête de la Musique 2014

Fête de la Musique 2014

 Fête de la Musique Albion was held in the Farmers' Market in 2014. A number of musicians played at Stoffer Plaza, where the ...
Fete de la Musique Invite 2018 Albion

Fete de la Musique Invite 2018 Albion

Musicians and music lovers  came downtown Albion Michigan on Thursday, June 21, 2018, for the Fête de la Musique, also known as “World Music ...
Ride the River - 2018 Albion Community Bike Ride Program

Ride the River – 2018 Albion Community Bike Ride Program

The weather was surprisingly cooperative for the Albion Community Bike Program Launch on Monday, May 14, 2018. The next ride is Memorial Day, Monday, ...