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 .


Blight  Farms

Blight Farms

Locally raised pork and beef is available from Blight Farms and also at Jolly Green Junction. Blight Farms has been operating in southern Michigan since ...
Classic Matinees at the Bohm

Classic Matinees at the Bohm

The Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion offers Classic Film Matinees on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. The theme of the films in January aptly feature ...
BUILD ALBION AMERICORPS VISTA INITIATIVE

BUILD ALBION AMERICORPS VISTA INITIATIVE

VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA became ...
National Historic District - Albion

National Historic District – Albion

National Register of Historic Places listings in Calhoun County, Michigan Superior Street Commercial Historic District, ID Number P2399 Significant Dates: 1845-1945 National Register Listed: ...
Electric Interurban train from olden days

Electric Interurban train from olden days

Interurban- Interurbans were mostly, but not exclusively, a Midwest phenomena, existing between about 1900 and 1930.  By 1930 the Great Depression, cheaper cars, and ...
General Guide - 22nd Issue - January 2017 - The History Edition

General Guide – 22nd Issue – January 2017 – The History Edition

Albion and Marshall have both changed a lot in the past few decades. Our communities are now closer than ever due to students from ...
Changes in downtown Albion since 1985

Changes in downtown Albion since 1985

What has changed in Albion since 1985? This art of downtown Albion was posted to the Albion Michigan Arts group on Facebook.  People started ...
Ludington Center

Ludington Center

The corner of Superior and Cass Streets has been the site of construction during 2016 at 101 N. Superior  Street.  There was a dedication ...
General Guide - 21st Issue - December 2016 - The Giving Edition

General Guide – 21st Issue – December 2016 – The Giving Edition

This General Guide shows some landmarks of both Albion and Marshall that were made possible through donations large and small. As the month goes ...
General Guide - 21st Issue - November 2016 - The Giving Edition

General Guide – 21st Issue – November 2016 – The Giving Edition

The General Guide XXI will be distributed to all students in the Marshall Public Schools, Albion College and in the Morning Star the weekend ...
General Guide History Edition 2017

General Guide Opportunities

People like to put their General Guide on their refrigerator.  They like to see the big community events in Albion and Marshall, plus interesting ...
Harrington – NAACP Backpack giveaway

Harrington – NAACP Backpack giveaway

NAACP Backpack giveaway and Harrington School Open House For the past several years, the Albion branch NAACP has hosted a Back to School – ...
Giving Tuesday - Albion 2016

Giving Tuesday – Albion 2016

#GivingTuesday What is Giving Tuesday? We know about Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd ...
Indoor Farmers Market

Indoor Farmers Market

Albion's new Indoor Farmer’s Market Albion now has an indoor Farmer's Market that begin in November 2016 on most Saturday mornings 10 a.m. - ...
Albion - Marshall Connector

Albion – Marshall Connector

The Albion Marshall Connector is a bus that offers curb to curb service between the Albion and Marshall communities. Read about the Connector on ...
History Hill at Holland Park

History Hill at Holland Park

The public was invited to the grand opening of the newly installed West Ward School History panels in Holland Park at on Saturday, Aug ...
Giving at Albion College - Davis Athletic Complex

Giving at Albion College – Davis Athletic Complex

We see changes happening in Albion, and many of them have to do with Albion College. At the College one of the big new ...
Sister City travel opportunities

Sister City travel opportunities

Several Albion young people were able to take a memorable trip to Albion's Sister City Noisy-le-Roi France in 2015 thanks to a special arrangement ...
Albion Big Read Author Talk and celebration of leaders

Albion Big Read Author Talk and celebration of leaders

Author talk at the historic Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016 The award winning author Rita Williams-Garcia will speak ...
General Guide - 20th Issue - October 2016 - The Big Read Edition

General Guide – 20th Issue – October 2016 – The Big Read Edition

General Guide, Issue XX, “The Albion Big Read Edition” features educational happenings in Albion and nearby. The photo is of Harrington School on the ...
Albion Michigan Big Read Leaders 2016

Albion Big Read 2016

Big Read Leaders of 2016 will help with various Big Read events in October continuing until November 1. Look for free books at book ...
Marshall Albion Youth Symposium

Marshall Albion Youth Symposium

Marshall Middle School students from Albion and from Marshall assembled at Albion College before school started for a youth symposium facilitated by Starr Commonwealth ...
Harrington School September 2016

Harrington School September 2016

Harrington School is once again a home of education for students who live in Albion up to grade five.  The school had been closed ...
Subscribe to the Recorder

Subscribe to the Recorder

Subscribe to The Recorder and get news of the greater Albion area delivered to your mailbox each week!  $50 annually when ordered online.   This ...
Art Education in Albion and Marshall

Art Education in Albion and Marshall

ART CONNECT PROJECT OCTOBER SERIES OF CLASSES ANNOUNCED The program aims to embrace and enhance the relationship between art and recreation, engage and connect ...
Pathways to Opportunity

Pathways to Opportunity

A 16-page booklet called “Pathways to Opportunity” was distributed to homes and businesses in the City of Albion, the City of Marshall, and the ...
Albion GED program at Albion District Library

Albion GED program at Albion District Library

Albion Michigan is fortunate to have both an active GED tutoring program (free for students) and also a testing location. Learn more about the ...
Albion Michigan Educational Resources

Albion Michigan Educational Resources

If you are new to Albion, we want to welcome you. Albion has more educational institutions than most cities.  The map to the left ...
Unity & Diversity banners

Unity & Diversity banners

Festival of the Forks celebrates Albion’s Unity & Diversity. The theme is symbolized by the forks of a river. The river is one body ...
General Guide - 19th Issue - September 2016 - Back to School Edition

General Guide – 19th Issue – September 2016 – Back to School Edition

General Guide, Issue XIX, “The Education Edition” featured a custom made map of the educational institutions serving Albion or located in Albion including Albion ...
Albion Dog Park

Albion Dog Park

Albion Dog Park is not an "official" park, but it is a great way to get your dog out to run.  There are two ...
Marshall Public Schools

Marshall Public Schools

Albion Public School District was annexed into Marshall Public School District after an election on May 3, 2016. The actual date of annexation was ...
Calhoun County Fair Michigan photo and video essay

Calhoun County Fair Michigan photo and video essay

The Calhoun County Fair has been happening since 1848.  It's an old fair.  It is generally held the third full week of August. Here ...
General Guide - 18th Issue - July Aug 2016 - Parks & Music

General Guide – 18th Issue – July Aug 2016 – Parks & Music

General Guide to Albion, Issue XVIII, “The Parks & Outdoors Edition,” highlights the Swingin’ at the Shell entertainment every Sunday in August. We also ...
Swingin' at the Shell 2016 series

Swingin’ at the Shell 2016 series

Swingin' at the Shell starts up again mid July and will go strong all the way thru August and then some. See this page ...
Monument to Robert Holland, Sr. in Holland Park

Monument to Robert Holland, Sr. in Holland Park

A monument to Robert Holland, Sr. was placed in Holland Park 40 years ago on August 7, 1976. The text on the plate reads:  ...
Holland Park - Aerial View

Holland Park – Aerial View

Holland Park - There is a monument in the park (within the circle sidewalk at right) to honor park namesake and civil rights advocate ...
Big changes are coming to students in Albion

Big changes are coming to students in Albion

From Michigan Public Radio - an interview on May 24, 2016. "Big changes are coming to students in Albion. Voters have approved Marshall Public ...
Retirement Party for Albion Public Schools

Retirement Party for Albion Public Schools

This was more than your usual farewell and happy retirement party. This was our chance to tell all of the staff and Board of ...
School Buildings Survey and Art

School Buildings Survey and Art

Albion Public Schools will be annexed into Marshall Public Schools as of July 1, 2016. There will be a K-5 school in Albion that ...
New Things Coming to Albion

New Things Coming to Albion

Hotel Groundbreaking - May 12, 2016 Opening remarks by City Manager Sheryl Mitchell. The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Albion ...
Albion Community Bike Ride Program 2016

Albion Community Bike Ride Program 2016

The Kick Off ride is Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 a.m.  All other rides start at 9am. Have some safe bike riding fun this ...
Photos from May 12, 2016 - Ground  Breaking for new Albion Hotel

Photos from May 12, 2016 – Ground Breaking for new Albion Hotel

Photos of the ground breaking of the new hotel in downtown Albion Michigan ...
Transformation of Albion

Transformation of Albion

Mayor of Albion Michigan Joe Domino discusses the transformation of Albion, and how key players including Albion College took a stand.  What Albion used ...
The Crowd Gasps for this check presentation

The Crowd Gasps for this check presentation

Albion's transformation is coming about with a little help from our friends who work for the City of Albion, such as City Manager Sheryl ...
Alumni who can make things happen

Alumni who can make things happen

President Mauri Ditzler of Albion College gives his 30 second speech to parents of prospective students.  Albion College alumni will come away more idealistic ...
People of Albion were my inspiration

People of Albion were my inspiration

Soon to be retired President and CEO of Albion Economic  Development Corporation Peggy Sindt is introduced by Mauri Ditzler, Albion College President.  Peggy talks ...
Preview of the Courtyard by Marriott in Albion

Preview of the Courtyard by Marriott in Albion

Thanks to Frank Passic for taking this photo on site before the groundbreaking of the new hotel in downtown Albion. Click on the image ...