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 December 12, 2018, when the Capital City Brass band performed at the Bohm.  The show was sponsored by Jim Stuart, who is a member of the band, and the owner of Stirling Books and Brew.

This photo was taken by Jackie Masternak and used with her permission.

Bournelis Park, Corner of Superior and Cass Streets

Corner of Superior and Cass Streets, Albion Michigan

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 Albion.”  West Cass Street runs to the left, and East Cass Street runs to the right.  North Superior Street runs to the top of the photo, and South Superior Street is below, out of sight.

You can see Kalamazoo River on the right, near Bournelis Park, and then it disappears on the left due to the fact that it runs under the brick street in the spot where the street is made of cement.  The river also runs under the Ludington Center, at 101 N. Superior Street, that was recently renovated by Albion College.


Pete Bournelis who owned Bournelis Shoe Repair, an Albion downtown business from sixty years ago, is the namesake of the little corner park.  The location is the site of a decorated tree in the Christmas season, and of community singing at both Fete de la Musique and Albion Aglow.

Superior Street was paved with asphalt bricks in 1903, and red bricks in 1910 and may be the longest continuously maintained brick street in Michigan, as it To learn more about the bricks, here is an article by Frank Passic:  http://www.albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/170820.shtml


Kent Davis took his photo was taken Dec. 14, 2017.

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 growth of the investments, grants and other contributions are contributing to Albion’s revitalization, including encouraging our young people to learn and be challenged.

To contribute to Albion Community Foundation, visit their giving page,


on #GivingTuesday or on any day.  You can also call them to learn more about giving in other ways.  Visit their website at http://www.albionfoundation.org/

Learn more about #GivingTuesday by clicking here!

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 be posted online including these topics:  #GivingTuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

We know about

  • Black Friday
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Cyber Monday

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).

But what is Giving Tuesday in Albion?  The Giving Tuesday woven heart logo is remodeled here with Albion events and opportunities that were made possible by gifts large and small.

General Guide – Issue XXXIII is the Giving Edition, which is sponsored by Albion Community Foundation.

The topics here are examples of programs that are helped with your donations.

Learn to Swim – Albion Recreation Department October 2018

A Community Celebration hosted by ARC

New York Public Theatre brings Sweat to Albion

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 the google map here.
Learn about other music events in Albion. Click on the sidebar to see which band is playing where.

Here is a link to the map above that has the bands listed:

Here is a PRINTABLE MAP with the band locations with numbers that matches the next list of bands.

Here is a list of the Venues with numbers that match the map and shows the bands that are playing:

Here is a list of the bands that shows their locations by name

Here is the official WalktheBeat.org/albion website.

Here is the official Walk the Beat Albion Facebook page.

Here is the Albion College Homecoming page.

Stop by later to see photos of the event!

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.

The project, through a $294,000 grant written by both city and College officials, will create a hub for several regional trail networks, including the Iron Belle Trail, the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail and the North Country Trail, the latter of which is the longest scenic hiking trail in the United States.  Source: Albion.edu news page

See a pdf file of the map on the left.