Thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott, Albion hotel for sponsoring General Guide XXIX. People are curious as to the opening date.
Jan. 31, 2018 “At this time, we our looking to open towards the end of February. We can’t give a definite date at this time, but we can tell you that we are able to sell rooms for dates of March 9 and beyond.
You can make reservations by calling the reservations hotline, 1 (888) 236-2427, or by going to www.marriott.com/jxnab.”
Mowrer Agency, which is located in the train depot, is the sponsor for this special one-month edition of the General Guide for January 2018. Mowrer agency offers home, business and automobile insurance, a bill payment service and Greyhound Bus Service.
Albion Train Depot, built in 1882 and still a functioning transportation center, is the featured item for General Guide XXVIII, January 2018, the History Edition. The depot offers daily train service to Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.
Greyhound Bus service is available from this location at 300 N. Eaton Street, Albion, MI. Tickets are available at the depot during regular business hours. Learn more about Greyhound Bus at this location and nearby:
Albion is a train station in Albion, Michigan, served by Amtrak‘s Wolverine line. Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any “personal items” such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons. Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage service at this station, which is served by two trains daily.
The red brick depot is a well-preserved example of a Victorian station with earlier Italianate details, such as three sided bays with fancy double brackets supporting the eaves. Colored and glazed brick in shades of white form two beltcourses that encircle the structure. Plain pilasters divide the window bays, each of which features deep corbelling. The trackside bay is topped by a gable with bargeboard and woodwork associated with the Eastlake decorative style. Wrought-iron fencing is found along the ridge of the roof, while two prominent chimneys with corbelling crown the structure.
The Albion station was abandoned in 1971, when Amtrak consolidated all cross-country passenger rail service within the United States. However it was restored to its original condition by local community groups in the mid-1980s and currently serves as both a bus and train station. The freight house was also restored and converted into a local sports bar known as Davan’s, which has since closed.
area by cultivating community assets to enhance our quality of life.
The Albion Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit agencies achieve their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible, and effective.”
The film’s director, Salvatore Alaimo, a Grand Valley professor of public, nonprofit and health administration shares some concept of the films from the film on this link.
“Alaimo wants to “bust” certain myths with his film. He wants to dispel the notion that philanthropy is just for rich people. Philanthropy is not limited to the wealthy, nor is it limited to financial giving, says Alaimo.
He says that philanthropy exists because not all of society’s needs are met through businesses and government. Tax money theoretically goes towards services for which there’s a general consensus of support, such as police and schools. This means public funding tends to stay away from things like symphonies or food pantries, he says. These are niches of need that fall through the gaps, and Alaimo says that philanthropy fills those needs.”
Marshall Community Foundation was a co sponsor of General Guide XXVII, The Giving Edition, featuring Giving Tuesday.
The Marshall Community Foundation has awarded thousands of Grants and Scholarships. These grants can be measured in terms of there impact on individuals, vital community services and the quality of life in Marshall and all of Calhoun County.
Since the Foundation was established, grants totaling over $4 million have been made to:
help strengthen families and provide help in times of crisis.
preserve our community’s history and heritage.
sponsor cultural events.
develop parks and provide recreational opportunities.
As of 2013, Albion College was ranked No. 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of national liberal arts colleges, and 115th in the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges, which includes universities as well as colleges. U.S. News also includes a high school counselor ranking, in which Albion placed 85th among national liberal arts colleges.
Schuler’s Restaurant’s founder, Albert Schuler, was a native of Rome, New York. The adopted son of a traveling butcher, Albert migrated to Marshall in the early 1900s. The owner of a local lunch counter and cigar shop befriended him, and after learning the trade Albert opened a similar business on Main Street in 1909.
In 1920, he purchased a hotel with a small dining room on Main Street, and named it The Albert. It was during this period that Albert became deputy sheriff. It wasn’t unusual for Albert to be summoned at the restaurant to attend to matters of the law. He would take off his apron and was out the door. Minutes or hours later, his apron was back on and it was business as usual.
In 1924, he was ready to expand his business. He sold the hotel on Main Street and purchased the Royal Hotel and Restaurant in Marshall, and changed the name to Schuler’s. He built a seven-lane bowling alley and soon the combination hotel/restaurant/bowling business became a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.
Win Schuler, Albert’s son, joined the family business in 1934. In 1936, Win, a former high school history teacher and coach, became full owner of the restaurant while his father continued to run the hotel and serve as sheriff of Calhoun County.
In 1959, Win’s son, Hans Schuler became the third generation to join the family business. Like his father, Hans enjoys greeting his customers. He also has an unusual ability to develop the people working on his team.
Larry Schuler, a fourth generation member of the Schuler’s Restaurant family, followed the long-standing tradition of ‘working’ at the restaurant since childhood and has been involved in the restaurant industry ever since.
Encouraged by his grandfather, Win Schuler, and father, Hans, Larry pursued a broad, well-rounded work experience in the field of hospitality management.
Larry returned to Michigan in 1986 and served as Vice President and General Manager of Schuler’s in Marshall, MI and subsequently as owner and operator of Schu’s Grill and Bar in St. Joseph. MI.