Morning Star and the Recorder – Salesman Publications


Thank you to the Morning Star and the Recorder newspapers for sponsoring every issue of the General Guide since Issue V.  These newspapers are published by Salesman Publications of Concord Michigan.

The Morning Star is the most cost effective way to distribute a flier or small publication to every household in Albion.

See their distribution area:

 

Visit the website of Salesman Publications:

http://www.salesmanpublications.com/

 

Courtyard by Marriott, Albion opening date information

See a tour of the downtown Albion hotel here:

Courtyard by Marriott – Albion – Tour – April 2018

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.”

Visit the CourtyardAlbion facebook page for more information!

Albion Train Depot – Mowrer Agency

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.

The Train Depot was refurbished in 1985.

The Amtrak Train schedule:

https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Michigan-Services-Schedule-062617.pdf

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:

http://locations.greyhound.com/bus-stations/search?city=Albion&state=MI&zip=&q=Albion%2C+MI

 

Albion station - September 2016

More about Albion Train Depot

From Wikipedia:

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.

History

The current Albion station house was built in 1882 by the Michigan Central Railroad, which originally ran through town in 1844. The station also had a freight house. Ten years earlier Albion had competition when the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway arrived and added its own station, which operated until the 1920s.

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.[3]

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.

Albion Community Foundation

Albion Community Foundation has sponsored the Giving Edition of the General Guide in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
In 2017 the foundation moved to a new location at 1002 N. Eaton Street, Albion, Michigan.

Visit their website at http://www.albionfoundation.org/


fountain_foundationAlbion Community Foundation

“strengthens the greater Albion

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.”

Recently the Albion Community Foundation had an event called “What is Philanthropy?” and showed a movie buy the same name. A trailer from the film, that is inspirational for times like these, can be found at https://whatisphilanthropy.wordpress.com/.

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

Oakridge Cemetery-Marshall

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.
  • preserve the environment.
  • provide educational assistance.

Visit their website at:

http://www.marshallcf.org/

Albion Big Read

Albion Michigan Big Read Leaders 2016

Albion’s Big Read is a program that aims to empower youth and bring communities together through shared reading experiences.

 

Albion Big Read was the sponsor of General Guides for the October Issue for 2017, 2016 and 2015.

 

Albion Michigan Big Read Leaders 2016

All of their special events for the month were added to the General Guide Google Calendar.

Albion College

 

Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Its student population during the 2013-14 academic year was approx. 1,350.

The College’s athletic teams are nicknamed the Britons and their colors are purple and gold. They participate in NCAA Division III and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Albion College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to encouraging student volunteerism.

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. 

source: wikipedia

Visit the Albion College website.

Thank you to Albion College for being a sponsor of the General Guide.

Including the Back to School Issues for Sept 2017, Sept 2016

Schuler’s Restaurant Marshall

 

 

Schuler’s history of hospitality is closely tied to Marshall Michigan’s fame for hospitality.  Hear the story of this history as told by Hans Schuler.

 

 

Thank you to Schuler’s Restaurant of Marshall for being a sponsor of General Guide XXIV, the Local Food Edition.

 

Read more of Schuler’s history.  Source:  https://schulersrestaurant.com/about/history/

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.

Albion Marshall Resilient Communities Project

Thank you to Albion Marshall Resilient Communities Project for sponsoring General  Guide to Albion XXIV – May June 2017.

Their events have been on the General Guide Calendar since early 2017, and the response to the sessions has been wonderful.

Please visit AMRCP at:

amrcp.org

 

Jolly Green Junction

 

Local gifts for every season including honey, maple syrup, local eggs, beef and pork from Blight Farms, and much more.

Holiday gifts, pumpkins, morels, fresh and dried.  Cards from Michigan Prints are also available.


 

Hundreds of annual & perennial plants. Seeds, roses and garden ornaments. Christmas decor. A season for each. Morels and U-Haul, too.

Visit Jolly Green Junction’s website:

jollygreenjunction.net

Visit Jollly Green Junction on Facebook

 


Thank you to Jolly Green Junction for being a sponsor of the Local Food Edition of General Guide since 2015.