Superior Street, Albion, January 2018

January, 2018.  This view from New Year’s Day of  downtown Albion features the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel that will be opening soon.  This design, by Maggie LaNoue, was created in commemoration of the 40 year anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978.  An iconic photograph of that blizzard, that was in the Albion Recorder that year, was the inspiration for a Christmas card design that was offered at the Storyteller Bookstore.



Forty years later, the same basic view in 2018 includes the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, a renovated Bohm Theatre, and Kids ‘N’ Stuff, a Childrens’ Museum.

See more information about the Blizzard of ’78 including a color view of the old scene, and Wikipedia information about the magnitude of the storm.

Cozy Up With Art – 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

You are invited to a fun holiday shopping event at Schuler Arts in Albion Michigan.  There will be about 20 artists with their work, and an opportunity to meet your friends and say hello.  Schuler Arts is located at 1201 Maple St., Albion, Michigan, not far from Albion Family Fare.

See the map at the bottom of this page and links to the official website and facebook event page.

Come & take part in the 14th Annual Cozy Up With Art . Visit with artists and craft vendors who will display and sell a variety of creative wares. Enjoy some tasty treats and be inspired by joyful seasonal music. You may also join an art class and create your own holiday art gift. We hope to see you at this special event celebrating Art, Creativity and the Joy of the Christmas Season. 10:00-2:00–Displays & Festivities in the Gallery & Studios 3:00-4:30–Holiday Art Classes–$35.00 fee for Glass fusing or Clay Activities. Please call ahead to register. (517) 629-8293


Amanda Cheladyn & Kids– Waldorf Dolls & Soaps

Debbie Erlandson–Jewlery, Painting & Music CD’s

Nicole Goetz–Knitted Accessories & Other Textiles

Mary Habicht–Watercolor Painting

Maggie LaNoue–Prints & Cards

Joan Larsen–Monotype Designs

Pat Messer–Photography & Printed Cards

Sue Ott–Holiday Plants & Floral Gifts

Gwen Tabb–Jewlery

Bobbie Van Eck–Fused Glass Designs

Nobel & Pam Schuler–Clay, Fused Glass & Drawing

6 Sisters–Fudge, Candles & Other Wonderful Stuff

Teiko & Robert Wall–Photography

Melanie Westheider– Pottery

Laura Wylie–All-Natural Soaps


* Special Music by Dan Steeves

**Additional Albion Artists Displays

*** Cozy Up with Art is Co-hosted by Schuler Arts Creativity Retreat Center & Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast

if you do not see the map embedded below, please visit this direct link to the Google map


Visit the event page on Facebook and invite your friends!  You can meet at Cozy Up with Arts, then tour downtown Albion with  Albion Aglow activities, then go out for a bite to eat!

Visit and learn more about this Creativity Retreat Center.


Things are happening in Albion and sometimes it is good for neighbors to talk with each other.  There are discussions on the app Nextdoor about Albion’s city government,  services, special events and more.

Anyone can join, but only people from Albion can see the discussions about Albion.  It’s free.  This app also helps during times when it is helpful to know who is raking leaves, shoveling snow, who lost their dog, who has lost their power and other neighborhood issues.

Albion’s Farmer’s Market Aerial View 2017

French Market 2017

Take an aerial tour of Albion’s Stoffer Plaza by clicking on each photo to see it larger and to read the stories about each photo.
See the ground level photos of Albion’s French Market on this same day by clicking here.

French Market 2017

Albion’s French Market is a relatively new event. The 6th annual Albion French Market took place on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Stoffer Plaza. Dozens of vendors were there, as well as many of the usual Farmer’s Market Vendors. In recent years the French Market has become a place for musicians, artists, and chefs to share their arts.

See an aerial tour of this same day by clicking here.

General Guide XXIV May June 2017 Inside News

We hope to be posting more photos and stories about each of the items listed on this page.  We aren’t there yet.  We are now covering Marshall Michigan as well as Albion.

We do have some links – many are to outside sources – for each of the pictures shown in the Guide above:

Think Music Think Albion

Albion’s musical entertainment is bringing in visitors from near and far.   The mainstay of Albion’s live music has been Albion College, with the free concerts, especially in the Spring.  Most of these concerts take place at Goodrich Chapel.  We will be getting them all listed on our calendar, with links to the original source of information.  A new music event at the fabulous Bohm Theatre is the monthly Blues at the Bohm.  Stop by Cascarelli’s before you get there, for a bit of refreshment and pizza.

Another old source of music in Albion is Dickerson Music Company.  Now with new owner Kelly Kidder, there are new fun events at the old music store.  One such event is a gathering of Ukulele players in March of 2017.  Check out the video below even if you can’t be there for the jam.  Scroll down for more upcoming music events in Albion.

Open Mic night is now happening at the Bohm.  This event happens the Monday following Blues at the Bohm.  We’ll be posting more information soon.

This summer be sure to come and enjoy Swingin’ at the Shell at the one of a kind Victory Park Bandshell on Sunday evenings.   See some of the events from 2016 here:

Franke Center Youth Theatre Education Program

Franke Center for Performing Arts in Marshall


The Franke Center in Marshall Michigan was recently awarded a major prize by State Farm Insurance to develop a youth theatre education program.  This program will allow students from Marshall and from Albion to learn more about theatre performance and to make provisions for transportation and food after school so students can be at their best.

The details of the program will be announced soon on the Franke Center for the Performing Arts website at this location:

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 “Politics as Usual,” a peek at political history through the Hollywood lens.

Films coming in January 2017 are:

Retro Films and Retro Rates

Tickets $3.00 and $2.00 for small drink and small popcorn combo

This is not the official listing for the Bohm Theatre.

The Bohm Theatre in Albion offers first run movies in the evenings and classic film matinees on Friday mornings.

January 2017 offers a special series of Classic Film Matinees named “Politics as Usual.”

To see the official page of the Classic Film Matinees at the Bohm, visit this page:

Call the MOVIE HOTLINE: 517-343-2116

Visit the official Bohm Theatre website.