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 NextDoor.com, 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 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.
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:
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:
AF- No Big trees,Chemical Bank is now EDC/Comm. Fdn, Albion electric is now a Gas Station…
PB- The mill is gone
SB- I can’t tell – was the iron pourer statue there?
SB- No traffic signals – – or were they omitted for artistic license?
PW- There is a whole block of buildings in the picture which are gone now, in preparation for the hotel.
TD- No chemical bank
AA- Albion Electric, now sits Citgo gas,
AA- Kentucky Fried Chicken…
EBF- Albion Floorcovering on n the left is gone
SH- Love it. I have a similar scene you did on a notecard in color.
ML- Thank you for all the observations. Let’s name some things that are not in the picture that have changed since then. Which factories are gone? etc. one per comment is fun.
FP- Well, the brick street is gone in this photo, but I suspect it is covered with snow however…
SH – Where’s the water tower?
SB – Behind the viewer, I believe
SB – Harvard Industries (formerly Hayes-Albion and before that, Albion Malleble)
SB – Brooks Foundary
ML- Albion Community Hospital
Help us spread the word about this new, fun and free event coming to Albion on October 15th! Kids ‘N’ Stuff Childrens Museum, Dickerson Music Company, Friends of the Bohm Theatre, Albion Malleable Brewing Company and the Albion Food Hub are hosting some incredible musicians! Thank you, Albion College for sponsoring this fundraising event! Don’t miss it!