Albion Blog

This page is where you can see the most recent posts. At the bottom of this page you can find all of the posts about each of the categories.

Albion Michigan continues to go through many changes. This website offers content on this page AlbionMich.net, and also now offers history by Frank Passic, and news from The Recorder newspaper.

Our goal is to support local businesses, educational institution, and local news sources.  See news from local restaurants who are offering carryout food during the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis.  See the local news page with official news sources streaming, and also a page that relate to the Coronavirus news from Michigan.  See the Index of Albion Websites, where we link to official and community websites.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person, and wish the best to people now, wherever they are.  Below, we share some current posts, including a new directory of Albion Churches Online .


Holland Park Pavilion Announcement April 2021

Holland Park Pavilion Announcement April 2021

It was a lovely day in spring, and Holland Park was more beautiful than ever. A big step was happening though, that brought together ...
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Holland Park Transformation

Holland Park Transformation

As the summer of 2021 draws near,  public outdoor meeting spaces are more appreciated than ever before.  The current Holland Park Transformation project, which ...
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Starr Commonwealth

Starr Commonwealth

The gateway at Starr has a plaque that describes the ongoing mission of Starr Commonwealth. "The Unfinished Work" ...
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Albion Health Care Alliance

Albion Health Care Alliance

Albion Health Care Alliance provides equitable access to care with its navigation services and outreach programs. The outreach programs include Healthy Babies Day, Sisters ...
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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HISTORICAL MARKER DESTROYED - by Frank Passic

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HISTORICAL MARKER DESTROYED – by Frank Passic

That Cross marker stood there for sixty-one years as one of Albion’s “claim to fame,” until 2020, when it was hit by a vehicle ...
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Old Rugged Cross Marker Fundraiser

Old Rugged Cross Marker Fundraiser

A two-part series of articles in the Morning Star by Frank Passic brought to light the fact that Albion's famous historical marker honoring the ...
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The Recorder Front Pages 2020

The Recorder Front Pages 2020

See the covers of The Recorder Newspaper from 2020.  Click on an image to see a larger version.  To read all the read current ...
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170 Years of African Americans in Albion Michigan - video

170 Years of African Americans in Albion Michigan – video

Albion, MI chapter of the American Association of University Women gathered on February 20, 2020 to learn about the history of Black Americans living ...
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General Guide 2021 - Engage Edition

General Guide 2021 – Engage Edition

Perhaps never has a new year been so welcome as the year 2021.  If you live in the city of Albion or rural Albion, ...
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Midtown Businesses - Christmas 2020

Midtown Businesses – Christmas 2020

Albion, Michigan - The heart of Midtown Albion is the Bohm Theatre.  Especially at night when the marque is fully lit, Albion looks like ...
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SOUTH Superior Street Shops - Christmas 2020

SOUTH Superior Street Shops – Christmas 2020

Albion, Michigan - Take a tour of some shops on South Superior Street. This 2020 holiday video features Albion Malleable Retail Sales (and carry ...
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NORTH Superior Street Shops - Christmas 2020

NORTH Superior Street Shops – Christmas 2020

Take a tour of some shops in Albion on North Superior Street in Albion Michigan. This holiday video features Yesterday's News, Bumblebee Chic (in ...
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Giving Tuesday Albion

Giving Tuesday Albion

Giving Tuesday is always on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  It's after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, the next big national day is ...
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Albion becomes Michigan’s first sighting of the invasive mile-a-minute vine

Albion becomes Michigan’s first sighting of the invasive mile-a-minute vine

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer November 5, 2020 Finding the mile-a-minute vine in Albion in October is more of a trick than treat. Jason ...
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100 Covid Deaths in Calhoun County

100 Covid Deaths in Calhoun County

As of 3 p.m on Wednesday, Nov. 18, Calhoun County has a cumulative total of 4,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to Calhoun County Public ...
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Thanksgiving meals amid COVID-19 spike

Thanksgiving meals amid COVID-19 spike

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer November 19, 2020 Families, friends, and neighbors have long enjoyed the hospitality of a good meal at various Albion ...
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Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's OPEN - Page 2

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s OPEN – Page 2

The Albion Snapshot Series continues with page 2 of What's OPEN for business in Fall 2020. There is an index at the bottom of ...
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Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's OPEN

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s OPEN

The Albion Snapshot Series continues with a selection of businesses and organizations that are OPEN for business in Fall 2020. This is Page 1 ...
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Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's Closed

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s Closed

The October snapshot series has covered a few things in Albion that are coming back after the pandemic shutdowns and special services that are ...
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Bohm Theatre Activities -  Fall 2020

Bohm Theatre Activities – Fall 2020

Art Bohm events are part of our October snapshot series! Bohm Theater in Albion offers a special exhibit and purchase opportunity Saturday, October 24, ...
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Voting Information for Greater Albion Area

Voting Information for Greater Albion Area

A drop box for ballots and bill payments is available at Albion City Hall. As of October 20, 2020, it is too late to ...
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COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing in Albion Michigan - 2020

COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing in Albion Michigan – 2020

Posted by Albion Health Care Alliance on Monday, November 30, 2020 Register for a test in advance by calling the COVID hotline at 1-888-535-6136,(and press ...
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Candidate Clips, 2020

Candidate Clips, 2020

Jesse Whitfield, current President of the Albion Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invited local candidates to create their own short ...
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Flash Friday Forum, September 20, 2020

Flash Friday Forum, September 20, 2020

Residents of Albion, MI care about knowing the city’s leaders. On Friday, September 19, 2020, a new round of candidates running for public office ...
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FLASH FRIDAY FORUM INVITE

FLASH FRIDAY FORUM INVITE

Click the image to learn more about FLASH FRIDAY FORUM  Albion's first Flash Friday Forum was held at the Victory Park Bandshell from 6 ...
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KCC announces support for Futures for Frontliners

KCC announces support for Futures for Frontliners

BATTLE CREEK, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Kellogg Community College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners ...
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Election 2020 -  Albion Local Candidates

Election 2020 – Albion Local Candidates

This page has links to all of the candidates' Facebook pages and websites.  There is also a new page with videos from the Flash ...
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Walk the Trails Near Albion!

Walk the Trails Near Albion!

Labor  Day Albion - Walk the River Trail - has been a popular event for a decade.  Albion is becoming known as a Hub ...
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Summer 2020 Free Movies & Music

Summer 2020 Free Movies & Music

Even though the Bohm Theatre is closed for now, due to the pandemic, the movies are still rolling on!  There is also live music ...
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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased social and economic hardships for many people. Please click this link for resources based on specific needs. Topics include: ...
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General Guide - 2020 Resource Edition

General Guide – 2020 Resource Edition

General Guide to 2020 Resources Be on the lookout for a special mid-year General Guide – 2020 Resource Edition! The guide will be delivered ...
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ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! - by Frank Passic

ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! – by Frank Passic

This has been a mystery for many years: Who designed the two musical sculpture reliefs on the Band Shell in Victory Park? Morning Star, ...
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Vote by Mail

Vote by Mail

This year Michigan voters may vote by absentee ballot without any reason required.  Every registered voter in Michigan will receive an application to vote ...
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Albion Philanthropic Women - September 2019 Awardee

Albion Philanthropic Women – September 2019 Awardee

At their September 2019 meeting, the Albion Area Philanthropic Women agreed to provide funding for the Coca-Cola Mural Restoration project. Below is a video ...
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Albion Auto Mart

Albion Auto Mart

Albion Auto Mart has been serving the transportation needs of the Albion area since 1951. We are a family business and a member of ...
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Albion College Extends Michigan Promise Deadline for Free Tuition

Albion College Extends Michigan Promise Deadline for Free Tuition

If you are a high school senior on track to graduate in 2020, put this note on your to-do list and calendar: Apply for ...
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Historical Marker for Mother's Day

Historical Marker for Mother’s Day

The first known observance of Mother's Day occurred on May 13, 1877, and was held in Albion, Michigan over a dispute related to the ...
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Albion Guide to Mother's Day 2020

Albion Guide to Mother’s Day 2020

Mother's Day 2020 might be a little different.  See below for some gift ideas, local history about Mother's Day in Albion and a new ...
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May 1, 2020 - Updates

May 1, 2020 – Updates

Looking west over Victory Park waterfall. Albion, Michigan. May 1, 2020 Even as we learn of the extended orders to stay at home in ...
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The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 23, 2020 As of today, over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan are African Americans. Yet ...
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How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Twenty three. That is the number of confirmed local cases of COVID-19, the disease ...
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Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer April 2, 2020 Senior residents from Albion and Homer receive food from volunteers working with Albion Food Hub “So if you ...
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OVERVIEW - Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

OVERVIEW – Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott ...
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Mayor Dave Atchison presents a report of accomplishments and goals for the City of Albion to a group of about 125 people at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Thursday, March 5.

OUTLOOK – The City of Albion Outlook – 2019 Review and 2020 Preview

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott ...
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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME -  WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME – WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House Rev. Bennard once quipped, “I’ve been introduced as the author of ‘The Old Gray Mare,’ ‘The Old Oaken Bucket,’ and ...
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Data shows that African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate

Data shows that African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Albion resident Maurice Barry has already lost a first cousin to COVID-19. “I didn’t ...
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A Song for Good Friday, written in Albion

A Song for Good Friday, written in Albion

The Old Rugged Cross The Old Rugged Cross is a song that was written in Albion, and it is about Good Friday. It is ...
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"THE OLD RUGGED CROSS" WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

“THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House In 1912 Rev. Bennard lived in an apartment at the home of Professor Delos Fall (formerly the Andrew Mason Fitch ...
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