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 .


General Guide - Winter 2022 - Hope Edition

General Guide – Winter 2022 – Hope Edition

General Guide - Winter 2022 - Hope Edition - will be delivered to Albion homes this weekend If you live in the city of Albion ...
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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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Miller family dines at Cascarelli's Albion night before big XC meet

Exciting Snapshots from a November Saturday in Albion

Cascarelli’s of Albion and other local restaurants served a few more guests from out of state this past weekend, Cascarelli’s of Albion and other ...
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Albion College Will Serve As Administrative and Research Home for Carnegie Classifications

Albion College Will Serve As Administrative and Research Home for Carnegie Classifications

ALBION, Mich., Nov. 22, 2021 Albion College, one of the top 50 innovative liberal arts colleges in the country, announced today that the College ...
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Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools Partner to Expand Regional Workforce Development

Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools Partner to Expand Regional Workforce Development

ALBION, Mich., Nov 4, 2021— Albion College, Kellogg Community College, and Marshall Public Schools today announced the Building the Future Workforce partnership.  This partnership ...
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Advisor members for the Park Project funded by the de Nicola gift

Two Million Dollar Gift from the de Nicola Family

Mayor Victoria Garcia-Snyder and the Albion Community Foundation announce $2 million matching gift from the de Nicola family By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer September ...
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Albion Train Depot

Cram Family Fund to Revitalize Albion’s Train Depot

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer October 7, 2021 In a weekend filled with positive news, the Albion Community Foundation received a $300,000 gift from ...
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The former workers at the Albion Malleable Iron Company stand proudly in front of the mural that shows scenes of where they once worked.

Mural dedication spotlights foundry history

By LINDA KOLMODIN Contributing Writer October 14, 2021 It was like a Malleable family reunion at the recent dedication of foundry-inspired mural painted on ...
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Albion College Homecoming 2021

Albion College Homecoming 2021

ALBION COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE HOMECOMING WEEKEND The Oct. 22-23 weekend will feature Hall of Fame Dinner, Alumni Award Ceremony and the rollout of plans ...
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Washington Gardner School - by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School – by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School - From 1872-2011, a school has sat on E. Michigan Avenue as a landmark where thousands of pupils have been educated ...
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Albion Coca-Cola Mural Dedicated at Festival of the Forks

Albion Coca-Cola Mural Dedicated at Festival of the Forks

By LINDA KOLMODIN Contributing Writer September 23, 2021 Albion's spectacular Coca-Cola sign and historic plaque were dedicated Saturday at the Festival of the Forks ...
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Potawatomi Chief Crane and Brave

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 4, 2021 Albion City Council unanimously approved the adaptation of the resolution to observe Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Tuesday ...
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Holland Park Pavilion Dedication

Holland Park Pavilion Dedication

Several years ago, a small group of dedicated people in Albion saw a need.  There was a public park in Albion that had less ...
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Tomac Woods Golf Course-an era of golfing ends in Albion

Tomac Woods Golf Course-an era of golfing ends in Albion

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer September 23, 2021 According to golfers, employees, and families playing golf at the Tomac Woods just outside of the ...
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Dr. Johnson Albion College Inauguration

Albion College Celebrates Inauguration of Dr. Mathew B. Johnson as 17th President

By Jake Weber Special to The Recorder September 23, 2021 A perfect Saturday afternoon set the stage for the Inauguration of Dr. Mathew B ...
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Holland Park Pavilion naming ceremony honors local leader Dr. Harry Bonner

Holland Park Pavilion naming ceremony honors local leader Dr. Harry Bonner

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer September 23, 2021 Dr. Harry Bonner’s name is associated with community activism and leadership and with a deep love and concern ...
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Progress in Albion

Progress in Albion

Albion also has many stories of overcoming hardships that stretch back over 100 years.  We have seen various losses in the past 20 years ...
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Festival of the Forks Planning

Festival of the Forks Planning

There are so many things to do at the Festival of the Forks 2021 in Albion, it might be fun to take a virtual ...
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Labor Day Albion 2021 - Walk the River Trail

Labor Day Albion 2021 – Walk the River Trail

See the video of Wes Dick's Labor Day talk here: For past years of Labor Day Albion, visit this page: Labor Day Albion Walk ...
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Walk the Beat Albion - 2021

Walk the Beat Albion – 2021

Walk the Beat Albion 2021 was a successful event that was made possible by a number of sponsors and organizers.  The primary organizer was ...
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Dreamers hit the Bohm stage vying to become breakout Albion business owners through dream.build.rise

Dreamers hit the Bohm stage vying to become breakout Albion business owners through dream.build.rise

By Ann Dwyer Contributing Writer July 29, 2021 A group of business owners and entrepreneurs are now more prepared than ever to become a ...
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Restoration of Albion’s iconic coke sign begins again in expert hands

Restoration of Albion’s iconic coke sign begins again in expert hands

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 29, 2021 “What we do is walk softly and don’t leave any footprints,” Ron Koenig of Building Arts ...
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Performers for Fête de la Musique musically greet the first day of summer in downtown Albion

Performers for Fête de la Musique musically greet the first day of summer in downtown Albion

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer June 24, 2021 Although it was a cool 65 degrees with grayish skies in Albion on Monday, musicians came ...
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Delayed Juneteenth festivities in Albion were enjoyed indoors the following Saturday

Delayed Juneteenth festivities in Albion were enjoyed indoors the following Saturday

By Michelle Mueller Contributing Writer July 1, 2021 After all of the outdoor activities that had been planned by community members to celebrate the ...
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The Hill brothers bring the music home to Albion Independence Day weekend

The Hill brothers bring the music home to Albion Independence Day weekend

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 8, 2021 The Cheetahs are an eclectic rock group with members guitarist and singer Drew Hill and drummer ...
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Viewing Albion from above

Viewing Albion from above

Read more about how the citizens of Albion raised funds to restore the mural ...
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Dream.build.rise Albion E-Program participants get to pitch their businesses for prizes Monday

Dream.build.rise Albion E-Program participants get to pitch their businesses for prizes Monday

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer July 22, 2021 Monday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. the future or current business owners will participate in Pitch ...
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Women Owned Businesses in Albion

Women Owned Businesses in Albion

With the changes in employment due to COVID-19 stay at home orders, some mothers choosing to work from home, and some workers wanting more ...
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Making connections at Love Local, Love Albion outdoor events - May 2021

Making connections at Love Local, Love Albion outdoor events – May 2021

By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ May 27, 2021 With the pandemic challenging people to stay connected, Love Local, Love Albion is a safe way to connect ...
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Albion's Farmer's Market brings back outdoor music at Stoffer Plaza and fresh food

Albion’s Farmer’s Market brings back outdoor music at Stoffer Plaza and fresh food

Stoffer Plaza - Behind the Bohm By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer May 27, 2021 Albion's Farmer's Market started the season with great music, fun, ...
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Dream.Build.Rise Albion - a vehicle for creating thriving minority and women-owned businesses

Dream.Build.Rise Albion – a vehicle for creating thriving minority and women-owned businesses

Program starts up in Albion this summer By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer May 27, 2021 Be ready to create, explore entrepreneurship, and work hard; ...
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Albion Elementary School Presentations

Albion Elementary School Presentations

MAY 2021 – Since Albion Public Schools annexed into the Marshall Public School (MPS) district in 2016, there has still been a presence of ...
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Albion Food Distribution has a new name, new dates and new location

Albion Food Distribution has a new name, new dates and new location

The Community Table of Albion opened on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The current schedule is the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month, ...
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Fight Hunger Give Hope

Fight Hunger Give Hope

One organization, Folk Oil, owners of Albion PS Food Mart raised over $94,000 and gave $59,000 to the South Michigan Food Bank, thanks to ...
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Cinco de Mayo - May 5

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

Cinco de Mayo is May 5 each year. The holiday is more popular in the United States than in Mexico! The date has become ...
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Special Election May 4, 2021

Special Election May 4, 2021

The results of the election from May 4 are in. The City of Albion Recreation Millage was passed with 377 votes Yes and 154 ...
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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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The Melting Pot Club - 1968

The Melting Pot Club – 1968

Albion’s designation as an “All-America City” for 1973 began with individuals in the community noticing problems. The application for the award mentioned several local ...
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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

 AHCA promotes wellness, equitable access to health care, and care.  Their coordination enables people in the greater Albion community with navigation services and outreach ...
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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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