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Have fun learning to play disc golf, hunt for Al the Albion Squirrel, learn how to use household items to weight lift, a...
06/07/2021

Have fun learning to play disc golf, hunt for Al the Albion Squirrel, learn how to use household items to weight lift, all at the next Love Local, Love Albion. Prizes, coupons, free mini-frisbees to the first 70 people who hunt for Al the Albion Squirrel.

Have fun learning to play disc golf, hunt for Al the Albion Squirrel, learn how to use household items to weight lift, all at the next Love Local, Love Albion. Prizes, coupons, free mini-frisbees to the first 70 people who hunt for Al the Albion Squirrel.

ACT II has auditions for a street theater performance.Give those acting muscles a workout or give a hand with backstage ...
06/05/2021

ACT II has auditions for a street theater performance.

Give those acting muscles a workout or give a hand with backstage work. Help to bring back theater to Albion. On September 18 of this year ACT II Community Theatre will be sponsoring "Shakespeare on Superior".

Here is a note frm John Face, coordinator of the show for Festival of the Forks.

We are planning on having outdoor performances downtown during The Festival of the Forks. These performances will be our first of four shows planned for the upcoming show season of 2021 and 2022.

We are asking anyone interested in performing Shakespeare to step forward and volunteer. Our plan is to have several readings of plays/scenes with two scheduled performances. First show is at 11 A.M. and the second 2:00 P.M on September 18. These performances will be outside under a 10x20 tent.

Performances are completely actor driven which means you will be responsible for choosing your own scripts, directing, rehearsals, sets, costumes etc. and the scenes can be single or multiple actors. We should have some funds available which is why attending tryouts are important.

If you are interested dust off those old scripts and get ready. We will hold auditions where you are asked to do a scene etc of your performance.

Tryout Schedule:

At this time tryouts will take place at Bohm 1 Main theatre at 201 South Superior. Show up at any time during the times listed below for tryouts. For those who have volunteered to work backstage please attend one of the tryouts as well.

June 9 - 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.

June 12 - 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Rehearsal Schedule

July 21 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

July 21st is also the rehearsal that you need to advise me of what, if any, needs you have for your scene. Bring a copy of your script as well so we can make a copy.

August 14 - 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

August 21 - 11 A.M. - 2P.M

September 13 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

September 15 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

September 16 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M. Full dress rehearsal

Performances

September 18

11 A.M. Curtain

2 P.M. Curtain

Strike set after 2nd show

If you are unable to attend all rehearsals please let me know. I am willing to work with you. BUT you must attend one of the tryouts and MUST attend all of the September dates.

Questions, contact John Face at [email protected].

Act II Community Theatre board has fun on streets of Albion.

ACT II has auditions for a street theater performance.

Give those acting muscles a workout or give a hand with backstage work. Help to bring back theater to Albion. On September 18 of this year ACT II Community Theatre will be sponsoring "Shakespeare on Superior".

Here is a note frm John Face, coordinator of the show for Festival of the Forks.

We are planning on having outdoor performances downtown during The Festival of the Forks. These performances will be our first of four shows planned for the upcoming show season of 2021 and 2022.

We are asking anyone interested in performing Shakespeare to step forward and volunteer. Our plan is to have several readings of plays/scenes with two scheduled performances. First show is at 11 A.M. and the second 2:00 P.M on September 18. These performances will be outside under a 10x20 tent.

Performances are completely actor driven which means you will be responsible for choosing your own scripts, directing, rehearsals, sets, costumes etc. and the scenes can be single or multiple actors. We should have some funds available which is why attending tryouts are important.

If you are interested dust off those old scripts and get ready. We will hold auditions where you are asked to do a scene etc of your performance.

Tryout Schedule:

At this time tryouts will take place at Bohm 1 Main theatre at 201 South Superior. Show up at any time during the times listed below for tryouts. For those who have volunteered to work backstage please attend one of the tryouts as well.

June 9 - 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.

June 12 - 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Rehearsal Schedule

July 21 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

July 21st is also the rehearsal that you need to advise me of what, if any, needs you have for your scene. Bring a copy of your script as well so we can make a copy.

August 14 - 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

August 21 - 11 A.M. - 2P.M

September 13 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

September 15 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.

September 16 - 6 P.M. - 9 P.M. Full dress rehearsal

Performances

September 18

11 A.M. Curtain

2 P.M. Curtain

Strike set after 2nd show

If you are unable to attend all rehearsals please let me know. I am willing to work with you. BUT you must attend one of the tryouts and MUST attend all of the September dates.

Questions, contact John Face at [email protected].

Act II Community Theatre board has fun on streets of Albion.

Find Al the Albion squirrel during Love Local, Love Albion, June 18 and 19 for an entry to win one of three prizes. He w...
06/04/2021

Find Al the Albion squirrel during Love Local, Love Albion, June 18 and 19 for an entry to win one of three prizes. He will be hidden throughout stores and locations in Albion.

Pick up a free Al the Albion Squirrel mini frisbee while playing. Visit The Recorder's page for the details this weekend.

It’s another new release week for Al the Albion Squirrel! Pick up your copy of The Recorder, and see what shenanigans your favorite local rodent gets into this week!

05/30/2021

Congratulations Marshall Public School Class of 2021!

05/22/2021
05/22/2021
05/21/2021

Deadline to apply June 2.

Love Local, Love Albion Fun Meet Aiden Wade from Small Comics at the info booth in front of Stirling Books & Brew on May...
05/21/2021

Love Local, Love Albion Fun

Meet Aiden Wade from Small Comics at the info booth in front of Stirling Books & Brew on May 22 from 10 am to 2:00 pm during Love Local, Love Albion. Take a picture with his creation Al the Albion Squirrel.

Bring your Family Fare receipts to the info booth to support Friends of Albion Animals or ask questions about cat behavior from Carol Smith, one of their volunteers. then walk on down to Stoffer Plaza and enjoy all or any of the free events for the morning and early afternoon. Then enjoy strolling downtown for any of the weekend specials.

Outdoor fun at Stoffer Plaza

10:30 a.m. Albion's Scout Troop 158 demonstrates how to use hiking stoves, potable water purification, and making personal first aid kits

11:15 a.m. Jason Raddatz, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center and hiking enthusiast Matt Jackson will talk about the whys and hows of using various kinds of hiking packs and will take people on a short hike from Stoffer Plaza.

1:00 p.m. YMCA teacher Michelle Warren will teach a 45 minute Zumba Class at Stoffer Plaza.

Love Local, Love Albion Fun

Meet Aiden Wade from Small Comics at the info booth in front of Stirling Books & Brew on May 22 from 10 am to 2:00 pm during Love Local, Love Albion. Take a picture with his creation Al the Albion Squirrel.

Bring your Family Fare receipts to the info booth to support Friends of Albion Animals or ask questions about cat behavior from Carol Smith, one of their volunteers. then walk on down to Stoffer Plaza and enjoy all or any of the free events for the morning and early afternoon. Then enjoy strolling downtown for any of the weekend specials.

Outdoor fun at Stoffer Plaza

10:30 a.m. Albion's Scout Troop 158 demonstrates how to use hiking stoves, potable water purification, and making personal first aid kits

11:15 a.m. Jason Raddatz, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center and hiking enthusiast Matt Jackson will talk about the whys and hows of using various kinds of hiking packs and will take people on a short hike from Stoffer Plaza.

1:00 p.m. YMCA teacher Michelle Warren will teach a 45 minute Zumba Class at Stoffer Plaza.

05/17/2021

Visit the info booth in front of Stirling Books & Brew to find about the free camping, hiking, and exercise programs this Saturday, May 22 brought to you by Albion Downtown Marketing and the Greater Chamber of Commerce. Al's creator will be there too!

05/15/2021
Get active Albion!Have fun exercising outdoors! May 22, Saturday, 1:00 pm enjoy a Zumba class by the YMCA at Stoffer Pla...
05/14/2021

Get active Albion!

Have fun exercising outdoors! May 22, Saturday, 1:00 pm enjoy a Zumba class by the YMCA at Stoffer Plaza during Love Local, Love Albion.

10:30 am support the Scouts and watch their demonstrations for camping safety such as using a camping stove, first aid, making potable water.

11:15 am learn the best way and places to hike in our area with Jason Raddatz and Matt Jackson.

Get active Albion!

Have fun exercising outdoors! May 22, Saturday, 1:00 pm enjoy a Zumba class by the YMCA at Stoffer Plaza during Love Local, Love Albion.

10:30 am support the Scouts and watch their demonstrations for camping safety such as using a camping stove, first aid, making potable water.

11:15 am learn the best way and places to hike in our area with Jason Raddatz and Matt Jackson.

05/11/2021

Join in 7pm May 13th

05/08/2021
05/03/2021
Albion Parents K-5 New Elementary School Placement Survey

In an interview with Dr. Randy Davis, Superintendent of Marshall Public Schools, he offered clarification on deadlines for the survey and the bond proposal for the proposed new elementary school.

1. If people do not have all the information necessary to make their decision on a location for the elementary school, they must contact school board members before May 10 and let them know they want the return for the survey date moved further back to a later date.

2. To produce a bond proposal does not require picking a location by May 10.

3. If voters have questions on what the deed agreements with the college are, what environmental studies and infrastructure impact studies have been done on each possible location or any other questions they feel necessary before they fill out the survey, Dr. Davis said they can contact their school board member and make their request known.

Surveys can be picked up at Albion City Hall between 10 and 3 pm or can be filled out online: https://bit.ly/3npJQk0

Location Matrix Option A Option B Message From Dr. Davis Proposed New Albion K-5 elementary school Survey Message From Dr. Johnson Option C Take The Survey Begin Here

04/24/2021
As of 3:45 p.m., the Albion Public Safety Department report all roads are open to downtown that were shut down. The trai...
04/22/2021

As of 3:45 p.m., the Albion Public Safety Department report all roads are open to downtown that were shut down. The train is back on the track a little after 2:00 pm. with it's cargo and the Consumer Energy crews were replacing electric lines so traffic can go through. Road still closed at 3:15 pm Read The Recorder next Thursday for details and updates.

04/22/2021

Location of incident: Albion, Michigan on Superior St.

04/22/2021
What the railroad crossing looks like by the post office this morning after the semi was taken away from this morning's ...
04/22/2021

What the railroad crossing looks like by the post office this morning after the semi was taken away from this morning's train incident on the crossing at Superior Street.

Austin Avenue by Superior St is also closed.  ADPS, Consumer Energy, and the train reps are waiting for the train to be ...
04/22/2021

Austin Avenue by Superior St is also closed. ADPS, Consumer Energy, and the train reps are waiting for the train to be placed on the track.

The road has been reopened 3:45pm.

Superior St is closed at the north railroad crossing between Michigan Ave and Mulberry St due to a semi vs train accident resulting in the derailment of the engine. There were no injuries. The road will be closed indefinitely until the engine can be removed from the crossing.

Freezing weather. Protect your plants.
04/20/2021

Freezing weather. Protect your plants.

It's going to be a rough night for the fruit growers, plain and simple.

04/18/2021
Adults and children enjoyed "Growing" Albion on this third Saturday in Albion. Thank you to the educational and fun inst...
04/18/2021

Adults and children enjoyed "Growing" Albion on this third Saturday in Albion. Thank you to the educational and fun instruction of Albion Community Garden's Tricia Franzen and Jessica Kane and all the stores who gave out free seeds.
Join Albion Downtown Marketing next month on May 22 for "Outdoor Fun" beginning at Stoffer's Plaza.

04/18/2021

Did you miss Bohm Country yesterday? Enjoy "Laditude" today.

04/13/2021

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) has paused the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine based on the Food and Drug Administration's and CDC's recommendation. Due to this, the CCPHD will be using Pfizer during today's Albion Clinic (4-13-21) at the Albion College Dow Center and going forward until further information is available.

For information about vaccine in Calhoun and to register for an upcoming clinic, please visit calhouncountymi.gov/covidvaccine.

04/13/2021

Changes coming to Albion Food Distribution in May!

A perfect activity for Adults and Kids to enjoy.Trisha Franzen and Jessica Kane of Albion's Community Gardens will lead ...
04/13/2021

A perfect activity for Adults and Kids to enjoy.

Trisha Franzen and Jessica Kane of Albion's Community Gardens will lead the free sessions on gardening for adults and children this Saturday at 1:00 PM at Stoffer's Plaza.

A perfect activity for Adults and Kids to enjoy.

Trisha Franzen and Jessica Kane of Albion's Community Gardens will lead the free sessions on gardening for adults and children this Saturday at 1:00 PM at Stoffer's Plaza.

04/11/2021
04/05/2021
The Recorder has a story in this Thiursday's paper on a vaccine clinic that happened in Albion thanks to medical profess...
03/31/2021

The Recorder has a story in this Thiursday's paper on a vaccine clinic that happened in Albion thanks to medical professionals, civic groups and local volunteers!

Read about what a united Albion can do!

As all adults become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in the upcoming weeks, the Calhoun County Joint Operations Center wants to understand residents' feelings about the vaccine. Please answer these quick questions before April 13. calhouncountymi.gov/covidvaccine

Albion is rich in creative souls!- Pick-up a copy of The Recorder this week and read about two local artists producing a...
03/25/2021

Albion is rich in creative souls!

- Pick-up a copy of The Recorder this week and read about two local artists producing a western comic!
- Read how the late opera singer Marian Anderson touched the lives of Albion students
- AmeriCorps program through Albion College comes back to Albion.
-Mental health urgent care comes to Calhoun County
- Catch-up on the latest about Concord Classic Weekend!

Cover of new western comic in production by Albion residents. Read more in The Recorder.

Jeanie Goodrich, Summit Pointe CEO, points to the graphic of the Step One Building. Find out their plans in The Recorder.

Please share with any young people looking for opportunities in Albion!
03/25/2021

Please share with any young people looking for opportunities in Albion!

The 2021 MyCITY summer youth employment program application is now open! 🎉 Learn more about what this summer's program is going to look like and get your application in early at kresa.org/mycity.

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Hunter’s Ex-Partner & Veteran Turns Whistleblower, Throws Joe Under The Bus, Confirms email ‘Genuine’: VP Stood To Profit From China Deal Fox News is reporting a bombshell story today. A former partner of Hunter (and allegedly Joe) Biden, a US military veteran who is named in some of the emails released by the Post, has come forward to reveal that the former VP was well aware of Hunter’s deals and that Joe was getting more than just his bear wet. Tony Bobulinski is the recipient of the now infamous email published by the New York Post that we are told outlines a potential business arrangement between a Chinese company and Hunter …. and allegedly Joe Biden, has come forward and stated that the email is in fact “genuine.” Not only did he confirm what we suspected about the email and the former vice president’s role, he has also provided more intel on the Bidens’ role in the deal. Fox News reported: ‘The email includes a note that “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” with no further details. “The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden,” Bobulinski said in a statement to Fox News. Bobulinski said he is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, which he explained “was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.” He said he was brought on as CEO by Hunter Biden and James Gilliar, who was listed as the sender of the email. Bobulinski went on to say he does not believe Joe Biden’s past claim that he and Hunter did not discuss his son Hunter’s business, claiming that Hunter “frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals.” “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line,” Bobulinski said. “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China,” he added. Bobulinksi also said that he believes that the Chinese involvement in the deal was “political or influence investment” on their part, and that “Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese.” Bobulinski also said that the information he relayed is not part of any disinformation campaign. “Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive,” he said.’ You can expect social media to lock down their ‘platforms’ as this information comes out ahead of the debate in an effort to keep the American people in the dark so that they can unknowingly elect a compromised president named Joe Biden. The Democrats call this election year a revolution, and they are right. If Joe Biden takes the White House, it will be curtains for America. We will be sold to the highest bidder, free speech, gun rights, personal liberty will all disappear. Nothing short than the future of Western Civilization is on the line. You may not love Trump, admittedly the man is not perfect, but he is all that stands between us and a Chicom inspired hellscape. Those are your choices, choose wisely.
Clemens Food Group now hiring! Check out company and job information @ www.clemensfoodgroup.com
Here is the link to a recent story I wrote for The Recorder about the racial disparities in the effects of the coronavirus.
Can you share with Our Albion Michigan the essay contest the paper had?
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ACT II Community Theatre is excited to announce our first auditions for our first show. On Saturday January 25th from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. we will be holding the auditions inside of Bohm 2 Theatre in downtown Albion at 201 South Superior. Enter at the rear of Bohm 2 Theatre and follow the signs upstairs. The play we are doing is For Heavens Sake Written by Clem Camp and Fred Keating. The cast requires 3-4 adults, male and/or female parts. The performance is a one night only performance on March 14. If you are interested in doing an audition but are unable to attend contact Tom McClure who will be directing the show here at [email protected] We are also interested in anyone wishing to Direct, build sets, paint, do lighting, make-up sets etc. Feel free to show up this days as well and we can get your information.
Kellogg Community College is offering a dozen classes at the College’s Eastern Academic Center campus in Albion this winter and spring, including a session of CNA training. http://daily.kellogg.edu/2019/11/05/spring-2020-classes-offered-on-campus-in-albion/
New Listing in Albion...105 Luther Dr. 3 bed 2 bath...walkout finished basement...updated kitchen and bath. $159,900. Open today until 2:00pm
Hello, I'm wondering if any one in this group might know of someone who has an old Albion High School class ring from the years 1965 to 1975, meant for a male. I'm working on a film in Chicago and this ring would be a prop! Thank you for helping. -Amanda