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Without community service there is no community By Dave Atchison, Albion Mayor"When I was 5 years old, my mother always ...
07/07/2019

Without community service there is no community
By Dave Atchison, Albion Mayor

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." -John Lennon

We are blessed to have exceptional people who freely donate their time and resources to make Albion a better place. Their passion and enthusiasm inspire us all to be better people.

They know firsthand the more we give of ourselves, the happier we feel; that volunteering increases self-confidence; that doing good for others and the community provides a natural sense of accomplishment; that volunteering gives us a sense of pride and identity.Volunteering empowers each of us to influence the priorities, values and direction of our community.

Think of the people who stand out as volunteers. They are among the most positive, respected and happy members of our Albion community. People like Bob and Mae Olla Dunklin, Mark Lelle, Juanita Solis-Kidder, Vera Simpson, Jim and Staci Stewart, Richard Lindsey, Kelly Rice, Lenn Reid, Mary Slater, Bette Branch, Eddie Williams, Phyllis Cramer, Bill and Karen Dobbins, Al and Carol Smith, John and Jan Shedd, Kelly Kidder, Cliff Harris, Shirley Zeller, Scott Evans and the List goes on.

Civic Organizations are an integral part of Albion's culture and serve as a shining example of the community impact that is possible when motivated engaged people have a common cause: Albion Area Philanthropic Women, Kids at Hope, Rotary Club, French Sister-City, Citizens to Beautify Albion, Friends of the Bohm, Albion Community Gardens, Lions Club, American Legion, Friends of Mary Sheldon Ismon House, Friends of Albion's Animals and so many more.

Albion has a multitude of churches that are role models for community service and warrant our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the positive difference they make in our community. Thank you New Hope Worship Center for the Party in the Park and your message of community unity. Thank you St. James Episcopal Church for feeding our friends and neighbors through your monthly community suppers.Thank you First Baptist Church for painting our fire hydrants, city buildings and your ongoing support for Harrington Elementary School staff and students and thank you Lewis Chapel AME Church for your continuing social outreach programs supporting all people in Albion.

Martin Luther King Jr, once said: "Lifes most persistent and urgent question is "What are you doing for others?"

JFK said: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for you country."

Imagine what a difference we will make when all of us take these words to heart. Let me know; what have you done for Albion this week so we can celebrate it.

Current Albion Weather
07/07/2019

Current Albion Weather

Join Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s Hospice Butterfly Release and Remember.This special event will be held on Sa...
07/07/2019
Butterfly Release | Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan

Join Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s Hospice Butterfly Release and Remember.

This special event will be held on Saturday, July 20th at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, MI.

The event begins with a free 1-mile Flutter Fun Walk at 9 am. At 10 am, the Butterfly Release and Celebration of Life begins.

A special program with music will include the reading of the names of all who are being remembered or honored. At the end of the program, participants will release their butterflies.

It is breath-taking to see them take flight. The event is filled with both smiles and tears; everyone agrees that it is a moving way to remember and honor a loved one.

Join Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s Hospice Butterfly Release and Remember special event which will be held on Saturday, July 20th at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, MI. The event begins with a free 1-mile Flutter Fun Walk at 9 am. At 10 am, the Butterfly Release and Celebration of Life beg...

The Calhoun County Fairground’s Merchants Building will be the setting for the Farm to Table Dinner held Monday, Augus...
07/07/2019
Farm to Table Dinner - Choose Marshall

The Calhoun County Fairground’s Merchants Building will be the setting for the Farm to Table Dinner held Monday, August 5 from 6 pm to 10 pm. This celebration will benefit the Marshall Area Farmers Market.

Happy Hour will begin at 6 pm and feature tasty hors d’oeuvres, as well as a Cash Bar with beverages from the Grand River Brewery and Dark Horse Brewery. The family-style dinner begins at 7 pm and will be prepared by local chefs. The dinner will include farm fresh meats, vegetables, breads and more, all sourced from local farmers.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at: 123 Co-op, Green Scene, Hemmingsen Drug Store, Living MI, Fairgrounds, Welcome Center at City Hall and on Saturdays at the Marshall Area Farmers Market booth.

The Calhoun County Fairground’s Merchants Building will be the setting for the Farm to Table Dinner held Monday, August 5 from 6 pm to 10 pm. This celebration will benefit the Marshall Area Farmers Market. Happy Hour will begin at 6 pm and feature tasty hors d’oeuvres, as well as a Cash Bar with...

29th Annual "Welcome to My Garden"Tour Please join us to see these gardens in all their summer splendor.Ticket Price: $1...
07/07/2019
2019 Garden Tour

29th Annual "Welcome to My Garden"Tour Please join us to see these gardens in all their summer splendor.

Ticket Price: $10.00 Pre-Sale $15.00 day of tour and children 12 and under $2.00 Call 269-789-9489 for advance tickets.

Date: July 13 and 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - rain or shine.

​ ....fe aturing the following distinctive gardens in the Marshall and Ceresco, MI area. Please join us to see these gardens in all their summer splendor. Call 269-789-9489 for...

If These Stones Could Talk…” A Living History Portrayal.Enjoy theatrical presentations of seven people from Marshall...
07/07/2019
"If These Stones Could Talk..." A Living History Portrayal - Choose Marshall

If These Stones Could Talk…” A Living History Portrayal.

Enjoy theatrical presentations of seven people from Marshall’s colorful past on this guided walking tour through historic, torch-lit Oakridge Cemetery.

Ticket sales will be starting soon! Tickets are $15 through October 11 or $20 at the event. Cash or check only.

For more information, contact The Marshall Welcome Center, 269-781-5163.

Enjoy theatrical presentations of seven people from Marshall’s colorful past on this guided walking tour through historic, torch-lit Oakridge Cemetery. Ticket sales will be starting soon! Tickets are $15 through October 11 or $20 at the event. Cash or check only. For more information, contact The ...

An invasive plant that causes permanent burns & can cause permanent blindness. Giant hogweed is an herb that’s related...
07/07/2019
A plant that causes permanent burns & blindness is spreading across the US

An invasive plant that causes permanent burns & can cause permanent blindness.

Giant hogweed is an herb that’s related to carrots, cilantro, and parsley. It grows naturally in the Caucasus Mountains, which stretch between the Black and Caspian Seas in Southwest Asia.

Hogweed is the name of the plant, or Heracleum mantegazzianum, which is invasive and spreading through out many states in the U.S.

The plant was first introduced to the United States in 1917 for decorative planting. Its large size and delicate white flowers, which can sometimes be mistaken for Queen Anne’s lace, made it an attractive addition to gardens.

The plant has been seen in the states of Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont, New York, Virginia, and Washington.

Giant hogweed burn

Giant hogweed isn’t dangerous as long as you don’t touch its sap. The sap inside the leaves and stalks is what causes burns. It has toxic chemicals called furanocoumarins.

When these come in contact with the skin, it causes a reaction called phytophotodermatitis. This reaction actually damages your DNA and changes the way your skin protects itself from ultraviolet (UV) light.

It does not take much sap to cause burns a single touch of the plant’s sap may lead to serious burns and if the sap gets into a persons eyes it can cause permanent blindness.

Other Sources:

1) https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/herman/all.html#INTRODUCTORY

2) https://www.healthline.com/health/hogweed-burns

Feel free to do your own research.

Having a walk among flowers and plants is one of the best things about summer BUT health officials are warning people about a wild plant which has a great danger to those who touch it. Hogweed is the name of the plant, or Heracleum mantegazzianum, which is now rapidly growing is many states througho...

Got squash? If so, you have the chance to see the most important floral specialists in agriculture, native solitary bees...
07/07/2019
Squash Bees

Got squash? If so, you have the chance to see the most important floral specialists in agriculture, native solitary bees of two genera, Peponapis and Xenoglossa, the so-called "squash bees". Look at your squash’s flowers during the first few hours after sunrise. Male squash bees will be darting between flowers, searching for mates. By noon, they will be fast asleep in the withered flowers.

Got squash? If so, you have the chance to see the most important floral specialists in agriculture, native solitary bees of two genera, Peponapis and Xenoglossa, the so-called "squash bees". Look at your squash’s flowers during the first few hours after sunrise. Male squash bees will be darting be...

Starr is looking for teachers, youth specialists, and group therapists who are #DrivenToHeal on our beautiful residentia...
07/07/2019

Starr is looking for teachers, youth specialists, and group therapists who are #DrivenToHeal on our beautiful residential campus in Albion, Michigan. Learn more at starr.org/employment.

Starr is looking for teachers, youth specialists, and group therapists who are #DrivenToHeal on our beautiful residential campus in Albion, Michigan. Learn more at starr.org/employment.

WORLD CUP FINALS BIG SCREEN WATCH PARTY!Join us tomorrow for the Women's World Cup finals - USA vs. Netherlands. Doors o...
07/06/2019

WORLD CUP FINALS BIG SCREEN WATCH PARTY!
Join us tomorrow for the Women's World Cup finals - USA vs. Netherlands. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Match begins at 11:00
Come support the USA women's team as they look maintain their soccer dominance. It's 4th of July weekend, so it's perfect time to cheer on the USA.

Location: Bogar Theater - Marshall, MI

Police identify 2 found dead in Beadle Lake in apparent accidental drowningPolice identified the victims as Morgan Smith...
07/06/2019
Police identify 2 found dead in Beadle Lake in apparent accidental drowning

Police identify 2 found dead in Beadle Lake in apparent accidental drowning

Police identified the victims as Morgan Smith, 25, who lived on the lake, and Timothy Geibig, 31, of Battle Creek.

Cunningham said the victims were boyfriend and girlfriend and they were found by the Smith's father.

The bodies of two people were found early Wednesday in Emmett Township's Beadle Lake, victims of an apparent accidental drowning.

SOAR: Session 4 Thursday, August 22, 2019Duration: All DayLocation:Goodrich Chapel
07/06/2019
SOAR: Session 4

SOAR: Session 4
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Duration: All Day
Location:Goodrich Chapel

Student Program If you're new to Albion, then you must attend our Student Orientation, Advising...

Did you know...Michigan, which ranks 2nd nationwide in agricultural diversity, grows 75 percent of all U.S. tart cherrie...
07/06/2019
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development - MDARD

Did you know...

Michigan, which ranks 2nd nationwide in agricultural diversity, grows 75 percent of all U.S. tart cherries and 20 percent of sweet cherries, making it 4th in the nation for sweet cherries and 1st for tart. The state also leads in cherry processing, as 99 percent of tart cherries (mostly the Montmorency variety) are canned, frozen, dried or in juice form.
Crain's Detroit Business

#MichiganCherries #PureMichigan

Did you know...

Michigan, which ranks 2nd nationwide in agricultural diversity, grows 75 percent of all U.S. tart cherries and 20 percent of sweet cherries, making it 4th in the nation for sweet cherries and 1st for tart. The state also leads in cherry processing, as 99 percent of tart cherries (mostly the Montmorency variety) are canned, frozen, dried or in juice form.
Crain's Detroit Business

#MichiganCherries #PureMichigan

07/06/2019
Whitehouse Nature Center at Albion College

Trail Alert: We have reports that our Deer Flies, Black Flies, and Mosquitoes are especially friendly. Travel well and be sure to bring your favorite repellant.

Trail Alert: We have reports that our Deer Flies, Black Flies, and Mosquitoes are especially friendly. Travel well and be sure to bring your favorite repellant.

Looks like we will be hovering at 77*F until 9pm when temperatures begin to cool down for the evening.
07/06/2019

Looks like we will be hovering at 77*F until 9pm when temperatures begin to cool down for the evening.

Court: Sealed records at campus library are public.
07/06/2019
Court: Sealed records at campus library are public

Court: Sealed records at campus library are public.

A court decision could force UM to open the records of a doctor who is considered by critics to be an influential voice in anti-immigration matters

NerdCamp 2019 is planned for July 8 and 9. For more detailed times and daily schedules, please visit the NerdCamp websit...
07/06/2019
nErDcampMI

NerdCamp 2019 is planned for July 8 and 9. For more detailed times and daily schedules, please visit the NerdCamp website.

nErDcampMI takes place at Western High School: 1400 S. Dearing Rd., Parma, MI 49269.

nErDcampMI 7.0 If you've never attended nErDcamp before, let us do our best to describe what you might be able to expect! Day 1 is much like a traditional education conference. We have...

AMN Weather Update: July 6th, 2019
07/06/2019

AMN Weather Update: July 6th, 2019

https://lillianaslaw.comLilliana's Law -- Eliminating Dangerous Equipment from Education Spaces. Please sign the petitio...
07/06/2019
Lilliana's Law

https://lillianaslaw.com

Lilliana's Law -- Eliminating Dangerous Equipment from Education Spaces.

Please sign the petition if you agree otherwise thanks for reading.

Helps us pass House Bill 5984

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:Scattered Storms This Afternoon At 145 PM EDT.Scattered showers and storms have developed arou...
07/06/2019

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:

Scattered Storms This Afternoon At 145 PM EDT.

Scattered showers and storms have developed around Paw Paw, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Marshall. These showers and storms are drifting slowly toward the southeast. Localized downpours and wind gusts to 30 mph are possible. Occasional lightning strikes and water ponding on roadways are also possible. Be alert for changing weather conditions this afternoon, and be prepared to move indoors when storms threaten.

Northbound Dearing Road closed at M-60 starting Monday for reconstructionMichigan DOT sent this bulletin at 07/05/2019 0...
07/06/2019

Northbound Dearing Road closed at M-60 starting Monday for
reconstruction

Michigan DOT sent this bulletin at 07/05/2019 07:35 AM EDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019

CONTACT: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075, [email protected]

Northbound Dearing Road closed at M-60 starting Monday for reconstruction


COUNTY:
Jackson

HIGHWAYS:
Dearing Road and M-60

CLOSEST CITY:
Spring Arbor

START DATE:
6 a.m.
Monday, July 8, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
7 p.m.
Monday, July 22, 2019

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is closing northbound Dearing Road at M-60 as part of the ongoing M-60 reconstruction project. MDOT is investing $9.9 million to reconstruct M-60 between Chapel and Dearing roads.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2IcEhDM

Check out this Albion Michigan Fixer-Upper! This house is going for less than most used Trucks. Located at 218 S Dalrymp...
07/06/2019

Check out this Albion Michigan Fixer-Upper! This house is going for less than most used Trucks.
Located at 218 S Dalrymple Street, 4-Bedrooms 1-bathroom and priced at 20k

Michigan Department of Corrections Employees Accused of Attacking TC Pub Workers.Cesar Castro-Ramirez and an unnamed wom...
07/06/2019
Michigan Department of Corrections Employees Accused of Attacking TC Pub Workers - 9 & 10 News

Michigan Department of Corrections Employees Accused of Attacking TC Pub Workers.

Cesar Castro-Ramirez and an unnamed woman both work at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in Jackson Michigan.

The two area accused of attacking workers at Dillinger’s Pub Tuesday morning.

We have an update on a Traverse City bar fight that led to two people being arrested. We now know the two work for the Michigan Department of Corrections. Cesar Castro-Ramirez and the woman work at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in Jackson. The two area accused of attacking workers at Dilli...

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