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Major Support Announced for College-Community Downtown Theatre Project

117 and 119 S. Superior St., currently vacant, will be transformed into a College-community theatre space.
The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation is providing $500,000 toward the renovation and reconfiguration of two adjacent vacant sites, at 117 and 119 S. Superior St., into a dynamic performance space that will serve Albion College students, faculty and staff in addition to the community as a local youth and adult community theatre.

Michigan Municipal League Features Albion's Harrington Neighborhood

A home in the Harrington Neighborhood, just west of the Albion College campus.
The 25-block Harrington Neighborhood, located on and around Cass Street just west of the Albion College campus approaching downtown, is featured in the September/October edition of The Review, a publication produced by the Michigan Municipal League. The project, which launched in early 2016 following a $1 million gift from Michael and Judy Harrington, '85 '86, is starting to make a notable impact as faculty and staff renovate existing homes, construct new houses and become an even closer part of the Albion community.

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Albion River Trail Extension to Be Unveiled Sept. 16

Albion River Trail sign
After more than two years of work and planning and some $400,000 in generous grants, the City of Albion and Albion College will celebrate a new 1.2-mile biking and walking College-Community Trail with a ribbon cutting and grand opening Saturday, September 16, at 3 p.m. at Victory Park near the bandshell.

Annorat, '19, Mentors Youth in Advance of Albion's Big Read

Richard Annorat, Albion College Class of 2019
Instead of heading to his Naples, Fla., home for the summer, Richard Annorat, '19, volunteered with Albion's Big Read program, mentoring local eighth-through-10th-graders who will serve as student leaders this October as the community celebrates the joy of reading through discussions of Charles Portis' 1968 novel True Grit. "I love reading and how it gives you the opportunity to put yourself in someone else's shoes," said Annorat, a psychology and English double major who is also a member of the Briton football and track and field teams. "Putting my interests of working with children and reading together made Albion's Big Read the perfect opportunity."

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