Dickerson Music Company: Your Local Full Service Music Store

Dickerson’s has what all the musicians in your family need: Acoustic and electric guitars for everyone, even beginners.  Ukuleles. Banjos. Drum sets. Other percussion instruments. Amplifiers. Microphones. And all kinds of accessories: guitar straps, capos, picks, guards, strings. Seventy types of drum sticks. Band accessories for those younger siblings who never seem to have enough reeds or slide grease. Dickerson’s also has one of the largest stocks of sheet … Continue reading Dickerson Music Company: Your Local Full Service Music Store

It’s New to Me: A Unique Boutique for Holiday Gifts

The Albion College Pleiad has described It’s New to Me as “part consignment, part boutique, and all charm,” noting the store’s hats, shoes, and clothes are “worthy of any fashionista’s closet.” The Pleiad also recommended the boutique’s flower arrangements. It’s New to Me also offers locally designed jewelry … hand-knitted pillows and blankets (specially themed orders require a week’s notice) … and custom-selected gift baskets that take a couple days to complete.  … Continue reading It’s New to Me: A Unique Boutique for Holiday Gifts

The Studio of Albion: Gifts for Experienced Shoppers

Whether it’s the sister who is always going to the mall, or the brother who’s always looking for new shoes, you can find something for everyone at the Studio of Albion. The Studio has clothes at an incredible value ranging from casual to formal as well as accessories.  Then once you’ve found that great deal on kicks for your brother, don’t forget to pick up some Mary Kay … Continue reading The Studio of Albion: Gifts for Experienced Shoppers

The Jolly Green Junction: For Real Just Over the Highway

What tastes better than freshly made pumpkin pie for the holidays? If your answer is nothing (which it should be), then buying locally grown pumpkins is a jolly good idea.  At Albion’s full-time farmer’s market you’ll find a robust selection of locally grown and produced foods perfect for the holiday dinner table. Besides pumpkins, the Junction, just on the other side of I-94, has locally grown apples, mushrooms, asparagus. Eggs … Continue reading The Jolly Green Junction: For Real Just Over the Highway

Albion Pawn: Adding Music to Your Holiday Season

Has your dad switched his Rolling Stones T-shirts for crisp button-downs and fatherly responsibilities? Why not give him the gift of reliving his glory days and let him rock out on a real, vintage guitar instead of the air guitar he thinks you don’t know about.  How about your younger sibling who dreams of becoming the next big producer? You can help him or her … Continue reading Albion Pawn: Adding Music to Your Holiday Season

A class project

Produced by the Fall 2015 Professional Writing class at Albion College. Contributors Albion Pawn: Caroline Adamczyk, Elizabeth Curtin, Joseph Pompeo Anna’s House of Flowers: Samantha Coon, Julia Malecke, Matthew Myers Biggby Coffee of Albion: Samantha Coon, Julia Malecke, Matthew Myers Books and More: Michael Blake, Andrew Emery, Melanie Fodera, Matthew Falls, Alyssa Glenn, William O’Neil   Dickerson Music Company: Matthew Falls, Alyssa Glenn, William O’Neil Hadfield’s Watch Repair and Antiques: James Gass, Julian VandenBerg, Heather Vogt It’s … Continue reading A class project