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Meet the OTCA Board

July 12, 2018
The Old Town Commercial Association Board of Directors is made up of Old Town business and property owners and area residents who love Old Town. Members are elected to three-year terms during the OTCA’s annual meeting in February. Board members strive to benefit the community in a number of ways, from fundraising to sitting on numerous...
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Business Spotlight: Friedland Industries

July 12, 2018
Friedland Industries has been at the same location on Maple Street since 1886. It was started by David F. Friedland. He became a prominent citizen in Lansing and in fact was chosen to get one of the first telephone lines. It is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the family. 1 million...
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Scrapfest 2018

July 11, 2018
What can a skilled team of artists do with 500 lbs of scrap metal they collected in two hours and had two weeks to create something really INCREDIBLE?  You will be amazed, amused and overwhelmed by these masterpieces of creativity, innovation and craftsmanship. This is the 10th year of this Old Town favorite. You can...
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Business Spotlight: Zoobie’s is Turning 5!

June 14, 2018
Head over to one of our favorite local watering holes, Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern, this Saturday and help them celebrate their 5th anniversary! The Zoobiesversary Patio Party starts at 3 p.m. on June 16 and will feature live music, games, prizes, and spectacular food and booze! Not only will you be able to indulge in...
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Discover Blooms & Beyond at Garden and Patio Tour

June 14, 2018
The Old Town Design Committee and OTCA is presenting the 3rd annual "Old Town in Bloom and Beyond, Patio and Garden Tour" on Saturday, July 7, from 12-6 p.m. Over a dozen beautiful patios and gardens will be open to the public. Join us to hear the stories behind them and get a glimpse of beautiful...
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Spring Cleanup Rescheduled for May 22

May 19, 2018
Apologies for the late notice, but we are postponing our Old Town Spring Cleanup date due to impending rain and storms. We are rescheduling for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to plant flowers and mulch. If you have any questions or would like to take part, please contact Shannon Murphy at shannon@oldtownmainstreet.org. Thank you for understanding and I'm sorry for...
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It’s warming up out there so it’s time for some ice cream!

May 11, 2018
Old Town is your place for a cool treat on a hot day. We have three really great options. Arctic Corner has been on the corner of Center St. and Cesar Chavez Ave. for 11 years. But their predecessors have been there since 1958. It’s hard to drive by on a hot day and not...
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Join us May 19 for some spring cleaning!

May 11, 2018
Winter is finally over! Annual Spring Cleanup Day is May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet in Turner Park. Throughout Old Town we will be picking up trash and winter debris, cleaning and mulching flower beds, sweeping sidewalks and gutters, etc. Click here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Murphy at shannon@oldtownmainstreet.org....
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Want to show off your garden or patio?

May 11, 2018
Do you have a garden or patio that you would love to show off? The Old Town design committee is looking for gardeners who would like to be a part of the 3rd annual Old Town and Beyond garden tour on Saturday, July 7, from 12-6 p.m. Rain date is July 8. If interested, please contact Michael Beebe,...
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Mighty Uke Day 8 is here!

May 10, 2018
Friday, May 11 - Sunday May 13, 2017 Various Locations in Old Town Lansing Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the diminutive yet dynamic ukulele and honors its unique ties to Michigan culture as well as its contributions to music education and appreciation in the schools and community. The weekend's activities will be held in...
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