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Buy Local and Watch Your Community Grow

December 12, 2017
“Shop Small”, “Shop Local”, “Made in America”, “Made in Michigan” -- these are just a few of the buzzwords that you hear this time of year. But have you ever stopped to think about what these phrases really mean to our community and our local economy? We hear every day about a major company building...
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Boost your holiday spirit at the Turner-Dodge House Festival of Trees

November 10, 2017
The Friends of Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks and Recreation are hosting the 6th Annual Festival of Trees. More than 50 decorated trees by various businesses, organizations and individuals adorn all three floors of the historic mansion. The Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday Dec. 2 and runs through Monday Jan. 1. Hours...
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Don Your Sneakers for the Scrooge Scramble

November 9, 2017
It's time to deck yourself in holiday running gear again as the Old Town Commercial Association hosts the 11th annual Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. The course starts in Old Town and takes you along the Lansing River Trail, where you may see a few of your favorite holiday characters...
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VOTM: Barb Hranilovich

November 8, 2017
Barb Hranilovich has been a staple in Old Town for as many years as we can remember. From designing the illustrations on our Oktoberfest posters and many events, to serving on the Scrapfest committee, to making baubles to sell, to endless weeding in the Busby garden and public flower beds, and setting up festivals to...
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Grand River Avenue renamed to Cesar Chavez Avenue

November 6, 2017
After many months of public hearings, hundreds of letters, polls, comments and hours of discussion with Lansing City Council members, the council unanimously voted to rename Grand River Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue from the fork at Oakland Avenue to Pine St. In 1925, Grand River Avenue changed names from Franklin Avenue to be a part...
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Holiday Hullabaloo brings great deals and family fun to Old Town

November 2, 2017
Make Old Town a shopping and entertainment destination this holiday season, and enjoy some family fun while you’re at it with Holiday Hullabaloo. Each year the businesses of Old Town come together on the first Saturday of December to offer amazing deals and special promotions. This year will be no different. Join us on Dec....
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Arts Night Out brings creative people and spaces together in Old Town

November 1, 2017
It’s Friday night in Lansing, and you’re looking for something local and fun to do. You’re looking for the perfect mix of creative people and ideas—street art, pop-up theatre, local music, distinctive exhibits, performances, dance and so much more—and you’re looking for it to happen at your favorite places all at the same time. You...
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Help spread Thanksgiving cheer with Compassionate Feast

October 17, 2017
Dear Community Supporters, We are reaching out to you this year to ask for your support as we endeavor to feed 125 families this year for Thanksgiving. We want to provide families a Thanksgiving meal with dignity that includes fresh items they can prepare on their own as well as a turkey. We are serving...
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2018 OTCA Memberships are now available!

October 4, 2017
Do you find yourself often in Old Town…shopping, dining and attending events throughout the year? Do you volunteer for events and wonder about what else Old Town has going on? Do you own a business here and want to further engage the people who frequent Old Town, and be a part of the events and...
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VOTM: Dan Liaw

October 3, 2017
When a festival takes over the street and it transforms into a destination…thank Dan Liaw. When you get a perfectly poured beer on a Saturday afternoon…thank Dan Liaw.   When the street is back to normal on a Sunday morning…thank Dan Liaw. Thank you Dan for all that you do to make Old Town festivals the...
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