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Save the Date!

December 22, 2017
Save the date!!  The Old Town Commercial Association Annual Meeting will be on Jan. 31.  Please come and join us as we honor our amazing volunteers during a party that involves food, laughter and, of course, booze! More details to come soon.

Show Your Love for Old Town by Becoming a Board Member

December 21, 2017
The Old Town Commercial Association is looking for Board members!  If you are interested in finding out more information, there will be an informal meeting that will outline what the job entails on Jan. 3 at the OTCA office.  Please call 517.485.4283 with any questions.

Get Outside and Count Some Birds This Christmas!

December 14, 2017
Want to spend a little more time outside this holiday season? Maybe even start a new family tradition? Instead of ugly Christmas sweaters, why not don some binoculars and take part in the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count instead! (Don't worry. This is not strictly for scientists and expert birders.) Many Michigan birders are loyal...
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11th Annual Scrooge Scramble Scores Big Again

December 13, 2017
With unseasonably warm December weather, and lots of holiday cheer, about 200 runners and walkers headed down to Old Town earlier this month for the 11th annual Scrooge Scramble 5K. The course took participants along the Lansing River Trail starting and finishing near the Brenke Fish ladder. Kyle Tucker took first place for overall male...
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December Volunteer of the Month

December 13, 2017
Old Town volunteer Kristina Kauffman is always ready to pitch in to help make Old Town great -- and she does it with a smile on her face. At Old Town’s most recent event, Kristina, donned her “Smiling’s my favorite” cap from the movie “Elf,” and helped bring holiday cheer during the Scrooge Scramble and...
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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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