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Old Town Festivals Keep Us Keeping On

May 11, 2017
Festival of the Moon & Sun. ScrapFest. Old Town Oktoberfest. These are the 'signature events' held by the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) each year to help raise money and excitement for all things Old Town Lansing. The neighborhood would not be such a vibrant, fun place to be if it weren't for the people...
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Mighty Uke Day

May 8, 2017
Have you been wondering, "What is with all this excitement about the ukulele?" Come down to Old Town on Mother's Day weekend and find out! Mighty Uke Day is the Midwest’s largest ukulele festival; it brings together live shows, workshops, open mic performances, children’s activities, strum-alongs, jams, and much more in a three-day celebration of...
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Business Spotlight: The Grid Arcade & Bar

May 5, 2017
When Corey Montie moved back to Michigan, he knew Lansing’s night life was missing something. Having seen the arcade and bar concept in other larger markets, he thought it would be the perfect fit for a new Lansing business. The Grid Arcade & Bar brings an exciting concept to our already distinctive neighborhood. After researching...
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May Volunteer of the Month: Kim Carlson

May 3, 2017
This month, the OTCA would like to recognize Kim Carlson as the May volunteer of the month. Kim, a member of the Design Committee, is instrumental in keeping Old Town beautiful. On a recent spring day, Kim worked with a large group of DeWitt High School students getting the Robert Busby Memorial Garden ready for...
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Why Your Business Should Be On Instagram

May 1, 2017
Why should you bother creating an Instagram account for your business, when you're already on Facebook? As the owner of Glow Social Media in REO Town, I get asked this question a lot. Many business owners are still reluctant to commit to regularly engaging on Instagram, especially when it involves regularly posting new photos and...
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Plant Natives to Bring Your Garden to Life

April 6, 2017
We made it through another winter here in Michigan! As you stow away your snow shovel and pull out your gardening equipment this spring, take a look around your yard and ask yourself where your bushes, trees and flowers come from. We aren’t looking for the short history here – like what store you bought...
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Business Spotlight: Vintage Marketplace

April 3, 2017
When owner Carol Lamb announced Lamb's Gate Antiques would be closing after 16 years, we all had a sad moment. Luckily, that moment was turned positive by Jill Rinner who decided to take over the store – and put her own touch on it – creating the now open Vintage Marketplace. Vintage Marketplace sign --...
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Get Your Tickets for Taste & Tour of Old Town

April 3, 2017
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Old Town? If so, Taste & Tour is for you! This unique event on April 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. allows participants to sample delicious foods from Old Town restaurants and food retailers, while getting the chance to tour the lofts that Old Town has to...
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Volunteers Help Old Town Thrive

March 30, 2017
Volunteers are vital to the success of Old Town – and not just at events like Festival of the Moon & Sun. From planning community events to providing support and resources for local businesses, and even picking up trash, volunteers are what keep Old Town a vibrant place to visit. In the coming months, there will be...
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Spruce Up Old Town With a Little Spring Cleaning!

March 29, 2017
It’s finally Spring! And it’s time to get Old Town ready for the warmer weather and the visitors that festival season brings. Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 for the annual Spring Cleanup event. Stop by after work or school, get your hands a little dirty and join us as we weed, garden and...
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