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Turn Up Your Love! Become A Board Member

January 4, 2017
Have you ever wondered who makes decisions for the Old Town Commercial Association? Luckily, I have the answer! In addition to our many event and committee volunteers, we have a hard-working, dedicated Board of Directors that come together monthly to help guide the organization from behind the scenes. Each board member brings their own unique...
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Before Old Town was Old Town, there was Tommy

December 22, 2016
Old Town certainly has its colorful cast of characters, and today our cast is a little less bright. Tommy Malvetis has been a staple in Old Town since the '70s, sharing stories with its neighbors, visitors and friends ever since. If you saw Tommy and had somewhere you had to be, you'd best call to...
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Join OTCA, Be a Member in 2017

December 1, 2016
Hi all! My name is Rachel Kern, a member of the Old Town Organization Committee and a 2017 OTCA member. It’s that time of the year again where we ask for all those who truly support us to purchase a membership! Being a member of Old Town provides opportunities to receive discounts on OTCA festival...
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow?

December 1, 2016
“Let it snow” is not just a line used in numerous holiday songs, it’s a reality that many of us in Michigan face. As the winter months continue, here's what you need to know about snow removal in Old Town. While the City of Lansing does plow the streets, we rely on property/business owners and...
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Business Spotlight: Bradly’s Holiday Shop

December 1, 2016
There’s no place like home for the holidays, especially when you deck your halls with decor from Bradly’s Holiday Shop. Located at 106 Grand River Ave., this seasonal locale houses all of the holiday glamour that we have come to know and love from its parent store – Bradly’s Home and Garden located across the...
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Volunteer of the Month: Molly Keenan

December 1, 2016
Molly joined the organization committee this year as a volunteer working primarily on the newsletter, but has stepped up in all four areas of the committee and beyond. She volunteers at most events, helps with membership recruitment, enhances communication at the OTCA information booth and even took part in the fundraising training this month which...
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Old Town Is Part of Main Street America

November 2, 2016
Hello Friends of Old Town!! Old Town has once again been honored with the distinction of being designated an accredited Main Street America program. We have met rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Main Street Center in recognition of our commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. I am so proud to...
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Business Spotlight: Old Town General Store

November 2, 2016
Are you looking for some delicious wine to serve during your holiday celebrations?  Or perhaps some unique gifts?  If so, a visit to the Old Town General Store should be on your holiday season to-do list. The Old Town General Store (OTGS) is located at 408 E. Grand River and boosts a variety of one-of-a-kind...
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Volunteer of the Month: Ed Nicolas

November 2, 2016
For the last few festivals, Ed Nicolas has been our "pit boss" and helped with the volunteers serving cocktails. He's done this from start to finish, taking on what in the past, several different volunteers have done in multiple shifts. He's a quiet presence, making sure the volunteers are happy and well-trained, as well as...
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Show Old Town Love Through Social Media Sharing

October 6, 2016
As you may know, Old Town is almost entirely made up of volunteers. People like you and I donate our time, resources and skills to make Old Town a thriving community. Did you know there’s another very easy way you can volunteer seconds a day that make an impact? You can! Let me tell you...
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