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Business Spotlight:
Go Green Trikes

August 10, 2017
Go Green Trikes is a smart, local and green delivery service that launched on Earth Day 2014. The business, run by Yvonne LeFave, uses heavy duty electric-assist trikes that are capable of carrying up to 500 pound payloads to deliver anything from food to furniture. Yvonne from Go Green Trikes Besides being a business woman,...
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Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

August 5, 2017
Looking for a fun and easy way to get involved in your community? The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program may be the answer! With a simple 4 hour class and a $20 fee, you’ll become part of an international certification program that serves to increase tourism at the local level. The CTA Program will go...
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It’s August… that means ArtFeast!

August 3, 2017
With summer in full swing in Old Town it’s soon going to be time for ArtFeast in Lansing’s most recognized arts neighborhood! Mark your calendars and head to Turner Street on Saturday, August 19, for this fun, unique art fair which includes 30+ art vendors featuring ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, photography, up-cycled pieces and more. Food...
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Scrap Recap

July 14, 2017
From a fire pit formed out of old engine parts to a photo booth made of discarded household items, the streets of Old Town were filled with amazing up-cycled art July 14 and 15. ScrapFest is a unique Old Town festival that celebrates art, creativity and resource reuse. This year, twenty talented teams competed to...
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Intern Intros

July 3, 2017
Meet our Communication and Design Interns! Sidney – Incoming senior at MSU who is studying the management side of Advertising. She plays a huge part in the communications work surrounding Old Town festivals. Sidney is also the president of Spartans Rebuilding Michigan, a student organization at MSU designed to connect students willing to volunteer with nonprofits...
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Festival of the Moon & Sun Brings Great Music and More!

June 15, 2017
The Festival of the Moon & Sun, a two-day event celebrating one of the shortest nights and longest days of the year, will bring rockin' music, great food, delicious drinks and lots of opportunities to hang with old friends ... and maybe make a few new ones in Old Town. On Friday, June 23, festivities...
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Business Spotlight: Spiral Dance Bar

June 12, 2017
Since it opened in 1998, Spiral Dance Bar on Center Street (one block east of Turner) has played a role in the culture of Old Town. Many call Spiral the home of the LGBTQ community in Greater Lansing, and the website says it's a 'hot place to go blow off some steam' after work. And it doesn't disappoint. Besides...
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It’s the Chalk of the Town…recap

June 5, 2017
The streets of Old Town were covered in colorful art at the Chalk of the Town event earlier this June. It was a gorgeous, sunny day with visitors coming to Old Town Lansing as a stop for “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”, an event created to increase community awareness of Greater Lansing attractions....
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June Volunteer of the Month: Mark Chamberlin

June 5, 2017
Mark Chamberlin has been recognized as the June volunteer of the month for OTCA. He went above and beyond to host the Old Town Photo Booth on June 3 as part of Be A Tourist in Your Own Town/Chalk of the Town; and he captured more than 75 photos for families and friends touring Old...
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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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