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OTCA is Taking Big Strides in 2017

February 8, 2017
OTCA volunteers work on beautification and so much more to keep Old Town a vibrant place. The Old Town Commercial Association is made up entirely of volunteers – people who work together either on individual projects or as part of a committee – to make a difference in the community and beyond. Through simple tasks...
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February 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Shannon Murphy

February 3, 2017
Shannon is a newly elected board member as well as a component of the organization committee where she manages our volunteer needs. At festivals and beyond, Shannon has made volunteering your time for Old Town a pleasant and rewarding experience. Listening to the needs of both veteran Old Town volunteers and new, she is making...
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Annual Meeting Honors OTCA Volunteers

February 2, 2017
If you missed the OTCA Annual Meeting on Feb. 1 you're going to want to kick yourself because it was filled with lots of fun, food, festivity and a little bit of official business. The evening featured food from Old Town businesses, beer and wine, a silent auction, volunteer of the year awards and a...
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Host Wake Up Old Town in 2017!

January 26, 2017
Are you an OTCA business member looking for more ways to get involved? Sign up to host Wake Up Old Town; a free event and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on...
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The Grid comes to Old Town

January 11, 2017
– from the Lansing City Pulse, Jan. 11 The Grid Arcade and Bar will move into the former Chrome Cat building early this year after a $300,000 renovation job. The bar will feature dozens of vintage video games and pinball machines and a drink menu heavy on craft beer. For the last few months, a...
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Jan. 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Ariana Gibbs

January 4, 2017
Ariana is a board member as well as a member of the Oktoberfest, Festival of the Moon and Sun and design committees – as well as an all around rock star. If something needs to be done, you'll generally see her there stepping up to offer her services (as well as engaging family members and...
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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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