news October 2011

October 28, 2011
Each year dedicated Old Town volunteers and board members  strive to create the most vibrant community for businesses and residents alike.  Though many of the services that our organization provides is geared toward the betterment of the community as a whole, a handful of the most visible services is set aside for members of the organization. Though the OTCA has several funding streams, none are more important than the membership dues that are collected each year, growing grassroots support, identifying stakeholders, and ensuring the sustainability of the organization.
October 28, 2011
This holiday season Old Town will transform its streets into a festive Victorian scene for the fifth annual Old Town Dickens Village. On December 3, from noon until 5 p.m., free family friendly activities will be taking place throughout Old Town. “Dickens Village is a great event that kicks off the holiday season and brings the community together,” said Louise Gradwohl, communications coordinator of Old Town Commercial Association.
October 28, 2011
Fall has brought shades of color to the Old Town neighborhood but they aren’t the typical autumn leaves that you would expect.  The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) has chosen the winners from Art Spot, a public mural program held on Oct. 2, and muralist have begun their work in the alleys of Old Town.
October 3, 2011
It all started with simple ice-cream trips to Old Town on the weekends with some friends. The owner, Aura Ozburn, was captivated by the old architecture and the eccentric spirit of Old Town, and with boldness and spontaneity decided to open a shop of her own. After ten years of successful business and loyal customers, October Moon continues to offer fresh, unique and yet authentic products.
October 3, 2011
The OTCA Office will be closed from Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14. We will resume the following Monday, October 17, with regular hours.
October 3, 2011
For many, the holiday season conjures happy memories of family, friends and good food.  The season is quickly approaching and the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is now preparing for Compassionate Feast, a program dedicated to providing families in need with all of the ingredients necessary to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner and happy memories of their own. Compassionate Feast will take place on Monday, November 21st at the Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, located at 1400 Turner Street. 
October 3, 2011
Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is pleased to invite you to be involved in our community and festivals. You can contribute to our various fundraising events, such as Oktoberfest or Old Town Scrapfest, to raise money for our non-profit organization right here in Lansing's Old Town.
October 3, 2011
This past September, Old Town Commercial Association added four new interns to its office. Thrilled to take part in the advancement of Old Town, the interns share a little bit about themselves. Cameron Brown, Design Committee & Intern Cameron attended Eastern High School until fall of 2011. During high school, he showed his school spirit by being a part of the football team and the wrestling team. Eager to give back to the community, Cameron heard about the OTCA opportunity through Michigan Works Association and accepted the position.
October 3, 2011
As an OTCA member, you have the opportunity to rent out festival and event equipment from our garage at a discounted rate. Available equipment includes chairs, tables, coolers, display racks, sound systems, table cloths and much more. Please visit our website www.iloveoldtown.org for a detailed list of available equipment under “Membership Benefits” tab, or contact us at 517-485-4283 for availability.
October 3, 2011
Unleash your dogs on Friday, October 28, for a “howling” goodtime in Old Town Lansing. Bring your dogs & join us for the original Doggie Trick-or-Treating. There will be a costume contest, dog trick-or-treating and Yappy Hour at Preuss Pets throughout the evening.   Doggie Trick-or-Treating is free and open to everyone. It will be held at participating businesses in Old Town, such as WLMI 92.9 FM, Sir Pizza, Preuss Pets and A-1 Rentals. Participants can pick up the maps beginning the week of October 24th.