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July 5, 2012, 12:18 pm
On June 2, the streets of Old Town radiated with chatter, sunshine, and acoustic music as residents strolled the streets to witness artwork in the making at this year’s Chalk of the Town. Guests of all ages observed every day sidewalks transform into astonishingly beautiful works of art. 25 participants chalked up Old Town storefronts this year, displaying a wide range of artistic ability from young children to professional artists.  Near the end of the event, three artists were awarded for their especially wonderful artwork. This year’s winners are:
July 5, 2012, 12:04 pm
Old Town’s fourth annual Scrapfest was a huge success! Fifteen creative sculptures were on display during this year’s Festival of the Moon and Sun for all to see. Five local judges looked over each sculpture, judging on the piece’s concept, craftsmanship, unique interpretation of the materials and artistry. Here are this year’s winners:             1st: We Art Junk for the second year in a row with their piece titled “Knights of the Sky.”
July 5, 2012, 11:43 am
Thanks to our sponsors, festival-goers, design committee and Redhead Design Studio’s generous pro-bono design services,  we were able to update our Old Town banners.
July 5, 2012, 11:39 am
We are hosting our second annual Turner Street Outdoor Theater on Friday evenings in July, with the exception of July 13 (so everyone can enjoy Common Ground!). This free, family-friendly event will project movies in City Lot 56/Cesar Chavez plaza at dusk. Check out the Feature Film line-up below:
June 1, 2012, 1:44 pm
If you are a member of the Old Town Commercial Association then you are eligible to be featured in the “Member Spotlight” section of our newsletter. Each month we choose a new business to spotlight, usually at random, but are always open to requests from member businesses. If you are interested in having your business featured please email danielle@oldtownmainstreet.org or call the office at 517-485-4283.
June 1, 2012, 1:43 pm
Looking for a great place to work out close to Old Town? Look no further than River View Fitness! River View Fitness staff are CPR certified, qualified, professionally credentialed and committed to helping you achieve success. Offering a range of services from physical therapy to personal training, the dedicated staff will design a program that is specific to you and your personal fitness goals. This state of the art facility offers all of the following equipment:
June 1, 2012, 1:41 pm
Emily Griffes is a recent graduate from MSU with a degree in journalism. Born and raised in the Lansing area, she is excited to gain experience and knowledge about Old Town. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, learning to play hockey and training for her first half-marathon.
June 1, 2012, 1:40 pm
Old Town Lansing welcomes the newest addition to the district, Greenfield Collection Antiques, an eclectic antique store located at 117 East Grand River. After closing their doors to pursue other career paths in August 2011, the three co-owners are back to continue what they love.
June 1, 2012, 1:37 pm
Are you ready to Rock the World? Rock the World is a 3.1 mile (5K) run taking place on Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1 at Fitzgerald Park. Waves of runners will begin at 10:00am and continue every 45 minutes until 5:30pm. Sunday has two additional wave times at 6:15pm and 7:00pm. The trail course is loaded with at least 12 different obstacles in form of mud, dirt and hills to challenge even the most intense athlete. The obstacles planned involve making your way through mud & water, climbing, sliding, ducking, jumping and many other activities.