newsletter

February 26, 2014, 11:35 am
As we leave February behind and welcome the spring in March, Old Town would also like to welcome four new businesses to our ever growing community. To help celebrate, Lansing mayor, Virg Bernero will be leading a ribbon cutting ceremony initiating Old Town’s new businesses on February 28, 2014.
February 26, 2014, 11:34 am
Two newbies just moved to the neighborhood, but we think they’ll fit right in! Old Town has the pleasure of welcoming two new unique businesses to our community this month, each bringing just what we like to have in Old Town, beauty and something sweet!
February 26, 2014, 11:33 am
Scrapfest is almost back in Old Town! Get ready for an intense sculpture competition in which teams of artists, welders and Scrapfest enthusiasts will hunt for recycled scrap materials from Friedland Industries in Old Town to bring one-of-a-kind visions to life. Scrapfest will take place simultaneously with Old Town's annual Festival of the Moon and Sun and finished sculptures will be displayed for over 5,000 visitors and auctioned off on Saturday June, 21.
February 26, 2014, 11:31 am
Having a hard time thinking about summer in this cold, snowy weather? Well open up that calendar to June and mark the 20th and 21st for the annual Festival of the Moon and Sun!This is a very exciting year as we celebrate the 10thFestival of the Moon and 15th Festival of the Sun! The festival committee has already begun planning and working out the details to make this year’s festivals the best yet!
February 26, 2014, 11:29 am
Featuring something new at your store? Having an event? Did you know that as a member, the OTCA can promote your business through Old Town’s social media and news outlets? With a large interactive following of over 7,000 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the OTCA is a great way to promote all of what makes your business unique to the Lansing area!
February 26, 2014, 11:26 am
Looking to brighten up your kitchen for spring? Yes, according to the groundhog we still have six more weeks of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it and get a head start on some fresh adjustments. While painting and new cupboards can be very expensive, a great alternative is to buy new dishes.  Our first instinct in this case may be to shop at one of the larger chain stores or online, but don’t forget about your great resources right here in Old Town. October Moon, located on E.
February 24, 2014, 12:22 pm
The community of Old Town might be seeing some new faces around, if you haven’t spotted one already. Each semester Michigan State University’s School of Journalism sends a number of students to the Old Town area to cover local news as a part of their curriculum. This semester, Professor Geri Zeldes assigned eight students from her 300-level reporting class to cover Old Town news and happenings.
February 24, 2014, 12:03 pm
Appropriately nestled in our historic district of Old Town, Love, Betti is a place where shoppers can explore treasures of past generations. With an eclectic mix of authentic vintage art, home furnishings, clothing and accessories, Love, Betti is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind piece to add to any collection. Owner Kristin Olson takes great care in choosing what to sell in her store.
January 24, 2014, 11:24 am
Shop Old Town: Tallulah’s Folly   Shop small and shop local at Tallulah’s Folly this Valentine’s Day for creative arrangements that you won’t find anywhere else.   Tallulah’s Folly specializes in everything unique, and of course, fresh flowers and personally designed arrangements for every occasion.  
January 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Local. Organic. Sustainable.   Nine months ago, Rhea Van Atta brought us the Old Town General Store that opened May 1, 2013. She returned to her roots in Old Town to bring Lansing a store that highlights Michigan products in addition to carrying local products and food. Old Town General Store specializes in local, sustainable and organic food. Customers will find local produce, eggs and milk from small vendors across the tri-county area, as well as products from all around the state of Michigan, including the U.P.