Focal Point’s 2nd Show of the Fall

An old building on Grand River and Abbot was demolished. A humbling story on a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor. Plus a recap of the U of M and MSU football game. Those stories and more on Focal Point.

How Old Town stays afloat

You will always find some type of event happening in Old Town. Why? The neighborhood doesn’t receive any money from the state so these events help raise funds to pay for everything from trash removal to hanging baskets. “We don’t actually get any funding from the state,” Old Town Commercial Association board president Jamie Schriner said. “The largest way that we raise funding is through putting on events.”

Schriner said these festivals include the Old Town Oktoberfest, ScrapFest, and the Chocolate Walk.