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Old Town’s events offer a unique side of Greater Lansing

When you think about Lansing, you think about the Michigan State Capitol, Michigan State University, St. Mary Cathedral, and the Porter Park Zoo. However there is not much talk when it comes to people talking about Old Town, as many people have yet to visit this unique and vibrant area that provides its residents with something new every month consistently for so many years. From the Chocolate Walk, Taste and Tour, Chalk of the Town, and ScrapFest, Old Town provide its residents and visitors with a new event or activity every month to make it unlike anywhere else throughout Lansing. These events really appeal to families and young professionals throughout Old Town as many events are successful, however the success does not all just come from community participation.

Image of Stevie Wonder's plaque on the Michigan Walk of Fame. Photo taken by Andy Chmura

Michigan Walk of Fame brings a hint of Hollywood to Lansing

From coast to coast, every American has heard of the famous Walk of Fame in Hollywood. You have seen pictures on social media of people crouching down next to the star-studded engravement in the sidewalk with the name of their favorite movie star or musician embedded in the center. But what many people do not know is that there is a Michigan Walk of Fame in downtown Lansing that honors past and present residents of the state of Michigan. Located on Washington Square in downtown Lansing, the Michigan Walk of Fame consists of 23 bronze plates inserted into the sidewalk, commemorating some of the most famous Michiganders of all time, such as Henry Ford, Rosa Parks and Stevie Wonder. Sandra Clark, the director of the Michigan History Center, said that the idea came from Lansing economic development leaders.

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Michigan State tournament streak gives Lansing sports fans something to root for

If you blinked, you just might have missed it. But the Michigan State Spartans led by head coach Tom Izzo ended their 2017 NCAA Tournament run after playing but two games. With a victory over Miami in the round of 64 and a loss to Kansas in the round of 32, it is not difficult to guess what East Lansing citizens were watching Friday and Sunday nights. But does the same loyalty to Spartan basketball exist next door in Lansing? Most people in Lansing are not directly connected to MSU other than the fact that they are only separated by a few miles.