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Old Town not subject to the new Bus Rapid Transit

By Juliana Moxley
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

Photo: Juliana Moxley. People are waiting to catch their bus at one of CATA’s bus stops along Grand River Avenue. CATA is the dominant public transportation system used by Michigan State University students and local residents when traveling around the Greater Lansing Area.

People are waiting to catch their bus at one of CATA’s bus stops along Grand River Avenue. CATA is the dominant public transportation system used by Michigan State University students and local residents when traveling around the Greater Lansing Area. Photo: Juliana Moxley

OLD TOWN LANSING — While walking down Grand River Avenue, Capital Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, buses pass you by, but a new transportation system may be added to the mix in the years to come.

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Destination Old Town

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

Visitors of Old Town walk down Turner Street to shop in unique boutiques on a beautiful day in Lansing. (Photo by Shanin Thomas)

OLD TOWN LANSING – Thinking of going on a road trip? What’s your destination?

Lansing, Mich., has multiple assets that attract visitors. Michigan State University and the capital are two of the three connected communities that maintain diversity when encouraging travel. Old Town Lansing, the third community, offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that will leave visitors with inspiration making it the ultimate entertainment district.

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Old Town’s very own grocery store

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

Old Town General Store’s unique and colorful building matches the artistic atmosphere of Old Town, said local resident. (Photo by Shanin Thomas)

OLD TOWN LANSING – Unlike anything else in Old Town, the Old Town General Store provides convenient food products.

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Planning for the Festival of the Sun and Moon begins

By Juliana Moxley
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

Photo: OTCA. The Festival of the Sun’s theme is all about wine. At the festival guests will be able to try many Mich. made wines and discover foods that pair best with certain wines.

Photo: OTCA. The Festival of the Sun’s theme is all about wine. At the festival guests will be able to try many Mich. made wines and discover foods that pair best with certain wines.

OLD TOWN LANSING — If you want to be part of Old Town’s largest fundraising event then come out to the annual Festivals of the Moon and Sun this summer!

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The future of Robert Busby Memorial Garden

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer 

Brad Back, Ena Busby and Jamie Schriner-Hooper (left to right) discuss the memorial garden during the Old Town Organization Committee meeting. (Photo taken by Shanin Thomas)

OLD TOWN LANSING – Spring planting for the Robert Busby Memorial Garden is set for May 10 and includes a hefty schedule.

On Feb. 24 the Old Town Organization Committee discussed the budget and landscape plans of the memorial garden.

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Discussion takes place at the Organization Committee meeting

By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

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Board members Jamie Schriner-Hooper, left, and Louise Gradwohl take notes during the Organization Committee meeting in the OTCA office. (Photo credit to Jasmin Rojo)

OLD TOWN LANSING – The Organization Committee gathered to make changes for future Old Town.

The meeting

On Monday, February 25, the Organization Committee meeting, was held in the OTCA office on Turner Street. Held once a month, the board members meet to focus on coordinating funds for the OTCA. This week, the committee focused on several issues like improving Old Town’s membership program, recapping its past events and focusing on their social networking. Continue reading

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Organization committee plans to beef up memberships

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

Brittney Hoszkiw, committee member, takes notes and provides input about the importance of adding new individual members to Old Town during the Old Town Organization Committee meeting on Feb. 24. (Photo taken by Shanin Thomas)

OLD TOWN LANSING – Old Town Organization Committee met Feb. 24 to create an individual membership campaign.

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