Old Town could see the effects of the shift back into the urban core

By Zachary Barnes
Old Town Lansing Times Staff Reporter

Old Town is subject to the population shift of millennials moving back into the urban core, after so many years of sprawl, because of its walkability and number of things to do. “What we seem to be observing is that young millennials seem to have different interests and life style choices,” said Rex LaMore, a member of Michigan State University’s Urban and Regional Planning faculty. “They want to be in interesting places where there are a lot of opportunity and things to do. So they are moving back into central cities.” Old Town offers an array of unique festivals, an assortment of different styles of restaurants, and many niche shops as well as shops for basic necessities.

Grand Ledge Baby Boomers will be rocking the vote in the 2016 election

Ani Stambo
Living In The Ledge

Baby Boomers take up most of America’s population, so it makes sense that older adults are more likely to vote compared to younger adults. When you’ve been voting your whole life your need to vote doesn’t stop just because you’ve decided to move into a senior citizen home. The preferred ways for casting a vote for seniors residing in long-term care facilities are by absentee ballot, or the activities coordinator organizes transportation to the polls. “Seventy-five percent of them do the absentee, and 35 percent are veterans,” says Lee Clark, a receptionist at Independence Village of Grand Ledge. Why is it that seniors are more likely to vote?