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Feature Story Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra in 2021 as part of the symphony's free community concert. It was the impetus behind a new drive to include diverse cultures in next year's community concert.

HSO seeks diverse music groups for Music Unites Us concert

Most orchestral music is strictly European. The Holland Symphony Orchestra is looking for groups to help change that. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 31.

Feature Story Lucia Rios at work

5 reasons why employers should hire more people with disabilities

The unemployment rate for working-age persons with disabilities is at least twice that of those without disabilities. Let’s fix that.

Feature Story Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks gets his face painted for a TikTok video.

City interns paint Holland mayor’s face in viral TikTok video

Behind the success of the viral TikTok video featuring Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks are Holland city interns Mariah Vongphachanh and Jadah Burciaga, who were tasked with growing the city’s year-old account on the widely popular social media platform.   

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Judge honors her migrant community at HSO concert

Ottawa County Judge Juanita Bocanegra, who grew up working in the fields, honored her migrant farm worker community during a Holland Symphony Orchestra concert that featured an acclaimed mariachi band.   

Feature Story The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative, which began in 2018, is a project of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and is responsible for the commissioning and development of 10 monumental works of public art in the Muskegon area.

MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative bringing ‘monumental works’ to city

The latest public art project, One Drop, honors the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce and is about “how individual efforts when combined become major triumphs.”

Feature Story Three of the entries in this year's Grand Haven Sand Sculpture contest.

Grand Haven’s annual sand sculpture returns after hiatus

Rainy weather couldn’t stop Grand Haven’s 39th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, a summertime favorite. 

Feature Story Volta Rally campers gather for Jason Walsmith Concert.

Volta Rally brings fans of clean energy RV, #vanlife travel together

Volta Power Systems has created a green power solution that lets RV and van campers go off the grid so they can stay anywhere.

Feature Story Scenes from HSO's first Mariachi concert in Kollen Park in 2021.

Free concert featuring HSO and mariachi band returns to Kollen Park

The Holland Symphony Orchestra will perform “Mariachi, Movies, and More” with Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7  p.m. The concert is free. 

Feature Story Beyond26 have helped these 6 clients find work they like. (Beyond26)

6 perfect matches: Finding the right job for workers with disabilities lets them thrive

People with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to those without a disability. Beyond26 is one of several organizations trying to change that. Their clients share their success stories. 

Feature Story Attendees had an opportunity to tour U.S. Coast Guard ships during the week-long festival.

Thousands flock to Grand Haven for Coast Guard Festival

This festival began in 1924 when the local Coast Guard held rowing competitions for the service members stationed in Grand Haven. It has since grown to become one of the most popular festivals in Michigan.

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