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Lakeshore Legacy Project plans free Muskegon summer concert series

The inaugural VanDyke Mortgage Summer Concert Series is the work of the Lakeshore Legacy Project, which aims to mitigate the income inequality divide through free immersive and community-building events.

Feature Story This year’s Excellence in Service Award winners includes science teacher Roger Glass, secretary Rita Way, and volunteer Randy Poel.

Excellence in Service Awards spotlights those making a difference in Grand Haven schools

For nearly 40 years, the Excellence In Service Awards have honored teachers, staff, and volunteers for superior performance.   

Feature Story Grand Haven resident Sophia Lonnee found the Automotive Tech Job Training Program at GRCC to be the right fit.  

GRCC automotive program gives Grand Haven grad opportunity to shift gears

Sophia Lonnee shares how she decided that GRCC’s hands-on training program was the best fit for her after graduating from Grand Haven High School.  

Feature Story Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks, right, and residents scrub 8th Street in downtown Holland before the Tulip Time Festival’s Volksparade on May 14. 

Holland’s Tulip Time Festival makes a strong comeback

Holland historian J.R. Valderas documents how Holland’s iconic Tulip Time Festival made a full recovery after the pandemic, with visitors experiencing innovative programming and an unexpected heat wave.

Feature Story Windmill Island Gardens is extending its 2021 season.

Michigan State University and Windmill Island Gardens partner to offer gardening classes

MSU-extension needed a garden space to show off its Smart Gardening campaign. Windmill Island Gardens needed to renovate its neglected butterfly garden. Together, the partners are sharing gardening knowledge with the Lakeshore community.

Feature Story Sarah Sass

Muskegon professionals find success, happiness close to home

Why are professionals choosing to live in Muskegon? Lake Michigan beaches, bike trails, great restaurants, and an inclusive community, they say.

Feature Story The test kitchen highlights open spaces under the counter and sink for chairs or wheelchairs, lowered ovens, and cabinets with pull-down wire shelving.

Community, inclusion inspire new Home Accessibility Center to support those with disabilities

A new Home Accessibility Center will serve as a showroom to give contractors and families a place to learn how existing kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms can be renovated to ensure those with disabilities can continue living at home.

Feature Story Jennifer Pascua

Museum celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with May program

The Holland Museum is spotlighting the experiences of five Asian and Pacific Islanders in West Michigan on May 19 as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  

Feature Story Students in grades six through nine can explore careers through hands-on activities.

Students can explore careers through hands-on summer experiences

Students in grades six through nine can explore careers through hands-on activities and tours during a series of summer camps offered by the GRCC Workforce Training team.

Feature Story Residents can purchase composting bags for $5 for one bag or $12 for three bags.

Ottawa County launches food composting program

Ottawa County’s new food composting program is the only local public health-led residential composting program of its kind in West Michigan.

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