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Feature Story Herrick District Library will have numerous art programs for adults in the coming weeks, including candle making, sketching and painting events. Recently staff and patrons painted mini canvases as part of the library's How To Fest.

Adults can enjoy summer at the library too

From painting to sketching to candle making, Herrick District Library wants adults to enjoy summer at the library as much as the kids do. 

Feature Story Muskegon's Bike Time will again bring music, food, fun, and the rumble of thousands of motorcycles to downtown Muskegon.

Muskegon Bike Time: Ready to rumble

Muskegon's Bike Time returns with music, food and all the rumble of thousands of motorcycles July 14-17.

Feature Story USMC Sgt. Travis Snyder has walked 2,240 miles and raised more than $15,000 for Mission 22, a nonprofit supporting veterans with mental health challenges.

Marine makes 900 mile trek for vets facing mental health challenges

Veterans are almost at twice the risk of suicide of the civilian population. “It’s kind of basic and simple but still not told enough,” USMC Sgt. Travis Snyder says. “You are valued. You’re worthy of just as much joy as anyone else in this world. But no one can help us if we don’t open up.”

Feature Story Many Michigan state parks adding off-road, electronic track chairs, available at no cost to visitors.

Making Michigan's beaches accessible to everyone

“It has been wonderful to hear the stories of families being able to enjoy the beaches and trails together for the first time. The stories go on and on,” says Michelle O'Kelly, coordinator for DNR Fund and Resource Development.  

Feature Story The S. S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation Inc. is hosting a Fourth of July party on the Milwaukee Clipper.

Things to do in July: Tango, car shows, Fourth of July parties, and lighthouse tours

There are plenty of things to do this month in Allegan, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties, so grab a cool drink and take a look at these ideas.

Feature Story Jon Cauchi uses humor to raise awareness about living with a disaiblity. In this photo, Jon Cauchi is wearing a short sleeve light blue shirt. He is standing, holding his two thumbs up and smiling.

Jon Cauchi's stand-up comedy shares humor of his experiences as a person with a vision impairment

Jon Cauchi, who became blind at age 12, performs a comedy routine called “The Real and Funny Side of Having a Disability” that brought down the house during Laughfest in March 2020.

Feature Story D&HHS Board President Rowan O’Dougherty speaks at the organization's capital campaign launch.

7 ways Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services pivoted during the pandemic

Responding to clients who were frustrated about missing out on critical COVID-19 information, staff at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Grand Rapids made changes to better serve them. 

Feature Story Members of the audience react to Byron Stripling's performance with the Holland Symphony Orchestra while attending the "Pops at the Pier" concert at Eldean Shipyard in Macatawa, Michigan, June 16, 2022.

Bringing musical legacies to the next generation

Byron Stripling talks about the power of sharing musical legacies with the next generation. He did just that during his performance with the Holland Symphony Orchestra’s Pops on the Pier. 

Feature Story Dancers of I AM Academy perform during the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Kollen Park in Holland, Michigan, June 18, 2022.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival ‘beyond anything we imagined’

More than 1,000, people gathered in Holland on June 17-18 for the annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival. A national holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the end of legal slavery in the United States.

Feature Story The first Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival and Highland Games will be Saturday, June 25, with a Friday night cèilidh  (21+ Irish music and dance party).

Celtic fest a first for Holland

A new festival is coming to Holland's waterfront this weekend. With Highland Games, Celtic food, music, and dancing, and entertainment for everyone from grownups to the “wee bairns,” the Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival and Highland Games is looking for a big win. 

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