Andrea Goodell

Community has always been central to the work of 20-plus-year veteran print journalist Andrea Goodell. She has made Holland her home for the past 20 years. Andrea is assistant editor of The Lakeshore.

Feature Story On the Border Catering Captain Carolyn McNeil was one of eight West Michigan employees honored with the 2020 West Michigan Works! Beverly A. Drake Essential Service Award.
Feature Story Ottawa County United Way President Patrick Moran meets with other nonprofit leaders to discuss how to meet community needs.
Feature Story The Holland Memorial Day ceremony will happen without a parade this year due to COVID-19. File photo 2015.

Memorial parade canceled, ceremony still on

Feature Story The 2020 Ottawa County Community Health Needs Assessment is available on the new website,

Working together to solve health concerns

Feature Story Bowerman Blueberries is expanding its original farmers market and bringing a restaurant to downtown Holland later this year.

Bowerman bringing blueberries to downtown Holland

Feature Story Refresh is a collaboration between Community Action House and the First United Methodist Church of Holland and offers a hot shower, meal, and zero judgement.

Refresh celebrates two years with expansion

Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County

Feature Story  Bill McKendry, founder and board president of Do More Good

Do More Good joins forces with Nonprofit Hub

Feature Story Residents of the Ottawa County Juvenile Dentention Center collected more than 1,500 individual items and from them created 125 care package bags for those experiencing homelessness.

Juvenile detention residents helping homeless, others in need

Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ottawa County DEI office details first year on the job

Feature Story Kwame Alexander will visit Hope College virtually during a Big Read Black History Month event Feb. 26.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Lakeshore

Feature Story Sheri Harris, co-founder of Holland Helpers.
Feature Story  Erin Radke, public health nurse for the Allegan County Health Department receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine

Feature Story Zeeland's Strength and Main ad campaign asks customers to pull together for downtown businesses
Feature Story Barbara Lee VanHorssen talks to members of the Momentum Center in this file photo. The Momentum Center is part of the (Anti) Racism Task Force, which is co-sponsoring a two-part relationship workshop.

Two-part relationship workshop starts Thursday

Feature Story Meghan Heritage founded The Be Event six years ago to help women "be present" in various areas of their lives as well as give back to others.

Grand Haven nonprofit supports women by providing essentials