Shandra Martinez

Shandra Martinez is the managing editor of The Lakeshore WM. After a distinguished career in daily journalism, she launched her Holland-based business, Shandra Martinez Communications. A longtime resident of the Lakeshore, she now writes and edits on a variety of platforms for clients in Michigan and across the country. She can be reached at mailto:shandra@thelakeshorewm.com

Feature Story Julie Engel at her sheep farm in Montague.

Lakeshore sheep farm certified for sustainability practices


Feature Story The WMS’s Debut Strings string orchestra program performs in 2019. The proposed Tune Up program is also a string orchestra program, slated to begin in 2022 in Muskegon Public Schools, in collaboration with their IMPACT after-school program.

Symphony announces $5M campaign to build an endowment


Feature Story The Grand Haven lighthouse during a storm. (Todd Reed)
Feature Story The GRCC food pantry offers curbside distributions to families in need.
Feature Story Windmill Island Gardens is extending its 2021 season.

Windmill Island Gardens extends season amid record attendance


Feature Story Yor Tardy is a superintendent with The Christman Group.

Alumnus comes full circle with construction of GRCC Lakeshore Campus


Feature Story Reyna Masko is the Tri-Cities Puentes Initiative co-chair.

Community Foundation grant lifts up program for Latinx leaders


Feature Story Students take part in a Raider Rally/Service Saturday.

GRCC earns $1.2M grant to help adult learners access higher education


Feature Story The Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra (HCJO) is a professional jazz band based on the West Michigan Lakeshore.

Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra returns with live concerts


Feature Story CFHZ President Mike Goorhouse and his predecessor Janet DeYoung announce the foundation's $100 million asset milestone.
Feature Story The GRCC Lakeshore Campus will hold a Sept. 14 community COVID vaccination clinic.
Feature Story Kelsey Sivertson shared her inspirational story at the GRCC Lakeshore campus’ ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Feature Story Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.
Feature Story Children gather for storytime presented by Herrick District Library.

Herrick District Library expands hours, adds in-person storytimes


Feature Story The first WiFi-connected “Lift Zone” in Muskegon is helping students stay connected online.

Boys & Girls Club gets first ‘Lift Zone’ in Muskegon


Feature Story GRCC is sharing its collection of photographs by world-renowned artist and alumnus Peter Fink.
Feature Story Al Vanderberg

What Ottawa County will miss about Al Vanderberg’s leadership


Feature Story Advanced Architectural’s plans to invest $1.1 million to expand its facility at 959 Industrial Drive in the city of Allegan.
Feature Story Spring Lake seniors Inez Allard, Haley Brosnan, Eleanor Vega and Victoria Airo spent the summer creating Spring Lake’s newest mural. 

Teen artists create mural to share ideas for a vibrant world