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 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


Feature Story Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones and Emmy winner John Leguizamo among the 2021-2022 GRCC Diversity Lecture Series and Latino Heritage Month speakers.

Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winners headlining GRCC speakers series


Feature Story Grand Rapids Community College opens $12 million Lakeshore Campus.
Feature Story Spring Lake Village Council members and other local officials gathered Aug. 21 to officially launch the construction project by turning shovels during a groundbreaking ceremony at the riverfront park.
Feature Story Barbara Lee VanHorssen talks to members of the Momentum Center in Grand Haven. A version of the program is being piloted in Holland.
Feature Story Boven Birth Center at Holland Hospital has earned the Platinum designation for maternal care from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.

Boven Birth Center recognized for exceptional maternal care


Feature Story The Holland Museum’s new exhibit, United for Progress: The LAUP Story, opens Aug. 20.

Celebrate the history of LAUP with a new Holland Museum exhibit


Feature Story Team members of Gentex's new Spanish-speaking assembly lines.
Feature Story A student receives a shot at GRCC pop-up vaccination clinic.
Feature Story These are two of the six signs Carolyn Stich created to honor health care workers.