Holland

Located on the shores of little Lake Macatawa, just off the coast of expansive Lake Michigan, Holland is the epicenter of West Michigan's Dutch history and culture. Not surprisingly, then, the city is perhaps best known for its annual Tulip Time Festival in May.

But there's much more to the Tulip City than, well, tulips. The city's downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts as much retail activity as any urban core in the region. The community is flush with wildly popular waterfront beaches like Tunnel Park and Holland State Park. And Hope College lends the clean, conservative town a bit of youthful spirit.

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


Feature Story Land O'Lakes donated 10,000 pounds of its dog food to Harbor Humane. The food will serve pets at the shelter, in foster care, and at the pet food pantry.
Feature Story Three recent high school scholarship winners with a CFHZ donor.

Hundreds of scholarships available through CFHZ


Feature Story Holland BPW’s Pete Hoffswell was honored as Innovator of the Yearfor the “smart brick” he invented, which collects temperature data throughout the city’s snowmelt system.
Feature Story Michigan Fosters Executive Director Tiffany Kraker and Holland Heights CRC Parsonage Committee Chairman Kevin Anderson stand outside of what is soon to become Journey Home, a place for families navigating foster care.
Feature Story Emiliah Tanya Jo Odinsdottir

Poor face more hurdles because of COVID


Feature Story Area law enforcement agencies are seeing myriad benefits from a new brain training program.
Feature Story BAM! is hosting a Family Rockin’ New Year’s Party on Dec. 31.

Ring in 2021 with local New Year’s celebrations


Feature Story Tate Shumaker has an Etsy side hustle making habitats for pets.  Their store, Tatescosycreatures, features adorable hideaways shaped like fruits and vegetables for pet hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats.

Time is right for creative people to open Etsy shops


Feature Story The leadership team of Women of Color Give.

Women of Color Give completes first round of grant awards


Feature Story Elizabeth Kidd is Vice President of Community Impact for the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

CFHZ awards $150,000 in operating grants to help nonprofits thrive


Feature Story Hudsonville Ice Cream's $51 million, 150,000-square-foot expansion will add 45 new jobs.

Sweet success: Hudsonville Ice Cream expands — again


Feature Story Perrigo’s new North American corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids and an expanded distribution center in Holland will increase the regional footprint of the generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, already one of Allegan’s largest employers.

Perrigo expands commitment in West Michigan with new construction, jobs


Feature Story Dan Wedge is Executive Director of Services for Allegan County, with transportation services falling under his purview.
Feature Story Jason Cottrell and his daughter, Gracie Jo, 11, pose in front of the little free pantry their family created in front of their home, 1237 Marlene St. Holland.

Little pantry brings kindness, helping hand


Feature Story The Futures for Frontliners scholarship is intended to help essential workers pay their community college tuition.

State scholarship pays tuition for frontline workers


Feature Story Hope College's TRIO Upward Bound students received a special holiday treat from their mentors — and Santa — on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

Socially distanced Santa visits Upward Bound students


Feature Story Patient Rick Zweering has been part of a pilot program to hone new remote patient monitoring software being developed by VitalTech and Holland-based Atrio Home Health.
Feature Story Hudsonville Ice Cream dropped off pints of their most popular flavors at Spectrum Health hospitals earlier this year as part of its Random Acts of Ice Cream campaign.

Hudsonville’s Random Acts of Ice Cream honors everyday heroes


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