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 Jon Ornée hugs his dad after setting a new world record for a 100-mile bike ride while drafting.

Father and son team up to create new cycling world record


Feature Story The Michigan National Guard is helping counties across Michigan with providing free COVID-19 testing.

Free COVID-19 testing available as cases surge


Feature Story Surveys show that 51% of employees report stress and burnout as a result of working at home. 

10 tips to reduce stress for employees working at home


Feature Story Jubilee Ministries Executive Director Steve Grose and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Wilkinson speak to a crowd before a ceremonial groundbreaking at Park Vista Place on East 40th Street in Holland.

Jubilee, Habitat break ground on mixed-income neighborhood


Feature Story Amanda Chocko is Lakeshore Advantage's Director of Entrepreneurship.
Feature Story An eight-man team recently rode 369 miles in under 16 hours, crossing Michigan from south to north. In completing the course, the team set a new World Ultra Cycling cross state record.

8 cyclists, 1 Epic Ride, 1 new world record set in Michigan


Feature Story West Michigan brewers are modifying the base recipe for the Black is Beautiful stout and making it their own. Proceeds are donated to organizations that raise awareness of racial inequality and promote social justice.

Black is Beautiful collaborative takes hold at Lakeshore breweries


Feature Story Looking to reconnect with nature this fall? Check out Sanctuary Woods, just minutes from downtown Holland in beautiful Allegan County.

What to do in October? 8 ways to enjoy fall along the lakeshore


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

Foundation invests in community through stabilization fund grants


Feature Story The WOC Give leadership team (L to R): Simone Weithers, Rebekah Bakker, Arena Ellis, Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys, Robyn Afrik, Lina Pierson with Lucia Rios in the front. Not pictured are Christine Mwangi, Yah-Sheba Jenkins, and Kim Koeman.

Women of Color Give ‘thrilled’ to launch first distribution


Feature Story An aerial view of the Zeeland Clean Water Plant.
Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry with their four children.

What’s next for Black advocacy in Holland?


Feature Story Rebekah Bakker was named the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals.

Young Professional of the Year praises group for opportunities


Feature Story Downtown Holland launched its outdoor expansion program in June, allowing shops and restaurants to expand their operations onto the sidewalks and parking spaces. 

Downtown Holland extends popular outdoor expansion program


Feature Story Michael Sandoval graduated from Michigan State University in 2019.
Feature Story Andy Rozendaal (left) and John Puttrich (right) comprise the leadership team and are Eighth Day Farm's two full time employees.
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