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 Grand Rapids Community College opened its Lakeshore Campus a little more than a year ago. Now, about 1,000 students are enrolled in classes there.

GRCC partners with Haworth, others for flexible new campus


Feature Story The Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance’s “Nonprofit Community Assessment” launched in 2019 to help measure the overall health of the local nonprofit community. The 2022 report was released at an event at Midtown Center in Holland earlier this month.

Nonprofit survey reveals burnout, DEI struggles and triumphs


Feature Story Greta Trevor

High School student launches bilingual tutoring program


Feature Story Families could experience small aircraft flight during the WMRA/Wings of Mercy Aviation Day, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.
Feature Story Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra in 2021 as part of the symphony's free community concert. It was the impetus behind a new drive to include diverse cultures in next year's community concert.

HSO seeks diverse music groups for Music Unites Us concert


Feature Story Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks gets his face painted for a TikTok video.

City interns paint Holland mayor’s face in viral TikTok video


Feature Story Holland Post Office workers in 1972. (Holland Museum)
Feature Story In Holland, we point with pride to the Tower Clock and several downtown buildings.

Treasuring the legacy of artisans in Holland and beyond


Feature Story Benjamin's Hope friends enjoying the accessible swing set at the Park Township campus.
Feature Story The reception area of the new West Michigan Works! office in Holland.

West Michigan Works! relocates Holland service center


Feature Story Temple Grandin takes a tour of Benjamin’s Hope in Holland. (Courtesy)

Temple Grandin makes memorable visit to Benjamin’s Hope


Feature Story Bacha Popi performs at the LAUP ¡Fiesta! in the Holland Civic Center July 9.

LAUP ¡Fiesta! makes strong comeback


Feature Story A CAH employee in Food Club's guest services can answer questions about the affordable internet program.

Food Club brings affordable internet to low-income families


Feature Story Beginning in March, the Momentum Center will begin offering services in the former home of Community Action House at 345 W. 14th St. in Holland.
Feature Story Herrick District Library will have numerous art programs for adults in the coming weeks, including candle making, sketching and painting events. Recently staff and patrons painted mini canvases as part of the library's How To Fest.

Adults can enjoy summer at the library too


Feature Story USMC Sgt. Travis Snyder has walked 2,240 miles and raised more than $15,000 for Mission 22, a nonprofit supporting veterans with mental health challenges.
Feature Story Many Michigan state parks adding off-road, electronic track chairs, available at no cost to visitors.

Making Michigan's beaches accessible to everyone


Feature Story Members of the audience react to Byron Stripling's performance with the Holland Symphony Orchestra while attending the "Pops at the Pier" concert at Eldean Shipyard in Macatawa, Michigan, June 16, 2022.

Bringing musical legacies to the next generation