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 Founder of Holland, Mich., Albertus C. van Raalte.

Holland history: Van Raalte’s Vision of New “Kolonie”


Feature Story The 2022 Holland Human Relations Commission Social Justice Awards recipients pose for a picture after the awards ceremony.
Feature Story Taylor Twork, a GVSU student,  is a recipient of the Thomas and Susan Den Herder Education Scholarship.
Feature Story Downtown Holland preserved its historical buildings with the help of the Prince family, local merchants and government — and a lot of ingenuity.

Holland history: The downtown revival


Feature Story Robinson Landing in Grand Haven broke ground in 2022 and now has 16 income-restricted and 14 market-rate homes.

New tools help Housing Next connect communities, developers


Feature Story An aerial view shows progress Monday on a Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build on the Vista Green project.
Feature Story John Shea (left) and Jay Peters posed for a photo this week after Peters used CPR to save Shea from a "widow maker" heart attack. Peters is active in helping Holland achieve a Heart Safe Community designation.
Feature Story Liz Keegan, director of education and outreach at the Center, and Delores Trese, managing attorney at Legal Aid of Western Michigan, have been spreading the word on how tenants can recognize when they are victims of discrimination, as well as how to

5 things tenants, landlords should know about housing rights


Feature Story Marjri Weller (GRCC)

GRCC partners with state to connect students with resources


Feature Story For the last decade, employees from Ameriprise have volunteered with Community Action House to help prepare food for Thanksgiving distribution.
Feature Story Every year, Gentex holds a Veterans Day cememony to honor military veterans in the company. (Gentex)

Gentex V.E.T.S provides support to veterans year-around


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)