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 LG Energy Solutions Michigan marked the completion of the structural steel plant on May 16 for a new $1.7 billion 'smart' battery plant in Holland. (LGES)
Feature Story West Ottawa basketball players Taylor Catton, left, and Gabby Reynolds, right, have their photo taken with a young fan following a Q&A session at Evergreen Commons.

Miss Basketball comes to Evergreen Commons

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Feature Story The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area's 2024 Promise Scholars.
Feature Story Michigan Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Jaqulin Barajas, right, poses with 2023 Michigan Youth of the Year Isabel Shepard at the state Capitol building.
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Feature Story West Ottawa High School Vice Principal and co-founder of I Am Academy was one of 112 nationwide finalists for the Remarkable Women award.

Lindsay Cherry is a 'Remarkable Woman'

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Michigan West Coast Chamber to host annual volunteer blitz

Feature Story Herrick District Library will host a free plant and seed swap 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Seed and plant swap Saturday at HDL North

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Pilot program will provide transportation to Momentum Centers

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Learn how to encourage young readers with new HDL series