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  Peter Grimm and Craig Rich are the co-founders of the Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival & Highland Games.

New festival coming to Holland in 2022


Feature Story BigReadBooks

2021 Big Read Lakeshore: How to participate


Feature Story Vista Green is located at 285 W. 36th St. The joint partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Jubilee Ministries will provide a total of 42 affordable units for home ownership.
Feature Story Patrick Cisler, executive director of Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance in Holland, joined forces with Zeeland-based Leading By Design to establish LEAD 24/7 for nonprofits.

Leadership training program launched for nonprofit executives


Feature Story The Holland Symphony Orchestra

HSO's Classics II to feature Godfather composer


Feature Story From left West Ottawa Superintendent Timothy Bearden, Holland Public Schools Superintendent Shanie Keelean, and Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Brandi-Lyn Mendham

Three new superintendents talk about priorities, challenges ahead


Feature Story Steve and Jill Miskelley are honoring their late son, Ian, a champion University of Michigan swimmer, with plans to open the Be Better Mental Wellness Center in Holland.
Feature Story Long-distance boaters Greg and Susan Costa with their donations.

Boaters stop in Holland for a ‘day of donating’


Feature Story The Grand Haven lighthouse during a storm. (Todd Reed)
Feature Story The GRCC food pantry offers curbside distributions to families in need.
Feature Story Windmill Island Gardens is extending its 2021 season.

Windmill Island Gardens extends season amid record attendance


Feature Story Yor Tardy is a superintendent with The Christman Group.

Alumnus comes full circle with construction of GRCC Lakeshore Campus


Feature Story Spectators watch the 2019 Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm. (Mary Bale)

Grant helps Civil War muster expand, attract new talent


Feature Story Students take part in a Raider Rally/Service Saturday.

GRCC earns $1.2M grant to help adult learners access higher education


Feature Story The Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra (HCJO) is a professional jazz band based on the West Michigan Lakeshore.

Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra returns with live concerts


Feature Story Charles Elwood
Feature Story CFHZ President Mike Goorhouse and his predecessor Janet DeYoung announce the foundation's $100 million asset milestone.
Feature Story The GRCC Lakeshore Campus will hold a Sept. 14 community COVID vaccination clinic.
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