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 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.
Feature Story Bentley Weeks, 7, and Lori Appeldorn water the plants in the pockets of a Florafelt in the alley between 18th and 19th Streets along River and Central Avenues in Holland, Michigan, July 30, 2021.

Rally for the Alley transforms neighborhood, neighbors


Feature Story Kelsey Sivertson shared her inspirational story at the GRCC Lakeshore campus’ ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Feature Story Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.
Feature Story Children gather for storytime presented by Herrick District Library.

Herrick District Library expands hours, adds in-person storytimes