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 Herrick District Library is hosting a free program about census records.

Library classes help people discover their ancestral roots


Feature Story N95 respirators filter out 95% of the particles and are proven to help protect against the spread of the COVD-19 virus.

Where to find your free N95 respirator


Feature Story A family enjoys a winter walk at Hemlock Crossing.
Feature Story WHTC's morning news anchor Peg McNichol. Courtesy, Midwest Communications
Feature Story Two photographs featured in “Contemporary Portraits of Native Americans by James Cook,” an exhibit at the Holland Museum.
Feature Story Emily Polet-Monterosso became active when she learned she was a match to donate her kidney. Now she's climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to show what people with only one kidney can do.

Holland native and kidney donor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro


Feature Story Teagan Keeler performs equestrian vaulting.
Feature Story Sydney Ritsema was the recipient of the Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in forensic psychology. 
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The Momentum Center to hold 3-part mental health forum


Feature Story Kelli Nina Perkins and Bill Parrott on the road.

Creative Nomads: How letting go inspired our most creative year


Feature Story Jon Ornee is teaming up with Community Action House for another New Year's Day fundraiser to support the new new Food Club & Opportunity Hub in Holland.

2022 Challenge gets people moving and doing good


Feature Story Mitch and Johally Carlson pose with their children outside their new home. The family has a home of their own this holiday season with the help of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity.
Feature Story Jubilee Ministries Executive Director Steve Grose and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Wilkinson speak to a crowd before a ceremonial groundbreaking at Park Vista Place, a joint project of the two, on East 40th Street in Holland.

More housing coming to West Michigan, still more needed


Feature Story JR Automation plans to hire 28 workers over the next two years.

JR Automation expands operations in Holland


Feature Story Tim Price, co-owner of RollXscape Skating Center in Holland Township, right, shows skating enthusiast a set of LED quad roller skate wheels in the rink’s skate shop during the venue’s grand opening, Nov. 4.

Roller rink makes a comeback as RollXscape Skating Center