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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

A group wants to host the first Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival & Highland Games next June. The event site is the 3-acre Riverview Park portion of the Window On The Waterfront, along the Macatawa Marsh.  

Feature Story Zeeland BPW is replacing electric meter replacements with new digital advanced meters.

Zeeland BPW’s customer portal helps consumers monitor utility use

Zeeland BPW’s new free customer portal, MyMeter, lets consumers track their energy and water usage — and pay their bills — online. The new technology provides daily, weekly, and monthly usage reports.

Feature Story Impact Fab in Holland is Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies.

Industry 4.0 campaign launched to support West Michigan manufacturers

Lakeshore Advantage received $92,787 in state grant funding to increase manufacturers’ Industry 4.0 technology adoption readiness. Close collaboration with regional economic development partners allows for the initiative to be extended to Ottawa, Allegan, Muskegon, and Kent counties’ employers. 

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Ottawa County Diversity Forum to highlight safe and healthy communities

This year, the Ottawa County Diversity Forum will feature keynote Darnell Blackburn, who will share his experience in public safety, recognizing the ways communities can work together to make the journey safe and healthy for all.

Feature Story BigReadBooks

2021 Big Read Lakeshore: How to participate

There are lots of ways to participate in the broader conversation with the NEA Big Read Lakeshore 2021 book, An American Sunrise, a collection of poems by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Check out our list.

Feature Story Andrew Gemmen serves a customer at his Hudsonville Ace Hardware store, named 2021 Coolest Hardware Store by the company.

How Gemmen’s Ace Hardware in Hudsonville became ‘coolest’ in the U.S.

The third-generation retailer was named Ace Hardware’s 2021 Coolest Hardware Store out of more than 5,400 Ace locations around the world.

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.

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity raises $1.65M for new neighborhood build

Habitat for Humanity has raised more money in the past nine months than during any other capital campaign in the nonprofits 31-year history. The need, however, is great. The city of Holland needs more than 120 homes to meet current needs, according to the nonprofit. 

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

The nonprofit LEAD 24/7 is a 12-month immersive management program designed for executives of nonprofits to develop their leadership skillsets and abilities.

Feature Story The Holland Symphony Orchestra

HSO's Classics II to feature Godfather composer

Holland Symphony Orchestra continues its classics series with selections from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Nino Rota, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $5-$22.

Feature Story A rendering of the Secchia Piazza that will be built on the GRCC main campus.

GRCC’s Secchia Culinary Institute to receive a gift of a piazza

The family of the late Peter Secchia is bestowing a gift inspired by his Italian roots to Grand Rapids Community College’s world-class culinary instruction program that bears his name.

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