Community Development

Feature Story The 2020 Census is still going on, although census-takers — known as enumerators — stopped knocking on doors back in mid-October.

Making sure everyone is counted in 2020 Census is no easy task


Feature Story City officials worked with the crowdsourcing platform Patronicity to purchase and install a 20-foot Christmas tree in a downtown Holland park. (City of Holland)

Downtown Holland creates holiday magic with a little crowdfunding


Feature Story Allie Hopkins is the Associate Manager of Herman Miller Cares.
Feature Story Zeeland's Tripelroot brewpub has had to shift gears to stay relavant in the time of COVID.
Feature Story Hawthorn Pond Natural Area is located in Holland Township. (Photo by Mike Lozon)

What to do in November? 8 activities to enjoy along the Lakeshore


Feature Story Herman Miller employees take part in the Grand Rapids Climate Strike in 2019.
Feature Story Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland Teen Center Director, Sara Delbene, helps a teen with her homework on a Wi-Fi enabled device.

Boys & Girls Club steps up to support youth during the pandemic


Feature Story Carol Myers shows off the socially distanced, but festive Halloween tube at her 12th Street Holland home.

Festive and safe: A socially distanced Halloween solution


Feature Story Dons Flowers and Gifts President Douglas J. Vos and office manager Katie DenHerder prepare to give away 3,500 roses to customers, so they can gift the flowers to friends and family in an effort to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zeeland shop offers free flowers to lift community spirits


Feature Story The Spring Lake Department of Public Works prepares trees for winter.

Spring Lake Township, Village reap rewards of unique DPW merger


Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

How Diversity Forum aims to advance equity in Ottawa County


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 on East 40th Street in Holland.

Jubilee, Habitat break ground on mixed-income neighborhood


Feature Story Just Goods Gifts recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new location.

Retailers find new home in Grand Haven’s refurbished Depot


Feature Story Amanda Chocko is Lakeshore Advantage's Director of Entrepreneurship.
Feature Story Sharon Yonker

Lighthouse Award recipient’s Purple Pride helps those on cancer journey


Feature Story West Michigan brewers are modifying the base recipe for the Black is Beautiful stout and making it their own. Proceeds are donated to organizations that raise awareness of racial inequality and promote social justice.

Black is Beautiful collaborative takes hold at Lakeshore breweries


Feature Story Elizabeth Kidd is the Vice President of Community Impact at the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

Foundation invests in community through stabilization fund grants


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