Community Development

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 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. 
Feature Story An expansion at Art Mulder and Sons Trucking will add 147,000 square feet of new facility space and create up to 55 new jobs.

Art Mulder and Sons Trucking plans $31M expansion


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Feature Story Volunteer opportunities along the Lakeshore don't stop when the snow falls.
Feature Story From left, Iliana Ponce, Esther Fifelski, and Susan Kragt are among those advocating for Afghan refugees in West Michigan.

Lakeshore agencies welcome Afghan refugees with open arms


Feature Story A rendering of the Request Foods expansion.
Feature Story The Lakeshore Art Festival is launching Michigan Makers Market.

Michigan Makers Market coming to downtown Muskegon in March


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The Momentum Center to hold 3-part mental health forum


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 A design illustration of the new building now under construction at 677 Hastings Ave. in Holland. (Courtesy/Midwest Construction)
Feature Story LAUP received $20,000 to add a career coaching component to the ¡Más Adelante! program.

Women of Color Give distributes $40k to 5 groups


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 Dave Nyitray is the president and chief operating officer of the ODC Network.