Healthy Communities

Feature Story Steve Harryman

How hope and joy can be found in the darkest times


Development News Bare All Clothing

GRABB grants help area Black businesses navigate COVID-19


Feature Story Muskegon YMCA volunteers distribute bags of food to those in need.
Feature Story Cynthia Martinez films Daniel, a student in the TRIO Upward Bound program.

Filmmaker gives a voice to first gen college students


Feature Story A donation from the Gun Lake Tribe is funding a new mobile vaccination unit in Allegan County.
Feature Story The 2020 Ottawa County Community Health Needs Assessment is available on the new website, healthyottawa.org.

Working together to solve health concerns


Feature Story Bowerman Blueberries is expanding its original farmers market and bringing a restaurant to downtown Holland later this year.

Bowerman bringing blueberries to downtown Holland


Feature Story While at Grand Valley, Jordan Vanderham developed a mask that makes it easier to breathe while working or playing in below-freezing air.
Feature Story Voting for Dancing with the Local Stars runs through March 10.
Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County


Development News Robert Cloy

“Shade is an equity issue.”


Feature Story “One-third of everything we eat depends on pollination,” says Don Lam, of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association (HABA). “Imagine losing one bite out of every three.”
Feature Story Holland’s Cubi Market prioritizes local businesses by offering a way to safely shop locally online.

Startup puts personalized products within shoppers’ grasp