Building Communities

Feature Story Kids who attended Pumpkinfest enjoyed having their faces painted, climbing on inflatables, riding a barrel train, and playing a variety of fall yard games, including bowling with pumpkins.
Feature Story A customer orders at the Kuntry Cookin' food truck in Muskegon.

Success of Kuntry Cookin’ shows the power of community support


Feature Story From left West Ottawa Superintendent Timothy Bearden, Holland Public Schools Superintendent Shanie Keelean, and Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Brandi-Lyn Mendham

Three new superintendents talk about priorities, challenges ahead


Feature Story Zeeland’s oldest and most beloved festival is back. Pumpkinfest is a 30-year tradition celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities.

Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest Barnyard Bash is back


Feature Story Steve and Jill Miskelley are honoring their late son, Ian, a champion University of Michigan swimmer, with plans to open the Be Better Mental Wellness Center in Holland.
Feature Story CFHZ President Mike Goorhouse and his predecessor Janet DeYoung announce the foundation's $100 million asset milestone.
Feature Story Bentley Weeks, 7, and Lori Appeldorn water the plants in the pockets of a Florafelt in the alley between 18th and 19th Streets along River and Central Avenues in Holland, Michigan, July 30, 2021.

Rally for the Alley transforms neighborhood, neighbors


Feature Story Liv Butler is one of the mural artists for the Spring Lake Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design project.

Spring Lake murals celebrate creativity while hindering crime


Feature Story HDPS's Community Policing Team No. 1 job is connecting with people in Holland. Sometimes that means ice cream and a smile.

Polar Patrol serving more than ice cream


Feature Story The Joe Marcinek Band and Benzing Graves Collective recently played Holland's Park Theatre.
Feature Story Children play at the existing natural playground of Little Hawks Preschool on the Outdoor Discovery Center campus.
Feature Story A collaborative project would bring a nature play park to Holland's Window on the Waterfront park with the help of crowdfunding and a state grant.
Feature Story Greater Ottawa County United Way President Patrick Moran presents County Administrator Al Vanderberg and County Commission Chair Roger Bergman with the G.W. Haworth Strength of the Community Award.
Feature Story The Ottawa County Clerk/Register of Deeds office's Honor Rewards Program for veterans offers discounts at area businesses.
Feature Story Barbara Lee VanHorssen talks to members of the Momentum Center in Grand Haven. A version of the program is being piloted in Holland.