Families

Feature Story Spectators watch the 2019 Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm. (Mary Bale)

Grant helps Civil War muster expand, attract new talent


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 Sarah Porebski, the newest co-owner of the Holland Peanut Store, first started working at there while she was still in middle school.
Feature Story Sangeeta Kar, of Sangeeta's Dance & Music of India in Midland, Michigan, performs a classical odissi dance at the International Festival of Holland in the Holland Civic Center, August 21, 2021.
Feature Story Dancers pose during the 2019 Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.

International festival returning to Holland


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 Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar will join the Holland Symphony Orchestra for a cross-cultural celebration of music, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.

Mariachi celebration coming to Kollen Park


Feature Story The Holland Symphony Orchestra performs its Pops at the Pier event every year in a celebration of summer fun.

HSO returns with pops tribute to Louis Armstrong


Feature Story The Beer City Open is putting West Michigan on the map for pickleball.

Beer City Open puts West Michigan on the map for pickleball


Feature Story Children play at the existing natural playground of Little Hawks Preschool on the Outdoor Discovery Center campus.
Feature Story A renovation is planned for Tanglefoot Park
Feature Story Justin Caserta of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Holland Area was named one of seven Maytag Dependable Leaders for 2021.
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 Henry and Lindsay Cherry co-founded I AM Academy, which empowers Black students and is behind the 2021 Juneteenth festival in Holland.

Juneteenth returns with fun and a renewed purpose


Feature Story The Muskegon Junior Sailing Program is introducing kids 6 to 18 to the excitement of sailing.
Feature Story West Ottawa senior Nayeli Mora took home the Michigan Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award and will compete for the regional title next month.

Holland Youth of the Year Nayeli Mora wins state title


Feature Story Community Action House began construction on its Food Club in March 2021.

Food Club provides dignity in grocery store setting


Feature Story A renovation is planned for Tanglefoot Park
Feature Story The HCAC is offering swimming lesson scholarships.