Start your family with best living places

Start your family with best living places

Being family oriented is the most beautiful trait a person can possess. To live peacefully with family is the first priority of most of the people. The real problem occurs when you start hunting for such places. luxury apartments in Holland MI are not only luxurious but so comfortable that you will feel yourself on cloud nine after entering in these apartments. You will be impressed by the look and feel of these apartments. Not only will this, but the caliber of superior luxuries you will leave you spellbound.
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Tips For First-Time Home Buyers In Holland, Michigan

Tips For First-Time Home Buyers In Holland, Michigan

Are you buying a house for the first time? If you’re buying in Holland, Michigan, you have a lot to look forward to. Home prices in Holland tend to be affordable, and this community has plenty to offer.

Still, purchasing a home for the first time can be overwhelming. Try to keep these tips in mind as you shop for you new place.

Hire A Realtor

You don’t have to look for your home on your own. Working with a real estate agent will make it much easier for you to find a great place. Just tell them what you’re looking for, and they’ll work to find it.

Figure Out What You Can Spend

No one wants to be house poor! Before you put in an offer on a home, you should make sure the property is actually affordable for you. Figure out what your monthly mortgage payment is going to be. Determine how much you’ll be spending on utilities. See what kind of property taxes you’ll be paying. Once you know what you can spend, you can start looking at homes in your price range.

Don’t Buy A Home That Needs A Lot Of Work

Upgrading your home is a smart idea. If you make a few upgrades, you can significantly increase the value of your property. With that said, you shouldn’t buy a home that needs a lot of work. Buying a home that needs cosmetic upgrades is fine; buying a home that needs major renovation work isn’t.

If you’re going to be buying a new home in Holland, Michigan, you don’t need to worry. Even if you are purchasing a home for the first time, you should be able to find a lovely property. There are plenty of tips that can help you as you search for your first place.

New Holland Brewing 20th Anniversary Throwback 6 Pack

New Holland Brewing 20th Anniversary Throwback 6 Pack

(Holland, MI) – In celebration of its 20th anniversary, New Holland Brewing Company (NHB) will release six throwback beers, an assortment of fan and brewer favorites from the past 20 years. The special edition release will be available during NHB’s annual Hatter Days Street Party on June 10. The limited release throwback beers will be offered in six packs at New Holland’s Pub on 8th in Holland and at The Knickerbocker in Grand Rapids, beginning June 10.

“We are thrilled to include throwback beers as part of our 20th anniversary celebration,” says New Holland President Brett VanderKamp. “We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past two decades by bringing back some of our favorite brews. It’s a special time for us, and we’re excited to revel in the nostalgia of this milestone with the community at what will be our most dynamic Hatter Days Street Party yet.”

The throwback beer lineup includes:

Kourage
First brewed in 1997, this brown ale was originally named “Dutch Kourage.” It is a dark, aggressively hopped brown ale with robust malt flavor and hints of chocolate.

Zoomer Wit
This wheat ale was first brewed 1998 with orange, spices and American-grown wheat. Its subtle hints of citrus fruit made Zoomer a summer-time favorite.

Y2K
Hailing from the year 1999, Y2K is a barleywine-style ale with deep mahogany hues. It is rich in body and contains notes of caramel and raisin.

Green Hornet
Green Hornet also comes from 1999. It is an American-style pale ale that is golden in color. The beer is bright and crisp with just enough hop character, complemented by a sweet malt finish.

Jubilee
Jubilee was first brewed in 1999 and harmoniously blends fruit and fermentation character into a delicious, balanced sip.

Blue Goat
First brewed 2006, this doppelbock beer is chestnut in color with a nutty malt profile from its Munich malt. It has a muted hop presence and caramelized body to culminate a dry finish.

These limited release throwback brews will be available at throwback pricing. Pre-order for the throwback beers will be available for members of New Holland’s Fairbanks Society (mug club) May 30 through June 6 at New Holland Brewing’s Sidecar storefront, located at the Pub on 8th.

In addition to the throwback brews, Hatter Days will feature a portfolio of Hatter family brews on tap including, Tasmanian Hatter (Galaxy IPA), White Hatter (Belgian-style White Pale Ale) and the beer that started it all, Mad Hatter IPA.

The event remains a free, family-friendly occasion. All ages are welcome to enjoy a BBQ cookout, live music from local and national acts and all-day acts from Daredevil Circus from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hatter Days will continue with an afterparty inside the Pub until 1 a.m.

The live music lineup includes:

4:00 p.m. – The Ragbirds 5:30 p.m. – Mucca Pazza 7:30 p.m. – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers 9:15 p.m. – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 11:00 p.m. – Street Party ends and after-party begins at the Pub with music from Rusty’s Big Ass Band & Silent Disco DJ Dr. Joel between sets

New Holland Brewing is proud to partner with Kids’ Food Basket for Hatter Days this year. Guests who bring items from the Kids’ Food Basket Wish List to street party will be entered to win one of many raffle prizes, including a private beer and spirits paired dinner for 10.

ALL AGES WELCOME ! FREE ADMISSION

About New Holland Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing’s deep roots in the craft industry go back to 1997. They believe the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for their customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service. Recognized for their creativity and artistry, New Holland’s mission to improve the lives of craft consumers everywhere is seen in their diverse, balanced collection of beer and spirits and their two West Michigan brewpubs.

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Two arsons in two days under investigation in Holland

Two arsons in two days under investigation in Holland

HOLLAND, MI — Authorities are investigating whether two recent arsons are connected.

The fires happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 10 and Friday, May 12.

Holland firefighters about 4:10 a.m. Wednesday responded to 333 Washington Avenue and found heavy fire coming from the back of the house.

The fire destroyed most of the top story of the 1 1/2-story house.

No one was injured and firefighters learned the house was under renovation and vacant.

Then at 6:40 a.m. Friday, May 12, police responded to the former Macatawa Dairy Dock at 341 West 17th St. on a report of vandalism.

Officers found that portions of the siding had been burned and melted, but with no fire when they arrived.

Investigators determined both fires were intentionally set.

Anyone with information about the two fires can call Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT or email policetips@cityofholland.com

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DeVos family’s recently acquired Holland distillery adds restaurant

DeVos family’s recently acquired Holland distillery adds restaurant

HOLLAND, MI — Infused with DeVos family money, Coppercraft Distillery is upping its game.

The Holland Township distillery has unveiled a new full-service restaurant and plans to expand production of its award-winning artisan spirits.

The 56-seat restaurant — with room for another 26 on the outdoor patio — shares space with the distillery’s production facility, at 184 120th Ave.

Guests dine next to the copper-topped still and fermenters, separated by a wall of glass.

The menu features New American cuisine dishes such as bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates and Bangs Island Mussels, selected to complement the bar’s cocktails made with Coppercraft spirits.

"We think there’s an opportunity to be part of the food scene and for Chef Kelsey to innovate," said Paul Maranlette, restaurant manager who joined Coppercraft last year. He added that Chef Kelsey Winter-Troutwine does a lot of pickling and preserving of the fruits and vegetables served with the dishes.

There’s a printer at the restaurant so the menu can constantly change to reflect the freshest ingredients arriving in the kitchen, he added.

Winter-Troutwine, who has worked with top chefs in Chicago, was brought in last year to oversee the kitchen, while distiller Walter Catton will remain the face of production.

Catton, who co-founded Coppercraft with his wife, Kim, sold the company to

last year.

Betsy DeVos stepped away from the venture to avoid conflicts of interest with her new role as the U.S. Secretary of Education. She also resigned as chairwoman of the couple’s Grand Rapids holding company, Windquest, as part of her divestiture, although she continues to hold a financial interest in the company.

The deal was initially described as an acquisition by Windquest because the name was on forms filed with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Windquest served only as an agent on the form, according to Brian Burch, a spokesman for Coppercraft.

State liquor rules prevent companies from both owning restaurants and liquor production facilities, he said.

Windquest owns the Reserve Wine & Food, a restaurant and wine bar in downtown Grand Rapids.

Coppercraft is licensed to serve spirits it produces on premise, Burch said.

Dick DeVos retains ownership through the entity, CC Investors, which also includes his sons, Rick and Ryan along with his two sons-in-law. Nathan M. Lowery and Michael Abraham.

The same group, under the entity RC Investors, bought a 51 percent stake in Ridge Cider Company, a craft hard cider maker in Grant.

There’s an opportunity for collaboration between the two companies said Brandon Joldersma, Coppercraft’s general manager who was recently hired away from Virtue Cider in Fennville. In his new role, Joldersma will oversee sales and distribution for Coppercraft.

The distillery plans to dramatically increase production from the current 150 barrels a year to 1000 barrels annually within 5 years, Joldersma said.

Coppercraft creates premium, small-batch spirits by hand using local ingredients. They include vodka, citrus vodka, gin, rum, applejack, bourbon, corn whiskey and rye whiskey.

As the official spirits sponsor of Holland’s Tulip Time festival, Coppercraft created the "Tulip Julep," featuring its Applejack. The cocktail will be available at the restaurants during the annual festival, which runs through May 14.

The Coppercraft bar is open 4-11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and during restaurant hours, which are: 4-11 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ridge Cider Co. produces more than 30 dry, artisanal ciders made from apples grown on the "Ridge," a fruit-growing region located west and north of Grand Rapids.

Coughing attack from ‘inhaled e-cigarette juice’ led to Holland crash

Coughing attack from ‘inhaled e-cigarette juice’ led to Holland crash

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — A Holland area man crashed his vehicle into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon after he told police he inhaled some of the liquid in his e-cigarette, causing a coughing attack.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies responded around 12:38 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash on Butternut Drive near Woodland Drive.

Brandan Lozon, 34, was driving a 2016 KIA Forte south on Butternut when police said he "inadvertently inhaled some of the juice in the e-cigarette," which caused him to start coughing.

During the process, Lozon lost control of the vehicle. He drove off the west side of the road and struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to roll over on its side.

Lozon sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was transported via ambulance to Zeeland Hospital for treatment.

The utility pole was broken as a result of the crash, causing a line to fall onto the roadway.

Butternut was closed in both directions for nearly 30 minutes, while the southbound lanes remained closed longer as utility personnel worked to repair the damage.

With pressure on, Ken Holland is scouting more than ever

With pressure on, Ken Holland is scouting more than ever

The last time Detroit picked inside the top 10, the year was 1991. The selection was Martin Lapointe.

Suffice to say much has changed since then.

For a quarter century, the Red Wings didn’t need to put a ton of effort into the top end of the draft. They often picked in the mid-to-late 20s — if they were in the first round at all — and did most of their work in the late rounds.

Now, things have changed again.

Detroit finished 25th overall and has a 6.7 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall selection at the June draft in Chicago. If the Red Wings don’t land one of the top three selections, they will pick at No. 7, 8, 9 or 10.

And, accordingly, GM Ken Holland is prepping for all types of scenarios.

“It’s probably the most (Holland) has scouted since he’s been GM,” assistant GM Kris Draper said, per MLive. “I’ve done a lot of scouting this year. Being in Michigan, you’re in an ideal situation to see a lot of the top kids.

“It’s been a great opportunity to see a lot of high-end names in the draft.”

This is a hugely important draft for Holland. He’s come under fire in recent years for questionable free agent acquisitions — veterans like Stephen Weiss, Jordin Tootoo, Brad Richards, Carlo Colaiacovo — which, in turn, have tied into a larger criticism. The one in which Holland’s accused of torpedoing the club’s future by continually chasing the now-defunct playoff streak.

And that, in turns, ties into an even larger criticism.

That Holland won’t entertain the rebuild idea at all.

“We’re going to continue to try and be competitive, we’re going to continue to try and make the playoffs and our ultimate goal is to eventually be a Cup contender,” Holland said a few months ago. “To me, rebuild means eight to 10 years, and there are teams that have made the playoffs one year in 10 while rebuilding.”

Which brings us back to the draft.

The two days in Chicago will be profoundly important. Holland has an opportunity not just to get an impact player in the top-10, but also walk away with a large collection of talent.

In addition to their own selections, the Wings added three third-round picks by selling off Brendan Smith, Thomas Vanek, and Tomas Jurco at the deadline.

“Somebody told me it’s the most picks we’ve had in a draft since 2002,” said Holland. “Usually we go into these drafts with five or six picks, (because) we’ve traded picks away.”

The end goal? Stockpile options that can hopefully join a youth movement that includes Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Evgeny Svechnikov.

“These moves that we made for these draft picks will allow us to pick more players,” said Holland, “and hopefully some of them will end up as Red Wings down the road.”

Related: It’s going to be a very different draft for Detroit

Cabrera, Holland lead White Sox to 6-2 win over Indians

Cabrera, Holland lead White Sox to 6-2 win over Indians

CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a rough start offensively, Tim Anderson is confident the lineup will produce.

Sunday was a step in that direction.

Melky Cabrera drove in a pair of runs, Derek Holland tossed six strong innings and Chicago busted out of an offensive funk for a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia each added run-scoring hits for Chicago, which had managed a total of six hits in the first two games of the series. The win snapped a three-game skid.

"We’re gonna pick it up," said Anderson, who is the White Sox shortstop. "A win like this is definitely something we can build off of."

Francisco Lindor homered for Cleveland, which had its five-game winning streak end.

Holland (2-2) allowed one run on three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out six in lowering his earned run average to 1.99.

"He was mixing up speeds, hitting his spots, coming hard in to righties," Indians left fielder Brandon Guyer said. "He had good stuff today, pretty similar to the last time we faced him."

Indians starter Danny Salazar (1-2) allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.

Following back-to-back three-hit shutouts, the White Sox broke through immediately Sunday.

Anderson led off the bottom of the first with a double and advanced to third on a single by Tyler Saladino. Cabrera then drove in Anderson with a sacrifice fly to left field to make it 1-0, snapping a 23-inning scoreless streak for Chicago. Cleveland pitchers also entered with a 23-inning scoreless streak.

Jose Abreu followed with a line-drive single and the ball scooted past right fielder Abraham Almonte — allowing Saladino to score from first base and Abreu to advance to third. Two batters later, Leury Garcia singled to drive in Abreu and make it 3-0.

"I didn’t have that great a feeling with the change-up the whole game," Salazar said. "I try to do the best I can out there. Not thinking about (the error). Abraham has made some amazing plays for me out there."

Cleveland got a run back in the fourth on a lead-off home run by Lindor.

In the top of the fifth, Austin Jackson led off with a double and Almonte followed with a walk. Both runners then advanced a base on a wild pitch. But Holland struck out three of the next four batters — working around a two-out walk to Carlos Santana to load the bases — to escape the jam. A strikeout of Lindor ended the threat.

"It was a big jam because he had some guys coming up there that could do some damage," Chicago manager Rick Renteria said.

MISCUES

The Indians entered the game with a total of seven errors on the season, but had three on Sunday in a sloppy performance.

"It makes it hard when you’re playing like that," manager Terry Francona said. "We didn’t finish some plays. We kicked around the ball a little bit."

KING OF CLEVELAND

Holland, an Ohio native, is now 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA against the Indians in his career.

"I’m not going to think anything of that," he said. "No matter what, that’s an unbelievable team over there. They’ve done some great things for the state of Ohio. I’ve got a lot of friends and family back there that’s pulling from them, except for when they’re playing me."

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Zach Putnam is listed as day-to-day after leaving Saturday’s game with soreness in the back of the elbow. "Putnam is available," Renteria said before the game. "But would I use him? Probably not." . LHP Carlos Rodon (bursitis in left biceps) and Jake Petricka (strained right lat) both returned to Chicago this weekend to be evaluated before the next phase of their rehab is determined.

UP NEXT

Indians: Following a day off, they begin a three-game home series against the Houston Astros Tuesday night with RHP Josh Tomlin (1-2, 11.68 ERA) taking on LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-0, 0.96) in the opener.

White Sox: They begin a three-game home series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night with RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-0, 2.84 ERA) facing LHP Jason Vargas (3-0, 0.44).

Holland robbery suspect found in Wisconsin jail

Holland robbery suspect found in Wisconsin jail

Jeremy Beavers

HOLLAND, MI — A man believed responsible for an August armed robber at a Dollar Tree store has been found in a Wisconsin jail.

Jeremy Beavers, 30, was located in the Rock County Jail on charges not related to the Holland case.

Beavers is suspected of walking into the Dollar Tree, 661 E. 24th St., about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, then ordering an employee to give him cash in both a front register and store office.

Police say Beavers was living in the Holland area at the time of the Dollar Tree robbery.

Beavers was transported back to Michigan and arraigned April 14 in Holland District Court on a charge of armed robbery. A judge set a $250,000 bond.

Sneak peek inside Cherry Republic’s new Holland store

Sneak peek inside Cherry Republic’s new Holland store

HOLLAND, MI — Cherry Republic is putting the final touches on its first West Michigan store.

A former women’s boutique in downtown Holland has been transformed into Cherry Republic’s distinctive interior, replete with wood furnishings and artwork playing up its Northern Michigan heritage.

There is also artwork of Holland’s iconic tulips, Dutch windmill and Big Red lighthouse.

"We like to be whimsical," said Rick Burbee. "We have a slogan of life, liberty, beaches and pies. The beaches part is just having fun, kicking back and enjoying yourself."

It’s his job to get Cherry Republic’s new stores ready for opening. Burbee is a former Sears vice president of brand development, trend forecasting/customer environments who went to work last year for the growing retailer as its senior director of marketing.

There’s been excitement since mid-December when Cherry Republic announced plans for a Holland store.

The store will have a soft opening on Friday, April 14, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting timed with the Tulip Time Festival in May. An exact day hasn’t been announced yet.

The new location, at 29 W. Eighth St., will be the sixth store for the Glen Arbor retailer, which has locations in Traverse City, Charlevoix, Ann Arbor and Frankenmuth.

While Cherry Republic sells artwork, gift cards and T-shirts, the retailer is best known for its wide range of edible products that incorporate Michigan grown cherries in some form.

"If you can put a cherry in it, we are probably doing it," said Burbee. "Our most popular things tends to be salsa, jellies and chocolate covered cherry."

The fun of visiting a Cherry Republic is sampling the assortment of jams, salsas, dips and cookies while shopping.

Three major tasting tables have been built for the Holland store, along with a tasting bar where customers can try cherry-flavored wines and sodas.

"Pretty much anything we sell, the customer can try before they buy it," Burbee said.

Among the Michigan-made products will be wooden bowls and utensils by the Holland Bowl Company.

"We’ve been working with the Holland Bowl Company for 25 years," said Burbee, nothing the bowls carry the Cherry Republic stamp on the back.

Burbee describes Cherry Republic as the ultimate gift shop, regardless of whether shoppers are buying for themselves or others. All purchases can be boxed and shipped all over the world.

Cherry Republic settled on downtown Holland for its first West Michigan store because of the tourist town’s proximity to Lake Michigan.

"This really good location popped up and was gift to us," Burbee said.

The 2,745-square-foot storefront previously housed Yeta’s Fine Fashion’s, a high-end retailer catering to plus-size fashions, that closed in the fall.

"We like to use historical buildings, which this one is," said Burbee, adding that the space’s exposed brick was appealing. The retailer added the Cherry wood look, from the floors to the furnishings.

Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Evening hour may be extended during the summer months, the company said.

Charlevoix Fire Chief Dan Thorp estimated the shop was at least a "95 percent loss" after his crew wrapped up its extinguishing efforts Saturday afternoon.

All About Holland, Michigan

All About Holland, Michigan

Today, we will talk about Holland, Michigan. Holland is a city located in the western part of the state of Michigan. Holland is situated in Ottawa County. The city of Holland is perhaps best known for its Dutch heritage, which serves as a part of the natural history identifying the city’s culture. There are many Dutch-themed attractions in Holland, Michigan, and the city is also near Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan attracts thousands of tourists annually and is a great place to check out if you’re ever in the state. Another great thing in Holland, Michigan to see is the state park Holland Harbor Light. This park is also known as Big Red, due to its red color lighthouse on the park’s grounds. It is over 250 years old and has a windmill situated at the top of it.

Holland is also known for many of its shoreline public beaches, the best-known one being Holland State Park or Tunnel Park. There are many smaller beaches along Lake Michigan that are not marked for public use. In the city of Holland, the primary shopping district is right along 8th Street in the downtown area, including JP’s Coffee, New Holland Brewing Company, and Jimmy Johns. If you’re ever in the area these are a few great places to check out. Holland, Michigan is home to some of the greatest tasting Dutch food in the state. If you have a taste for Dutch food this is a great place to check out, and in the downtown area there are lots of Dutch restaurants.

In conclusion, Holland, Michigan is a great place to visit or to live. It is rich in Dutch culture. It also has many other tourist attractions you can enjoy. Travel to Holland, Michigan. You will be sure to enjoy this city rich with culture.