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Salvation Army of Holland breaks ground on addition to building

Salvation Army of Holland breaks ground on addition to building

HOLLAND, MI – The Salvation Army of Holland has broken ground on a new addition to its current facility.

Members of the community came together to watch the ground breaking ceremony and celebrate a $1.5 million fundraising campaign that will sponsor the addition on Thursday, June 22 at the center location at 104 Clover Street.

"We’re very excited about this," said Major Matt Grindle. "Once completed this addition will allow us to be able to grow what we can do for the community."

The soon-to-be-constructed 20,000-square foot addition will allow for more classroom space, a gymnasium and worship center. The project is expected to cost close to $4 million in total.

"We’re adding arts and crafts area and a game room," Grindle said. "We’re going to try and keep this multi-purpose and use it for a lot of things."

The Salvation Army of Holland serves a variety of Ottawa County residents, including those struggling with long-term poverty and chronic unemployment, families in crisis or facing temporary emergencies, men, women and teens battling alcohol and drug dependency and youth searching for meaning and mentoring.

Richard Chambers, chairman of the Salvation Army of Holland’s board, said the latest completed fundraising campaign is a prime example of how his organization has thrived thanks to a large amount of Christian-based philanthropy in West Michigan.

"We’ve had a significant presence in the area for many years," Chambers said. "One of the things that is unique about the Salvation Army is we have a very clear focus on sharing Jesus Christ. We’re interested in making our services even broader now."

Construction on the addition is expected to begin before the end of the month and be completed by winter.

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Lake Michigan sunsets are focus of this $1M-plus Parade of Homes cottage

Lake Michigan sunsets are focus of this $1M-plus Parade of Homes cottage

DOUGLAS, MI – When architect Wayne Visbeen designed this Midwest shingle-style cottage, he focused on the sunset views of Lake Michigan across the street.

The wide front porch, the living room, dining areas and master suite all capitalize on the sparkling lake horizon offered from the high bluff setting at 2969 Lakeshore Drive, a dead-end street.

The front porch facing the big lake includes a full set of motorized screens that drop silently down to keep away the bugs for evening sunset gatherings.

Valued at more than $1 million, the three-bedroom house was built by Bouwkamp Builders Inc. of Holland on a lot previously occupied by an older cottage. Vintage lighting sconces from the old house were installed throughout the new house.

The home is featured on the 2017 Lakeshore Parade of Homes, which concludes today. The parade features 30 new homes, condos and landscapes in Holland, Zeeland, West Olive, Dorr, Hamilton, Fennville, Saugatuck, Allendale, Grand Haven, Nunica, and Whitehall.

Although the road separates the house from beach and lake, builder Randy Bouwkamp said it also serves to give the setting a sense of community.

The exterior was designed to replicate the old-time feel of the neighborhood with stone walls, gray shingle sidings and half-round eave troughs.

Inside, the double front doors swing open to an airy living room with a 16-foot beamed ceiling and broad windows overlooking the porch and big lake beyond. The living room includes a stone gas fireplace

Throughout the main level and upper level, Bouwkamp installed hand-scraped quarter-sawn white oak flooring with an oil finish. "There’s not a bit of carpet in this house," Bouwkamp said.

The gourmet kitchen with Wolf appliances features an island with a porcelain farmhouse sink and marble top with a honed finish that is matched on the counter-tops over the custom-built cabinets.

Behind the kitchen, there’s a powder room, wine and beverage center, and pantry that also can serve the expansive patio and outdoor kitchen behind the house. An 8-foot mahogany door next to the three-stall garage serves as the main family entrance.

The master suite embraces the lake view with a sitting room and home office that face the water. The ensuite bathroom includes heated marble floor, an over-sized soaking tub and a walk-in shower with multiple shower heads.

The second level features three bedrooms, two with their own full bathrooms. Glass doorknobs from the original house were used on the bedroom and bathroom door upstairs.

The lower level includes a family room and exercise room that could be used as a guest bedroom. There’s enough unfinished space downstairs to add more rooms for living or recreation.

In the shaded back yard, the stone patio includes a dining area, an outdoor hearth and small swimming pool, was designed and installed by Landscape Design of Holland.

Judges gave the house the top awards in the "Site Harmony" and "Lifestyle" categories for homes in the category for homes over $750,000.

Homes on the 2017 Lakeshore Parade of Homes are open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. Tickets for the parade are $15 for adults. Children 13 and under are free.

Discounted tickets are available for $12.50 at Lake Michigan Credit Union Branches in Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon and for $15 at each parade home.

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Cherry Republic plans grand opening weekend at Holland store

Cherry Republic plans grand opening weekend at Holland store

The new Cherry Republic store in downtown Holland, located at 29 W. Eighth St., plans an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16.

HOLLAND, MI — Get ready to celebrate all things cherry in West Michigan this weekend at Cherry Republic’s newest store.

Michigan’s own cherry-themed retailer is planning a grand opening of its newest store in Holland on Friday, June 16.

The new location will have a soft opening on April 14, with a grand opening timed with the Tulip Time Festival in May.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the new store, located at 29 W. Eighth St. in downtown Holland.

The grand opening marks the opening of the sixth store for the Glen Arbor-based company, which was founded in 1989 and has stores in Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Frankenmuth, Glen Arbor and Traverse City.

The Holland store, located in the former Yeta’s dress shop, features more than 200 cherry-themed products and features a wine and soda tasting bar.

"It’s a treat to be a part of all that’s happening in this part of Southwest Michigan," Cherry Republic President Bob Sutherland said. "We’re looking forward to playing a role in driving even more visitors to this area."

The new store has seen strong sales since a soft opening on April 14, according to Cherry Republic Regional Embassy Manager Katie Peugeot.

"We’ve received a really warm welcome," Peugeot said . "There’s a lot of brand recognition in Holland — 50 to 60 percent of the customers coming into the store already know and love us. It’s been a seamless transition."

Grand opening promotions at the Holland location this weekend include complimentary wine tasting, 20 percent off select products and a free gift with purchase.

Friday, June 16

Cherry pit spit contest with prizes: 11 a.m. – noon Gift box giveaways every half hour: Noon – 4 p.m. Appetizers and baked goods sampling

Saturday, June 17

Cherry pit spit contest: 11 a.m. – noon Pie-eating contest with prizes: Noon – 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

Mimosas for adults over 21 only: 9 a.m. – noon Mini ice cream sundaes for kids with Boomer the Bear: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

The complimentary wine tasting, 20 percent off select products and free gift with purchase will also be offered on Saturday only at Cherry Republic’s other locations.

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2 seriously injured in Holland crash

2 seriously injured in Holland crash

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — Two people were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon when police said a truck failed to stop at a red traffic signal.

Holland residents David Kars, 74, and Joan Haight, 76, were both transported via AMR ambulance to Holland Hospital where they remain in serious condition.

The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the intersection of northbound U.S. 31 and 8th Street in Holland Township.

Investigators from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office determined that a Tacoma pickup truck driven by Tiffany Nichols, 29, of Hesperia, was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 when it failed to stop at a red light.

Police said Nichols’ vehicle struck a westbound Volkswagen Rabbit, driven by Kars, which had a green light. The collision sent Kars’ vehicle into a westbound Lexus SUV driven by Nancy Haveman, 67, of West Olive.

Both Kars and his front-seat passenger, Haight, were pinned inside their vehicle. They were freed by the Holland Township Fire Department and transported to Holland Hospital with serious injuries.

Nichols and Haveman were not injured in the crash.

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City of Holland warns against swimming on red flag days at state beaches

City of Holland warns against swimming on red flag days at state beaches

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By Audra.Gamble / / 616-546-4275

Last summer, Vincent Green’s family members paced the sand at Holland State Park for endless hours, staying throughout the night as they waited for news from the police.

They drove from Chicago as soon as they heard Green was lost in Lake Michigan and were determined to watch the waves until Green, 14, was found. Green’s family was held in suspense for nearly a full day before his body was recovered from the water after he drowned on Aug. 31, 2016.

Green and his friend Christopher Mimis, 17, were two of the five people who died in Ottawa County waters last summer. Along with the two local teens, Holland Christian High School student Riley Hoeksema, 16, died in a boating accident in June.

After a dangerous summer last year, the city of Holland has teamed up with several law enforcement agencies and the Holland Community Aquatic Center to create a public service announcement about safe swimming conditions on Lake Michigan.

The video PSA depicts three teens going out to the beach and disregarding a “no swimming” red flag posted by the Department of Natural Resources. As a result, one of the three teens drowns.

The DNR posts one of three flag colors at all its Great Lakes state parks each day, and updates them if conditions change. If a green flag is posted, no dangerous currents or swim conditions are expected. If a yellow flag is posted, there may be waves of two to four feet with potentially hazardous conditions.

But when a red flag is posted, it is unsafe to swim at all, even in designated swimming zones. Beachgoers should stay strictly on the sand on those days.

Park supervisors can put up a red flag when there is contaminated water, whitecaps, high wind or waves three to five feet and higher. There is serious danger in the water on red flag days.

“One of the most dangerous places to be on Lake Michigan is Holland State Park when the conditions present themselves,” said Holland Coast Guard Chief Adam Smart. “As soon as I got here, the word got out to me that it’s a dangerous spot. I’ve got two kids and I’d never let them out there on a red flag day.”

The break walls at Holland State Park are part of why the area is so dangerous for swimmers, Smart said. When there is a strong northwest wind, there can be both structural current and undercurrent from the break walls if the wind hits just right. No matter how strong a swimmer someone is, rip currents and structural currents can drag anyone underwater.

The PSA video from the city of Holland is an attempt to get ahead of the upcoming summer swimming rush at the state park and educate the public about how important heeding the flag system is for safety. Lake Michigan is the deadliest of the Great Lakes, causing nearly half of all Great Lakes fatalities in 2016. Forty-six people died on Lake Michigan last year, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

“We’re looking at some of the rescues and fatalities that we’ve had, and clearly it’s middle and high school kids that aren’t adhering to the rules,” Smart said. “It’s all about making decisions that day. It’s a serious thing and the flags aren’t up just because somebody felt like it.”

That decision to get in the water is vital, especially when considering how long a person can survive underwater before drowning.

“Ten minutes is typically the time for someone to survive in the water and the response time for the Coast Guard helicopters and search vehicles is normally 15 minutes or more,” said Dave Benjamin, executive director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

At that point, the rescue efforts may need to be turned into a recovery effort for a body.

In order to make things clearer for the public, the DNR has made some changes to their flags in the last year. The flags are now larger and rectangular, rather than triangular. Green and yellow flags have four-inch lettering on them that spells out the color in order to help color-blind visitors. The red flag has a “no swimming” symbol of a person swimming with a circle and line through it.

DNR employees warn that just looking out at the water is not good enough. The flags must be observed for safety.

“Depending on wind direction, the water may look relatively calm, but you can get some tremendously dangerous currents by those break walls,” said Mike Evanoff, statewide parks and recreation safety officer for the DNR. “Anybody can get swept into deeper water. Heed that warning.

To make the PSA video, the city of Holland coordinated with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, the Park Township Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Holland Community Aquatic Center, Michigan DNR, AMR Ambulance and Ottawa County Central Dispatch.

“With all these different agencies involved, everybody wanted to do something to make that high number of drownings from last year be zero this year,” said Marianne Manderfield, public information coordinator for the city.

In addition to heeding the flag color system, law enforcement encourages parents to put young children in life jackets and be aware of changing weather conditions. If caught in a rip current, swimmers should swim parallel to the beach until they are free from the current, then immediately swim to shore. As soon as someone appears to be struggling in the water, emergency personnel should be contacted. In water rescues, every second counts.

“This is a proactive approach to getting the word out,” Smart said. “Holland is a great spot, it’s one of the best beaches around, but when that red flag is out, it’s a serious thing.

“We have a duty as a community to keep people safe.”

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Lake Michigan may be too cold for dip

Lake Michigan may be too cold for dip

Holland — A holiday weekend swim? Authorities say Lake Michigan appears to be too cold.

WOOD-TV reports that the water temperature Friday at Holland State Park was 52 degrees. Terry Boersen of the Ottawa County sheriff’s office says swimmers might last 10 minutes.

He says the cold water is “going to grip you.”

The U.S. Coast Guard also isn’t recommending a Lake Michigan dip. Joshua Sanders of the Coast Guard station in Holland says hypothermia can “set in extremely fast.”

He says swimmers or kayakers who can’t resist the water should wear a protective suit.

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Class of 2017 prepares to graduate from Holland-area schools

Class of 2017 prepares to graduate from Holland-area schools, (616) 546-4231

After 13 years of school — or sometimes a little bit longer — hundreds of Holland-area students are about to earn their high school diploma.

From West Ottawa’s large class of around 500 to a class of 19 at iCademy Global, there will be plenty of celebrations for the next couple of weeks. Graduations for the class of 2017 start on Tuesday, May 23, with Holland Christian and conclude June 8 with West Ottawa’s Dunes Alternative High School.

Graduation comes just after the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information released data showing that about 61.5 percent of 2016 graduates from Michigan public high schools enrolled in college within six months of graduation, the lowest in six years. Nationally, 69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates were enrolled in college last fall. It remains to be seen if the class of 2017 will continue or reverse that trend.

Holland Christian

Holland Christian’s commencement will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at Central Wesleyan Church, 446 W. 40th St. in Holland. Holland Christian’s graduating class size tends to be around 200.

More than 90 percent of Holland Christian graduates go on to college or other advanced education opportunities. In recent years, Holland Christian grads have pursued college education all over the country, from Michigan schools like Calvin College, Cornerstone University and Central Michigan University to schools in other states like the University of Chicago, Indiana University and the University of New York.


Fennville High School’s commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Fennville High Shool, 4 S. Memorial Dr. Fennville’s graduating class this year is 103, and 63 of them will be first-generation college students this fall. The class earned a combined $700,040 in scholarships, $127,640 of which came from local scholarships like the Fennville Education Foundation.

Last year, 60.9 percent of Fennville grads were enrolled in college six months after graduation. According to data from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information, the most popular college choices for Fennville students are Lake Michigan College, Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and Albion College.


Hamilton High School’s commencement will be held at 7 pm. on Thursday, May 25, at Hamilton High School, 4911 136th Ave. Hamilton will be graduating 180 students this year. The alternative high school Pioneer Tech will be graduating 25, the largest class yet for the seven-year-old school.

About 57 percent of Hamilton grads were enrolled in college six months after graduation last year. Hamilton grads tend to choose GRCC, Davenport University, GVSU, Ferris State University and Baker College.


Saugatuck High School’s commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Saugatuck High School, 401 Elizabeth St.

Saugatuck has the highest graduation rate of Holland-area schools, hitting 96 percent last year. Within six months after graduation, 49 percent of them were enrolled in college.

Saugatuck students tend to favor GVSU, GRCC, Northern Michigan University and CMU. Last year’s class had a few students venturing out of state to Colorado Mountain College, Trine University and Fort Lewis.

West Ottawa

West Ottawa High School’s commencement will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at West Ottawa High School’s north campus, 3685 Butternut Drive in Holland. The commencement for the district’s Dunes Alternative High School will follow at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at West Ottawa’s south campus, 3600 152nd Ave.

West Ottawa graduating classes are the largest in the area, with an average of 500 and hitting a record 580 with the class of 2015. West Ottawa also boasts a high number of first-generation college students, with 180 in last year’s graduating class.

Last year, 57.9 percent of grads overall were enrolled in college within six months, with 61.1 percent from the high school and 6.5 percent from Dunes. West Ottawa students tend to choose GRCC, GVSU, Michigan State University, Hope College and WMU.


Holland High School’s commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at DeVos Fieldhouse, 222 Fairbanks Ave. Holland VR Tech will graduate the following week on Monday, June 5, at Ridgepoint Community Church, 340 104th Ave.

This year’s Holland High class consists of 229 graduates, and 71 of them are first-generation college students. The class has earned a combined $280,038 in scholarships and garnered about $3.8 million in financial aid.

The class also includes 36 graduates of Holland Early College. After graduation, 19 students in the senior class at Holland Early College will continue their journey into a 13th year, finishing their college coursework and graduating from Muskegon Community College next year with their associate’s degree.

“These 19 students have successfully completed 568 college credits (collectively) in just the past two years — with a cumulative 3.1 college GPA — in addition to completing their high school graduation requirements, all the while balancing part time jobs, sports, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and family obligations,” Early college director Andrea Mehall said. “Five of these 19 have cumulative college GPAs above a 3.6. We’re very proud.”

Last year, 48.3 percent of grads overall were enrolled in college within six months, with 54.1 percent from the high school and 3.3 percent from VR Tech. The most popular college choices for Holland Public students are GRCC, GVSU, Hope College, MSU and the University of Michigan.

Zeeland West

Zeeland West High School’s commencement will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at Zeeland Stadium, 9990 Riley St. in Zeeland. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the ZWHS gym at 3390 100th Ave.

This year’s class has 193 graduates, and 16 have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Last year, 61.4 percent of Zeeland West gradss were enrolled in college in six months. Zeeland West students favor GRCC, GVSU, Ferris State, Hope and WMU.

Calvary Schools of Holland

Calvary Schools of Holland’s commencement will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at Calvary Baptist Church, 517 32nd St. in Holland. Calvary Schools of Holland graduating classes tend to be between 20 to 30 students.

More than 90 percent of the graduates go on to college to places like GRCC, GVSU, Hope, Spring Arbor University, Indiana Wesleyan University and Cedarville University.

Zeeland East

Zeeland East High School’s commenecement will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at Zeeland Stadium. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the ZEHS gym at 3333 96th Ave.

This year’s class has 216 graduates, and 25 have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Last year, 73.6 percent of Zeeland East were enrolled in college in six months. Zeeland East students gravitate towards GVSU, GRCC, Cornerstone University, Hope and Ferris State.

Black River

Black River Public School’s commencement will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road in Holland.

In order to graduate, Black River students must be accepted by a four-year college or university. The class of 2017 will have plenty of help paying for that college education: Black River head of school Shannon Brunink said the class of 76 students has earned a combined $6.4 million in scholarships.

Last year, 82.2 percent of grads were enrolled in college within six months. Black River students tend to attend GVSU, Hope, GRCC, MSU, Ferris State and U-M.

iCademy Global

ICademy Global will graduate its fourth class at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 5, at City on a Hill, 100 Pine St. in Zeeland. Of the 19 students graduating, six of them are graduating early.

Last year, 46.2 percent of graduates were enrolled in college in six months. Fitting with their independent nature, iCademy Global students tend to have a varied college track. Last year saw grads attend Spring Arbor University, GVSU, Indiana Wesleyan University at Marion, Alma College, Casper College and Grace College.

— Follow this reporeter on Twitter @SentinelErin.

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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:

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.

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 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.


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

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