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Historic windmill gets a new turn


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - After several months of repairs and general sprucing up, the DeZwaan Windmill is open for business.

Windmill Island Gardens opened to the public at 9 am this morning to celebrate the dedication and open house of the newly renovated DeZwaan Windmill - a popular landmark that has been in place for decades.

Admission is free all day Saturday, as the park staff invites the public to tour the grounds and see the windmill in action.


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My Town Holland: Community celebrates completed renovations to landmark April 19

My Town Holland: Community celebrates completed renovations to landmark April 19

HOLLAND, Mich.—The City of Holland will have more than Easter to celebrate this weekend.

Saturday, the city will hold a “Turning of the Blades” dedication and open house to celebrate the completion of extensive repairs to the 250-year-old DeZwaan Windmill.  The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by the second annual Run of the Mill 5K run/walk.

The $2.1 million restoration project began two years ago when workers found rotted beams while renovating the windmill’s observation deck.  The Michigan Economic Development Commission awarded the city a $375,000 grant to help pay for the work.  Holland City and Holland Township will also contribute another $600,000 over the next six years, in addition to donations collected during a windmill fundraising campaign.

Windmill Island Gardens will be open free of charge on April 19 so all community members can see the windmill in operation and tour the grounds.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings


(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here! If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.



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Holland-Grand Haven named healthiest in U.S.


Holland (WZZM) - We have told you that a West Michigan county is the healthiest in the state, but now two of the cities in that area have been named the healthiest in the entire country.

The Holland-Grand Haven area was named the healthiest place in the nation according to 24/7 Wall Street. The area scored 80.9 on a physical health index with the 44th lowest obesity rate in the nation and 37th lowest poverty rate.

Despite the ranking, the study found Holland area residents exercised less than the majority of Americans and were less likely to eat healthy all day.

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My Town Holland: Governor Snyder to visit Tulip Time 2014

My Town Holland: Governor Snyder to visit Tulip Time 2014

HOLLAND, Mich.—Governor Snyder is planning a return trip to Tulip Time this year.

The governor is expected to deliver the keynote address during the Tulip Time Festival Luncheon on May 7.   Netherlands Ambassador Rudolf Bekink is also expected to speak at the event, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeVos Fieldhouse.  Mayor Kurt Dykstra will emcee the event.

Tickets are $40 per person and available online or by calling the Tulip Time Festival office at (616) 396-4221.

Tulip Time will run May 3 through May 10.  For additional event information, visit the Tulip Time website.

Four Hope College students and alumni receive NSF Program recognition

Four Hope College students and alumni receive NSF Program recognition

HOLLAND – A total of four Hope College graduating seniors or recent graduates have received recognition through the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship program of the National Science Foundation.

Senior Caitlin Ploch of Redford received a fellowship through the program. In addition, 2013 graduate James Bour and 2012 graduate Hilary Bultman also received fellowships, and 2013 graduate Meagan Elinski received an honorable mention.  Bour and Bultman had each received honorable mentions last year.

Hope students or graduates have received fellowships or honorable mentions through the program every year for more than 20 years, and this is the seventh consecutive year that multiple graduating seniors or recent alumni have been recognized.  The NSF awarded 2,000 of the fellowships nationwide this year.

My Town Holland: Hudsonville Ice Cream introduces new seasonal flavor

My Town Holland: Hudsonville Ice Cream introduces new seasonal flavor

HOLLAND, Mich.— Hudsonville Ice Cream’s new summer flavor is paying homage to a hot spot in Michigan.

The Holland-based ice cream producer’s new seasonal product is Grand Hotel Pecan Ball, inspired by the famous dessert of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  The ice cream features fudge and pecans swirled into Hudsonville Ice Cream’s original vanilla ice cream.  The new flavor will grace grocery store freezers just in time for the Grand Hotel’s summer opening.

Hudsonville Ice Cream teamed up with the Grand Hotel last year to open Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor.  Hudsonville Ice cream is the exclusive ice cream sold at the Grand Hotel and its five restaurants on the island.

Hudsonville Ice Cream began churning up its sweet treats for the Midwest in Holland more than 80 years ago.