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Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau settles into new office

Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau settles into new office

Holland, MI - The Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently relocated to a new downtown location, 78 E. 8th Street, not far from their former office. The new office is the outcome of design and concept of several local businesses including Rick Edwards Design, Vander Meulen Builders, WorkSquared, and Herman Miller. The building is owned by Hope College.
"Our new office is a creative yet functional space that showcases one of Holland's premier furniture lines. The space includes exposed brick, hardwood floors, mahogany finishes and more," said Sally Laukitis, Executive Director of the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We're excited to share the space with area visitors and residents alike,"
Although a public open house will not be until later this fall, the Holland Area CVB is open and ready for business, with the same telephone number and fax numbers as before.

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Holland to allow teenager to sell hot dogs

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders are expected to approve a plan to allow a teenager to operate a hot dog vending cart in downtown Holland.

Mayor Kurt Dykstra Wednesday announced plans to have the city council approve the plan, which would allow Nathan Duszynski, 13, to operate the cart outside a sporting goods store across from city hall for the rest of the year.

An existing zoning ordinance does not allow food carts to compete with downtown restaurants, but members of the council Wednesday informally agreed to approve a special waiver based on a different ordinance.

Dykstra says the city is working on a permanent solution -- providing more space for vendors like Nathan at the 8th Street Marketplace.

This year, Nathan bought his hot dog cart to raise money for his college education and to help out his parents, who are disabled.

ZWHS Athletics Night August 15

ZWHS Athletics Night August 15

From: http://www.zps.org

All 2012-2013 high school athletes and parents of athletes are to attend an athletics communication night scheduled for August 15 at 7:00 PM. The event will begin with a large group session held in the main gym followed by coaches meetings for fall sports.

Car crash causes power outage

PORT SHELDON TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WZZM) - Port Sheldon Road is open again after a morning car crash that caused a power outage and road closure.

A car was headed northbound on 152nd and ran a stop sign about 5:50 am Tuesday. The car hit a truck pulling a boat that was heading westbound on Port Sheldon.

The truck then ran into a power pole and broke the pole in half, causing a power outage in the area. Consumers Energy was at the scene working to restore power.

The truck driver was not hurt. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Fog is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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Salsa Showdown coming to Holland Farmers Market this Saturday

Salsa Showdown coming to Holland Farmers Market this Saturday

From the Downtown Holland Facebook page:

There's still time to sign up to compete in this Saturday's Salsa Showdown at the Holland Farmers Market! If you think you make the best salsa around, this the event for you! Visit www.salsashowdown.org to register today.

Thousands gather to say goodbye to fallen marine

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-Thousands of supporters lined the streets of Holland Saturday for a chance to pay their respects to a Holland marine, killed in Afghanistan.

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price was laid to rest Saturday. With flags in hand, people waited along the roadside for hours to honor the marine during his final homecoming. Hundreds of motorcyclists led the funeral procession down 40th and Washington.

Carlton West, a Vietnam War veteran, was just passing through the area on his way home to Texas, when he spotted the memorial and stopped to pay tribute.

"It's wonderfully heartening to see the unity. All the people who would come out for this person and all. It was something I had to do and wanted to do," he said. "It's a wonderful town. I'm very impressed with this town."

Holland nonprofit wants to bring back blighted neighborhood

Holland nonprofit wants to bring back blighted neighborhood

By Elijah Brumback | MiBiz

HOLLAND — The effort to make communities more vibrant and connected can spur local governments to think outside of the box.

Some could argue that's what happened in June when the Holland City Council approved the acquisition of two properties under the Ottawa County tax foreclosure program. The city acquired the properties for $26,700 not for itself, but on behalf of 3sixty, a nonprofit community development organization located on the city's east side.

The commercial property located at 29 West 16th Street currently houses Petrino's Pizza, while the residential property at 448 College Avenue remains vacant.

With the help of an anonymous $25,000 donation, 3sixty put down a deposit, signed a purchase agreement and expected to close on the properties in mid-July.