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Friday Night Concert Series returns to Holland

Friday Night Concert Series returns to Holland

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The City of Holland's Department of Leisure and Cultural Services hand in hand with our sponsor Huntington Bank brings music to Kollen Park every Friday Night in the summer. With a diverse music line-up, the Bandshell comes alive along Lake Macatawa. Bring your chairs, your dinner and your dancing feet to Kollen Park and enjoy an evening of entertainment. All concerts are FREE!

Time:  6:30-8:30 PM

Check out our  lineup of performers for the 2012 season!  Click on the band's name for more information about the band. 

June 15:  Don Middlebrook & Living Soul 

June 22:  Soul'd Out Band

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Just Ask: Dealing with Back Pain

(WZZM) - Millions of people suffer from back pain any given day of the year. Anyone can have back pain, but there are some things that increase your risk according to the National Institutes of Health.

Getting older is one of them. Back pain is more common the older you get. You may first have it when you are 30 or 40 years old.

Back pain is also more common in people who are not physically fit or overweight. Too much weight can stress the back and cause pain.

Even smoking can increase your risk. Your body may not be able to get enough nutrients to the discs in your back if you smoke. Smoker's cough may also cause back pain.

Genetics and even race are factors.

Dr. Lowry from the Brain and Spine Center in Holland answers your questions about back pain in Just Ask. Click on the video link to watch the segment.

New Procedure for neck pain

(WZZM) - If you suffer from back or spinal pain, you know it can be one of the most dibilating pains, keeping you from going to your kids games or even enjoying a day at the beach.

Surgery on your spine isn't something you want to make a quick decision about.  But there is a new less invasive surgery that might be an option for you.

To talk about it is Dr. David Lowry, a neurological surgeon at the Brain and Spine Center in Holland.

Click on the video link to watch the segment. Click here to learn more about the Brain and Spine Center.

Holland man indicted for mail fraud

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A Holland man has been indicted on 13 counts of mail fraud for running a business that claimed profits from Google ads, but never generated any profit.

The indictment was handed down by a federal Grand Jury in Grand Rapids.

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Grant Supports Scholarships to Hope College for Community College Students

Grant Supports Scholarships to Hope College for Community College Students

HOLLAND – A major grant to Hope College from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide scholarship aid to community-college students who are interested in continuing their education in the sciences at Hope.

The $528,994 award is providing scholarships for a multi-year program for students who transfer to the college to complete four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  The program’s focus is on assisting students while also helping to address the national need for people prepared for STEM careers.

“Hope College STEM graduates have historically gone on to become national leaders in STEM research and education,” said Dr. Catherine Mader, professor of physics, who is one of three faculty co-principal investigators of the grant.  “This program provides opportunities for students with limited financial means to develop the skills needed to be successful STEM leaders without relying heavily on loans.”

Street Performance Series returning to downtown Holland

Street Performance Series returning to downtown Holland

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The Street Performance Series takes place in Downtown Holland every Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm this summer! During the Series, artists from all backgrounds perform free for the public, filling the streets of Downtown with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, puppeteers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and much, much more.

Young and old alike are invited to delight in the sights and sounds of the street performers. Every week is different than the week before! The 2012 Series takes place from June 10 to August 30 and features almost 30 performing artists and groups each week. The Series is free to attend, but tipping the performers is highly encouraged!

The Street Performer Series is sponsored by Gentex Corporation and supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Holland Area Arts Council.

Recycling company celebrates expansion

HOLLAND, Mich.  (WZZM) - More recycling opportunities are now coming to Holland with the expansion of a new facility.

Chef Container held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday  to celebrate its new recycling building,  which officially opened in late December. The $1.5 million addition is expected to double the amount of items recycled.

"This facility will be able to handle 1,000 to 1,200 tons a month. We anticipate over the next five years to double the size of this facility again," says Sean Steele, Owner of Chef Container.

The owner of Chef Container says the expansion will also bring 13 new jobs.