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American Academy of Audiology Honors Hope College Professor

HOLLAND - Dr. David Myers of the Hope College psychology faculty has received national recognition from the American Academy of Audiology for his efforts to transform the way that America provides listening assistance to people with hearing loss.

Myers received the academy's President's Award for 2011 on Saturday, April 9, for launching the effort to "loop America," spearheading new hearing-loop technology which broadcasts public-address systems, television and telephone sounds directly to hearing aids, doubling their functionality.

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Holland In Bloom announces Bloomin’ Beautiful Best Front Yard contest and Spring Yard recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Holland in Bloom announces Bloomin' Beautiful - Best Front Yard Contest. In this competition, neighbors and friends can nominate yards to be their favorite choice for the “Bloomin’ Beautiful - Best Front Yard” in Holland. Winners will be announced via  the Holland in Bloom website (www.hollandinbloom.org) and the Holland In Bloom Facebook page on the first of June, July and August. The  nomination process will begin May 7, 2011. Nomination forms and a complete list of criteria can be found online at  www.hollandinbloom.org/competitions.html and at various downtown business locations. Deadline for nominations will be the 27th of each month. The first deadline for June nominations is May 27, 2011.

Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser

Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser

Join the Holland Museum for food, fun, and prizes at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club for our Annual Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser. Attire - festive! Derby hats appreciated. Visit hollandmuseum.org to purchase reservations and for regular updates on auction prizes and scheduled contests.

When: Saturday, May 7, 5pm – 8pm
Where: Macatawa Yacht Club

Interfaith Congregation to celebrate Earth Day

Interfaith Congregation in Holland will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 17, the Sunday before the official day, which is April 22. “We’ll read creation stories from various faith traditions and sing songs like, ‘All Things Bright And Beautiful,’” says Chaplain Bill Freeman. “Then we’ll bless children and people’s companion pets or stuffed animals.’” Earth Day began in 1970 to remind people to be aware and appreciative of the environment. Interfaith Congregation gathers on Sunday mornings at 9:30 at the Holland 7 Theater, 500 Waverly Road in Holland.

Holland In Bloom Announces Bloomin’ Beautiful Best Front Yard Contest and Spring Yard Recognition

April 12, 2011. Holland, Michigan. Holland in Bloom announces Bloomin’ Beautiful - Best Front Yard Contest. In this competition, neighbors and friends can nominate yards to be their favorite choice for the “Bloomin’ Beautiful - Best Front Yard” in Holland. Winners will be announced via the Holland in Bloom website (www.hollandinbloom.org) and the Holland In Bloom Facebook page on the first of June, July and August. The nomination process will begin May 7, 2011. Nomination forms and a complete list of criteria can be found online at www.hollandinbloom.org/competitions.html and at various downtown business locations. Deadline for nominations will be the 27th of each month. The first deadline for June nominations is May 27, 2011. 

Wristbands now available for this weekend's GrooveWalk in Holland

Wristbands now available for this weekend's GrooveWalk in Holland

Want to experience the greatest night of live music Downtown Holland has ever seen? Just purchase a wristband in advance or at the door! Your wristband gets you into all of the GrooveWalk venues.

Wristbands are just $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Advance wristbands are on sale now at the Curragh Irish Pub (73 East Eighth Street) in Downtown Holland. Wristbands will be on sale at all venues on April 16 during normal business hours and during the event. Most venues accept cash or check only at the door.

Volunteer Recruitment Party for the Tulip Time Festival

Volunteer Recruitment Party for the Tulip Time Festival

From the Tulip Time Festival:

Tuesday, April 12 5:00pm - 7:00pm Art Van Furniture in Holland, MI Come out to our first ever Volunteer Recruitment Party on April 12, 2011 from 5-7pm.

Volunteers can register to work at events throughout the festival week! Event coodinators will be on hand to answer questions and give you information about thier particular event.

Each volunteer will recieve a prize upon registration. The first 100 volunteers to sign up will be entered into the drawing for a brand new patio set donated by Art Van!

There will be food, music, entertainment, dutch dancers and much more!

Come out to register and get a "preview" of this year's Tulip Time Festival!