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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.

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.

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Three West Michigan industrial companies are looking for more workers.

Staffing Inc., is working with Reeves Plastics, CTC and Plascore to hold three job fairs to hire additional employees.  On-site interviews will be available for applicants. 

Reeves Plastics is looking for general labor employees, assembly workers and packing and plastic mold operators.  The Coopersville company’s job fair will take place at the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce, 198 East Street, on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interested applicants who cannot attend should call (616) 451-0511.

My Town: Hope College students to present creative and research projects on April 11

My Town: Hope College students to present creative and research projects on April 11

HOLLAND, Mich.– What does designing a tetrahedral robot,  the effect of Facebook on happiness and self-esteem, the effect of music tempo on cycling performance, and Louis XIV all have in common?

They're all original research topics by students of Hope College.

These research projects will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance at Hope College on Friday, April 11, from 2:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.The public is invited.  Admission is free.

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Students from Aquinas College, Hope College and Grand Valley State University will hit a high note Sunday, April 6 with Opera Grand Rapids' Collegiate Vocal Competition.

The event begins at 7 p.m. inside the Betty Van Andel Opera Center, located at 1320 E. Fulton in Grand Rapids. Guests can also listen to the Second Division winners from Western Michigan University and Hope College.

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Hundreds of high school and college students filled downtown Grand Rapids this past weekend for the Young America’s Foundation spring conference.

Organizers say more than 200 students took part in the two-day conference at the Amway Grand Plaza.  Students heard from Congressman Bill Huizenga, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Bay Buchanan, who covered a variety of topics, including free enterprise, national defense and traditional values.

My Town: Workshops for more pedestrian-friendly communities April 21-25

My Town: Workshops for more pedestrian-friendly communities April 21-25

 

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking for community members interested in making their neighborhood a more pleasant place to walk.

MDOT will be holding a series of walkability reviews designed to help community officials, business owners and residents learn about the benefits that come with a safe and attractive walking environment.  Pedestrian planning experts from Toole Design Group will lead the each event.  To register, email the contact below no later than Friday, April 4.

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Monday, April 21

Cascade Township