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Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Launches 41st Season

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Launches 41st Season

HOLLAND - The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) opens its 41st season with a revival of Chaps! at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Opening June 15 and running throughout the summer until August 10, Chaps! is a comedic portrayal of what happens when the worlds of BBC radio and cowboy music collide. Ticket prices range from $12 through $28. Making the world premiere at HSRT 17 years ago, Chaps! will be directed by playwrights Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner.

It’s 1944 London and the BBC is preparing a special musical broadcast for the troops on the front lines of World War II. Panic sets in when a singing American cowboy troupe fails to arrive. Prim-and-proper BBC employees scramble at the last minute to grab whatever they can slap together and perform as American cowboys in front of a live studio audience.

Chaps! Revival Opens Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s 41st Season

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                        HOLLAND - The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) opens its 41st season with a revival of Chaps! at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Opening June 15 and running throughout the summer until August 10, Chaps! is a comedic portrayal of what happens when the worlds of BBC radio and cowboy music collide. Ticket prices range from $12 through $28. Making the world premiere at HSRT 17 years ago, Chaps! will be directed by playwrights Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner.

                        It’s 1944 London and the BBC is preparing a special musical broadcast for the troops on the front lines of World War II. Panic sets in when a singing American cowboy troupe fails to arrive.

Chaps! Revival Opens Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s 41st Season

News Release:

                        HOLLAND - The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) opens its 41st season with a revival of Chaps! at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Opening June 15 and running throughout the summer until August 10, Chaps! is a comedic portrayal of what happens when the worlds of BBC radio and cowboy music collide. Ticket prices range from $12 through $28. Making the world premiere at HSRT 17 years ago, Chaps! will be directed by playwrights Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner.

                        It’s 1944 London and the BBC is preparing a special musical broadcast for the troops on the front lines of World War II. Panic sets in when a singing American cowboy troupe fails to arrive.

Zingerman's customer service workshop coming to Holland

Zingerman's customer service workshop coming to Holland

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The ZingTrain is rolling into Holland this summer!  On Tuesday, June 19, the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District (PSD) will host Zingerman’s of Ann Arbor as they present a training workshop on “The Art of Giving Great Service.”   The morning-long workshop will take place at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (650 East 24th Street) beginning at 8:00 am.  While open to everyone, member businesses from the Holland Chamber and the PSD can attend at a discounted rate.

“Zingerman’s is well known for their amazing food and unique products,” said Mimi Fritz, Downtown Holland Marketing Director.  “And they have set the standard world-wide for great customer service.  We could not think of a better organization to work with for local businesses to develop individual actionplans to improve their quality of customer service.”

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Reading Takes Center Stage in Hope Summer Program

Reading Takes Center Stage in Hope Summer Program

Reading will take center stage during the silver-anniversary summer of the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) at Hope College.

Approximately 95 area elementary-age students will participate in CASA’s six-week summer session, which will feature the theme “Un Festival de Libros [A Festival of Books): CASA Celebrates 25 Years of Reading,” beginning on Monday, June 18.

“Good reading skills are essential to learning,” said Fonda Green, executive director of CASA.  “They lay the foundation for children to make their way through school and into the world of work and responsibility.  They also open up a realm of wonders by transporting us to any subject, location, or character within minutes.”

“Un Festival de Libros’ will help young CASA students to hone their reading skills through greater access to books and creative reading projects that will captivate their attention all summer,” she said.

Festival’s New Street Scrubbing Sponsor is a Perfect Match

Festival’s New Street Scrubbing Sponsor is a Perfect Match

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A new sponsor of the Tulip Time Festival scrubs the streets using technology!

The Tulip Time Festival is proud to announce that Tennant Company has signed on as a new Tulip Time Festival Sponsor of the Street Scrubbing community tradition held prior to Wednesday’s Volksparade.

Join the dance! Come see Dutch cleanliness, care for community and corporate responsibility unite on Wednesday, as Holland locals come out in traditional Dutch costumes to scrub the streets with water and brush.  Then see how Tennant Company products can bring scrubbing streets, or any other environment, into the 21st Century.

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of revolutionary cleaning equipment and technologies. With a vision to be a global leader in chemical-free cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions that are changing the way the world cleans.

DNR looking for volunteers in West Michigan

DNR looking for volunteers in West Michigan

From the Michigan Department of Resources:

Join in the effort to Go Get Outdoors and protect critical dune, prairie and forest habitats stretching from Berrien to Muskegon Counties! State recreation officials announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship activities for the month of February as part of the new Volunteer Steward program in Southwestern Michigan state parks and recreation areas.  Volunteering for these workdays is a great way to GO-Get Outdoors in many of our cherished state parks, breathe some fresh air, have fun and get a bit of exercise while enjoying beautiful scenery and precious landscapes. 

Volunteers can make a big impact by removing invasive, non-native shrubs in natural areas within state parks and recreation areas. Targeted invasive species include:  honeysuckle, autumn olive, barberry and Lombardy poplar.