12:23 PM Oct 11, 2011
The airport serving the Michigan city known for its annual Tulip Time Festival is shedding its floral name. The Holland Sentinel reported the governing board for what was known as Tulip City Airport in Holland on Monday approved the change to West Michigan Regional Airport. The board made the new name effective immediately, but the Federal Aviation Administration also needs to make the change official.
11:16 AM Oct 10, 2011
Even after more than 40 years on the Hope College art faculty, Bruce McCombs finds new ways to see the campus - not only the latest additions, but familiar landmarks as well. McCombs' perspective will be shared in "Hope College Architecture: An Exhibition of Watercolors,' which will open in the gallery of the college's De Pree Art Center on Friday, Oct. 14.
4:00 PM Oct 8, 2011
The Newsboys, a Grammy Award-nominated and five-time Dove Award-winning Christian pop rock band, will bring their winter tour to Holland's Central Wesleyan Church early next year. Tickets for the "God's Not Dead Tour' concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 are on sale now. Ticket prices range from $20 to $35. Tickets are available at all StarTicket outlets, online at www.startickets.com and by phone at 1-800-585-3737.
12:22 AM Oct 8, 2011
The Hope College Great Performance Series will present the Enso String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Recognition of the award-winning young ensemble has included a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance. Shortly after the group's inception at Yale University in 1999, Enso had success at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and the quartet has consistently received high praise for performances ever since.
10:30 AM Oct 7, 2011
Hope College Theatre will present "Marion Bridge' by Daniel MacIvor on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15; and Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 19-22, in the DeWitt Center studio theater. Performances are at 8 p.m.
10:29 AM Oct 7, 2011
Adam Clark of the Hope College music faculty will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited and admission is free.
9:42 AM Oct 7, 2011
Police said the pilot of a single-engine plane was killed when his aircraft crashed near the runway at Tulip City Airport on Thursday night. The crash happened on the northeast end of the airport around 6:45 p.m. Police have not released the name of the pilot, as they were still trying to notify his family members. The Holland Sentinel reported on its website that the pilot was a 60-year-old Gobles man who was practicing "touch-and-go landings' at the Holland airport; and he was the only occupant of the experimental, home-built plane.
6:00 PM Oct 4, 2011
The Hope College Standards Ensemble, Mainstream Ensemble and Jazz Arts Collective will present "Jazz Night at the Knickerbocker' on Thursday night. It will be held at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free.
12:00 PM Oct 3, 2011
Two Grand Rapids-area men were taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia after their fishing boat swamped in Lake Macatawa and they had to swim to shore, said Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. Terrance Mullenix, 39, of Wyoming; and Brett James, 32, of Grand Rapids, went fishing in a 16-foot fiberglass boat about 5 p.m. Friday, Garvelink said. The boat started taking on water when the men were about 200 yards south of the Anchorage Marina on the north side of the lake.
6:00 PM Sep 30, 2011
A major research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to Dr. Graham Peaslee of the Hope College chemistry faculty will be used to support a project aimed at recycling at the atomic level. Peaslee is leading an effort to develop a system for collecting left-over radioisotopes generated through the use of large particle accelerators. He noted that the material, which currently goes to waste, could then be put to a variety of uses depending on the type collected - from cancer treatments to detecting illicit nuclear activity abroad.

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