11:22 AM Jul 21, 2011
For a 17th year, young dancers are spending two weeks at Hope College to advance their artistic talent through the International Summer School of the Cecchetti Council of America. The summer school will culminate with two concerts on Saturday - at 10:30 a.m. and noon - at the Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E. Eighth St. in downtown Holland. The public is invited to the concerts and admission is free.
3:50 PM Jul 18, 2011
Opening on Friday, July 22, in the DeWitt Main Theatre, "I Remember Mama' by John Van Druten will be headlined by two Hope Summer Repertory Theatre veterans, Susan Ericksen and Chip DuFord. One of the best-loved stories ever told of immigrants in America, this timeless play - based on the book "Mama's Bank Account' by Kathryn Forbes - became a hit play, a successful radio and TV show, and a movie.
11:02 AM Jul 7, 2011
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Children's Performance Troupe began its season June 22 with "How I Became a Pirate,' based on the children's picture book by Melinda Long. CPT continues this summer with "The Borrowers,' opening July 13. It is based on the award-winning book by Mary Norton, which later expanded into a popular children's series. The story was also adapted into a television miniseries on BBC and TNT.
6:48 PM Jul 4, 2011
A Grand Rapids woman and four others in her car are all recovering after an accident Sunday afternoon. Police officers in Holland said the 35-year-old woman's car rolled over on westbound Interstate 196 near mile marker 47 around 1 p.m. Besides the driver, a 45-year-old man, two girls ages 12 and 9, and a 14 year old boy were in the car. They were all wearing seatbelts when the crash happened. None of them suffered serious injuries. Police said they were all able to crawl out of the car after the crash.
10:23 AM Jun 29, 2011
The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's production of the award-winning musical "Return to the Forbidden Planet' by Bob Carlton will open Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Main Theatre. The musical integrates the great works of Shakespeare and music of the 1950s.
10:17 AM Jun 28, 2011
Area residents are again being warned about the dangers of swimming off Lake Michigan piers after two people were rescued off Holland's north pier on Sunday. A deputy in an Ottawa County Sheriff's Department marine patrol boat was summoned by people on the pier about 6:30 p.m. when a 13-year-old boy jumped off the pier and got in trouble with the current, OCSD Sgt. Keith Koeman said. A 20-year-old acquaintance of the boy jumped in to help, but was not a strong swimmer, and the current started to carry him away from the pier, Koeman said.
1:00 PM Jun 25, 2011
Join Dr. Patrick Fields, also known as "Dr. Chocolate,' at DeGraaf Nature Center on Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m.
2:00 PM Jun 14, 2011
Todd Whiteman, a Holland city councilman since 2009, has been named executive director of Disability Network/Lakeshore. The Holland-based disability information and advocacy organization serves Ottawa and Allegan counties. Whiteman, 38, succeeds founding executive director Ruth Stegeman, who left in December after guiding the nonprofit organization from its inception in 1992.
4:01 PM Jun 13, 2011
The Holland Symphony will play "Pops at the Piper' on Thursday. The symphony will be joined by the Holland Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist Diane Penning to bring Broadway and Hollywood to Eldean Boat Shed on Lake Macatawa, near the Piper Restaurant. Casual summer eats will be available for purchase at 6 p.m., with the Holland Jazz Orchestra playing at 7 p.m. The Holland Symphony will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
10:40 AM Jun 13, 2011
There was no controversial call to save the Lakers this time. A week after a potential game-winning home run was overturned during Spring Lake's district championship victory over Orchard View, the Lakers were on the short side of another late-game blast on Saturday afternoon.

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