11:29 AM May 31, 2011
Police said they arrested a 25-year-old Holland-area man on Sunday night for the armed robbery of a truck stop on Holland's southside that morning. The Holland Department of Public Safety responded to an armed robbery call at the Tulip City Truck Stop, 1796 M-40, at 8:40 a.m. Sunday. A clerk said a man approached her and demanded that she give him money, and the suspect implied that he had a weapon. The suspect fled from the scene on foot, police said.
11:04 AM May 27, 2011
The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's 40th season will be full of music, comedy, laughter, life lessons and sentimentality. The season begins June 17 and runs through Aug. 13 at three Holland locations: DeWitt Theatre, the Knickerbocker Theatre and the HSRT Studio Theatre.
10:44 AM May 23, 2011
A two-night beginner's class in sculpting with clay will be offered at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St., in June. The course is intended for beginning sculptors interested in learning how to recreate a likeness in clay. The instructor is Dr. Ryan Dodde, a local surgeon and artist.
10:43 AM May 23, 2011
Following a 51st season that included a stint at Carnegie Hall, the Holland Chorale is readying for its 52nd season and the possibility of welcoming new members to the group. Auditions by appointment are planned for the evening of May 31 at Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St. "Singing with the Holland Chorale has been a wonderful way to continue singing, polishing and performing an ambitious repertoire which one typically leaves behind after college,' member Timothy Pennings said. "It's an amazing group of musicians.'
4:01 PM May 20, 2011
The combined choirs of Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church and St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church will present a Hymn Festival at 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be held at St. Francis de Sales, 171 W. 13th St. in Holland. "Hymns of Hope and Harmony: Celebrating the Song of the People of God' will feature the combined choirs, which number more that 50 singers. The choirs will invite the attendees to sing new hymns to old familiar tunes.
9:51 AM May 19, 2011
Two exhibits opened this week at the Holland Area Arts Council's galleries, 150 E. Eighth St. "Slavery's Chill,' an exhibition of paintings by Jon McDonald that depicts the experience of slaves, opens in the Barbara Padnos Gallery today as part of the Holland area's Juneteenth Celebration. Amelia Hansen's "Visual Words, Recent Illustration Art' is being exhibited in the Amanda Jane Armstrong Gallery. It opened Wednesday.
8:33 AM May 18, 2011
All high school students in the Michigan 2nd Congressional District interested in serving their country through one of the service academies are invited to the informational Academy Night, tonight in Holland. The event will be hosted by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland. It will take place in the Pointe West Room at the Doubletree Hotel, 650 E. 24th St., beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
11:16 AM May 13, 2011
Firefighters were on the scene of two overlapping house fires in Holland early today. The first fire started around midnight in the 300 block of West 18th Street. The second fire started just after 1 a.m. in the 500 block of Lawndale Court. One person in each home suffered smoke inhalation, authorities said. The causes of the fires are under investigation, but fire officials said lightning from approaching storms could be to blame.
10:59 AM May 12, 2011
The Champions4Children Walk, to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Ottawa County and the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance, will be held in Holland on Saturday, May 21. It will begin at 8 a.m. at the DeVos Field House parking lot. Through this statewide walk, the Children's Advocacy Center of Ottawa County and similar centers across the state say they will increase public awareness about child abuse issues and expand people's knowledge about their services.
10:27 AM May 11, 2011
The recently renovated Holland Armory will be vibrating with the sounds of decades gone, but certainly not forgotten, on Friday, May 20. The "Eighties at the Armory' dance event will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5 at the door and open to ages 21 and older. Hair and attire from the 1980s is encouraged but not mandatory. Holland Armory is located at 16 W. Ninth St. Online: www.hollandmuseum.org/armory

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