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Holland Library Book Returned 49 Years Past Due Date

Herrick District Library in Holland received a package in the mail last week. They were shocked to see that inside was a book that was checked out of the library almost 50 years ago!

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City of Holland via YouTube
City of Holland via YouTube
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Tulip Time Festival’s World Record Klomp Attempt is May 14 [Video]

Tulip Time Festival has announced their second attempt to break the world record for the largest number of people simultaneously dancing in wooden shoes!

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Tulips In Full Bloom In Toyooka
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See How City of Holland Plants 250,000 Tulip Bulbs [Video]

Tulip Time is months away, but Holland is already preparing.

See how the City of Holland Parks and Recreation Department manages to plant seven miles of tulip lanes filled with over 250,000 tulip bulbs.

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Invasive Crayfish Found Near Lake Macatawa

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently found several red swamp crayfish near a popular fishing area at Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County.

Red swamp crayfish are native to the southeastern United States and are considered an invasive species in Michigan. It is illegal to possess them alive in Michigan.

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City of Holland
City of Holland
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Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra Will Not Seek Re-Election

Today, in a letter addressed to the people of Holland, Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra announced that he will not seek re-election this November.

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West Michigan Student-Athletes Receive $1,000 Scholarships

At the Boys Basketball Finals in East Lansing on March 28, Farm Bureau Insurance awarded 32 scholarships to outstanding student-athletes.

West Michigan winners include:  Andrew James Fox of Forest Hills Central High School, Kyler Beal of Holland High School, Allison Utting of Grandville High School and Collin DeShaw of West Ottawa High School. 

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Kids' Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket
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Go Orange Day Is Friday — Wear Orange to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Friday (March 27) to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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Matt Milhouse
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Kids Tell Jokes on Stage at LaughFest 2015 [Video]

Gilda's LaughFest 2015 was filled with many hilarious moments as kids took the stage to tell jokes in Holland, Lowell and Grand Rapids.

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Minerva Studio/ThinkStock
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Earl’s Meats in Holland Recalls Turkey Lunch Meat

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reports that Earl’s Meats in Holland is recalling its turkey lunch meat because a sample has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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Gilda's LaughFest
Gilda's LaughFest
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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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Old Tulip Time Video Reminds Us of Spring [Video]

With the cold and snow we've been seeing, it's nice to take a moment to look forward to spring and warmer temperatures.

One of West Michigan's annual signs of spring is Tulip Time in Holland.

Take a minute to enjoy an old Tulip Time video and think warm temperatures.

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Creatas/ThinkStock
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Forest Hills Central, Grandville, Holland and West Ottawa Student-Athletes Win Scholarships

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Recipients include students from Grandville, Holland, West Ottawa and Forest Hills Central high schools.

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