West Michigan News

July 29, 2010
A walk-in wine cellar greets diners as soon as they walk through the doors of Theodore's, but the aroma of gourmet dishes for vegans and meat-lovers alike is what beckons them in to enjoy an intimate dining experience.

Category: Entertainment, Food, Holland, Innovation, WestMichigan

April 22, 2010
After 12 years at 24 E. 8th St. in Holland, the location for Kilwin's just wasn't working anymore. The confectioner was sandwiched between retail shops that closed early, greatly reducing customer traffic during the evening hours. And there wasn't enough room for the coffee shop that owners Darl and Judy Dalman wanted to add for Kilwin's new line of cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate.

Category: Community, Food, Holland, WestMichigan

October 15, 2009
Soccer at Hope College got a boost this fall with the completion of Van Andel Soccer Stadium in September. The facility was finished three weeks ahead of schedule and the men's soccer team won the stadium's inaugural game on September 29.  

Category: Design, Education, Holland, Innovation, Sports&Recreation, WestMichigan

December 11, 2008

Thanks to Michigan’s new renewable energy portfolio standard, Michigan nonprofits, businesses and residents who install clean energy devices could generate some unexpected income by selling renewable energy certificates (RECs).



Category: AlternativeEnergy, Community, Holland, Sustainability, WestMichigan

November 13, 2008

Fifteen years ago, when Jack Groot founded JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar in downtown Holland, coffee shops weren’t on every corner in every town, and they didn’t have the aura of “cool” they have now. Groot had a vision to serve great coffee and baked goods, and his entrepreneurial ideas didn’t stop there.


Category: Community, Entrepreneurship, Food, Holland, Innovation, Technology, WestMichigan
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