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SHOREWEST | vol. 8 no.3 Publisher: Tommy DeVries Editor: Alicia DeVries Contributing Writers: Amy Alderink Alicia DeVries Elizabeth Morales Skip Nagelvoort Contributing Photography: Alicia DeVries Holland Newcomers Country Winds Farm, LLC A publication printed six times annually: Winter, Spring, Summer-Kickoff, Mid-Summer, Fall and Holiday Welcome to Urban St. ShoreWest! A bi-monthly publication providing the what, when, and where to residents and visitors of the lakeshore communities of Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Saugatuck and Douglas. ShoreWest is delivered to over 350 area drop points (retailers, medical offices, salons/spas, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s, etc.). Please visit our website at to learn more about us. Contact Information: P.O. Box 1346, Holland, MI 49422 ph. 616-283-8258 e-mail Copyright Š MMXIII Four Color, Inc. Urban St. ShoreWest is published six times annually by Four Color Inc. In keeping with good publishing standards, Urban St. ShoreWest makes every effort to provide accurate information, however, publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions found therein. For advertising information contact: Tommy DeVries @ 616-283-8247.

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Pay It Forward! Inspire Others and Be Inspired

by Amy Alderink “Pay it forward,” the concept of asking the beneficiary of a good deed to repay it to others, instead of to the original giver, has received a lot of attention over the last few decades. In the year 2000, the movie “Pay it Forward” warmed many hearts when the young boy played by Haley Joel Osment started a movement in his town that had far-reaching tentacles of kindness. In 2006, Oprah’s star power brought the concept to the forefront when she gave more than 300 audience members $1,000 and a challenge to pay it forward within one week. The participants were armed with video cameras to document their good deeds and were soon making headlines across the nation. Just a few months ago, Ann Curry started a wave of awareness and kindness with a seemingly simple tweet after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting: “Imagine if we all committed 20 acts of kindness to honor the lost children of Newtown.” The number has been increased to 26 to include the faculty who died at Sandy Hook Elementary and is now a viral effort entitled “26 Acts of Kindness.” Of course, in West Michigan, we are kind and giving people to begin with, but this concept of encouraging recipients of random good deeds to pay it forward has been embraced more formally at a local level by many


of our lakeshore communities. In fact, Holland developed the concept with branding, a website, and other promotions. For Holland, it began in 2010 after making national headlines when named the Second Happiest City in the United States by the Gallup Poll. According to the Pay it Forward Holland website, this is what happened from there: “This recognition piqued the interest of journalist, Diane Sawyer: “How can a small town, in a state known for its high unemployment rate and nasty winters, beat out so many other cities in the happiness department?” So she - and her cameras - visited our mayor, toured the city, sat down with locals and found the answer.

Ramona Scott, from Brooklyn, New York, watched Diane’s report on the evening news and was so impressed with the way our community expressed contentment in the face of hardship that she sent our mayor a $250 check instructing him to distribute it in increments of $25 to those who could use a boost in difficult times. Ms. Scott’s generosity inspired the citizens of Holland, who began sending checks to augment the Ramona L. Scott Fund, and who eventually created Pay It Forward Holland.” The City of Holland launched a website, www., explaining the concept and allowing people from all over the world to track their chain of kindnesses. By requesting a card, the user immediately downloads a card or request cards to be mailed. Each card carries a unique identifying number that can be tracked as it is passed along with its act of kindness. This allows users to track the journey of their cards. At last year’s TEDxMacatawa event in Holland, City Council member Nancy DeBoer described one journey a card had taken through West Michigan, Florida, Texas, Mexico and Europe. Ms. DeBoer’s TED talk can be viewed on YouTube (enter key words TEDxMacatawa Pay it Forward).

In today’s world, there is an “app for that” to make acts of kindness even easier. Conpoto (a name derived from the Latin meaning “drink together”) touts itself as the new way to send a friend a drink, coffee or other food item spiff. A recent start-up and Holland-based company, Conpoto allows people to send others a drink or food item that can be redeemed at a local establishment. In addition to friends gifting friends, Conpoto has been popular with companies seeking to reward their staff. According to founder Matt Lepard, companies have utilized Conpoto because of its ease of use and the fact that the gifting company only pays for the gifts that are redeemed so there is little financial outlay for purchasing tons of gift certificates that may or may not be redeemed. Conpoto is available through their website, mobile devices and via a free app for your smartphone. Of course, we can all think of hundreds of ideas for acts of kindness; from allowing someone to cut in front of you in a line, to paying for the order behind you in the drive through lane (I was the recipient of this and it made my day). The key to the concept of “Pay it Forward” is inspiring others and being inspired to keep the chain of kindness going. Don’t be the weak link. SW



GOAT’S MILK A GREAT THING! Country Winds Farm, Zeeland

By Alicia DeVries Goat milk is the number one drink in the world. And although it is not as popular in America as the rest of the world, the goat industry within the U.S. is growing, both in inventory and markets for goat products. The changing demographics of the U.S. population and the familiarity with goats that many different cultures have are credited with this increasing demand for goat products. Goat cheese is becoming more present on menus at finer restaurants and at grocery stores. The most popular goat cheese is Chevre. “Chevre” is French and means "made with goat's milk." Raw goat milk has also gained popularity as a health product. According to an article posted at Michigan State University Extension, Michigan currently has


over 1000 reported milk goat operations. One of these farmsteads is located in Zeeland, owned by John and Mary Windemuller. This is their story. THE STORY: Not a happy beginning, as the story begins with the entire family in the car, a drunk driver blowing through a stop sign at high speeds and hitting the Windemuller's vehicle. Mary took the brunt of the impact and was in very rough shape. Not only having a body full of broken bones, she developed head tremors and shakes. Not long after the accident and still in recovery, Mary received another blow: cancer. After consulting with many doctors in Michigan, she visited the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The doctors at the clinic named her cancer the 'Mary Windemuller' disease because they couldn't give her an answer. The doctors wanted her to stay at the clinic for a year so further testing could be done. At that time, John and Mary's two daughters were ages 10 and 12. Living in Minnesota for a year was not in their best interest and they returned home. Dwindling down the animals on their hobby farm to


John and Mary Windemuller

only a few was a must. The girls had their choice of what to keep and chose goats, wanting to do 4-H. A few new chickens were added also. Mary, now 98 pounds, her long blonde hair falling out because of newly started chemo, was able to use a walker to slowly get around. She still had terrible head tremors and shaking. It was very serious. Strange as it may seem, after a few months, the chickens seemed to be having head tremors and were looking, well, a bit like Mary herself. John tried everything under the sun to help these chickens but they were dying. John started searching the internet and noticed a suggestion to feed the sick chickens raw goat milk. At that time, the milk from the goats was just being wasted and thrown on the ground. With milk readily available, he gave it a try. Amazingly, the chickens got better. Noticing this change in the chickens, they thought maybe it would help Mary, too. It did. Then, John and the girls started drinking it. John's acid reflux of many years (almost lifetime) went away, while the daughters no longer had colds, flu, viruses, eczema, asthma, and ear infections. The news spread. Family and friends wanted to give the goat milk a try. The Windemullers started to make the correlation that food does matter. People do not understand the healing properties of food and the difference of milk. “We are what we eat,” say John and Mary. The wheat and corn


we obtain in our diets today are not the same as what grandma had in her diet. Most of the corn and wheat found in products we eat are genetically modified. “The grocery store is filled, aisle after aisle with products that are not real food,” says Mary. Today, they have about 100 goats, 150 raw goat milk customers and many testimonies of people getting better by including goat milk in their diet. Mary says that doctors do not always have answers. Her advise is to keep seeking... don't always just assume pills will cure. This farmstead is recommended by doctors in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Grand Haven. GOAT MILK: All milk contains certain levels of lactose which is also known as "milk sugar." Goat milk contains about 10% less lactose than cow's milk and therefore is easier to digest for those suffering from lactose intolerance. Goat milk will digest more quickly than cow's milk. Did you know that about 75% of a human's immune system is in the gut? The gut needs to stay healthy! Goat milk is good for the gut. Note: Goat’s milk does have the same risks as cow’s milk when unpasteurized. Many people are willing to trade the high benefits for the low possibilities of risks. The Windemullers are conscientious about how to milk the goats to ensure they have safe, clean milk for their customers. KEFIR: Another drink is Kefir, for probiotics. It is made using kefir grains. The method to making kefir

is basically letting raw milk sit in a clean jar in a kitchen cupboard with grains resting in the milk. The next morning the raw milk will be fermented and called kefir (and can be strained and refrigerated at this time). The grains continue to grow in more fresh raw milk. This can be a daily process. These kefir grains contain beneficial types of bacteria. Bacteria is not all bad and a balance is needed. During fermentation in the milk, these microorganisms produce lactic acid and antibiotic substances that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the milk, and also later in the intestinal tract of the person who drinks the kefir. Kefir can taste quite tangy, a bit rough but drinking it can keep you healthy. Real kefir grains last forever and will grow and provide all the kefir needed for a lifetime! The grains can be shared, like friendship bread. These grains are edible. The grains are a gelatin-like, white or cream-colored substance. To the touch, they are firm and rubbery, with a slightly slimy coating. As they multiply, which they do very rapidly, they form an irregularly shaped mass that very closely resembles cauliflower. Mary said it is a possibility, no one knows for sure, but the grains could be as old as the days of Noah. The kefir you buy at the grocery store is not alive like the kefir that Mary has in her kitchen. There is a difference. CHEESE: Goat milk is excellent for cheese production. The cheeses that are made on the Windemuller farmstead include Chevre, flavored Chevre, Crottin,

Feta, and Camembert. Harvest Health sells these cheeses. You can also find the products at the Farmers Markets. Cherry Capital Foods, LLC also distributes them. Mary sells to many foreigners at the Farmers Market, whether they are local, or just visiting. Goats are known world wide. People of many nationalities will seek Country Winds at the market for the goat milk products because this is what they are used to. Mary works hard to have fair prices to sell her cheese, which is made locally. Interestingly, imported goat cheese is cheaper in



America than what Mary can sell hers for, because other countries are subsidized. FARMSTEAD: Country Winds Farm is a goat operation with a brand new Grade A dairy parlor and creamery in 2012. The dairy farm, creamery, and goat share operation has been family owned and operated since 1997. Goat shares are sold. The animals are fed their own organically and naturally raised alfalfa. That is their main diet. The animals are not treated with any drugs, hormones, or antibiotics. Many modern day farmers do not care about the nutrients

that are in the soil. Soils are being depleted of nutrients. America has imbalance all over. The Windemuller's say there are no guarantees, but with some care from the ground that the grass grows and the grass that the goats eat, to the dairy products that the goat milk provides, a buffer can be made by taking the time to do things right. The animals at the farm fertilize the soil and with rotating pastures for grazing, it is an eco-friendly system that keeps everything happy and sustained. John and Mary know the 100 goats by name. And the goats in-turn know them too! As for this business, it has always been word of mouth and story after story. A scripture Mary likes to quote is Proverbs 27:27... “You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.” WHAT IS A GOAT SHARE? It is illegal to sell raw milk in the state of Michigan, but it is legal to drink the milk from your own animal. You purchase a goat and then you board the animal on their farm. The board pays for the feeding, watering, sheltering, handling of goat and milk, and milking of the goat. You then go to the farm to pick up your milk. Healthy goat milk comes from healthy goats that eat in healthy pastures from healthy grounds. John and Mary say that goat milk is a great thing...not a cure for all, but a great thing. To obtain more information visit www.countrywindsfarmllc.webs. com, 616.875.8732. SW

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Hide & Seek A Cache! Treasure hunting is alive in West Michigan

By Skip Nagelvoort It is called Geocaching and it’s hot! Pronounced Geo- cashing, this less known activity is actually very wellknown in some circles, resulting in a large number of participants. While you may not have heard about it or don’t know what it means, you are probably surrounded by these treasure caches. For instance, I punched in my zip code in the national web site and the computer produced 549 hidden caches within 20 miles of my house. It sure surprised

me. Michigan Geocaching (www.mi-geocaching. org) lists 2,710 member geocachers in the state, and reported more than 200 caches. The leading geocacher on this sitet has 32,673 reported finds. Geocaching really got started in 2002, when NASA loosened the satellite constraints on the accuracy of the GPS devices available for widespread consumer use. With increased accuracy readily available to within a three foot area, it became far more reasonable to use these portable hand-held devices for locating more specific coordinates, thus the growth in high tech treasure hunts. With considerable foresight, the Groundspeak group in California established the Geocaching website as a free service to be a central location for the coordinates of caches hidden around the world. They have a premium service for additional levels of benefits and information and they sell a smart phone app for $9.99. It is very helpful. Logging on to the Geocaching free service, I


selected two hidden caches that are registered in my zip code. The information I received included the GPS coordinates, a series of ratings on difficulty, intensity of terrain and physical size of the cache. There is a general description of the location and a series of additional hints. For the basic search, the hints are straight forward and include coded additional hints with the decoder also shown to make the process an adventure. The degrees of difficulty of these hunts are rated from one to five, with five being the most difficult. The hints are a treat in themselves; sometimes in the form of a riddle that can only be

solved by being at the location and interpreting the riddle from the characteristics of the physical location. This is a wonderful exercise in group process and decision making. Sometimes the hunters make small contributions to the caches in trade for another item or just for others to take. There may be an assortment of items, such as coins or anything small; a potluck of items really could be found in a cache. But basic to all is a pencil and log-in register. The register is for people to sign and date when they were there. Some jargon and acronyms may be used in the process, and a brief review of the glossary listed on will be helpful.

best done in groups. As stated earlier, there are five levels of play. And the use of low-end technology like a GPS can be a learning experience for everyone with wide application beyond just the hunt. The fun is in the exploration of terrain with a purpose, but learning is clearly a part of this aspect of the trek. The real game piece is the solving of the hints and following the clues to move from “ground zero� to the actual hidden cache. So it is clear that this is easily an entertaining family or group experience. It is also a powerful team building exercise for organizational use. It is an opportunity for people to display a variety of gifts and emotions in an outdoor problem solving environment. There can be

The treasure hunt is primarily outdoors, taking the players into a variety of terrain. Many public parks and nature preserves are targets for these hidden caches. It is also a reason for some commitment to proper behavior so that the natural environment is not left holding a series of abandoned caches, or disturbed in the process. There is a generally accepted code of ethical behavior that is listed on the established geocaching web sites. Most of the players are committed to the protection of habitat, with an interest in learning more about the out-of-doors. Part of the appeal of geocaching for me is its inherent simplicity. The components of geocaching include some hardware, a map, and the cache or treasure box. A GPS, or a smart phone enabled with a GPS app and an app for selecting the hunt, is needed to find the initial location by the coordinates. The coordinates of the map come from an inquiry to a geocaching source such as or from the person or group who set up the hunt. Finally, there is the entertaining exercise of solving the clues or hints to find the treasure. Who should play? This adventure in high tech treasure hunting really has a place for everyone. I believe this is

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SHORESTYLE competition in this hunt among the hunters, but in my opinion, the greatest benefit comes from working together to find the cache; there is a lot to learn and enjoy in the process. What kind of variety in the hunts? The range of options for this experience is limited only by imagination for application. Specialty hunts can be designed for a particular group. Instead of a buried cache, the treasure can be an object, natural or man-made, that can be identified and the clues solved. Teams can be formed and play against each other. There are virtual hunts where locations are found, clues followed and places identified around the world. There can be multiple caches with clues from cache to cache.

Where do we start? Go online to and start there. If you need assistance and want some instruction, the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation department is offering a free introductory class on February 23 at Hemlock Crossing Nature Center ( 616.786.4847). Kristen Hintz will be leading this class. If you are interested in specialty designed group treasure hunts and to rent GPS units for the hunt contact Kayak-Kayak ( for further information. CACHE: A shortened version of the word geocache.


FTF: First To Find. An acronym written by geocachers in physical cache logbooks or online when logging cache finds to denote being the first to find a new geocache. GEOCACHE: A container hidden that includes, at minimum, a logbook for geocachers to sign. GEOCACHING: Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache. GROUND ZERO(GZ): The point where your GPS device shows that you have reached the cache location. At Ground Zero, you are zero feet (or zero meters) away from your destination. SIGNATURE ITEM: An item unique to a specific geocacher that is left behind in caches to signify that they visited that cache. These often include personal geocoins, tokens, pins, craft items or calling cards. CITO: Cache In, Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. SW West Michigan Discovery Terry L. “Skip” Nagelvoort,




Holland Area Newcomers is a Social Organization Open to Everyone, not just Holland

By Elizabeth Morales

Diners, Ladies Luncheons, Family Game Night, Ladies Night Out, and other annual events like the fall picnic and holiday party. The Moms and Tots group is extremely active, offering several local outings per month and optional playgroups which meet in members’ homes. The Diners meet once

When a person or family considers moving to a new city, a lot of factors need to be considered. Something that many people think about is whether there will be an easy way to make friends and connections in their new town. For people in Holland and the surrounding area, the answer is "Yes." Holland Area Newcomers (HAN) started over sixty years ago with the intent to provide companionship for people new to the area. Although welcoming newcomers is still a huge focus of the organization, it also serves as a social group for people of all ages and stages of life, no matter how long they have lived in the area. When someone hears about HAN, but is wary of joining because they have lived in Holland or a nearby town for many years, the current members respond with, “It’s okay because you’re new to us!” What makes HAN so appealing to new members is its diversity. HAN is composed of people from all cities, states, and countries. There are singles, married couples, families with children, and empty nesters. HAN prides itself on offering something for everyone. Many of the favorite activities are: Moms and Tots, Book Discussion, Newcomers


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a month for an evening out with friends, trying hometown restaurants and supporting the Holland mentality to "Buy Local." Friendships are formed quickly in Newcomers, especially for those who are very new to life in Holland or West Michigan. The veterans of the group are happy to provide support and information about the area to new and prospective members. One of the best ways to learn more about HAN and to meet some of its members immediately is to attend an informal event they call “Check Us Out Coffee.� The first Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m., HAN members come together at JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar on 8th Street to meet prospective members. A major service that HAN provides for the community is the Dutch Costume Resale. They collect hundreds of new and gently used costumes to sell to the public in a consignment-style sale. The 62nd annual sale is Tuesday, March 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center. All sizes and styles are available, from infant to adult. People interested in

selling a costume: please bring it to the Civic Center on Monday, March 4th, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information on Holland Area Newcomers or The Dutch Costume Resale, please visit or email president@ SW

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Cured Yellowfin Tuna with Horseradish Aioli Cured Yellowfin Tuna

9 oz skinless Yellowfin Tuna fillet 1 heaping T Sichuan peppercorns, ground 1 heaping T Coriander seeds, ground 3 T Kosher salt 2 1/2 T sugar Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Dredge the Yellowfin in the spices, coating all sides well. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Remove tuna from cooler and rinse off spices. If you do not want to use the tuna at this time, cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 1 week in refrigerator.

Horseradish Aioli

1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup prepared horseradish 2 T lemon juice 1 tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix until incorporated. Adjust seasoning if necessary.


Slice tuna with a very sharp knife 1/4� thick, using about 2 ounces per serving. Using a metal dinner spoon, spread the Aioli across the plate. Lay tuna across the Aioli in a layered, or shingled, pattern.



Michigan Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash and apples can both be stored in a cool climate throughout the winter months.They keep well in a cool basement or garage. (Be careful...they can freeze.) As a little girl, wrapping apples was an autumn chore.We would wrap them individually in newspaper and store them in the garage closet to use throughout the winter, mainly for baking.This recipe is from which uses both butternut squash and apples. My awesome husband chopped and roasted the squash for this recipe. And this was also a great way to use a little of my homemade vegetable broth to replace part of the chicken broth. Topped off with some sour cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, it’s a perfect winter soup for Michiganders!

Michigan Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

by Alicia DeVries


Ingredients: 3 cups Jonagolds or your favorite Michigan Apple, cored and chopped 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed* 1 cup sweet onion, peeled and roughly diced 2 T. butter 1 T. grated ginger 1/8 t. freshly grated nutmeg 1 ½ cups apple cider 3 to 4 cups of liquid (equal parts chicken stock and water), depending upon thickness of soup desired* salt and pepper to season and taste

Directions In large soup pot, add butter, squash, apples and onion and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes to soften onion. Add 1 cup of water to help steam squash. Cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes, or until squash is soft. Blend mixture with a hand immersion blender or in a stand-alone blender or food processor. (If using blender or food processor, process in batches.) Return mixture to the soup pot, add nutmeg, ginger and apple cider and the remaining liquid for desired consistency. Salt and pepper to season and taste. Serve with a small daub of sour cream or Greek plain yogurt on top and crusty bread. Enjoy! *Chef notes: Roasting squash adds a wonderful layer of flavor.Try it. Place squash in oven-proof pan. Add 1-2 T. oil and 1 t. dried sage.Toss squash to coat. Place in 425 degree oven for 30-60 minutes. Encourage charring of the squash for extra flavor. If you’d like a vegetarian soup, simply replace chicken stock with vegetable stock.You might need some extra seasoning and salt.

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Cowboy Caviar (not caviar at all!) by Alicia DeVries Cowby Caviar, known to be a crowd pleaser, is not caviar at all. It is a versitile, healthy bean salsa. There are numerous varieties of this recipe online. I first stumbled upon this tasty appetizer at a family Christmas gathering. Not noticing the tortilla chips with all the other food, I ate it as a side-relish. After going back for seconds, I realized it was a salsa. This recipe makes a large batch and could be cut in half. Leftovers would make a great filling for your fish tacos or warmed up with some cheese as a quesadilla filling. Or, just eat it as a side-relish!


4 - 15 oz. cans of beans, drained and rinsed – pinto, black eyed peas, red, black 1 can corn, drained, or frozen sweet corn 2 bell peppers, chopped, red, green, orange or yellow 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped vinegar dressing - (see recipe)


Combine dressing ingredients. Heat to boil and cool completely. 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar


First, start by making the dressing. When dressing has cooled completely, simply mix everything together and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.


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SHORE PLAY! ONGOING ZEELAND: Critter Barn. Hands on learning at a real farm! 616.748.1110,, SEE AD. February 7-9, 15, 16, 21-23 HOLLAND: Civic Theatre Presenting Run for Your Wife This superb example of the British farce had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York. A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in difference areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. All shows at 7:30, Matinee on 16th at 2pm, 616.396.2021, 50 W. 9th,, SEE AD. February 17-March 24 HOLLAND: The Story of Ruth. Unforseen Hope. Discover how it is possible for God to bring light into the darkest of times. Sunday Mornings 9:15 or 11am. 446 W 40th, 616.392.7083,, SEE AD.

Thru April 14 HOLLAND: Holland Museum presents “Lost Holland: Former Downtown Landmarks Remembered” Exhibit Buildings are an important part of an urban landscape. They help create a sense of place, distinguishing one town from another. They serve as landmarks and neighborhoods. Together, they provide the backdrop before which the life of the town plays out. Over time, buildings change with their owners and the needs of the community. They get renovated, remodeled, re-purposed, or removed completely—lost to fire, flood, hurricane, tornado or the wrecking ball and bulldozer. Those demolished buildings are lost forever, living on only in our mind’s eye. If we are lucky, there are photographs. Part of an area’s access to its history is lost when a building comes down. Buildings are part of the collective memory of the area and serve as a tangible link to the past. The times spent within the walls of schools, restaurants, stores, and churches are tightly woven into our memories. Residents can develop strong feelings about a building, and can be upset to see it destroyed. Lost Holland seeks to remind us of some of the downtown buildings that are no longer standing, to showcase buildings that have been reused, and to raise awareness for possible future restoration candidates. $, 616.796.3329, 31 W. 10th Street,, SEE AD. Thru May 12 HOLLAND: Museum presents 75th Anniversary Exhibit “Celebrating the Journey: Settlement to City, Objects Tell the Story” Holland, Michigan, nearly 170 years on the road from settlement to urban center, has collected objects all along the way. Many of these objects now reside in the collections of the Holland Museum. They tell stories about the journeys of the people of this place that defines us and our place in history. Free$7., 616.796.3329, 31 W. 10th, Begins Late February HOLLAND: The Tri-Cities Historical Museum Ice Age Imperials, which will open in late February in the Akeley building’s Centennial Hall. Designed and fabricated by the Antiquities Company of Rockford, Michigan, this exhibit loan is made possible by generous grants from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Marion A. and Ruth K. Sherwood Family Fund. Ice Age Imperials tells the story of more than 12,000 years ago when mastodons and wooly mammoths roamed Michigan, when six-foot tall beavers swam in our lakes, and packs of fearsome dire wolves and saber tooth cats hunted the musk oxen that grazed in our woodlands. In this new exhibit, exciting interactive displays will make the drama of these majestic animals accessible to visitors and school groups alike. 616.842.0700, 200 Washington,

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FEBRUARY February 8 GRAND HAVEN: Run for the Lights – 5k & Fun Run “Run for the Lights” is a 5k run / 1 mile walk to benefit the Grand Haven Lighthouse Conservancy. This family event will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 6:00pm. Registration begins at 4:30pm. It’s a fun, fitness oriented family event in downtown Grand Haven to be attended by hundreds of lighthouse and Rotary supporters. We will gather after dark for a 5k run or a 1 mile run/ walk. All participants will receive a head lamp and a very special commemorative shirt. We will crowd up in the intersection of 3rd and Washington for a “lights out” lighthouse supporting photograph before we start the race toward the lights. Afterwards participants are encouraged to share a meal at one of our downtown restaurant supporters at a discounted rate. Sponsored by the Grand Haven Rotary. February 9 GRAND HAVEN: Frozen in Time is a movie-themed window display competition, complete with live mannequins and an Oscar-style awards ceremony. More than 20 businesses have signed on

to participate. Each one will feature live, motionless mannequins depicting a scene from a movie. The public will be invited to wander throughout the district, viewing the film themes while three preselected judges cast their votes for “best window.” New this year, the public will be invited to select their favorite window with the winning store being awarded the “People’s Choice Award.” The official Frozen in Time zone will encompass businesses on Washington Ave. from Harbor Drive to the highway and along 7th Street, both Downtown and Centertown. The event is from 2-4pm. It will end promptly at 4 pm. Half an hour later, the public, business owners and live mannequins will be ushered into Studio 206 for an awards ceremony. People who submit voting forms with completed, accurately matched movies to corresponding businesses, can enter their forms in a raffle drawing. Prizes include several $100 cash prizes and a wide array of free merchandise and services donated by sponsoring businesses in the DDA district. February 15 HOLLAND: Vida Guitar Quartet The VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four British guitarists of exceptional ability and virtuosity. The quartet is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting guitar ensembles. Highly sought-after as festival artists throughout the UK and Europe,

in 2011 VIDA made successful US débuts in New York City and Los Angeles. $5-$10., 7:30pm, 616.395.7890, Knickerbocker Theater, 86 E. 8th. St., February 16 HOLLAND: Gun and Knife Show Dealer and Exhibitors from West Michigan and beyond. Holland Civic Center, 8th Street, 9am-3pm., $. February 19, 20 HOLLAND: Great Performance Series: LA Theatre Works: Pride & Prejudice L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles whose mission for over 25 years has been to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays. 7:30pm, $18 adults, $13 SR, $6 students, 616.392.7890, Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E. 8th Street, SEE AD. February 21 SAUGATUCK: An Intriguing Conversation: Tasting & Touring Michigan Author Jaye Beeler and photographer Dianna Carroll Burdick share their experiences creating this “Pure Michigan” themed cookbook. Inspired by all that our state has to offer, the duo traveled throughout Michigan collecting recipes and photographs. Learn about their experience and challenges faced in their journey to

SW EVENTS share remarkable places and tastes. About the Book: “Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food” embraces the surging interest in eating local food, for our physical and economic health and for the tasting pleasure of simple, delicious, beautiful food. This culinary tour reaches north from the cranberry bogs and thimble berry jam of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the southeastern inner city garden plots of Detroit. Michigan grows homespun food in every corner of the state and in its great, Great Lakes. Seasoned journalist Jaye Beeler and award winning photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick team up to take you through their visual and descriptive look at the essence of agricultural Michigan. 7Pm, Free Admission but donations appreciated. 269.857.2399, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. February 22 – March 2 GRAND HAVEN: Restaurant Week. Discover old and new favorites as you explore eateries in Grand Haven’s Downtown & Centertown districts! At participating eateries, you can check out their special Restaurant Week menus to find $7 Lunch and $14 Dinner options.


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SW EVENTS February 23 HOLLAND: Chorale Winter Concert “To Sing Is to Fly” Birds of a feather sing together. Join them as they explore why the caged bird sings and other beautiful singing texts set by Samuel Barber, Johannes Brahms, Lennon and McCartney, and a fresh arrangement of “How Can I Keep from Singing?” 7:30pm, $5-$22., 616.494.0256, Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church, 1627 W. Lakewood Blvd. February 23 WEST OLIVE: Geocaching 101 If you need assistance and want some instruction, the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation department is offering a free introductory class. Learn about this popular activity that uses GPS to discover hidden containers called geocaches. Includes tips on how to begin geocaching and the different types of games available. Best for adults and older children. 2pm. Hemlock Crossing Nature Center, 616.786.4847. See Article.

MARCH March 1-3 HOLLAND: Girlfriends Weekend Girlfriends,

women you haven’t seen in a while, sorority sisters, bridesmaids, old maids, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-somethings, fashionistas, legally blondes, ya ya sisters, and members of the red hat society! That’s right! A weekend with no kids, no husbands, no work. . . just you and your best gal pals! Downtown Holland’s Girlfriends Weekend offers three days packed full of all of the things women love, with plenty of free time for shopping, wining and dining, and indulging! From belly dancing and a fashion show to a wine tasting, in store activities, dueling pianos, rock band, and an award-winning champagne brunch, this is bound to be a weekend you and your girlfriends will never forget! Advance registration is required. Can’t make it for the entire weekend? Then purchase a Saturday only day pass! 616-796-1210,, SEE AD. March 4 GRAND RAPIDS: 25th Annual Hope College Musical Showcase. The 25th Annual Hope College Musical Showcase returns to DeVos Performance Hall. This collage concert features Hope College ensembles, chamber groups and soloists. Tickets available at the DeVos Place & Van Andel Arena box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000 or on-line at Ticketmaster. com. 8pm, $10, SEE AD.

March 5 HOLLAND: 62nd Annual Newcomers Dutch Costume Resale They collect hundreds of new and gently used costumes to sell to the public in a consignment-style sale. The 62nd annual sale is Tuesday, March 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center. All sizes and styles are available, from infant to adult. People interested in selling a costume: please bring it to the Civic Center on Monday, March 4th, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information on Holland Area Newcomers or The Dutch Costume Resale, please visit or email See article. March 9 GRAND HAVEN: Soup & Slider Festival with a competition for the best burger and soup from local area restaurants! You can purchase tastes from 12 noon till 7pm. Judging 4pm. Live music from 7:30-Midnight. No cover charge and open to the public! VFW-616.842.6210. March 9, 10, 16, 17 HOLLAND: Maple Sugar Time at the Historic VanRaalte Farm with the DeGraaf Nature Center. A sweet time is planned on two weekends in March as spring makes its approach. The maple sap will be flowing and the sugar shack steaming for this fun and tasteful spring ritual. Participants will journey

SW EVENTS down a trail in the sugar bush to help tap a tree, gather sap, see how the Native Americans made sugar and then see the nature center’s evaporator making syrup - steaming away in the forest. In the old barn, we will be serving ice cream with our own maple syrup topping. Maple candy and syrup will be for sale too. Admission is only $1 per person. No registration is needed. Please park in the 16th Street parking lot and walk up to the Red Barn to check in. March 9, Saturday, 11 to 4, Sunday March 10, noon to 4 and March 16, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 17, Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. The VanRaalte Farm is located at 1076 16th St., which is approximately 3/4 mile east of the 16th Street Meijers store. For map to farm go to www.degraaf. org. or more info. call 616.355.1057. March 14 HOLLAND: St. Patty’s Pacer 5k fun run/ walk. This great event raises money for Community Action House of Holland. And this year, all adult runners will receive a Brooks Podium shirt. Packet pickup starts at 10 am at Gazelle Sports Holland, 24 W. 8th until 3:30, then moves to Centennial Park to go from 4 til race start. Come early for face painting, music and,of course, contests! The fun begins at 5:15 and goes until


March 15, 16 HOLLAND: NCAA Division III Women’s Basketbal Championship Tournament 2013 held at the DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland on Fairbanks Ave., 616.395.7890, SEE AD.

March 15-17, 22, 23 GRAND HAVEN: Central Park Players presents Pinkalicious! Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious and her brother can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. “Pinkalicious” is a musical tale based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. All performances will begin at 7:30pm, all tickets are $10. each.616.850.6566,


March 15 – 17 GRAND HAVEN: Girlfriends Weekend Grab your girlfriends and head to downtown and centertown Grand Haven for a girls only weekend! Area businesses will have plenty of activities,

sales, events, and more to fill your weekend with girly fun. Check back soon for a list of participating businesses, itinerary, and area lodging packages. For more information about Grand Haven Girlfriends Weekend, contact Dana at 616.844.1188.

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the race starts. We’ll award the greenest costume and family, the luckiest costume and the best Irish accent just to name a few! And be sure to be on the look out for the pot of gold out on the race course-there’s always something magical going on around St. Patrick’s Day. And continue your St. Patrick’s Day festivities at 8th St. Grille, one of our great race sponsors! Enjoy 25% off food with your race bib! And every runner over 21 will also get a ticket for $1 beer! Registration: $25 adult;$15 adult without shirt; $10 child 12 and under with shirt ; free for kids 12 and under with no shirt. Register online at www.signmeup. com/89388 or pick up an application at any Gazelle Sports Store!

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March 16 GRAND HAVEN: March Garden Day 2013 at the Grand Haven Community Center. Jeff Eppeing from Olbrich Gardens in Madison WI and Chuck Martin of Dow Garden in Midland MI will be the main speakers. This annual garden event is open to the public presented by WMNLA featuring gardening seminars and member expo showcase. 9-3pm. $75., March 16 SAUGATUCK: 11th Annual Pet Parade, starts at 2pm. Call CVB for more info. 269.857.1701. March 16 HOLLAND: St Patrick’s Day Parade The community of Holland, well known for its Dutch ancestry, goes Irish for the fifth year in a row as organizers commemorate St. Patrick with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Downtown Holland! The event will kick off with a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 12:00 pm. The parade begins at the Eight Street Marketplace and travels east down Eighth Street until it reaches the Curragh Irish Pub and New Holland Brewing Company Restaurant and Pub (on the corner on Eighth Street and College Avenue). Irish dancers, bagpipers, and kilt-wearers are just a few of the parade highlights! Families and in-

SW EVENTS dividuals wearing green are invited to carry Irish flags in the parade (a limited number of flags will be available at no charge). 12-Noon. March 17 ZEELAND: Family Concert 2013 -Carnival of the Animals Adam Clark, Andrew Le. This delightful concert features the 2013 concerto winner and celebrates the young artists! Instrument Petting Zoo! Families are invited to come at 2:00pm to our annual Holland Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo. Ever wanted to play an instrument? Now is your chance! Come along side HSO musicians and learn to make sounds out of all the instruments comprising an orchestra. All ages welcome. Post Concert Reception: Audience members are invited to stay a few minutes after the concert for a reception to meet and greet the musicians and the Music Director of Holland Symphony as well as the guest artists featured on the concert. Zeeland East High School, DeWitt Auditorium, Riley at State St., 3pm. Tickets are available online, at the Symphony office or at the door the afternoon of the concert. Cost: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, Students through college are FREE. SEE AD.

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FIRST DAY of SPRING! March 31 HOLLAND: Easter at Central Wesleyan Church Sunday Morning 9:15 or 11am. 446 W 40th, 616.392.7083,, SEE AD.

APRIL April 2 HOLLAND: Great Performance Series: Emerson String Quartet The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to London and Vienna. The Quartet has collaborated in concerts

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and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. After 35 years of extensive touring and recording, the Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976. Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 227 College Ave., 7:30pm, 616.392.7890, $18. adults, $13. Seniors, $6. Students. Visit emersonquartet. com, SEE AD. April 13 SAUGATUCK: Annual Town Crier Race 10K (9 am) & 5K (10 am) run/walk around historic Saugatuck plus a kid’s fun run (9:15 am). For more info call Saugatuck Area Business Association at 269.857.1626. April 19-21 GRAND HAVEN: Chilly Blues Festival For over twenty years now, downtown Grand Haven has hosted a mix of local, regional, and national blues acts along with a chili cook-off contest during the festive Chilly Blues weekend. It has come to signify the beginning of summer in Grand Haven! April 20 HOLLAND: GrooveWalk There’s a reason GrooveWalk is known as the coolest night in town! Just purchase a wristband in

advance for $15 or the day of for $20 to experience the greatest night of live music Downtown Holland has ever seen. Your wristband gets you into all 13 venues to see 13 different bands performing live! Take a “groove walk” or ride the GrooveXpress bus, enjoy featured drinks at each venue, and have a great time! 9:00pm – 1:00am 616-796-1210 www., April 20, 21 HOLLAND: Chorale Masterworks Concert with Holland Symphony Orchestra The Holland Chorale’s season ends with a blockbuster event with the Holland Symphony Orchestra, Hope College Choir and Calvin College Choir. This event features two large-scale works for chorus, soloists, and large orchestra: Rachmaninoff ’s “The Bells” and Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast”. Performed twice, this is a concert full of color and power--it is not to be missed! Two performances provide flexibility to fit your schedule. April 20, 7:30 p.m. and April 21, 3:30 p.m. Pre-concert talks precede each performance 1 hour prior. 616.494.0256. $5.-$20., Zeeland East High School, 96th Avenue. SEE AD. April 26 HOLLAND: Hope College Concert Series: Ordinary Neighbors was conceived by Joshua

SW EVENTS Banner after having released two solo records independently. He wanted less rush, less isolation, less sonic perfection, less predictability and more noise, more happy accidents, more people and better lyrics. In the last six years, he purchased a ½ inch 8-track tape recorder, married award-winning poet Susanna Childress, and invited several friends over for nights, days, even weeks to explore what could happen with guitars, a beat up Rhodes, synthesizers, drum machines and distortion pedals. While their music owns Susanna’s lyrical substance, it also presents Josh’s fascination with soundscape and noise. Major contributions have been made by DM Stith (Asthmatic Kitty, Revival Hour) and Dustin Ragland (Charlie Hall, Eutopitian Accident). 8Pm, $15., 616.395.7890, Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 277 College Ave. April 28 ALLEGAN: Antique Market Open the last Sunday of each month April - September. Michigan’s Largest Antique Show. Celebrating 35 years at the Allegan County Fairgrounds. 200 exhibitors inside, 200 outside, rain or shine. 8am - 4pm. Admission $4. For info call: 616.735.3333, or visit:


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