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Guide to getting around Grand Rapids during ArtPrize

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — ArtPrize, the massive art competition in Grand Rapids, is back after a two-year hiatus. In that time, a lot has changed when it comes to your mobility options in downtown Grand Rapids. You can stay up to date with everything transportation in Grand Rapids by...
Grand Haven Tribune

Kaye E. Barker makes 5th visit

There were two commercial deliveries to our harbor in the past week. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, The Interlake Steamship Company’s motor vessel Kaye E. Barker paid a visit to the Verplank dock in Ferrysburg with a load of stone. The Barker was inbound after dark and was gone before sunrise the next morning.

TerraTrike releases its most capable e-assist trike yet, the 2021 E.V.O. featuring a high-torque Bosch Cruise Motor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For fall of 2021, TerraTrike introduces its most capable, powerful e-assist trike yet, the all-new E.V.O. The new E.V.O. takes advantage of a 4th generation Bosch Performance Line Cruise Motor, which produces nearly 50 percent more torque than previous TerraTrike e-trikes. A large, full-color Kiox display, paired with a Bosch PowerPack 400Wh battery rounds out the e-assist package, which is mated to a 10-speed drivetrain.

New options for getting around Grand Rapids during ArtPrize

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It has been two years since the streets and sidewalks of downtown Grand Rapids have been packed with the ArtPrize crowds. A lot has changed when it comes to your mobility options in downtown Grand Rapids in that time. There are new ways to zoom around downtown Grand Rapids this year for ArtPrize.

Tiara Yachts founder retires as new generations enter the family business

HOLLAND — Leon Slikkers’ recent retirement as chairman of Tiara Yachts Inc. marks a new chapter for the family business, which has seen a boom in recent years as younger generations consider joining the company. Slikkers, the 93-year-old marine industry fixture whose boat-building career dates back to the 1940s, announced...

Frenzy student of the week built award-winning boat

SPARTA, Mich. (WOOD) — A senior at Sparta High School, Blake Olney already has a job lined up for when he graduates, even if it’s not what he intends to do as a career. The Plainfield Fire Department recently hired him to join the cadet program, which involves training on the weekends and after school.

Saturday’s Freedom Cruise marks 9/11, remembers those who have served

Thom Antor is a busy man. It is fairly evident when calling his cell phone as the voicemail is full. But despite being busy, he returns every call. “That was a long few minutes,” said the District 2 Kent County Commissioner with a laugh. It was 40 minutes ago that he said he would call back in a few.

Leon Slikkers retires from Tiara Yachts after 75 years in boating industry

HOLLAND — Leon Slikkers, a marine industry fixture whose boat-building career dates back to the 1940s, is retiring from Holland-based Tiara Yachts Inc., the company announced today. Slikkers, 93, most recently served as the company’s chairman while his son, Tom Slikkers, has run day-to-day operations as president and CEO since...
Holland Sentinel

Leon Slikkers, marine industry pioneer, retiring from Tiara Yachts

HOLLAND — Company founder Leon Slikkers, 93, has announced his retirement from Holland-based Tiara Yachts. Leon, long considered a marine industry pioneer, began his boat-building career in the 1940s at Chris-Craft. In the mid-1950s, he sold his home to raise capital to build mahogany runabouts under the name Slickcraft Boat Company.
Holland Sentinel

Dale Wyngarden: The cautionary tale of Sweden's top-heavy ship

Stockholm has a marvelous museum devoted exclusively to a sunken, salvaged and restored ship named VASA. Behind it lies a fascinating and cautionary tale. In the early 1600s, Sweden was battling for dominance of the Baltic region, which meant controlling the high seas. King Gustav II Adolph ordered four new gunships in 1626. The VASA was designed by an experienced shipbuilder with an 111-foot keel and a gun deck with 36 cannons.
Holland Sentinel

Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade makes loud return

HOLLAND — An annual holiday tradition returned to Holland and Zeeland this Labor Day in loud fashion. The annual Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade returned Monday, Sept. 6, after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parade goers were treated to the sights and sounds of about 70 trucks during the event.