Music in the Garden 2015

Load up the kids, the blankets and the lawn chairs! For the eighth consecutive year, the Holt Community Arts Council will present Music In the Garden, its free summer concerts at Veterans Memorial Gardens.

The family-friendly Thursday night concert series will feature a first-rate, diverse lineup, said Arts Council President Kara Hope. “We have a couple of returning favorites and a couple of artists who will be new to Music in the Garden,” she said. “We try to bring in something fresh every summer, and our audiences seem to … Continued

Making connections

The Holt Community Connect Volunteer Bureau needs you!

Do you find yourself seeking more joy? More enrichment? New skills or knowledge? Volunteering through Holt Community Connect (HCC) may be the gift that keeps on giving, says HCC Executive Director Marcy Bishop Kates. “We provide avenues for volunteerism that also benefit the volunteer,” Marcy emphasizes. “We match you up with things you are comfortable … Continued

Holt Hometown Festival needs you, too!

Because of plans to expand activities this year the Holt Hometown Festival needs volunteers more than ever!

The Holt Hometown Festival is spreading its wings. “It’s going to look very different; we’re very excited,” said Marcy Bishop Kates, executive director of Holt Community Connect, which oversees the festival. This year’s festival is August 22. In addition to the traditional festival area between Kiwanis Park and the Holt Junior High School, there will be activities … Continued

Hungry Howie’s

Good food, good prices, good community partners

Although it’s consistently ranked among the 10 largest pizza franchises in the country, Hungry Howie’s likes being part of small communities like Holt. “We want to get to know you and be able to greet you by name when you come in,” said Michelle Follman, corporate director of marketing. Adds Jenny Morgan, manager of the … Continued

Premier Rehabilitation

Advanced approach to physical therapy helps patients get better faster

Maybe it’s a sports injury or auto accident; maybe a heart attack, stroke or orthopedic condition. For a variety of reasons, many of us may find ourselves in need of physical therapy at some point in our lives. Premier Rehabilitation has the expertise to help patients get better faster and achieve their maximum quality of … Continued

Staying Safe on Two Wheels

With summer here in full force, everyone is hopefully outside and enjoying the sunny days. For those of you who are avid bike riders, whether for pleasure or as your source of transportation, here are a few safety and courtesy tips.

Pre-ride: Check your bike — Remember to check your bike and make sure it is in safe condition. Are the tires properly inflated? Does the chain have the right amount of tension to keep it from coming off? If your bike has hand brakes, how well do they function? Check your helmet — If you … Continued

Taco Bell is coming to Holt

“People seem to be pretty excited about this,” said Tracy L.C. Miller, Delhi Township director of community development.

“This” is the news that a Taco Bell restaurant is coming to Holt. It’s one of 16 new Taco Bells being built this year by Brighton, Michigan-based Sundance, Inc.— one of the country’s largest Taco Bell franchisees, with 150 stores across multiple states. Sundance Director of Operations Molly Trosko said the strength of the brand … Continued

Holt Fine Wine & Spirits

An amazing array of wine and spirits, along with food and small convenience items

Holt Fine Wine & Spirits is brand new to Holt, but owner Kashmir Singh is a seasoned pro in the convenience store business. He now owns four stores in the Lansing area, including Rich’s Country Store on Bishop Road.  This one, however, is designed specifically for the Holt market, said Kashmir. “This store is completely different from the … Continued

Summer at Holt Farmers Market

Our community is fortunate to have one of the best farmers markets around—all year ’round!

Of course, summer is peak time for much of your favorite produce—but don’t forget the market’s many other great food and non-food offerings! You’ll find specialty items like artisan breads and fancy butters; gluten-free items; locally raised meats and poultry; pastries, salsas, craft items and so much more! Watch the market’s Facebook page for upcoming … Continued