Memorial Day

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Leon Scholten sits on a park bench on eighth street on Monday morning, May 30, waiting for the Memorial Day parade to begin. Scholten served in Europe for two and a half years during World War II.

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Brothers Dominik (left), 9, and Aiden (right), 7, place a flag at a veteran's grave on Saturday morning, May 8. The boy scouts met at Pilgrim Home Cemetery to put a flag at every veteran's grave.

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Springtime at the Sentinel

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Riley Hopp, 8, pokes holes in a mound of dirt to plant squash seeds while Kyndal Bennett, 8, brushes dirt off her hands.

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Anahi Romero, 8, looks at her newly painted face while Brianna Wynn holds up a mirror.  Wynn was a volunteer at the Park Party in Rosa Parks Green on Thursday, May 19.

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My first week at the Sentinel

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Buddhist monks snap pictures by the tulips at Windmill Island on Friday, May 6.

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Mike Bailey, sophomore at Holland High School, begins the relay race at West Ottowa High School on Saturday, May 7.

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Jim Kelley's wife takes a picture of the damage done to her home after an elderly man drove into it. No one involved was seriously injured.

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Governor Snyder enjoys Hudsonville Ice Cream on Wednesday morning, May 11, after recieving a tour of the company. Snyder was presented with two flavors that were made just for him.

I love the Sentinel already.  I’ve met some really cool people and I feel like I’ve done a semesters worth of shooting in just a week.  It’s been an adjustment and a learning process–going from one, maybe two, assignments a week to three or four a day.  I love my job!  It’s everything I ever wanted–fast-paced, exciting, challenging, creative, and full of interesting people.  This might be the best summer I’ve ever had.

Tulips Mark a New Start

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Vaughn Jozwiak, 5, from Chicago, stoops to smell the blooming tulips at the corner or 8th and Central on Monday, March 24. Jozwiak’s family stopped in Holland on their way home after visiting with family over the holiday weekend. (Holland Sentinel Photo)

Today was my orientation/first day at the Holland Sentinel.  I love it already.  I spent most of the day feature hunting and learning my way around downtown Holland, but I can’t wait until this is what I do every week. Summer can’t come soon enough!