Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Founders Brewing campaign supports arts community

Founders Brewing Co. pledged to use its social media platforms to help promote artists affected by COVID-19.

Virtue Cider offers pickup, delivery options

A West Michigan cidery is offering curbside pickup.

Neurocore offers free counseling to medical personnel, first responders

A Grand Rapids-based mental health center is offering free remote counseling to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Hotel Mertens serves up traditional "meat & potatoes" French cuisine.

Restaurants brace for unknown amid virus outbreak

Though restaurants have scrambled to convert their businesses to carryout-only service, most of them say they will not be able to stay afloat for long — even the restaurants that have predominantly relied on carryout service for the majority of their revenue.

Grand Rapids Symphony broadcasting past shows

Though the Grand Rapids Symphony has ceased live performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization will broadcast past shows on Blue Lake Public Radio starting Sunday.

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Visit parks and museums from the comfort of your home

Since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order on Monday, Grand Rapidians have had to find creative ways to entertain themselves and their children as they stay home to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kids’ Food Basket to host virtual dance party

Twelve of West Michigan’s most acclaimed DJs are joining lyrical forces to create a live stream virtual music set that will support food-insecure children.

Photo gallery: Grand Rapids photographer captures empty city streets, RiverTown mall

Grand Rapids photographer Brett Farmer traveled downtown and to Grandville to showcase how the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order has eliminated most traffic.

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Virtue Cider offers pickup, delivery options

A West Michigan cidery is offering curbside pickup.

Restaurants brace for unknown amid virus outbreak

Though restaurants have scrambled to convert their businesses to carryout-only service, most of them say they will not be able to stay afloat for long — even the restaurants that have predominantly relied on carryout service for the majority of their revenue.

Find which local restaurants offer carryout, delivery services

Those who are self-quarantining at home still can find their favorite pub burgers and support local businesses during a state of emergency.

Garage Bar offering 100 free meals a day for laid-off workers

A local bar is offering free meals to recently downsized workers with the support of a variety of community funders.

Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

Don’t miss

We've rounded up our top events for April.

Founders Brewing campaign supports arts community

Founders Brewing Co. pledged to use its social media platforms to help promote artists affected by COVID-19.

Neurocore offers free counseling to medical personnel, first responders

A Grand Rapids-based mental health center is offering free remote counseling to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo gallery: Grand Rapids photographer captures empty city streets, RiverTown mall

Grand Rapids photographer Brett Farmer traveled downtown and to Grandville to showcase how the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order has eliminated most traffic.

DIY studio offering to-go craft kits

A local do-it-yourself studio is offering craft kits people can take home and work on during this time of social distancing.

Uptown Grand Rapids begins façade improvement project

A new initiative was approved to provide compensation for a building improvement project.

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Healthier alternatives to plant-based burgers.

Grand Rapids Symphony broadcasting past shows

Though the Grand Rapids Symphony has ceased live performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization will broadcast past shows on Blue Lake Public Radio starting Sunday.

Visit parks and museums from the comfort of your home

Since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order on Monday, Grand Rapidians have had to find creative ways to entertain themselves and their children as they stay home to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kids’ Food Basket to host virtual dance party

Twelve of West Michigan’s most acclaimed DJs are joining lyrical forces to create a live stream virtual music set that will support food-insecure children.

John Ball Zoo postpones opening day

John Ball Zoo will remain closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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