Horizen Hydroponics raises funds for local food pantries

Horizen Hydroponics sold 2021 “grow room” calendars to bolster local food pantries.

Health care heroes: a hand to hold

COVID-19 has been especially difficult for Audrey Pickel, who calls herself a highly sensitive person.

Eastern Kille Distillery wins double gold at world competition

Eastern Kille Distillery participated in the world’s largest spirits competition for the second year and earned its first double gold medal, the highest medal awarded.

Gaby’s Gourmandise opens at Downtown Market

Authentic French sweet and savory cuisine is now front and center at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Military nonprofit’s relay to make stop in Grand Rapids

Carry The Load will walk through Grand Rapids and surrounding areas on Wednesday as part of a 15,500-mile national relay.
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Health care heroes: manning the ‘front door’

Kendra Peot describes her staff as the “front door” for Butterworth’s emergency department.

Custom health care provider opens lakeshore location

HealthBar, a Grand Rapids-based provider of custom health care services to businesses and consumers, opened a new drive-thru medical center along the lakeshore.

Studio Park announces outdoor summer events

The piazza at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids will be the site of Studio C’s summertime outdoor programming beginning in June.

Blandford Nature Center wins maple syrup contest

The Blandford Nature Center won Alpine Historical Commission's 2021 Maple Syrup Contest.

Health care heroes: Through the looking glass

For Robert Guikema, the stakes never felt heavier due to the constant potential exposure to COVID-19 he faced at work every day as a respiratory therapist for Metro Health.

Health care heroes

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff share their personal stories and the moments that changed their lives.

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Eastern Kille Distillery wins double gold at world competition

Eastern Kille Distillery participated in the world’s largest spirits competition for the second year and earned its first double gold medal, the highest medal awarded.

Gaby’s Gourmandise opens at Downtown Market

Authentic French sweet and savory cuisine is now front and center at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Ferris Coffee shutters two Grand Rapids cafés

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. announced it is closing its two Grand Rapids café locations, citing a tough year under COVID-19 and the related government shutdowns.

New iteration of MacKenzie’s Bakery coming to Vicksburg

Vicksburg native Chris Moore bought the assets of Kalamazoo’s recently shuttered MacKenzie’s Bakery from Water Street Coffee Joint owner Mark Smutek and plans to transform it into a wholesale bread operation.

Fifth Third surprises families of babies born on May 3 with $1,053 for college

A local bank recently celebrated “Fifth Third Day” by giving away money to help parents start college funds for their newborns.

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2021 with these family activities and gift ideas

The greater Grand Rapids area has numerous opportunities to spend quality time with Mom to show how much you appreciate her.

GRAM hires new membership manager

Michael Catching will help increase museum’s outreach within the community.

April showers bring May flowers

Your guide to 5 local plant shops in Grand Rapids.

Health care heroes: a hand to hold

COVID-19 has been especially difficult for Audrey Pickel, who calls herself a highly sensitive person.

Health care heroes: manning the ‘front door’

Kendra Peot describes her staff as the “front door” for Butterworth’s emergency department.

Custom health care provider opens lakeshore location

HealthBar, a Grand Rapids-based provider of custom health care services to businesses and consumers, opened a new drive-thru medical center along the lakeshore.

Blandford Nature Center wins maple syrup contest

The Blandford Nature Center won Alpine Historical Commission's 2021 Maple Syrup Contest.

Studio Park announces outdoor summer events

The piazza at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids will be the site of Studio C’s summertime outdoor programming beginning in June.

New Netflix animated film features Kentwood family

An animated Netflix movie released late last month tells the story of a family from Kentwood.

Circle Theatre opens 2021 season with ‘The Gin Game’

Circle Theatre will open its 2021 season with live showings of “The Gin Game” from Thursday through May 16 at the Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Aquinas College.

St. Cecilia announces 2021-22 concert season

St. Cecilia Music Center revealed its 2021-22 concert season with hopes of having a live, in-person audience back to Royce Auditorium.

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