The holidays can be stressful. To help you find the perfect present this holiday season, GR|MAG organized a list of five relaxing gift ideas for your loved ones. Choose your favorites from the list and you will be the best gift-giver this year.
Still searching for a present that will satisfy your sweet-toothed loved one? To help make the process easier, GR|MAG has collected six unique holiday gift ideas from local businesses around Grand Rapids.
As the holiday festivities begin, The Hero Foundation wants to remind the community not every family is lucky enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas presents let alone pay for everyday necessities. Families coping with cancer are not only concerned with the emotional aspects of the disease, but they must deal with the financial side effects of cancer as well.
Canine training business A Pleasant Dog has found a new home. In an effort to expand its services, A Pleasant Dog relocated from Wealthy Street to 1430 Knapp Street NE.
From Nov. 9-11, Grand Rapids Comic Con returns to DeVos Place with a variety of events and programming, including a vending hall, fan panels, costume contests, film screenings and art shows. Back in 2006, though, it was only an idea. While attending a toy show in Pittsburgh, Mark Hodges, co-owner and event director of Grand Rapids Comic Con, contemplated if it was possible for Grand Rapids to have its own comic book-style convention.
“Housing is a basic right that everyone deserves,” Andrea Martin, housing coordinator at Arbor Circle, said. Yet, according to Arbor Circle’s website, there are over 3,300 youths who experience homelessness every day in West Michigan. “We want to get the word out so people understand that youth homelessness does exist in their communities even if they don’t always see it,” Martin said.
After breaking ground on Centennial Farm earlier this month, Kids’ Food Basket, a local nonprofit focusing on attacking childhood hunger, aims to expand its reach across the community through building a new production and education facility.
After the success of its 50th-year celebration, Opera Grand Rapids continues to cultivate West Michigan’s vocal arts scene through its 2018-2019 season repertoire of The Magic Flute and La Traviata.
As fall brings crisp weather, fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, turn your resting witch face upside down and enjoy autumn to its fullest. Sipping cider, celebrating Día de los Muertos and running away from zombies are just a handful of the fall-tastic events that the whole family can participate in this October.
For five years, The Diatribe, a local non-profit organization specializing in teaching poetry and spoken word, has been empowering the voices of Grand Rapids’ youth by giving young minds a platform to share their stories and express their true selves. On Saturday, Oct. 6, The Diatribe will create a stage for both local and nationally recognized poets with The Grand Showcase 2018 at Fountain Street Church.