Color Me Happy                         

Some experts in the field of Longevity subscribe to the notion of doing something “scary” to increase one’s lifespan. Halloween doesn’t count, either. 

Fall back on books

The official day we "fall back" this year is set for this weekend, Sunday, Nov. 5.

Drinks with Pat

It is the fifth of May (almost), and thus, one of the biggest party days for many Americans. 

The Bucks don’t stop here!

This month's featured contributors are Mike and Tori Buck of M Buck Studios, who have done more than 9,000 photo assignments for the magazine over a period of 26 years.

A cannabis connoisseur’s expert review

I smoked, dabbed, and ate a lot of Pharmhouse Wellness’ (Grand Rapids only 100% locally owned cannabis provisioning center) offerings over the last several weeks. Here are my favorites:

Five wines to pair

Choosing a bottle of wine to take to the holiday party can be quite a headache. Here are some suggestions to make the beverage buying less stressful:

School, artists and apples highlight fall

The sounds of football are back in the air, the smell of wet leaves and pumpkin spice is near and the crisp tartness of apple cider soon will be back on the tongue.

Lifetime achievement

Five athletes of varying ages share their fitness stories.

Power life with smoothies

From providing essential vitamins and minerals to supporting your immune system and energizing your body, smoothies can be great as either a meal or a snack to get you through the day. Smoothies provide a variety of benefits, and there are countless recipes to target various health concerns.

The ABCs of CBD

CBD is a huge buzzword nowadays in the health world, but what does that really mean and what can cannabidiol do for an average person?

Prepare for virtual doctor visits

The use of telemedicine has skyrocketed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. With its increased popularity, health care professionals and patients have been adapting to the online appointment method.

Making his mark

Michael Pfleghaar came to Grand Rapids in 1983.

Weather is a treat for Bacca

Ellen Bacca was named WOOD TV8’s chief meteorologist in July 2021, heading up an esteemed crew of weathercasters.

The best is all right here

Each year, Grand Rapids Magazine readers get to declare the Best Of Grand Rapids winners. Readers then get to add a long directory of people, places, and things to eat and drink to their see-and-do list, courtesy of suggestions from people with similar interests.

The beverage evolution four years later

Mitch Ermatinger has been a pretty solid indicator of the Grand Rapids beverage scene, at least for me.

Holiday celebrations for all occasions

The holiday season is important to almost everyone in West Michigan, but not everyone celebrates in the same way. The term “holidays” means different things to different people, but for the most part it’s a chance to enjoy the company of family and friends while honoring traditions and making lifelong memories.