Electric Forest: Are you ready?

Thousands flock to Rothbury each summer for the multi-genre festival that is Electric Forest, which takes place June 20-23 this year.

Dancing into the sunset

After participating as a contestant in Dancing with the Local Stars — a fundraising dance competition held by the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce in Muskegon, Susan Halter decided she wanted to keep dancing.

Fern Fest— diverse voices welcomed

If you’ve been dreaming of spending a week filled with workshops, activities and live music surrounded by nature under the warm summer sun, Fern Fest might be just the thing for you.

Animals, music and nature

Instrument repairman and photographer Paul Kober walks through his Holland home listing musical instruments in different states of decay that are arranged throughout his front and back yards.

The buzziest place in Grand Rapids

Ask a Millennial or late Gen-Z person their favorite place to dine in Grand Rapids and there’s a good chance it’s Butcher’s Union.

Grand Rapids architecture through the eras

From Furniture City and Beer City USA to the birthplace of ArtPrize, Grand Rapids has garnered a national reputation for creativity, commerce and collaboration.

Raising the bar

The Grand Rapids cocktail scene has exploded in recent years and the addition of Mammoth Distillery on Wealthy Street last November is no slouch.

A little Kentucky in West Michigan

When Corewell Health purchased Eastern Kille’s original Ottawa Avenue building, it provided owners Steve Vander Pol and Brandon Voorhees the opportunity to scale up their operation.

‘Altared’ Bliss – Frederik Meijer Gardens

Our six-part series on West Michigan wedding venues culminates with one of the world’s foremost horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks.

‘Altared’ Bliss – Ivy House

With a whole host of comprehensive packages including everything from vendor sourcing and management to timeline creation and execution, Ivy House in Saugatuck takes the guesswork out of planning your big day.

‘Altared’ Bliss – Black Sheep Shelter

If a rustic outdoor wedding is more your speed, South Haven’s Black Sheep Shelter might be just the place.

Doing Business for Generations– Eerdmans Publishing

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Ccompany may not have a vast array of candy on display, but the 113-year-old company has published books upon books, yet had only three presidents in all that time.

Pastry chef prepares Valentine’s Day delicacies

Jean-Gabriel Ferrandon has been in the business of preparing authentic French pastries at his shop in the Downtown Market for nearly three years.

Eternal optimist finds career advising on DEI

A native Grand Rapidian who graduated from Creston High School announced recently the release of her first book.

‘Altared’ Bliss: The Goei Center

Situated on Grand Rapids' west side, the Goei Center is ideal for couples looking for a location somewhere between downtown and not-quite-so downtown.

‘Altared’ Bliss: Felt Estate

Nestled just inland from the lakeshore in Holland is the idyllic Felt Estate – a sweeping 15-acre property.

‘Altared’ Bliss: The GRAM

It’s the beginning of 2024, and if I had to guess, there are probably handfuls of couples who are newly engaged since the holidays.

Doing Business for Generations: Sweetland Candies

For John Naum, going to work with his dad as a child meant testing the candy made in the Sweetland Candies shop. He’s now got grandchildren doing the same thing.

Doing Business for Generations: Zinger Sheet Metal

Zinger Seet Metal deals with sheets of metal used to manufacture heating and cooling duct work to supply contractors working mostly on commercial projects.

Doing Business for Generations: Pitsch Companies

Grand Rapids is home to many families who have long served the Grand Rapids community.

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