Best New Spots: Part 3- Bridge St. Corridor

The best new spots in town include three new establishments on Bridge St.

Iconic Artistry

Abraham Lincoln. Billy the Kid. Civil War soldiers, dour and focused. A decorated General Custer. Nineteenth century families, seated and serious. 

Best new spots: Part 2 – Nagoya

For those who had a soft spot for Shanghai Ichiban, there is good news for you.

Training exercise ensues near ‘The Straits’

Travelers on their way back from the U.P. may get an eye full over the next two days as military vehicles on land, sea and air take part in a training exercise.

The best new spots: Part 1- Monsoon

A few short years ago, the restaurant industry was so badly crippled many establishments across the country were not able to crawl their way back out.

Jamming along the lakeshore

In Fennville there’s a weekly jam session that does not need more publicity. I made my first visit to The What Not Inn on the most miserable May 1 on record — 40 degrees with vicious, windblown rain.

Light reading

For most of us, this is not the season for War and Peace.

For coastal charm, nothing beats a lighthouse

Maine calls itself “The Lighthouse State.” Ha.  Guess Maine hasn’t been to Michigan lately. 

Calling all angels and ticket holders

Train, the highly celebrated pop rock band from San Francisco, will perform in Grand Rapids. 

Viva Lokella!

Jennifer Bartlett is a Jill-of-all-trades; an accomplished makeup artist and hair stylist who specializes in creative color, turning her customers into vibrant works of art.

Boz Scaggs to play The Gardens

On Friday, Aug. 3 Boz Scaggs, along with special guest Keb’ Mo’ will light up the stage at Fred Meijer Gardens Amphitheater as part of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert series.

Residents recall U2’s Fountain St. Church show

Well before U2 became the biggest band in the world, they found an enthusiastic audience at the Fountain Street Church.

Perfect Pentwater

I once saw a bumper sticker in Los Angeles that read: “Where the hell is Pentwater?”

Five hot concerts in GR this week

The weather may have cooled down this week, but the musical acts gracing the stages of Grand Rapids are as hot as ever.

Day-tripping to sumptuous Saugatuck

Saugatuck is one of those communities that in the dead of winter seems a million miles away.

Day-tripping: A family friendly beach destination

Some years ago there were billboards advertising Ludington as “Up North, Close By.”




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