Before 2000, Lisa Cockrel had never heard of the Festival of Faith & Writing – a biennial celebration of literature and belief at Calvin College. Living in Chicago and attending college at the time, she was given the opportunity to travel to Grand Rapids and attend the festival. After an unforgettable weekend, she came away with an encouraging thought: “I found my people.”
As spring weather fills the air and flowers begin to bloom, many are once again enjoying the great outdoors. But why only admire the plants, when they could be used for something more?
Orchids. Those delicate, multibloomed delicacies of the botanical world. So desirable, orchids are smuggled globally as devotees seek out incredibly rare varieties.
Husband and wife fitness team and owners of Life Addicts fitness studio, Travis Washington and Whitney Lavette, are celebrating their one-year business anniversary in Alger Heights.
A unique way to spend your vacation (or a weekend) is as a tourist in your own town. Treat it like a real vacation: unplug from email and try visiting places you’ve never been. And, for the ultimate vacation, check-in to a hotel in town. Plus, you’ll be able to try out a cozy spot to put up the in-laws when they come to town.
As a full-time student and athlete at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and the founder of her own company, Locker Lifestyle, Katarina Samardzija is living her dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Looking for ways to get fit and explore your local parks this spring? Kelsey Young is here to help. This April, she will lead the Great Escape Fitness Outdoor Hiking and Fitness Club in its second annual season of weekly hiking gatherings.
Although it still seems hard to believe, warmer weather will soon be here – meaning now is the perfect time to start thinking about a fresh new hairstyle for spring. Fuller Hair & Nail Salon, a new full-service salon in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood, is now open and ready to help you look and feel great.
The Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association is looking for a local artist to create a piece of public art near the neighborhood’s northern border.
Gather your friends for an evening of painting to help support Girls on the Run.