Six areas along the Grand River are slated for a major transformation as part of the River for All project, but the project’s completion is still years away.
“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.
Hunker down. Burrow in. Get as comfortable as the season allows. Practice your hygge and as winter approaches, layer up with soft clothing and collect items for the home that seductively whisper: sit, rest and stay…
Local yoga studio the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse has a bi-annual tradition of daring its students to 30 days of yoga. Every October and February, yogis choose to enroll in the “30 Day Dare,” with the intention of taking thirty yoga classes throughout the course of the month.
The Grand Rapids Griffins kick off the 2018-19 season this month under the leadership of Ben Simon, who was named the team’s 11th head coach in June. But Simon is no stranger to Grand Rapids — he spent the last three seasons as assistant coach for the Griffins, helping lead the team to a Calder Cup title in 2017, and played for the team in the 2006-07 season.
Less than two weeks before Americans head to the polls, Grand Rapids Community College has invited GOP strategist and CNN political contributor Ana Navarro to kick off its 2018-2019 Diversity Lecture Series.
With the temperature dropping and seasons changing, most people are looking to move their workouts indoors. Luckily, there’s a wide selection of gyms in the area offering fun and different ways to get your sweat on this winter.
It’s not hard to find Tami VandenBerg’s house. Set in a cozy part of Eastown, her front yard is the only one on her street littered with yard signs. “Black Lives Matter,” and “Science is Real,” reads one; another backs a Democrat for state attorney general.
Upon entering the storefront for Treetops Collective on South Division Avenue, it immediately becomes clear that people are at work. Commercial sewing machines are positioned along the street-side window; long tables overflow with fabric, beads and half-finished products; shelves are stacked with T-shirts, onesies and cloth baskets for sale. Women talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
In recent years parking downtown has become a greater challenge. On the one hand, that’s an indication of the positive growth the city is experiencing, but on the other, it can be a major headache when you are trying to enjoy this new nightlife, retail, and other downtown activities.