Community college earns gold-level recognition for veteran accessibility

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) leveled up its veteran services, leading to recognition by a state agency. 

Puppy adoption highlights company’s commitment to charity

The grand opening of a tire store in Wyoming had an unexpected outcome for a puppy named Peanut who was part of the festivities.

Planting an oven in the ground

When friends come to visit Nina Van Harn during decent weather, the first place everyone heads is to the backyard.

Art that’s hardly mundane

Jenny Roberts is an artist, poet and Chicago transplant living in West Michigan, whose work examines the subtleties of life.

Bradley salon expands, partners open new location

Almost 30 years after Kerri Hartwell opened her first salon named after her son, Bradley, he is carrying on the family legacy with his own venture.

How to: Jump into cannabis

Recreational cannabis legalization is stretching across the United States, including Michigan.

Steely style

Noah Baldwin, a design engineer at Steelcase, spends his days solving puzzles and designing solutions.

The canna biz

Marijuana was once taboo, an illicit drug that still has millions of people behind bars.

Good Dog GR opens after relocation

A dog day care, overnight boarding and grooming facility recently reopened after relocating to a new space.

Grand Rapids illustrator to attend Third Thursdays for book signing

A local artist will sign copies of her latest book at Periwinkle FOG.

Gazelle Sports to host community events

A Michigan-based sporting goods store has two community events planned this month.

SHEFIT to partner with USA Pickleball

A Hudsonville-based performance apparel brand recently entered a partnership with national pickleball organization USA Pickleball.

Bissell Pet Foundation shares Fourth of July tips for pet owners

As Independence Day celebrations approach, the Bissell Pet Foundation is sharing tips to minimize pets’ fear of fireworks and protect them from getting lost.

HOLO Footwear booking it to Grand Rapids

A sustainable outdoor footwear maker is moving its headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to downtown Grand Rapids.

Wiz Khalifa to visit Grand Rapids, promote cannabis brand

Wiz Khalifa is coming to Grand Rapids this weekend to promote his cannabis brand.

Jeeter brings cannabis products to Michigan

A pre-roll cannabis brand has expanded to the Michigan market.

A shift in the retirement world

Retirement is changing. That means planning for retirement is changing, too, according to Steve Starnes, principal at Grand Wealth Management.

Medical innovation continues across Grand Rapids

While the world has been busy with other health concerns, it was easy to miss some of the impressive and innovative medical advances that have taken place outside of the public’s attention — even when it’s happening right under our noses.

A novel approach to PTSD

Janyre Tromp knows something about PTSD. She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to childhood trauma. She experienced it as a result of her daughter’s long illness, which brought to the surface her childhood experiences once again. Combine that with stories from her grandfather’s experiences in World War II and a friend’s family history, and she had the makings of a novel.

Root Farmacy expands delivery range

A food-as-medicine service now is shipping its meals throughout the Midwest.

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