Grand Rapids 2017 Mud Run Announced

Organizers of the 2017 Grand Rapids Mud Run, a mud filled 5K, promise to up the anti this year with new obstacles and rearranged favorites.
Von Maur exterior Woodland Mall

Von Maur department store opens

A long-anticipated department store is ready for shoppers.

West Michigan mom invents all-in-one toddler snowsuit

A Muskegon County mom designed and rolled out a snowsuit designed with efficiency and longer-term use in mind.
Lands' End expedition parka female model

Lands’ End is opening its Grand Rapids store

A retailer of “timeless style” is about to open its first store in Grand Rapids.
Mel Trotter Ministries thrift store interior purses and women's shoes

Mel Trotter opening 2 more thrift stores

A nonprofit that serves homeless residents is opening two new thrift stores in the area.

Harnessing diversity for better

RhaeAnn Booker always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, it just took her a while to get there — and not in the position she thought.

Managing back-to-school stress

This fall, kids might experience increased stress due to COVID-19.

Take a hike with Nubian goats

Dreamgoats offers several opportunities to enjoy the companionship of goats.

CDC classifies Kent County as ‘substantial’ risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the risk level of COVID-19 infection from moderate to substantial for Kent County.

Local artists create Black History Month T-shirts for Meijer

Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy junior Elijah Brown and artist and West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology Teen Arts + Tech Program instructor Jasmine Bruce partnered through WMCAT to design and print nearly 4,000 Black History Month T-shirts for Meijer.

Kellogg giving away ‘Special K Blursday Go-Away’ kits

Kellogg is giving Special K lovers a chance to beat the “Blursday” feeling with a kit containing seven cereal flavors and other goodies for each day of the week.
AM Yoga offers classes designed for kids.

Empowering Children Through Yoga

From test-taking to temper tantrums, being a kid can be stressful. When emotions become overwhelming at school, work or home, it is essential for both children and adults to learn how to understand their feelings and express them in a healthy and productive way.

Shannon Cohen products available at Meijer

A recent partnership between Meijer and Shannon Cohen Inc. means shoppers at 230 Meijer stores can add inspiration to their weekly shopping haul.Cohen’s Tough...

Frederik Meijer Gardens’ fall chrysanthemums exhibition set to return

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More!, will take place Sept. 18-Nov. 1.
Kula Yoga and Wanderlux Beauty & Wellness Co.

Kula Yoga Relocates & Teams Up with Wanderlux

Megan Rader is moving Kula Yoga to a new, larger location that will give her the opportunity to provide more class offerings as well as childcare for yoga students taking classes, but that’s not all she’s excited about.
Stoffer Home interior design showroom

An Open-Door Look at Interior Design

When Jean Stoffer was running her interior design business out of her home, it meant projects spilling over into almost every available space, coupled with a growing staff and client visits that forced the issue.
Sephora makeup cosmetics model

Sephora is opening a new store

A beauty retailer is planning to open a new store in the area.

Grand Rapids Art Museum exhibit to feature American folk art

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s newest exhibit features more than 80 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework and sculpture, which were created by folk artists, often referred to as self-taught artists.
Healing Improv

Healing Improv Focuses on Grief Relief

“I’m the lead idiot,” Bart Sumner said matter-of-factly when asked how he helps participants to get comfortable during his Healing Improv classes.

Heritage Hill Garden Tour returning in 2021

The annual Heritage Hill Garden Tour will return in June and this year will run during a community festival in Pleasant Park.




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