Meet the Griffins’ new Rinkmaster

There is something special about the Grand Rapids Griffins, and it would make many hockey coaches eager to jump at an opportunity behind the team’s bench.

A creator of experiences

Gwendolyn Thomas is the founder and lead designer at Dolyn Designs – a West Michigan-based wedding and event décor business.

Functional fitness

I was wondering what type of exercise I could do to get myself bathing suit-ready for summer. So, I reached out to Joe Cebulski, owner of 8th Day Gym. His answer surprised me.

RSV cases on the rise this season

At Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the new name for Spectrum Health, we care for what feels like an alphabet soup of viruses during...

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. 

How to: Jump into cannabis

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

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.

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.

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.

Midwest United Football Club selects training partner

A Black-owned training center is partnering with a national soccer club. 

Work/life’s pandemic disruption

Jessica Roberts, a counselor with Brave Grand Rapids, has been giving therapy sessions since 2018. That’s put her in a unique position — with about half her professional experience coming before COVID-19’s American outbreak, and about half of it after.

Grand Rapids to host fencing tournament

The Grand Rapids Advanced Fencing Academy will host a tournament with multiple divisions in March.

Double threat

A year ago, Michigan was deep in the grip of a surge in COVID-19 cases. Hospitals were full of patients — and with vaccines in their early phases, there wasn’t much to do but stay masked and wait.

Report: Grand Rapids has 20th most homes selling above asking price

More than half of the homes sold in Grand Rapids were purchased above the asking price this year, according to a recent report.

Gun Lake Casino helps fire department with new equipment

The Wayland Fire Department will purchase a new extrication tool after receiving financial donations from the Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino.

Sounds of joy

Lori Layne always threw her extra change into the buckets of the Salvation Army bell-ringers each holiday season, so when she saw a call for the organization last year, she jumped at the opportunity.

A trip to the orchard

Learn which apple varieties make the tastiest dishes.

Summer seasonings

Fresh herbs are a great addition to your summer meals — and can be grown in your backyard.

A fresh coat of paint

Bringing new life to your rooms with these tips.