Health care heroes: the toll of a high death count

K ourtney Thomas remembers the first COVID-19 patient she saw back in March 2020.
collaborative divorce illustration

Keeping it civil

Collaborative divorce puts children’s well-being first.

John Ball Zoo to host brick sculpture exhibit

Replicas of animals across the world will be featured at the zoo.

Turkey Trot goes virtual for 2020

The Grand Rapids Turkey Trot will continue its longstanding tradition this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Fitness franchise stretches into East Grand Rapids

A fitness franchise plans to celebrate the grand opening of its first Michigan studio.
View from the vegetable garden.

Seamless Style from the Outside In

While others designing their dream home envision open floor plans, vaulted ceilings and that longed-for room designated solely for their hobby, landscape designer Amy Squires did her dreaming a little differently: her perfect home began with planning landscapes and gardens, with the home built around them.
The Friesian Gastro Pub bar

Designing today’s neighborhood pub

Before it became The Friesian Gastro Pub, the building at 720 Michigan St. NE was four walls of eroding concrete and a dirt floor. That didn’t stop the owners from envisioning a fresh addition to the Midtown Corridor, but they did need direction.

Center for Mindfulness announces summer programs

The Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness announced its summer programs, which include 60-minute free classes, three-hour interactive workshops and multiweek classes.

County road agencies unveil best roads to see fall colors

County road agencies throughout Michigan released lists of the best roads for viewing fall colors this year.
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.

Start Garden graduates make their mark

Start Garden has made its presence felt in this region’s business community ever since it was founded nine years ago by Rick DeVos.

Artists respond to social injustice through projects downtown

Amid the protests, cries for social justice and a need for education, businesses and artists have shown their support for Black Lives Matter through murals and paintings in downtown Grand Rapids.

Snowshoe your way through the winter

Snowshoeing is one of the easiest activities out there.

Lakeshore Museum Center exhibit honors Muskegon quilter

The Lakeshore Museum Center will showcase a new exhibit honoring the late Rosie Lee Wilkins from Monday through April 24.

Business Moves with Marie La Mode

Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode, is living in jumpsuits—it’s the easiest get-up, slip one on and you’re done (your only stressor now is shoes). Also on repeat are high-waisted denim and graphic tees. These are her favorite looks and lately, she’s wearing them in her new brick and mortar store on Cherry Street as she adapts to a different pace than what she’s become used to.

Get your home sell-ready

Use these tips to get the best resale value.
Spoke Cycling/Strength exterior pre-open Breton Village

Indoor cycling studio coming to Breton Village

A new indoor cycling studio is preparing to open at a shopping center in town.
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Library Offers Adulting 101 Classes to Help You Adult Better

Are you having trouble adulting? Well, do we have good news for you. The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is launching a new series of classes that will teach you the necessities about home maintenance, green cleaning, job searching, and managing a spending plan.
Grand Rapids Ballet offers adult ballet classes.

Dance Your Way to Fit with Grand Rapids Ballet’s Adult Classes

Plié and pirouette to better health and fitness with Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult ballet classes.

Sensational style

On stage or on the street, Bux Dhyne's style turns heads.




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