Health care heroes: Through the looking glass

For Robert Guikema, the stakes never felt heavier due to the constant potential exposure to COVID-19 he faced at work every day as a respiratory therapist for Metro Health.

Boxing champion-inspired fitness boutique opens

A new fitness franchise is open in Grand Rapids.

Your dream closet

9 design elements to turn your closet into a space you want to spend time in.

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.

Parades to honor public works employees

Local public works and road agencies are sending their “fleets through the streets” in celebration of National Public Works Week, Sunday through May 22.

Mayor’s Greening Initiative to add 350 trees to Burton Heights

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the city of Grand Rapids are inviting volunteers to join the sixth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative this spring and fall.
Bryan Esler

Health care heroes: manning the ‘front door’

Kendra Peot describes her staff as the “front door” for Butterworth’s emergency department.

Embracing the eclectic

Some people shine brighter simply by embracing their uniqueness. Local stylist and creative visionary Grace Kelly fully epitomizes this strategy.

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.

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.

Custom health care provider opens lakeshore location

HealthBar, a Grand Rapids-based provider of custom health care services to businesses and consumers, opened a new drive-thru medical center along the lakeshore.

Turn the page

Some ironic news hit in March when Amazon announced it was ending its endeavor to open brick-and-mortar bookstores — the very establishments it hoped would wipe out bookstores’ endangered-species status.

Cannabis company in growth mode

A veteran-owned cannabis company opened a processing facility near Rockford and has further expansion plans in the area.

Rehab hospital offers chiropractic care

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital now offers chiropractic services as a new treatment option for patients.

Good Dog GR opens after relocation

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

A new day for art in Grand Rapids

The city is poised for a resurgence of art.

A trip to the orchard

Learn which apple varieties make the tastiest dishes.

SHEFIT to partner with USA Pickleball

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

Jeeter brings cannabis products to Michigan

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

Versiti hosting Juneteenth blood drive on Saturday

Versiti is hosting 13 blood drives within its five-state footprint on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth.




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