Children’s book illustrator on tap for ‘virtual storytelling’

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host a Michigan children’s book illustrator for a five-part virtual storytelling journey about how he created the art for “Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story.”

Lake Michigan Credit Union launches annual $50,000 home makeover sweepstakes

Lake Michigan Credit Union announced the launch of its ninth annual Home Makeover Sweepstakes with a grand prize of $50,000.
Duffield Lane

Classic and cute: Duffield Lane layers up for winter

Jamie Duffield said her motivation for starting Duffield Lane came about as she was on the search for pajamas that she “would not be embarrassed to be seen in, whether it be while visiting my in-laws or just running out of the house for a quick minute.”

Saugatuck Douglas Fennville Arts Initiative reveals first exhibit

The Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitors Bureau launched the Saugatuck Douglas Fennville Arts Initiative with the purpose of creating a connection between arts and community development after the pandemic isolation.

Duffield Lane moves to Breton Village

Local women’s boutique Duffield Lane recently relocated to Breton Village.

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The back-to-school gear you need for success.

Holland Museum to unveil Cappon House fountain restoration

The Holland Museum and Holland Garden Club will unveil the restored Cappon House fountain at 10 a.m. Friday.

Annual coding event draws more than 2,300 students

More than 2,300 West Michigan third, fourth and fifth grade students from 24 schools learned computer programming basics during West Michigan Tech Talent’s virtual Hour of Code event.

Cannabis retailer to give gas cards to customers

Two Michigan cannabis companies are teaming up to give away $70,000 in gas cards for customers.

Faith Hospice introduces plans for grief support center

Faith Hospice has announced plans to construct a grief support center at its Trillium Woods inpatient facility to address an increasing need for bereavement services in West Michigan.

John Ball Zoo opening in late March

The public will be able to view different reptiles, primates and amphibians at John Ball Zoo starting March 27.
Naughty Bettie is a new intimate apparel shop that empowers women.

Meet the New Girl in Town, Naughty Bettie

The woman who owns a lingerie business probably has a husband who appreciates that sort of thing, right? That’s not the case for Elise Kutt, owner and founder of Naughty Bettie, the new European influenced lingerie boutique.
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Sex in this city

More than many other major cities in America, Grand Rapids residents are embracing ways to spice up their love lives.

Woodland Mall hosts exhibit featuring artists of color and documentary

Woodland Mall will be hosting the LOVE.ART.HISTORY. exhibit and a screening of the documentary “In Between the Trees” over Valentine’s Day weekend in the mall’s center court between Kay Jewelers and Chico’s.

Former realtor opens online home décor, apparel store

A former Grand Rapids realtor has left an established career of 12 years to open her own e-commerce shop.
Bella Bridesmaids dresses on rack

Bella Bridesmaids opens up shop

A new shop specializing in bridesmaid dresses has arrived in West Michigan.

Lakeshore cannabis center to host grand opening

A new cannabis provisioning center will open this weekend in Muskegon.
"Hunks & Heroes" book cover

GQ’s creative director at large is visiting AK Rikk’s

Jim Moore of GQ will be in town next week promoting his new book, “Hunks & Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ.”
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