Survey: 55% of Michigan residents say they would seek medication over therapy

A survey conducted by shows 55% of Michigan residents say they would prefer taking antidepressants over seeing a therapist when facing a decrease in their mental health.

The Barre Code hosting fourth annual fitness class on Blue Bridge

Participants can combine fitness and fundraising for a good cause at an outdoor class on the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids next week.
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Outside the Box Organizing

Many people tend to dread decluttering and getting organized, even if their stuff is giving them grief. I get it. It can be overwhelming for many. And, whatever the job may be, it’s work—physical and emotional. I regularly get asked, “You do this every day?” My response, “Pretty much, and I love it.”

ArtPrize set to return in 2021

ArtPrize will be returning later this year after the competition was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hope Network launches virtual 51K for Mental Health Awareness Month

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Hope Network is inviting people to get moving with a free monthlong program to benefit mental health.

Perrin Brewing to host ‘Bend and Brew’ at the pub

Perrin Brewing Company is inviting the public to come enjoy yoga and beer at its pub during two events this fall.

Dégagé Ministries moves forward with Pillowcase Project

An art exhibit originally planned for ArtPrize is moving ahead despite the competition’s cancellation.

How to Wear Vintage This Season

It never fails. You compliment someone on their clothing and when you hear them say the word vintage, there’s always that sting.
Father's Day cards from The Paper Studio

Father’s Day Gifts That’ll Make Dad King for a Day

Who’s up for some gift ideas that don’t involve a tie? On June 17, give dad a great gift from one of these local shops.

Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association cancels 2020 garden tour

Garden enthusiasts will have to wait until next year to enjoy the Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association’s garden tour.

Wedgwood’s Employment Training Program launches Etsy shop

A social services nonprofit that serves youths launched an online shop through which the products teens make in its Employment Training Program can be purchased.
Pop Up Fitness takes your workout to the lakeshore.

Pop-Up Fitness Takes Your Workout to the Beach

Getting bored with simply adjusting the incline on your treadmill to get a better workout? Looking for reasons to explore the coast this summer?

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.
Duluth Trading Co. West Chester store.

Professional Lumberjacks Show Off Their Skills at Retailer’s Grand Opening

In what has to be one of the more unique grand opening events for a retailer, Duluth Trading Co. has enlisted a pair of professional lumberjacks to show off their axe handling skills.

Start Your Thanksgiving Day with the Turkey Trot

Lace up those running shoes before you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, the Grand Rapids Turkey Trot takes off at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Local entrepreneur creates lifestyle planner

Grand Rapids entrepreneur Kristian Grant launched her 2021 Game Plan Lifestyle Planner as well as The Making of a Game Plan.

Funky Buddha Yoga offers virtual sessions

Don't let the stay-at-home order put a damper on your yoga sessions.
Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club

Sport & Social Club Offers “Recess” for Adults

Ever wondered why the recess of your youth had to go away? You’re not the only one. The Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club (GRSSC) was founded to offer an after work recess spot for young professionals in and around Grand Rapids.