Pop-Up Fitness Class Takes Over Blue Bridge

A pop-up fitness class is taking over the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday night.

Binder Park Zoo unveils two murals

Jaziel Pugh, in collaboration with Color the Creek and Binder Park Zoo, put the finishing touches on two murals last week in the Miller Children’s Zoo at Binder Park.

Art historian aims to reveal mysteries of MMA paintings

A conservator and art historian will uncover secrets surrounding two of the Muskegon Museum of Art’s paintings in a Zoom presentation next week.
Sally Keiser Photo by Andrea Monk

Meet Your Maker: Sally Ann Bags

Sally Keiser, founder of Sally Ann bags, has a mission: She wants people to care about where their fashions come from, who makes them and how they are made. From handbags, backpacks, clutches and satchels, this maker’s bespoke products are made in Grand Rapids with love, a lot of time and with Mother Earth in mind.

Meijer Toy Book offers safer shopping option

Meijer released a new catalog featuring its "top toy" picks for an early look as families plan their tactics for safe holiday shopping.

Lakeshore Museum Center opening interactive turtle exhibit

The Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon will be hosting the Turtle Travels exhibit starting Friday through Sept. 4.
Flip Dog Yoga

Flip Dog Yoga Offers New Perspective on Downward Dog

Have you ever felt as if you “should” be doing more yoga? Flip Dog Yoga studio owner and yoga teacher Nick Dobkowski doesn’t believe in guilt trips, especially when it comes to yoga. 
European Wax Center exterior and model

European Wax Center moves into Grand Rapids

European Wax Center has opened its first West Michigan location.
Alkalign Studios opened in Ada earlier this year.

A Workout for Every Body

Yoga blocks, pilates balls, low weights, yoga straps, resistance bands, closed-loop bands, a ballet barre and even the mirrors lining the studio walls are used to help with engagement and alignment at Alkalign.
The Barre Bode Grand Rapids Heritage Hill Blue Bridge class

Shape Up With a Free Barre Week

A Grand Rapids fitness studio is celebrating one year of raising the bar by offering free classes.

Studio Park hosts film screening, community conversation on mental health

A free, outdoor film screening and community conversation on mental health and addiction is taking place at Celebration Cinema's Studio Park.
Laughter Yoga isn't like traditional yoga.

Strike a Smile with Laughter Yoga

You don’t need a yoga mat, fancy yoga clothes or even to be physically fit. You only need to be ready to take yourself less seriously, says Angela Essick Dykes, who will be leading several free Laughter Yoga sessions at Gilda’s Club in Grand Rapids and Lowell as part of LaughFest 2018.
Girlpalooza lip gloss tubes

Apply a new lip gloss line

A local entrepreneur has launched a line of “cruelty-free, vegan lip glosses” geared toward young girls.

Wolverine partners with distillery on limited-edition boots

Wolverine joined up with a Kentucky distillery for the second time to produce a new limited-edition boot that will support workers in the skilled trades.

Sports performance center owners use shutdown to their advantage

Alpha Human Performance, a sports performance center, opened after the governor’s stay-home order halted owners Daimond and Regina Dixon’s plans for their grand opening in April.

Cozy Christmas style

For Sara Bower, managing director of the Van Singel Fine Arts Center, it’s all about aesthetics. No matter the season, her home is bathed in shades of ivory and warm, earthy tones with charming accents scattered throughout.

Women’s boutique opens in Ada

Laurel & Jack, a women’s boutique offering a variety of clothing and décor items based on current trends, opened in Ada.
Marie La Mode T-shirts and denim shorts

Women’s fashion store is closing

A women’s clothing boutique in town is closing.

Blandford Nature Center wins maple syrup contest

The Blandford Nature Center won Alpine Historical Commission's 2021 Maple Syrup Contest.
Kula Yoga and Wanderlux Beauty & Wellness Co.

Kula Yoga Relocates & Teams Up with Wanderlux

Megan Rader is moving Kula Yoga to a new, larger location that will give her the opportunity to provide more class offerings as well as childcare for yoga students taking classes, but that’s not all she’s excited about.

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