Twitter data: Michigan top state for people talking about quitting their jobs

As the U.S. sees a growing number of people leaving the workforce in the COVID-19 era, new research found Michigan is the top state...

Camp cooking

Turn your next camping trip into a boundless buffet.

Kent County offers mobile vaccine clinics

The Kent County Health Department, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, North Kent Connect, Seeds of Promise and Vaccinate West Michigan are partnering to offer mobile vaccination clinics throughout Kent County in September.
Makeup BLVD opens doors on Wealthy Street.

Makeup BLVD Brings New Brands to GR

With a background as an educator and manager for a large cosmetics retailer, Melina Carreno Tobin decided it was time to open her own shop and focus on brands not readily available locally.
Douglas J Salon stylist and customer

Two salon and spa locations open doors

A salon and spa brand has opened a pair of locations in the area.
Orange Theory Fitness group class.

Gift Guide for the Fitness Fanatic

Find something for every type of athlete on your list this year at these local gyms and sports shops.

Models taking runway for breast cancer

Women’s clothing from a local boutique will be on display during a fashion show for a good cause.

Health care heroes

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff share their personal stories and the moments that changed their lives.

Summer seasonings

Fresh herbs are a great addition to your summer meals — and can be grown in your backyard.

Cedar Springs hosting gravel bike race

The Cedar Blitz Gravel Grinder Bike Race will take place May 22 at Cedar Springs Brewing Company, 95 N. Main St. NE, Cedar Springs.

Kent County recycling program now accepts paper cups

Kent County has become one of a growing number of Michigan communities to add paper cups to its recycling program, thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute.
Pamella Roland DeVos

Fashion school sews up backing

A downtown fashion school has received a grant to fund programming for the next five years.

Bradley salon expands, partners open new location

Almost 30 years after Kerri Hartwell opened her first salon named after her son, Bradley, he is carrying on the family legacy with his own venture.
Via Design interior design room partial

Deliberate design

Simplifying your space can promote calm.
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.

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.”
Niki Corcoran

Heights Yoga Project opening on West Side

Niki Corcoran is making her dream of owning a yoga studio come true.

‘Toys that Move’ join museum’s permanent collection

A new display of toys from throughout the ages opened at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Hospital systems hosting drug take-back sites

Two local hospital systems are holding separate drug take-back events to encourage the community to dispose of unwanted medications.

A trip to the orchard

Learn which apple varieties make the tastiest dishes.




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