Grand Rapids Gold partners with community organizations

The Grand Rapids Gold is launching its NBA Cares Season of Giving for the holidays.

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.

Consumers Energy grant supports forestry

Muskegon neighborhoods are surrounded by new trees, thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Consumers Energy Forestry Department.

The Terri DeBoer you don’t know

West Michigan knows Terri DeBoer as the morning meteorologist on WOOD-TV8, letting us know each day about the rain, wind, snow, storms and sunshine coming our way.

Gun Lake Casino helps fire department with new equipment

The Wayland Fire Department will purchase a new extrication tool after receiving financial donations from the Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino.

Davenport rolls out new STEM degree programs

Davenport University is offering two new degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to combat teacher shortages in urban areas.

KAI Cannabis opens Muskegon dispensary

A cannabis company opened its second Michigan location in Muskegon over the weekend.

Sounds of joy

Lori Layne always threw her extra change into the buckets of the Salvation Army bell-ringers each holiday season, so when she saw a call for the organization last year, she jumped at the opportunity.

Women-owned salon suite rental business expands to Grandville

Private suites for salon or spa professionals now are available to rent in Grandville thanks to the expansion of The Indi Suites.

Harnessing diversity for better

RhaeAnn Booker always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, it just took her a while to get there — and not in the position she thought.

Lakeshore cannabis center to host grand opening

A new cannabis provisioning center will open this weekend in Muskegon.


Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish word that has been gaining recognition of late, and it’s one we find especially important in the design world.

Furniture store relocates

A furniture retailer is relocating its Kentwood store.
One Twenty Three tavern bar bartender

Survey: 1 in 3 Michiganders consider their local bartender a friend

A third of Michigan drinkers said their relationship with their local barkeep goes deeper than small talk.

Wolverine, Metallica foundation partner on ‘Encore’ merch collection

Wolverine is partnering with Metallica’s charitable foundation on a limited-edition boot and apparel collection to benefit students of the skilled trades.

Dr. John’s receives national recognition for export contributions

A West Michigan company received national recognition over the weekend for its contribution to expanding U.S. exports overseas.

KCHD offers COVID-19 vaccines for children

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is available at all Kent County Health Department (KCHD) locations for children ages 5-11.

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.




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