Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Founders Brewing campaign supports arts community

Founders Brewing Co. pledged to use its social media platforms to help promote artists affected by COVID-19.

Neurocore offers free counseling to medical personnel, first responders

A Grand Rapids-based mental health center is offering free remote counseling to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SpartanNash sets aside store time for vulnerable populations

SpartanNash is reserving shopping time twice a week in its retail stores for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Girl Scouts chapter offers virtual programming

As the COVID-19 pandemic prevents in-person programming, an area branch of the Girl Scouts is offering opportunities for online learning and fun.

Aquinas College hosts blood drive

A blood drive will be held at a local college to increase the blood supply at local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meijer temporarily adjusts store hours

Meijer Inc. is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores.

Gov. Whitmer orders noncritical businesses to close

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a shelter-in-place order that will require all noncritical Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily close.
Coppercraft gin & tonic beverages.

Coppercraft Distillery to donate alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Alcohol has a variety of uses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Whitmer issues executive order on child care services

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently issued an executive order to expand child care services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's Fifth Third River Bank Run takes place Saturday, May 12.

Amway River Bank Run postponed to October

The COVID-19 outbreak forced Amway River Bank Run officials to postpone the annual race.

Striving for inclusion

Heartside is lagging behind as downtown booms.

Former fighter opening Brazilian jiujitsu academy downtown

A mixed martial arts school is opening this week.

Jack Nicklaus to speak at West Michigan Sports Commission fundraiser

A national golf champion will be coming to Grand Rapids.

Angling on the Grand

Tom Werkman shares his love of fishing with other anglers.

Unique finds

Discover the perfect gift at one of these new shops.

Mall to host Mad Hatter Tea Party, bunny photos

Woodland Mall will celebrate the arrival of spring with the return of two popular events this month.

Meet the Easter Bunny in Kentwood

The Easter Bunny is coming to the city of Kentwood.

‘Celebrating Diversity’

Artist Erick Picardo uses vibrant colors, hopeful imagery in his murals.




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