A Filipino full circle

When Jackie Canamo and Ace Marasigan first met at a Filipino restaurant in Detroit back in 2005, they never would have imagined that moment would come full circle nearly 20 years later with the opening of their own eatery.

Ciders, Perries and Pommeliers 

On Saturday, May 18 more than 30 of Michigan's 192 hard cideries will be slinging scrumptious samples to the sound of live music at Cider Fest 2024. 

Author details her escape from patriarchy

Cait West had no control over her life, her body, and her choices as a child and young adult. No, she wasn’t trafficked. No, she wasn’t enslaved in the ways we might understand those terms.
downtown Grand Rapids skyline

Community invited to help build bridge to our future

After more than a year of research and gathering community input, the City of Grand Rapids will unveil its “Bridge to Our Future” Community Master Plan recommendations.

City manager proposes budget increase

City Manager Mark Washington met with the Grand Rapids City Commission on April 23 to deliver a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025.

Creating cannabis connections

Jamie Cooper is making her mark on West Michigan by building bridges and creating connections in the cannabis industry.

Stacks of resources

“When in doubt go to the library,” said bestselling author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.

The pros and cons of going cashless

In late December of 2023, an altercation outside J Burger N Wings, 2023 Eastern Ave. SE in the Seymour Square area ended in shots being fired at a woman and her son.

Collecting the leaves left behind

You know all of those leaves that were still in your yard when the unwelcome Halloween blizzard arrived last fall?

Total Eclipse of the Heartside?

Residents of Grand Rapids will be able to witness an eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Degrees in visual expression

It is no secret that Grand Rapids is a city flourishing with creativity.

Catalyzing Creativity

Grand Rapids Magazine spoke with Cindy Meyers Foley about her position at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

City to offer free lifeguard certification

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department plans to hire 75 lifeguards this summer.

3rd Ward Commissioner Race Narrows

After a rigorous selection process, three finalists have emerged in the race to fill the vacant Third Ward Commissioner seat in Grand Rapids.

Entrepreneur puts old skis to new use

Simone Thiessen’s garage used to hold only cars. Now it also holds stacks of old skis, table saws and sanders, saw horses, and almost half a dozen Adirondack chairs sporting backs and seats made from skis.

Popular trail receives $300k in funding

The City of Kentwood has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to support improvements to the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail.

Quintet brought together to honor Blue Note

Blue Note Records is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with a U.S. Tour.

Ways to beat the winter blahs

You hear it all the time: "The way to maintain your mental state is through regular exercise."

Clarion Call: A Plea to the Public

Dégagé Ministries, 139 Sheldon Ave. SE, provides the only emergency shelter for women in the area.

Writing with Authority

Dressage circuit champion Debby Buck DeJonge's novels are set in the glammy world of fancy horse competitions.