Wine for the people

Here is something important to remember about George W.C. Walker III: Before he was 21 years old, he was in West Michigan, already studying for his sommelier exam.

Partnership offers free MLK Day vaccine clinic

Four Grand Rapids organizations have partnered to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to residents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, to increase the vaccination rate among African Americans in the community and build further awareness about the positive impact of the vaccine.

Fluresh holds charity drive

A Grand Rapids-based cannabis company held a successful holiday charity drive as part of a December sales event that benefited two local nonprofits. 

Community events promote National Day of Racial Healing

Two Battle Creek organizations are hosting several community activities in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 18.

Studio Park to show Obama docuseries

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Studio Park will screen a new film about former President Barack Obama.

Women in Aviation chapter hosting career symposium

The Women in Aviation International Great Lakes Chapter will host a career conference next month in Battle Creek.

Cooley law school to host civil rights panel discussion

Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School is hosting a virtual discussion panel in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kentwood hosting MLK unity walk

The city of Kentwood will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with a one-mile unity walk.

Casino supports K-9 training

Gun Lake Casino on Friday, Jan. 7, said it donated $4,000 to support the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department K-9 training.
Mel Trotter Ministries, at the corner of Williams Street and Commerce Avenue. (GR|Mag photo/Sam Easter)

Mel Trotter expands services amid the cold

Mel Trotter Ministries (MTM) is seeing an increased need to support the cold, hungry and homeless, as West Michigan experiences ongoing winter conditions.

Chow Hound seeks boxes for rescue pet bedding

Chow Hound Pet Supplies is inviting pet parents to bring in extra boxes from out-of-town pet suppliers as part of a new program to benefit local rescue animals as they wait for their forever home.

Michigan cities see reciprocal migration patterns

A study analyzing Midwest census data found many Midwest cities and surrounding areas gained much of their annual population from nearby metros. 

Images of Michigan

For more than 50 years, Todd Reed has photographed the beautiful scenery in Michigan.

Nonprofit hosting free MLK Day event

Arbor Circle will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day this year by hosting a free, virtual event honoring the civil rights leader.

Nature’s ReLeaf opens on GR’s West Side

A family-owned and -operated cannabis dispensary recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Grand Rapids location.

Growing a financial brand

Sandy Jelinski has been the Lake Michigan Credit Union chief executive officer for more than two decades, helping the credit union grow into a major West Michigan financial institution.

Mover study reveals majority leaving Michigan

A national moving company ranked Michigan the sixth most moved-from state in 2021.

Putting GR back on the map

January and February 2020 appeared to set a great trajectory for tourism growth in West Michigan.

Aquatic center to unveil new facility

The recreational area of the Holland Aquatic Center (HAC) will reopen on Jan. 31.

Bronson welcomes first baby of 2022

A southwest Michigan family welcomed the new year with the arrival of a baby boy.

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