New app offers transportation for kids

Trusted Rides officially launched in Grand Rapids with a new iOS and Android app to help working parents meet their child’s transportation needs.

2020 Coast Guard Festival canceled

The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack Nicklaus to speak at West Michigan Sports Commission fundraiser (update)

A national golf champion will be coming to Grand Rapids.

Harnessing the power of technology

Grand Rapids doctors are utilizing cutting-edge technology to diagnose, treat and innovate.

West Michigan home to healthiest housing markets in state

A recent study from SmartAsset ranked the healthiest housing markets in Michigan, and five West Michigan communities were in the top 10.

Play time

Mary Gardner Premington created a 'public art playground.'

Grand Rapids resident raises thousands for water security

Starting Saturday, Becca VandeGriend will be leading West Michiganders in World Vision’s Virtual Global 6K for Water, a worldwide charity event with the purpose of raising thousands of dollars in donations for the organization’s global clean water access programs.

Michigan boaters rank among one of safest in nation

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Michigan is the third safest state for recreational boating. There have been 14.96 boating accidents per 100,000 registered watercraft in the state.

Online initiative helps tweens struggling with social distancing

Tween girls miss their friends, and a faith-based nonprofit is working to help.

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 with these takeout options and fun gift ideas

Don't let social distancing guidelines prevent you from celebrating Mom's special day.

Spectrum Health recognizes nurses

In recognition of National Nurses Week, Spectrum Health asked a handful of its registered nurses at Butterworth Hospital to discuss their careers and how their work and perspectives have changed during this global pandemic.

Sports organizations team up to give back

The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps and West Michigan Sports Commission partnered to launch “One Team For West Michigan,” an initiative to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating Black literature

The Black Book Exchange Box project encourages reading.

Providing peace for pigs — and chickens

The Gadziemskis have turned their passion into a sanctuary.

Bringing drag to daytime

Trevor Straub founded MI Drag Brunch.

Partners launch $5M match initiative for #GivingTuesdayNow

The for-profit arm of an area nonprofit is partnering with a pair of national organizations to launch a matching fund initiative that will be held next week on #GivingTuesdayNow.

Founders helping hospitality workers with ‘Fill the Tip Jar’ campaign

Founders Brewing Co. partnered with the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund to raise money for restaurant, bar and lodging workers who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Davenport offers free course for unemployed individuals

Davenport University will be offering an online course to individuals who have lost their jobs after March 1 because of the new coronavirus.

Michigan ranks as one of least difficult states to social distance

Michigan is playing the pandemic on easy mode, according to a recent study.

Boxed Water gives back to planet, plants 1 millionth tree

In partnership with a conservation organization, a locally based packaged water brand has planted its 1 millionth tree.




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