Downtown Holland opens social district

The Downtown Holland Social District, which will be open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., launched Friday.

Celebrate Father’s Day 2021 with these family activities and specials

Looking for a way to celebrate Dad that’s a little more special than another tie? We’ve got you covered.

SpartanNash offers telemedicine service at all pharmacies

SpartanNash has partnered with Bonum Health to provide telemedicine services at all company-owned pharmacies.

Green e-scooters, bikes hit streets of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is expanding its shared e-scooter and bike share service pilot with micromobility partner Lime.

Wade Rouse’s newest book examines important bonds of friendship

Author Wade Rouse, who writes under the pen name Viola Shipman, released his new book “The Clover Girls” last month.

LGBTQIA+ service provides open talks for community and allies

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids resident Colleen McFawn found herself inspired by her own life experiences to create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community.

Grand Rapids merges social districts and adds four more

The city of Grand Rapids combined the existing downtown social district areas — also known as “refreshment areas” — into one to streamline operations and simplify the boundaries for businesses and visitors.

Kentwood Farmers Market opens Thursday for summer

The Kentwood Farmers Market will return for its seventh season, starting Thursday and ending Aug. 26.

Survey: 1 in 9 Michiganders admit they’ve regretted posting negative reviews online

According to a survey by, 11% of Michiganders have regretted posting a negative review about a business or service online.

New paddle club to host water races supporting charities

The newly formed nonprofit Muskegon Lakeshore Paddle Club will host community paddle events on June 12 and Aug. 28 on Mona Lake at Ross Park, 82 Randall Road in Norton Shores.

Michigan’s Adventure opening Memorial Day weekend

Michigan’s Adventure amusement park will be open for guests Saturday.

Grand Rapids Public Library extending hours starting next month

The Grand Rapids Public Library will be extending its hours of operation at all of its locations beginning June 7.

5 tips for hosting your safe summer wedding

With warmer weather on the way here in West Michigan, it’s time to start thinking about the summer event season.

Hazel, Santos, Star rank as top coffee-inspired baby names

According to research by, Hazel, Santos and Star are the top female, male and gender-neutral coffee-inspired names, respectively. 

Military nonprofit’s relay to make stop in Grand Rapids

Carry The Load will walk through Grand Rapids and surrounding areas on Wednesday as part of a 15,500-mile national relay.

Fifth Third surprises families of babies born on May 3 with $1,053 for college

A local bank recently celebrated “Fifth Third Day” by giving away money to help parents start college funds for their newborns.

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2021 with these family activities and gift ideas

The greater Grand Rapids area has numerous opportunities to spend quality time with Mom to show how much you appreciate her.

GRAM hires new membership manager

Michael Catching will help increase museum’s outreach within the community.

April showers bring May flowers

Your guide to 5 local plant shops in Grand Rapids.

‘Close to a breakthrough’

Researchers at Van Andel Institute have Parkinson’s in their scope.




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