City issues COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of Halloween

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Grand Rapids said it wants families to have a fun and safe Halloween by following the recommendations issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Kent County Health Department and the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Transforming downtown

Cranes flood the skyline as Grand Rapids undergoes more investment.

City completes upgrades to West Side park

The city of Grand Rapids has completed improvements to a park space on the city’s West Side.

Carolyn Stich’s annual holiday card is now available

Holland artist Carolyn Stich designed this year’s “And Away They Flew” holiday card to feature Santa and his reindeer lifting off from a twinkling 8th Street on a peaceful, snowy night. 

Speaking up

Jocelyn Barnes grew to love Grand Rapids through open mic nights.

Study finds Allendale is the hardest working city in Michigan

A recent study from career resource company Zippia found that Allendale is Michigan’s hardest working city.

WMCAT converts conference to eight-month virtual series

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology is converting its planned in-person, two-day conference on community prosperity to a mostly virtual, eight-month series.

Your guide to fall foraging

Foraging is a great way to add unique elements to your fall dishes.

Survey: Michigan singles would travel over two hours to go on a date

A nationwide survey examining dating in the time of the pandemic found that the average single person in Michigan would travel 2.4 hours to go on a date.

Grand Rapids musician Steven Malcolm finds calling at hip-hop church

The 29-year-old shifted focus from basketball to music after attending a service at The Edge.

Explore Grand Rapids on e-scooters this weekend

The city of Grand Rapids and Ford subsidiary Spin are launching a citywide e-scooter share program.

Passion project

These working moms turned crafting night into a business.

GRPL partnership offers free hot spots for students

The Grand Rapids Public Library collaborated with five neighborhood organizations to provide free Wi-Fi hot spots for local students and families who are participating in distance and hybrid learning during COVID-19.

Walking tour recounts Muskegon legends, scandals

The Lakeshore Museum Center will host a walking tour that shares stories about Muskegon.

‘My Dearest Friends’

DisArt teams with artist to share important stories.

Grand Rapids Public Library set to reopen next month

The Grand Rapids Public Library will reopen all of its locations starting Oct. 12.

Creative couple

Even without live events, the Hays have kept busy amid the pandemic.

‘Puberty Lady’ releases online course to help parents

A new online course prepared by registered nurse and certified sexuality educator Wendy Sellers is available for parents with children entering puberty.
Thornapple Brewing Co. beer glass flight bar

A podcast for Beer City, USA

The Michigan Brewers Guild launched a podcast, “Michigan’s Great Beer State Podcast” for the state’s beer enthusiasts.

Wise Men Distillery donates proceeds from cornhole tourney to disabled vets

Wise Men Distillery in Kentwood announced it made an $800 contribution to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.

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