Stacks of Books

About six years ago, Amber Skiles quit her job in health care administration — and she hasn’t worked a day since. 

The B.O.B. resurrected

Many Grand Rapidians were devastated when the Big Old Building, or the B.O.B., closed last December.

Gryphon Place engages community during Suicide Prevention Month

A leading agency in suicide prevention plans to host a monthlong series of events. 

Nonprofit to lease space at former DeltaPlex building

A local nonprofit secured its own physical space for the first time in its 100-year-plus history.
234 Market apartments Grand Rapids exterior

Report: GR rentals maintain below-average vacancy rate

A new report on vacancy rates underscores a competitive market for residential rental units in Grand Rapids.

Original West Michigan highway gets new life

A former highway along the coast of Lake Michigan will have a tribute to its historical significance.

Airline brings low-fare options to Muskegon

Muskegon County Airport is expanding its air services with additional flights to Chicago.

Arbor Circle to cut ribbon on new courtyard

A nonprofit plans to celebrate a newly renovated outdoor space and mural. 

Commission Night Out meetings to return

City commission meetings will take to Grand Rapids neighborhoods once again.

Grand Rapids ranks among cities with best residential views

A new list highlighted Grand Rapids as a place to be for homes with the best views.

Amway cares for community

Hundreds of Amway employees gave back to West Michigan for this year’s companywide volunteer event. 

Ms. Wheelchair America comes to Grand Rapids

A nationwide competition is taking place this week as contestants advocate for people with disabilities. 

Latina Network celebrates eight years with fundraiser

A local organization is celebrating West Michigan “poderosas” during its annual fundraiser. 

Association celebrates Michigan Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets across Michigan will host special events and activities this week in honor of Michigan Farmers Market Week, taking place now through Aug. 13.

Mayor honors Cherry Health for National Health Center Week

A local health center is being recognized for its contributions to local health care. 

City to celebrate new outdoor fitness court

A collaboration between Priority Health and the city of Grand Rapids is bringing an outdoor fitness center to the city. 

Businesswomen to flock to inaugural SWAN Con

According to legend, a swan sings one beautiful song in its life just before it crosses the metaphorical rainbow bridge. But the Strong Women Arise Network (SWAN) is hardly on its way out.

Behavioral health crisis center planned for Kent County

Two local health care organizations are partnering to bring a behavioral health center to downtown Grand Rapids.

Future female leaders gather for professional development

A summer camp aimed at fostering business acumen and potential for high school girls was held last month at Calvin University.

West Michigan participates in nationwide beagle rescue mission

The local Humane Society is pitching in to help with the rescue of 4,000 mistreated beagles from Virginia. 

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