‘The Quarry’ Collaboration

The road to publication of The Quarry wasn’t free of rocks and ruts, but now local author Mike Salisbury and local illustrator Marvin Luna are entering the world of graphic novels

Baring it all in book form

Graci Harkema, international speaker and owner of DEI consulting firm Graci LLC, published Rising; From a Mud Hut to the Boardroom- and Back Again in 2022.

Symphony awarded NEA grant

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced it is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

$3 Million awarded to Michigan nonprofits

Two Michigan nonprofits have been jointly awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency. 

Fielding questions about good books

What was once a liquor store is now a thriving, independent bookstore in the heart of Ada that draws readers of all ages to its bright, open spaces and loads of glorious books.

Spotlight on Citizen Keen

Chances are, if you’ve lived in Grand Rapids for a while you’ve heard Citizen Keen play.

Annual dog swim set for city pool

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host a free dog swim event at Richmond Park Pool.

Open house provides info on sponsored recruits

The Grand Rapids Police Department will host an open house for those interested in learning more about sponsored recruit positions.

Top tips for water safety

Summers in Michigan can be beautiful, fun filled, and for many families this includes lots of time in or near the water. 

A really fun guy?

The Mycophile's Garden is a Grand Rapids based mushroom farm and wild mushroom foraging service that was started by Chris Swinson, CFO. In this case, CFO stands for Chief Fungal Officer.

Finding a farmers market near you

Fulton Street Market celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2022. Located in a purpose-built setting at 1145 Fulton St. E. in Grand Rapids, this time-honored traditional farmers market supports hundreds of businesses throughout West Michigan.

Beer City pickleball tourney returns

The Beer City Open Pickleball Championships are returning to Grand Rapids July 18 through July 23, 2023 at Belknap Park.

Growing further on Fridays

Participants in a summer youth program got a glimpse of the Grand Rapids City Commission Chambers on Friday, July 7 as they took part in GRow Further Fridays.

$90M in State funds earmarked for Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids is welcoming funding contained in the State of Michigan’s bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 budget...

Strengthening relationships abroad

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss recently led a 15-member delegation to two of Grand Rapids' sister cities in Asia.

Like a boss!

Whether it’s an elaborate festival, a city-wide race, or an afternoon of jazz in the park, the office of special events is here to help make visiting Grand Rapids a fun and engaging experience.

City: Offices closed, pools open!

Holidays come a few minor inconveniences– office closures and delayed garbage pickup to name two.

Guide to celebrating 4th of July

Grand Rapids’ 2023 Independence Day celebrations will start off with a bang Saturday July 1, with an annual fireworks display.

14 Fireworks Safety Tips

Since the passing of the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, PA 256 of 2011, a growing number of residents are choosing to light consumer grade fireworks as part of their annual holiday celebrations at home.

EGR announces 4th of July schedule

The City of East Grand Rapids invites community members to its annual Fourth of July Celebration.




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