FWF donates school supplies to Kentucky students

Fifth Wheel Freight (FWF) partnered with an elementary school in Lansing to provide support and encouragement to students who suffered the effects of tornadoes in Mayfield, Kentucky. 

Chelios scores with own tequila

Chris Chelios spent 26 seasons in the National Hockey League, tied for most ever with Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe.

Poet Laureate introduces community project

Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson created a new project that provides a space for poets and artists of all ages.
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.

First ‘social zones’ open in downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to downtown will notice four new outdoor “social zones” that were installed in public spaces over the weekend to give restaurants and retailers more room to serve customers in the era of social distancing.

Studio to host sustainability summit and plant swap

A coworking space in Grand Rapids is set to host its first quarterly market event of the year.
The Paper Studio

The Paper Studio Branches Out with New Store in Downtown Market

The owner of Grand Rapids retail store The Paper Studio is embarking on a second endeavor. Abby Fowler, Paper Studio owner, opens Pulp & Stem on Tuesday, May 1 in the Downtown Market.

Guide to cooling off this summer

The summer heat can feel relentless. So, we’ve compiled a few fun ways to cool off during the steamy summer days in or around Grand Rapids.

Kent County hotels offer staycation deals

Experience Grand Rapids is partnering with Kent County-area hotels to provide staycation deals to revive the tourism and hospitality sector of the local economy that suffered under the COVID-19 pandemic.

A city in motion

Rosalynn Bliss has seen numerous changes in her seven years as mayor of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids landmarks light up for cancer awareness

Two Grand Rapids landmarks will be among more than 225 around the world that will shine a light on breast cancer.

Gov. Whitmer issues executive order on child care services

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently issued an executive order to expand child care services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

WMEAC to host weeklong Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will kick off a weeklong version of the annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup this Saturday.

New UICA Exhibit Explores Chicago Race Riot of 1919

“Warm Water: New Works by Charles Edward Williams” opens this weekend at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art.

Charity shopping event coming to downtown Holland

Downtown Holland this weekend is hosting its annual charity shopping event.

Making a difference

The people and organizations stepping up during a challenging year.

Homeless for the Holidays: A Picture of Homelessness in Grand Rapids

Selina Parks remembers her first steps into a Grand Rapids homeless shelter in vivid detail.

‘Downton Shabby’ author returns to West Michigan

Holland-born actor and writer Hopwood DePree will make an appearance at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids. 

Going from DJ to MJ

For years, Drew McCarthy was “Big Droo,” a big-time radio personality in West Michigan. As McCarthy continued to establish himself as one of the premier sports radio hosts in Michigan, he also took on a very public bariatric surgery process.

Trinity Health Michigan launches social care hotline

Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, which together comprise the Michigan region of Trinity Health, implemented a social care hotline to connect individuals with needed support, including access to food, transportation, health insurance, medication assistance, dependent care and more.

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