Fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative to plant 500 trees

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative marks its fifth anniversary this year, and to celebrate it will plant 500 trees in the neighborhood around Garfield Park, located off Burton Street SE.

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.

Fifty-year-old Apartment Lounge launches GoFundMe to come back in spring

Michigan’s oldest operating LGBTQ bar is in danger of closing for good because of COVID-19.

Saugatuck area makes Condé Nast’s top destinations list

Southwest Michigan has been recognized among the best travel destinations in the world.

Grand Rapids City Guide

Your guide to happy hours, hotels, markets, dining and drinks

Neighborhood spotlight

We take a look at five Grand Rapids-area neighborhoods you should be enjoying right now.
Studio Park piazza downtown Grand Rapids

Presenting Studio Park

The $160 million project includes multiple restaurants, yoga studio.

Turning the lens on homelessness

Dean Cain’s latest project was filmed in Grand Rapids.

Most popular baby names of 2020

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, birthrates are expected to remain consistent in 2020, and thankfully, Rona is not yet a popular baby name.
Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation hosted Wag 'n' Wade in 2017.

Dog Days of Summer: City Hosts Dog Pool Party

Before the city shuts down its public pools for the summer its hosting one last hoorah—for pooches.

Gov. Whitmer orders noncritical businesses to close

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a shelter-in-place order that will require all noncritical Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily close.

Most CenterPoint mall stores to open Monday

Shops at CenterPoint tenants will begin reopening this week, according to Colliers International West Michigan.
REI Seattle Flagship Footwear Wall

Outdoor Retailer Treks Into Grand Rapids

If you are the outdoorsy type, you’ll be excited to hear that REI Co-op announced plans to open a new 20,000 square-foot store in the area.
Adulation The Future of Science sculpture by Jay Hall Carpenter

MSU unveils sculpture downtown

A new sculpture downtown depicts the three Grand Rapids women who helped develop the whooping cough vaccine.

‘Stories of Elders’

Former Grand Rapids resident Veronica Kirin’s book, “Stories of Elders,” won in the History: General category of the annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

Transforming downtown

Cranes flood the skyline as Grand Rapids undergoes more investment.

Food and resources at your fingertips

The COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order resulted in many nonessential employees being terminated or put on leave, which spurred the creation of a new online resource.
Cygnus 27 dining room

7 Most Romantic Spots in Grand Rapids

While February 14 could be considered Cupid’s Super Bowl, Grand Rapids has plenty of options for the romantically inclined all year. Planning your next date night? Looking to cozy up with your partner? We’ve narrowed down the choices to these seven romantic spots in town.
Wally’s Treasures Antique Mall records

Antique mall opens on 28th Street

A new treasure trove of antique and vintage goods is now open in town.

Food bank to participate in #GiveFromHomeDay campaign

Feeding America West Michigan is participating in a national fundraising drive to help food-insecure families and individuals.

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