Four new favorites for Asian cuisine

There are a slew of new restaurants dotting the GR landscape, many – if not most – serving Asian fusion cuisine.

EGR swears in new city commissioner

Ryan Burdick was sworn in last week to the East Grand Rapids City Commission, filling the vacant first ward seat.

Local organizations seek donations, volunteers for holidays

Heart of West Michigan United Way partnered with local agencies to assemble the annual holiday volunteering and giving guide, aiding families in need for the holiday season. 

Irish on Ionia returns

The street festival “Irish on Ionia" is expected to draw 15,000 revelers to a three-block stretch of Ionia Ave. Saturday, March 18.
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.

Leaving a legacy

As one of the most prolific contemporary art institutions in Grand Rapids prepared to close its doors, I sat down with people from the...

Frauds out in full force during tax season

So, you've received your W-2(s) and need to file your taxes. Now what? 
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.
downtown Holland

West Michigan City is One of Best ‘Beach Towns’ in US

A city in the region is considered one of the nation’s best lakefront "beach towns."

Wayland bank collects 700 blankets for charity

A small community bank is making a difference for families in need this winter season with its "Blanket the Community" project, now in its fourth year. 
La Grande Vitesse at Calder Plaza

The Calder is getting a makeover

One of Grand Rapids’ most photographed landmarks is undergoing a makeover.
GR Auto Gallery has a public showroom filled with classics.

Car Enthusiasts Keep Engines Revving in West Michigan

The sleek vehicles showcased at Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids (C&CGR) exude a zip-zing panache that unfetters spectators’ imaginations.
Kids pitch in to collect winter items for those in need at Mel Trotter.

5 Nonprofits Collecting Winter Clothing

Whether you’ll be heading out on Black Friday or enjoying the solitude of shopping from home on Cyber Monday, don’t forget to pick up some winter gear for those in need. Several area nonprofits are collecting winter clothing for their clients and patrons.

Update: What’s the big idea?

Several City of Grand Rapids committees have partnered with Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to ask residents for big ideas to help shape the future of Grand Rapids.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.

SXSW vet heads north to helm ArtPrize 2.0

A longstanding, open-to-everyone art competition has rebranded and announced an Executive Director. Catlin Whitington will helm ArtPrize 2.0, bringing a wealth of experience to 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.
downtown Grand Rapids skyline

48 Hours in Grand Rapids

We’ve put together an itinerary for a weekend getaway in Grand Rapids — or a staycation if you want to experience your city like a tourist.
Photo by Jonathan Shotwell.

Q&A with the New Owner of Books & Mortar

GR|MAG had the opportunity to talk with Jenny Kinne, the new owner of Books & Mortar, about her transition from employee to owner as well as her goals for the store, thoughts on the uniqueness of independent bookstores and some of her favorite reads.

Spiritual words

Emily Stoddard spent her 20s running, running, running.




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