Carolyn Stich’s annual holiday card is now available

Holland artist Carolyn Stich designed this year’s “And Away They Flew” holiday card to feature Santa and his reindeer lifting off from a twinkling 8th Street on a peaceful, snowy night. 

City completes upgrades to West Side park

The city of Grand Rapids has completed improvements to a park space on the city’s West Side.

Study finds Allendale is the hardest working city in Michigan

A recent study from career resource company Zippia found that Allendale is Michigan’s hardest working city.

Beware of online romance scams

A new study shows online dating is surging during the new coronavirus pandemic, and Michigan residents are the 11th most at-risk for online romance scams.

IRS: Watch out for stimulus check scammers

The Internal Revenue Service and the region’s U.S. attorney are warning residents not to share any personal account information so they don’t fall prey to scammers who may want to steal their stimulus checks.

Saugatuck area makes Condé Nast’s top destinations list

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

Mall to host Mad Hatter Tea Party, bunny photos

Woodland Mall will celebrate the arrival of spring with the return of two popular events this month.
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.

Grand Rapids City Guide

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

Transforming downtown

Cranes flood the skyline as Grand Rapids undergoes more investment.

City issues COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of Halloween

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Grand Rapids said it wants families to have a fun and safe Halloween by following the recommendations issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Kent County Health Department and the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Grand Rapids Magazine introduces its first Excellence in Nursing finalists and winners

Grand Rapids is widely acclaimed for its medical community — the doctors and researchers doing groundbreaking work right here in our city — and we wanted to make sure the city also is known for the quality of its nurses.

Get to know these Grand Rapidians

With social distancing guidelines extended until at least April 30, it appears this pandemic is not going away anytime soon.

Meet the Easter Bunny in Kentwood

The Easter Bunny is coming to the city of Kentwood.

Employees tie the knot at Metro Health

Nothing could stop love and marriage for one local couple, not even a pandemic.
Ferris coffee downtown Grand Rapids beer and coffee glasses


Interesting tidbits we thought you should know.
Craig's Cruisers Soaring Eagle zip line seats

Zip Line Across a ‘Fun Center’

A “fun center” in the area continues to expand its offerings, and the latest takes guests soaring across the park.
210 Market Ave SW pop-up dog park Grand Rapids

Downtown is Getting a Dog Park

A civic agency and a property management company are collaborating to open an experimental dog park downtown.

Wyoming High School senior wins full-ride scholarship

Jorge Garcia was the only student-athlete from Kent or Ottawa counties to be awarded a scholarship from a regional golf organization this year.

Speaking up

Jocelyn Barnes grew to love Grand Rapids through open mic nights.




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