Nonprofit hosting free MLK Day event

Arbor Circle will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day this year by hosting a free, virtual event honoring the civil rights leader.

Holland Museum hosts fundraiser featuring history of Holland Peanut Store

The Holland Museum will host a virtual fundraiser event called Preserving Our Stories: A Sweet History of Holland Peanut Store on May 20.

Confronting racism in Grand Rapids

Partners for a Racism-Free Community hands the baton to WMCAT.
120 Ionia Ave. SW Grand Rapids pre-conversion to The Rutledge

Couple Plans Downtown Event Venue

A new downtown event venue is in the works.

SpartanNash to offer free COVID-19 vaccines

SpartanNash announced it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with state programs in all states the company operates in, to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the nationwide rollout plan.

Ama International hosts toy and fundraising drive for those in need

A nonprofit serving Grand Rapids and Mexico is holding its second annual toy drive in partnership with more than 20 local businesses to bring joy and hope to more than 100 West Michigan families in need this holiday season.
Gemini Handmade's new store provides greater retail space.

Gemini Handmade Expands to Collaborate with Community

This past June, Parliament the Boutique rebranded as Gemini Handmade after five years on the South Division Avenue for the Arts corridor. Now, the local artisan-based shop has made another big move—to 963 Cherry St. SE.

Fundraiser to promote awareness of child abuse

A local nonprofit association is hosting a colorful fundraiser to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Recreational use of Grand River discouraged due to flooding

The City of Grand Rapids is discouraging the recreational use of the Grand River within its boundaries through at least the end of this week.
Downtown Holland parade

Where Are West Michigan’s ‘Best Places to Raise a Family’?

A handful of West Michigan communities are considered some of the state’s "best" for families.

Unique gifts and where to get them

Looking for local gifts this holiday season? How about something unique that your loved one won't expect? We have ideas!

Courses on the coast

West Michigan’s most captivating natural destinations almost always fall along the lakeshore  —  and disc golf is a great way to enjoy them.
Rodolfo Gonzales Interior Design Grand Rapids showroom.

Furniture Showroom & Interior Design Firm Sets Up Home on Monroe

A furniture showroom and interior design firm has moved into the former MoDiv space and it is quickly gaining attention from interested passersby.

Jack Nicklaus to speak at West Michigan Sports Commission fundraiser (update)

A national golf champion will be coming to Grand Rapids.

Don’t miss

We've rounded up our top events for April.

Longtime West Michigan philanthropist Esther Padnos dies

West Michigan is mourning the death of a longtime supporter of philanthropic causes in the region.

Plainsong Farm partners with Community Food Club

Through a partnership with a Rockford farm, patrons of a nonprofit grocery store in Grand Rapids will have expanded access to organic produce.

Gather-d brings people together

Rockford-based retail store offers products and a venue to help people gather in style.

Grand Rapids Drive accepting cryptocurrency as payment

Grand Rapids Drive fans and partners can now purchase tickets, merchandise and sponsorships using cryptocurrency.
Black bear spotted on the West Side

Wild Bear Has West Side Adventure

Likely having heard about the great food on the West Side a black bear decided to check out that corner of the city this morning.