Metallica Does Good in Grand Rapids

We already know Metallica rocks, but now the heavy metal band is earning even greater respect in Grand Rapids for a $100,000 gift it’s giving to Grand Rapids Community College.

GR|MAG’s Most Read Stories of 2017

Take a look back at GR|MAG’s most read stories of 2017.
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.
Happy Cat Cafe

Happy Cat Cafe Celebrates One Year

It’s been one year since Katie Palumkura and her husband, Abarsh Palumkura, opened the Happy Cat Cafe and they couldn’t be more proud of their business.

Six Grand Rapids Summer Camps To Keep Your Kids Busy

It’s summer, which means finding ways to get the kids out of the house before they drive you crazy (is it September yet?!) A productive way to keep them busy and engaged during their summer vacation is camp.
Muskegon Museum of Art Appraisal Fair 2017

Dig Out Your Valuables for Appraisal Fair

Think your family heirlooms might be worth more than their sentimental value? The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is offering West Michigan residents a chance to find out.

Priority Health helping those who lost employer health benefits

Priority Health announced it created a new option to help those who have lost their employer-based health benefits due to COVID-19.

GRPS sets date for distance learning commencement

Grand Rapids Public Schools students are scheduled to begin distance learning April 27 through the school system’s GRPS Continuity of Learning Plan.

LaughFest organizing world record attempt

Gilda’s LaughFest soon will attempt to beat the world record for the largest gathering of people wearing mismatched socks.
Les Creatif

UICA’s Off the Wall Shakes Things Up

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) is switching things up this year with the first annual Off the Wall fundraiser. For 20 years, the UICA hosted Live Coverage—an event that invited artists to create in a live setting while spectators mused, hoping to win auctioned art.

Employees tie the knot at Metro Health

Nothing could stop love and marriage for one local couple, not even a pandemic.

Burgers & Beer

Cottage Bar has withstood the test of time.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.
Rosa Parks Circle ice rink opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 24.

Hit the Ice Rink at Rosa Parks Circle

Ice skating season at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off tonight at 5 p.m.

Elliott’s News Finds New Home

After closing its doors eight months ago, Elliott’s News announced it will reopen downtown.
Marisa Kwiatkowski, investigative journalist at The Indy Star

Journalist Who Uncovered Nassar Abuse Kicks Off New GVSU Speaker Series

Investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski was working on a story about the failure to report sexual abuse within Indiana’s schools when she received a tip from one of her sources suggesting she take a look at USA Gymnastics. The tip led to the uncovering of a massive scandal by the organization and the discovery of the widespread abuse young girls had faced for decades at the hands of Larry Nassar.
West Michigan Home & Garden Show Rose Landscape Services exhibit

Think Spring at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show

Amid the season of polar vortexes and bomb cyclones, you can still frolic through the fowlers and plants.

One Bourbon to host blood drive

One Bourbon is partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan to host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday.
Four Birds Airstream Gathering Spaces

Family Debuts Mobile Event Venue

A pair of Calvin College grads and their kids have moved back to West Michigan with an Airstream trailer and a vision in tow.
Philomena Mantella

Q&A: Philomena Mantella

Grand Valley State University is gaining a fresh perspective with new President Philomena V. Mantella.

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