Photo courtesy of Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Where to Watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21 the moon will block out the sun creating a total solar eclipse in parts of the United States. While Grand Rapids viewers will only see a partial solar eclipse due to the city’s geographic placement, the view is still supposed to be spectacular.

Giving Tuesday donations to The Salvation Army will be matched up to $51K

An anonymous local donor will provide matching contributions on Giving Tuesday donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County, up to $51,000.

Fashion aficionado

The American Dream never goes out of style.
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.
Nonprofit Be a Rose focuses on access to women's healthcare and feminine hygiene products.

Be a Rose Tackles ‘Period Poverty’ & Women’s Health Care

Having your period sucks. Period. Running to Walgreens once a month to get tampons or pads for Aunt Flo is annoying enough, but for many, it’s also a financial burden. Local 501(c)(3) nonprofit Be a Rose aims to help women break barriers, not the bank, when it comes to accessing feminine hygiene products.

Gun Lake Casino announces $300M hotel expansion project

Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino revealed its $300 million expansion project plan to turn the casino’s property into a hotel resort.
Michelle Cuppy

Dating in Grand Rapids

Find out what singles in Grand Rapids are looking for.
Dennis Grantz, teaching artist for the Intro to Photography and Advanced Photography studios at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology. Photo by Michael Buck

After Thoughts with Dennis Grantz

For WMCAT’s Dennis Grantz, teaching the arts is a labor of love.
Aberdeen splash pad

Aberdeen Park Reopens Following Makeover

Aberdeen Park is the latest in a series of Grand Rapids parks to reopen following renovations.

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. 

Fluresh welcomes recreational customers

Grand Rapids cannabis company Fluresh, which opened for medical customers in February, became the inaugural adult-use retailer for Grand Rapids on Friday.

Church to art hub

Carol Moore purchased the historic church and is leading it through a transformation.

Giving children a head start

$10 million injected into early childhood programming.
former West Leonard Early Childhoo Center Grand Rapids

Ex-school on the West Side Envisioned as Event Venue

A real estate developer is planning to convert an old school on the city’s West Side into an event venue.

Survey reveals Michigan parents would pay $592 for break from family

A recent survey found that Michigan parents would pay an average of $592 for a week away from their children and significant other.
Camp Newaygo offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Area Camp Offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Pack your bags and head to Camp Newaygo for a Girlfriends Get-A-Way.

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

A national golf champion will be coming to Grand Rapids.

Trinity Health Michigan launches social care hotline

Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, which together comprise the Michigan region of Trinity Health, implemented a social care hotline to connect individuals with needed support, including access to food, transportation, health insurance, medication assistance, dependent care and more.

Women leaders

St. Cecilia Music Center always has been supported by women.

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