ForeShore Adventure Run

Can You Complete an Obstacle Course on a Beach?

Now’s your chance to run a 5k obstacle course along Lake Michigan.
Spice Market will help you create the perfect gift set.

Like To Shop Local? Prove It This Weekend

Sift through a sampling of local retailers offering Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals and since we’re on a roll, a few Cyber Monday offerings as well.

Accessible kayak launch opens at Riverside Park

Grand Rapids’ first accessible kayak and canoe launch now is available for use.

Grand Rapids landmarks light up for cancer awareness

Two Grand Rapids landmarks will be among more than 225 around the world that will shine a light on breast cancer.

Fulton Street Farmers Market to host rummage sale

A local farmers market will have a spring rummage sale.

Griffins Teddy Bear Toss on Friday

A Teddy Bear Toss takes place during Friday's home game against the Manitoba Moose, Nov. 25.
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.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

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

City Offers Residents Chance to Vote on Park Signage

The city is giving residents a say on the signage that will welcome visitors to local parks.

Ottawa Hills neighborhood hosts annual garden tour, celebrates centennial

A horticultural tour will return to a historic neighborhood this weekend.
Grand Rapids Police Department at Aberdeen Park.

Neighborhoods Participate in National Night Out

On Tuesday night, the Grand Rapids Police Department and several Grand Rapids neighborhood associations are asking residents to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, streets or in parks with their neighbors.

GRAM director transitioning out

Following more than a decade at the helm of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Dana Friis-Hansen announced he will leave his role as director and CEO at the beginning of next year.
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.

John Ball Zoo Celebrates Birth

John Ball Zoo announced today the birth of a white-faced saki monkey earlier this week.
Gemini Handmade owners Marie Welcher & Jacob Vroon.

A Fresh Start

After five years of serving the community as Parliament the Boutique, the locally focused boutique shop at 136 S. Division Ave. rebranded as Gemini Handmade in June.
Chip George, Philip Robertson, and Matt Jung.

ArtPrize Entry Aims to Set World Record

While most ArtPrize entries are vying for a portion of the $500,000 in prize money awarded at the end of the competition, an entry from a local company is focused on setting a world record.

JARS Cannabis to open more locations

Two new cannabis dispensaries will open in West Michigan.

Neighborhoods to host activities for National Night Out

Grand Rapids residents are invited to participate in a national community event.

New UICA Exhibit Explores Chicago Race Riot of 1919

“Warm Water: New Works by Charles Edward Williams” opens this weekend at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art.
KaBoom! playground in Flint

Amway and KaBOOM! Build 20th Playground Together

Volunteers from Amway, the City of Grand Rapids, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the community joined KaBOOM! on Thursday, Aug. 23 to transform an old playground into a brand new, kid-designed play space- -and they did it in just six hours.

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