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.
DENYM store

Fashion Retailer Closing East Hills Store

A local fashion retailer is dropping its brick-and-mortar store.
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.

Grand River Restoration Project Pushes Forward

It could be less than four years before the Grand River is back to its natural glory and providing yet another new attraction to downtown Grand Rapids.
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.

Short Story Contest Seeks Entries

Write Michigan is looking for storytellers for its annual short story fiction contest.
Grand Rapids Mud Run

Let’s Get Muddy

Forget about the mud pies of your youth. The Grand Rapids Mud Run is serious about mud: expect to swim mud pits, slip down a 60-foot mudslide, slither through tunnel crawls, and wrangle a slippery hill climb.
November Project Grand Rapids

GR Running Week Invites Everyone to Strike the Pavement

“I began running regularly five years ago, but really started enjoying running when I joined my first running group,” said Matt Swiontek. He has since launched two running groups of his own, November Project Grand Rapids (formerly Carpe Diem) and Bagel Run GR.

Grand Rapids Griffins Hand Out 200 Free Bike Helmets

Two hundred children will receive free bike helmets from the Grand Rapids Griffins during two events being held this month.
Studio Park piazza downtown Grand Rapids

Presenting Studio Park

The $160 million project includes multiple restaurants, yoga studio.
White Feather Studio is participating in A Very Merry Market Day.

Get A Jump Start on Holiday Shopping with Merry Market Day

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to kickoff your holiday shopping.

GR|MAG’s Most Read Stories of 2017

Take a look back at GR|MAG’s most read stories of 2017.
Alger Bikes

5 Grand Rapids Bike Shops To Get You Out On The Trail

With our city racking up accolades like "Best Town for Mountain Biking," it’s no surprise that Grand Rapids has plenty of bike shops where you can find your next bike -- or ride in for a seasonal tune-up.

John Ball Zoo Celebrates Birth

John Ball Zoo announced today the birth of a white-faced saki monkey earlier this week.
The Comic Signal comic books

Comic Book Shop Celebrating Anniversary

A comic book shop is marking three years of action this weekend.
Creston Days Car Show neighorhood

The Creston Neighborhood is Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Grand Rapids' Creston neighborhood has launched a beautification crowdfunding campaign.
dog at Downtown Market Yappy Hour

Bring Your Dog to Yappy Hour

The dog days of summer are here, and it’s time for puppy-filled lunch breaks.
Photo by Andrea Straw

5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day with Your Furry Friend

Today is National Dog Day and we’re here to give you some fun ideas to celebrate the occasion with your four-legged friends.
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.

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