Bill Bennett is excited to re-open Elliott's Newsstand in McKay Tower.

Read All About It! Newsstand Reopens

After a brief closure, Elliott’s News returns to downtown.
Kids Food Basket is one of hundreds of nonprofits participating in Giving Tuesday.

Get Into the True Holiday Spirit with Giving Tuesday

Want to give big this holiday season, make a donation to your favorite local charity on Giving Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with SpartanNash, opened the Military Welcome Center this week.

Airport Opens Military Welcome Center

Members of the military traveling through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) can now enjoy a lounge just for them and their families.
Humane Society of West Michigan & Seva Yoga offer Cats on Mats program.

Flow Into Cat Pose While Surrounded by Kittens

Hopefully your cat pose is on point. If not, don’t worry; a gaggle of kittens will be on hand at Seva Yoga to show you how to stretch like a cat.
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.
Grand Rapids Running Tours offers three Halloween-inspired tours.

Lace Up Your Sneakers for A Ghostly Run

It’s a crisp October evening, you’re on the grounds of Aquinas College, marveling at the eery beauty of the Holmdene manor house through the glow of a flashlight. A running ambassador tells you about the decades of history behind the estate. Running ambassador? Oh yeah, you’re doing this while on a three-to-four mile run with Grand Rapids Running Tours.
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invite families to help plant 120 trees.

Community Invited to Help Plant 120 Trees

You don’t have to have a green thumb to volunteer this month to help plant 120 trees across the city.

Explore Your Sense Of Outdoor Adventure Indoors At Terra Firma Bouldering

Southeast of the heart of downtown sits a 10,000-square-foot facility that many would consider a rock climber’s dream.
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.
The Rapid seeks public input on bus routes

The Rapid Asks for Public Feedback on Getting Around Downtown

Want a say in how you get around downtown? The Rapid has launched an online tool that aims to capture feedback from riders and non-riders.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates hosts first Urban Disco event downtown.

Urban Disc Golf Tournament Takes Over Downtown

Downtown Grand Rapids streets, parks and alleyways will be transformed into an urban disc golf course later this month for a one-day-only tournament.

Blue Bridge Music Festival Returns for ArtPrize Nine

After a successful first year, the Blue Bridge Music Festival is returning for ArtPrize Nine.

No Swim Trunks Needed: City Hosts Free Dog Swim

Richmond Park will close for the summer after this weekend, but not before throwing a blowout pool party – for canines.

See How Grand Rapids Spent Eclipse Monday

Lot's of individuals and local businesses spent Monday checking out the solar eclipse. Here's some of our favorite Instagram posts from throughout the day.

Solar Eclipse Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

While partial solar eclipses often occur up to two times per year, Monday’s event offers a once in a lifetime experience for viewers in the United States because a large swath of the country will experience a complete blotting out of the sun by the moon.
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.
Wyatt makes his public debut this weekend at John Ball Zoo.

Red Panda Makes His Zoo Debut

The zoo’s newest (and possibly cutest) resident makes his debut this weekend.




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