Transforming downtown

Cranes flood the skyline as Grand Rapids undergoes more investment.
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.
Yoshi Saka and Matt Swiontek

Q&A: Yoshi Saka and Matt Swiontek

They promote fitness and community with November Project.
Grand Rapids Bike Park

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Grand Rapids Bike Park

Grand Rapids Bike Park could get a much-needed makeover if a recently launched crowdfunding campaign reaches its $50,000 goal.
The James Salone & Boutique boots

Salon and Boutique Bringing its Style to Ada Village

A local salon and clothing store is planning to expand to Ada Village.

Monroe North Neighborhood Transformation Continues with 3.7-Acre Land Purchase

David Marquardt, City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation director, said the portion of the Grand River running through downtown Grand Rapids is going to look like “nothing anyone anticipates.”
flowers Pulp & Stem Downtown Market

Downtown Market Hosting Plants, Pots & Petals

Plant lovers are invited to swing by an outdoor market this weekend to help kick off the summer gardening season.
Grand Rapids DASH Bus

DASH Service Rolls Out Extended Hours

As Grand Rapids leaders work to increase public transit use, the city’s Downtown Area Shuttle, or DASH, will launch expanded service that features later hours, weekend rides and more convenient routes. The best part, these rides are free.
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.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Photos

Parking App Tweaked for Better Service

There has been some grumbling and grousing since the city made the switch from one parking app to another, but the City of Grand Rapids wants you to know it’s heard those complaints.

Grand River Projects Flowing Smoothly

Six areas along the Grand River are slated for a major transformation as part of the River for All project, but the project’s completion is still years away.
Fifth Third River Bank Run

Fifth Third River Bank Run Opens Registration

Want to get a jumpstart on your new year’s resolutions? Registration is now open for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.
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.
World of Winter Hungry Hungry Hippo game, DGRI

World of Winter Invites You for a Snow-tacular Spectacle

Celebrate this snowy season with the first-ever World of Winter festival. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) teams up with numerous local organizations to provide eight jam-packed days of frozen fun activities for the entire community from Feb. 9 - 16.

Food and resources at your fingertips

The COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order resulted in many nonessential employees being terminated or put on leave, which spurred the creation of a new online resource.
Dr. Drew Lanham

Dr. Drew Lanham Shares His Experience as a “Rare Bird”

Ornithologist, conservationist and distinguished professor at Clemson University, Dr. J. Drew Lanham’s passion for the natural world began as a boy growing up in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
RevIVed Hydration customer

Noteworthy

Interesting tidbits we thought you should know
Fountain Street Church

Diversity Lecture Series Kicks Off with “Political Outlook”

Less than two weeks before Americans head to the polls, Grand Rapids Community College has invited GOP strategist and CNN political contributor Ana Navarro to kick off its 2018-2019 Diversity Lecture Series.
Grand Haven beach. Photo by Marci Cisneros

Vote For Your Favorite Michigan Beach

We all know Michigan has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but USA Today wants to know which Michigan beach is the best of the best.
Photo courtesy of Paddock Place

Grab Rover’s Leash for this Community Dog Walk

Dogs love summer as much as their humans do and they’re ready to socialize after a long winter indoors.

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