Women’s Fashion Retailer Coming to West Michigan

A retailer of plus-size clothing for women is opening its first store in the West Michigan market.
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.
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.

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.
Comfort Research

Nap for a Cause This Month

Ever wish you could take an afternoon siesta? A local lounge furniture manufacturer and an area nonprofit are asking you to do just that.
Grand Rapids Dog Wizard

Contest Seeks Puppies on Their Worst Behavior

Has your new puppy chewed up your new slippers, torn apart his dog bed or gobbled up all the holiday cookies that were left out for Santa? Grand Rapids Dog Wizard is looking for you.

Nonprofits Team Up with Community to Help Their Patrons Give Gifts This Holiday Season

A vacant storefront at the corner of Division Avenue and Cherry Street is filling up with holiday gifts that will be available for struggling individuals in the area on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Local author spotlight: Emma Palova

If you are looking for a book to curl up with this month, local author Emma Palova recently released her memoir, “Greenwich Meridian.”
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.

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Library Offers Almost Adulting Series for Your Teen

Does your teen need help finding a job, dealing with money or looking for college scholarships? Don’t worry, the library has you covered. The Grand Rapids Public Library is offering a three-part learning series for your teen to get the answers they need for life.
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.
The Commons waiting area.

GR|MAG’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close GR|MAG took a look back at the stories that drew the most eyeballs during the past year. Here are the top 10 most read stories.

People and places: Park wins award and indoor dog park opens

Plaster Creek Family Park won the 2020 Park Design Award from the Michigan Recreation & Park Association, and The Pack Indoor Dog Park is now open for business.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock


Whether you were roped into a work gift exchange or genuinely love treating your co-workers, spread some holiday cheer (and a few subtle hints) from cubicle to cubicle.
Photo by Renee McCaul

WMCAT Breaks in New Digs

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) students got their first chance to view the organization’s new home this past week.
Joseph Morales Hamilton national tour - (C) Joan Marcus 2018

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We've rounded up our top 5 events this January.
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.

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.
Roselle Park in Ada.

5 Prime Picnic Spots in Grand Rapids

If you haven’t had a picnic yet this summer, you’re doing summer wrong! We’ll give you a hand and show you the best picnic locations in and around Grand Rapids to make sure you’re taking advantage of summer and this timeless tradition.




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