Ways to beat the winter blahs

You hear it all the time: "The way to maintain your mental state is through regular exercise."

Unique gifts and where to get them

Looking for local gifts this holiday season? How about something unique that your loved one won't expect? We have ideas!

Have a barrel of fun at Pulaski Days

Grand Rapids has historically been known for Its ethnic groups that settled the area.

A really fun guy?

The Mycophile's Garden is a Grand Rapids based mushroom farm and wild mushroom foraging service that was started by Chris Swinson, CFO. In this case, CFO stands for Chief Fungal Officer.

Finding a farmers market near you

Fulton Street Market celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2022. Located in a purpose-built setting at 1145 Fulton St. E. in Grand Rapids, this time-honored traditional farmers market supports hundreds of businesses throughout West Michigan.

Four new favorites for Asian cuisine

There are a slew of new restaurants dotting the GR landscape, many – if not most – serving Asian fusion cuisine.

All that jazz

It’s cold, it’s dark, there’s nothing to do, but wait...yes there is...jazz is being played all over Grand Rapids!

Shopping for gifts

An underrated gem in Grand Rapids is Vander Veen’s The Dutch Store, 2755 28th St. SW in Wyoming.

Farm fresh

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning and Fulton Street Farmers Market is just waking up.

Food truck season heats up

While Grand Rapids is not quite the food truck paradise one might find in Austin, Texas, or Portland, Oregon, there are strides being made.

Grand Rapids to host events for humans and dogs

Grand Rapids is welcoming the spring season with a variety of downtown events.

Grants awarded to preserve lighthouses

Two West Michigan lighthouses will undergo renovations to preserve their history, courtesy of grants totaling $100,000.

Mission: DIY date night

Winter weather makes it easy to stay in and order takeout on date night. But if you’re willing to brave the cold to mix up your routine, we’ve got some date night ideas that just might make you leave that cozy couch behind.

Lakeshore awaits new event space

A new garden event venue is coming this summer to Saugatuck.

Aquatic center to unveil new facility

The recreational area of the Holland Aquatic Center (HAC) will reopen on Jan. 31.

Goog’s Pub in Holland gets new life

A mixed-use residential and commercial building now is under construction on the site of the former Goog’s Pub & Grub in Holland.

Kent County provides holiday hours

Kent County offices and health department clinics provided holiday hours of operation.

City releases annual guide for winter services, events

The city of Grand Rapids released its 2021-22 winter preparedness guide. 

Gettin’ around town

Whether you need to go to work, want to grab a bite to eat, or are heading off to a concert, the Downtown Area Shuttle, or DASH, offers residents, workers and visitors complementary routes to various downtown destinations.

Flying into fall

Your guide to zip lining in Grand Rapids.