The pros and cons of going cashless

In late December of 2023, an altercation outside J Burger N Wings, 2023 Eastern Ave. SE in the Seymour Square area ended in shots being fired at a woman and her son.

Clarion Call: A Plea to the Public

Dégagé Ministries, 139 Sheldon Ave. SE, provides the only emergency shelter for women in the area.

Have time or money to give?

You’re probably familiar with Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, but there’s a nonprofit that’s making strides in keeping our parks in ship shape.

Top tips for water safety

Summers in Michigan can be beautiful, fun filled, and for many families this includes lots of time in or near the water. 

Momentum continues on Riverfront Amphitheater

For years, Grand Rapids has been in the midst of a surge in downtown development — with a forest of tower cranes building apartments at Monroe North, or expansions along Medical Mile, or new hotel space in the city center. 

Leaving a legacy

As one of the most prolific contemporary art institutions in Grand Rapids prepared to close its doors, I sat down with people from the...

Weather wreaking havoc on road conditions

As Mother Nature continues to dole out a somewhat unpredictable mix of precipitation, it’s important to use caution while operating a motor vehicle.

Frauds out in full force during tax season

So, you've received your W-2(s) and need to file your taxes. Now what? 

Giving baby turtles a head start

John Ball Zoo, ever on the forefront of species maintenance and preservation, is making strides to protect the population of eastern box turtles.

Update: What’s the big idea?

Several City of Grand Rapids committees have partnered with Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to ask residents for big ideas to help shape the future of Grand Rapids.

Wayland bank collects 700 blankets for charity

A small community bank is making a difference for families in need this winter season with its "Blanket the Community" project, now in its fourth year. 

Festival charts course for the future

Monica Pritchard said she didn’t enter ArtPrize in 2021 expecting to win. But her project — a repurposed phone booth full of memories — filled the Blue Bridge and took her all the way to the grand prize.

Panel discussion explores cultural links to food

“What is healthy food?” is the name of a fourth talk in a series that takes place on Jan. 18,  5:30 p.m. at the...

Update: Statewide 911 number restored

According to a press release by City of Grand Rapids, at 4:14 p.m. on January 10, 2023, 911 services in Grand Rapids are being affected by a statewide outage.

Bradford White joins the fight against hunger

Bradford White, a Middleville manufacturer of water heaters, boilers and storage tanks, is providing critical support for the fight against hunger this holiday season with a $10,000 contribution to Mel Trotter Ministries.

Crowd of supporters gather for K9’s animal hospital release

Several members of the Grand Rapids Police Department and other area K9 unit personnel gathered in the parking lot of Animal Emergency Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 15 to welcome GRPD K9, "Eli." 

Big season at the Van

For the first time in years, Van Andel Arena now has two full-time tenants.

Gryphon Place engages community during Suicide Prevention Month

A leading agency in suicide prevention plans to host a monthlong series of events. 

Behavioral health crisis center planned for Kent County

Two local health care organizations are partnering to bring a behavioral health center to downtown Grand Rapids.

West Michigan participates in nationwide beagle rescue mission

The local Humane Society is pitching in to help with the rescue of 4,000 mistreated beagles from Virginia. 

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