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. 

MI Lupus to host awareness walk

A nonprofit is inviting the public to walk at the John Ball Zoo for Lupus awareness.

On key

For 39 years, John Pesano has performed as part of the Schubert Male Chorus.

GRAAHI to hold final community conversations event

The third community conversations event for Grand Rapids African American Health Institute will focus on women and mental health.

Rapid changes

This spring, a major development along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids stirred plenty of excitement.

Youth care facility hosts family Fill the Backpack event

Wedgwood Christian Services’ NextGen Board will host its inaugural event in support of at-risk youth. 

John Ball Zoo educates families on homelessness for fourth year

John Ball Zoo and Family Promise are hosting an annual event to help raise awareness for family homelessness in a child-friendly environment.

Griffins to host children’s bike helmet event

The Grand Rapids Griffins will offer free bike helmets to children aged 12 and under.

GRAAHI to hold conversation on mental health

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute will host the second event of its three-month community series.

Real estate market hits new heights

Is the Grand Rapids housing market the hottest it has ever been?

Partners to host second Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam

A celebration of African American culture and history will be held downtown next month.

DeltaPlex closing uproots Grand Rapids Gold

An upcoming arena closure will displace Grand Rapids’ local basketball team. 

Hope College students take on Downtown Holland as a DEI project

Students from the Hope College Center for Leadership are partnering with a pair of experts to help Downtown Holland with its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Cat rescue acquires physical space

A local women-owned nonprofit that rescues cats now has a physical location to help meet more needs.
Founders Brewing Co. taproom taps beer pitchers

Founders to host Ukrainian refugee benefit

Founders Brewing Co. is inviting customers to a daylong event with drinks, music, a silent auction and a raffle to raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

Fundraiser to promote awareness of child abuse

A local nonprofit association is hosting a colorful fundraiser to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Golf tournament to benefit food pantry

A women’s professional golf tournament is returning to West Michigan.

Pop-up pierogi drives to support displaced Ukrainians

A couple with Grand Rapids roots will host a pair of presale pierogi drives and donate 10% of the proceeds to support Ukrainian refugees.

Turning the pages at Grand Rapids Public Library

People who know Jessica Anne Bratt describe her as something of a library wunderkind — a 34-year-old who was promoted last year to become the Grand Rapids Public Library’s first Black assistant director.

GRCC to offer new scholarship

The Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Foundation created a new, full-ride scholarship.