Book discussions focus on climate issues

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club will host six book discussions in February and March.

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. 

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.

Pharmhouse Wellness to provide turkeys for those in need

A locally owned cannabis company will host its first “Felons Feeding Families” event ahead of Thanksgiving.

Safe Haven supports human trafficking survivors

A West Michigan nonprofit extended its services to survivors of human trafficking.

Posy prepares for holiday gifting, supply chain gaps by sourcing locally

A local gifting and promotional products company is turning to its fellow community business owners to avoid shortages ahead of the holiday season.

Mel Trotter to host Minimal Living Challenge

A local nonprofit is asking 30 participants to take part in its Minimal Living Challenge to raise awareness for youth homelessness.

Mover study reveals majority leaving Michigan

A national moving company ranked Michigan the sixth most moved-from state in 2021.

Nonprofit hosting free MLK Day event

Arbor Circle will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day this year by hosting a free, virtual event honoring the civil rights leader.

Farmers market donations will help low-income families

The Holland Farmers Market is the place for giving this season.

Michigan cities see reciprocal migration patterns

A study analyzing Midwest census data found many Midwest cities and surrounding areas gained much of their annual population from nearby metros. 

Gryphon Place engages community during Suicide Prevention Month

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

Recovered COVID-19 patient and Grand Rapids native donates plasma to aid others

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat those diagnosed with the virus.

DEA issues warning concerning scam callers

The Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration warned the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which scam callers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to steal money or personal information.

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.

Showing its pride

Grand Rapids Pride Center looks toward future.

Aquinas College hosts blood drive

A blood drive will be held at a local college to increase the blood supply at local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chow Hound seeks boxes for rescue pet bedding

Chow Hound Pet Supplies is inviting pet parents to bring in extra boxes from out-of-town pet suppliers as part of a new program to benefit local rescue animals as they wait for their forever home.

GRCC to offer new scholarship

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

Local organizations seek donations, volunteers for holidays

Heart of West Michigan United Way partnered with local agencies to assemble the annual holiday volunteering and giving guide, aiding families in need for the holiday season.