Ms. Wheelchair America comes to Grand Rapids

A nationwide competition is taking place this week as contestants advocate for people with disabilities. 

Latina Network celebrates eight years with fundraiser

A local organization is celebrating West Michigan “poderosas” during its annual fundraiser. 

Association celebrates Michigan Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets across Michigan will host special events and activities this week in honor of Michigan Farmers Market Week, taking place now through Aug. 13.

Mayor honors Cherry Health for National Health Center Week

A local health center is being recognized for its contributions to local health care. 

City to celebrate new outdoor fitness court

A collaboration between Priority Health and the city of Grand Rapids is bringing an outdoor fitness center to the city. 

Businesswomen to flock to inaugural SWAN Con

According to legend, a swan sings one beautiful song in its life just before it crosses the metaphorical rainbow bridge. But the Strong Women Arise Network (SWAN) is hardly on its way out.

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.

Future female leaders gather for professional development

A summer camp aimed at fostering business acumen and potential for high school girls was held last month at Calvin University.

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. 

Neighborhoods to host activities for National Night Out

Grand Rapids residents are invited to participate in a national community event.

Meijer named best place to work for disability inclusion

A local retailer continues to earn recognition for inclusivity.

Baker College wins awards for culinary program

A Muskegon college received three awards this year from the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education. 

MI Lupus to host awareness walk

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

Hall of Fame hockey player to make LMCU Ballpark appearance

Chris Chelios will be signing autographs at LMCU Ballpark as part of the West Michigan Whitecaps’ Made in Michigan Wednesdays series.

Hammock grove, butterfly garden added to city park

A new recreational space in Grand Rapids offers a blend of nature, art and leisure.

Whole Foods to celebrate grand opening

A supermarket chain soon will open its doors in Kentwood.

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.

Staring into space

A perhaps hugely underrated piece of the city’s entertainment landscape is the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium.




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