VetGR helps veterans and first responders find significance and purpose.
It seemed like every month saw a new boutique opening in Grand Rapids. GR|MAG did our best to cover all the new openings. Below you’ll find a list of 10 boutiques and retail shops focused on clothing, home goods and beauty products that opened during the past year.
Meijer Inc. is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores.
Mr. Sandman might be out of a job. The legendary figure who’s been putting people to sleep and bringing good dreams has some competition in town with a woman who’s got her own bag of tricks for overnight fun and rest, and she’s a hit with the kids.
Spring has finally arrived! To commemorate the start of the season, turn off your electronics and head outside to the great outdoors. Parks are a free and fun option for anyone wanting to take advantage of the beautiful, warm weather.
If you have friends coming for a visit or colleagues from out of state in town for the week, there’s a visitor’s guide available to help them see all that Grand Rapids has to offer.
A custom golf club fitter now is open in Grand Rapids.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, birthrates are expected to remain consistent in 2020, and thankfully, Rona is not yet a popular baby name.
When working with families, parents regularly ask me how they can teach their children to willfully get rid of stuff. This is typically followed by guilty admissions of purging toys on the sly. Out of sight, out of mind – right? Don’t worry, no judgment– we’ve ALL been there!
Safety is a key concern for Grand Rapids residents who are interested in trading in their car – at least some of the time – for a bicycle.
A rainbow of colors now covers a street in downtown Grand Rapids.
Grand Valley State University is gaining a fresh perspective with new President Philomena V. Mantella.
The DeVos family and Kent County have unveiled a statue honoring the local philanthropist who was a driving force behind creating West Michigan’s largest urban park.
A juice bar, popcorn shop, cocktail lounge, jazz club and tailor are joining downtown; did we mention they are all Black-owned businesses?
If you want a true sense of modern-day general store magic, The Counting House welcomes you.
There's a new shop in town with dozens of local vendors selling their wares.
“We’ve been here six and a half years. It’s time to put an expiration date on it and move on,” said Kim Carignan, 54, a resident of Grand Rapids’ northeast side. Carignan, who has lived in Detroit, Chicago, New York and Naples, Florida, said she and her husband haven’t been able to make the friendships they’d hoped for in West Michigan, something she said was easier in the other places she’s lived.
If you haven’t had a picnic yet this summer, you’re doing summer wrong! We’ll give you a hand and show you the best picnic locations in and around Grand Rapids to make sure you’re taking advantage of summer and this timeless tradition.
It’s summer, which means finding ways to get the kids out of the house before they drive you crazy (is it September yet?!) A productive way to keep them busy and engaged during their summer vacation is camp.
A special event is happening this weekend for your inner child.