Griffins Teddy Bear Toss on Friday

A Teddy Bear Toss takes place during Friday's home game against the Manitoba Moose, Nov. 25.
Grand Haven beach. Photo by Marci Cisneros

Vote For Your Favorite Michigan Beach

We all know Michigan has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but USA Today wants to know which Michigan beach is the best of the best.

The Counting House Charms with Modern Take on the General Dry Goods Store

If you want a true sense of modern-day general store magic, The Counting House welcomes you.

Oh, Christmas Tree!

The City of Grand Rapids officially kicks off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 2 with the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Lake Michigan Credit Union to host spring Shred Your Stuff Day

Lake Michigan Credit Union announced its spring Shred Your Stuff Day, where guests are invited to shred and dispose of documents for free.
KaBoom! playground in Flint

Amway and KaBOOM! Build 20th Playground Together

Volunteers from Amway, the City of Grand Rapids, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the community joined KaBOOM! on Thursday, Aug. 23 to transform an old playground into a brand new, kid-designed play space- -and they did it in just six hours.

Grand Rapidians can ride the Amtrak to Chicago again starting next week

Amtrak’s daily Pere Marquette round-trip trains between Chicago and Grand Rapids will resume after a four-month hiatus due to COVID-19.

Grand Rapids ranks 93rd best city for jobs

A new report finds Grand Rapids is only average when it comes to the best places to find jobs.
Black bear spotted on the West Side

Wild Bear Has West Side Adventure

Likely having heard about the great food on the West Side a black bear decided to check out that corner of the city this morning.

‘Close to a breakthrough’

Researchers at Van Andel Institute have Parkinson’s in their scope.

Founders helping hospitality workers with ‘Fill the Tip Jar’ campaign

Founders Brewing Co. partnered with the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund to raise money for restaurant, bar and lodging workers who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Year-end student exhibition returns to KCAD

After a two-year hiatus, Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) is resuming its annual undergraduate student art exhibition.
Rainbow Road street mural Grand Rapids Pride Month

Artist Reveals ‘Rainbow Road’ Street Mural Downtown

A rainbow of colors now covers a street in downtown Grand Rapids.

‘Downton Shabby’ author returns to West Michigan

Holland-born actor and writer Hopwood DePree will make an appearance at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids. 
Pottery Lane potters wheel

Walking Down Memory Lane

Kelly Kermode still has the small pinch pot she made in kindergarten. It’s a reminder of where she started and where she’s going when it comes to life and her pottery skills.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with SpartanNash, opened the Military Welcome Center this week.

Airport Opens Military Welcome Center

Members of the military traveling through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) can now enjoy a lounge just for them and their families.

Longtime West Michigan philanthropist Esther Padnos dies

West Michigan is mourning the death of a longtime supporter of philanthropic causes in the region.

Your guide to fall foraging

Foraging is a great way to add unique elements to your fall dishes.

Jack Nicklaus to speak at West Michigan Sports Commission fundraiser (update)

A national golf champion will be coming to Grand Rapids.

Fluresh welcomes recreational customers

Grand Rapids cannabis company Fluresh, which opened for medical customers in February, became the inaugural adult-use retailer for Grand Rapids on Friday.

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