Study shows Michigan residents want schools to stay closed

According to education review site,, most people in the Midwestern and southern parts of the country want schools to open for in-person learning amid the pandemic.

Dream maker

From dashing people’s dreams to helping fulfill people’s dreams.

WMEAC to host weeklong Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host the annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup next month, turning it into a weeklong event to respect COVID-19 social distancing measures.

Serve, give, spend

Nate Gillespie created the Coronavirus Civilian Corps to address current instability.

Giving children a head start

$10 million injected into early childhood programming.

A guide for Grand Rapids newbies

Just moved? These resources can help you settle in.

Grand Rapids road conditions are just above national average

Grand Rapids roads aren’t so bad according to a national report.

Twitter data: Michigan has the most negative view of social media

According to geotagged Twitter data in the last month, Michiganders hold the most negative sentiments about social media.

Grand Rapids Public Schools opts to begin school year with distance learning

Grand Rapids Public Schools will be having all of its classes held virtually for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year, starting Aug. 25.

Grand Rapids is No. 1 city for millennial homeowners

Grand Rapids has the highest millennial homeownership rate in the U.S., according to a recent study.

Grand Rapids population grows almost 3% over three years

A new report from looked at affordable metropolitan areas most people are moving to and found Grand Rapids had a net population growth of 30,822 people between 2015 and 2018.

Notable reads

“All Manner of Things” was selected as a Michigan Notable Book.

Nonprofit to host Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s disease

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Great Lakes Region will be holding the West Michigan Virtual Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Aug. 22.

A better food system

Partners collaborate to improve awareness.

Virtual bicycle tour benefits Make-A-Wish Michigan

More than 900 cyclists will ride to help grant wishes for Michigan kids during Make-A-Wish Michigan’s 33rd annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour (WAM) this summer.

Grand Rapids City Guide

Your guide to happy hours, hotels, markets, dining and drinks

Grand Rapids sees 138% increase in homes for sale searches

Grand Rapids is the most searched metro in the country for prospective homebuyers, according to a recent study.

T-Mobile expands home internet to West Michigan

West Michigan residents now have another option for home broadband.

Survey reveals nearly 2 in 3 Michiganders plan on summer staycation

According to, a biotechnological product distribution company, 64% of Michiganders say they are more likely to vacation locally to avoid traveling by plane and to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Girl Scouts offer free kindergarten readiness program

The “Make New Friends” virtual event series, organized by Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore and Girl Scouts of the USA, seeks to help girls enter kindergarten with confidence.




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