Saugatuck adds social district for the spring

The Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitors Bureau debuted a new social district in Saugatuck’s riverfront shopping district area to spur spending at area businesses and restaurants this spring.

‘Pure elation and joy:’ Calvin University grad achieves soccer dream

Chris Morrish found the perfect environment as goalkeeper for Calvin University and propelled that to a professional contract.

Analysis: Grand Rapids among most affordable metros

Grand Rapids was named one of the 28 most affordable regions in the country by the Urban Land Institute.

West Michigan Tourist Association releases annual travel guide

The 2021 edition of the West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide is now available.

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.

Connecting and growing

Deb Kalsbeek created a platform to help Grand Rapids women entrepreneurs; now she’s going national.

Dog-friendly Morton Hotel to open in downtown Grand Rapids

AHC Hospitality will open its newly renovated Morton Hotel on Monday in downtown Grand Rapids.

Survey reveals Michigan parents would pay $592 for break from family

A recent survey found that Michigan parents would pay an average of $592 for a week away from their children and significant other.

Spring is in the air

Your guide to give local candle companies helping to set the mood all yearlong.

Looking forward

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss reflects on local economy, social issues and the future.

New Kyd on the block

On Jan. 1, Grand Rapids gained its newest poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson. She is the seventh to take on the title and the first Black woman and openly queer person to hold the role.

Bank of America offers customers free admission to Grand Rapids museums

Bank of America, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank credit and debit cardholders can receive free admission to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids Art Museum this weekend, courtesy of the Bank of America Museums on Us program.

People and places: Park wins award and indoor dog park opens

Plaster Creek Family Park won the 2020 Park Design Award from the Michigan Recreation & Park Association, and The Pack Indoor Dog Park is now open for business.

Kent County hotels offer staycation deals

Experience Grand Rapids is partnering with Kent County-area hotels to provide staycation deals to revive the tourism and hospitality sector of the local economy that suffered under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guiding Light adds sixth recovery house

A local nonprofit secured another building that will become sober living apartments.

Holland Museum to offer insight into discriminatory housing practices

Discriminatory housing practices will be discussed in the next installment of Holland Museum’s Cultural Lens series.

Michigan high school student nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Shelbie Schoenborn, a sophomore at Coopersville High School, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.

Muskegon event aims to raise funds for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The 2021 Cheers & Chocolate Community Crawl will connect with Muskegon-area businesses to raise funds for a local domestic and sexual assault shelter.

Michigan’s first recreational cannabis company opens Grand Rapids location

Ann Arbor-based Exclusive Brands announced the opening of its newest retail store to serve both adult-use and medical cannabis consumers in Grand Rapids.

The Division Avenue Arts Collective is back

After many years of closure, the Division Avenue Arts Collective will reopen at its new permanent location, 1553 Plainfield Ave. NE, in the funky Creston neighborhood.




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