Youth care facility hosts family Fill the Backpack event

Wedgwood Christian Services’ NextGen Board will host its inaugural event in support of at-risk youth. 

John Ball Zoo educates families on homelessness for fourth year

John Ball Zoo and Family Promise are hosting an annual event to help raise awareness for family homelessness in a child-friendly environment.

Griffins to host children’s bike helmet event

The Grand Rapids Griffins will offer free bike helmets to children aged 12 and under.

Stream project breaks ground at The Highlands

A buried waterway will be resurfaced as part of a restoration project for the Grand River.

Acrisure partners with Steelers

A locally based global insurance brokerage entered a naming rights partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers and revealed the team’s new home stadium name. 

Climbing walls now open at city park

Bouldering enthusiasts in Grand Rapids now can enjoy access to climbing within the city, thanks to a new installation.

The Diatribe acquires partner organization

Two local nonprofits have combined their resources to better serve West Michigan youth. 

A city in motion

Rosalynn Bliss has seen numerous changes in her seven years as mayor of Grand Rapids.

Farm fresh

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning and Fulton Street Farmers Market is just waking up.

Ocean fresh downtown

Real Seafood Company, 141 Lyon St. NW, opened in late May serving up “contemporary” seafood from across the globe.

City to host marketplace party

Grand Rapids will host a park party in celebration of this year’s neighborhood summit.

GRCC alumni, professors collaborate to support Ukrainian relief efforts

Community college professors and alumni are being featured in a poetry anthology, the proceeds of which will be donated to the International Rescue Committee. 

School of Rock hosts grand opening

A locally owned and operated music school is inviting the public to its grand opening. 

Ottawa Hills neighborhood hosts annual garden tour, celebrates centennial

A horticultural tour will return to a historic neighborhood this weekend.

GRCC students selected for Johns Hopkins graduate program

Three Grand Rapids Community College students were accepted to a five-month program at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging. 

Teen entrepreneur lands Fresh Thyme deal

A Kalamazoo teen recently secured a retail deal for her small business.

GRAAHI to hold conversation on mental health

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute will host the second event of its three-month community series.

Local animal shelter to host open house at new location

A no-kill cat shelter in Grand Rapids is inviting the public to tour its open house next month. 

Symphony names new assistant conductor

Grand Rapids Symphony has a new assistant conductor.

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre hosts children’s learning program

A community theater launched a new education initiative. 

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