Photo courtesy of Red Flannel Tree Farm

Trim A Tree from One of These 7 West Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

According to the Michigan Ag Council, Michigan is the third largest Christmas tree industry in the nation, harvesting approximately three million Christmas trees each year. So it’s no surprise that the Grand Rapids area has plenty of places to cut or buy your own fresh tree.
kids at city of Grand Rapids pool

Grand Rapids Kicks Off Pool and Splash Pad Season

It’s time to go swimming in the city.
Oh, Hello Co. box

Oh, Hello Co. is opening a shop

A stationery and gift shop is coming to downtown.
Reserve Wine & Food couple wine glasses cheers

The ‘Best of Grand Rapids’: Valentine’s Day Edition

Are you considering stepping up your game this Valentine’s Day? Let us help you — or someone you know.
Rock the Block concert stage crowd

Rock the Block in Madison Square

A block party in town this weekend will feature local music, art and food vendors.
Ladies Literary Club building downtown Grand Rapids

Historic Downtown Building Becoming Event Space

A historic building downtown is being transformed into an event space.
Photo by Jonathan Shotwell.

Q&A with the New Owner of Books & Mortar

GR|MAG had the opportunity to talk with Jenny Kinne, the new owner of Books & Mortar, about her transition from employee to owner as well as her goals for the store, thoughts on the uniqueness of independent bookstores and some of her favorite reads.

Grand Rapids City Guide

Your guide to happy hours, hotels, markets, dining and drinks
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.
Jim Torrey, of Rivertown Woodcraft.

Rivertown Woodcraft Offers Custom Furniture & DIY Workshops

A few years ago, Jim Torrey started reaching out to new breweries in Grand Rapids offering his woodworking services. “I started cold-calling them on Facebook and asking to make their cheeseboards and beer flights.”
South Haven beach pier Lake Michigan couple

3 of the Midwest’s ‘Incredibly Romantic Getaways’ are In West Michigan

Three West Michigan locations were named among 16 “incredibly romantic getaways” in the Midwest.
Studio Park piazza downtown Grand Rapids

Presenting Studio Park

The $160 million project includes multiple restaurants, yoga studio.
Aberdeen splash pad

Aberdeen Park Reopens Following Makeover

Aberdeen Park is the latest in a series of Grand Rapids parks to reopen following renovations.
Craig's Cruisers Soaring Eagle zip line seats

Zip Line Across a ‘Fun Center’

A “fun center” in the area continues to expand its offerings, and the latest takes guests soaring across the park.

T-Mobile expands home internet to West Michigan

West Michigan residents now have another option for home broadband.
The Paper Studio

The Paper Studio Branches Out with New Store in Downtown Market

The owner of Grand Rapids retail store The Paper Studio is embarking on a second endeavor. Abby Fowler, Paper Studio owner, opens Pulp & Stem on Tuesday, May 1 in the Downtown Market.
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.

Homeless for the Holidays: A Picture of Homelessness in Grand Rapids

Selina Parks remembers her first steps into a Grand Rapids homeless shelter in vivid detail.
GR Auto Gallery has a public showroom filled with classics.

Car Enthusiasts Keep Engines Revving in West Michigan

The sleek vehicles showcased at Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids (C&CGR) exude a zip-zing panache that unfetters spectators’ imaginations.
Club Pilates class

Pilates Studio Stretches into Grand Rapids

There’s a new Pilates studio at a major shopping center in town.




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