Nonprofit hosting free MLK Day event

Arbor Circle will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day this year by hosting a free, virtual event honoring the civil rights leader.

Turning the pages at Grand Rapids Public Library

People who know Jessica Anne Bratt describe her as something of a library wunderkind — a 34-year-old who was promoted last year to become the Grand Rapids Public Library’s first Black assistant director.
Jeff Moore

‘Dream’ Store Opens Doors

Self-described “huge comic books fan and toy collector” Jeff Moore launched the venture of his dreams in Rockford.

Explore Grand Rapids on e-scooters this weekend

The city of Grand Rapids and Ford subsidiary Spin are launching a citywide e-scooter share program.

Longtime philanthropist Lena Meijer dies at 102

A West Michigan philanthropist and retail mogul recently died.

Girl Scouts sell cookies for annual fundraiser

The Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore have started selling their famous cookies after the January launch of “cookie season.”
Lazy day in grand rapids

5 Things to Do on National Lazy Day

August 10 is National Lazy Day, and we've collected some the “laziest” activities for you to enjoy during this annual holiday in Grand Rapids!

Local retailers implement procedures to keep customers safe

The CDC set guidelines for stores and customers to follow, and local retailers have been doing their part in adhering to those suggestions, and implementing their own, as the state reopens.

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.

Mayor honors Cherry Health for National Health Center Week

A local health center is being recognized for its contributions to local health care. 

Grand Rapids road conditions are just above national average

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

After Thoughts with Illustrator Alana Fletcher

Award-winning illustrator and local design student Alana Fletcher is taking her artistic talents to new heights.

Baxter Community Center kicks off Holiday Baskets Drive

Baxter Community Center is seeking donations to fill holiday baskets for families in need of a little Christmas cheer.

WMCAT relaunches virtual speaker series

A local nonprofit is bringing together national thought leaders and local stakeholders to explore the interconnectedness of systems that impact community prosperity.
Michigan Overboard sells athletic headbands to raise money for the Great Lakes.

GVSU Grads Launch Michigan Overboard to Raise Funds for Great Lakes

Michigan Overboard donates 21 percent of its profits to water protection and conservation-focused nonprofits. That isn’t just some random number either, 21 percent of the surface fresh water on planet Earth is right here in the Great Lakes basin.

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic winding down operations

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place is shutting down May 21, according to a statement from Kent County.

Lions & Rabbits relaunches as nonprofit

Lions & Rabbits officially reinvented itself as the Lions & Rabbits Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization focused on arts and public activations in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

Salvation Army to ring first bells for holiday campaign

A local nonprofit is beginning its annual campaign to help families during the holiday season.
Photo courtesy of DGRI

16 Instagram Pictures That Show Grand Rapids Is the Best City on Earth

There are two types of people. Those who are here, and those that WANT to be here.

The Comic Signal hosting dual celebration

A local comic book store will host a combined celebration commemorating its sixth anniversary and its 2021 expansion.

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