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Models Mackenzie Santamour (Blue), Marissa Faust (Black) with designer Romel Caylan. Photo by Johnny Quirin.

Q & A with Designer RC Caylan

Since the age of 9, RC Caylan has had a passion for fashion and design. Born and raised in the Philippines, his inspiration came from his grandmother, a schoolteacher and uniform seamstress.

World of Winter festival gets people out and about

What does Grand Rapids have in common with Anchorage, Alaska and Aspen, Colorado? All three cities host festivals that made the “10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving The Cold For” list.

Downtown Muskegon to host inaugural Pride Festival

Muskegon Pride Center is partnering to host the city’s first Pride Festival next month.
Peter Secchia statue reveal Millennium Park Secchia with cane wide

Park Unveils Statue of Philanthropist

The DeVos family and Kent County have unveiled a statue honoring the local philanthropist who was a driving force behind creating West Michigan’s largest urban park.

Representing the Black community

Dr. Charles Gibson is one of only a few Black trauma surgeons in the country.

City offers incentives for new lifeguards

The city of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is offering free lifeguard certifications and raising its wage for the 2022 pool season.
120 Ionia Ave. SW Grand Rapids pre-conversion to The Rutledge

Couple Plans Downtown Event Venue

A new downtown event venue is in the works.

Grand Rapids Police Department promises change

Can the police department’s new strategic plan really transform policing in a meaningful way?

National Poetry Month: Meet your local poets

Kyd Kane, Grand Rapids’ current poet laureate, said she is a spoken word poet “in limbo,” as so many poets are in these long months of the pandemic that has shut down venues, stopped indoor events and slowed community gatherings.
Rainbow Road street mural Grand Rapids Pride Month

Artist Reveals ‘Rainbow Road’ Street Mural Downtown

A rainbow of colors now covers a street in downtown Grand Rapids.

City, GRPS to host water experience program

Grand Rapids this week is partnering with Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) on an outdoor program for students.

Downtown boutique to celebrate grand opening

A new lifestyle and home boutique will have its grand opening later this month.

Safe Haven supports human trafficking survivors

A West Michigan nonprofit extended its services to survivors of human trafficking.

New Addition Coming to John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is getting a new resident later this summer.
Camp Newaygo offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Area Camp Offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Pack your bags and head to Camp Newaygo for a Girlfriends Get-A-Way.

Zoo to construct new habitat

John Ball Zoo will construct a new pygmy hippo habitat.

Gryphon Place engages community during Suicide Prevention Month

A leading agency in suicide prevention plans to host a monthlong series of events. 

Farmers market to open for 100th season

The oldest farmers market in West Michigan will celebrate 100 years when it opens next month.

Dégagé opens thrift store and artisan market

A thrift store and artisan market opened on Division Avenue to raise funding and serve and employ individuals experiencing homelessness.