Spectrum Health provides multilingual COVID-19 resources

Spectrum Health updated its website to include a web page in Spanish with downloadable materials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Local designer launches YouTube miniseries

A Grand Rapids entrepreneur, author and designer launched a four-part YouTube docuseries.

Grand Rapids to host events for humans and dogs

Grand Rapids is welcoming the spring season with a variety of downtown events.
Grand Rapids Griffin's head couch Ben Simon. Photo by Michael Buck.

Q:A with Grand Rapids Griffins New Head Coach Ben Simon

The Grand Rapids Griffins kick off the 2018-19 season this month under the leadership of Ben Simon, who was named the team’s 11th head coach in June. But Simon is no stranger to Grand Rapids — he spent the last three seasons as assistant coach for the Griffins, helping lead the team to a Calder Cup title in 2017, and played for the team in the 2006-07 season.
2018 Meijer LPGA Classic champion So Yeon Ryu

LPGA Tournament Teeing Off

A major golf tournament is set to start this week.

Giving children a head start

$10 million injected into early childhood programming.
Gemini Handmade owners Marie Welcher & Jacob Vroon.

A Fresh Start

After five years of serving the community as Parliament the Boutique, the locally focused boutique shop at 136 S. Division Ave. rebranded as Gemini Handmade in June.

Big-screen stories

New film production company and media incubator aims to bring Hollywood home.

Studio to host sustainability summit and plant swap

A coworking space in Grand Rapids is set to host its first quarterly market event of the year.

Speaking up

Jocelyn Barnes grew to love Grand Rapids through open mic nights.

Salvation Army collecting back-to-school supplies for children

The Salvation Army of Kent County is encouraging residents to donate school supplies during a three-day “Stuff the Bus” event.
Photo by Andrea Straw

5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day with Your Furry Friend

Today is National Dog Day and we’re here to give you some fun ideas to celebrate the occasion with your four-legged friends.

KCCU hosting essential goods drive for homeless shelters

A southwest Michigan credit union is taking donations to help West Michigan’s homeless population.

GRCC opens new Lakeshore Campus

Grand Rapids Community College officially opened a new 52,000-square-foot Lakeshore Campus at the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore Mall, 12331 James St. in Holland.

DeltaPlex closing uproots Grand Rapids Gold

An upcoming arena closure will displace Grand Rapids’ local basketball team. 

A Backyard Whim Led Ruari Griffin to Archery

Ruari Griffin, 11, competes this weekend in her third State Games. Griffin took up archery three years ago after a medical condition left her unable to continue swimming.

SpartanNash sets aside store time for vulnerable populations

SpartanNash is reserving shopping time twice a week in its retail stores for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Crowd of supporters gather for K9’s animal hospital release

Several members of the Grand Rapids Police Department and other area K9 unit personnel gathered in the parking lot of Animal Emergency Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 15 to welcome GRPD K9, "Eli." 

Sports organizations team up to give back

The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps and West Michigan Sports Commission partnered to launch “One Team For West Michigan,” an initiative to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
writer at laptop

KDL is Producing a Writers Conference

This weekend’s KDL Writers Conference is sure to fill aspiring authors’ notebooks full of tips on the craft and business of writing.




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