Accessible kayak launch opens at Riverside Park

Grand Rapids’ first accessible kayak and canoe launch now is available for use.

Grand Rapids Gold find new home

The local G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets found a new venue, following the closure of the DeltaPlex.

‘Downton Shabby’ author returns to West Michigan

Holland-born actor and writer Hopwood DePree will make an appearance at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids. 

Sister cities gala to return after hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, an annual celebration will return in June.

BAMF off to quick start

Despite ongoing construction at MSU's Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, Bold Advanced Medical Future (BAMF) Health already is off to a running start as one of the flagship tenants of the site.

Real estate market hits new heights

Is the Grand Rapids housing market the hottest it has ever been?

Partners to host second Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam

A celebration of African American culture and history will be held downtown next month.

Students graduate with certificates of biliteracy

Forty-one Grand Rapids Public School students will graduate with a Seal of Biliteracy certification.

City to host kayaking activities this summer

Grand Rapids will host Grand River kayaking excursions and free kayaking demos this summer.

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.

Amway run to celebrate 45th year

The Amway River Bank Run will host its 45th annual race this weekend.

Tasteful retail

When the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s gift shop closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, a hole was left in downtown.

Restoration franchise opens in Grand Rapids

A cleaning and restoration franchise recently opened a Grand Rapids location.

City to host eighth annual neighborhood summit

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit will return to its traditional one-day format for 2022.

Care for everyone

Dr. Abha Gupta Varma, a physician at Cherry Health, has been practicing for just over two decades. Familiar with the nuances of medicine since she was a kid — both of her parents were doctors — Varma strives to provide the best care she can by talking to patients early and often.

Food truck season heats up

While Grand Rapids is not quite the food truck paradise one might find in Austin, Texas, or Portland, Oregon, there are strides being made.

Movie theater reopens

The pandemic did a number on movie theaters (and the movie industry as a whole), but an area movie house is rising from the ashes.

Downtown Muskegon to host inaugural Pride Festival

Muskegon Pride Center is partnering to host the city’s first Pride Festival next month.

Emmanuel Hospice launches art legacy program

A nonprofit hospice care provider is expanding its services through a new creative program.

DeltaPlex closing uproots Grand Rapids Gold

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




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