Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place.

Michigan International Auto Show Pulls Into Downtown

While Detroit might be Motor City, Grand Rapids certainly has played its part in making auto history and this weekend the city will take center stage as the location of the Michigan International Auto Show.
2018 Festival of the Arts Poster designed by Chris LaPorte

ArtPrize Winner Designs Festival of the Arts Poster

The unveiling of the Festival of the Arts poster and the designer behind it is an annual Grand Rapids tradition, and this year’s artist selection is a well-known figure in the community.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has one of the only luge tracks open to the public in the U.S.

Pretend You’re an Olympic Athlete at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

With the 2018 Winter Olympics right around the corner, a Muskegon business is prepared for a boon in business.
April Reign created #OscarsSoWhite in response to the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry

Creator of #OscarsSoWhite Speaks in Grand Rapids

Three years ago, while sitting in her living room, April Reign watched as the nominees for the 87th Oscars were named. All 20 of the acting category nominees were white men or women and the behind the scenes nominees weren’t any better.
Grand Rapids Dog Wizard

Contest Seeks Puppies on Their Worst Behavior

Has your new puppy chewed up your new slippers, torn apart his dog bed or gobbled up all the holiday cookies that were left out for Santa? Grand Rapids Dog Wizard is looking for you.

GR|MAG’s Most Read Stories of 2017

Take a look back at GR|MAG’s most read stories of 2017.

GR|MAG Writers Share What They Are Looking Forward to in 2018

Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? GR|MAG asked its contributors to share something they are looking forward to trying or checking out in Grand Rapids in 2018. Feel free to steal their ideas or share your own in the comments.
Fifth Third River Bank Run

Fifth Third River Bank Run Opens Registration

Want to get a jumpstart on your new year’s resolutions? Registration is now open for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Photos

Giving with gratitude: Teaching your kids to give

When working with families, parents regularly ask me how they can teach their children to willfully get rid of stuff. This is typically followed by guilty admissions of purging toys on the sly. Out of sight, out of mind – right? Don’t worry, no judgment– we’ve ALL been there!
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Whether you were roped into a work gift exchange or genuinely love treating your co-workers, spread some holiday cheer (and a few subtle hints) from cubicle to cubicle.
2017 WMEAC Hidden Heroines award recipients.

Environmental Nonprofit Seeks Hidden Heroine Nominations

Do you know a woman in the West Michigan community whose work in the area of environmental activism flies under the radar? The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) wants her name.
Thomas Dilley Grand Rapids Postcard Collection

Collector Donates 5,000 Historical Postcards to Library

A visual history of Grand Rapids is now available at the Grand Rapids Public Library in postcard form.
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.
Grand Rapids' Uptown neighborhood hosts annual Holiday Shop Hop.

Annual Holiday Shop Hop Slated for Thursday

The Uptown neighborhood in Grand Rapids is getting ready for the holidays with a special shopping event on Thursday.
Sable + Company is one of the local businesses attending the UICA Holiday Artists Market.

Find the Perfect Gift at Holiday Artists’ Market

For 29 years, the annual UICA Holiday Artists Market has been helping shoppers find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on their Christmas list.
Bill Bennett is excited to re-open Elliott's Newsstand in McKay Tower.

Read All About It! Newsstand Reopens

After a brief closure, Elliott’s News returns to downtown.
Triumph Music Academy continues its growth.

Desire and Work Creates the Perfect Tune

Survival and passion paved a path for Triumph Music Academy. After teaching music lessons to pay for college, James Hughes, owner and director of Triumph Music Academy, realized his music lessons were unique.
Kids Food Basket is one of hundreds of nonprofits participating in Giving Tuesday.

Get Into the True Holiday Spirit with Giving Tuesday

Want to give big this holiday season, make a donation to your favorite local charity on Giving Tuesday.

Teen Girls Find a Place to Call Home

The need for a safe, accepting environment for teenage girls in the foster care system is often overlooked. Negative perceptions of teenage girls as being promiscuous or bringing unwanted drama to families are just a few of the perceived problems, which make it difficult to find a home.
Rosa Parks Circle ice rink opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 24.

Hit the Ice Rink at Rosa Parks Circle

Ice skating season at Rosa Parks Circle kicks off tonight at 5 p.m.




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