Association celebrates Michigan Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets across Michigan will host special events and activities this week in honor of Michigan Farmers Market Week, taking place now through Aug. 13.

Stream project breaks ground at The Highlands

A buried waterway will be resurfaced as part of a restoration project for the Grand River.

Two Men and a Truck ‘Give Back’ 

Jeremy Buhrmann, general manager of Two Men and a Truck. is feeling really good about a new charity the moving company has come up with this year.

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.

Accessible kayak launch opens at Riverside Park

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

Staring into space

A perhaps hugely underrated piece of the city’s entertainment landscape is the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium.

Rapid changes

This spring, a major development along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids stirred plenty of excitement.

Stacks of Books

About six years ago, Amber Skiles quit her job in health care administration — and she hasn’t worked a day since. 

Original West Michigan highway gets new life

A former highway along the coast of Lake Michigan will have a tribute to its historical significance.

City to celebrate new outdoor fitness court

A collaboration between Priority Health and the city of Grand Rapids is bringing an outdoor fitness center to the city. 

The B.O.B. resurrected

Many Grand Rapidians were devastated when the Big Old Building, or the B.O.B., closed last December.

MI Lupus to host awareness walk

A nonprofit is inviting the public to walk at the John Ball Zoo for Lupus awareness.

Griffins to host children’s bike helmet event

The Grand Rapids Griffins will offer free bike helmets to children aged 12 and under.

Amway cares for community

Hundreds of Amway employees gave back to West Michigan for this year’s companywide volunteer event. 

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre hosts children’s learning program

A community theater launched a new education initiative. 

Nonprofit to lease space at former DeltaPlex building

A local nonprofit secured its own physical space for the first time in its 100-year-plus history.

Renovation to Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites begins

The Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in downtown Kalamazoo is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation project expected to be completed by the end of summer 2022.

GRAAHI to hold conversation on mental health

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute will host the second event of its three-month community series.

Farm fresh

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning and Fulton Street Farmers Market is just waking up.
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Report: GR rentals maintain below-average vacancy rate

A new report on vacancy rates underscores a competitive market for residential rental units in Grand Rapids.

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