Huff Park boardwalk

Huff Park Reopens Today with Celebration

A new boardwalk and 87-acres of athletic fields will be the main draws at Huff Park. The 45-year-old park reopens today following $2.1 million in renovations and upgrades.

GR|MAG Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of GR|MAG and I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for reading GR|MAG and subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter. It is wonderful to see the response to the publication.

Calling All Artists: UICA Holiday Artists Market

With less than six months until Christmas, the UICA is asking for applicants to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists Market.

Monroe North Neighborhood Transformation Continues with 3.7-Acre Land Purchase

David Marquardt, City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation director, said the portion of the Grand River running through downtown Grand Rapids is going to look like “nothing anyone anticipates.”
Rustic City Living owners Amy Calvert and Kristy Dipiazza.

Furniture Makers Open Rustic City Living Storefront

Best friends since the third grade, Amy Calvert and Kristy Dipiazza started a business together simply out of need.

After Thoughts with James Sofranko

The Grand Rapids Ballet welcomed accomplished dancer, choreographer and artistic entrepreneur James Sofranko as its new artistic director on July 1. In this capacity, Sofranko will be responsible for all artistic direction and planning for the GR Ballet.
Photo courtesy of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

Grand Rapids Enters the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge

As car companies race to perfect the autonomous vehicle of the future, many people are wondering what challenges those driverless cars might present to cities.
Jim Torrey, of Rivertown Woodcraft.

Rivertown Woodcraft Offers Custom Furniture & DIY Workshops

A few years ago, Jim Torrey started reaching out to new breweries in Grand Rapids offering his woodworking services. “I started cold-calling them on Facebook and asking to make their cheeseboards and beer flights.”
West Michigan Tourist Association 2017 Photo Contest Winner. Photo by Nathan Logsdon.

Tourist Association Launches Photo Contest

Think your Instagram snaps capture West Michigan’s beauty better than anyone else’s? The West Michigan Tourist Association is launching a photo contest to find the best photos in the region.

Grand River Restoration Project Pushes Forward

It could be less than four years before the Grand River is back to its natural glory and providing yet another new attraction to downtown Grand Rapids.

Students 3D Print New Feet for Urban Chicken

Debbie Harry (not to be confused with the lead singer of Blondie, who will be in Grand Rapids next weekend at Frederik Meijer Gardens) got new feet after a bout of frostbite left her footless.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Photos

Parking Downtown? You’re Going to Need a New App for That

The City of Grand Rapids is retiring the Parkmobile app this week and rolling out Motu, a new app for metered parking.
SHEvents founders Devin DuMond & Deb Kalsbeek

Two Area Mompreneurs Are Building a Community of #GRbossbabes

Whether you are a female entrepreneur with a brick and mortar business to your name or a woman with a great business idea but not a clue how to launch it, SHEvents is here for you.
The KDL Cruisers program lets you check out a bike for the day.

Enjoy Summer with These Outdoor Summer Sports Equipment Rentals

With only about half a year of warmer outdoor weather, we Grand Rapidians have to take advantage of every nice day and soak up the sunny rays. What better way to enjoy Pure Michigan summer than kayaking down the Grand River or peddling along your favorite bike trail?
Photo courtesy of Promoting Muskegon

West Michigan Beach Named Best in State

A West Michigan beach topped USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Poll.

MSU Gran Fondo Hits the Streets Saturday

Soon, more than 1,600 participants will bike through West Michigan for the sixth annual MSU Gran Fondo.

Grand Rapids Griffins Hand Out 200 Free Bike Helmets

Two hundred children will receive free bike helmets from the Grand Rapids Griffins during two events being held this month.
Photo courtesy of DGRI, Relax at Rosa 2016

Grand Rapids Summer Activities from A-Z

Chances are your summer calendar is filling up fast. But just in case, we wanted to give you a list of fun activities you can enjoy this summer in and around Grand Rapids. Enjoy our suggestions and share some of your own in the comments.
Reinspired Treasures

Summer Pop-Up Market Returns to Alger Heights

Dozens of vendors will “pop-up” on Saturday in the Alger Heights neighborhood for the kick off of the second annual Eastern & Alger Pop Up Market.
Saugatuck by Johnny Quirin.

Going Coastal: Your Summer Bucket List

High atop a sand dune at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, looking out over Lake Michigan and the park’s campground beach, a memorial bench beckons campers, hikers and beachgoers to sit and take it all in.