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." 

Bradford White joins the fight against hunger

Bradford White, a Middleville manufacturer of water heaters, boilers and storage tanks, is providing critical support for the fight against hunger this holiday season with a $10,000 contribution to Mel Trotter Ministries.

Shopping for gifts

An underrated gem in Grand Rapids is Vander Veen’s The Dutch Store, 2755 28th St. SW in Wyoming.

Big season at the Van

For the first time in years, Van Andel Arena now has two full-time tenants.

Changing Grand Rapids

Change is in the wind in the Third Ward of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids, EGR announce tree disposal options

People who reside in Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids have multiple options for the disposal of live-cut Christmas trees after the holidays.

Still time for Six tix

The six wives of Henry VIII, some of whom he had beheaded, tell the story of their lives, post mortem, of course.

Oh, Christmas Tree!

The City of Grand Rapids officially kicks off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 2 with the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Festival charts course for the future

Monica Pritchard said she didn’t enter ArtPrize in 2021 expecting to win. But her project — a repurposed phone booth full of memories — filled the Blue Bridge and took her all the way to the grand prize.

Wreaths Across America seeks volunteers

On Saturday, Dec. 17, 3,770 handcrafted evergreen wreaths will be laid on the graves of fallen soldiers at Grand Rapids Veterans Home Cemetery.

Wayland bank collects 700 blankets for charity

A small community bank is making a difference for families in need this winter season with its "Blanket the Community" project, now in its fourth year. 

Friday’s Griffins game rescheduled

The American Hockey League on Thursday announced that the Grand Rapids Griffins' home game against the Cleveland Monsters scheduled for Friday, Dec. 23 at Van Andel Arena has been rescheduled

All that jazz

It’s cold, it’s dark, there’s nothing to do, but wait...yes there is...jazz is being played all over Grand Rapids!

Cannonsburg expands tubing lanes, adds brunch

The Cedar Lounge has always been a great place to relax after a day on the slopes, but now skiers and observers alike will be able to fuel up before hitting the slopes with a new brunch menu.

Griffins Teddy Bear Toss on Friday

A Teddy Bear Toss takes place during Friday's home game against the Manitoba Moose, Nov. 25.

Big electric promises

In September, news emerged that electric vehicle battery maker Gotion Inc. plans to build a $2.4 billion factory near Big Rapids. The factory could create more than 2,300 jobs in the next decade.

Update: Statewide 911 number restored

According to a press release by City of Grand Rapids, at 4:14 p.m. on January 10, 2023, 911 services in Grand Rapids are being affected by a statewide outage.

Inside Track: He won’t stop … maybe ever

There are few Grand Rapidians who seemingly have their hands in as many endeavors as Jonathan Jelks.

Turkey Trot seeks participants

The Grand Rapids Turkey Trot presented by Blue Care Network returns for its 30th year on Thursday, Nov. 24. 

Panel discussion explores cultural links to food

“What is healthy food?” is the name of a fourth talk in a series that takes place on Jan. 18,  5:30 p.m. at the...




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