Blue Bridge Music Festival Returns for ArtPrize Nine

After a successful first year, the Blue Bridge Music Festival is returning for ArtPrize Nine.

No Swim Trunks Needed: City Hosts Free Dog Swim

Richmond Park will close for the summer after this weekend, but not before throwing a blowout pool party – for canines.

See How Grand Rapids Spent Eclipse Monday

Lot's of individuals and local businesses spent Monday checking out the solar eclipse. Here's some of our favorite Instagram posts from throughout the day.

Solar Eclipse Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

While partial solar eclipses often occur up to two times per year, Monday’s event offers a once in a lifetime experience for viewers in the United States because a large swath of the country will experience a complete blotting out of the sun by the moon.

Marge Palmerlee Brings Hope to Homeless

It’s been 20 years since Marge Palmerlee first became the executive director of Dégagé Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and struggling individuals in Grand Rapids get back on their feet.
Photo courtesy of Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Where to Watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21 the moon will block out the sun creating a total solar eclipse in parts of the United States. While Grand Rapids viewers will only see a partial solar eclipse due to the city’s geographic placement, the view is still supposed to be spectacular.
Wyatt makes his public debut this weekend at John Ball Zoo.

Red Panda Makes His Zoo Debut

The zoo’s newest (and possibly cutest) resident makes his debut this weekend.

Grand Rapids Heads to the Polls Today

Two city commission seats are up for grabs today.

Elliott’s News Finds New Home

After closing its doors eight months ago, Elliott’s News announced it will reopen downtown.

A Family Affair: Laureen Robinson’s Kids Helped Prepare Her for State Games

Wyoming resident Laureen Robinson, 53, took up running following the tragic death of a family friend during the Fifth Third River Bank Run. At her son's encouragement, Robinson took her running to the next level by competing in the Meijer State Games of Michigan and later competing in her first State Games of America.

A Backyard Whim Led Ruari Griffin to Archery

Ruari Griffin, 11, competes this weekend in her third State Games. Griffin took up archery three years ago after a medical condition left her unable to continue swimming.

Registration Opens for Bark in the Dark Run

The Humane Society of West Michigan will hold its fifth annual Bark in the Dark run/walk in October and participants can begin registering for the event now.

John Ball Zoo Celebrates Birth

John Ball Zoo announced today the birth of a white-faced saki monkey earlier this week.

GR|Mag Seeks Digital Media Interns

GR|Mag is looking for digital media interns for the fall semester.

American Pickers is Looking for West Michigan Collectors

West Michigan collectors have a chance to appear on popular History channel reality show American Pickers, a documentary series that profiles real life collectors and tells their unique stories.

Grand Rapids Bike Shops Share Favorite Summer Trails

The weather is great for bike riding, but with hundreds of miles of trails to enjoy in West Michigan, which ones are best for summer rides?

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Cosplay Crusaders visit Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Cosplay Crusaders Use Their Superpowers to Lift Kids’ Spirits

From monthly visits to Mary Free Bed’s children’s floor to special appearances at Fifth Third Ballpark, Relay for Life, Gilda’s Club events and more, the Cosplay Crusaders are using their superpowers to lift kids’ spirits across Grand Rapids.

New Addition Coming to John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is getting a new resident later this summer.

Grand Rapids Adds New Downtown Walking Tours

Recently launched walking tours centered on downtown history give residents and visitors an excuse to take a stroll through Grand Rapids this summer.




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