The heart (and sole) of aging

Jennifer DiVita has been too young and “too seasoned” in her work life, but she’s just the right age for her first novel.

Poel positioned for success

Grand Rapids native singer-songwriter Austin Poel has had a lot of success recently.

Spotlight on Citizen Keen

Chances are, if you’ve lived in Grand Rapids for a while you’ve heard Citizen Keen play.

Gold Record for local music duo

When Grand Rapids residents Angela Mattson and Jeffrey Mendel became pregnant 11 years ago they were planning on giving up on the dream of performing in the band they had formed.

Dreams do come true for Executive Producer

Like many of us who grew up in the region, Jash’d Belcher used to go to Studio 28 to watch movies. Once the largest multi-screen cinema complex in the world, in its heyday there were 20 screens chock full of the latest films Hollywood had to offer. 

Celebration in Times Square

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transport nurse, Erin Coalliar, thought she was going to Seattle to check out a new type of neonatal ambulance. At least that’s what her manager, Maggie Simons, at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital had told her.

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.

Amway cares for community

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

Ms. Wheelchair America comes to Grand Rapids

A nationwide competition is taking place this week as contestants advocate for people with disabilities. 

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.

Mayor honors Cherry Health for National Health Center Week

A local health center is being recognized for its contributions to local health care. 

Businesswomen to flock to inaugural SWAN Con

According to legend, a swan sings one beautiful song in its life just before it crosses the metaphorical rainbow bridge. But the Strong Women Arise Network (SWAN) is hardly on its way out.

Meijer named best place to work for disability inclusion

A local retailer continues to earn recognition for inclusivity.

Baker College wins awards for culinary program

A Muskegon college received three awards this year from the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education. 

Hall of Fame hockey player to make LMCU Ballpark appearance

Chris Chelios will be signing autographs at LMCU Ballpark as part of the West Michigan Whitecaps’ Made in Michigan Wednesdays series.

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.

Stream project breaks ground at The Highlands

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

Acrisure partners with Steelers

A locally based global insurance brokerage entered a naming rights partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers and revealed the team’s new home stadium name. 

The Diatribe acquires partner organization

Two local nonprofits have combined their resources to better serve West Michigan youth. 

GRCC students selected for Johns Hopkins graduate program

Three Grand Rapids Community College students were accepted to a five-month program at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging.