The Wine Guys of West Michigan

Now…let’s get one thing straight: Don’t shoot the messenger! Without meaning to denigrate the denizens of Michigan wine country, a significant portion of the...


There’s just something about pretty food that makes us humans giddy with excitement.

Love a parade?

If you missed the Gentex Santa Parade in downtown Grand Rapids, not to worry, the surrounding communities have you covered!

Annual jazzy Bash hits HOME

W.Y.C.E. – West Michigan’s only independent community radio station– will hold its 22nd annual fundraiser at the B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW., 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2023.

‘Rush’ to see TINA

A musical based on the life of one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time is coming to DeVos Performance Hall Nov. 7-12.

Creston staple expands

A Creston neighborhood market has undergone a $500K renovation.

Small plates, big variety

Walk into Poquito in downtown Holland and you are quickly immersed into a special world, one where sharing food, memories, and smiles comes easily.

Billy Strings to headline Van Andel

The highly celebrated bluegrass musician, Michigan's own Billy Strings, has extended his  tour with a stop at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, October 31.

Bell’s rolls out darker winter Oberon

Oberon fans can now find solace in their favorite wheat ale all year round.

Meet the Maestros

After attending several performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony this year and being captured by the inspired performance of the Symphony’s recent rendition of Mozart’s Requiem...

ArtPrize Winners Announced

ArtPrize, the annual international contemporary art competition and immersive festival, draws the curtains on a spectacular 18 days of art exhibitions

Too busy to stay healthy?

Finding it hard to stay healthy on the go? A new app from Fresh Thyme could help change all that.

Sparti Parti flows from Big Lake to stadium

A locally brewed IPA will be served at Spartan Stadium this football season

How do you like them apples?

The air is crisp, yet the leaves on the trees are still green. It's not quite fall, so what season is it?

Vote in the Battle of the Breweries!

We found 64 Breweries in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area, and matched them up against each other for Round One of Battle of the Breweries– Brackets competition. 

International chocolate champs

A local chocolate company is emerging as a force in the global craft chocolate industry.

Specializing in one of the best states to retire

In a recent study, Michigan came in second as one of the best states to retire, ranking high in quality of life for seniors, with plenty of activities, access to affordable healthcare and low levels of crime. 

A ‘wild and operatic’ ArtPrize opening

ArtPrize 2023 opens Sept. 14 with a kickoff party at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 5 to 10 p.m., featuring the wild and operatic national touring act, Squonk Opera, followed by a fireworks display. 

Update: Poutine Prize, Year Three

Poutine Prize is back for a third year! Like ArtPrize, the competition runs Sept.14 - Oct 1 and the popular prize will be decided by the people.

Guess who’s now serving dinner!

A popular brunch spot is expanding its offerings to include dinner.