Kids throughout Grand Rapids will be busy reading this winter. The Grand Rapids Public Library announced its selection for its One Book, One City for Kids reading initiative.
Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? GR|MAG asked its contributors to share something they are looking forward to trying or checking out in Grand Rapids in 2019. Feel free to steal their ideas or share your own in the comments.
GR|MAG had the opportunity to talk with Jenny Kinne, the new owner of Books & Mortar, about her transition from employee to owner as well as her goals for the store, thoughts on the uniqueness of independent bookstores and some of her favorite reads.
Every January, Calvin College invites the community to attend its free January Series. For 15-days, speakers from across the country visit Calvin and provide thought-provoking lectures on some of the most pertinent topics being discussed right now.
“We’ve been here six and a half years. It’s time to put an expiration date on it and move on,” said Kim Carignan, 54, a resident of Grand Rapids’ northeast side. Carignan, who has lived in Detroit, Chicago, New York and Naples, Florida, said she and her husband haven’t been able to make the friendships they’d hoped for in West Michigan, something she said was easier in the other places she’s lived.
It’s the last weekend of 2018 and GR|MAG has some suggestions on how to spend it.
Wow! What a year. 2018 feels like it lasted about 10 years—so long that you probably forgot that the Winter Olympics, the hottest debate (was it Yanny or Laurel?) and IHOB (likely the dumbest call for attention ever) were all JUST THIS YEAR.
As 2018 comes to a close GR|MAG took a look back at the stories that drew the most eyeballs during the past year. Here are the top 10 most read stories.
It seemed like every month saw a new boutique opening in Grand Rapids. GR|MAG did our best to cover all the new openings. Below you’ll find a list of 10 boutiques and retail shops focused on clothing, home goods and beauty products that opened during the past year.
It never fails. You compliment someone on their clothing and when you hear them say the word vintage, there’s always that sting.