PEOPLE + PLACES

Green e-scooters, bikes hit streets of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is expanding its shared e-scooter and bike share service pilot with micromobility partner Lime.

Wade Rouse’s newest book examines important bonds of friendship

Author Wade Rouse, who writes under the pen name Viola Shipman, released his new book “The Clover Girls” last month.

LGBTQIA+ service provides open talks for community and allies

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rapids resident Colleen McFawn found herself inspired by her own life experiences to create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community.

Grand Rapids merges social districts and adds four more

The city of Grand Rapids combined the existing downtown social district areas — also known as “refreshment areas” — into one to streamline operations and simplify the boundaries for businesses and visitors.

Kentwood Farmers Market opens Thursday for summer

The Kentwood Farmers Market will return for its seventh season, starting Thursday and ending Aug. 26.

Survey: 1 in 9 Michiganders admit they’ve regretted posting negative reviews online

According to a survey by GearHungry.com, 11% of Michiganders have regretted posting a negative review about a business or service online.

Saving nature

Community organizing helped keep Charles Garfield’s legacy intact.

New paddle club to host water races supporting charities

The newly formed nonprofit Muskegon Lakeshore Paddle Club will host community paddle events on June 12 and Aug. 28 on Mona Lake at Ross Park, 82 Randall Road in Norton Shores.

Michigan’s Adventure opening Memorial Day weekend

Michigan’s Adventure amusement park will be open for guests Saturday.

Grand Rapids Public Library extending hours starting next month

The Grand Rapids Public Library will be extending its hours of operation at all of its locations beginning June 7.

5 tips for hosting your safe summer wedding

With warmer weather on the way here in West Michigan, it’s time to start thinking about the summer event season.

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