Ciders, Perries and Pommeliers 

On Saturday, May 18 more than 30 of Michigan's 192 hard cideries will be slinging scrumptious samples to the sound of live music at Cider Fest 2024. 

Author details her escape from patriarchy

Cait West had no control over her life, her body, and her choices as a child and young adult. No, she wasn’t trafficked. No, she wasn’t enslaved in the ways we might understand those terms.
downtown Grand Rapids skyline

Community invited to help build bridge to our future

After more than a year of research and gathering community input, the City of Grand Rapids will unveil its “Bridge to Our Future” Community Master Plan recommendations.

City manager proposes budget increase

City Manager Mark Washington met with the Grand Rapids City Commission on April 23 to deliver a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025.

Creating cannabis connections

Jamie Cooper is making her mark on West Michigan by building bridges and creating connections in the cannabis industry.

Stacks of resources

“When in doubt go to the library,” said bestselling author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.

The pros and cons of going cashless

In late December of 2023, an altercation outside J Burger N Wings, 2023 Eastern Ave. SE in the Seymour Square area ended in shots being fired at a woman and her son.

Collecting the leaves left behind

You know all of those leaves that were still in your yard when the unwelcome Halloween blizzard arrived last fall?

Memory Lane

Set among hundreds of Victorian-era mansions in Grand Rapids’ historic Heritage Hill neighborhood sits a lone Prairie- style home designed by globally famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Total Eclipse of the Heartside?

Residents of Grand Rapids will be able to witness an eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Degrees in visual expression

It is no secret that Grand Rapids is a city flourishing with creativity.