D'Arts Donuts, photo by Carolyn Muyskens
New city wide dining options for 2016

This summer saw no shortage of new Grand Rapids eateries. Here’s a small sampling of what’s new around town.   ...

Over the summer: GR community responds to issues of race and policing

In the aftermath of racially-charged shootings nationwide, members of the Grand Rapids community came together to mourn violence, learn from the experiences of others and investigate where racism might be present in the Grand Rapids community. […]

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Michigan bill changes criteria for 17-year-old offenders

Last week, Michigan legislature passed a package of 20 bills that would stop 17-year-olds from being treated as adult of...

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Grand Rapids Symphony to play music from “Star Wars: A Force Awakens”

The Grand Rapids Symphony will be one of the first orchestras to play music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The...

Students learn about quilting through programing at Cook Arts Center . Photo courtesy Grandville Ave Arts and Humanities Flickr
Community programming at Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities provides access to arts

When we think about economic and racial inequality, access to arts and literature may not be at the forefront of the con...

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Hope College withdraws motion to terminate President Knapp

On April 11, Hope College Provost Rich Ray stepped down at the request of President John Knapp. Knapp emphasized that hi...

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Art.Downtown showcases work from several hundred artists

Four hundred artists converged in downtown Grand Rapids last Saturday, showcasing work in over 30 locations across the c...

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John Ball Zoo turns 125 years old

John Ball Zoo, the 10th oldest zoo in the U.S., meets a milestone this year by turning 125 years old. To celebrate this ...

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Gov. Snyder proposes mental health service privatization

In February of this year, Michigan governor Rick Snyder proposed the fiscal 2017 state budget, one that would call for t...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum and Hope Network provide support for autism

On April 27, the Bridge Walk for autism awareness through Hope Network is having its second annual event, and this year,...