Neighborhood Spotlight: West Side / West Grand

This post is sponsored by Greenridge Realty, West Michigan’s go-to organization for those looking to buy or sell. Have Real Estate questions? Contact Greenridge Realty.  While on the West Side there a huge chance that you’ll here the famous phrase “West Side, Best Side”.  And after spending time on the West Side, you’ll start to understand why this phrase even exists. Between the proximity […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Alger Heights

This post is sponsored by Greenridge Realty, West Michigan’s go-to organization for those looking to buy or sell. Have Real Estate questions? Contact Greenridge Realty.    Alger Heights, a prime neighborhood location with all the close-knit community feels… Alger Heights is situated in an ideal spot for Grand Rapid’s living and is considered an “up and coming” neighborhood. Though it is not […]

Spring Date Nights in Grand Rapids

Looking for some fun, new ideas for date night this spring? We’ve put together a list to help.  Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of Grand Rapids’ parks while taking a stroll or maybe packing a picnic! Here are a few to consider… Riverside Park, featuring boat launching, disc golf, and a beautiful view. Frederik Meijer Gardens, where you […]

Poet Laureate: Marcel “Fable” Price

Marcel “Fable” Price has been named the Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids for a three-year term starting in April 2017. The Grand Rapids Poet Laureate is a program of the Grand Rapids Public Library and is funded through a grant from the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation, Dyer-Ives Foundation Poetry Fund. A poet laureate is an ambassador for poetry, able to foster […]

The Pasta Fresca makes a comeback!

Thanks to popular demand, Noodles brings back an old fan favorite. Grand Rapids-based Pasta Per Trio, the Michigan franchisee of Noodles & Company, announces the return of its longtime fan-favorite dish, Pasta Fresca. Just in time for summer, this light and flavorful Noodles dish became a permanent part of the menu on Wednesday, May 3rd, at all 21 Pasta Per Trio-owned Noodles & […]

Trauma Awareness Month

May is Trauma Awareness Month. One way you can help out and get involved is by donating blood! Here are some facts about why donating blood is both safe and important (source: American Red Cross) Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S. Only 7 percent of people […]

Calvin College Goldwater Scholar

Nathanael Kazmierczak, a sophomore chemistry and music double major at Calvin College, is the newest recipient of the Goldwater Scholar, widely considered the top research award for undergraduate students. The award is only given to 240 students nationwide each year. Over the past decade, Calvin College has been one of the national leaders for producing Goldwater Scholars, with 17 Calvin […]

Grand Rapids is brusselin’

What’s the leafy green vegetable that’s currently the talk of the town? Brussels sprouts. Part of the cabbage family, these little veggies are not only good for you, but they taste amazing in numerous recipes. Rich in valuable nutrients and still packing a powerful taste? Count us in! Check out these Grand Rapids restaurants that delicious brussels sprout dishes call […]