Smithsonian Sports

The Smithsonian Institution brings sports legends like Pele, Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to life through artifacts and stories at the Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers exhibit hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Highlights include signed baseballs by Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, jerseys worn by Lance Armstrong and Jim Brown and uniforms worn by Bonnie […]

Taste of Grand Rapids

Sample over 20 local restaurants at Taste of Grand Rapids & Michigan BBQ Competition at John Ball Park July 22-24. There will be live entertainment, comedy, music and a children’s play area. Food tickets will be $1 each, and each sample will be less than $5.

City Wireless Test, Part I

Phase one of the wireless demonstration project has been underway in GR for more than two weeks. To save you a trip to each of the test sites scattered throughout GR, we visited each to find out how things are running. We packed up our laptop, a Gateway Tablet PC running Windows XP Pro Tablet PC Edition with a Pentium […]

Noodles & Company Opens First GR Restaurant

Members of the GRNow team were on hand yesterday to try out the first of two new Grand Rapids Noodles & Company locations. They were able to sample the Japanese Pan Noodles ($5.50), Pad Thai with tofu ($7) and Pot Stickers appetizer ($2.95), returning with glowing reports of both the quality of food and friendliness of service. Portions were generous […]

Muskegon Summer Celebration

Muskegon Summer Celebration kicks off June 29 and runs through July 10. Musical highlights include Los Lonely Boys, Gavin DeGraw, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson and Collective Soul. Catch the fireworks shows July 4th and the 10th in addition to shopping, art, food and fun all week long.

Marks of Distinction

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art opens June 24 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and features works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassett and James McNeill Whistler. In addition, GRAM will present four of Homer’s six etchings.

Saugatuck Film Festival June 9-12

Waterfront Film Festival Opens The Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck enters its seventh year this weekend June 9-12, and features appearances by both celebrities and prominent filmmakers. The festival was founded in 1999 by entertainment professionals who wanted to create a ????????????????middle coast????????????… Read more >>

GRNow.com Restaurant Directory

We’re proud to announce the addition of our all new restaurant directory. Now browse and rate your favorite restaurants, or write a review. With over 400 listings, GRNow.com has West Michigan’s most complete dining guide. To start browsing our list of Grand Rapids restaurants click here.

Summer Celebration

Muskegon Summer Celebration kicks off June 29 and runs through July 10. Musical highlights include Los Lonely Boys, Gavin DeGraw, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson and Collective Soul. Catch the fireworks shows July 4th and the 10th in addition to shopping, art, food and fun all week long. Visit the GRNow Event Calendar for more information.

FreedomNet is Leading Grand Rapids Wireless Provider

As the Wireless Broadband initiative led by the City of Grand Rapids kicks off May 23, with several national companies competing for the contract to make the city wireless, only one is actually based in Grand Rapids. FreedomNet Solutions is the largest wireless provider in the area, is a full ISP offering connectivity to homes, businesses, housing developments and cities, […]