Pandemic Creating Greater Accessibility for Some with Disabilities
From participating in civics to easier grocery shopping, Lucia Rios’ life has changed dramatically during the pandemic. She hopes the access continues.
Tricks and Treats: Halloween Events for the Entire Family
Whether you are more of a trick or a treat person, these Halloween events across Michigan are certain to be fun for the entire family.
Big Rapids’ Jim Crow Museum Fosters Important Conversations
Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia uses “objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice.”
Q&A with Grand Rapids Griffins’ Hockey Star Matt Puempel
Catch up with Matt Puempel, a second-season Grand Rapids Griffin on hockey, life and why he loves giving back to the communities he plays in.
Grand Valley State University: Stay Healthy, Lakers
If you’re hoping to make your “Laker effect”, it’s important to stay healthy throughout your experience at Grand Valley State University. Here’s how.
Urban Roots: Growing Community through Farming and Education
Urban Roots is a community farm and education center located in Grand Rapids. Learn more about their mission to empower access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Pay-to-Play Sports: How One Michigan District Ensures Access for All
At Grand Rapids Public Schools, everyone can participate in athletics, regardless of their ability to pay. Find out how they’re empowering kids through sports.
Inclusion at Play: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Helps All Families Feel Welcome
As the recipient of the Autism Alliance of Michigan’s Autism Seal of Approval, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum strives to be a welcoming place for all.
Holland Tulip Time Festival to Feature Yoga in the Tulips
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is proud to partner with Tulip Time to bring the community a series of special yoga events this May.
January #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Caebre Baty
Blue Cross' #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month is Caebre Baty. He's playing a young Martin Luther King Jr. in Opera Grand Rapids' production of I DREAM.
Jumanji Film Premiers to Benefit Michigan Children’s Hospice Programs
Simultaneous premiers of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. Money raised will benefit Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice Pediatric Care.
Beyond the Pumpkin Patch: Fall and Halloween Activities to Explore Across Michigan
Michigan offers many unique excursions during the fall and Halloween season. Try one of these suggestions!
West Michigan Farm is Home to a Spectacular Lavender Labyrinth
Located just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan in Shelby, a lavender labyrinth attracts visitors from all over the world.
Michigan Man’s Mobile Museum Brings Black History to Life
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum boasts an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts dating from the slave trade era to hip-hop culture.
#MIKidsCan Experience Fitness at the 2017 GR Hispanic Festival
Bring your kids to the #MIKidsCan fitness area at this weekend’s Hispanic Festival in downtown Grand Rapids, where they can try out new fitness activities.
Muskegon is Just Beachy: 5 Ways to Spend the Day in this Lakeshore Town
Gorgeous beaches? Check. Adventure, history, good eats, art and more? Muskegon really has it all. Find out why you should visit this West Michigan beach town.
Free Griffins Tickets for Kids Who Pledge to Wear Bike Helmets
The Grand Rapids Griffins’ Put a Lid On It program stresses the importance of wearing a bike helmet. Kids who pledge to do so can earn free hockey tickets.
GR Poet Laureate Fights Mental Health Stigma Through Spoken Word
Poetry helped Marcel Price process mental health diagnoses and trauma from his youth. As GR’s new poet laureate, he’s trying to help others find their voice.
GR Children’s Museum Underscores Importance of CPR Training, AEDs
Prepared staff at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum helped a West Michigan man survive a heart attack mere months after they’d been trained to do so.
Addiction Specialist Advocates Understanding for Patients Addicted to Opioids
A Grand Rapids doctor says patients affected by the opioid epidemic need understanding and evidence-backed treatment to become well.
#MIBigGreenGym: Michigan Outdoors Twitter Chat June 27
Do you love Michigan's great outdoors? Got questions about camping, hiking, biking or more? Join the #MIBigGreenGym Twitter chat June 27 at 11 a.m.
#MIKidsCan Cook Winning Recipe: Rosie’s Special Summer Salad
Meet this year’s #MIKidsCan cooking contest winner and make her recipe. The competition was held Monday, June 12 at Baxter Community Center in Grand Rapids.
Best Summer Ever: Explore Michigan Art, History, Adventure and More
Experience more Michigan destinations this summer without spending a lot of money through the Michigan Activity Pass program.
Springtime in Holland: Toe Tapping Among the Tulips
Tulip Time in Holland is right around the corner. One of the traditional Dutch dancers shares what it’s like to be a part of the celebration.
Still I Run: Fighting Depression and Mental Health Stigma One Step at a Time
Running helped Sasha Wolff deal with her depression. She’s started a community called Still I Run to help others do the same.
Zika in Michigan: Mosquito Infection Unlikely, But Precautions Still Necessary
Just because the mosquitos that carry Zika aren’t likely to infect you in Michigan, there are still precautions you need to take, especially if you’re pregnant.
How LaughFest Comedian Found Humor in Life with Tourette Syndrome
Laughing at his Tourette’s has helped Samuel Comroe bond with audiences and take back the condition from people who perpetuate negative stereotypes.
Southwest Michigan Seniors Don’t Have to Face Aging Alone
For seniors living in and around Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, CentraCare is helping them live independently. Find out about available services near you.
Soup’s On For All: Recipes from West Michigan Fundraiser
The Soup’s On For All event raises over $100,000 annually to benefit God’s Kitchen. Try two of the 2017 event recipes for yourself.
Making Sport Social: Fun and Fitness Combine for Local Clubs
If you’re a social butterfly bored by the gym, sport and social clubs in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo might be just what you’re looking for.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Fire Officials Working to Install More in Michigan
There’s a 50 percent greater chance of someone dying in a house fire without a working smoke alarm. Fire officials are working to equip more Michigan homes.
Designed With Everyone in Mind: West Michigan YMCA Accessible for All
The Mary Free Bed YMCA near SE Grand Rapids is the first in the world to earn a global universal design certification, which recognizes its accessibility.
Able to Travel: How a West Michigan Woman Helps Disabled Students Take Off
Juanita Lillie helps disabled students travel the world through Abroad with Disabilities, the non-profit organization she founded as a college student.
New Museum Aims to Tell ‘Lost’ Stories of Grand Rapids’ African-American Community
The new Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives is open for visitors. Organizers are working to raise money for a larger, permanent location.
Four Times Around the World: Walking Program Participants Log Serious Miles
A Step it Up walking program in Ottawa County has residents on the move–in fact, they’ve gone around the world four times.
Futsal, Music, Food and Family Fun Highlight GR Hispanic Festival
Find out what what’s in store at the 39th annual Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival, which returns to Calder Plaza Aug. 26-28, 2016.
Creative Space: How a GR Writing Center is Empowering Young Voices
The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center empowers young voices through creative expression. Find out how you can help them expand services to more kids.
Group Seeks to Bring Title for Largest Swing Dance Back to Michigan
The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society needs your help to bring the title for World’s Largest Swing Dance back to Michigan.