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  • SATURDAY ONLY: Discounts on adoption fees at Humane Society of West Michigan

    On Saturday, the Humane Society of West Michigan will be working on emptying the shelters by offering discounts on a variety of animals like Veronica. Veronica is a 2-year-old Terrier/ American Pitbull mix who loves to be pet and cuddled. She’s very friendly with people, but she’d probably do best with a family that doesn’t have any other pets. Veronica, along with many other dogs, will have a discounted adoption fee for the Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, August […]

  • They’re still open; Kool Toyota offers “End of the Year” deals among construction

    Kool Toyota off Plainfield Avenue may be under construction, but that doesn’t mean they’re closed. The West Michigan car dealer is still open, offering great end of the year deals to those looking for a new vehicle. Jorel Davis, a sales consultant at Kool Toyota, says August through December is the best time to buy a new car. Kool Toyota wants to get rid of their current models so they can make room for next year’s cars. They are offering […]

  • Love jazz? Here’s the lineup GrandJazzFest this weekend

    Music lovers from all over West Michigan will be heading down to Rosa Parks Circle to listen to the smooth sounds of jazz at the 6th annual GrandJazzFest. GrandJazzFest is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival, featuring 11 notable jazz performers as well as up-and-coming artists. Here’s the lineup of performers for this year’s event: Friday, August 19 12:30 p.m. – Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with Edye Evans Hyde 2:00 p.m.- Terry Lower / Jazz Expedition Sextet 3:30 p.m.- […]

  • Mini-golf like you’ve never seen before; Great Lakes Glow Golf opens in Grand Rapids

    There’s a new mini-golf course opening up that’s completely unique compared to any other course in Michigan. Players can now test their putting skills in the new glowing black-lit course at Great Lakes Glow Golf in Grand Rapids. Great Lakes Glow Golf has a classic 18-hole mini-golf course, except that all game play take place under black lights. Each hole has a unique artsy design themed around West Michigan, with  each course glowing bright neon colors underneath the black lights. […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for August 17

    1. There are big changes coming to one of Grand Rapids’ scenic eating spots. Mangiamo, the Gilmore Collection’s Italian Restaurant, is transitioning into a special events destination called “Paddock Place.” It’s named in part for the historic Augustus Paddock Mansion the restaurant resided in. The restaurant is stopping operations on Sunday, after 12 years. Employees have been offered transfers to other Gilmore Collection properties.   2. Systems International, a company that makes food trucks, is moving their manufacturing from China […]

  • Current custody law being challenged by newly proposed ‘Shared Parenting Act’

    Many divorced fathers in Michigan feel that the state’s family court system is broken and is relying on outdated and discriminatory legislation written nearly 50 years ago. State House Representative Jim Runestad (44th District) is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee and he has proposed a new bill that aims for a more equally shared parenting experience. He says the bill focuses on what’s best for the children. The new bill would require judges to start at a presumption of […]

  • Last chance to sign up for the Michigan Titanium

    Over 9,000 athletes from all over the state will be traveling to West Michigan to conquer the Michigan Titanium. The Michigan Titanium is the only full iron distance triathlon in the state, where athletes conquer a 2.4 swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. Runners don’t need to prepare to sign up for the full triathlon distance, there’s also a half-iron and Olympic distance option. There’s also a relay option, where athletes can divide themselves up into teams, […]

  • Hundreds of beautiful quilts on display at AQS QuiltWeek

    Quilters and crafters are pouring into Grand Rapids to enjoy some of the best in international quilt and textile artistry at the AQS QuiltWeek. The American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek show is expected to have 15,000 people to gather at DeVos Place to see the beauty and art of more than 650 quilts from all over the world. The event will have a variety of workshops about quilting, sewing techniques, materials, patterns and  more taught by some of the best quilters […]

  • Physical and mental benefits of breastfeeding

    August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, but when the topic is discussed among mothers there are plenty of speculations and questions about it’s benefits. Nationally recognized menopause specialist Dr. Diana Bitner, and breastfeeding specialist Angela Helder, discuss the benefits breastfeeding has for babies and moms. Breastfeeding provides the necessary nutrients that a baby needs to fully develop in proper proportions. Breast milk changes in volume and composition so it meets the needs of the baby at each stage of growth. Babies […]