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Culture

The Bridge of Snow

Submitted 12-18-2014 under OPINION

Snow or no snow, take advantage of the many indoor activities throughout our city to get out of the house this winter!

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Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.

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New festival to introduce area to disability art; works to build access, understanding

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

The DisArt Festival will be the largest festival on disability and art in the United States to date, says founder and director Chris Smit.

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West Side booms with new restaurants, breweries

Submitted 12-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the past few years and in the recent months, there has been an influx of breweries, restaurants and local businesses choosing to open in the West Side.

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Rosa Parks Circle gets icy, open to skaters

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

Downtown is decked out in holiday lighting and crowds are breaking in the ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle.

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Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.

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Winter concert to feature area folk musicians

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

A house concert this Sunday will work to connect friends and strangers, and offer respite from winter doldrums.

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

An interview with artist and teacher Derrick Hollowell about making and selling art- and being seen- in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Santa signs to deaf children

Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services held their annual "Signing with Santa" event on Saturday, which has grown into a multi-generational event. The organization provides resources and services to the deaf communities of West Michigan with the goal of inclusiveness.

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In Season: December 13, 2014

Submitted 12-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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