FOOD & DRINK
Dog abandoned, starved in East Grand Rapids rescued by neighbors
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A dog found abandoned and starved on a busy road in East Grand Rapids now has a glimmer of hope of survival. "She looked to be in terrible condition," said Emilee Bond. Hope, as she has now been called, was lying in the middle...
Birds Behaving Badly Have Shut Down This Michigan Pool
It's always a bummer when the weather is warm and then for whatever reason a public pool or waterpark has to close down to clean the water. When you have a bunch of people swimming around you will need to "Shock" the pool to remove all the excess waste and bacteria that starts to build up with use.
Friends, family gather to remember Leah Gomez at candlelight vigil
WYOMING, Mich. — Days after her death, Leah Gomez is on the minds of her friends and family, who gathered for a candlelight vigil. More than 100 family members and friends of Gomez showed up to remember and honor her on Saturday night. It was a large group that no one who knew her was surprised to see.
New renderings give most detailed look yet at Grand Rapids amphitheater
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Bathed in purple light, a band performs on stage of the proposed 12,000-seat Grand Rapids amphitheater at 201 Market Ave. SW as fans watch from chairs, stretched out on the lawn, or gathered on a deck for drinks. On the west side of the venue,...
Which Michigan city ranked in the top ten in beer snobbery?
The vast United States of America has a lot of interesting things that go on in everyday life. You can’t get away with calling Coke “pop” South of Kentucky nor “Soda” North of there. We have a ton of guns for better or worse, we try to put Poodles in every new dog breed. Sometimes we even have land disputes with some of the “garbage” states (looking at you Ohio).
The Moth public radio storytelling show coming to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A popular National Public Radio (NPR) storytelling stage show is coming to Grand Rapids. The Moth, a live storytelling project and podcast, will host a mainstage event at GLC Live at 20 Monroe on Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the storytelling will begin at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Lost and Found.”
Wild ‘Golden Girls’ parody played by men coming to Grand Rapids and Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK & GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Get ready to head to Miami to see four of your favorite senior citizens. Blanche, Sophia, Rose and Dorothy are back in this scripted parody of the hit 80s sitcom. “Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue” will be at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand...
Michigan Restaurant Crowned the Best for Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are an American staple. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some barbequed wings, too, and some of the best Michigan chicken wings. Now, one study has determined the best place to get chicken wings in Michigan. It’s a difficult task, since we have so many good chicken wing spots in this state.
Therapeutic riding camp in need of volunteers
As summer camp season kicks into high gear, many are in need of volunteers in order to be successful.
Enjoy live music in Ada all summer long
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — This weather is definitely helping us usher in a great summer and West Michigan is known for its great musical events all summer long. Today, we have Chris Carr and Chris Collins in to talk about a concert series in Ada. Ada Music on...
Author Malcolm Gladwell to speak at Tech Week Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell is set to speak at the kickoff of Tech Week GR on Sept. 18 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe. Tickets for the event, which runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., are set to go on sale this month, according to a spokesperson for the event. Tech Week GR, now in its second year, is community-wide, multi-day event designed to showcase the region’s tech community. It features panel discussions, hands-on tech exhibits, networking opportunities and more.
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Two Scotts Barbecue serves authentic Southern fare in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two Scotts Barbecue is serving up authentic barbecue on Grand Rapids’ West Side, smoking meats in the kitchen and making corn muffins from scratch. Located at 536 Leonard St. NW, Two Scotts Barbecue started with two friends, Scott Hartmann and Scott Luecht, who came from completely different backgrounds. Hartmann came from the business management world and Luecht has culinary training from Chicago. The two came together with the same vision for a Southern-style barbecue spot in Michigan.
Bottomless Crab Legs Bash: Join us for the Best Seafood Boils in Town!
Get ready to celebrate with the BEST boils in the city! Bottomless Crab Legs is coming to town and you won't want to miss it! 🎉. Join us at 3 Gatos Brewery this weekend to celebrate our 1,000th order sold! It's going to be a day full of crab legs, crab legs, and more crab legs! 🤤
Signs of Mice
A film is in the plans, Signs of Mice up for discussion with Colleen Randolph, the intent to be shot fully here in Grand Rapids. Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.
West Michigan Scoops Tour: Handmade ice cream at Tippy Cow
This week for the West Michigan Scoops Tour, News 8 stopped at Tippy Cow Ice Cream in Grandville, a spot that has grown in popularity over the past 10 years and now makes its own ice cream.
Join the Heartwarming West Michigan Cuddle Connection Event for a Cozy and Platonically Touching Experience!
📣 Hey, friends! Ready for some cozy and heart-warming connection? 🤗 Then mark your calendars for June 3, 2023, because the West Michigan Cuddle Connection event is coming to town! 🎉
Two Ways to Win Tickets To The Upheaval Festival From GRD
The Upheaval Festival returns to Grand Rapids for its 3rd installment and 979 GRD has two ways you can win tickets. Upheaval is back at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids on Friday, July 14, and on Saturday, July 15. If you want to know what Upheaval is like watch the video below from last year.
Jim Crow exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum opens Saturday
A new exhibit from Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum of Racist Imagery will open Saturday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Freshen up your skin this summer
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For many of us, the summer makes us pay a little more attention to our skin and how healthy it is. Luckily, there is a great place you can go to get a good idea of your skin’s health, Ageless Beauty. Founder and owner Felicia joins us today to talk about the skincare services Ageless Beauty provides.
Dear Michigan – We Need an Omega Mart Right Now
Omega Mart would be an awesome thing to see come to Michigan. For those that don't know, Omega Mart is an art installation that is very interactive to visit. Upon first entering Omega Mart, it seems just like a regular grocery store that you would stop at on your way home from work...until you start to look a little closer.
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