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Local Life

Local artist Stafford Smith exhibits new artwork at Studio 341

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Trapped Between Memory and Desire is on display at Studio 341 and will be open on weekends.


Lipstick Jodi will release its debut album September 28

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lipstick Jodi Band members Karli Morehouse, Luke Rockhold, Jamie Baarman and Camille Hoorn deliver a new upbeat sound to Grand Rapids music lovers.


First Generation Student: College life

Submitted 09-12-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Each new student has a number of opportunities to get involved in college life and to use their experiences for better learning and networking.


First Generation Student: Navigating your classroom

Submitted 09-05-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The best way to approach all this is as if it is a big, fun adventure. You need to tell yourself that you have the skills to deal with anything that comes up. Take a deep breath, act as though you are totally confident, and embrace this journey into adulthood.


Market Musings: Adrian's Fine Woodworking carving up unique pieces sold to shoppers from around the world

Submitted 08-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Adrian Callaghan says his favorite part about the Fulton Street Farmers Market is the people. Read more in this final installation of Market Musings.


Market Musings: Visser Farms takes pride in providing families with cooking inspiration

Submitted 08-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Visser Farms grows 199 different varities of produce, from potatoes to lettuce to carrots at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.


Market Musings: J. Dykstra Produce hits all the bases for produce needs

Submitted 08-23-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

J. Dykstra Produce, a vendor at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, sells cantaloupes, raspberries, peaches and strawberries, among other fare.


Market Musings: Ellens' Acres turning heads with bright colors

Submitted 08-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Ellens' Acres specializes in peppers and tomatoes, including purple peppers. The business sells its products at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.


Tegan and Sara bring Grand Rapids community together to create safe space

Submitted 08-18-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

At their final concert of their LY2D tour on Thursday night, Tegan and Sara addressed all that is “weird in the world” and told everyone to be kind and take care of each other.


Market Musings: Earthy name, local food

Submitted 08-15-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Earthkeeper Farms is staying true to their roots. The business sells kale, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes and more.