Archive For September 27, 2017

The Candied Yam Brings Southern Home-Cooked Cuisine to Grand Rapids

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The Candied Yam Brings Southern Home-Cooked Cuisine to Grand Rapids

Home cooked soul food is no longer only a treat for those living down South. Delicious home-cooked meals with real Southern flavor can now be found right here in Grand Rapids. The Candied Yam in Grand Rapids has been serving up this delightful Southern style cuisine since January, and the popular eatery has garnered dozens…

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Fallen State Trooper GoFundMe Page Created to Benefit Fiancee

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Fallen State Trooper GoFundMe Page Created to Benefit Fiancee

State trooper Timothy O’Neill was just weeks away from walking down the aisle to say “I do” when his life was cut tragically short by a motorcyle accident on the job. Trooper Timothy O’Neill was killed in an on duty motorcycle crash, in Plainfield Township, at approximately 7:45 am on September 20th, 2017. Close friends…

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Local Housing Developer Uncovers 10,000 Year Old Mastodon Remains

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Local Housing Developer Uncovers 10,000 Year Old Mastodon Remains

A Grand Rapids housing developer has recently unearthed remains of a prehistoric mastodon. Mastodons, the precursor to today’s modern elephant, roamed North America and Asia between 10,000 and 11,000 years ago. The prehistoric find put a temporary halt to the development of Railview Ridge, a housing complex located in Byron Center, MI just south of…

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Grand Rapids Company Comfort Research Breaks Guinness World Record

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Grand Rapids Company Comfort Research Breaks Guinness World Record

It’s official!  Comfort Research of Grand Rapids has broken the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest bean ban chair ever assembled. The chair, which has been entered into ArtPrize 2017, was officially recognized on September 20th by Guinness judge Philip Robertson. The chair is aptly named “Big Joe’s World’s Largest Bean Bag Chair”…

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Forest Hills Foods Gets $2.7 Million Makeover

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Forest Hills Foods Gets $2.7 Million Makeover

The popular Forest Hills Food on Cascade Rd. has just finished its $2.7 million dollar renovation this week. Starting in December of 2016, the local grocery store underwent major changes to its interior, all the while remaining open to its loyal customer base.  And if you have ever been to Forest Hills foods in mid-afternoon,…

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Pals Diner in Cascade Will Soon Have New Owners

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Pals Diner in Cascade Will Soon Have New Owners

A landmark diner in Cascade is about to get new owners.  The current owners of the iconic Pals Diner will be calling it quits next month. Regular customers of the 22 year old diner needn’t worry though, new owners and management will soon be taking over. Barry and Sam Brown have many memories of their…

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Circle Theater Announces 2018 Lineup of Shows

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Circle Theater Announces 2018 Lineup of Shows

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids’ go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, has announced their 2018 Season…and it has something for everyone! Circle’s 2018 Season will begin with a Season Kickoff Event on April 6: The Music of Dirty Dancing: In Concert. This one-night-only event is sure to be a hit with audiences…

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Titan Interiors Receives 2017 Excellence in Construction Award

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Titan Interiors Receives 2017 Excellence in Construction Award

Titan Interiors LLC, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based contractor specializing in interior and exterior framing, has received the 2017 Excellence in Construction Award for Exterior Finishing from the Western Michigan chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors for its work on the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Rapids. Titan Interiors President Bahrudin “Rudy” Kadiric and members…

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The Gluten Free Bar Adds GFB “Bites” to its Product Line

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The Gluten Free Bar Adds GFB “Bites” to its Product Line

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB), a leading brand for fun and flavorful gluten-free snacks, is paving the way in the growing gluten-free “cluster” category with its new line of GFB Bites. Available in six different flavors, including Dark Chocolate Coconut, Coconut Cashew Crunch, Chocolate Cherry Almond, PB+J, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter,…

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Meijer Gardens to Open Annual Horticultural Exhibits September 15th

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Meijer Gardens to Open Annual Horticultural Exhibits September 15th

Meijer Gardens will open its autumn horticultural exhibit on September 15th of this month. The Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition is one of autumns top tourist attractions in local Grand Rapids. The exhibit, which lasts through the month of October, features unique floral displays, family activities, as well as fall foliage. “This celebration of the chrysanthemum…

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