The tragic suicide bombings in Belgium left over 30 dead and scores injured. The citizens of Grand Rapids stand in solidarity with them, symbolized by both the McKay Tower and Blue Bridge being lit up in black, red and yellow, the national colors of Belgium.
Here's a beautiful shot showing both of the memorials from the West Side of the Grand River.
Sure the calendar has clicked to March 21, indicating that the Spring Vernal Equinox has occurred and spring is officially here, but with snow in the forecast later this week, it looks as though spring will be a little late for us in West Michigan.
Here are five signs I look for in Grand Rapids to indicate that spring is REALLY here.
The reach of the internet, as well as its good and bad sides, was on full display this week after a tweet about a stood up grandfather exploded on Twitter.
The tweet by Kelsey Harmon was simple: “dinner with Pawpaw tonight… he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I am the only one who showed” with a picture of her “PawPaw” looking down at his burger. The reaction was crazy and she is now set to private.
On this St. Patrick's Day, we often are led to believe stereotypes about the Irish, like they drink all the time and are constantly happy, are fact. Well, this Irsh guy is neither drunk nor happy, as he blasts the 'ponce' that is St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
I blame myself. I didn't express to you the sense of urgency needed to get more folks out to Calder Plaza Thursday night to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most rubber chicken thrown at one time.
Somewhere in Canada, a church group breathed a sigh of relief.
The volunteers at the Traverse City Visitor Center can almost always come up with advice for baffled tourists who need directions. But one question consistently leaves them speechless.
It’s the one about whale-watching tours. Although a fake Whale Watching page on Facebook is the source of many of the current inquiries, the idea that people think there are whales in Lake Michigan is not a new one.
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