Intensely Prepared: GR Civic readies teens for a life on the stage

Written by Kayla Sosa | Wednesday, 26 June 2019 15:01 |

This summer, teens at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre are taking the lead in putting on two very different, but equally challenging productions.

Backstage Heroes: Lakeshore Museum Center is shining the spotlight offstage

Written by Kayla Sosa | Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:44 |

An interactive exhibit at the Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon is highlighting all the parts of a theater that make a production happen, especially the “backstage” roles like lighting, costuming and set design.

Gears + Beers: A West Michigan brewery bike trail

Written by Jack Raymond | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:09 |

Women’s suffrage superstar Susan B. Anthony famously called the bicycle a “freedom machine,” an “emancipator,” and “the all powerful whirligig of the future.” 

OK, maybe not that last part, but don’t discredit the bike’s magic — it takes us to and fro with nothing but a pair of legs and the will to zoom. It so happens that we’re blessed with a string of breweries to zoom between along Grand Rapids’ White Pine Trail. Revue plotted some coordinates and dropped in on breweries that share a passion for good beer and a good ride. 

Piece of Cake: Cakabakery opens a third location in downtown Holland

Written by Michaela Stock | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:07 |

If you haven’t visited downtown Holland in a while, you’ll want to stop by on the way to your next beach adventure. The quaint small town is still as delicate as you remember it, but with a new edge. Developments have lengthened 8th Street past River Avenue — all the way down to the recently renovated Civic Center — and its additions include multiple restaurants, a movie theater and The Cakabakery, a custom order and retail bake shop.

A New Way To See Things

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:03 |

Just when you thought you couldn’t stomach one more T-shirt, Ashley Trieu, owner at Iconoclasp gets bored and has a clearly creative idea. 

Into the Wild: Where to see animals you can’t keep as pets

Written by Abi Safago | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:55 |

Not all animals are meant to be kept in your home — there’s a reason why an “elephant in the room” isn’t considered a good thing. Luckily, zoos take in those animals that are in need or in danger of extinction and allow us to get a look without having to find room for a giraffe in the backyard. West Michigan has plenty of zoos, sanctuaries and animal parks to check out, you just have to know where to look.

 

Puppy Playplace: Dog parks across West Michigan create community

Written by Elma Talundzic | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:50 |

Downtown Grand Rapids is making space for pups to run, play and socialize. 

Pet Parties: Where to live it up with your beloved critters

Written by Abi Safago | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:44 |

Paint, drink, eat, play games, do yoga and more, all with four-legged friends around you. 

Creature Comforts: Where to shop for your furry friends

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:39 |

Buying a new toy, leash or dog sweater is a treat for owner and pet alike.

The best pet shops make spoiling your furry friends fun, with a welcoming atmosphere and unique, locally made choices. Luckily, no matter where you live in West Michigan, we’ve got you covered. 

Doggy Date: Where to take your dog for a special day

Written by Kelly Brown | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:30 |

Dating can often get in the way of relationships with the ones who have always been there for you, loving you unconditionally. We’re talking about Fido, of course, the beloved doggo who is always excited to see you (even if you just saw them five minutes ago). Don’t leave your fur baby lounging on the couch all day with pent-up energy while you browse through Bumble for the sixth time. Grab that leash, pack a bag of treats and hit the ground running for a full day of dog-friendly adventure in Grand Rapids, or wherever you live!

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