Our network

Arts & Culture

Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title

Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Ten area breweries are teaming up to create a new beer, as Grand Rapids defends its title of Beer City USA.

The new rye IPA, called #55555513, will be available on tap starting Sunday, May 5.  The beer received its creative name because it contains 5.5% alcohol, 55 International Bitterness Units (IBU), and is being released on 5/5/13.   

Participating breweries include:

"Be Nice" Event at RiverTown Mall

"Be Nice" Event at RiverTown Mall

“Be Nice Bench” is only one of many that is being displayed in RiverTown Mall through May 1st. Students from Grandville High School, Austin Rankin, Sarah Trumbull and Joslyn Smith, along with their art teacher Debra Kreuyer, created a simple bench to represent the school. The exhibit is based on the Mental Health Foundation of W. Michigan anti-bullying initiative.

Grandville’s Middle School created a bench as well along with Rockford High School, E. Grand Rapids High School, Zeeland West High School, Harrison Park Middle School, Westwood Middle School, Spring Lake High School, Lowell High School, Godwin Middle School, and Timberland Charter Academy in Muskegon.

On May 1st, a live Art Event with local artists painting benches in the common area will precede the auction of the benches at 6:00pm. All proceeds from this auction will go to the Mental Health Foundation of W.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Be nice. Bench

Be nice. Bench

The community can check out his bench on display at the Rivertown Crossings Mall from April 8 through May 1. This bench was designed by art students at Grandville High School to be auctioned off in recognition of the West Michigan be nice, positive anti-bullying initiative & Mental Health Month.

For more information, Call (616)254-6570 or go on-line to www.grandville.k12.mi.us/ for more information.

Grand Rapids Society of Beer introduces Beer City Grand Series

Grand Rapids Society of Beer introduces Beer City Grand Series

When the Grand Rapids Society of Beers announced their latest collaborative beer among local breweries would be a series of Imperial-strength brews to debut during Grand Rapids Beer Week, I knew I was due for another brewery tour.

Cast Your Wednesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Wednesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.