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Amy Busse

Amy is a married mother of two fantastic girls who doesn’t understand why everyone doesn’t live on Michigan’s West Coast. With so many great things to do in the area, she will begrudgingly admit what her friends have known for years – it is hard getting her to leave. However, she will invite you to visit anytime to explore the great outdoors, festivals, fun fitness activities, and of course the breweries.

A Visit to Listening Room: Tips for a Night of Live Music

While there have been many things I’ve missed as a result of the pandemic, one of the things I’ve missed the most is seeing live performances. Now that theaters and concert venues are reopening their doors, I can’t wait to return to Listening Room on the second floor of Studio Park, essentially a…

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Resolutions to Keep During Your Next Trip to Grand Rapids

New Year Resolutions are a great way to take a fresh look at what you want to accomplish. For me, this year will be about making the time to take advantage of the fun activities available right here in the Grand Rapids area! As my kids get older I realize how soon they will be out of the house. It’s…

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Navigating Family Fun Time at Van Andel Arena

A live event at Van Andel Arena is a guaranteed good time for ticket holders of any age. After attending several great events at Van Andel with kids, I’ve rounded up some fun ideas for families to enjoy before or after heading to the arena. I’ve found the following attractions that are all within a…

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Visit the John Ball Zoo's Red Pandas & More

For more than 125 years, John Ball Zoo has given Grand Rapids locals and visitors of all ages the experience to learn more about animals from around the world. The zoo is home to nearly 2,000 animals representing more than 230 species. As an accredited organization with the Association of Zoos and…

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Great Reading about Grand Rapids

Settling in with a good book is always a good choice, especially when our fair city of Grand Rapids is involved. Whether you’re looking for local cooking inspiration, want to learn more about the founding citizens of Grand Rapids through history or fiction, or get an in-depth look at the history of Furniture City, these titles will have you looking for a comfy spot to read in no time…

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