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Kirsetin Morello

Kirsetin Morello is a writer, author, and blogger who’s called Grand Rapids home for 20+ years. She writes for a variety of websites, companies, and magazines, including Parents and West Michigan Woman. When she’s not writing, she and her husband love to explore everything West Michigan has to offer. Kirsetin is enthusiastic about spending time with her kids, yoga, coaching basketball, weight training, craft beer, going to the beach, and travel. You can find her online at KirsetinMorello.com.

Grand Rapids Is Bursting With Art This Fall

You can't beat fall in West Michigan. This is my favorite time of year when the trees flaunt their brilliant colors and cooler temperatures prevail. It's also a popular time for locals and visitors to enjoy the Grand Rapids art scene, which blossoms all year long but is especially vibrant in the…

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One Last Fling: 10 Ideas for Memorable Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties in Grand Rapids

Congratulations to the soon-to-be married couple! So many of my friends (and now my friends’ children) have tied the knot in Grand Rapids, and for good reason. Our setting, with plenty of outdoor space and a thriving riverfront, and our countless and varied venues, are gorgeous any time of year. But whether you’re getting married next month or next year, first you’ll want to host a Bachelor or Bachelorette party. Using one or a combination of the following ideas, Grand Rapids will deliver one to remember…

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Revisiting ArtPrize With These 5 Works of Art

When ArtPrize launched in 2009, I was skeptical. I’d never heard of anything like it (because there isn’t anything quite like it) and couldn’t conceive of the entire concept. Nonetheless, I picked up a map, planned a route, and headed downtown to check it out. Amazed isn’t an exaggeration of how I…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Vamonde app and website, contains content to help users experience the cities they visit like a local. Each city’s stories, written by local experts and influencers, include “must-see” spots and experiences. Because the art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids, there’s an entire section in…

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Your Kid-Free Fall Weekend Itinerary for Your GR Getaway

Fall is a beautiful time to visit West Michigan. The air is crisp, the skies are blue, and the trees are decked with brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. It’s also the time of year that outdoor art is in full bloom, whether it’s the year for ArtPrize® or, in alternate years, Project 1 . Another…

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How to Spend Long Summer Weekends in Grand Rapids with Kids

West Michiganders anticipate summer with joy for good reason: the weather is gorgeous, the sparkling lakeshore beckons, and every weekend holds the promise of something new and exciting to do around Grand Rapids. Whether you live in West Michigan or are visiting, you can take advantage of the…

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Cannonsburg Ski Area: Ski Lessons, Snowboarding, Tubing, & More

As winter sets in, so does cabin fever. Thankfully, there are plenty of outdoor recreational activities available after the cold temperatures set in. One of the longest-standing winter recreation destinations, Cannonsburg Ski Area, proves just that. A West Michigan favorite for more than 50 years…

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Outfit Your Winter Fun: Where to Find What You Need

Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are among the many popular winter sports in the Grand Rapids area. Whether you’re a local or visiting Grand Rapids, when you want to venture outside for a little exercise and fresh air, you’ll need gear. If you’re not sure where to turn to purchase…

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