Wealthy Street Theatre has been a staple in the Grand Rapids community for as long as I can remember.
Imagine stretching a ribbon of freshly made pasta dough hand over hand until the flour and egg mixture spans the length of the kitchen.
Inspired by 826 National, a creative writing program started by internationally acclaimed author Dave Eggers, the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) is the only organization in West Michigan that provides students with enriched writing instruction.
A lesser-known fact is that one in five Michigan children are affected by hunger -- a startling statistic, and one that the Grand Rapids-based Kids Food Basket organization is actively trying to combat. While Grand Rapids is commonly thought to be an affluent community, there is also a prevalence of extreme poverty.
Santa Claus Girls has evolved and grown into an organization whose ambitious mission is to see that every child in Kent County is provided with a gift on Christmas morning.
Well, if you are The Electric Cheetah, it’s unique and eclectic, and it probably leaves you wondering, “What the heck is this place?!” The answer to that question is simple: it is a quaint, whimsical restaurant that gives diners a local farm-to-table experience - not to mention a choice of over 40 craft root beers!
If you weren’t sure what you wanted to do with your life and took an unconventional (but intentional) path...
My plan for this section was to visit restaurants in our various regions over the course of the year, and then write about those experiences...