Contact Us

Wendy Reed

Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
DSC_0809
[

Grand Rapids’ LGBTQA Community Celebrates SCOTUS’ Decision [Photos]

Following the United States' Supreme Court's ruling early Friday that bans on same-sex marriage in states like Michigan are unConstitutional, therefore making same-sex marriage legal across the country, folks in West Michigan celebrated!

They celebrated by going to their local court houses to get married, and by gathering at some of their local watering holes to hug, eat pizza and cake, and celebrate together. That is definitely what I discovered when I wandered down to The Apartment Lounge, anyway.

Read More

Getty Images
Getty Images
[

West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

Read More

Coldwell Banker Ajs (Casc) via Realtor.com
Coldwell Banker Ajs (Casc) via Realtor.com
[

The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Grand Rapids That You Probably Can’t Afford

We all have dreams of winning the Powerball jackpot and buying a new, spacious home in a great area of town. Maybe with a view of a lake.

Well, if you've achieved the winning the Powerball dream, and you're looking for that home in Grand Rapids, we've found it - the most expensive home for sale in Grand Rapids. 

Read More

Lea DeJonge/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Lea DeJonge/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
[

Concerts at the GRAM Return to Downtown Grand Rapids this Summer

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time to be outside, so why not enjoy some music with it? Throughout the state, outdoor music is being offered at a plethora of venues. Genres range from classic rock, to jazz, to even comedy.

And for those who were bummed that they wouldn't be able to see live music in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids this summer, cheer up! Music will be returning to the GRAM!

Read More

ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Astronaut Tweets Photo of Detroit from Space [Photo]

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a friendly hello to residents of Detroit from 249 miles up in space Wednesday.

Kelly snapped a photo of the city, the Detroit River, Windsor and part of Belle Isle from the International Space Station and shared it via Twitter along with his greeting "#Detroit. Pleased to make your acquaintance. #YearInSpace."

Read More

maximili/ThinkStock
maximili/ThinkStock
[

Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

Read More

creisinger/ThinkStock
creisinger/ThinkStock
[

Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

Read More

Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
[

PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

Read More

iStock
iStock
[

Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Jemal Countess/Getty Images
[

Jerry Seinfeld Adds Second Grand Rapids Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added a second Grand Rapids show to his tour date at DeVos Performance Hall on September 10.

The star of Seinfeld, and popular video series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" will now perform a show at 7:00 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. on the same date. 

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.