The Rapidian

News

 

City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

[read more]

The Latina Network of West Michigan Celebrates Their 5th Anniversary.

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NEWS

  It was a lovely fall afternoon in 2014 when a group of dedicated Latinas met to explore the possibilities of a new initiative to offer culturally-responsive professional development in West Michigan region. This initial gathering transformed...

[read more]

Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

Submitted 09-06-2019 under NEWS

United Nations International Day of Peace will be observed in Grand Rapids on Sunday September 22, 2019, with a Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids at Marywood, from 1-1:45pm...

[read more]

The Power of One: How local nonprofit has grown into a powerhouse of local grassroots philanthropy

Submitted 09-04-2019 under NEWS

It started with that still small voice. “A calling of the heart,” as Sharon Stianson, co-founder of Women Who Care of Kent County  (WWCKC) describes it. After raising a family and making a successful career in interior design,...

[read more]

Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival in Grand Rapids Features Music, Food and Demos This Weekend

Submitted 08-23-2019 under NEWS

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its annual Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival, the Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids has turbocharged the free event this upcoming weekend with top notch entertainment and demonstrations of Polish cooking...

[read more]

Gold Coast Doulas 4th Annual Diaper Drive

Submitted 08-12-2019 under NEWS

Gold Coast Doulas, the Grand Rapids area’s first doula agency, is holding their fourth annual diaper drive to benefit Nestlings Diaper Bank and Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County. Their goal is to collect 40,000 diapers to...

[read more]

City Connection - Shannon Harris of Our Community's Children joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

[read more]

Citizens launch petition drive to reform the Grand Rapids City Commission

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Citizen activists launched a petition drive to restructure the Grand Rapids City Commission. Their proposal aims to change the current ward system from three wards to eight wards, with one commissioner per ward. Around two dozen supporters attended...

[read more]

2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Could plural politics become singular?  Would it be politic to call politics an illusion? Most importantly, can politics be fun? Yes, yes, and yes were suggested by “Democracy at Play,” an election forum for 2nd ward City Commission...

[read more]

Grand Rapids Community Media Center Announces New Board Members

Submitted 07-19-2019 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) recently announced the addition of two new members to its Fiscal Year 2020 Board of Directors. Newly appointed Board members are Regina Salmi and Jesse Holcomb.  Salmi joins the board bringing...

[read more]

Browse