The Rapidian



Community updates: Friday, July 2

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announces Summer Meals program sites Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has shared its list of sites for this year’s USDA-funded Summer Meals program happening throughout the city. Through the program, children up...

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Community updates: Thursday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins national initiative to address Michigan’s criminal justice system inequities The Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) has joined a group of national and local foundations in awarding $2 million to...

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center announces new, returning board members

Submitted 06-16-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) has announced its newly elected and appointed board members for terms beginning July 1. New to the board is Karisa Wilson Sprite. Sprite is a Grand Rapids musician who has performed her blend of indie folk,...

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Community updates: Tuesday, June 15

Submitted 06-15-2021 under NEWS

Movies in the Park series returns to Grand Rapids this Friday Grand Rapids’ Movies in the Park series returns this summer, spanning five nights through August. Hosted by nonprofit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP), the series will kick off...

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Community updates: Thursday, June 10

Submitted 06-10-2021 under NEWS

Heritage Hill hosting Garden Tour, Pleasant Park Marketplace on June 19 Grand Rapids residents and visitors will soon have the chance to tour the private gardens of various historic homes and public spaces in the Heritage Hill neighborhood....

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Kristin Turkelson of the City Planning Commission

Submitted 06-07-2021 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined in the GRTV studio by Kristin Turkelson, Planning Director for the city's Planning Commission....

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Community updates: Friday, June 4

Submitted 06-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expands micromobility pilot with electric assist bikes The City of Grand Rapids is expanding mobility options for area residents and visitors with the addition of electric assist bicycles throughout the city, it announced...

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Community updates: Friday, May 28

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Shared in this audio-version community update are recent developments related to the Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation department, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a $546 million city budget for 2021-2022 on Thursday, maintaining current service levels and aiding in economic recovery. Presented by the City of Grand Rapids as a...

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Community updates: Thursday, May 13

Submitted 05-13-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids receives $75K grant for local Indigenous art along Grand River The City of Grand Rapids has been awarded a $75,000 Our Town grant to bring permanent art and historical markers of original Indigenous people to the city’s...

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