The Rapidian

News

 

Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) planetarium will reopen this Saturday, the GRPM announced Wednesday. Its Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium – which hosts astronomy-based projections,...

[read more]

Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS issues order restoring COVID-19 rules after Michigan Supreme Court ruling The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Monday issued an emergency order largely reinstating Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-related executive orders...

[read more]

Grand Rapids Organizations Impacted by Lowest Refugee Cap in US History

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

“My name is Moo Kler. I came as a refugee. I was born in Burma and moved to Thailand when I was little, maybe two or three years old. We fled from the government and had to move to a refugee camp; we then became refugees. I lived in a...

[read more]

Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases is continuing its fall season rise, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Wednesday. In the KCHD...

[read more]

Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne unveiled the final draft of his department’s thee-year strategic plan on Tuesday, which aims to improve police-community...

[read more]

Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday reopening movie theaters, concert venues, and other entertainment businesses that have been closed since March due to the pandemic. The businesses may reopen on Oct. 9, with an indoor limit of...

[read more]

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is reopening all eight of its branches on Oct. 12 with limited services, it announced Wednesday. The library’s branches closed in March...

[read more]

Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 22

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools prepares for hybrid in-person learning starting mid-Oct. Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is gearing up for a hybrid in-person learning option for its students starting Oct. 19, GRPS Superintendent Leadriane Roby...

[read more]

Wealthy Theatre launches week-long Fall Fund Drive with virtual events, marathons, giveaways

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Wealthy Theatre is hosting a five-day Fall Fund Drive to raise funds for its survival amid continued theater shutdowns, and celebrate the kind of free virtual events it’s been organizing during its closure. Launched Monday, the fund drive runs...

[read more]

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge With colleges in and around Kent County reporting COVID-19 outbreaks among students and staff, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is urging...

[read more]

Browse