covid-19

Community updates: Monday, July 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks Grand Rapids Public Schools’ (GRPS) Superintendent, Leadriane Roby, announced on Monday that the school district plans to start the 2020-21 school year online-...

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Grand Rapids independent venues join day of action to support federal aid for endangered venues

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Nine of Grand Rapids’ independent entertainment venues have joined the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and other Michigan venues for a day of action that supports two federal bills ensuring the venues’ survival. Taking...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What did Clergy do during the Pandemic?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under OPINION

The Rev. Rachel J. Bahr, pastor of Plymouth UCC, responds: “I’ve learned an incredible amount about digital film production and editing. The value of a good mic, and green screen. As many went down the sourdough starter hole, I’ve...

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Community updates: Friday, July 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hospitals, agencies open free clinic to serve people experiencing homelessness Six local organizations have joined together to provide free medical services for individuals experiencing homelessness in the Grand Rapids area. Called the...

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In Season Report: July 25, 2020

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

It’s that time folks! Peppers, peaches and sweet corn are here! Join us tomorrow for another FULL market. Summer always seems to slip away too quickly. So be sure to get to the market before cherries, blueberries and other Michigan fruits are...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has decreased slightly over the last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Wednesday...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland, Michigan native Bill Garvelink had a front row seat to a fast-moving and deadly virus while serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ambassador Garvelink, now retired from the foreign service and with over 30...

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday clarifying Michigan’s face covering requirement in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces, with more exceptions added. Under...

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In Season Report: July 17, 2020

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

PEACHES are just starting to pop up at the market! Along with currants, gooseberries, raspberries + more! Every year it seems like it takes forever for Michigan fruits and veggies to make their debut at the market. Then, just like that, they are...

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