The Rapidian


Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly...

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Celebrate Ability Picnic

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 06-29-2016 under

Join us in celebrating the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Disability Advocates' 35th Anniversary! Disability Advocates, along with community partners that provide services to individuals...

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GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

In election bids across Grand Rapids-area suburbs, incumbent elected officials will face opposition from outside candidates. In East Grand Rapids, the current mayor and 3rd Ward Commissioner will both vie for reelection. In Kentwood, current at-...

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Tricks, Treats, and Family FUN

by (kentwood_rep)

Submitted 09-21-2015 under

JOIN DAVE & BUSTER'S FOR A FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENT!Dave & Buster's has two amazing ways for you and your family to celebrate Halloween! Our friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 11am-2 pm. The family Halloween...

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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

Celebrating independence and community is the main focus of this year’s Fourth of July festivities around the Grand Rapids area. From Grandville to East Grand Rapids, neighborhoods will hold several events to entertain and captivate people of...

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located in neighborhoods throughout metro Grand Rapids, community gardens provide a space for neighbors, friends, and community members to share a piece of land and grow their own produce, typically in individual garden plots.  Some of these...

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Stephen Kepley, Sharon Brinks to compete for rare open mayoral seat in Kentwood

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

Stephen Kepley and Sharon Brinks have both had a tough road to become the two final candidates for Kentwood's mayoral elections. This is the first open mayoral race in Kentwood history. Richard Clanton is currently mayor but not running this...

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Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming officials debate consolidation of police, fire departments

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-19-2013 under NEWS

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) presented its consolidation assessment of police and fire services report to elected officials of Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming at a special joint meeting. The three-hour long meeting...

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Help for Families in Need

by (Brian L)

Submitted 09-28-2009 under NONPROFITS

Family Network of Wyoming is a food pantry and community education center for families in the Wyoming/Grandville area.  Office hours are 10 am till 5 pm Monday thru Thursday. Family network distributes food on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 till 5...

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