The Rapidian


In Season: December 14, 2018

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Looks like our vendors are getting ready for Market tomorrow, but our Headhouse is still open if you'd like to do some gift shopping! We've got a great selection of Market merch, gift certificates + some new children's books and flashcards that we're sure you'll love!


Happy Cat Cafe encourages visitors to socialize with cats up for adoption

Submitted 12-11-2018 under OPINION

The Happy Cat Cafe is a place where anyone is able to eat with and be around cats. Customers can pet the cats and also have the option of adopting one.


Center provides innovative senior, child care

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Intergenerational Center works to care for elders and children together, integrating daily schedules and activites.


Festive Scandinavian-style market supports local artists, encourages spirit of giving

Submitted 12-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Kringle Market Holiday Pop-Up is Saturday, December 15 at The Søvengård.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does the clergy child abuse cover-up affect clergy moral authority?

Submitted 12-10-2018 under OPINION

In recent months we have seen reports from Philadelphia of wide spread clergy sexual abuse of children followed by wide spread cover-up also committed by clergy. As a member of the clergy what do you think of your profession weighing in on ethical issues when it seems unable to police itself?


In Season: December 7, 2018

Submitted 12-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

Garland, and holly, and trees, oh my! If you're still in the market (no pun intended!) for a Christmas tree or some Holiday decor, we've got what you need to make your home (or business) feel more festive.


Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops is homegrown entertainment for a hometown audience, Thursday through Sunday

Submitted 12-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sing along with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus, and hear the booming bass of Justin Hopkins singing 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.'


Downtown Market hosting free holiday events including Winter Wonderland and visits with Santa

Submitted 12-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

Visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree and handmade wreath, visit Santa for photos and sharing Christmas lists, sip hot cocoa while shopping local for special gifts and more.


Attention all Potterheads, Yule Ball is back

Submitted 12-04-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Once again, 20 Monroe Live is hosting the Harry Potter event of the year, the Yule Ball on Saturday, December 8, 2018.


Ethics and Religion Talk - Forgiving oneself

Submitted 12-03-2018 under OPINION

How do I forgive myself for the terrible things I’ve done?