The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: What is a Religious Lifestyle?

Submitted 03-18-2019 under OPINION

What does it mean to live a Christian lifestyle? How would this be different from living a Jewish lifestyle, a Muslim lifestyle, a Hindu lifestyle?


Grand Rapids Bach Festival gets underway with music, yoga, free events, and a $10,000 prize

Submitted 03-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

The 12th biennial Grand Rapids Bach Festival welcomes world-class musicians, Trinity Wall Street Choir for week's worth of activities, March 17-24


In Season: March 16, 2019

Submitted 03-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Spring Equinox is almost here + with 60-degree days like yesterday, we all have warmer weather on our minds! Even with this Spring-like weather, our Winter Market will run until the end of April and we are grateful to consistently have around 20 local vendors for you to shop from!


Grand Rapids Symphony features International Tchaikovsky Competition medalist playing Rachmaninoff's popular Piano Concerto No. 2

Submitted 03-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Before playing with the London Philharmonic in the Royal Festival Hall later this month, pianist George Li returns to Grand Rapids will an all-time favorite piano concerto


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 2

Submitted 03-11-2019 under OPINION

A question submitted to an interfaith panel on approaches to hospice care: “If we all agree that God controls both birth and death, why do we not accept his decision at that time? We seem to put a large/negative stigma on dying.”


In Season: March 9, 2019

Submitted 03-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

With our annual Winter Fundraiser, Soup @ FSFM, tomorrow we are incredibly excited to hear the sun may come out and the temperatures will be more favorable! With over 20 vendors, around a dozen soups to sample, and a Winter Market Basket raffle, you won't want to miss this event!!


'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' comes to the GR Pops stage, March 8-10

Submitted 03-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

GR Pops presents the full-length film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" with live music by the Grand Rapids Symphony, March 8-10


Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Submitted 03-05-2019 under NONPROFITS

Bi-annual exhibition celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should I Do for Lent?

Submitted 03-04-2019 under OPINION

Kelly T. asks, “Is it acceptable to commit to something for Lent instead of giving something up?


Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

One 10-year-old’s donation shows even the smallest seed of generosity can bloom into something special – like hundreds of meals for hungry neighbors in Feeding America West Michigan’s service area.