The Rapidian


Concerts Under the Stars return to Grand Rapids Public Museum's planetarium

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

"Concerts Under the Stars" will run January through March 2019 with performances featuring the sounds of folk, rock, electronic and R&B.


Late discovery adoptee finds her true self by opening up to past, making connections for future

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adoptees Connect ~ Grand Rapids is part of a national movement with chapters across the country and beyond. This is an oasis for all adult adoptees to come and share their version of adoption. Jillian Blair writes about her journey here.


Community arts series builds creative momentum

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Low-barrier art activities foster community in Heartside and beyond.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does clergy child abuse cover-up affect clergy moral authority? Part 2

Submitted 12-17-2018 under OPINION 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 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.