The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Community updates: Friday, June 4

Submitted 06-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expands micromobility pilot with electric assist bikes; Kent County expands Chief Hazy Cloud Park to nearly 400-acre natural preserve; and local YMCAs to host Healthy Kids Day events on Saturday.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum to Receive $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Submitted 06-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

Award supports exhibition organized by GRAM ‘Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue’

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Community updates: Friday, May 28

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library expanding branch hours; Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation kicking off summer outdoor fitness classes; and Michigan loosens COVID-19 workplace rules.

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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget; Gov. Whitmer announces lifted outdoor capacity limits in June, no indoor limits in July; and Uptown Grand Rapids continues beautification projects for east side business districts.

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Community updates: Thursday, May 13

Submitted 05-13-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids receives $75K grant for local Indigenous art along Grand River; ArtPrize shifts away from traditional public vote for 2021 event; and qualifying households now eligible for federally-funded discounts on internet service.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Exhibition of over 80 American Folk Art Objects

Submitted 05-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition tells the unfolding story of America from its inception to present

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Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

Submitted 05-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Since 2017, Guiding Light has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan; The Rapid switching to summer service schedule; Gov. Whitmer announces 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan for relaxing state’s COVID-19 restrictions; and more.

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Getting off the carousel: Andy Odehnal on the transformative power of Guiding Light

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Board Member Andy Odehnal shares how Guiding Light has transformed over the years to make a real difference in the lives of men struggling with homelessness and addiction.

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Mother's Day Takes on New Meaning When it's a Once-Lost Son You're Celebrating

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Barb and Mark are one example of a mother and son celebrating this Mother’s Day in earnest.

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