The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 19

Submitted 08-19-2021 under NEWS

Kent District Library launching streaming platform for local musicians; Grand Rapids Public Schools requiring face coverings for all students, staff.

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Community Land Trusts: An Avenue to Wealth Building, More Equitable Housing

Submitted 08-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s regional Community Land Trust initiative aims to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals and families

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Noises Off Comes To Grand Rapids Circle Theatre

Submitted 08-17-2021 under OPINION

Noises Off proves a frenetic, funny, and very English farce.

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 13

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month; City of Grand Rapids earns national award for residential recycling programs; and CDC classifies Kent County as "substantial" COVID-19 risk.

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year; Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kent ISD recommending face coverings for fall start of school.

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Passing the Mic: Sikh Society of West Michigan's Rishi Singh answers, "What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?"

Submitted 07-31-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner, responds to Yong Su Mark Hepper, Buddhist practitioner.

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city; Storytime Grand Rapids adds more Storytime in the Park dates.

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A path to a better place: Harvey Koning values Guiding Light's approach to recovery

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Harvey Koning was drawn to Guiding Light because he saw the impact it had right here in the community – and because of the organization’s focus on faith.

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Community updates: Thursday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids replacing private lead service lines in Neighborhoods of Focus; The DAAC bringing back public art, music shows.

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Community updates: Thursday, July 15

Submitted 07-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Urban League selected to lead Cure Violence in Grand Rapids; UICA reopens in new downtown location.

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