The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Community updates: Thursday, July 8

Submitted 07-08-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids resuming in-person government meetings next week; Kent County Health Department, community partners launch mobile vaccine unit in southeast Grand Rapids.

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Community updates: Friday, July 2

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announces Summer Meals program sites; City of Grand Rapids offers fireworks safety tips, urges knowledge of regulations.

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People rely on me here: Guiding Light Recovery gives Gabe hope for the future

Submitted 07-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

When he found himself in downward spiral of addiction, Gabe cried out to God, and Guiding Light shone to him like a beacon. After going through Guiding Light's Recovery program, the 28-year-old has newfound hope for his future, and the opportunity to find his independence.

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From darkness to light: Kyle Hinton encourages men to "do the footwork"

Submitted 06-30-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Hinton has walked in the shoes of the men who seek recovery and reconnection through the programs offered by Guiding Light – and he knows the importance of shining a light.

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Community updates: Thursday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins national initiative to address Michigan’s criminal justice system inequities; The Rapid offering free rides for Wave cardholders through June 30.

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Refugees are a blessing, not a burden

Submitted 06-18-2021 under OPINION

Refugees bring blessings to Grand Rapids

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Community updates: Tuesday, June 15

Submitted 06-15-2021 under NEWS

Movies in the Park series returns to Grand Rapids this Friday; The Right Place launches online Diverse Business Directory; and city pools and splash pads now open.

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Flex Gallery and the Work of Steven Vinson

Submitted 06-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Zachary Trebellas, curator of Flex Gallery, sits down with Indianapolis artist Steven Vinson to discuss his work.

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Community updates: Thursday, June 10

Submitted 06-10-2021 under NEWS

Heritage Hill hosting Garden Tour, Pleasant Park Marketplace on June 19; Fulton Street Artisans Market opening day this Sunday; and Grand Rapids Public Library kicking off adult summer reading program.

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My own worst enemy: Getting to sober this Father's Day

Submitted 06-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

An ultimatum from his daughter helped David put an immediate hard stop on more than three decades of addiction and find help at Guiding Light.

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