The Rapidian


Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local high school senior helps build a Habitat for Humanity house as a way to give back after receiving the same gift 7 years ago.


Parents learn English to help their children in school

Submitted 12-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

AmeriCorps member Dan Drust teaches parents of Burton Elementary children through the Family Literacy Schools of Hope program


ArtPrize adjusts the architecture for 2012 event

Submitted 12-06-2011 under NEWS

The ArtPrize team announced this morning to a room of partners some of the changes they will be making to the structure of the event for 2012 and beyond.


Catalyst Radio: Not In Our Town

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

This week on Catalyst Radio we preview the "Not In Our Town" documentary screening and community discussion to take place Dec. 7, 2011.


Learning vocational skills through on-the-job training

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

KVO & CBOT students learn job skills in cooperation with GRPS Nutrition Services


Aquinas College: The first 125 years

Submitted 11-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Book signing and lecture offered by local author and Aquinas College English professor Gary Eberle.


Community forum discussed future of GRPS

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

GR V.O.I.C.E. hosted a community forum to discuss the future of GRPS, including the upcoming Nov. 8 millage proposal. Panelists and audience members weighed in on what's working and what isn't.


Glance at the Past - Fire Bell

Submitted 11-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Learn the story of the fire bell, now standing in front of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, which originally called the city's volunteer firefighters for its first ten years and has had several homes since created in 1878.


Glance at the Past - Pioneer doctor

Submitted 10-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

Listen to this two minute audio recording detailing some of the trials doctors endured making house visits in the early years in Grand Rapids.


Bringing holistic health back to Main Street

Submitted 10-19-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Sarah Steger talks about the importance of education in the way she provides care at her Holistic Learning Center, and explains the importance of her efforts to work towards longterm affordability.