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Surge in Visitors to Local Food Pantry

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

COVID-19 has strained resources at local non-profits, including Family Network of Wyoming. The organization typically serves just over 10,000 people a year but saw 2,700 people in April 2020 alone.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Does Atonement Work?

Submitted 06-08-2020 under OPINION

What needs to be done in order for a bad deed to be fully atoned for?


Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

Set in Wealthy Theatre's historic theatre space, "WYCE at Wealthy" offers music fans a chance to enjoy live performances from local artists almost three months into continued concert venue shutdowns in West Michigan.


Community updates: Friday, June 5

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities and city buildings with restrictions, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. resuming Pop Up Performer program, and Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan police reform plans.


In Season Report: June 6, 2020

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Support the local food community this Saturday at the market! We are hosting over 40 vendors tomorrow, so come enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your fresh, local food essentials.


Rights and responsibility, how does one act?

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

In our current environment we need a balance between rights and responsibility. What are the limit to our rights if they bring harm others? What does our faith teach us?


Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this week Steffanie Rosalez, CEO of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, issued a powerful reflection on this weekend's protest to her organization's network and the community at large. We asked her to share it with The Rapidian readership as well.


Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders extend civil emergency and take action to improve police-community relations, Kent County Health Department expands COVID-19 testing sites, and Kent County Parks reopening with restrictions.


Community Kids brings "camp" to kids' backyards this summer

Submitted 06-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Kids will have the chance to experience the learning and fun of summer camp safely in their own backyards.


Community updates: Monday, June 1

Submitted 06-01-2020 under NEWS

Peaceful protests return before Grand Rapids curfew, as Gov. Whitmer lifts "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.