The Rapidian


Story Matters: Steve Wallis works to assist veterans with jobs, benefits

Submitted 08-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Steve Wallis is on a mission. Inspired by his veteran father who passed away at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, he started a company designed to help veterans like himself get the assistance needed to receive benefits and acquire jobs.


Saturday! National "Bike to Market" event at Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 08-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bike to Market Saturday Aug. 9. Meet at Browning Claytor Health Centerto ride to the market. From 12-2 p.m., the market will feature free bike tune ups courtesy of The Spoke Folks, kids’ crafts and bike decorating DJ Deririck "Vito" Hollowell.


11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup Is Set For September 20th


Healthy U Monthly Lecture Series: Skin Care for Those Over 50

Submitted 08-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Our skin is where we most notice the signs of aging, and as we age, our skin care needs change. Learn what dermatologist Jack A. Dekkinga recommends for skin care for those over 50.


Fair Housing Center of West Michigan files discrimination claim

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NEWS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan has filed a complaint against Asset Management Specialists, a property management group. They allege a discriminatory maintenance levels for properties in African American and Latino neighborhoods.


Senior Artie Smith grateful for good food, good friends

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Housing Commission work together to feed seniors.


What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days


Two fascinating local women explorers

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Two new programs and presenters welcome you: one to explore interpretation of Biblical stories by drawing; the other to explore, through personal experience, life in a recently-settled tribal community in Sinai, Egypt.


Summer Yoga Offerings at Dominican Center

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

To accomodate your level of physical mobility, DCM offers three levels of yoga through the year at Dominican Center: Chair Yoga, Yoga Basics and Yoga Beyond Basics.


More than 500 Kids in Need of School Supplies

Submitted 07-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

School Supply and Backpack Drive to Take Place August 11-15