The Rapidian


Volunteers come together to make orchard reality

Submitted 10-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, an assortment of peach, apple and pear trees will be planted at a Grand Rapids park. The project, started by the neighborhood, stands for community progression, health and food security.


Brewery Vivant, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks add to tree canopy

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Tree planting at Congress Park contributes to the City’s goal to reach a 40% tree canopy and the East Hills’ Urban Forest Plan.


Children gone via judicial signatures

Submitted 09-26-2013 under OPINION

Families are losing children without good cause.


Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

The food bank expects 500 people to take part in the 10K hike on Sept. 28.


Grand Rapids leaders launch Yes! GR Parks campaign

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NEWS

Community leaders have introduced a proposal of a new property tax to increase funds for city parks that will appear on the ballot November 5.


Little Prairie in the Big City

Submitted 09-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Join us in connecting sacred teaching on the care of creation with the sustainability movement. We are working to establish a portion of the Marywood campus into a prairie habitat.


Hunger Action Week encourages community to take stand

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Entering its third year, Hunger Action Week's message is clear: 80,000 food insecure in Kent County is far too many.


A Way: Out, Through, and Into

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.


Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The new Downtown Market, which offers local food and community events along with vendors, has officially opened its indoor market hall.


Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

An event for kids focused on teams/families working together to complete challenges. All proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.