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Ride The Rapid to get to events throughout May

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of spring by loading your calendar with great local events like free yoga, visits to unique markets and more.


Apoye 'Un Día Sin Inmigrantes' el 1º de Mayo, 2017

Submitted 04-26-2017 under OPINION

Este lunes, a los inmigrantes y sus aliados se les pide que participen en la huelga faltando al trabajo y a la escuela, no yendo de compras (incluyendo la gasolina), y serrando sus negocios ese día en solidaridad. En Grand Rapids, se le pide a la gente que se reúnan en el Parque Garfield donde habrá


Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.


Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

This Monday, allies and immigrants are asked to strike from work, school, shopping (including gasoline purchases), and to close their businesses on that day in solidarity. In Grand Rapids, people are asked to gather at Garfield Park for a program and a walk toward Calder Plaza.


Sharing best practices in ending homelessness at home

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids homeless agency selected by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as host site for 2017 international exchange.


Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.


Recycling Grand Rapids - changes and challenges

Submitted 04-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

How does Grand Rapids adapt to changes to the recycling processes and recycling goals for the next decade?


Native American community feels disrespected over proposed restructuring of educational program

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, community members who support the Native American Education Program of the Grand Rapids Public Schools held a public hearing over concerns for the program's future.


Black motorists twice as likely to be pulled over, searched by Grand Rapids police

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

Discussion of traffic stop study brought representatives of the City, the Grand Rapids Police Department and community members together for five town hall meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-19, 2017.


No stopping them now, these Grand Rapids kids are on the move

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Kent Transition Center’s partnership with The Rapid helps special education students maintain independence, one bus ride at a time