The Rapidian


First Vandenberg Prize awarded to Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

Submitted 01-21-2020 under NEWS

Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. is the first Vandenberg Prize recipient, an award given by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.


Calvin CRC Family Assistance clothing ministry celebrates 50 years of service to Grand Rapids area

Submitted 11-25-2019 under NEWS

The ministry and its history was honored at Calvin CRC's November 24 service and special program


City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

New Chief Eric Payne to discuss a variety of issues and topics related to policing in the City of Grand Rapids.


The Latina Network of West Michigan Celebrates Their 5th Anniversary.

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NEWS

Five Year Anniversary Celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Goei Center.  Guests will enjoy a fun "progressive" dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with local Latinx owned restaurants serving Haitian, Dominican, Mexican, Salvadorian and Puerto Rican dishes.


Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

Submitted 09-06-2019 under NEWS

United Nations International Day of Peace will be observed in Grand Rapids at Marywood Dominican Center on September 21, 2019


The Power of One: How local nonprofit has grown into a powerhouse of local grassroots philanthropy

Submitted 09-04-2019 under NEWS

Women Who Care of Kent County began with one person but has expanded to make great local impact.


Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival in Grand Rapids Features Music, Food and Demos This Weekend

Submitted 08-23-2019 under NEWS

The Dosynki Polish Harvest Festival this weekend will be offering top notch entertainment and demonstrations of Polish cooking, dance and crafts.


Gold Coast Doulas 4th Annual Diaper Drive

Submitted 08-12-2019 under NEWS

Diapers can be donated throughout September at various West Michigan locations


City Connection - Shannon Harris of Our Community's Children joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Shannon Harris form Our Community's Children's to discuss a variety of issues and topics related to children in the City of Grand Rapids.


Citizens launch petition drive to reform the Grand Rapids City Commission

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Democracy Initiative aims to add five new wards to the Grand Rapids City Commission.