The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 10

Submitted 12-11-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports stabilizing COVID-19 case growth for Kent County; City of Grand Rapids making city parks, playgrounds smoke-free zones on Jan. 1; Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses launches revamped website; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 3

Submitted 12-03-2020 under NEWS

Kent County launches #KCTakeoutChallenge to support local restaurants; Experience Grand Rapids shares list of restaurants with winterized outdoor seating; and Grand Rapids Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2021-22 academic year.

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Passing the Mic: Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association answers, "How are you preserving your neighborhood's unique history and stories?"

Submitted 11-30-2020 under VOICES

Mallory Patterson from Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association responds to Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association's Sam Brower.

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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 25

Submitted 11-25-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, partners launch #SupportOurGRBiz challenge; New City Neighbors partners with GVSU to expand educational farm; and MDHHS issues Thanksgiving guidance for vulnerable populations.

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments; Kent County awards violence prevention grants to local nonprofits; Grand Rapids Public Museum makes Collections images public domain; and more.

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Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

Submitted 11-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to the pandemic, Lowell's Veen Observatory was able to stay open to the public for much of the summer and fall months.

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 12

Submitted 11-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues upward trend; Kent District Library returning to curbside, online services only; and Grand Rapids Public Library announces Kyd Kane as city’s new Poet Laureate.

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Architecture Association Names 2020 Award Winners

Submitted 11-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms, Projects and individual Honorees during its 2020 Honor Awards Celebration Live Broadcast.

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Empowering Home Ownership through Community Land Trusts

Submitted 11-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

New home-ownership model is launched, providing wealth-building potential to dozens of Kent County families

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 5

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NEWS

All of Grand Rapids votes counted for Nov. 3 election; new COVID-19 testing site comes to Garfield Park neighborhood; and Grand Rapids Public Schools expands "synchronous time" for students’ online-only learning.

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