The Rapidian


Catalyst Radio: Bethlehem Intergenerational Center encourages elders, children to be together

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Jay Schrimpf and Sue Davidson from Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, a service of Bethlehem Lutheran Church designed to encourage children and elders to be together for activities and interactions. Catalyst Radio...

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Enjoy family fun during Snowflake Break at Grand Rapids Public Museum

by Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year’s holiday break! From December 23 through January 7, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with...

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Celebrate with Grand Rapids Children's Museum at its New Year's Early Eve

by Grand Rapids Children's Museum (Grand Rapids Ch...)

Submitted 12-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum invites you to the annual New Year’s Early Eve party, Saturday, December 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., with our famous countdown and balloon drop presented by Celebration! Cinema at 7:30p.m.! A guest...

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Downtown Market hosting month of cheerful holiday events

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a variety of holiday events during the next month, making it the one-stop destination in Grand Rapids for holiday cheer the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree and...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

by Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Brain: The World Inside Your Head Now open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Brain: The World Inside Your Head, takes you literally inside the head! Probe the geography of a giant brain and stand in the midst of the brain’s constant...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Larry Ossei-Mensah at ArtPrize 9

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Larry Ossei-Mensah is a New York-based...

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by Molly Kooi (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

by Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to bring more than 1,500 preschoolers to the museum throughout the spring months. Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the...

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

by Elizabeth Michaelle Rinehart (Elizabeth Micha...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As an educator of the Huron Potawatomi Head Start I wish to express what an honor and privilege it is for our program to be a recipient of the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund. These funds will allow our students to experience growing a garden....

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Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

by Center for Inquiry Michigan (cfimichigan)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry (CFI) Michigan, a local secular community group, is officially sponsoring the March for Science in Lansing on Saturday, April 22nd. Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan Program Director, will be a featured speaker at the Lansing March,...

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