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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

This Thursday, Feeding America West Michigan will offer groceries to those in need at their headquarters in Comstock Park.


Santa will take calls, tweets live tonight on GRTV

Submitted 12-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The GRTV Santa Call-In Show will air tonight on GRTV Channel 25 and also streamed here on The Rapidian.


Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.


Grand Rapids Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is a West Michigan tradition

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Ballet's new production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is back for its third year in DeVos Performance Hall


"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" musical showing at Grand Rapids Public Museum in partnership with Stage GR

Submitted 12-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Now through December 31, 2016 shows will take place at the Meijer Theater in the Grand Rapids Public Musem in conjunction with their special exhibit "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown."


Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

One therapy dog and her owner bring smiles and hope to difficult situations through their volunteer work.


Buddhism professor's journey from Christianity to a blissful state of "I don't know."

Submitted 12-13-2016 under OPINION

Student Alanna Sanchez interviews Jeremy Beahan, a humanities professor at Kendall College Art and Design on his faith journey.


Reflection on the Tree Lighting Ceremony

Submitted 12-12-2016 under OPINION

Bringing the community together to celebrate the holiday season and each other.


Independent music label dizzybird records celebrates second year

Submitted 12-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Dizzybird records recently celebrated their second anniversary and reflect on how they got started and what's in store for the future.


Encore! A national movement expands locally

Submitted 12-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Encore initiative encourages 50+ to use their skills and experience for the good of the community.