The Rapidian


Flannel-fledged heroes: Local bar helps revive festival from hiatus to support local radio

Submitted 11-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

How and why SpeakEZ Lounge wound up staging an event that resurrected a beloved fall festival, and how it relates to your favorite turkey-tinged holiday.


Catalyst Radio: United Way talks holiday volunteering

Submitted 11-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn ways to give back this holiday season.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What do religions think of each other? Part 1

Submitted 11-27-2017 under OPINION

Susan asks about how the different religions view one another in terms of monotheism or polytheism.


In Season: November 25, 2017

Submitted 11-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.


"Jesus led me to Dégagé this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless"

Submitted 11-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hello, my name is James. You might have seen me around Degage doing chores. Jesus led me to Degage this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless.


Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017 May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for emerging artists.


Well-loved musical Annie returns to Civic Theatre

Submitted 11-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Annie is making her fourth appearance onstage now at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre through Dec. 17, 2017.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do human rights come from God or from the government?

Submitted 11-20-2017 under OPINION

Where do human rights come from? Are they God-given or are they granted by governments on their citizens, and thus contingent on spirit of the age understandings of justice?


Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

WMEAC celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and has many accomplishments to celebrate including this year’s Grand River cleanup which included over 1,300 volunteers.


Treetops Collective welcomes neighbors to grand opening of new storefront

Submitted 11-17-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dana Doll, founder and Executive Director of Treetops Collective, invited city residents to visit her new retail store. Located on Division Avenue, the store sold items produced by refugee women.