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As the nation honors Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) on Jan. 15, various MLK events commence around the Grand Rapids area. Grand Valley State University presents their very own “Martin Luther...

12 hours 9 min

Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew campus in downtown Grand Rapids was filled with over 200 people on Tuesday evening, January 16th. Christy S. Coleman, CEO of...

2 days 5 hours

I was not enthused about attending a three-hour play. Not that I do not like plays, I do very much, but usually after two hours my interest wanes. That is not the case with "All the Way...

2 days 9 hours
This is an article about photography. But sometimes, if done right, photography is really about something altogether not photography. The gear and the shop talk and the technique of the craft...
2 days 11 hours

Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds:

“Welcome to the age of the smart phone! We are being schooled in...

5 days 11 hours

Have these frigid temps got you blue?  That means it's perfect for a soup night, and what a recipe we've got for you this week!

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6 days 7 hours

Host John Moose Williamson speaks with Luke Petsch, Development Director of HQGR, a youth drop-in center for those in unsafe or unstable housing situations. For more information on HQ, visit...

6 days 9 hours

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. King drew inspiration from both his Christian faith and...

1 week 6 hours

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of world’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, presents its 2018 calendar of events. Meijer Gardens continues to incorporate...

1 week 1 day
ESL, GED

Kent ISD is offering ESL and GED classes at three locations in the metro-GR area. Registration is ongoing from 1/8-1/11 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Beckwith School at 2405 Leonard NE,...

1 week 2 days
film, movie, UICA

The Chiaroscuro International Film Series opens its 12th season this Sunday, January 14 at the UICA theatre in downtown Grand Rapids. Each season...

1 week 3 days

Should a religious tradition be able to address any and all questions of modern life? Several times in the past months, I have sent out questions to the panel and received responses suggesting...

1 week 6 days

The Fulton Street Farmers Market returns today, with our 2018 Winter Market Season.  Join us every Saturday all winter long (January thru April) 10am -1pm as...

1 week 6 days

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...

1 week 6 days

Kid Rock, a Michigan native, is on a mission to make 2018 the best year yet for those living with hunger in our community.

The 46-year-old singer-songwriter announced a gift of $25,000 to...

2 weeks 2 days

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds:

“Purity is not a concept found...

2 weeks 2 days

Last January, more than 400,000 peaceful protesters marched in the streets of Washington D.C. and an estimated five million participated in roughly 600 locations worldwide. The message was simple...

2 weeks 6 days

In the final episode of Catalyst Radio in 2017, The Rapidian's Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel and Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard recap the top ten most shared...

3 weeks 1 day

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Megan Priester and Kim Rantala from Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan talk about...

3 weeks 1 day

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017.

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3 weeks 1 day

It raises a number of ethical questions, including whether the government should sanction the creation of genetically-modified humans. Several prominent critics who oppose any human testing of the...

3 weeks 5 days

Produce:

  • Acorn Squash
  • Apples (Multiple Varieties)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage (Red & Green)...
3 weeks 6 days

Host Jenny Kinne speaks with Susan Kragt, executive director of the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit Refugee Education Center. The mission of the organization is to help refugee families who are...

3 weeks 6 days

Greenpeace recently published its "2017 Guide to Greener Electronics Company Report Card," and it reveals there is room for improvement among the consumer electronics manufacturing...

4 weeks 1 day

Climate change has not been kind to Michigan’s snowshoe hare.

Every year, the coats of these small mammals change with the...

4 weeks 2 days

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Leaders of the Greater Grand Rapids Branch of the NAACP and family members of 11-year-old Honestie Hodges gathered on Calder Plaza in front of City Hall Tuesday morning,...

4 weeks 2 days

Resident engagement through storytelling can also be an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and take ownership of their narrative and how they want to tell it.

Staff at...

4 weeks 2 days

Pinocchio, Lamb Chop and the Sesame Street Cast: just a few beloved characters with something in common . . . .they are all puppets. This popular art form entertains and delights audiences of all...

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