The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Township

A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world.


Kick off the holidays with a free concert by St. Cecilia Music Center's adult Grand Band and String Orchestra

Submitted 11-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Adult Grand Band and String Orchestra will kick off the holidays with an uplifting free concert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7p.m.


Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition at Meijer Gardens observes the season of reflection

Submitted 11-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Meijer Gardens celebrates the holidays with over 40 international traditions


Domestic violence agency appoints new executive director

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries recently appointed Megan Hopkins as executive director. Hopkins is excited to carry out the agency mission of comprehensively serving families impacted by violence and working throughout West Michigan to build healthier communities.


German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

Submitted 10-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!


Venues like St. Cecilia and One Trick Pony keep music scene alive, well in Grand Rapids

Submitted 10-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Don’t pass on opportunities to enjoy our city and the music, like hearing guitarist Leo Kottke and local singer Kathy Lamar.


Author to explore faith, service can help people find vocation, meaning after retirement

Submitted 10-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Author and pastor, R. Paul Stevens, will explore how faith and spirituality can help people find vocation and meaning after retirement. His presentation, “Aging Matters,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m., at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes


Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

AFP West Michigan announces National Philanthropy Day honorees for 2017


St. Cecilia Music Center to feature outstanding Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on November 2

Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Essential String Trios" will feature co-artistic director and cellist David Finckel, with violinist Arnaud Susan and violist Paul Neubauer.


Demanding a public apology is the newest form of extortion in our social network-centered world

Submitted 10-24-2017 under OPINION

We are human beings. We make mistakes. Apologies are not always the answer.