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Harrison Park students share events, programs benefiting community

Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.


Walking the West Side: Harrison Park students share favorite spots in their own neighborhoods

Submitted 01-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Harrison Park Elementary students share their favorite places and activities in their own neighborhoods for this second Rapidian article by students ages 7 to 13.


John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

After a transition to nonprofit status in 2014, John Ball Zoo is looking to make park expansions and fund new projects.


West Side home prices: Blowing up or recovering?

Submitted 12-16-2015 under OPINION

Is the local real estate market out of control, or is it stabilizing? Is any housing stock left in cool, affordable, up-and-coming areas, or have investors snapped it all up? Are buyers overpaying for real estate in Grand Rapids?


Just out of reach: Housing prices climb on Grand Rapids' Westside

Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION

Demand for student housing and revitalization is pricing out families from being able to live on the Westside. Changes in my neighborhood are evidenced in many areas, including the housing around Lincoln Park, in the John Ball Park neighborhood.


Young writers at Harrison Park Elementary to share community stories on The Rapidian

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Harrison Park Media Team reporters interviewed themselves for their first article on The Rapidian. The students have been writing for their school newspaper since September and are now writing for the broader Grand Rapids community.


You're Not Left Out Or Excluded This Holiday

Submitted 11-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Resources for those in need of a place to go or food for their families for the holidays.


Unopposed 1st Ward commissioner prepares to take office

Submitted 10-29-2015 under NEWS

1st Ward commissioner candidate Jon O'Connor has long been involved on the West Side, as a community leader, a school board member and a local business owner.


Free Memory Screenings on Nov. 3 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes