The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Second Amash town hall at local high school packed, full of debate

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

Video and annotated notes of the town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Justin Amash at City Middle High School on Thursday, February 9, 2017.


Return from the Women's March brings new perspectives

Submitted 01-24-2017 under OPINION

An attendee of the Women's March on Washington returns to Grand Rapids feeling both inspired and energized.


Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

A Grand Rapids woman joins hundreds traveling more than 650 miles to march on Washington, D.C. Here's why.


At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

North End Community Ministry relies on volunteers, food donors and local farms to feed its diverse neighborhood.


Anti-racism organizations host special viewing of Hidden Figures

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A special viewing and discussion of the movie Hidden Figures will be hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice and Celebration! Cinemas this Saturday. Post-viewing discussion led by Partners for a Racism-Free Community.


Life in a Refugee Camp: From Bhutan to the United States by Posta Dangal

Submitted 12-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Posta Dangal, born in Bhutan in 1975, was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal in 1990. While in the camp Posta became an advocate for other refugees. In 2011, Posta and her family were resettled in the United States and eight months later moved to Grand Rapids.


Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.


Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, November 21, 2016, the 17th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, planned by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, will be at the Central Reformed Church.


In Season: November 12, 2016

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

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


Sixteen local children need a forever home

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) will mark National Adoption Awareness Month in November with Images of Adoption, an open house for those who would like to learn about becoming an adoptive parent. The agency will host Images of Adoption at DABSJ located at 805 Leonard, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.