The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Reduced ticket prices are offered now through April 27 for currently opened exhibits, such as the grizzly bears, otters, tigers, and the red panda, Wyatt.


Catalyst Radio: Kent County Health Department addressing root causes of health disparities

Submitted 03-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne welcomes guests from Kent County Health Department on the topic of health equity.


Spotlight on South Africa as 'Great Decisions' continues

Submitted 03-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

With South Africa at a strategic political crossroads, Ms. Desiree Cormier, a former State Department diplomat, shares her perspective on this strategic U.S. partner.


Catalyst Radio: DA Blodgett-St. John's offers adoption, foster care, residential services

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Lizzy Frendo, mentoring services supervisor at DA Blodgett-St. John's in Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

The commissioners' night out took place at Oakdale Park Church in Grand Rapids' third ward.


Educators on school shootings: 'Arming teachers is not the answer'

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NEWS

President Trump and the NRA have proposed arming teachers as one response to the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting that left 17 dead. Local teachers and principals say it's a bad idea, arguing they need to be armed with more resources to help students, not weapons.


Russia will be the subject of March 12 Great Decisions presentation by POLITICO columnist

Submitted 03-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council's "Great Decisions" series on Mar. 12 features POLITICO's Susan Glasser on Russia.


Catalyst Radio: Junior Achievement focuses on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, job searching for kids

Submitted 03-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Greg Hampshire, Education Director for Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes.


Catalyst Radio: Interview with Dominican sisters, anti-nuclear weapons activists

Submitted 02-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adreth Platte and Carol Gilbert have worked with the ploughshares movement to promote peace and oppose war, particularly nuclear arms. Both women are convicted felons, who have spent years in prison for their activism.


Neighborhood organizations hold meetings informing residents about proposed zoning changes

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Area Neighborhood Associations held weekend meetings to inform residents of proposed zoning changes.