The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Once again, "'Tis the Season to Embellish"

Submitted 12-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

A look at the history of tower bell to handbell ringing, including opportunities to catch Embellish Handbell Ensemble in performance during the holiday season.


Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

The Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy combine their creativity for a project that merges poetry and music into one show on December 16. The entire collaborative process is being recorded and will be featured on Michigan Radio in 2017.


Inline skater joins cyclists on 500 mile journey to raise funds to fight poverty

Submitted 11-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Lone skater, Bruce Sienkowski, in a sea of bikes builds community across sports and over many miles with the Sea to Sea Tour, racking up donations with the aim to end the cycle of poverty.


CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet partners with West Michigan American Red Cross to provide comfort kits for children.


Peek behind the scenes of CARE Ballet's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Submitted 11-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet’s production of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” kicks off the holiday season with new scenes, sets and venue on Thanksgiving weekend


Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greg Scott, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director at Kuyper College leads students through poverty simulation exercises to better prepare them for their careers.


"The Characters that Lived" brings life to writing by young CYC authors

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

CYC students wrote character sketches in afterschool programming and watched them come to life at Wealthy Theatre last Wednesday thanks to the performance of Grand Rapids improv actors.


Urban Roots looks to dig deeper than soil, investigate inequities, land use

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

The team at Urban Roots, a community farming organization, enters into a larger discussion through urban agriculture, investigating systemic inequities in Grand Rapids and cultivating justice-minded programming.


WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT teen artists install mural for House of Style, dedication on November 3 at 4 p.m.


Embellish celebrates "Celtic Dreams" CD release

Submitted 10-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Embellish Handbell Ensemble releases "Celtic Dreams" CD, and continues recording handbell demo tracks for GIA Publications, Inc., in Chicago.