The Rapidian

Community

Going green in Grand Rapids: Properly disposing of your spring cleaning

by (HaleyK)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under OPINION

Out with the cold, in with the warm! After a month of record low temperatures and a few blankets of snow, it’s finally starting to warm up here in Grand Rapids! If you’ve procrastinated on breaking down and disposing some of those...

[read more]

Spring brings opportunities to support local, independent radio

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

WYCE's Spring Fund Drive is on its way - Friday, April 20-27, 2018! The unique music variety we've shared for over three decades is made 100 percent possible by donations from our listener sponsors...we need you to keep doing your part!...

[read more]

Honoring the legacy of César Chávez

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NEWS

The legacy of César Chávez was honored Thursday, March 15, 2018 as residents and community leaders gathered at the Cook Library Center, 1100 Grandville Ave SW and marched to Potter House Chapel for a community gathering for the18th annual César E....

[read more]

The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year honored on Bus Driver Appreciation Day

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

The recipient of The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year Award is an El Salvadoran native who’s made the American dream come true in Grand Rapids. Yemny Garcia was born in Central America’s smallest country and came to the...

[read more]

Community building through resource sharing in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place, shares that “we’ve been doing a series of Heartside Listening Sessions with The City of Grand Rapids and one of the repeated requests was more information about...

[read more]

Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

[read more]

Sharing resident voices through storytelling

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Resident engagement through storytelling can also be an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and take ownership of their narrative and how they want to tell it. Staff at Dwelling Place, a Neighborworks member and CDC in Grand Rapids,...

[read more]

Open the Door: The art of placemaking

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Home is what you surround yourself with, what is inspiring you, and how you express yourself.”- Erika Townsley, Co-Owner and Curator of Light Gallery + Studio. Light Gallery + Studio is a place where community members and artists can...

[read more]

Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

“People should take pride in their community and treat each other with respect,” says SaRah, Community Gardener and Dwelling Place resident in Muskegon Heights. SaRah, a resident and community gardener at Roosevelt Apartments, was one...

[read more]

Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg, board member of MI Legalize, a grassroots organization working to legalize cannabis in Michigan.

[read more]

Browse