The Rapidian


Bridge Street Market, the new market for everyone

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   It was a sunny summer afternoon, my mom, sister and I walked down Bridge Street all the way to the Stocking and visited for the first time the Moctezuma Store, one of the few...

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Downtown Market to host upcoming Flight Friday featuring a selection of bite-sized cuisine

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 27, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Flight Friday, a food and drink small bites event, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. What is a flight, you ask? In a nutshell, a flight is a number of small bites of food or drink, for the purpose of...

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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

Kids’ Food Basket announced their new $6 million campaign, "Feeding Our Future" at the future site of their new headquarters on an old Grand Rapids' farm at a ceremony this morning at 1919 Leonard St. NE. Bridget Clark Whitney,...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Artemis Antippas

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative celebrates its first anniversary

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 06-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative held a first anniversary picnic on June 4, 2017 at Aberdeen Park. GRFCI members, and their friends and family members enjoyed a potluck celebrating food and community. Members grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market to host second annual Iron Chef-style "Market Masters" competition

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 16, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host “Market Masters 2, Back for Seconds,” an Iron Chef-Style competition pitting four teams of Downtown Market chefs and sous chefs against each other in a three-round live cooking...

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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Growing food can be transformative. South Central LA resident and urban gardening proponent, Ron Finley has said, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money." In his guerilla gardening TED Talk, he has said he, "Witnessed...

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 13, Grand Rapids letter carriers set a new record for the amount of food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The 25th annual food drive brought in close to 200,000 pounds of food, donated by Grand Rapids residents....

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