Kent County

Community updates: Friday, Oct. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends outdoor 'social zones' through Nov. 2022 Grand Rapids’ outdoor dining “social zones” will remain active through Nov. 1, 2022, after city commissioners unanimously approved their extension last...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the renaming of two major city streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and César E. Chávez....

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people, it announced this week. Effective since Tuesday, the boosters...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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The Salvation Army Launches Angel Tree Sign-Ups in West Michigan

by (mroinila)

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army and WOOD TV8 are starting the 31st year of their Angel Tree Toy Drive today by asking those in West Michigan to sign up to host either an in-person or an online Angel Tree. Anyone – including businesses, churches and service...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner and interfaith outreach officer for the Sikh Society of West Michigan, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What is the purpose of your life? How can you live a spiritual life...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Sept. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NEWS

GRCC, Grand Valley receive $1.2M grants to help local adults earn college degrees Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) have each received five-year, $1.2 million grants from the U.S. Department of Education...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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