The Rapidian

Michigan

Finding my role in the fight for equity

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article has been written by Kendra Avila. Kendra Avila, originally from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee moved to Grand Rapids in 2015 for an internship, with no intentions of staying more than a few months.  Three years later, she now...

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Photo slideshow: Marching in support of drivers licenses for all

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-04-2018 under NEWS

More than 1,000 people showed up at Roosevelt Park on May 1, 2018, to march from the park to Grand Rapids City Hall in support of immigration rights. “Today is International Workers Day, we are marching for the protection, dignity and respect of the...

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Support local farmers while adding fresh vegetables to your diet

by (jproth1)

Submitted 04-10-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a distinctive model to support diversified, small scaled vegetable growers. The idea is that people buy into a share of the farm at the beginning of the season. Instead of money dividends, your dividends are...

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Butterflies are blooming this spring at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The butterflies are blooming this spring at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. With over 50 species of butterflies from Asia, Africa and Central and South America hundreds of butterflies can be seen daily taking flight around the...

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Photo slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Grand Rapids

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 50’s greeted the thousands of people that tuned out on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in downtown Grand Rapids to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. A late morning parade down Monroe Street that ended up at Veterans Park...

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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....

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Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

Moving the meeting out of Commission Chambers for the night, Grand Rapids City Commissioners brought City Hall to the third ward on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 for their commissioners night out. The meeting was held at Oakdale Park Christian Reformed...

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Weekend flooding near record levels on Grand River

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Heavy rains and snow melt caused the water levels of the Grand River to swell to just over twenty feet in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the last weekend of February 2018.   Cresting at 20.67 feet on Sunday, February 25. 2018, the Grand River...

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Photo Gallery: Lunar New Year Grand Rapids style

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-22-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Chinese Association of West Michigan opened  their Lunar New Year celebration to the public for the first time on Febrary 16, 2018. West Michgan residents gathered at DeVos Place Convention Center for a festive night of fun filled events....

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Watch party turns into political announcements

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

CBS ‘60 Minutes’ and host Oprah Winfrey brought together fourteen Grand Rapids area residents with a spectrum of political beliefs for a focus group for two sessions. Eight of the fourteen gathered on February 18, 2018 at the...

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