The Rapidian

City commission meeting discusses commissioner vacancy, hears public comments on city fees

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NEWS

The Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting had a lot of conversation about how to fill the third ward’s vacant seat due to Commissioner David Allen stepping down June 12, 2018.

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In Season : May 26, 2018

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us + we have such a beautiful selection of fresh fruits + veggies, Michigan made products, and flowers + garden transplants to help you celebrate! We also have two delicious food trucks on site today, Cone Appetit + What the Truck, if you'd like a tasty treat!

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Volunteer nurses offer health screenings for the community at Dégagé Ministries

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twice a month, a group of volunteer nurses faithfully hold Health Depot. These nurses perform general health screenings on our patrons to assess appropriate care.

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Promote the Vote: A ballot initiative to improve Michigan's voting system

Submitted 05-24-2018 under OPINION

Michigan, once a leader in voting rights, is in desperate need of reforming its voting system. A ballot initiative called Promote the Vote seeks to to amend the Michigan constitution to update our system to make voting more accessible, fair, and secure.

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NPO Showcase: Thrift Shop Local

Submitted 05-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Helping Hand Mission Thrift

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Made in Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace returns to Downtown Market for 2018 season

Submitted 05-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event of the summer on May 26, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vendors for the 2018 season include local favorites Mulder Studio, Lions & Rabbits, Happy Camper, Dime & Regal, Wander & Gather, River Babe Threads and many more.

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GRPS school board debates term limits for officer positions, hears parent concerns

Submitted 05-22-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, May 21, 2018 the Grand Rapids Public Schools held their bimonthly Board of Education meeting. The board also celebrated accomplishments from the 2017-18 school year.

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Shawmut Hills needs more than great teachers, it needs investment from GRPS

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Staff at Shawmut were and are feeling overworked. Inequity has become more glaring as the intensity of needs grow in our community. Families are leaving. With an improved facility and shared Title I dollars, Shawmut Hills will be the vibrant community that it was when I first discovered it.

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Finding my role in the fight for equity

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kendra Avila, a Grand Rapids resident passionate about equity and social justice shares her experience attending the Urban Core Collective Refuel Road Trip to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and why she strives to build a community of belonging.

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Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony, plus world premiere, bring Grand Rapids Symphony's season to thrilling conclusion

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

The final concert of the Grand Rapids Symphony's first full season under Marcelo Lehninger was all about Beethoven in a big, thrilling way.

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