The Rapidian


City, health officials show up to talk Westside cancer concerns to sparse resident attendance

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Alicynne Glazier, the public health epidemiologist newly hired by the Kent County Health Department, still gave her presentation to both groups, explaining the process and guidelines the KCHD follows for addressing concerns at the July 19, 2018 meeting at Servants Community Church.


In Season: July 20, 2018

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

The much needed rain has passed + it's a wonderfully refreshing morning at the Market! Come see what's in season (it's PEAK season!) + start off your Friday supporting your hardworking, Michigan entrepreneurs, farmers, and artisans!


Join the Community Media Center for an Open House this Saturday

Submitted 07-18-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Media Center will host an Open House on July 21 to give community members a chance to dive into our storytelling platforms. There will also be a free showing of Coco beginning at 2:30 p.m.


'Pick for Pantries' returns for blueberry season

Submitted 07-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

Donation program gets fresh-picked produce to those in need, supporting local farms and food pantries.


'Art belongs to everyone': Interview with local artist Debra Dieppa

Submitted 07-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

An exhibition of Debra Dieppa’s recent work is now on display in the West Lobby at the Wealthy Street Theatre. Dieppa will be showcasing her art in the West Lobby during the Comunity Media Center's Open House this Saturday, July 21, 2018 and will be available to answer questions about her work.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Psychological counseling vs. spiritual counseling

Submitted 07-16-2018 under OPINION

A reader asks, A past column addressed the question of clergy engaging in psychological counseling, and the panel was in agreement that clergy may offer spiritual or pastoral counseling, but should not offer psychological therapy unless they are specifically trained and licensed.


In Season: July 13, 2018

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Happy Friday! Get ready for the weekend with a trip to the Market + shopping outside! The sun is shining, we have Do Your Wurst to serve you food to fuel you through the morning, and a great variety of Michigan vendors!


Rare Corpse Flower set to bloom at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 07-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Rare Amorphophallus titanum has been 18 years in the making.


WYCE partners with GRAM to bring 10th year of free Thursday night concerts

Submitted 07-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Thursday evenings in July and August GRAM on the Green with WYCE offers free live music from a curated the selection of performances to reflect the world of music the station offers as well as the local/regional platform it supports.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is blood sacrifice necessary for atonement?

Submitted 07-09-2018 under OPINION

A reader asks, What steps must I take to fully atone for sin? Is it true that a blood sacrifice is required by the Bible?