The Rapidian


Delta Program encourages teen boys to tell their stories, learn from community leaders

Submitted 02-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Friday, February 9, 2018, teachers, community members and a film production crew worked with boys in the juvenile justice system to produce a series of interviews, exploring what it means to grow into adulthood in hopes of expanding their visions of what's possible in their futures.


Alternative to alcohol: Michigan's first Kava Bar in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-27-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

In its first two years of business, Kava Kasa is bringing a new flavor to Grand Rapids.


Break it Down, Make it Better helps build community in Grand Rapids art world

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Artists, curators, and venue coordinators all gathered on Friday, February 23, 2018 for the chance to take part in various workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations. The annual event was held at 106 South Division.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What role does celibacy play in your tradition?

Submitted 02-26-2018 under OPINION

I'm curious about how celibacy plays into religion. I do know that Catholic priests, nuns, and monks practice it; but does it play any ‘official’ role in Protestantism?


Photo Gallery: Lunar New Year Grand Rapids style

Submitted 02-22-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Photos of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Lunar New Year celebration.


Powerful, individual stories behind homeless numbers

Submitted 02-21-2018 under NONPROFITS

Numbers tell an important story, but more meaningful is the powerful story of each person represented by those numbers.


Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition celebrates 50th year

Submitted 02-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Under the direction of local poet and artist Christine Krieger, Kent County’s own all-ages poetry prize weathers change, welcomes new and established poets to submit their work


Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the role of clergy?

Submitted 02-20-2018 under OPINION

What are the typical duties of clergy in your tradition who serve a congregation?


Kaufman Interfaith Institute introduces "Year of Interfaith Friendship" for 2018

Submitted 02-16-2018 under NEWS

Followers of multiple religions will be able to engage in community events ranging from movie screenings, book clubs, restaurant gatherings and others


The mystery lot of 269 Garfield SW

Submitted 02-15-2018 under NEWS

In September of 1965 a house on the city's west side sank into a sinkhole. Years after the sinking the land still sits empty. What is the story behind the property at 269 Garfield SW?