The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

Submitted 05-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Since 2017, Guiding Light has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan; The Rapid switching to summer service schedule; Gov. Whitmer announces 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan for relaxing state’s COVID-19 restrictions; and more.

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Getting off the carousel: Andy Odehnal on the transformative power of Guiding Light

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Board Member Andy Odehnal shares how Guiding Light has transformed over the years to make a real difference in the lives of men struggling with homelessness and addiction.

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Mother's Day Takes on New Meaning When it's a Once-Lost Son You're Celebrating

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Barb and Mark are one example of a mother and son celebrating this Mother’s Day in earnest.

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Introducing SoDiv, a New Brand for the Heartside South Division Business Corridor

Submitted 04-27-2021 under NONPROFITS

Community members come together to develop a brand and implementation plan for SoDiv, the commercial corridor on S. Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy Street

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding; artist registration opens for ArtPrize 2021; MDHHS extends epidemic order, expands face covering requirement to kids age two and up; and more.

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Review: "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" by Charles Belknap

Submitted 04-16-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Review of the Book "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" by Charles E. Belknap

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Passing the Mic: Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple's Rev. Yong Su answers, "Has there been any aspect of your faith that you've changed your perspective on over this pandemic?"

Submitted 04-16-2021 under VOICES

Rev. Yong Su, Buddhist practitioner, responds to Muneeba Khan, Islamic practitioner.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents; The DAAC to host Open Studio Nights in new Creston neighborhood space; Veen Observatory’s public observing nights return for 2021 season; MDHHS requests pause of state’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine use; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups; Grand Rapids Public Library launches home delivery, hold locker services; Kent County opening rapid COVID-19 testing sites this weekend amid spring break travel returns; and more.

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