The Rapidian


Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; City of Grand Rapids details more police reform efforts; and Girls Rock! Grand Rapids goes virtual for August summer camp.


Community updates: Monday, July 20

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police; Grand Rapids Public Schools gives update on return to school plans; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks launches Green Team summer youth employment program.


WWII Vets Sought for Greatest Generation Remembrance

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

The 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be commemorated with events at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum September 1-2


West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland-born Ambasador (ret.) Bill Garvelink gives counsel on COVID-19 based on global experiences


Community updates: Friday, July 17

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement; Kent County, United Way launch fund for local nonprofits providing COVID-related relief services; and Avenue for the Arts to host mobile art event in downtown Grand Rapids in October.


Community updates: Wednesday, July 15

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges face covering use as Kent County's COVID-19 case rise continues; Grand Rapids Public Museum hosting Smithsonian "Outbreak" exhibition starting August 1; and Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s state of emergency through August 11.


Call for Board Members of the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

“By taking a leadership role, you have the power to discuss issues and create improvements...Collaborating on issues or events can be a great bridge for our community.”


Community updates: Monday, July 13

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1; The Rapid launches app, web pilot program for GO!Bus riders; and Gov. Whitmer extends protections for nursing homes, grocery stores.


Community updates: Saturday, July 11

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan; Grand Rapids Community College details plans for fall semester; and "Women’s Way" public art project honoring local women leaders begins in Grand Rapids.


Community updates: Monday, July 6

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County hosting food distribution event for residents impacted by pandemic; Grand Rapids Public Schools announces summer Grab and Go Meal Sites; and Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses seeking local Black-owned businesses to add to new business directory.