The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

In Season Report: July 4, 2020

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

Cherries, raspberries + green beans OH MY! Join us this Saturday and celebrate the 4th by choosing to buy fresh products + support local businesses.

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The beginning of difference - God's idea

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

New understandings of the Tower of Babel story from Genesis helps us see that while it is natural to find identity in people like us, God’s plan is for diversity.

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 1

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer shuts down indoor bar service in Grand Rapids region, while allowing sale of cocktails-to-go, expanded outdoor seating; Kent District Library delays public reopening; mosquitos with West Nile Virus found in Kent County; and more.

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Community updates: Monday, June 29

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids to reopen more services, end break on metered parking; Grand Rapids Pride Center releases plan to better ally with communities of color; family of Breonna Taylor, local nonprofit launch petition to rename downtown Grand Rapids street in Taylor's honor; and more.

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Local Trans Students Awarded $10,000

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Despite pandemic, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards $10k in scholarships to six local students in 2020.

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Community updates: Friday, June 26

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids; 3:11 Youth Housing and HQ merge to help more youth facing homelessness; Gov. Whitmer extends eviction freeze, creates eviction diversion program; and Amtrak restoring Grand Rapids to Chicago service.

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In Season Report: June 27, 2020

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while you shop from local businesses for fresh produce + other food products! Shop from over 50 vendors tomorrow and support the local food community!

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A personal confession: I am a racist

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Even when we think we are not racist, we must become aware and take responsibility for complicity with a culture and its institutions that are racist. It calls for confession and willingness to learn and act.

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges vigilance as Kent County's decline in new COVID-19 cases hits plateau; Grand Rapids Public Library launches GRPL To Go curbside pickup service; and Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2020 cancelled over pandemic concerns.

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The Rapidian to receive support to strengthen online platform

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Support from the Knight Foundation enables The Rapidian to offer an improved user experience for citizen journalists to upload content, editors to review and approve content, and even more local consumers to read and interact with articles, photographs, opinions and stories.

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