The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rusty Zylstra, once a teenage punk musician, developed essential skills in the DIY culture that contributed to the skills he developed while starting his own handmade clothing and leather goods business.


Former ambassador, Carter Center CEO speaks on global health

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

Ambassador Mary Ann Peters (ret.), CEO of the Carter Center in Atlanta, talks about global health equity, ethics and eradication on March 26.


Local nonprofit helps small businesses thrive at Indie Flea Market

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids organization the Vendor Exchange is working to create a community of artisans to help them grow.


Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center holds walkout in solidarity with GRPS, to promote safe community

Submitted 03-14-2018 under NEWS

We had parents and board members that were interested in supporting through participation. We also had many students who wanted to be involved, especially those with older siblings in GRPS schools, said Principal Lisa Heyne.


Spotlight on South Africa as 'Great Decisions' continues

Submitted 03-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

With South Africa at a strategic political crossroads, Ms. Desiree Cormier, a former State Department diplomat, shares her perspective on this strategic U.S. partner.


Discussing what "Out of many, one' means in today's society

Submitted 03-08-2018 under OPINION

Diversity will continue to grow, but it will not destroy us. It is a blessing, not a curse.


Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

The commissioners' night out took place at Oakdale Park Church in Grand Rapids' third ward.


Educators on school shootings: 'Arming teachers is not the answer'

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NEWS

President Trump and the NRA have proposed arming teachers as one response to the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting that left 17 dead. Local teachers and principals say it's a bad idea, arguing they need to be armed with more resources to help students, not weapons.


Calvin College named Tree Campus USA

Submitted 03-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Calvin College is honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is Calvin's sixth consecutive year receiving this honor.


Russia will be the subject of March 12 Great Decisions presentation by POLITICO columnist

Submitted 03-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council's "Great Decisions" series on Mar. 12 features POLITICO's Susan Glasser on Russia.