The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission wants to make changes to a city ordinance allowing 'by right development" eliminating neighborhood input.


Creating a community for those affected by rare disease

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

On March 3, 2018, Calvin College and the Rare Disease Research Group will hold the first Rare Disease Symposium.


Great Decisions Series spotlights U.S.-Turkey relations: Is there trouble brewing?

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council's "Great Decisions" series on February 12, 2018 features U.S.-Turkey relations--critical to keeping world peace.


Better Body Image Conference aims to start conversation about positive body image in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Better Body Image Conference aims to shape and redefine the concept of self and foster a positive body image by incorporating diverse definitions of beauty, cultivating positive speech around the body, and fostering self-compassion. The conference is scheduled for March 11 at Wealthy Theatre.


Grand Rapids City Commission holds forum to involve public opinion on City Manager candidates

Submitted 02-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Three finalists for city manager, Carol Mitten, Jane Bais-DiSessa and James Freed, answer questions from city commission, locals at forum held at Wealthy Theatre.


Great Decisions Series continues with focus on China

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council's "Great Decisions" series continues on February 5 with presentations on China.


Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors announces largest-ever donation to property crisis fund

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NEWS

The Realtors Property Crisis Fund provides financial assistance to property owners affected by a property disaster or need for disability adaption.


Great Decisions Series brings global issues to West Michigan

Submitted 01-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

World Affairs Council brings world-class experts to West Michigan for dialogue on global issues


Family traumatized after bail bondsman break-in, no police protection

Submitted 12-13-2017 under NEWS

Maynard DeGarmo of Raspberry Bail Bonds and three others forcibly entered the Wilkerson home on Eastern Avenue at around 7:30 the night of December 8, 2017 traumatizing the children within.


This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC, 4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, at A Season for Solidarity.