The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

The businesses may reopen with an indoor limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services; Kent County Sheriff’s Office gets $2.2 million in funding for new body, in-car cameras; and fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 500 new trees to Garfield Park neighborhood.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 22

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools prepares for hybrid in-person learning starting mid-Oct.; City of Grand Rapids adds more absentee ballot drop boxes; and East Hills Council of Neighbors hosts more outdoor Cherry Park Live Concerts.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge; City of Grand Rapids provides update on safety protocols for Nov. 3 elections; and Grand Rapids Police Department increasing officer presence amid recent gun violence.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Submitted 09-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events; Circle Theatre, Wealthy Theatre teaming up for outdoor Halloween movie nights.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline; Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes all fall sports; Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities reopening this month, reschedules Girls Rock! Grand Rapids camp; and more.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $64,000 in resident projects focused on pandemic resiliency, racial equity; Kent County Parks hosting outdoor volunteer events at county parks this fall; Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival going virtual, extended month-long; and more.

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

To curb violence in Kent County, community leaders advocate using CARES Act dollars to implement the Cure Violence program and invest in community organizations engaging local youth.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume; City of Grand Rapids launches Feet on the Street campaign to improve curbside recycling; Storytime Grand Rapids brings back Storytime in the Park series this month; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 28

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight increase in county’s COVID-19 case growth, raises awareness about mosquito-borne diseases; City of Grand Rapids extends free outdoor fitness classes through September; and more.

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