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Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

Submitted 08-18-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Has the Downtown Market lived up to community expectations? Which expectations are being met- and which do we need to talk about honestly and get to work to improve for the better of everyone in our local food economy?


Summer jazz series brings free music to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

The sixth performance of this summer's Jazz in the Park series featured the Steve Sandner Quintet. Two more free Monday night events round out the series yet this summer.


Umphrey's McGee unleashes sensory thunderstorm at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

Playing Grand Rapids for the 12th time since 2005, Umphrey’s McGee laid down the heaviest, most technically breathtaking performance—both sonically and visually—Meijer Gardens has ever seen.


Long-time residents to lead panel discussion on economic growth

Submitted 08-11-2015 under OPINION

Local organizations Equity Drinks, BL2END, OutPro and The Salon are seeking the wisdom and experiences of local residents in their upcoming forum "How We Grow," held at Wealthy Theatre on August 20.


High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

Submitted 08-05-2015 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' chapter of the Grand Valley-based Upward Bound program is not as effective as it could be, and some ways positive change is possible.


Loosely Bound exhibition consists of beautiful pieces backed by powerful concept

Submitted 08-04-2015 under OPINION

Loosely Bound at (106) Gallery and Studio presents work from five artists based around making sense of and materializing the ephemeral quality of time.


Where are the votes?

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With an average voting rate of 47.1 percent and August Primaries nearing, The Rapidian seeks out non-voters to ask, "why don't you vote?"


We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.


Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.


Get Your Child/ren Back From CPS and Family Court

Submitted 07-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

An article to inform parents and relatives of the abuse of Child Protective Service and Family Court in legally kidnapped children.