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Submitted 05-27-2015 under NEWS
A food truck frenzy will be taking over the Downtown Market on Saturday, May 30 with five food trucks taking over for the day.
Submitted 05-26-2015 under NONPROFITS
Becomes second denominational building in U.S. to receive certification
Submitted 05-26-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
On Saturday, May 30, the new sports team, embracing a concept of "One City, One Club" as their motto, will have its premier. The team is possible thanks to funds raised with the help of over 600 local citizens.
Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS
The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.
Submitted 05-26-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
Ask yourself why there are pockets of generational poverty, visual areas of disinvestment, high crime rates, low performing schools and high unemployment rates in predominately African American and Latino neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum gives glimpse into what archeologists saw when uncovering King Tut’s tomb.
Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION
Who knew an immigrant kid from the southside of the city would be given the chance to speak his mind, and for that I am thankful to The Rapidian.
Submitted 05-22-2015 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Submitted 05-22-2015 under NEWS
New York City artist TJ Wilcox used five cameras to shoot a time lapse record of one perfect day in New York shot from the roof top of his building in Union Square.
Moving to a new state makes me think a little bit harder about the things I'll miss in this current one.
Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS
The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.
Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION
Reflecting back on all the articles people have published over the years it is hard to imagine Grand Rapids before The Rapidian. So many individuals have added such phenomenal content that would not have been possible without this media platform. It is important for us to support The Rapidian.
Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.
To grow the success of our speaker series, ArtPrize needed a partner that could provide a context and credibility- and stir and moderate the critical discourse these events should be provoking. We found that partner in The Rapidian.
Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION
Working at The Rapidian helped me identify that journalism was my chosen career path. Since making a simple decision to report and write a couple of pieces purely on a volunteer basis, I’ve gotten to cover music, live events, politics and now, West Michigan business.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS
A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION
As a content intern, The Rapidian didn't just give me education and experience in the world of online journalism- it introduced me to the city I live in.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.
Feeding America West Michigan is teaming up with GRPS and others to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to high-need schools.
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