grcmc  A proud service of the Community Media Center


Love Local? First Fridays: The Market is the Place for You!

Submitted 05-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Market is back with two First Fridays: The Market events on June 5th and August 7th, reinvented for summer with featured vendors and outdoor entertainment!


EatGR to host food truck rally at Downtown Market

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.


Round trip to NYC for price of admission to GRAM

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.


Our place, your voices: Why I write for The Rapidian

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.


Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at 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.


Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

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.


Our place, your voices: The Rapidian is a necessary tool for community change

Submitted 05-18-2015 under OPINION

The Rapidian gives community members the tools they need to tell the stories. It gives a voice where there is a void in conventional media. It breaks down the old narratives of the past that are no longer relevant, and in the case of more sensitive issues like race and gender struggles, damaging.


Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist Jenn Schaub interviews community organizer Jenn Schaub

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

After overseeing the creation of over 80 Rapidian articles citizen journalist Jenn Schaub has a thing or two to say about the Rapidian.


Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.


Streetcar history takes shape in upcoming book

Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION

May 10, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of mass transportation in Grands Rapids. Carl Bajema brings the details and history to life in his second book to be published within the next year, "The History of Grand Rapids Street Cars."