The Rapidian


Rob Smith, local and international fashion photographer, shares his story and the Flash Mob Foto Shoot

Submitted 07-06-2012 under OPINION

Rob Smith, a Michigan native, shares his journey to success while detailing the experiences and inspirations that have been apart of his development.


Michigan to vote on Renewable Energy Standards

Submitted 07-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Moms Clean Air Force loves 25% BY 2025


Dog days of summer: local hot dogs compared

Submitted 07-05-2012 under OPINION

Looking for the perfect hot dog in the Grand Rapids area, I tried a host of options and learned there's more variety than I had imagined.


"Cities in Transition" exhibit explores changing cities

Submitted 07-05-2012 under OPINION

"Cities in Transition" at the GRAM explores the evolution of the urban landscape, both on a global and local scale.


Fourth of July organizers explain variety of offerings, encourage safety

Submitted 07-03-2012 under OPINION

From annual fireworks to the longest continuously running neighborhood 4th of July parade in Michigan to a beer pong tournament, Grand Rapids has a variety of options this Independence Day.


Camp Curiosity gives kids fun ways to learn about science

Submitted 06-29-2012 under OPINION

Kids ages 5-11 can create food with slime, shoot off handmade rockets and play quidditch at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's summer camps.


Senior Housing: Finding your niche in a senior community

Submitted 06-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Creston Senior Volunteer writes about her expereince living in senior housing in Grand Rapids.


Great music overflows the streets at Founders Fest

Submitted 06-26-2012 under OPINION

On a day filled with perfect weather, a variety of delicious Founders beer and local food, the clear standout was the music at Founders Fest. Highlights included That 1 Guy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, and Soulive.


Cabin Time 2: Bogus Lake is more than just an art show

Submitted 06-25-2012 under OPINION

From photography and drawings to hand made backgammon boards, Cabin Time: Bogus Lake brings a strong sense of community to their art show at Nice Gallery.


Food beat discusses food reviews over Silver Spork dinner

Submitted 06-22-2012 under OPINION

The Rapidian food beat reporters met Tuesday night and discussed upcoming food reviews and activities. Silver Spork owner Molly Clauhs sat down with us to talk about her food truck.