The Rapidian


Jasperse Gardens returns to Fulton Street Farmers Market

Submitted 03-29-2012 under VOICES

The Jasperse Family began selling flowers at the Fulton Street Farmers Market in the early part of the 20th century. The Our Goodness is Growing campaign provided an opportunity for the family to be part of the market again and to revive memories of growing flowers--and family.


Schools of Choice offers options to area students

Submitted 03-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

Today kindergarten to 12th grade education is being delivered to students in more ways than ever.


Meet Mayor Heartwell....twice!

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club interviews Mayor Heartwell in his office at City Hall, and then again at Cook Arts Center a week later.


Jane's Addiction's kinky theatre of rock

Submitted 03-26-2012 under OPINION

After 20+ year absence, influential rock group Jane's Addiction brings Theatre of the Escapists tour to DeVos Performance Hall.


Signs of Spring gallery goes live, includes contest

Submitted 03-26-2012 under OPINION

The new Picturesque gallery starts today, and with it come some new features: instant submissions and a contest that rewards the favorite photo with a Rapidian Swag Bag!


It's high time to decriminalize

Submitted 03-24-2012 under OPINION

A local group has launched an effort to try and take the issue of punishment for marijuana related crime to the voters.


OGR 2012: Alex Beecroft weaves together Catholicism, activism

Submitted 03-22-2012 under OPINION

Alex Beecroft's spiritual and social beliefs motivate him to be an activist and passionate Occupier.


Pina: Oscar-nominated dance film screens at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 03-21-2012 under OPINION

Groundbreaking documentary celebrates life of legendary choreographer.


People I've met while riding The Rapid

Submitted 03-20-2012 under VOICES

As a regular rider on The Rapid, I've met many interesting people and even learned a few lessons.


OGR 2012: A brief history of Occupy Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-19-2012 under OPINION

Exactly what is Occupy Grand Rapids in light of common conceptions, media portrayal, and its overall intent?