The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Pleasant Park receives $300,000 development award

Submitted 12-08-2011 under NEWS

The project receives the first in a series of critical grants to transform an abandoned parking lot into a neighborhood park.


Want to talk to Mother Nature? Now, there's an app for that.

Submitted 12-07-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapids tech wizards AJ Paschka and Andy Weber promise to weave weather into our lives in a whole new way through their Weather Collage smartphone app.


Shop new West Michigan

Submitted 12-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

An invitation to West Michigan business owners, plans to promote holiday shopping in Holland, and an open house for holiday shopping.


Restaurant Week GR 2011: Farm to fork

Submitted 11-02-2011 under NEWS

This year's Restaurant Week Grand Rapids features a few new additions to keep things fresh.


Artists showcase work in local downtown resale shop

Submitted 10-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

One Girl's Treasure hosts local artists and connects with the Grand Rapids community


Grand Rapidian's Kickstarter project has reach beyond the city limits

Submitted 10-10-2011 under NEWS

History enthusiast Fred Quillin plans to foster a sense of pride and ownership in GR by making iconic imagery and local history fashionable.


Occupy Grand Rapids in context

Submitted 10-08-2011 under OPINION

Born from frustration with corporate greed and control over politics and the excessively increasing disparity between the wealth of 99% of the populace and the 1% elite, this is for protests in Grand Rapids in solidarity with the Occupy Wall St. protests and banking protests across the world.


Local manufacturing workers react to Austin Bunn's "RUST"

Submitted 10-04-2011 under OPINION

Video interviews with Gary Albrecht formerly of Rowe International, Marty Green of GM and Al Berry of Michigan Works! following the first performance of "RUST" by Austin Bunn.


RUST: A sympathetic portrait of post-industrial Michigan

Submitted 10-02-2011 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre presents the premiere of local playwright Austin Bunn's RUST, a play chronicling the impact of General Motor's closing of the Wyoming, Michigan stamping plant in 2008.


Catalyst Radio: Local First gearing up for its inaugural Fork Fest to celebrate local food

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elissa Hillary of Local First details the Fork Fest fundraiser for the organization that brings together vendors and farmers at Romence Gardens in celebration of local food.