The Rapidian


Creative Youth Center begins fall programs

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NEWS

Regular programming geared at developing writing skills and creativity is free for all students ages 6-18 attending Grand Rapids Public Schools and/or living in Grand Rapids.


Wisemaker partners with ArtPrize to bring artmaking to everyone

Submitted 09-15-2015 under NEWS

At the ArtPrize Hub, Wisemaker of The Geek Group will bring its reclaimed materials downtown so visitors can make their own art inspired by ArtPrize.


Building community: Why honest conversations matter

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

We can't grow as a community- or as individuals- if we aren't willing to engage in hard conversations. Willingness to be honest takes courage. Why are we so afraid of that here in Grand Rapids?


Just get over it, Part II: "I would've just gone to the police"

Submitted 09-14-2015 under OPINION

The second part of Sara Chittenden's story. GVSU is still under investigation and nothing has happened.


Burton Middle School principal, staff welcome students with Red Carpet Event

Submitted 09-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The principal at Burton Middle School, Lametria Johnson-Eaddy, is rolling out the red carpet for her incoming middle schoolers to encourage the community to support its students.


New program for older zoo-goers combines activity with education

Submitted 09-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

John Ball Zoo, along with Priority Health, kicked off the new Silver Explorer program last month. The eight-week program aims to bring more seniors to the zoo by giving them different method to learn and stay active.


Teens liven downtown with mini murals

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Teens from WMCAT partner with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create murals on utility boxes downtown.


Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Rowing Association’s assortment of courses gives people of all skill levels a means to improve physical and mental strength through rowing.


Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live there now.


OKT to host Aug. 12 event, "Let's talk Food Security & Sovereignty" with special guest Mike Cohen

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Farmer and ecologist, Mark Cohen, an organic certifier and Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) chapter leader speaks 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton SE 49507.