The Rapidian


Glance at the Past - Early artists

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

A two minute audio glimpse into the first professional artists in Grand Rapids, detailing not only their successes but their competition as well.


It's all about the kids

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

Personal account of working with GRPS youth.


Glance at the Past - Bridge Banquet

Submitted 10-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

When the soldiers returned from the south in 1865, Grand Rapids hosted a "welcome home" banquet for them on the only space long enough for a table to hold them all: the Pearl Street Bridge.


Glance at the Past - Parks and Playgrounds

Submitted 10-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

Did you know about the Playground Association here in Grand Rapids, and the role it played with our parks and playgrounds? Listen to this two minute audio piece to find out more.


Glance at the Past - Pottery Works

Submitted 09-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

Beginning in 1876, many homes in Grand Rapids planted their flowers in hand made pots created by John Lipzinski.


Standing on giants - Cesar Vargas' journey to graduation

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

Cesar Vargas has overcome some difficult life changes, but with the help of the Boys and Girls Club, he has successfully found his path to graduation


Interfaith Peace Service and Discussion

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Events of United National International Day of Peace Week


Glance at the Past - McGeorge Bundy

Submitted 09-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Glance at the Past is a two minute exploration of local history. This week we learn about prominent citizen McGeorge Bundy, and find out how he got his unique name.


MSU Club of West Michigan hosts GRPS students at Spartan football game

Submitted 09-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

MSU club of West Michigan brings GRPS students from three different elementary schools to attend a Michigan State football game on September 10.


It's a big world

Submitted 09-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

Lack of access to a variety of activities impairs an inner city child's education.