The Rapidian


Local creative inspires children to become published writers

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Lori Slager, executive director and co-founder of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center, teaches kids to write using the creative side of the written word and unique publishing goals.


Grand Rapids Public Library engages adults in summer reading

Submitted 07-11-2013 under NEWS

GR Reads promotes summer reading with a raffle and more than 30 free events, including a movie series and cheesemaking night.


In Season: July 13, 2013

Submitted 07-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Berries abound at the Market! The Michigan July bounty of produce is on its way in!


Heritage Hill Garden Tour to showcase wide variety of neighborhood gardens

Submitted 07-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The greater Grand Rapids community is invited to join the Heritage Hill neighborhood for a garden tour featuring the talented creations of our neighbors.


David Byrne and St. Vincent burn down the house at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-10-2013 under OPINION

On an overcast and occasionally rainy evening at Meijer Gardens, David Byrne and St. Vincent shone through the clouds with a beautifully weird performance.


Shop Seasonally: it's berry exciting!

Submitted 07-09-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Bring your kids and your appetite to the market—with cherries in season, and blueberries right around the corner, you might be glad you did.


Jake Stilson, an Anticipated Performer at The Market Presented by Avenue for the Arts

Submitted 07-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Musician, Jake Stilson, shares about his career, his new album and his upcoming performance at The Market Presented by Avenue for the Arts.


Umphrey's McGee celebrates America with musical fireworks

Submitted 07-05-2013 under OPINION

With no show to play on the 4th of July, jam band giants Umphrey's McGee decided to celebrate Independence Day one day early, throwing a funk-filled dance party at Frederik Meijer Gardens.


In Season: July 6,2013

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Cherries have arrived! Come stock up on your berries for the holiday weekend!


Creating a fresh community at the Downtown Market

Submitted 07-02-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market is bringing vibrancy to a dormant part of the downtown and creating a community through business, events and classes for all ages.