The Rapidian


Meals on Wheels' applies specific focus to need for good food

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Attentive to the food concerns of the senior population in Grand Rapids, Meals on Wheels demonstrates that the most effective approaches to tackling broad needs are often focused on the specific.


The permaculture perspective of Urban Roots: "We are guests in this neighborhood"

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

The permaculture perspective that informs Urban Roots, a community farm and education center, allows it to be rooted deeply and reaching broadly.


In Season: June 22, 2018

Submitted 06-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

Summer is officially here and we are excited for all the beautiful summer fruits and veggies that are hitting the stands! We are starting to see locally grown beans, peas, broccoli, summer squash, raspberries, spring onions, cucumbers, and more!


Grand River Water Festival combines musical entertainment, discussion of water protection

Submitted 06-20-2018 under NEWS

Free festival offers live music along with food, drinks, and a chance to learn more about stewardship of the Michigan's waters and environment.


In Season: June 16, 2018

Submitted 06-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

It's Father's Day weekend + we have a beautiful selection of local produce, Michigan food products, flowers + plants, and artisan goods to help you celebrate the Fathers + Father figures in your life!


Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival Week concluded with the Asian Pacific Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Rosa Parks Circle.


West Michigan's Loving Day Celebration kicks off today

Submitted 06-11-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Edye Evans Hyde, executive director of Ebony Road Players, is known both locally and beyond for her incomparable musical and theater talents. And this time of year, you will also find her immersed in a series of community events that make up West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration.


In Season: June 9, 2018

Submitted 06-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

It's officially Michigan STRAWBERRY SEASON!!! Don't let the clouds + rain keep you from shopping outside + getting your first strawberries of the season!


Giving us more than we could ever give in return

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

We often say that those we serve give to us more than we could ever give to them, and Loretta is one of our precious friends who has done just that.


Imagining a world where love is the way

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married.