The Rapidian


My health journey: Motivating myself for family, community around me

Submitted 03-06-2015 under VOICES

When I went on a mission to start a new trend where healthy eating and living would be a priority, I brought that mission not only to myself but to my children, my grandmother and my community.


#MyWin: Aaron Ofseyer

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

WZZM13 meteorologist, Aaron Ofseyer,talks about one of his wins in health and fitness.


Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.


Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ten charitable organizations are getting funding to increase the availability of healthy foods in high-need communities.


Navigating the infertility journey: One-night informational event planned for March 12

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Join us for a one-night event showcasing stories and art of infertile couples and an opportunity to learn more about the adoption process.


Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.


DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.


#MyWin: Shelley Irwin

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

WGVU Morning Show host, Shelley Irwin, talks about one of her wins in health and fitness.


Disability 101 Part II: The disappearing act

Submitted 02-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Embracing the stereotype of the Disabled person who has found happiness because she has overcome disability, like the Super Bowl commercial featuring Amy Purdy, means ignoring the fact that many people with different physical and mental experiences live normal, flourishing lives.


Marie Catribs serves sustainability

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib's is environmentally conscious about the food they serve by choosing to buy local. Their building is gold LEED certified, designed and built by Bazzani Associates, a company that has created many sustainable buildings.