The Rapidian


Grand Rapidian's Kickstarter project has reach beyond the city limits

Submitted 10-10-2011 under NEWS

History enthusiast Fred Quillin plans to foster a sense of pride and ownership in GR by making iconic imagery and local history fashionable.


Catalyst Radio: Mighty Wurlitzer concert series welcomes home former owner of local Pizza and Pipes

Submitted 10-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

We talk to Gina Bivins in this audio interview, and find out more about the Public Museum's series and activities that the Wurlitzer is still used for.


Catalyst Radio: Local First gearing up for its inaugural Fork Fest to celebrate local food

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elissa Hillary of Local First details the Fork Fest fundraiser for the organization that brings together vendors and farmers at Romence Gardens in celebration of local food.


Pulitzer prize winner details discrimination against women

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, spoke at the Diversity Lecture Series at Fountain Street Church, spoke about equitable rights for women as a worldwide issue, not just a women's issue.


Catalyst Radio: Rays of Hope brings relief to Haiti

Submitted 09-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kim Sorrelle of Rays of Hope for Haiti joins us on air to talk about their relief efforts in Haiti and around the world. A year after the devastating earthquake, Kim tackles the issue of when aid is good in developing countries.


Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Tune in to hear about the design process with the community, purchasing equipment from the KaBoom program and how Aberdeen became the 13th park that has benefited from this partnership.


Grand Rapids native The SEVENth speaks out Until Love Is Equal

Submitted 09-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

The SEVENth joins one of the most diverse, effective grassroots movements in West Michigan history in asking the city of Holland, MI to reconsider its rejection of basic civil rights for LGBT folks.


Catalyst Radio: 106 Gallery part of Division Avenue's transformation into Avenue for the Arts

Submitted 09-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Back in 2005, the only occupied store fronts other than ministries were Vertigo and Sanctuary. Calvin College's 106 Gallery took a place among those storefronts...


Beloved Madison Square librarian moves on to next opportunity

Submitted 08-31-2011 under NEWS

Beloved librarian Molly Rios has left GRPL to pursue a career opportunity. Never have I seen her frown, that is, until the day she had to leave. And even after that, she was able to smile again.


[UPDATED] Mayor Heartwell answers questions from the public on City Connection

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Tonight is your opportunity to interact with our Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official