The Rapidian


Sierra Club's "Growing Green" movement hosts 2nd annual Organic Lawn Workshop

Submitted 05-14-2019 under NEWS

Growing Green, a grassroots movement of the Sierra Club, hosts organic lawn care event, facilitated by Steve Veldheer, owner of Good Sweet Earth.


Voting in your jammies

Submitted 05-10-2019 under NEWS

With the passage of Proposal 3 last November, Michiganders now have more convenient ways to make their voices heard at the ballot box.


City Connection - Communication Strategies with Doug Matthews and Amy Snow-Buckner

Submitted 05-06-2019 under NEWS

This month, Mayor Bliss is joined by two special guests: Doug Matthews, Grand Rapids Assistant City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Amy Snow-Buckner, the city's Managing Director of Communications


Westside Outside promises to continue the legacy of the Annual Westside Cleanup

Submitted 04-09-2019 under NEWS

The Westside Outside is open to the public, it’s not too late to register to ensure a smooth check-in process the morning of.


City Connection - Business Development with AJ Hills

Submitted 04-01-2019 under NEWS

AJ Hills, of Grand Rapids' Business Development department, joins Mayor Bliss to talk about the City’s Supplier Diversity program and business resources available to entrepreneurs interested in doing business with the city.


Ottawa Hills: From Pig Farm to Thriving Neighborhood

Submitted 03-28-2019 under NEWS

In the early 1900s, the 160-acre pig farm owned by Nelson Higbee was purchased and developed into a 9 hole golf course. Over the next 20 years, the golf course changed hands several times, ultimately to become Ottawa Hills.


City Connection - Transit Issues with Andrew Johnson

Submitted 03-04-2019 under NEWS

Andrew Johnson, CEO of the The Rapid, joins Mayor Bliss to discuss transit issues in the greater Grand Rapids community


Local school leaders say MSU study shows need for state funding reform

Submitted 02-14-2019 under NEWS

Local leaders say newly released study from MSU shows the long overdue need for better and more equitable school funding.


Fifth annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit to feature performances by Mixed Roots Collective

Submitted 02-11-2019 under NEWS

This year's Summit theme, Connecting Our Stories – Connecting Our Power, reflects the power of reclaiming and sharing our personal and community stories and will feature performances by Mixed Roots Collective instead of the traditional keynote address.


Women's March comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NEWS

The Women's March arrived for the first time in Grand Rapids. Despite the cold weather, a crowd of hundreds marched to Calder Plaza and heard testimonies by women speakers.