The Rapidian


Urban coffee bar fosters appreciation of local, hand brewed coffee

Submitted 04-05-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Coffee enthusiast, barista and owner Kyle Ripley of Clique Coffee Bar explains the independent, family run coffee shop.


WMI finds Romance For Ransom

Submitted 04-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI gets wierd with Melissa Dylan and Ben Soper from Romance For Ransom


Taquearía Tacos El Cuñado sirve comida mexicana auténtica, planea expansión

Submitted 03-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Restaurante taco en la vecindad Roosevelt Park sirve la cocina mexicana auténtica incluyendo carnes de especialidad y aderezos hechos frescos.


Young journalists honor Andy Angelo legacy

Submitted 03-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Andy Angelo Press Club shares what they've learned about the man who inspired their new name.


Issue Press: Independent publishing house issues Risograph prints

Submitted 03-22-2013 under OPINION

Grand Rapids based Issue Press publishes limited edition books and prints specialized by the Risograph method


Taqueria Tacos El Cuñado serves authentic Mexican food, plans expansion

Submitted 03-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local taco restaurant in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood serves authentic Mexican fare including a wide array of specialty meats and fresh made toppings.


WMI sits down with the awesome Kate Nash

Submitted 03-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI and The Crane Wives hang out with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.


Ski racing grrl Emma Starner to compete in NASTAR Nationals

Submitted 03-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Starner, a 7 year old Grand Rapidian will be competing in NASTAR ski racing in Aspen/Snowmass this week.


Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management

Submitted 03-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Bartertown Diner's collective management style and advocacy of vegan and vegetarian cuisine provides an interesting look at the restaurant business.


Free program looks at life of Progressive Era activist: Educator Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

This local activist was on the forefront of numerous significant community contributions after she arrived in Grand Rapids in 1887.