The Rapidian


Dance program makes art more accessible to children

Submitted 08-06-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Families with children who have always wished to dance, but have not been able to due to time or monetary constraints, may now able to experience the art form. Hearts in Motion offers a new type of dance studio.


Filmmaker Caleb Slain wants you to support UICA

Submitted 08-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids filmmaker Caleb Slain talks about his approach to filmmaking, why he doesn't think too much and why you should go support your local independent movie theater.


Maru Sushi to open in East Hills

Submitted 08-01-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Robert Song, owner of Maru Sushi in Okemos, plans to go back to the basics and focus on quality food and the customer experience in the opening of his new location.


LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

The Sharks, a four-member LEGO robotics team from Belmont, showcase their idea for a robotic solution for cleaner milk at the Grand Rapids Public Library.


Trillium Haven owners grow into restaurateurs, support local agriculture and economy

Submitted 07-26-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Trillium Haven co-owner Anja Mast discusses the farm to restaurant transition, the challenges faced along the way and the goals they hope to achieve.


West Michigan Indie Podcast Episode #7- Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

Submitted 07-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI sat down with country rockers Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys.


Kev Couture: Red carpets, runways and Rooftop Couture

Submitted 07-25-2012 under OPINION

Celebrity stylist Kev Couture narrates the chapters in his life that flourished his career in the industry.


Grand Rapids Brewing Co. re-opening as Michigan's first organic brewery

Submitted 07-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grands Rapid's Brewing Co. will be re-opening under new management in October of this year as Michigan's first organic brewery.


One person can change the world

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

As a dedicated member of the I Believe I Become community, Minnie Dentmond has never missed a meeting. She started attending gatherings in the Central Zone, and is continuing to lend her wisdom as the East Zone joins the B2B movement.


YouthBuild provides local youth with tools for success

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local YouthBuild graduate, Dashaun Kirby, talks about the program and his plans for the future.