The Rapidian


Weekly swing event continues to attract hundreds, even with shifting locations

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.


New owner of The Urban Mushroom expands grow rooms, becomes certified forager

Submitted 06-02-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The new owner of The Urban Mushroom, Mary Ann Faulkner, has expanded the business in under a year with her recent certification as a mushroom identification expert.


Dutch Girl Brewery works to bring new feel to local beer scene

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids resident Kelly Finchem, the owner of Dutch Girl Brewery, is hoping the brewery comes into its own as a neighborhood staple.


The Transformation of My Life by Robert Tennie

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Robert Tennie's powerful story of civil war in his home country and moving to Grand Rapids


GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

A new semi-pro soccer team is making a name for itself in the Grand Rapids community


DisArt Stories Matter: Tom Wagner shares favorite collaborations in "Icebreaker" exhibit at KCAD

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tom Wagner says the most interesting part of the the exhibit has been watching people interact with the art, since everything in "Icebreaker" was designed to be touched by the viewer.


Professor Amorak Huey: a writing career with a Ha Ha Ha Thump

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local professor Amorak Huey discusses his recent publications, including his upcoming full-length poetry collection and other influences on his writing.


Dog Story Theater hosts local theater company

Submitted 04-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Kimi Griggs discusses working with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company at Dog Story Theater


The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

New executive director, Kristin Brace, chats about writing workshops for West Michigan youth


Wine and Canvas wants to prove you can paint

Submitted 03-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids features local artists giving step by step painting instructions in a relaxed atmosphere.