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Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers glimpses of a sunken slave ship taken by pirates in the 1700s, with its current exhibit Real Pirates.


A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.


Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has installed a "living wall" indoors on the second floor, thus expanding upon its "green" mission.


Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

[PHOTOS, VIDEOS] The first Mini Maker Faire opened on Saturday and continues on Sunday, August 31, from 11-5 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum will transform into the local Maker Faire on Aug. 30 and 31, with exhibitors displaying their interactive creative projects. Opportunity to become an exhibitor lasts through this Sunday, Aug. 10.


Slow it down, soak it in: Urban stormwater in Plaster Creek

Submitted 07-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Changing the methods of dealing with storm water is key to a long and arduous restoration of the Plaster Creek watershed. Raising community awareness about alternate ways to capture storm water is essential.


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.


Downtown Market announces spring break, summer camps for kids and teens

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

Kids can learn culinary skills and broaden their cultural knowledge while exploring foods from around the world.


John Ball Zoo to kick off season with four days of Zoobilee

Submitted 03-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Ball Zoo hopes to get families out of the house with four days of animal demonstrations, crafts and meeting the zoo keepers. This first big event of the season runs from April 7-11.


Horticulturist to teach small space growing methods

Submitted 03-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Flowerland in Kentwood welcomes Stacey Hirvela to give a free presentation on gardening and growing food in limited space and urban settings.