The Rapidian


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.


GR Makers help entrepreneur make idea reality

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids group GR Makers collaborated with entrepreneur Sergio Troiani to create the first all-aluminum iPhone case that doesn't negatively affect the phone's reception.


GoSite Inclusion Committee working to represent area sectors

Submitted 12-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite information sharing space will shine a light on the diverse communities, groups, and activities across the metro Grand Rapids area, with help from the many dedicated people already working everyday to build them.


West Michigan winters I have known

Submitted 12-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Remembering winters in Grand Rapids and the challenges they posed.


Losing time: amnesia survivor tells her story

Submitted 12-11-2013 under VOICES

Megan Brown shares what it's like to have amnesia. She knows: when she was 16, she lost almost three years of her life after a seizure.


Wealthy Theatre awarded grant, hopes to become world's first LED historic theatre

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

American stage lighting company Electronic Theatre Controls awarded CMC an industry-best ION 2000 lighting console, helping the theatre get closer to converting 100% to LED lighting.