The Rapidian


Slow down for 'Slow Art' and Lunch with guest Artprize Artists Jill Rowan and Mary Reusch

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Slow down, Enjoy the Art, Meet the Artist and Have Some Lunch!


Boiler Room director grows spiritual community

Submitted 08-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tim Collier takes over primary oversight of the Stockbridge Boiler Room and works to expand spiritual community through innovative mentoring and leadership programs.


Grand Valley professor breaks down educational borders

Submitted 08-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Zulema Moret, writer, professor and spiritual director, assists underprivileged Latino adults in getting a diploma from their home country.


Shen Dojo promotes healing, neighborhood connection, self-empowerment

Submitted 07-30-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Daniel Muschiana is dedicated to martial arts, establishing niche Heartside Neighborhood


Middle school entrepreneurs sell their sweet creations at Breaktime Bakery

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Eric Schalk teaches kids job readiness and moral character by having them cook and sell pastries in the Creston neighborhood.


GR Teens take part in the Magic Ring Game

Submitted 07-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

GR area teens are being led through GR Initiative for Leaders' ACTIVATE curriculum. They are exploring issues of social justice in our community and how they can have a positive influence in these issues.


Introductory Workshop to Centering Prayer

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Come explore a method of prayer which opens your mind and heart, your whole being, to God.


The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Anthony Lazar

Submitted 07-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Seeing the smiling faces of the many people's lives I have inspired makes me feel that I can overcome any obstacle in my life.


New Grand Rapids Bishop ordained, installed

Submitted 06-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This is a photo essay of the gathering of bishops, cardinals, clergy, men and women religious, confraternities and lay members of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on June 18, 2013.


How to Fall in Love with God

Submitted 06-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

When life becomes difficult, loving God is sometimes a challenge. These are the times when being “in love with God” gives us strength of spirit, grace for the journey and peace in knowing God walks with us.