The Rapidian


GRPS student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors honored at All Sports All Coaches Conference

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRPS recently held an All Sports All Coaches Conference to formally share the district's new athletic direction and to recognize a number of student-athletes, athletic staff, and community partners.


Barefoot Racing Hits Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is one of seven cities to host a new barefoot 5k race event.


100 Holes Challenge returns for its second summer

Submitted 07-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The 2nd Annual 100 Holes Challenge happened on Monday, July 18th at Sunnybrook Country Club raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.


[EASTOWN] Eastown's first yoga studio expanding to accommodate growing clientele

Submitted 06-15-2011 under NEWS

Greater Grand Rapids has yoga studios that offer styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga Vinyasa to Yin yoga. The Funky Buddha is the first to offer hot yoga exclusively, which sets the thermostat at 95° F.


Downtown invitational attracts eight teams for a basketball rumble in Heartside

Submitted 05-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Last Saturday afternoon, May 21, eight teams descended on the alley behind the Division Avenue Arts Collective for the first downtown invitational: a tournament of three-on-three basketball.


Local children's book author leads 250-mile bike ride to Chicago

Submitted 05-18-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local children’s book author Sue Stauffacher will set out on a five day, 250-mile bicycle trip from Grand Rapids to Chicago on May 16 with stops at eight schools along the route.


2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit inspires community to be bicycle friendly

Submitted 05-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

2011 GR Bicycle Summit inspired community to focus on bicycle friendly features


Grand Rapids Griffins excel in community involvement

Submitted 05-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Griffins Excel in Community Involvement


River Bank Run Runner: Katie Woodruff

Submitted 05-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When she not doing PR work, Katie Woodruff is training for the River Bank Run 25k


River Bank Run Runner: Laurie Craft

Submitted 05-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local runner Laurie Craft is tuned up and ready for this weekend's 10k River Bank Run race.