The Rapidian


Local soccer player trains in neighborhood park, Kent Trails for chance at pros

Submitted 04-05-2016 under VOICES

Ernesto Pulido trains in Clemente Park in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood and runs on Kent Trails to prepare for tryouts in his parents' home country, Mexico.


Grand Army organizing for another season supporting soccer in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Members of the Grand Army supporters group marched to Grand Rapids Football Club games together to celebrate the new team in 2015 and plan to do even more when the 2016 season begins next month


GRFC soccer team explodes onto the scene in Midtown's Houseman Field

Submitted 03-10-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Football Club is preparing to begin its second year, following a wildly successful inaugural season in 2015, with even higher hopes for the 2016 season.


Women's bicycling campaign kicks off spring, summer season with celebration on International Women's Day

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way is hosting a kick off and volunteer recruitment event at Founders Brewing Company on March 8, 2016


WinterWest to celebrate year-round enjoyment of parks on Westside for 6th year

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NEWS

[NOTE DATE CHANGE] WinterWest, presented by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, will offer a variety of family-friendly events at Richmond Park February 12 thru February 14.


GGRBC Open Annual Meeting brings premier of movie "Superior"

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

GGRBC's Annual Meeting 2015 is open to the public and includes a #MIBikeAdventure with the Lower Peninsula premier of Superior the Movie.


Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Rowing Association’s assortment of courses gives people of all skill levels a means to improve physical and mental strength through rowing.


New soccer league encourages neighbors to have fun, build community

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

The GR Champions League has started its first year and the response from people who want to play on neighborhood teams has been more than organizers had even hoped for.


GoSite Guides help visitors find what they need to navigate Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-11-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 21st century welcome center shares a story from its first four months and the connections that are able to be made as our GoSite Guides do more than just provide information but create a true welcome for our visitors.


Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live there now.