The Rapidian


Yoga startup grounds itself in community

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Local yoga instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane aim to make yoga accessible with their new venture, AM Yoga.


Griffins in position for another deep playoff run

Submitted 03-20-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Griffins have set a new franchise record for points in consecutive games. Their 18-game point streak tops their previous record of 16 set in the 2002-03 season.


Rosa Parks Circle to fill with broomball teams this Sunday

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club is hosting a tournament with the help of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and 16 teams will compete in a double elimination series of the ice sport similar to hockey- but with brooms.


Popular Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 5k adds VIP amenities, caps race

Submitted 02-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl began in 2013 as the first women’s­-only half marathon event in Michigan. This year, they've added VIP amenities to raise additional charity funds and capped half marathon event to ensure intimate running experience.


Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is bringing back ice rinks for the winter season to two Uptown city parks for the second year in a row.


WinterWest to return to West Side

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

The yearly celebration of seasonal activities in our city parks will kick off its fifth annual celebration at Richmond Park, concluding on Sunday with the popular Crazy Cardboard Sled Race.


5th Annual WinterWest returns to GR's West Side with Crazy Cardboard Sled Race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Popular event on Grand Rapids’ West Side returns with an exciting twist


Restore Hope offers opportunity to restore body while restoring hope for women and children of Safe Haven Ministries

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Symmetry Training & Fitness to offer Restore Hope classes through January and February with proceeds benefiting local domestic violence organization, Safe Haven Ministries


Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Kendall Gilbert has plans to launch an outdoor sports gear rental by collectively building inventory of used equipment.


Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.