The Rapidian


To love where you work

Submitted 02-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kris Larson shares his aspirations for continued urbanization and the health and enjoyment of downtown Grand Rapids.


Winter weekend full of fun in local parks

Submitted 02-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

A series of unique winter events brought the community together over the weekend.


WinterWest hosts outdoor events at Richmond Park

Submitted 01-28-2014 under NEWS

Friends of GR Parks, WelcomeWest and the City of GR have collaborated to organize hockey, sledding and bicycling events in four season Richmond Park.


Temporary ice rinks created for two Uptown parks

Submitted 01-21-2014 under NEWS

Cherry and Willcox Parks both now have temporary ice skating rinks through the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, neighborhood organizations, local business and individual donations.


Rapidian launches Gazelle Girl writing contest

Submitted 01-16-2014 under NEWS

The Rapidian is hosting an essay contest highlighting self worth and the power of inspiring others. Deadline for essay submissions is Friday, January 31, 2014


Ski film premier raises funds for youth mountain adventure learning, promotes helmet use

Submitted 01-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, the Wealthy Theatre will premier Sherpas Cinema's "Into the Mind." The evening will benefit Summer Journeys' Tetons Scholarship Fund and feature a free helmet giveaway.


Bicycle boot camp offers fitness classes for bike enthusiasts

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

Central District Cyclery will host a 12 week fitness class to help prepare bicyclists for spring.


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.


Gazelle Girl 101 Race Series: Holiday training tips

Submitted 12-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Hard training begins in January. In the meantime, take a flexible and fun approach to staying physically active over the holidays.


Run the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k, Run to Make a Difference

Submitted 12-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This spring, Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k organizers are doubling racer numbers and increasing charitable dollars to earn the race its own PR for area women and girls.