The Rapidian


Run the GazelleGirl & Run to Make a Difference

Submitted 12-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The 2014 Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k organizers are setting the bar high, doubling racer numbers and increasing charitable dollars to earn the race its own PR.


Soccer fans rally, storytellers gather at SpeakEZ Lounge

Submitted 12-03-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Eric Albertson combines his love for soccer and storytelling by catering to fans at his restaurant bar SpeakEZ Lounge on Monroe Avenue.


Griffins Youth Foundation, City of Grand Rapids celebrate expansion of Griff's Ice House

Submitted 11-23-2013 under NEWS

Members of the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation, the Grand Rapids City Commission and DP Fox Sports and Entertainment celebrate the opening of a community room.


GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The information sharing space will serve as a central access point, highlighting many of the notable programs already in place throughout the community.


Grand Rapids Public Schools Hold 21st Annual Turkey Trot

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools hold their 21st annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a 5k race held on Thanksgiving Day. The funds raised by the Turkey Trot go to the Grand Rapids Public Schools' athletic department.


Collaboration, mixed-use, inclusivity: building blocks of the GoSite space

Submitted 10-01-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Placemaking occurs within the process of rethinking the traditional “information center” to engage a broader, 21st century audience.


9th Annual Metro-Cruise visits 28th Street

Submitted 09-18-2013 under OPINION

A brief story about the 9th Annual Metro Cruise in Wyoming.


Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

An event for kids focused on teams/families working together to complete challenges. All proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.


Halfway there, Million Meal March presses on

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank hosts second 10K Trail Hike to aid locals struggling with hunger.


Grand Raggidy Roller Girls to chase pub crawl participants

Submitted 08-05-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's Running of the Bulls will raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan as members of Grand Raggidy Roller Girls chase participants on a scavenger hunt throughout downtown bars.