The Rapidian


Cutting curbs to clean a creek

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards aims to reduce stormwater pollution and beautify a Grand Rapids Neighborhood.


Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jamiel Robinson is on a mission: by fostering dialog and raising awareness he hopes to elevate the black business community to viable and sustainable heights.


Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit Announces the launch “Bus Stop Stories,” a new video series showcasing The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line.


Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION

The City's riverfront revitalization planning includes work with GR Forward's River Corridor Plan Steering Committee. This work is not just about the river: it's about the people that want to fish in, paddle on and just enjoy our watershed.


Volunteers needed for annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting the 11th annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 20, and are seeking participants to join four local mayors in their efforts.


Mayor engages questions of local economic growth, public transportation on City Connection

Submitted 09-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions, like one from Chelsie Wyse, asking about how efforts like The Rapid's Silver Line can help local economic growth


Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has installed a "living wall" indoors on the second floor, thus expanding upon its "green" mission.


Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Over 20 Grand Rapids area breweries are teaming up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to raise money for their Urban Forest Project, an initiative to maximize the tree canopy in all parts of the city.


Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

Submitted 08-19-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

On August 6 the Grand Rapids Downtown Market was one of the first urban markets in the country to be awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to celebrate fourth annual Green Gala

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, August 21, the Green Gala will raise funds for the continued work to bring community members and partners together for park improvements.