The Rapidian


Downtown Market offers learning opportunities for residents, students, food entrepreneurs

Submitted 01-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Education is a key component of Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s mission and programs.


Catalyst Radio: Izaak Walton League's Winterfest teaches love of outdoors Sat., Jan. 25

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Izaak Walton League works to foster care and enjoyment of the natural environment.


WMEAC to show"Gasland II" at UICA

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NEWS

WMEAC Film Series provides an in-depth look into the world of hydraulic fracturing.


Healing a citi(zen)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Moving beyond mere utility towards aesthetic is vitally important in creating a healthy city.


It's Cold. It's Dark. It's Grey.

Submitted 12-23-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Winter can become an asset in Grand Rapids. All it takes is some inspiration from our neighbors to the north.


Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank launches $1.33 million campaign to increase capacity for food distribution.


Living green: Help save the monarchs

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Where are all the monarch butterflies going? What can we do to stop them from disappearing?


We're all in this together

Submitted 12-17-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Making purchases hyper-locally keeps revenue within a neighborhood and perpetuates the vitality of the community.


Sparta students take on rain gardens by storm

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Third graders and high school students from the Sparta school district partner to advocate for the preservation of native plants.


$1 million bikeway to be constructed in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

A long-awaited bicycle route will be constructed next year on Grand Rapids’ West Side. The route is approximately three-and-a-half miles and will link Kent Trails with the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail.