The Rapidian


New signs pop up in Wealthy Street business district

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Located between Fuller Avenue and Union Avenue, the new Wealthy Street signs serve as place maker for neighborhood businesses.


The price of good streets

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our roads are in a bad condition: that is no longer an opinion. Funding them is a more complicated question. Here are some ways that the city, the state and taxpayer can help give us good streets again.


Tell the Awesome Foundation about your ideas

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Dedicated to spreading awesome since Nov. 2011


Creating a fresh community at the Downtown Market

Submitted 07-02-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market is bringing vibrancy to a dormant part of the downtown and creating a community through business, events and classes for all ages.


Grab coffee with neighbors every Friday at East Hills

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

East Hills Council of Neighbors invites neighbors to come chat about the neighborhood over coffee every Friday morning.


Pick up a shovel at Treehouse Community Garden

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Roll up your sleeves and help Treehouse Community Garden tackle a larger garden project this Saturday in the Baxter Neighborhood.


Community Orchard idea taking root in MLK Park

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Neighborhood organizers will bring 30 fruit trees to MLK Park and are asking for community support.


Downtown greening reduces crime, draws customers, adds beauty to our environment

Submitted 06-25-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Creating great places can start with something as simple as planting flowers. Downtown Grand Rapids wants people to feel welcome, safe, and even healthier through greening and beautification efforts.


"Lost and Found:" curious green artist makes art from trash

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

Tia Wierenga, a graduate from Calvin College, is having her show ART/WORK on display in (106) Gallery until June 28.


Walk this Sunday to support refugees

Submitted 06-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Sunday June 23, the first Grand Rapids Refugee Walk will take place at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The 5K walk will help Bethany's to refugee resettlement program in West Michigan.