The Rapidian


A Watershed Moment: Single Family Rental Housing Inspections

Submitted 06-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Tyler Nickerson of the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness discusses the importance of environmental quality in rental housing.


Community gathers to build outdoor gym at MLK Park

Submitted 06-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids partnered with Project FIT and community members to install an outdoor fitness center where the wading pool once sat.


[AUDIO] Joe Taylor Park Set to Open on Grand Rapids' SE Side

Submitted 06-21-2011 under NEWS

Steve Faber, Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, says Baxter neighborhoods' new Joe Taylor Park signals an expansion of community green space on Grand Rapids' southeast side.


Community Foundation Grants: Civil Liberties, Bike Bridges, Housing Rehab, Summer Interns, Hispanic Business Development and Fish Streams

Submitted 06-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $454,500 in grants to nonprofits in Kent County that will have impact on people in all corners of the community.


350 AmeriCorps members gather in GR to improve community through service weekend

Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

More than 350 of Michigan’s AmeriCorps members from across the state will come to Grand Rapids to focus on serving city parks and the Wealthy Heights neighborhood.


The Rapid Transit Millage Increase: What Now?

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Bill Kirk of The Rapid speaks with Dan Schoonmaker, Communications Director for West Michigan Environmental Action Council, about the potential economic and environmental impact of their recent millag


Can we feed everyone?

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

The world population is expected to be 9 billion by 2050. Having enough food in the right places will be a bigger challenge than it is today.


Fulton St. Farmer's Market opening day

Submitted 05-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Beautiful turnout, weather for farmers and marketgoers


Photo Essay: A look back at a great National Volunteer Week service project

Submitted 05-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

A photo essay of the Youth Grant Committee - Land Conservancy volunteer project in honor of National Volunteer Week. The teens repaired a trail at the Brower Lake Nature Preserve in Rockford.


The Rapid: A Bright Future?

Submitted 05-03-2011 under OPINION

Just as you approach the stop, you see the bus pulling away. Could your day get any worse? Now you will have to wait for 30 minutes until the next bus comes along, making you late for work.