The Rapidian


Eastown kicks off spring, summer activities

Submitted 04-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Eastown Community Association is hosting several events to celebrate community this April-June including Dig into Spring, Picnic in the Park, mobile food trucks and Bizarre Bazaar.


Catalyst Radio: Conserving the Great Lakes

Submitted 04-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young speaks with Stephanie Mabie of Kent County Water Conservation on the documentary "Great Lakes, Bad Lines" screening at UICA cinema.


The Rapid's new ad series tells riders' stories, benefits to community

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

The Rapid is launching a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience.


Standing ovation for Snyder in Grand Rapids shows gross disconnect with people of Flint

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

For every individual that stood and clapped, we were reminded that, even with information, our desire to erase the experiences of others and focus on our direct experiences makes us blind to oppression.


Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.


New jobs fair connecting the Black community to growing environmental industry

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NEWS

The Think Green Jobs Fair will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center on March 16, 2016 at 6 p.m..


New data, insights into how Grand Rapidians experience their city

Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.


Women's bicycling campaign kicks off spring, summer season with celebration on International Women's Day

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way is hosting a kick off and volunteer recruitment event at Founders Brewing Company on March 8, 2016


Second annual River City Water Festival to celebrate Grand River

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Hands-on activities and learning stations led by regional experts will celebrate and educate attendees about the Grand River and its watershed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, March 12.


Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plans summer barbecue series, new mural, expanded citizen forester classes

Submitted 02-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is partnering with several local organizations to build stronger parks and neighborhoods.