The Rapidian


Community collaboration key in creating GoSite

Submitted 07-16-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

From a stakeholder coalition to a community survey, many voices are needed to build a 21st century information sharing space in the heart of Grand Rapids.


GR Makers support ideas, collaboration

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Join the free social gatherings Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at 401 Hall Street SW to share ideas and meet fellow makers.


Dramatic improvements underway at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

With construction and upgrades underway, much will be like it once was at historic Wealthy Theatre, restored to its original beauty over coming month. At the same time, much will be like it never was, as this cutting-edge venue continues to evolve.


Catalyst Radio: Wealthy Theatre energy, beautification, technology upgrades underway

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NEWS

With fundraising now complete for the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, construction is now underway for upgrading the historic venue with energy efficiency.


State Street gets its life back through re//STATE

Submitted 05-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The desolate area of State Street in the Heartside neighborhood has been in desperate need of revitalization for years. This weekend will highlight the street's potential.


Community Media Center captures community stories

Submitted 05-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center held its annual meeting Thursday night- but this time, the event was used as a chance to capture the stories of our community.


Wealthy Theatre to host story collecting experiment

Submitted 04-25-2013 under NEWS

Next Thursday, May 2, Wealthy Theatre is hosting a story collecting experiment, free and open to anyone.


WMCAT teen headed to Carnegie Hall to receive award

Submitted 03-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

Jason Burley is headed to Carnegie Hall to receive a national Silver Key for his photography from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.


Grand Rapids Cooking School seeks Kickstarter funding

Submitted 03-01-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Engaging in the community as well as the local food industry, Grand Rapids Cooking School hopes to grow their culinary school.


Glance at the Past - Steam Heat

Submitted 02-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 1897 the Edison Electric Company began laying mains in the streets and alleys to furnish steam heat to businesses. Today, steam is still produced and distributed to approximately 130 customers in the downtown area of Grand Rapids.