The Rapidian


Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

After searching everywhere for help purchasing a new power chair, a disabled veteran discovers Alternatives in Motion - a nonprofit with the chair he needs.


Public Museum's newest exhibit invites visitors to explore Earth's wildest places

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Open May 21-September 4, 2016 and free with general admission, the exhibit follows National Geographic explorers, bringing their adventures to life.


Google I/O Extended Conference to be held in Grand Rapids on May 18

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Google Developers Group of Grand Rapids is hosting a full-day conference that includes local speakers, hands-on breakout sessions, a stream of Google’s keynote address, and lots of fun.


LadyfestGR to bring community together in celebration of local women

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

5th annual festival to harness knowledge, creativity and power in a day-long celebration on April 2nd in the Heartside neighborhood.


River Restoration channels GR Forward

Submitted 03-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids WhiteWater and the City of Grand Rapids collaborate on the Grand River Restoration Plan.


WMCAT to honor nationally-renowned pioneer in design thinking

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT's iBall gala will celebrate David Kelley and Meijer with live entertainment with proceeds from event support WMCAT's mission to provide a culture of opportunity.


New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program, co-founded by Jonathon Jelks and Alvin Hill IV, launches Februrary 11 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.


New Go In Grand Rapids app designed to help smartphone users connect to unique neighborhood businesses

Submitted 11-17-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Neighborhood Business Alliance has created The Go In Grand Rapids smartphone app as the 21st century way to reach everyone - from customer to curious - who want a simple yet cutting edge way to discover what each and every Grand Rapids neighborhood business district has to offer.


Placemaking gone digital: Local library assistant turns Eastown into video game

Submitted 11-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local cartoonist and librarian Drew Damron celebrates and pokes fun at Grand Rapids scene in a video game released this past summer to entertain friends and grow local culture.


Umbered undertones leading trends in color

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

Leatrice Eiseman revealed color trends to a packed house at the Critical Discourse presentation titled "Future Color/Design Trends: Innovation and Impact" on Thursday night.