The Rapidian


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.


Catalyst Radio: Tom Clinton working for broader meaning of access at CMC, greater community impact

Submitted 07-04-2014 under NEWS

Tom Clinton began at Community Media Center on May 12 as the organization’s new executive director. Clinton brings experience from the legal field and the arts community.


WMCAT Adult Students Graduate

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students of the Adult Career Training Program at WMCAT Graduate.


Red Cross Tornado App keeps GR residents ready for storm season

Submitted 05-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Smartphone tornado early warning app from the American Red Cross give families the tools to be prepared.


Teens use art to affect social change

Submitted 05-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT hosts exhibit to showcase spring projects.


Catalyst Radio: The Geek Group opens its doors with new makerspace facility

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

The Geek Group provides hands-on learning, with access to labs such as for high voltage, electronics, 3D printing, high energy physics, and more.


Multimedia, modern dance concert to be held at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dance in the Annex , DITA, announces the fifth and final "TRIP THE LIGHT" event , which will feature modern dance, multimedia and live music. Presale tickets are on sale now for the May 10 event at Wealthy Theatre, with additional discounts for members of Community Media Center (CMC).


FoodCircles continues to provide meals for hungry children

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

Since its 2013 launch of the mobile app that allows people to purchase a dish for $1, FoodCircles has provided 2,239 meals to children living in poverty.


Founders Brewing releases beer locator app

Submitted 03-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Founders Brewing Company has teamed up with smart phone app developers Fusionary to create an app that allows users to find and read about beers on the go.


GR Makers help entrepreneur make idea reality

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids group GR Makers collaborated with entrepreneur Sergio Troiani to create the first all-aluminum iPhone case that doesn't negatively affect the phone's reception.