The Rapidian


Grand Rapids-based startup launches app to help feed hungry children

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

FoodCircles curates great local restaurants, and provides dishes starting at $1 online. Your entire purchase goes to charity, feeding one child in need for each $1 spent.


GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The information sharing space will serve as a central access point, highlighting many of the notable programs already in place throughout the community.


Local film sells out for premiere showing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 11-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cactus" will premiere this Saturday, November 9 with shows at 8 and 9 already sold out. A third showing has been added at 9:45 p.m.


Coffee With Creators offers discussion about local business, technology

Submitted 10-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Factory hosts the weekly meetup called Coffee With The Creators where local professionals in technology, business and design share their stories.


Collaboration, mixed-use, inclusivity: building blocks of the GoSite space

Submitted 10-01-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Placemaking occurs within the process of rethinking the traditional “information center” to engage a broader, 21st century audience.


Spoke Folks introduces tricycle work bench at ArtPrize

Submitted 09-24-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jay Niewiek and company have teamed up with Terra Trike of Grand Rapids to build a mobile workbench.


GR Makers, Mutually Human Software create space for hardware, software innovation

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Two workspaces in Grand Rapids have teamed up to create a space that provides entrepreneurs access to tools and other professionals to produce innovative products.


Iserv finds success in Rosa Parks free wifi service, seeks to expand

Submitted 08-13-2013 under NEWS

After the success of working with the City to provide free wireless internet in Rosa Parks Circle, Iserv is investigating more high-traffic hotspot locations like the Blue Bridge.


Wealthy Theatre (Grand Rapids, MI) facilities info

Submitted 07-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

Information about facilities and specs for Wealthy Theatre, a multi-purpose community venue, in Grand Rapids, MI.


Blue Bridge by GVSU undergoing $1.35 Million reconstruction [PHOTO ESSAY]

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is preserving the life of our well-known Blue Bridge, and pedestrians should be able to walk it mid-August once again. Our Rapidian photographer Owen Fifield got a sneak peek at what's going on inside the temporary covering.