The Rapidian


Jasperse Gardens returns to Fulton Street Farmers Market

Submitted 03-29-2012 under VOICES

The Jasperse Family began selling flowers at the Fulton Street Farmers Market in the early part of the 20th century. The Our Goodness is Growing campaign provided an opportunity for the family to be part of the market again and to revive memories of growing flowers--and family.


People I've met while riding The Rapid

Submitted 03-20-2012 under VOICES

As a regular rider on The Rapid, I've met many interesting people and even learned a few lessons.


Gifts from the ArtPrize community

Submitted 09-20-2011 under VOICES

With my birthday on the eve of ArtPrize 2011, I'm reflecting on all the gifts I have received from ArtPrize. More than a chance to appreciate art, ArtPrize has provided many opportunities to my family.


Getting in, fitting in and having fun too

Submitted 09-19-2011 under VOICES

Sometimes the reason we don't enjoy more may be because we don't believe we'll fit in where the fun is.


Growing into Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-25-2011 under VOICES

A personal essay about growing up in Grand Rapids and learning to love it.


Serving jury duty in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-27-2011 under VOICES

An account of my experience serving jury duty in the Kent County Circuit Court.



Submitted 02-27-2011 under VOICES