The Rapidian


Artist feature from UICA: Michael Pfleghaar

Submitted 03-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.


Quality of life study calls on resident and community leaders to voice opinions

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

This spring seven work groups, each with 6-8 members, will tackle common themes that emerged from the Heartside Quality of Life Study. Which work group will you join?


Artist feature from UICA: Jordan Gaza

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Jordan Gaza graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's Illustration program in 2016 and has been living in Grand Rapids ever since. Primarily working digitally and with gouache paint, Gaza's illustrations are both vulnerable and sincere.


Grand Rapids, get ready to laugh

Submitted 03-06-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Comedic 10-day festival boasts 150 free and ticketed events with over 40 different venues for various fun-loving crowds.


Cameron Esposito joins LaughFest 2018 to talk about the importance of honest conversation and laughter

Submitted 03-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

"I don't think we have gotten to a place where we can talk about community as it really is." Cameron Esposito talks about community.


Members of police task force set to engage public in policy and procedure meeting

Submitted 03-01-2018 under NEWS

The task force’s sixth meeting will address police and community relations during presentation and roundtable discussions.


Powerful, individual stories behind homeless numbers

Submitted 02-21-2018 under NONPROFITS

Numbers tell an important story, but more meaningful is the powerful story of each person represented by those numbers.


Grand Rapids Neigborhood Summit keynote speaker to discuss going 'beyond a seat at the table'

Submitted 02-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit welcomes Rasheda L. Weaver, PhD as the keynote speaker. This year’s summit will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme speaks to the need for economic equity and importance of resident voice at decision-making tables.


Neighborhood organizations hold meetings informing residents about proposed zoning changes

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Area Neighborhood Associations held weekend meetings to inform residents of proposed zoning changes.


Grand Rapids Community College celebrates 10th annual Creating Connections Breakfast

Submitted 02-16-2018 under NEWS

The annual event brought donors and recipients together to experience the tangible results of scholarships.