The Rapidian


Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, while most community memebers voiced their support for the measure as being a step in the right direction, many also expressed their concern over the Grand Rapids Police Department being left largely outside the purview of the new Equal Protection Policy.


WYCE to celebrate 18th annual Bubble Bash

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Prepare your Christmas cheer while supporting volunteer-powered radio in your West Michigan community on December 21, 2017.


Three highlights for Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we enter another holiday season here are some thoughts on local spending from businesses along Division Avenue.


Have breakfast with Santa at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tickets include breakfast with Santa, a free planetarium show “Let it Snow,” admission to the Brain: The World Inside Your Head exhibit and general admission for the day.


"Dark Beer, Dark Side" returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The museum, in partnership with Brewery Vivant, will once again host Dark Beer, Dark Side on Friday, November 24, 2017. Tickets include three beer samples, general admission, and the evening's planetarium show.


Local artist feature from UICA: Lauren Witvoet

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Lauren Witvoet is a self taught artist born and raised in Grand Rapids. Witvoet is fascinated and most inspired by the clothing designs out of those campy teen movies from the 1980’s and early 90’s. Witvoet loves a good bright colored bold print.


Letter-writing effort to support local incarcerated woman, educate community

Submitted 11-02-2017 under OPINION

Support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by attending "Letters for Desirae" on November 5-6, 2017 from 4 p.m. -10 p.m. at Lantern Coffee Shop and Bar.


Transit union president talks contract disputes with The Rapid

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NEWS

John Rothwell interviews union president RiChard Jackson about issues ATU 836 members are facing.


Community conversations in Heartside discuss Pekich Park

Submitted 10-31-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Residents, city officials, and other community members are gathering to address urban park use and quality of life in Heartside.


Local artist feature from UICA: Nick Castillon

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nick Castillon is an artist living in Grand Rapids. Castillon's work is eclectic and ambitious large-scale multi-dimensional mixed media paintings.