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Call for contributors: Upcoming training to write, report during Artprize

Submitted 09-08-2015 under NEWS

The Rapidian will be holding a special Artprize-focused New Reporter training in mid-September and would like to see friendly faces, both old and new


Grand Rapids Community Media Center announces new leadership

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

After a search that included a pool of over 70 applicants, the CMC has selected Linda Gellasch to continue the legacy of inclusive access and free speech with her role as our new Executive Director.


East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Bike enthusiast Johannah Jelks wants to bring more women into the Grand Rapids bike culture through her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way. The final product will help to link bikers, retail and nonprofits together through advocacy and promotions.


Local band Bigfoot Buffalo infuses genres, musical styles to make original sound

Submitted 07-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The folk-rock ensemble, founded in 2014, mixes elements of jazz, americana, bluegrass and more to make its own style of music.


We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.


Local writer battling brain cancer seeks help to write his story with Kickstarter campaign

Submitted 07-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

David Wenzel is asking for funds to help him take eight months to write his memoir, "Thank You, Kung Fu." The Kickstarter campaign ends on July 26, with a goal of raising $40,000.


Teen community center offers leadership opportunities

Submitted 06-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Open Doors Center for Self-Directed Teens offers Grand Rapids teens the opportunity to develop programming based on their own passions and interests.


Weekly swing event continues to attract hundreds, even with shifting locations

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.


Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence convening local youth in community to develop activism and advocacy skills and capacity.


The Rapidian: our community news resource

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.