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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Mitten Brewing Co. brewer to shave beard to raise funds for local domestic violence nonprofit

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mitten Brewing Co. and brewer Rob "Wob" Wanhatalo are taking a stand against domestic violence. The local brewery and pizzeria is donating a portion of sales--and some extra incentives--to help serve woman and children in their community.

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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals

Submitted 01-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Michele Fife speaks with Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals, a West Michigan feline trap-neuter-return and adoption program, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef, Grand Rapids native, ballet dancer and hip-hop artist, offers spiritual solutions to social issues, discusses his recent tour and reflects on his upcoming album, "God is in your Belly."

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Students come together in creative space to celebrate Black culture

Submitted 12-10-2015 under NEWS

Students lead initiative to create space to overcome anti-Blackness in academic settings held their first event last night at Kent District Library in Kentwood.

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Embellish Family in Chicago this Holiday Weekend

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Introducing Embellish to the community, including our history, outreach programs, personnel data, and an opportunity to see Embellish in concert on Friday, November 27th, in Chicago.

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Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

Bombadil Books, opening November 11, will offer binding and restoration services, community events and a quarterly magazine. Co-owners Danielle Alexander and Tim Albon aim to create "a home away from home for creatives and literary-minded people."

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The Rapidian to highlight #ThePeopleofGrandRapids in photo series

Submitted 10-20-2015 under VOICES

My local photo series called #ThePeopleOfGrandRapids will be shared with our community here on The Rapidian. In the series I set out intending to bring perspective, wisdom and insight from those I don't know.

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St. Cecilia sends buskers to ArtPrize

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NEWS

St. Cecilia Music Center is sending out buskers who have entered ArtPrize as performers to show connections between the performing and visual arts.

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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.

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