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Today is National Coming Out Day…and Rob Has a Message

Today is National Coming Out day as it is every October 11th. Last year I wrote a blog about when I came out, but this year I wanted to share a message with those who are still struggling to tell the world who they are.

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I Tried To Pay It Forward, But I Failed!

The concept of people paying for your order is awesome. but what happens when you can't reciprocate?

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You Know You’ve Wondered: Can We Legally Have A Tiger, Monkey or Bear at Home In Michigan?

Let’s be real, sometimes you’re just curious about what you can and can’t have, am I right? Like, can I own a bear, tiger or monkey? Is that legal? Do I need permits for it?

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Our ‘Dear John’ Letter to Michigan Summers

As we roll into our last "unofficial" weekend of Summer, there are a few things Rob would like to say to the soon to be gone season.

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PEOPLE DOING GOOD: GRPD Officer Helps Lost Teen Get To School

Officer Lake with the Grand Rapids Police Department is reminding us all once again that life is bigger than just ourselves.

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PEOPLE DOING GOOD: West Michigan Brothers Organize a Pizza Party For The Homeless

People Doing Good doesn’t get any better than this story from MLive about two young boys that wanted to give back!

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ICYMI: Drunk Trivia with Rob and Christine at Grand Rapids On Tap

Let's reminisce about Grand Rapids’ On Tap for a minute.  It was the big beer festival we had downtown at Calder Plaza, July 15th.  We had great beers from all over the country including a large showing of the West Michigan breweries, and we had a great turn out, with a fun group of people trying all the different brews we had...

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PEOPLE DOING GOOD: Mom Saved Because Of 3-Year-Old’s Quick Thinking

Here’s a People Doing Good courtesy of WOODTV, It happened back on the 5th of July, in Muskegon, but we’re just now hearing about it.  It’s a story about 3 and a half-year-old Ezra, who ended up saving his mom’s life, while still following the rules...

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People Doing Good: GRPD Officer Caught Helping Overheated Elderly Lady

This is a great story and a great reminder.

I came across a post by Bruce Steffke in the We Are Westsiders Facebook group about an act of compassion he witnessed to at the Meijer gas station on Kalamazoo Ave, just south of 28th Street...

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Could You Pass Rob And Christine’s “America” Test?

With the month of “America” wrapping up, (that’s what I think of July, between the 4th, vacations, this year the Made In America rally at the White House, it makes sense that July would be the month of America...

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It’s Technically ILLEGAL to Throw Away Bottles and Cans in Michigan

When I first moved here, doing the whole bottle and can return was weird for me.  In Arkansas and Indiana (two states I’ve lived considerable amounts of time in) throwing bottles and cans in the trash, perfectly acceptable...

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Is Cheesecake Factory Finally Coming to West Michigan?

When I go to Chicago, one of the places on my lists of “OH, if we have time I’d like to eat at…” is Cheesecake Factory.  So of course, I move to Grand Rapids and think “Man, they have a PF’s, they must have a Cheesecake Factory, too", but no… no, we don’t...

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