Rob Sparks

JDRF One Walk Is This Saturday, There’s Still Time To Sign Up
Jillian from JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Reseach Foundation stopped by to talk about their upcoming walk.
The JDRF One Walk will be taking place at Ah Nab Awen park downtown Grand Rapids, this Saturday, September 10th.
Type 1 Diabetes or T1D is an autoimmune disease that affects both children and adults..…
A Brighton Man Is The Newest Millionaire Thanks To Mega Millions
I really think I need to start playing the lottery! Earlier this month, there was a guy from Muskegon County that won a good chunk of money, but stayed anonymous; now John Swisher of Brighton just won a couple million.  (yeah, I know his name, so I can look him up and become friends :))
It happened w…
Unity Picnic Brings Hundreds Out To Heartside Park
Thursday evening hundreds of residents in the Heartside Neighborhood came out to Heartside Park for the Heartside Unity Picnic.
The event was organized  by The Heartside Neighborhood Collaboration Project as a way to bring residents, city leaders and police together...
Scariest Night Ever..When A Bat Flew In My House
Wednesday night may have been one of the scariest nights of my life… and it all happened within my apartment.
I rent an apartment in a house that’s been converted. So basically, I rent the upstairs/attic spot of this house. For the most part, it’s been a great place (except for the…
Woman Searches For Owner Of This Lost Badge
This is a cool story.  A lot of times when you lose something, you assume it’s gone for good.
Well, last week Ionia Department of Public Safety was contacted by a lady who lived in San Diego, CA.  She had found this Ionia Fire Fighter badge buried in the yard of a house she used to ow…
PEOPLE DOING GOOD: GRPD Is At It Again!
Since I’ve moved to Grand Rapids, I’ve been very impressed with the level of courtesy and professionalism of the Grand Rapids Police Department.  While other departments are knee deep in controversy, our police department seems to really be trying to be active in community policing …
#RobsPeople: Grand Rapids Woman Fails Decision Making Class
Rob’s People” of course are people who do stupid things and then get caught. Pretty much the story of my childhood (except I was just a dumb kid, not a law breaker.) Now that you know what “Rob’s People” are… here’s the story:

This Rob’s People happene…
Belly Flopping Should Be An Olympic Sport
While the world is watching some of the best athletes in the world compete at the Olympics in Rio, Norway is hosting an event that more of us “normal” athletes or couch potatoes could participate in. Welcome to the official Belly Flop Competition...
Rob Asks “Is THIS Gonna Kill Me?”
I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a worrier when it comes to things that could kill me.
Usually it's food I'm eating ( because if you've ever been sick from food you ate, you worry.) Sometimes it's random things, like when a dish soap pack exploded and got me in the eye...
7 Things To Do In West Michigan Before Summer Ends
Summer's almost over... before long school will be back in session, football will be on TV and we'll be watching the weather for snow.  So, before all that happens and we start spending more time inside, here's 7 things you need to do before the end of summer...
Tons Of Shooting Stars Until August 24th, Go Make A Wish!
Growing up, my mom always told us to wish upon the stars.  Especially the first star you see of the night, is supposed to be the star that makes wishes come true.  She also told us to never waste a shooting star.
That would be why I’m so excited the Perseid Meteor Shower is happening,…

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