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2 Real Estate Agents and a City at Robinette’s

Fall …gorgeous color, crisp falling leaves, pumpkins, cider and warm donuts. What better place to spend part of an afternoon than at Robinette’s, one of the 19 Kent Harvest Trails locations throughout the Grand Rapids area. Robinette’s is open year round but Fall is special with hayrides, a corn maze, Jumping Pillow, and apple picking. 

RobinettesWe parked our cars and the heavenly aroma of baking donuts immediately lured us into the bakery (no surprise there) where we had fresh baked pumpkin spice and chocolate covered donuts. A variety of pastries, pies, fresh cider and full homemade lunches are served daily by their friendly and efficient personnel.  

Robinette's

over 10 varieties of apples


In the adjoining cider mill there are over 10 variety’s of apples, packaged soups, candy, truffles and pre-packaged mixes of all kinds.

Next door in the Barn are more treats and gifts, even clothing and purses to purchase! The Barn also offers a nice loft area for wedding or baby showers, business meetings, etc., with space for as many as 60 people. Appropriately enough, we ended up in the winery with Robinette’s tasting room staff, and our new friends…. Kare, Jonah, and Karen.  Kare, who has 25 years experience, delighted in educating us on the grapes and wines. Cheers!

  

Michigan wines

Michigan wines

Karen, Kare and Robbie wine tasting

Karen, Kare and Robbie wine tasting

Karen and Robbie’s picks for July 4TH weekend!!

Weekend in the City

It’s the holiday weekend! Great weather is forecast and fireworks are everywhere. Please be considerate of your neighbors who have served our country and may be dealing with PTSD.

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Here is what we have so far: Wednesday, July 1 Get an early start at the celebration in Ionia at the Ionia Fairgrounds 317 Dexter St.

Friday, July 3  on the riverfront in Allegan and at our favorite, Firerock Grill at Stonewater Golf Course. Enjoy special appetizers and great food.

Saturday, July 4  Ada/Cascade Fireworks, 7590 E. Fulton St. (near corner of E. Fulton/Ada Drive) Allendale Fourth of July, Allendale Township Park, 6676 Lake Michigan Dr. Here’s a fun one for race fans Berlin Raceway  2060 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, dusk after the race. Caledonia Independence Day Celebration, CalPlex, 5401 100th St., Caledonia. East Grand Rapids John Collins Park over Reeds Lake, 650 Lakeside Dr. SE, 10:15 p.m. Grandville 4th of July Celebration, Grandville Middle School, 3535 Wilson Ave. SW. and here’s the BIG one Grand Rapids Amway Family Fireworks, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 303 Pearl St. Kentwood 4th of July, Kentwood City Center, 4900 Breton Rd. SE. Gun Lake Fireworks, over Gun Lake, 2104 S. Briggs Road, Shelbyville, 10:20 p.m.

Heading to Lake Michigan? Grand Haven 4th of July, Waterfront Stadium, 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven. Always a fun one with the boats and dingy’s in the channel Holland State Park, Holland State Park over Lake Michigan, 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd. Muskegon Fourth of July, Heritage Landing, 1050 7th St. Saugatuck Fourth of July Celebration, over the Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck.

Have fun and be safe!!

Weekend IN THE CITY 6.19-6.21

Weekend in the City

TGIF ! Here are Karen and Robbie’s picks for the weekend in Grand Rapids!

Friday It is a beautiful, sunny Friday. It’s beach time!!! Spend the day enjoying the sun, and the evening driving the shoreline of Lake Michigan from Grand Haven, eat dinner at The Kirby House, then go to Saugatuck and have dessert at The Sweet Shop.

Japanese Gardens

Saturday Just maybe the large opening crowds have thinned out a bit and it’s time to visit the new Japanese Gardens at Fred Meijer Garden 9-5 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday. Simply breathtaking!!

 Sunday Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads! Have a fun family day with the kids and go see Kuza, Yuri & Nika at the updated tiger exhibit at John Ball Zoo! The trail is phase 2 of the habitat and has expanded the exhibit by 2,000 square feet.

 

 

Weekend in THE CITY 6.11-6.14

Weekend in the City

Karen and Robbie’s picks for the weekend in Grand Rapids!

Thursday Eat Shop Rock ! 6-9pm shopping, music,food,drinks in Eastown. Karen recommends you start at Harmony with a lavender martini
Eat Shop Rock ! Events

Friday   Storms predicted, so it may be a good day to make it to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Now through August 30th you can see T. J. Wilcox’s stunning installation of “In The Air” a panoramic film installation of the New York City skyline. In The Air

New York City Skyline GR Art Museum

Saturday bring the kids to DeVos Place between the hours of 10-5 for 10th anniversary of the Children’s Hospital. Lots of activities including interactive displays and games. 10th Anniversary Event

Sunday it’s the opening of the Fulton Street Farmers Market’s Sunday Artisans Market 11-3. Find a great gift for a friend or a piece of art for yourself while supporting over 100 local artists. This is something to look forward to Sunday’s throughout the summer. SHOP !!!!

2 Realtors, A City and the Weekend

 

Happy Wednesday!! it’s time to plan for the weekend in Grand Rapids!

FRIDAY: Movie showing at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on E.T. Grab your blanket and be there at dusk http://bit.ly/1S8Le55

THIS SATURDAY is the 12th Annual Local First Street Party!! From 3pm – close in front of Bistro Bella Vita, ENJOY Founders beer, local food trucks, all types of ART, dancing, and MUSIC  throughout the day. Best of all, the Street Party is FREE & open to EVERYONE!! For more info, go to:http://goo.gl/Tm0P4u

And of course there is Festival of the Arts all weekend. Click to check the schedule Festival of the Arts

Throughout the weekend Broadway Grand Rapids presents eight shows of “Kinky Boots,” winner of SIX Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Or Go see Kuza, Yuri & Nika at the updated tiger exhibit at John Ball Zoo! The trail is phase 2 of the habitat and has expanded the exhibit by 2,000 sq. ft.

Launching 2 Real Estate Agents and a City

our first meeting at Knapps Valley Starbucks to plan the launch of 2 2 Realtors And A City with Karen Gill, Robbie Bosch and Katie Smith

Karen Jason-Gill and Robbie Bosch are officially launching 2 Real Estate Agents and a City in Grand Rapids, MI. Why? Because there is more to life than the house in which you live. There is your neighborhood, your community or association area, your schools, your events happening throughout the city, and we want to be a part of ALL of that!! So, while our passion remains in listing, marketing and selling homes, we want to be a part of the bigger picture. We will do that by slides, pictures and video’s of select West Michigan homes and learning from the best in the tools of our trade including mortgage lenders, home inspectors, handi”men” 🙂 radon mitigators, surveyors and more. We will also be attending FUN events, trying different restaurants, shops, and venues. So follow us as we move around the city!!!

Thanks also to Alicia VanHeulen and Thomas Birks for your major assistance in video editing and production.We’d like to thank Katie L Smith Consulting/Business Services for all her help in social media strategizing! You are awesome and we appreciate your continued support and advice.