The Fourth Annual “Mini-C”

Ever since Within the Trenches was funded through Kickstarter there have been several niche Facebook pages that have helped in spreading the word on the show. One of those pages is The Cool Kids of 9-1-1. The people who run this page are also involved in many different aspects of the 9-1-1 profession. One of those aspects is a mini conference or "Mini-C" and it's that time again folks! The South Florida 9-1-1 Dispatchers “Mini-C” has returned and is now in its fourth year. This mini-conference Read more [...]

Pumpkinfest 2012 – A Night of Music at Vitale’s

For 28 years the city of Zeeland, within western Michigan, has held its annual Pumpkinfest. According to the official brochure, “this family-friendly event has featured a plethora of fall activities, parades, music and more.” One such musical event was held at Vitale’s of Zeeland. A traditional restaurant, as stated by their web site, “carries on the great dining that has become synonymous with the Vitale name.” Jabber Log was on-hand to witness the busy crowd both inside and out for Read more [...]

Post Family Farm – A Fall Tradition

For over 15 years Post Family Farm has offered all types of fun activities. According to, the farm is, “an 80-acre reminder of life's simple pleasures.” The farm was purchased by Bill & Etta Post in 1969, says their official web site, but it wasn’t until 15 years ago that the farm held it’s first Fall Festival. According to their official web site, Post Family Farm offers, “U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, bonfires, homemade pumpkin donuts, corn mazes and more.” Jabber Log Read more [...]

ArtPrize 2012 – Where Artists Inspire

Grand Rapids Michigan is a city that continues to grow with its many attractions including its art community. For three years now, Grand Rapids has hosted the event known as ArtPrize. According to the events web site, the, “event is an international art exhibition and social experiment.” The site goes on to explain that, “since 2009, it has redefined how art can create community.” Below you will find a brief video on some of this year’s competition as well as an interview with one of Read more [...]

Street Performer Series – Art Within The Tulip City

The city of Holland, located in western Michigan has been growing in popularity for the past several years. It is the home of the Tulip Time Festival as well as other popular community events. According to the Holland Chamber of Commerce, the event was named the “Best Small Town Festival” by Reader’s Digest in 2004.” At the top of the list of popular events, such as the Tulip Time Festival, is the Street Performer Series. This event hosts a variety of street performers and is free Read more [...]

The Color Run 2012 – Grand Rapids, Michigan (Photo Gallery)

The Color Run that took place August 5 2012 in Grand Rapids, MI. The day was met with beautiful weather, exercise, happiness, and a whole lot of color.

Taste The Rainbow? How About Wear The Rainbow?

5k races are run all the time but did your race leave you with a sense of happiness and the appearance of a Dr. Seuss character? The Color Run, known as the “happiest 5k” by the events web site, took place today in Grand Rapids, Michigan. reports that, “more than 10,000 people ran through downtown Sunday morning.” The events web site states that the run consists of two simple rules, “1) White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start Read more [...]

The Stems of Technology and Innovation at Holland’s Tulip Time Festival

A look into the future of Holland, MI was on display for the Kinderparade, part of the cities annual Tulip Time Festival, on May 10th, 2012. The festival, held in a city known for its tulips and Dutch heritage, was struck with a problem; it was missing its main attraction. The cities tulips had bloomed early due to warm weather a couple months prior, but instead of looking at the missing tulips as a loss, this year’s festival was spun with the use of technology and playfully named, “stem Read more [...]

Fundraiser – In Memory of Sgt. Scott Tatrow

On April 14th a good friend and co-worker passed away unexpectedly. I've written two posts about our last conversation and the bond that is built around work families. It's been hard for us at work but I can't even begin to imagine what his family is going through. I'm sure they are doing everything they can to manage but let's help them do more then just manage. A fundraiser has been put together for the family. It will take place tomorrow May 2nd between 5p.m. and 8p.m. at Uccello's of Wayland Read more [...]

To one lucky person goes…

Hello folks and here it is! This post will contain specific instructions on a giveaway brought to you in part by EcoBuns and Jabber Log. If you were not aware, this Saturday June 11th is the Grand Opening of EcoBuns at 12330 James st. Suite B30 Holland, MI in the Outlet Mall. The event will be held from 10:00am - 3:00pm and will include fun for the whole family. Don't miss The Critter Barn who will be stopping by from 11am-1:30pm! There will be great giveaways from Bummis, GroVia,Hevea,Moms in Tow,deBoer Read more [...]
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