I grew up in South Haven. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore! I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College and study theater. Eventually I changed my major to another passion of mine- media. I was lucky enough to nab a position as an intern at Townsquare Media. About 10 years later I’ve had the pleasure of working in many positions, and I love that I get to spend every week day 10-3 talking with you on GRD! The Liquid Lunch is one of my favorite parts of the day! I just got married in September. My husband (that's still a little weird to say, haha!) Charlie and I laugh together every single day, and he puts up with all of my nonsense—which is not a small amount of nonsense… I may have a slight problem with watching too much TV: Anything on Investigation Discovery, Chopped, Real Housewives, documentaries on Netflix… I could go on. Other things I love: The beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, ‘90s alternative rock, people watching, drinking on patios, and most of all -- my dear, dear family.
Nearly 30 New Restaurants Have Opened in West Michigan in 2023 So Far
A bunch of new restaurants have opened so far this year in West Michigan!
New West Michigan Winery Sets Grand Opening
After a few delays, a new West Michigan winery is set to open soon!
Waterfront West Michigan Restaurant Reopens Five Years After Fire
A West Michigan lakeside eatery is back in business after a fire shut it down in 2018.
Spooky Scary Adult Book Fair Coming to Grand Rapids Brewery
If you've been missing book fairs, one is coming up for adults - and its spooky themed!
Let’s Get Hilda Adopted! Cat Has Been At Michigan Shelter for a Year
A Michigan animal shelter is putting out the word about one of their long term residents.
Just One Michigan Restaurant Makes New York Times Top Restaurants of 2023
For the third year, The New York Times has release a list of "50 places in the United States that we’re most excited about right now".
Watch Your Step! Michigan, Be on the Lookout for Baby Turtles
Turtle alert! Michigan State Parks are warning residents to watch out for baby turtles.
New Oddities and Delights Exhibition Opens at West Michigan Museum
Let's a get weird! A new exhibition showing off quirky, whimsical, and unique art is open at a West Michigan museum.
Grand Rapids Area Game Store to Permanently Close
After nine years in business, a Grand Rapids area game store is shutting its doors.
Love MCM? Two Frank Lloyd Wright Houses For Sale Together in West Michigan
It's a mid-century modern dream!
West Michigan Police Search for Missing, Endangered Teen
The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding missing 17-year old, Mackenzie Lynn Mohney, who may be in danger.
Take a Magical Walk Through an Illuminated Forest at Grand Rapids Glow Garden
At one upcoming event, you'll be able to take a magical stroll through an illuminated garden filled with hand-carved pumpkins.