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.
New Irish Pub and Restaurant Opens in Saugatuck
Looking for a new spot for dinner and drinks on the lakeshore? A new Irish pub and restaurant opened this week in Saugatuck!
West Michigan Whitecaps Holding Job Fair Next Week
Love baseball and want to work outside? The West Michigan Whitecaps are hiring.
West Michigan Man Loses $72K in Sweepstakes Scam
An 84-year-old Kalamazoo man was recently taken for more than $70,000 in a sweepstakes scam.
Waffles and Cocktails: New Restaurant Concept Coming to Downtown GR
Social Misfits, a new "ultimate comfort food" restaurant, will open up inside the new Residence Inn by Marriott downtown Grand Rapids this fall.
Red Cross of Michigan Desperately Needs Type O Blood
American Red Cross of Michigan is putting out the call for O Positive and O Negative blood.
New Community Theater and Banquet Facility Coming to GR’s West Side
A local theater company is planning to invest $750,000 in a new facility on Grand Rapids' West Side.
Downtown GR Korean BBQ and Karaoke Bar Finally Set to Open
A new Koran BBQ restaurant and karaoke bar downtown Grand Rapids that had originally been set to open prior to the pandemic has announced an opening date.
Man Who Swam From Canada to Michigan Says He’s Looking For Work
A 47-year-old British man was arrested last week after swimming the St. Clair River from Canada to Port Huron, Mich.
GRPD Concerned About ‘Reckless Motorcycle Groups’
GRPD says they've gotten several complaints from the community about groups of up to 100 motorcyclists "riding through the city, conducting dangerous stunts, disobeying traffic control and causing damage."
Grand Rapids Launches Electric Bike Program, Adds More Scooters
There's a new option for getting around Grand Rapids: E-Bikes. The City of GR is further expanding its electric mobility program with a new partner.
Longtime West Michigan Swim School May Not Have to Shut Down After All
There may be hope for Miss Rita's Swim School in Grandville.
Fish, Ride Off-Road Trails, and Get into MI State Parks for Free Next Weekend
A great time to enjoy the great outdoors in Michigan is coming up!