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: My own rude and feisty orange cat (Money Bags! Yes, that's his real name!), 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.
The Calder Downtown Grand Rapids is Getting a Fresh Paint Job
For the first time in 50 years, a Grand Rapids' landmark and sculpture, “La Grande Vitesse" by Alexander Calder, is getting a makeover.
300 Foster Children in Michigan Getting Bikes, Helmets
Catholic Charities West Michigan and Meijer are working together to provide nearly 300 foster children with bikes and helmets.
You Can Now Get Founders Beer in All 50 States
Aloha! With the recent addition of Hawaii, GR's Founders beer is now distributed in all 50 states.
Tree Falls on Car Driving Down 28th Street [VIDEO]
Storms swept through West Michigan Saturday causing damage and power outages: One man even experienced a tree falling on his car as he was driving down 28th Street Saturday afternoon.
Free Bottled Water and Bags of Ice Offered in Jenison After Storm
Meijer and Consumer's Energy will be hanging out bottled water and bags of ice ice at Jenison High School on Sunday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thirsty, Grand Rapids? GR Store is Top Seller of Hard Liquor in Michigan
Apparently we like our booze in Grand Rapids. A grocery store in GR sold the most liquor in Michigan in 2018.
Hudsonville’s Bowerman’s Blueberry Donut Ice Cream is Back
Hudsonville says some scoop shops sold out of the Michigan Artisan Collection flavor in a matter of days last year.
New Restaurant Coming to Creston Neighborhood
Mad Grub is coming to Plainfield Avenue NE in the space once occupied by the Red Ball Jet Cafe.
New Grand Rapids Tiki Bar Hiring More Than 100 People
Looking for a new gig? Max's South Seas Hideaway on Ionia is looking to hire more than 100 employees.
International Space Station Now Visible from Grand Rapids
The International Space Station will be visible to the naked eye in Grand Rapids through July 27th!
Monday is a Clean Air Action Day
People and businesses are encouraged to avoid activities that can lead to ozone formation, such as refueling vehicles, using gas-powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid.
Guns Stolen From Kentwood Business
This incident follows other, similar thefts in West Michigan.