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.
Walker is Another Step Closer to Getting a Chick-Fil-A
City of Walker has approved plans for the new fast food restaurant in the Westown at Wilson development in Walker.
Bell’s Two Hearted Named Best Best in U.S. – Again
Bell's Two Hearted Ale has been named the best beer in the country for the fourth year in a row.
Donald Trump to Hold Lansing Rally in Final Week Before Election
Donald Trump is making another Michigan stop leading up to the election.
Build-Your-Own-Taco Restaurant Coming to Grand Rapids’ Westside
Condado Tacos is opening a new location on Bridge Street this winter.
New Spanish Restaurant to Replace Cygnus 27 at Amway Grand
Cygnus 27 shut its doors downtown Grand Rapids in March of 2019 in part of the ongoing $40 million renovation project at the Amway Grand Hotel. We now know what's replacing it.
Grand Rapids Teen to Open New Cereal and Breakfast Bar
The new Eastown breakfast joint will serve a variety of cereal, milk, and other options like oatmeal, muffins, coffee, and juice.
West Michigan Family Turns Airplane Into RV
A West Michigan family has transformed a World War II-era plane into a working motor home.
Former Vacant Lot Transformed into Grand Rapids’ Newest Park
An empty lot on Grand Rapids' westside has a new look!
New 65-Acre Park Along Grand and Rogue Rivers Now Open
There's a new park with more than 65 acres of woods, meadows, ponds, and thousands of feet of river frontage along the Grand and Rogue rivers now open in Plainfield Township.
Grand Rapids Public Library Will Help You Find a Job
If you or someone you know is looking for a new job, the Grand Rapids Public Library is offering a new service that could help.
Former Detroit Lion, Green Bay Packer T.J. Lang Slams Northern Michigan Hotel
I guess he won't be staying at this Days Inn again?
Pete Buttigieg Visiting Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo Monday
Former Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg is visiting West Michigan Monday on behalf of the Biden/ Harris campaign.