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.
KFC is Getting Rid of Potato Wedges, Replacing with Fries
KFC is doing away with wedges, and people do NOT seem happy about it.
Remainder of Grand Rapids Drive Season Canceled
The NBA G League, the NBA's official minor league, announced this week it is has canceled the rest of its season. The league includes the Grand Rapids Drive.
Drive-Up Food Distribution at DeltaPlex Today for Kent County Families in Need
A food distribution event is being held today at the DetlaPlex for Kent County residents facing food insecurity due to COVID-19.
The Berlin Fair 2020 Has Been Canceled
Another big summer event in West Michigan has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Berlin Fair, one of Michigan's longest running fairs, will not take place in 2020.
Downtown Grand Rapids’ Grand Central Market Closing For Good
After 15 years in business, Grand Central Market and Deli on Monroe Center is shutting its doors.
City of Grand Rapids Will Not Extend Curfew
Although an extension of the curfew through June 7 was recommended by City Manager Mark Washington, several commissioners opposed it
Bottle Return in Michigan Starting Back Up Again June 15
Been stockpiling those returnables? Get ready for a payday. Well, (possibly) in $25 increments, at least at first.
GRPD Sets Up Portal to Submit Photos, Videos From Riot
Anyone with information about criminal activity downtown Grand Rapids Saturday night can share pictures and video directly with GRPD through an online portal.
Free Parking Downtown For Grand Rapids Riot Clean Up
After a protest downtown Grand Rapids turned violent and destructive Saturday night, volunteers are helping to clean up. Anyone headed to help can find free parking at two Ellis Parking structures
New Keto-Friendly, Gluten-Free Option for Takeout Opens in Holland
A new keto and diabetic-friendly, gluten-free restaurant is now open for for curbside pick up in Holland.
Silent March Protest Happening Downtown Grand Rapids Saturday
A silent march is scheduled downtown Grand Rapids Saturday beginning at Rosa Parks Circle.
Paw Paw Schools Announces Top 3 Names for New Mascot
The district's previous mascot, the Redskins, which had caused controversy for years, is being retired at the close of this school year.