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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’m getting married in September! My fiancé 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, House of Cards, Chelsea Handler's Show, 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.
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New Holland Brewing Teams up with Pabst to Distribute Nationwide

Soon even more craft beer lovers across the country will be able to enjoy Dragon's Milk, Mad Hatter IPA, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, and other New Holland brews.

New Holland Brewing has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Pabst Brewing Company to sell and distribute their craft beer nationwide. 

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Woman Starts Campaign to Shovel Grand Rapids Bus Stops [VIDEO]

After seeing the snowy and potentially dangerous conditions of Grand Rapids bus stops, a Cedar Springs woman has decided to do something about it.

WZZM-13 reports that Wendy Peterson has started a campaign to shovel Grand Rapids bus stops and make them safer for travellers. 

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Teachers Can Get ‘Snow Day Discount’ at Grand Rapids Brewery

With over 300 area schools closed after this weekend's winter storm, lots of West Michigan kids (and school employees) were probably pretty happy today.

Aside from having a day off, teachers have another reason to rejoice too! A West Michigan Brewery is offering a special "snow day discount" to teachers today.

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Two Michigan Locations Make Top 5 Best Winter Wonderlands List

Michigan has a lot to boast about: great beerbeaches, food— and with the holidays upon us we know the Mitten State is a fantastic place to celebrate!

Readers of  USA Today and 10 Best seem to agree. Frankenmuth and Mackinac Island made the top 5 in their "Best Winter Wonderland" list. Check out their rankings and see which location beat them out for No. 1.

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Grandville Public Schools’ Mannequin-Lip Dub Challenge, ‘Mannedub’, Goes Viral [VIDEO]

For these Grandville Public Schools students, one internet challenge just is not enough.

Check out this awesome video of Grandville students and staff taking on the Mannequin AND Lip Dub Challenge! They call it the "Mannedub"!

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