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 French-American Bakery, Café Opening in SE Grand Rapids
A new spot for sweet and savory treats is coming to Grand Rapids' East Hills Neighborhood!
PHO 616 Moving Out of Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market Over ‘Irreconcilable Differences’
Pho 616, a Vietnamese restaurant and catering service, is looking for a new home.
Nicole Kidman Set to Star In, Produce Thriller about Holland, Michigan
The setting: Holland Tulip Time Festival. The star: Oscar winner, Nicole Kidman.
West MI Brewery’s New Hard Seltzer-Smoothies Are a BLAST of Summertime Nostalgia
Here's a new beverage option for your Fourth of July Celebrations!
Retired Grand Rapids Police Department K-9, Boris, Passes Away at Age 11
The Grand Rapids Police Department announced that Boris, a retired K-9, passed away on Monday, June 13.
Grand Rapids Breakfast Cereal and Dessert Shop Reopening in New Location
Grand Rapids first - and only! - breakfast cereal café is relocating
New Restaurant at Muskegon Country Club Opens This Week
Muskegon Country Club has new ownership who have been working to renovate the club, including a new restaurant concept - which opens this week!
West Michigan Firefighters Rescue Kitten Thrown From Car
A West Michigan fire department was dispatched to a possible car accident and found a tiny, orange kitten in need of help.
Is Meijer Having Issues Processing Credit and Debit Cards Again?
For the third time in a month, Meijer stores across West Michigan appear to be having issues processing electronic payments.
Grand Rapids Breakfast, Brunch Restaurant Announces Permanent Closure
Grand Rapids is saying goodbye to another restaurant. After more than 8 years in business, a breakfast joint on the city's southeast side is shutting down.
After Nearly 90 Years in Business, Grandville Restaurants to Permanently Close
Two beloved, longtime Grandville restaurants are shutting down for good. Grandvilla Restaurants (which includes The Villa and The Dungeon) shared news of the permanent closure to Facebook on Thursday, confirming rumors that have been circulating online in recent weeks. ...
Make a Splash This Weekend! Grand Rapids City Pools and Splash Pads Open Friday
With summer creeping up, you might be wondering when you can cool off in City of GR pools and splash pads. The answer is, in two weeks!