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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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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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West Michigan Restaurants We Lost in 2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection. As 2016 comes to an end, we take stock of all the things that happened in the past year... essentially, it's list time.

EatGR.com has put together a list of all the West Michigan restaurants that closed in 2016. More than 30 local eateries shut their doors for good this year. 

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More Than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs Rescued from Northern Michigan [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, more than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs were taken in by the Well Mannered Dog Center in Grand Rapids.

Fox 17 reports that the animals were rescued from poor conditions in Northern Michigan. Many had matted fur, fleas, and other signs of neglect.

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Kalamazoo Woman who Survived Attack from Ex-Boyfriend to be Featured on 48 Hours Saturday [VIDEO]

In 2014 Sophia Putney-Wilcox of Kalamazoo survived an attack from her ex-boyfriend.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old's story will be featured on CBS' 48 Hours, in a program called Live to Tell: Sophia's Secret, MLive reports. 

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Two Michigan Locations in the Running for Best Winter Wonderland in U.S.

Michigan has a lot to boast about: great beerbeaches, food-- and as we approach the holidays, we know the Mitten State is a fantastic place to celebrate!

Two locations in Michigan are in the running for "Best Winter Wonderland" in America in a USA Today and 10 Best readers' poll.

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