I’m Lauren and I’m thrilled to be back home in West Michigan! I grew up in Allegan and attended GVSU after high school. Upon graduating I spent several years moving around the Midwest to pursue my dream of doing radio full-time. I spent a few years living in Nebraska so sorry Michigan/Michigan State fans, I’m a Huskers fan now! Most recently I lived in Missouri but don’t worry, I am not a Chiefs fan. I’m so grateful that I now get to do what I love, where I love to be: HOME. Thank you for letting me keep you company during your afternoon drive!
No, That’s Not The Sun! Check Out This Incredible Moonrise Over Whitefish Bay
August's full moon, known as the Sturgeon Moon, captured rising over Whitefish Bay on Michigan's Lake Superior. Traditionally August is known as the best time to harvest the fish known as living fossils.
This St. Johns, MI Factory Produces Nearly 800,000 LBS of Cheese Per Day
Midwest Cheese/MWC Glanbia Nutritionals' St. Johns, MI Produces Nearly 800,000 LBS of Cheese Per Day
Did You Know: Michigan Has Two Native Cactus Species
There are two species of prickly pear cactus that are native to Michigan, Opuntia Fragilis and Opuntia Cespitosa.
Did You Know: Michigan Is Home to The Largest Wooden Dome in The World
Located on Northern Michigan University's campus in Marquette, MI the Superior Dome is the largest wooden dome in the world and 5th largest dome overall.
What Else Can We Call Michigan’s Eastern Coastline Besides the “Thumbcoast”?
With 140 miles of shoreline, Michigan's Thumb is often referred to as the "Thumbcoast". Here are several alternatives to refer to the region.
Enjoy $5 Million Views From Quaint “Cottage” on Mackinac Island
Cairngorm Cottage is located on Mackinac Island's west bluff and features stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge and Grand Hotel. Listed at $5.15 million
Detroit’s Shinola Names New Watch After Legendary Mackinac Boat Race
Detroit-based watch manufacturer Shinola has created a new yacht chronograph named after Michigan's legendary Bayview Mackinac Boat Race
Take a Penny, Leave a Penny: How Meijer’s “Sandy” Inspired a Generation of Generosity
Sandy the iconic horse has always been one cent per ride for all families since first introduced at Meijer Thrifty Acres in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962.
There’s a Bonafide WWII Submarine in Musekgon and You Can Stay On It Overnight
The USS Silversides is a WWII era gato-submarine docked at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon, Michigan. In addition to daily tours the submarine is available to rent for group overnight encampments.
Can You Cross Lake Michigan By Paddle Board?
Several attempts to cross Lake Michigan via paddle board have been successful. In 2013 by Craig and Trent Masselink and Ginny Melby and again in 2015.