Hello, my name is Rebekah and I was born and raised here in Southwest Michigan. After graduating from Michigan Tech in the beautiful U.P. I joined the Townsquare Media team and the radio stations I grew up listening to. When I am not creating content at the station, I enjoy hiking long trails with my dog, reading in my hammock, and exploring new cities.
Are These Michigan’s Deadliest Wild Animals?
With shark week 2022 in full bloom, and Michigan being shark-less thanks to being surrounded by the great freshwater lakes, what animals are considered dangerous and most likely to attack Michiganders? Though Michigan is known as the Wolverine state, we are home to many natural and invasive predators from small to large.
Who Has The Best Summers: Upper or Lower Michigan?
Michigan has had many debates over the generations regarding the differences and similarities behind the Upper and Lower Peninsula. Perhaps some of the biggest differences between these two peninsulas are due to the changing seasons. With both parts of Michigan having vastly different qualities, what makes each have their own special summer?
Flashing Headlights In Michigan Is Protected By 1st Amendment, But Does That Mean It’s Legal?
Headlight flashing in Michigan, while many people view this simple act as a courtesy of some variation, could this seemingly harmless act actually be illegal?
$10,000 Grant Awarded To Kalamazoo’s Loaves & Fishes
With a grant donation from No Kid Hungry, 5 Michigan food banks have been awarded a total of $70,000 to support local children; including Kalamazoo’s own Loaves & Fishes.
Lumberjack World Championships Is In Hayward, WI
Though Wisconsin is mainly known for their love and appreciation of cheese, the small town of Hayward, WI has been putting on the Lumberjack World Championships since 1960. This International competition invites professional lumberjacks and lumberjills (female lumberjack) to compete in a series of tasks over a three-day period, with one competition being wilder than the next.
Upcoming Southwest Michigan Fairgrounds
Whether you go for the fun of walking around and seeing everything, food, animals/livestock, shopping, entertainment, or rides a Michigan fairground will have something to offer everyone in the family. The following are upcoming summer 2022 fairs in the Southwest Michigan region.
Sweet Haven Candy Shop Expands To St. Joseph
Sweet Haven Candy Shop, owned by Liz Woods, has been serving delicious treats to the South Haven area since 2016. Here you will find homemade treats like fudge, taffy, and caramels in a wide selection of styles. With so many flavors to share, Sweet Haven Candy Shop will be expanding to 315 State St. in downtown St. Joseph by the end of summer 2022.
After 100 Years, The Michigan Woman Who Saved Hartwick Pines State Park Gets Inducted Into Environmental Hall of Fame.
As any Michigander will tell you, we love the outdoors. The appreciation for our lakes and forests is evident in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula’s. Though, if it wasn’t for a woman named Karen Hartwick breaking the boundaries of her time, the biggest state park in the Lower Peninsula wouldn’t exist. After 100 years, Karen is being inducted to the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame for her efforts that led to the preservation of Hartwick Pines State Park.
Michigan Rock Hunting: What To Know
The lucrative hobby of rock hunting is back in full swing for the summer 2022 season. Michigan is known for its diversity in rocks and minerals thanks to its surrounding bodies of water. These minerals have many reasons to be picked up for their contrasting colors and textures, but is this summer hobby actually harming our Great Lakes?
Kalamazoo’s Sarkozy’s Bakery Gets A New Owner
Sarkozy’s Bakery has been providing fresh baked goods to the Kalamazoo community since 1978. In hopes of preserving the strong business she made, a succession plan was set in place for the first time in 44 years.