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.
Kalamazoo, Can We Normalize Street Art?
With so much upkeep and changes every year, could we embrace a new change that would allow local artists to display their work on the streets? Street art has a way of brightening a city, waking people up to certain situations, or making light of the local community; should Kalamazoo adopt a more open mind to street art?
Wisconsin Dells Welcomes America’s First Rotating Waterslide In Summer 2022
Now open for yearlong fun at the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, the Medusa Slidewheel combines the technology of a waterslide and the movement of a ferris wheel to become America’s first moving waterslide.
Will Roundabouts Be Michigan’s New Normal?
Now, while many people consider the yielding right of way of roundabouts to be more dangerous, it actually keeps the flow of traffic moving at a steady and safer pace. With more cities adding this traffic control system, which Southwest Michigan areas does everyone think is next?
Hartford Speedway Summer 2022 Opener
Head on out to Hartford Speedway in Hartford Michigan for their season opener this Friday, April 20th. Known for being the widest 3/8-mile track in Michigan, this hidden speedway brings fun and cheers to Southwest Michigan residents every Friday night of the summer.
Southwest Michigan Summer Wedding Venues: Which Will You Visit In 2022?
Whether it is because of the nice weather, more available options for venues, or the possible luxury of relatives and friends having available time for the festivities; the summer season is filled with weddings. With this annual season's festivities returning after Covid-19 put so many restraints on social gatherings, weddings are back in full swing in Southwest Michigan.
Malia’s Mexican Restaurant in Gobles Expanding; Taking Over Sugar Bear
For years there have been rumors and close calls for the closure of Sugar Bear, but each summer it would hold strong to reemerge for their local guests. Summer 2022 will be different, having been recently purchased by Malia’s Mexican Mexican Restaurant, this will be their first expansion out of Gobles, MI.
Southwest Michigan: How To Navigate Summer Sales
Southwest Michigan has no limit to second hand stores, some summer days are best spent finding the next bargain. The secret to finding the best spots is knowing what local neighborhoods to go to, how timing leads to the best deals, and the overall intrigue thrifting brings to so many each year.
Is Michigan’s Biggest Peninsula Hiding Our Biggest Island?
For many people there is a running joke about the U.P. being a part of Canada or Wisconsin, but what many people don’t know about upstate Michigan is that the tip of the Peninsula is actually an island. While both Peninsulas are home to thousands of islands, this northernmost point of Michigan might be home to the biggest hidden island of them all.
Kalamazoo Roads, Can You Be Reimbursed For Damages?
As everyone who has the pleasure of driving in Southwest Michigan knows, road conditions aren’t necessarily the best. What if you were to know the city could potentially reimburse you for certain types of damage?
Skydiving Southwest Michigan: Where You Should Go
There is just something about jumping out of a moving plane at 10,000+ feet in the air with nothing but a thin sheet to slowly propel us back down to Earth. With summer around the corner to offer optimal jumping weather, here are some Southwest Michigan locations for skydiving.