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!
Did You Know A Lansing, MI Company Introduced the First Riding Lawn Mower?
Lansing's Ideal Power Mower Company is credited with introducing the World's First Riding Lawn Mower in 1921.
Why Does This Small Town in New York Celebrate “Michigan Month” Each July?
Each July the small town of Plattsburgh, New York dedicates the entire month to their signature "Michigan" hot dog. Michiganders refer to these as "Coney dogs."
Fireflies or Lightning Bugs: Which Term Do We Prefer Here in Michigan?
Now that they've finally started appearing in yard across West Michigan, which term do Michiganders prefer to use: firefly or lightning bug?
5 Unsuspecting Ways Your License Plate Could Get You In Trouble In Michigan
Before your next road trip across Pure Michigan, make sure you're not breaking any of these rules when it comes to your Michigan license plate and registration.
6 Michigan-Themed Cocktails To Sip On All Summer Long
Summer is in full swing in The Mitten. Keep hydrated with at least 6 Michigan-themed cocktails, perfect for summer sipping.
Fact or Fiction: In Michigan You’re Never More Than 85 Miles From A Great Lake
Many sources claim in Michigan you're never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes, but is that actually true?
Move Over Lilacs, Michigan’s Heirloom Peonies Are At Peak Bloom!
Now in its 101st year the peonies at W.E. Upjohn Garden at Nichols Arboretum on the University of Michigan campus is now in peak bloom.
The Largest Wooden Dome in The World is Located Right Here in Michigan
The Superior Dome in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is holds the record for Largest Wooden Dome in the World and is the 5th largest dome overall.
Where Can You Buy a Gently Used Wedding Dress in West Michigan?
Now that wedding season is upon us, where are all the bridal resale and consignment shops in West Michigan-- if any?
Saugatuck’s Historic Chain Ferry Prepares to Return For Summer Season
The only remaining hand cranked chain ferry in operation in the United States is located in Saugatuck, Michigan and is now open for the 2023 season.
Pure Michigan: Viral Photo Shows U.P. Residents Sunbathing Next To Snow
Marquette, Michigan resident Paul Hepner shares a viral photo of U.P. residents sunbathing next to piles of snow.
The Bizarre Reason 30,000 Pizzas Are Buried in Ossineke, Michigan
On March 5, 1973 Mario Fabbrini, owner and operator of Papa Fabbrini Pizzas in Ossineke, Michigan held a funeral for 30,000 frozen pizzas.