Sarah hails from Metro Detroit and comes to West Michigan with a passion for all things local news.

Born and raised a Michigander Sarah grew up watching local news and knew long before joining the TV world that she wanted to take part in sharing stories. Her career began at 9&10 News in Northern Michigan where each morning she took viewers to a new location and event in their community.

Today Sarah is ecstatic to bring her passion for adventures, human interest stories, and cheesy food to Grand Rapids. If you see her around town make sure to say hi and tell her about your favorite hole-in-the-wall or shoot her unique story ideas at sgrimmer@fox17online.com.


Recent Articles
  • St. Baldrick’s head-shaving raises money for pediatric cancer research

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Every March people across West Michigan “brave the shave” by shaving their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. But have you ever wondered what type of research your donation is funding? FOX 17’s Sarah Grimmer went to a private Helen Devos Children’s Hospital lab where she found out just that. This year in Grand Rapids more than $80,000 was raised for the foundation. Of those donations, $5,000  will […]

  • 29th Baby Food Festival kicks off in Fremont

    FREMONT, Mich. — The 29th annual National Baby Food Festival kicks off in Fremont Wednesday. The four-day fest runs through Saturday, July 20 and features fun for the entire family with entertainment, a kiddie parade, carnival, sidewalk sales, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The World Famous Baby Crawl will also be taking place, along with a baby food eating contest. Our Sarah Grimmer spoke with organizers about what families can expect new for this year’s festival.

  • West Michigan company rents out your favorite characters for parties

    WEST MICHIGAN —  If you are looking to bring your child’s favorite character to life, there is a company in West Michigan with more than 40 professionally trained impersonators. Olivia Grace & Company offers several different characters from your child’s favorite movies for upcoming parties and events. If you are interested in seeing the characters they offer you can call 616-894-1233 or email olivia@oliviagraceandcompany.com.  

  • The Peach Truck brings Georgia peaches to Midwest

    ALLENDALE, Mich. — If you have ever looked for the perfect peach without luck, you are not alone. That’s why The Peach Truck started a business bringing fresh Georgia peaches to the Midwest.  The Peach Truck is making stops in the area today. Our Sarah Grimmer spoke with the tour director at just one of their many stops in West Michigan, List of stops: Monday, July 7 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Allendale, MI – Countryside Greenhouse 9050 Lake Michigan Dr […]

  • New Era farm offers free ice cream at 20th “Ice Cream Social”

    NEW ERA, Mich. — Every year, on the first Saturday of July, Country Dairy, Inc. hosts their Ice Cream Social. The event is a chance for people to come out and enjoy free tours of the farm, live history demonstrations, games, burgers, and the best part, free ice cream! The Ice Cream Social takes place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Country Dairy, Inc. is located at: 3476 S 80th Ave, New Era, Michigan 49446 For more information, click here.

  • Strawberry picking at Krupp Farms

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Summer is finally here and Krupp Farms, 8025 Krupp Ave NE, Comstock Park, is ready for you to bring your family to pick strawberries. Our Sarah Grimmer checked out the farm and shows us what the owners have to offer.  

  • Training shows what to do in workplace active shooting situation

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is hosting a half-day training and simulation to train organizations on preventing workplace violence and how to prepare, respond and recover to an active shooter event. “Every year nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence. These unfortunate events can have a huge impact on employees, the company, and the entire community. Our goal through this training is to empower local organizations to prevent workplace violence and minimize […]

  • Midwest’s first glamping experience opens in South Haven

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The Midwest’s first of its kind luxury “glamping” experience is now open in West Michigan. The Fields, 154 68th Street in South Haven has 10 different rooms for you to chose from, just steps from Lake Michigan. Each room holds two people and comes with a wood-burning stove, king-size bed. You can walk through the garden, pick blueberries, go fishing or even partake in group yoga. There will be complementary breakfast served with local ingredients included […]

  • Burn off calories cardio drumming on the Lakeshore

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — If you are looking for a unique type of workout this summer, Cardio Drumming is gaining some steam along the lakeshore. The Muskegon Drum Crew is hosting classes every Monday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Lakeshore Sports Complex, 4470 Airline Road in Muskegon. A typical class as about one hour long and will cost $2 to participate plus $3 if you need to rent materials. To take the class you need a 75cm Yoga ball, […]

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