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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
  • AVM survivor works to ‘Pay it Forward’ at Mary Free Bed

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — John Deederly is one of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s newest and most loved volunteers. “He’s just a really neat guy, very positive person,” said physical therapist Kirk Randall. Randall has known Deederly for quite awhile. These days, Deederly helps to keep therapy rooms clean, but that’s not how he first came to know the rehabilitation hospital. In 2014, he was using a computer when he developed a splitting headache. “At some point I started vomiting […]

  • Holland wellness center offers CBD facials and massage

    HOLLAND, Mich. – By now you’ve most likely heard about CBD oil and its many different uses. Now Ideal Bodyworks Massage in Holland is adding to the list of uses for the oil, they’re now offering CBD facials and massages. CBD oil contains no THC so it is beneficial for anti-inflammatory, oil production, and packed with vitamins, and omega 6 which is beneficial for the skin. For more information on the offerings of Ideal Bodyworks Massage, click here.

  • What’s new on Mackinac Island for 2019

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — If you are looking to take the family for a trip to Mackinac Island this summer, there are a ton of new things for your family to enjoy. Our Sarah Grimmer spent the day on the island to show you what’s new. Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island The Lakeside Salon & Spa, Mackinac Island Original Murdick’s Fudge Shop, Mackinac Island Doud’s Market, Mackinac Island Shepler’s Ferry

  • Grand Rapids Women’s Rugby team invites you to free “Kid’s Day”

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Women’s Rugby team is a group made up of strong and smart women who know their way around a rugby field. The team was founded in 2015 and travel from Grand Rapids to play teams in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Toledo. Saturday, May 11th you can come see these talented women, and learn a few skills at their FREE “Kid’s Day.” The event is for children ages 4 to 14, and will take place […]

  • Celebrate National Bubble Tea Day at the Sparrows

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Happy National Bubble Tea Day, West Michigan! Bubble tea is a delicious beverage developed in the 1980s by the Taiwanese. The creamy drink has a delicious surprise of bubbles in it known as “boba,” or pearls made from tapioca. In Grand Rapids you can try bubble tea yourself at The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand. The Wealthy Street shop started creating a new bubble tea in April that uses slightly healthier ingredients. Press play above […]

  • Grand Rapids Churches transforming into Apartments

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -Planning Director for the city of Grand Rapids, Suzanne Schulz acknowledges that the Grand rapids area is known to be religious, “We are known for having a church on every corner.”   Now many of those churches are transforming, as Shulz says, “Nothing stays the same.” In a recent trend many old churches are being re-purposed for new use. “We’ve had almost about a half dozen churches in the past couple years change to something else, whether […]

  • Opening week at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

    ALTO, Michigan. – It’s opening week at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park where native and exotic animals alike are waiting your arrival! Boulder Ridge takes pride in the many rare and endangered animals they provide a home for, some of the animals you’ll find at this park are the only ones of their kind in the United States. Join FOX 17 News to meet their baby wallaby, kangaroo, giraffe, lemurs, and more! The park is located at 8313 Pratt Lake […]

  • Michigan DNR asks residents to be on the lookout for spotted lanternflies

    COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – This time of year, hops, cherries, and wine grapes are just starting to grow, but farmers have one more factor to think about as they tend to their crops this season, an invasive species called the Spotted Lantern Fly. “They have very colorful wings, if they’re closed,” says Joanne Foreman, the Invasive Species Communications Coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “They’re sort of a lavender color with black spots, but when they open they also […]

  • Rent-A-Chicken offers commitment-free farming

    MONTAGUE, Mich. — On an overcast Tuesday afternoon, co-owner of Happy Acres Farm Leslie Bond Strychar is inside of her chicken coops. As she names each one of her many chickens by name, it’s clear she has a lot of love for them. So much love, the Montague farmer is partnering with Traverse City-based Rent-A-Chicken this summer. What’s Rent-A-Chicken? “It is exactly what it sounds like. You get to rent a pair of laying hens, you get the equipment, we […]

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