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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Jimmy Fallon Have a “Lip-Sync Off” [Video]

This was such a fun moment on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the other night. Jimmy had Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani on, promoting the new season of The Voice, and they had a lip-sync contest. Too much fun!

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Grand Valley State University Launches New Graduate Psychology Program

Grand Valley State University’s Psychology department is launching a new graduate program to help fill a growing need for school psychologists with an open house on September 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alumni House and Visitor Center on the Allendale Campus.

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ArtPrize Inspires Grand Rapids Symphony Concert

In the spirt of the fifth annual ArtPrize competition, the Grand Rapids Symphony presents "Inspired By Art." The concert is the Crowe Horwath MusicNOW series opener for the 2014-15 Season.

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Grand Rapids in Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

 Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. This edition features a new city atop the list, which is the culmination of months of exclusive research into what factors most influence the livability of America’s small to mid-sized cities. More than 30 states are represented, from coast to coast, and Grand Rapids made the list, coming in at number 96!

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St. Cecilia Music Center Receives Surprise Gift from Peter Wege Estate

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive Director Cathy Holbrook announced today that St. Cecilia Music Center is the recipient of a $1,000,000 endowment gift from the estate of Peter M. Wege. The Center plans to dedicate next week’s annual Great Artist Gala to Mr. Wege in recognition of this generous gift.

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