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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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Food Recall Expanded to Include Some Private Label Branded Walnut and Trail Mix Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Aurora Products, Inc. is expanding its voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of natural walnuts and trail mixes because they have the potential to contain Salmonella which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

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King Tut Exhibition at Grand Rapids Public Museum Tickets on Sale Today

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (announced tickets to the anticipated exhibition, The Discovery of King Tut, will go on sale to the general public on today, March 30.

Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypy in 1922.

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Not Going Away for Spring Break? Plenty of Fun to be Found at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Not everyone goes away to a tropical climate for spring break. Many, many people and families stay home, with mom and dad hoping to find activities for the kids to occupy their time.

Here's an idea: Spend your spring break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum!

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Purse Raised to $2 Million for Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft [Video]

A $2 million tournament purse certainly takes women's professional golf into the upper levels of women's golf.

That is exactly what the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has done. The Grand Rapids tour stop is now one of the most notable tournaments on the women's tour.

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Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach Among Recalled Foods

Meijer Organics Shopped Spinach has been included in the Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Wash., has issued a recall of some spinach products because they have the potential to be contaminated.

They include some products found at Meijer.

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Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Food Recalls Products With Spinach

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 tells us the Amy's Kitchen, a maker of frozen food, is recalling its products that contain spinach, due to a possible listeria contamination.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Coming to DeVos Performance Hall on August 5

Oh, what a story.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.

Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

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New Light Show Debuts at Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium on April 3

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced the opening of a brand new, original production at the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium titled Dark Side: The Light Show.

This all new light show will open in the recently-renovated Chaffee Planetarium on Friday, April 3.

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