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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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Whitecaps Community Foundation and Fifth Third Ballpark to host Inner-City Youth Baseball All-Star Game

The Fifth Third Ballpark stadium lights will be on tonight, Monday, July 27, but it won’t be the West Michigan Whitecaps taking the field. Instead, the Whitecaps Community Foundation will host the first-ever All-Star Game for the YMCA Inner-City Youth Baseball and Softball Program.

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Disney’s “NEWSIES” Tickets go on Sale Today!

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are proud to announce tickets for the highly anticipated Grand Rapids engagement of NEWSIES are on sale to the public today, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 AM. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, September 22 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, September 27.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is Two Weeks Away

In three weeks, the 6th Annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will kick off for 12 days of delicious dining in Greater Grand Rapids. The event will take place from Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 67 of Grand Rapids’ most popular restaurants.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train in Grand Rapids Tomorrow

The Amtrak Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will be open to the public for free tours this Saturday in Grand Rapids as part of the national Amtrak Train Days tour.  The Exhibit Train is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the Amtrak Station at 440 Century Avenue SW.  

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“Company” Opens at Circle Theatre August 6

 

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in August with COMPANY, a game-changing musical that features a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships. From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre. With a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award winning musical (Including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book) runs August 6-22.

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Jimmy Fallon, Bill Hader Comic Bit is a Classic [Video]

Some of the funniest moments in comedy have been around a long time. Classic bits from the old Vaudeville days, that never get old, re-done with a modern twist, and remains funny to this day. That's what happened last week on Jimmy Fallon.

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Mel Trotter Ministries Closing Some Thrift Stores in Restructuring

Mel Trotter Ministries, a local non-profit serving the hungry, homeless and hurting of the Greater Grand Rapids area, announced a restructuring of its thrift stores and auto program to better serve the needs of the West Michigan community.

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