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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.
Andy Rent, Major Norman Grainger, Roger Morgenstern
Andy Rent, Major Norman Grainger, Roger Morgenstern
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Consumers Energy and Salvation Army Help Michigan Families Stay Warm

Thousands of Michigan residents reaching out to The Salvation Army to stay warm this winter will be able to with statewide energy bill assistance funded by the non-profit organization and Consumers Energy.

This morning on "Andy in the

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Announces 90th Season

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts have announced their 90th season, and it certainly has a "wow" factor.

The season is filled with performances reflecting its 90-year history of being one of the top amateur regional theaters in the country.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Mark Herman Plays Jerry Herman Songs for Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s 2015 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series kicks off on March 5 & 6 with performances by organist Mark Herman as he plays songs from composer Jerry Herman.

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Todd Wawrychuk/ABC
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ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces Cast for Season 20

Dancing With the Stars has revealed the cast of celebrities competing for its 20th season, which kicks off March 16.

Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews introduced the stars Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America.

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Steven Depolo
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Mayor George Heartwell’s Campaign Pushes to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment

Increasing employment for Grand Rapids youth is a huge goal for 2015, and Mayor George Heartwell is pushing hard to make sure it happens.

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Kevin Winter Getty Images Entertainment
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Greatest Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar

The 2015 Academy Awards are behind us now, and congratulations to the winners.

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything, won best actor, Julianne Moore, Still Alice, won best actress.

Those two actors, as well as the other nominees, gave magnificent performances. However, on one can win in each category leaving many on the outside looking in.

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