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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.
YMT Vacations
YMT Vacations
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Hawaii Kings Tour with 100.5 The River’s Andy Rent and YMT Vacations

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape. The trek includes explorations of the rich history and tradition of the Hawaiian Islands along with relaxation, entertainment, food, libations and culture.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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Changes in ArtPrize Voting Structure will give Music Entries a Strong Chance to Win ArtPrize Awards

 

St. Cecilia Music Center will continue its role as the Official ArtPrize Music Hub in 2014. St. Cecilia will once again award its own prize money to musical entries with five different genre prizes. Along with the chance for the $2,000 SCMC award, the changes in ArtPrize 2014 voting structure gives music a spotlight for public vote and jury vote awards.

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Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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Grand Valley State University is Green

 

Grand Valley State University has been named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the fifth year in a row. The university is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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Michael Buble Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 25

Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Grand Rapids with an 8 p.m. EST show at Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Gilda’s Club’s 3rd Annual Zumbathon is May 3

For the first time since the doors opened at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, both organizations will come together to Zumba® along with supporters of both cancer support organizations. Though this is the 3rd Annual ZUMBATHON, it’s the first time both organizations will benefit from the event, as the "meet in the middle".  It takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells is fun for Entire Family at Civic Theatre [VIDEO]

It's opening night tonight at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, for the delightful "Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells.  Plan on you and your family having a wonderful time.

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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