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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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Grand Rapids City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Competition

Congratulations to the City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team. They will be traveling to Michigan State University to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals next month.

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Beautiful Austrailian Coast Line With an Exciting Ending [Video]

This is a very beautiful and cool video. A guy flying his expensive camera drone over the Australian shoreline while shooting video, had to rush into action to save his prized possession from a devastating splash-landing after its battery died. Check this out.

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Hilarious “Songified” Video With Blondie and Joe Biden [Video]

Here is some great Sunday morning fun for you.

The Auto-tuning production team, The Gregory Brothers, have Songified the news again, this time featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Blondie, with Vice President Joe Biden. A word of warning, some of the video is rated PG-13. Those faint-of-heart, look away. Enjoy!

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David R. Shedd/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Speaking in Grand Rapids

As former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, David R. Shedd led a workforce of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. This agency's primary mission is to provide military intelligence to our military leaders and defense policymakers in the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

David R. Shedd will be speaking here in Grand Rapids, next Tuesday, April 28, at Aquinas College in the Donnelly Center, Upper Level (Building located off Woodward Ave. between Robinson and Fulton. Look for signs!)

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Hilarious Family Game Pie in the Face [Video]

There's nothing better than a fun game night with your family at home.

I've never seen this game before, but we may have to pick up "Pie in the Face."

Check out this adorable little boy and his grandpa as they play Pie In the Face.

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UICA Art Discussion With Joshua Rogers is May 8

The UICA will present a one-night-only discussion with Joshua Rogers, the collector behind their current contemporary art exhibition Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart. UICA Executive Director Miranda Krajniak will moderate the May 8 talk, which begins at 7 pm. Attendees to this free event can also pre-order the exhibition catalog, currently in production at Hat and Beard Press.

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Trudy Ender with Daisy, Holly with Cupcake
Trudy Ender with Daisy, Holly with Cupcake
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Daisy & Cupcake Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Two cute, 8-week old kittens, came calling today.

Daisy and Cupcake visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Star Wars Movie Trailer Lego Style [Video]

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the new Star Wars movie coming this Christmas.  It should be filled with tons of fun and excitement.  The movie company is releasing trailers to wet our appetites. And, then, there is this one...Lego style!

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Live Coverage at UICA is Back May 16 and Looking for Volunteers

Live Coverage, UICA’s largest and liveliest fundraiser of the year, is back! But, the needs your help. Show what a supporter of contemporary art you are by volunteering for this exciting event. Live Coverage features dozens of artists creating works on-site to be auctioned off later in the evening Guests will enjoy an art auction, live entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar.

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Captain John Meier/courtesy Ford Museum
Captain John Meier/courtesy Ford Museum
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First Commander of U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier to Speak in Grand Rapids April 30

Captain John Meier, the first commanding officer selected for the Navy’s newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, is scheduled to speak at an event for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation at 7 p.m., April 30.

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