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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.
Courtesy: GVSU
Courtesy: GVSU
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Grand Valley State Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys

It's been 19 years now. 19th year in a row that Grand Valley State University has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia.

Each year, Institutional Research and Evaluation identifies the 100

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Sherlock the Beagle to the Rescue [Video]

Have you seen one of the cutest commercial playing now? It's for KLM, the Dutch airline, and it features Sherlock the beagle.

It seems, KLM hired Sherlock to retrieve personal items left on planes and then return them to their owners. And he's pretty good at it too.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Museum

The lawns of the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) have been taken over by this years’ ArtPrize artists.

The Museum will host the works of fifteen artists, creating a great  experience for visitors with very interesting, approachable art.

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Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
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Children’s Museum Opens ‘Adventures in Balance’ on September 30

There’s fun erupting at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum! Adventures in Balance returns to the GRCM September 30th!

Kids of all ages will journey through the Adventure Jungle while working on core muscles and building their coordination and balancing skills. You'll be able to build a walkway

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