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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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47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Let’s you Pick the Winner of $1-Million Dollars

The 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest was held in Nashville, Tennessee Monday, and 100 amateur cooks from across the country competed for their chance to win more than $1.3 million in cash and prizes. There were four category winning recipes selected by the judges and now they advance to the competition's final stage—an online public vote.

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Girl Scouts and Goodwill are Looking Your Dresses

Fun. Fashion. Civic Engagement. Eco-consciousness....all wrapped into one great dress drive led by Girl Scouts!

It's all part of the second annual "fashion-forward" program called Every Dress Has a Story - and the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan and Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan to make it possible.

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Pure Michigan is Looking for Your Best Michigan Photos

 

Pure Michigan is asking people across the state, and beyond, to share their favorite Pure Michigan photos during the 3rd Annual Michigan Moments Photo Contest. Photos will be displayed in a photo gallery at michigan.org/photocontest with the winning photograph included in a 2015 Pure Michigan Travel Guide and displayed as the cover photo on the Pure Michigan Facebook page.

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Restaurant Week Helps Add More Scholarship Money for GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids restaurants, restaurant chefs, and sponsors, announced  four scholarship winners from Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education who received financial assistance from Restaurant Week donations.

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