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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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Wedding Father-Daughter Dance Turns Into a Game of Catch [Video]

There have been so many wedding videos of sweet father/daughter dances. Some even turning into a father/daughter rock fest with some cool moves.  However, I'll bet you haven't seen anything like this before.

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Delta Pre-Flight Safety Video is Super Clever

Are you flying anywhere soon? Business, vacation, family, friends?

If you haven't been on a recent flight, I'll try to bring up up-to-speed with the safety talk you get before each flight.  Typically now, it's a video versus a live presentation, depending on the plan.

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Wings of Mercy 20th Annual CareAffaire is Saturday, May 30

All of West Michigan is invited to the 20th Annual Muskegon CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at Executive Air Transport at the Muskegon County Airport on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 am to Noon.

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Democratic Political Strategist Al From Speaking at Ford Museum Tonight

Al From, Democratic political strategist who in the 1980’s helped lead the Democratic party to victory after a decade out of power, will speak at an event hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum tonight, May 20.

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Ottawa Hills High School Holding Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser This Weekend

School funding keeps getting harder and harder to find. Once the academic part is taken care of, schools are left to their own devices, so to speak, to come up with funding for sports, music, art, and other extra curricular activities.

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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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Grand Rapids City Parks to get Make Overs

It's been a long time coming, but several Grand Rapids City Parks will be getting a make over, and residents couldn't be happier.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 says that over the next couple of months, Cherry Park, Fuller Park, Garfield Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Roosevelt Park, Westown Commons and Wilcox Park will all get significant improvements.

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Heartwarming Story About a Sheriff Deputy’s Car and His Son [Video]

Get the hankies out because you're going to need them.

I found this story about Sheriff's deputy Sam Brownlee, who was killed in the line of duty while working as a deputy in Colorado’s Weld County in 2010. His son, Tanner, was 15 at the time.

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Movie Preview of “The Intern” [Video]

It's difficult to find good 'adult' movies playing these days. Typically, Hollywood make movies for the somewhat younger crowd because they are the ones buying the tickets. And that can cut the rest of us out. By-the-way, I don't mean that kind of adult movie.

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