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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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Love on Valentine’s Day Will Never Beat This Man’s Love for his Wife

I sincerely hope Valentines's Day was special for you. It was for us. Even though I waited too long to get a reservation at any of our favorite restaurants...my bad...I was able to make it special. We spent time together, of course there were flowers involved, and a card, and I cooked. It was a lovely, loving evening. However, no matter what I did on Valentine’s Day it still pales in comparison to what this man does.

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St. Cecilia Jazz Series Presents Christian McBride Trio This Thursday

 

St. Cecilia Music Center proudly presents the Christian McBride Trio this Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. featuring one of the most dynamic bassists of his generation, Christian McBride. In concert, McBride combines his deft musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to an audience—a warm showmanship that transforms his own passion into infectious joy.

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Longest Married Couple Still in Love After 81 Years Together [Video]

Even eight decades after their wedding, Dale and Alice Rockey rarely go anywhere without holding hands.

At a special celebration honoring their 1933 wedding, the Olathe, Kansas, husband and wife were happy to show that they’re still very much in love.

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LaughFest Central Open Doors Monday at Grand Rapids Art Museum

LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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"Bobby the Morkie"
"Bobby the Morkie"
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Bobby Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

This is Bobby, a 1 and 1/2-year old Morkie!  What? A Morkie? Yes, a Morkie, or, better known as a Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dog. This hybrid was originally called the Yorktese, but is now more commonly called the Morkie. The Morkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkie and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

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MetLife Commercial Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes {Video]

There are so many heart-tugging stories out there. Yesterday, here on our website, we had the story of the father who decided to keep his Down Syndrome son instead of staying with his wife. She divorced him because he wouldn't give their son up. She's a real winner.

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The Best Flowers to Give a Woman

Valentine's Day is almost at hand.  And, guys, I know how challenging it can be to find the right gift for your sweetheart, especially flowers. If you're like me when I'm ordering flowers, they'll ask me what I want, and I begin to stammer!

So, here is a bit of a tutorial on flowers, courtesy of Ranker.com.

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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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