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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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Angela Weiss Getty Images Entertainment
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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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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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It’s a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Civic Theatre [Video]

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And, all of it is happening at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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Fulton Place/Seyferthpr
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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Getty Images
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Tim Horton’s Employee Treated by Students she Helps [Video]

I'm always looking for "good news" stories. I think we need feel-good news since all we hear on TV are the bad stories. It can get depressing. So, here is my "good news" for the day, about a woman in Canada.

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Andy Rent/Townsquare Media / "Hank"
Andy Rent/Townsquare Media / "Hank"
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Hank Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Hank, a 2-year-old Pit Bull/mix dog, came calling today.

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

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Frederic T Stevens/Getty Images
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St. Cecilia Music Center Hosting Fabulous Wine Tasting Benefit May 1st

All of West Michigan is invited to one of the best wine tastings of the year at St. Cecilia Music Center on Friday, May 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.

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