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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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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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John VanderHaagen
John VanderHaagen
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 24

This is the opening day for ArtPrize 2014.

Welcome to the festivities for the sixth annual event, which runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

As ArtPrize relates:
Definitely more of a 'day of events' than a single h

Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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ArtPrize 2014: GVSU’s Downtown Pew Campus Hosts Entries

Since ArtPrize’s inception, Grand Valley State University’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus has played host to artwork from around the world.

This year Grand Valley is hosting a collaborative piece with the University of Michigan that will be showcased at the Eberhard Center during the international art competition, September 24 through October 12.

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Ellie Goulding performance
Ellie Goulding performance
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ArtPrize 2014: Music Hub is St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center is the official ArtPrize music hub for ArtPrize 2014.

St. Cecilia Music Center is again also organizing the ArtPrize music busking sites at public places, with expanded locations for this year.

The busking sites will be in action from Sept. 25 (Thursday) to Oct. 4.

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