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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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Grand Rapids City High Middle Ranked Among “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”

Big CONGRATULATIONS to Grand Rapids City High Middle school.  City High Middle has been ranked the 21st most challenging high school in the Midwest by The Washington Post. It is ranked the 4th most challenging in the state and is among the top 2% of high schools in the country.

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Peyton Manning’s Graduation Speech at University of Virginia [VIDEO]

This is a must-watch video for you.  It's Peyton Manning's graduation speech to students at University Virginia.

Now, Peyton Manning may be a Denver Bronco who will best be remembered as a Colt, but for a few hours this past weekend he was a Cavalier.

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Amway co-founder Rich DeVos at Baker Book House Tonight

Amway co-founder Rich DeVos will host a final meet-the-author event to celebrate the release of his fifth book, "Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Co-founder of Amway.” DeVos will greet members of the public this evening, May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Baker Book House, located at 2768 East Paris Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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9-Month Pregnant Woman Lifts Weights [VIDEO]

When you're pregnant, especially 9-months pregnant, you do well just to waddle around.  Okay, I know, this is coming from a man, so I know from my wife only, but, hey, hero mothers should be honored, and the final months of any pregnancy is usually pretty tough.  That's why this story is so amazing. This woman can carry more than just a baby.

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ — Everything You Need to Know in 60 Seconds [Video]

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has a lot of moving parts -- it's based on a comic book, it combines both casts of the original 'X-Men' movie trilogy and that of 'First Class,' and there's some pretty unique time traveling going on -- so it's understandable if those unfamiliar with the franchise or the story get a bit lost. That's where we come in! We give you everything you need to know about 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in just 60 seconds.

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Hero “Cat” Saves Little Boy from Vicious dog [VIDEO]

 

Have you seen this video?  What an extraordinary story about a "hero" cat.  Fantastic!

 

The dog had escaped from it's yard when he attacked the little boy.  The boy is fine now, and the dog was captured, is in quarantine and probably destroyed after that period. A sad st

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Summer Music Camps at St. Cecilia Music Center

For 131 years St. Cecilia Music Center has upheld its mission of promoting the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of the residents of West Michigan. St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to support music programs for Youth and Adults from West Michigan offering participation in bands, orchestras, ensembles and music clubs, as well as, summer camps.

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