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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.
Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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Grand Valley State University is Green

 

Grand Valley State University has been named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the fifth year in a row. The university is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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Michael Buble Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 25

Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Grand Rapids with an 8 p.m. EST show at Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Gilda’s Club’s 3rd Annual Zumbathon is May 3

For the first time since the doors opened at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, both organizations will come together to Zumba® along with supporters of both cancer support organizations. Though this is the 3rd Annual ZUMBATHON, it’s the first time both organizations will benefit from the event, as the "meet in the middle".  It takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

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Van Andel Institute Honors Forest Hills Central High School Quartet for Fund-Raising Efforts [Video]

Four students from Forest Hills Central High School who raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Van Andel Institute's biomedical research and science education programs were recognized last week.

They received the second annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Award.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells is fun for Entire Family at Civic Theatre [VIDEO]

It's opening night tonight at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, for the delightful "Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells.  Plan on you and your family having a wonderful time.

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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